Geoff Johns


Geoff Johns Biography

Geoff Johns (born 1973) is an American comic book writer, best known for his work for DC Comics, where he has been Chief Creative Officer since February 2010, in particular for characters such as Green Lantern, The Flash and Superman. He is also a television writer, who has written episodes of Smallville, and a comic book retailer who co-owns Earth-2 Comics in Northridge, California with Carr D'Angelo and Jud Meyers.

Johns shares a writing studio, The Empath Magic Tree House, with writers Jeph Loeb and Allan Heinberg.

Early life

Johns was born in Detroit, Michigan, son of Barbara and Fred Johns of Clarkston, and grew up in the suburbs of Grosse Pointe and Clarkston. He is of half Lebanese ancestry. As a child, Johns and his brother first discovered comics through an old box of comics they found in their grandmother's attic, which included copies of Flash, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman from the 1960s and 1970s. Johns eventually began to patronize a comics shop in Traverse City, recalling that the first new comics he bought were Crisis on Infinite Earth #3 or 4 and Flash #348 or 349, as the latter was his favorite character. As Johns continued collecting comics, he gravitated toward DC Comics and later Vertigo Comics, and also drew comics. After graduating from Clarkston High School in 1991, he studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University. After graduating from Michigan State in 1995, Johns moved to Los Angeles, California.

Career

Film production and comics

In Los Angeles, Johns cold-called the office of director Richard Donner, whose films Johns adored, in particular The Goonies and the first two Superman films, which Johns felt captured the essence of that character, and were, in Johns' view, among the best films of all time. According to Johns, who called Donner's office for an internship, he was transferred until Donner picked up the phone by accident, leading to a conversation, and the internship Johns sought. Johns started off copying scripts, and after about two months, was hired as a runner, or production assistant for Donner, whom Johns regards as his mentor.

While working on production of Donner's 1997 film Conspiracy Theory, Johns visited New York City, where he met DC Comics personnel such as Eddie Berganza, reigniting his childhood interest in comics.

Berganza invited Johns to tour the DC Comics offices, and offered Johns the opportunity to pitch ideas, which led to Johns pitching Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., a book based on the second Star-Spangled Kid and her stepfather, to editor Chuck Kim a year later. Johns expected to write comics "on the side", until he met David Goyer and James Robinson, who were working on JSA. After looking at Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., Robinson offered Johns co-writing duties on JSA in 2000, and Johns credits both him and Mike Carlin with shepherding him into the comics industry. That same year, Johns also became the regular writer on the ongoing series The Flash. John's work on The Flash represents one example of his modeling of various elements in his stories after aspects of his birth town, explaining, "When I wrote 'The Flash', I turned Keystone City into Detroit, made it a car town. I make a lot of my characters from Detroit. I think self-made, blue-collar heroes represent Detroit. Wally West flash was like that. I took the inspiration of the city and the people there and used it in the books."

After writing The Avengers United in 2001 and Avengers Icons: The Vision in 2002 for Marvel Comics, Johns oversaw the re-launch of the Hawkman series and in 2003, and the re-launch of the DC title Teen Titans.

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, helming its critically acclaimed "Sinestro Corps War" storyline. Johns was also the writer of the DC Comics crossover storyline "Infinite Crisis" beginning in 2005, a sequel to 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths. Following this, Johns was one of four writers, with Mark Waid, Grant Morrison, and Greg Rucka, on the 2006-2007 weekly series 52.

In 2006, Johns reunited with Richard Donner on the Superman title Action Comics, with Donner co-plotting the series with his former assistant. In August 2007 Johns and cowriter Jeff Katz re-launched the new Booster Gold series. At the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics announced that Johns would be teamed with artist Ethan Van Sciver on the miniseries 2009 The Flash: Rebirth, which centered on the return of Barry Allen as the Flash. He also wrote the Final Crisis one-shot Rage of the Red Lanterns with artist Shane Davis, and is retold Superman's origin story with his former Action Comics artist Gary Frank in 2009's Superman: Secret Origin. Johns and Frank also collaborated on an original graphic novel starring Batman called Batman: Earth One, an out of continuity story, released in mid-2012, which served as the first in a series of graphic novels intended to redefine Batman.

