43 Facts About Geoff Johns


Geoffrey Johns was born on January 25,1973 and is an American comic book writer, screenwriter, and film and television producer.


Geoff Johns co-created the DC character Courtney Whitmore based on his deceased sister.


Geoff Johns expanded the Green Lantern mythology, adding in new concepts and co-creating numerous characters.


Geoff Johns served as Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment from 2010 to 2018 and as President and CCO from 2016 to 2018.


Geoff Johns is the co-founder and former co-chairman of DC Films and former co-runner of DC Extended Universe until 2018.


The franchise's highest-grossing film to date is Aquaman, written and produced by Geoff Johns, which earned over $1.15 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing DC film to date.


Geoff Johns was born January 25,1973, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Barbara and Fred Johns.


Geoff Johns is of half-Lebanese ancestry and grew up in the suburbs of Grosse Pointe and Clarkston.


Geoff Johns graduated from Michigan State in 1995, and then moved to Los Angeles, California.


In Los Angeles, Geoff Johns cold-called the office of director Richard Donner looking for an internship, and while Geoff Johns was being transferred to various people, Donner picked up the phone by accident, leading to a conversation and the internship.


Geoff Johns started off copying scripts, and after about two months, was hired as a production assistant for Donner, whom Geoff Johns regards as his mentor.


Geoff Johns expected to write comics "on the side", until he met David Goyer and James Robinson, who were working on JSA.


That same year, Geoff Johns became the regular writer on The Flash ongoing series with issue 164.


Geoff Johns co-wrote a Beast Boy limited series with Ben Raab in 2000 and crafted the "Return to Krypton" story arc in the Superman titles with Pasqual Ferry in 2002.


Geoff Johns was responsible for the return of Hal Jordan in 2005 as the writer of the Green Lantern: Rebirth mini-series and subsequent Green Lantern ongoing title.


Geoff Johns was the writer of the Infinite Crisis crossover limited series, a sequel to 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths.


Geoff Johns then reunited with Richard Donner on the "Last Son" storyline in Action Comics with Donner co-plotting the series with his former assistant.


That same year, Geoff Johns helmed the critically acclaimed "Sinestro Corps War" storyline in the Green Lantern titles.


Geoff Johns wrote the "Final Crisis" one-shot Rage of the Red Lanterns with artist Shane Davis and collaborated with Gary Frank on Action Comics.


Also in 2009, Geoff Johns teamed with artist Ethan Van Sciver on The Flash: Rebirth miniseries, which centered on the return of Barry Allen as the Flash and wrote the Blackest Night limited series.


On February 18,2010, Geoff Johns was named the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, which was established to expand the DC Comics brand across other media platforms.


Geoff Johns stated that the position would not affect his writing.


Geoff Johns then co-wrote the Brightest Day series with Peter Tomasi.


In 2013, after writing Green Lantern for nine years, Geoff Johns ended his run with issue 20 of the New 52 series, which was released May 22,2013.


DC Comics' All Access webcast announced on February 4,2014, that Geoff Johns would be writing the Superman series which would be drawn by John Romita Jr.


In May 2016, Geoff Johns was promoted to President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and reported to Diane Nelson, the President of DC Entertainment.


In June 2018, Geoff Johns stepped down from his executive role at DC Entertainment and entered into a writer and producer deal with Warner Bros.


Geoff Johns opened Mad Ghost Productions, a production company that works on film, television and comic books based on DC Comics properties.


In May 2020, Geoff Johns confirmed that the imprint is still in the works.


Geoff Johns served as a co-producer and creative consultant for the 2011 Green Lantern film directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds.


Geoff Johns was an executive producer on the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


In January 2018, after Justice League underperformed at the box office, Jon Berg was replaced by Walter Hamada as the head of DC Films, with Geoff Johns still working "closely" with Hamada on future productions.


In 2008, Geoff Johns wrote "Legion", the eleventh episode of the eighth season, in which he introduced the three core members of the Legion of Super-Heroes.


In 2006, Geoff Johns co-wrote the story for the Justice League Unlimited episode "Ancient History", which starred Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Shadow Thief, and Vixen.


Geoff Johns served as one of the writing staff on the television show.


Later that year, Geoff Johns teamed up with Matthew Senreich of Robot Chicken fame to write the screenplay for a holiday family-friendly movie titled Naughty or Nice for Dimension Films.


In 2012, Geoff Johns joined The CW's Green Arrow origin series Arrow, as a writer.


Geoff Johns first contributed to the first-season episode "Muse of Fire," which served as the introduction of The Huntress, the teleplay for which he co-wrote with executive producer Marc Guggenheim from a story by co-creator Andrew Kreisberg.


Later in the season, Geoff Johns wrote the sixteenth episode, "Dead to Rights".


In July 2018, Geoff Johns announced that he would be writing and executive-producing a DC Universe television series about Courtney Whitmore, a character that he created, titled Stargirl.


Geoff Johns's younger sister, Courtney, was a victim of the TWA Flight 800 crash.


Geoff Johns credits reading James Robinson's The Golden Age as the book responsible for his love of the characters featured in the book, and for his decision to accept writing duties on JSA.


Geoff Johns is a comic book retailer who co-owns Earth-2 Comics in Northridge, California, with Carr D'Angelo.