Johns was named DC Comics' new Chief Creative Officer on February 18, 2010, a position that Johns stated will not affect his writing.

In a 2010 interview, Johns named Steve McNiven as an artist he hasn't yet worked with who he'd like to do so, J. Michael Straczynski's run on Thor as his then-favorite ongoing comic book, and The Flash as his favorite of all time, as he owns every issue of it. He also credits reading James Robinson's The Golden Age as the book responsible for his love for the characters in that book, and for his decision to accept writing duties on JSA.

In September 2011, following the conclusion of Johns' miniseries, Flashpoint, and the crossover storyline of the same name, DC Comics instituted a program called The New 52, in which the publisher cancelled all of its superhero titles and relaunched 52 new series with #1 issues, wiping out most of the then-current continuity. Johns and artist Jim Lee, DC Comics' Co-Publisher, were the architects of the relaunch, which was initiated with a new Justice League series, written and illustrated by Johns and Lee, respectively. The series' first story arc was a new origin of the Justice League, which depicted the return of DC's primary superheroes to the team. Johns' contributions to The New 52 also includes an ongoing Shazam! backup feature in Justice League that began with issue #7, as well as the relaunched Aquaman and Green Lantern monthly titles.

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

Television, film, and computer games

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

With Goyer, Johns co-wrote the pilot for the Spike TV television series Blade, which premiered in summer 2006. Johns served as one of the writing staff on the television show.

In the fall of 2006, 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. Johns and Senreich are also billed as directors of the movie, with actor/producer Seth Green set to provide a lead voice as well as serving as voice director on the film. This association also led to Johns contributing material to the fourth season of Robot Chicken.

"Recruit", a 2005 episode of Smallville, on which Johns' studio mate Jeph Loeb was a writer-producer, featured a villain by the name of Geoff Johns. In 2008, Johns wrote "Legion", the 11th episode of the eighth season, in which he introduced the three core members of the Legion of Superheroes. At Comic-con 2009 he announced that he was writing another Smallville episode, titled "Society," based on the Justice Society of America. The success of his first episode and the ambitious nature of his follow-up episode enabled the producers to transform it into a two-part story, which subsequently aired as a feature-length episode titled "Absolute Justice".

Johns is the principal writer of the DC Universe Online massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

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

Johns has worked on the CW television series Arrow, a modern retelling of the story of Green Arrow. He co-wrote the teleplay for the episode "Muse of Fire", featuring the Huntress, and fully wrote the episode "Dead to Rights."

Personal life

Johns lives in Los Angeles, near his fellow writers and collaborators James Robinson, Jeph Loeb and Sterling Gates.

His younger sister Courtney was among the 230 people who died on TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996. The DC Comics character Courtney Whitmore, whom Johns created, is based on her.

Bibliography

DC Comics

  • Star Spangled Comics (with Chris Weston, one-shot, 1999) collected in The Justice Society Returns (tpb, 256 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-4012-0090-7)
  • Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. (July 1999-September 2000)(with Chris Weston, Lee Moder and Scott Kolins, 1999-2000) collected as:
    • Volume 1 (collects #1-8, tpb, 192 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1390-1)
    • Volume 2 (collects #0 and 9-14, tpb, 192 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1631-5)
  • Day of Judgment #1-5 (with Matthew Dow Smith, 1999)
  • Day of Judgment Secret Files: "Faust's Epilogue" (with Jason Orfalas, 1999)
  • Secret Origins of Super-Villains 80-Page Giant #1: "Sorrow Even More" (with David S. Goyer and Phil Winslade, 1999)
  • Justice Society of America: (January 2000- November 2005, March 2006)
    • JSA:
      • Justice Be Done (tpb, 160 pages, 2000, ISBN 1-56389-620-6) includes:
      • Darkness Falls (tpb, 232 pages, 2001, ISBN 1-56389-739-3) collects:
        • "Justice, Like Lightning..." (with David S. Goyer and Marcos Martín, in #6, 2000)
        • "Darkness Falls" (with David S. Goyer and Stephen Sadowski, in #7-9, 2000)
        • "Wild Hunt" (with David S. Goyer and Stephen Sadowski, in #10, 2000)
        • "Split" (with David S. Goyer and Buzz Setzer, in #11-12, 2000)
        • "The Hunt for Extant" (with David S. Goyer and Stephen Sadowski, in #13-15, 2000)
      • "Sisters" (with Aldrin Aw, in Annual #1, 2000)
      • The Return of Hawkman (tpb, 256 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-912-4) collects:
        • "Injustice Be Done" (with David S. Goyer, Stephen Sadowski and Steve Yeowell, in #16-20, 2000-2001)
        • "Guardian Angels" (with David S. Goyer and Aldrin Aw, in #21, 2001)
        • "Lost Friends" (with David S. Goyer and Rags Morales, in #22, 2001)
        • "The Return of Hawkman" (with David S. Goyer and Stephen Sadowski, in #23-25, 2001)
      • JSA: Our Worlds at War: "The All-Stars" (with Javier Saltares, one-shot, 2001)
      • Fair Play (tpb, 176 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-56389-959-0) collects:
        • "Who Do You Trust?" (with Rags Morales, in #26, 2001)
        • "Thunderstruck" (with Rags Morales, in #27, 2001)
        • "Breaking Storms" (with David S. Goyer and Javier Saltares, in Secret Files #2, 2001)
        • "Face-Off" (with Stephen Sadowski, in #28, 2001)
        • "Joker: Last Laugh "? Kids" (with Peter Snejbjerg, in #29, 2001)
        • "Fair Play" (with Stephen Sadowski, in #30, 2002)
        • "Making Waves" (with Peter Snejbjerg, in #31, 2002)
      • Stealing Thunder (tpb, 176 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-56389-994-9) collects:
        • "Prologue" (with Peter Snejbjerg, in #32, 2002)
        • "Stealing Thunder" (with David S. Goyer, Keith Giffen and Leonard Kirk, in #33-37, 2002)
        • "Father's Day" (with David S. Goyer and Stephen Sadowski, in #38, 2002)
      • Savage Times (tpb, 168 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0253-5) collects:
        • "Power Crush" (with David S. Goyer and Patrick Gleason, in #39, 2002)
        • "...Do No Harm" (with Leonard Kirk, in #40, 2002)
        • "Yesterday's War" (with Leonard Kirk, in #41-44, 2002-2003)
        • "Princes of Darkness, Prologue" (with Leonard Kirk, in #45, 2003)
      • Princes of Darkness (tpb, 256 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0469-4) collects:
        • "Princes of Darkness" (with David S. Goyer, Sal Velluto and Leonard Kirk, in #46-50, 2003)
        • "Justice Eternity" (with Leonard Kirk, in #51, 2003)
        • "Brand New Day" (with Don Kramer, in #52-53, 2003)
        • "Virtue, Vice & Pumpkin Pie" (with Don Kramer, in #54, 2004)
        • "Be Good for Goodness Sake" (with Leonard Kirk, in #55, 2004)
      • Black Reign (tpb, 144 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0480-5) collects:
        • "Black Reign, Parts One, Three & Five" (with Don Kramer, in #56-58, 2004)
        • "Black Reign, Parts Two, Four & Six" (with Rags Morales, in Hawkman #23-25, 2004)
      • Lost (tpb, 208 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0722-7) collects:
        • "Time and Time and Time Again" (with Sean Phillips, in #59, 2004)
        • "Redemption Lost" (with Don Kramer and Tom Mandrake, in #60-62, 2004)
        • "Waking the Sandman" (with Jerry Ordway, in #63-64, 2004)
        • "Out of Time" (with Don Kramer, in #65-66, 2004)
        • "The Autopsy" (with Dave Gibbons, in #67, 2005)
      • Black Vengeance (tpb, 208 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0966-1) collects:
        • "JSA/JSA" (with Don Kramer, in #68-72, 2005)
        • "Black Vengeance" (with Don Kramer and Leonard Kirk, in #73-75, 2005)
      • Mixed Signals (tpb, 144 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0967-X) includes:
        • "In Search of..." (with David Lopez, in #76, 2005)
        • "Mixed Signals" (with Don Kramer, in #77, 2005)
        • "My Heroes" (with Dale Eaglesham, in #81, 2006)
    • JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice (with David S. Goyer and Carlos Pacheco, graphic novel, hc, 96 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-937-X)
    • JSA: All Stars #1-8 (with David S. Goyer, Sal Velluto, Phil Winslade, Barry Kitson, Mike McKone, Adam DeKraker, Stephen Sadowski, Michael Chabon, Michael Lark and Dave Ross, 2003-2004) collected as JSA: All Stars (tpb, 208 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0219-5)
    • JSA Classified #1-4 (with Amanda Conner, 2005) collected in Power Girl (tpb, 176 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0968-8)
    • Justice Society of America: (February 2007- June 2009)
      • The Next Age (hc, 144 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1444-4; tpb, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1585-8) collects:
        • "The Next Age" (with Dale Eaglesham, in #1-4, 2007)
      • Justice League of America: The Lightning Saga (hc, 224 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1652-8; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1869-5) includes:
        • "Dreams and Fire" (with Fernando Pasarin, in #5, 2007)
        • "Three Worlds" (with Dale Eaglesham, in #6, 2007)
      • Thy Kingdom Come, Volume 1 (hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1690-0; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1741-9) collects:
        • "Indestructible" (with Dale Eaglesham, in #7, 2007)
        • "Belles & Whistles" (with Fernando Pasarin, in #8, 2007)
        • "Prologue" (with Dale Eaglesham, in #9, 2007)
        • "Thy Kingdom Come, Parts 1-3" (with Alex Ross and Dale Eaglesham, in #10-12, 2007-2008)
      • Thy Kingdom Come, Volume 2 (hc, 192 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1914-4; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1946-2) collects:
        • "Thy Kingdom Come, Parts 4-6" (with Alex Ross, Fernando Pasarin and Dale Eaglesham, in #13-15, 2008)
        • "One World, Under Gog, Parts 1-3" (with Alex Ross, Fernando Pasarin, Dale Eaglesham and Jerry Ordway, in #16-18, 2008)
        • "Earth 2" (with Jerry Ordway, in Annual #1, 2008)
      • Thy Kingdom Come, Volume 3 (hc, 224 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2166-1; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2167-X) includes:
        • "One World, Under Gog, Parts 4-7" (with Alex Ross, Fernando Pasarin, Dale Eaglesham and Jerry Ordway, in #19-22, 2008-2009)
        • JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog (with Peter Tomasi, Scott Kolins and Fernando Pasarin, one-shot, 2009)
        • JSA Kingdom Come Special: The Kingdom (with Alex Ross and Fernando Pasarin, one-shot, 2009)
      • Black Adam and Isis (hc, 160 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2530-6; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2531-4) includes:
        • "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" (with Jerry Ordway, in #23-25, 2009)
        • "Black Adam Ruined My Birthday!" (with Dale Eaglesham, Stephen Sadowski and Peter Snejbjerg, in #26, 2009)
  • Teen Titans:
    • The Titans Annual #1: "The Way of the Warrior/Immortal Justice: The Legacy of Bushido" (with Ben Raab, Josue Rivera and Rick Mays, 2000)
    • Sins of Youth: Starwoman and the JSA Jr.: "Stars and Tykes" (with Drew Johnson, one-shot, 2000) collected in Young Justice: Sins of Youth (tpb, 320 pages, 2000, ISBN 1-56389-748-2)
    • Teen Titans: (September 2003-June & October 2007)
      • Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Omnibus Volume 1 (hc, 560 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3319-8) collects:
        • "Teen Titans" (with Mike McKone, in #1, 2003)
        • "Child's Play" (with Mike McKone, in #2, 2003)
        • "A Kid's Game" (with Mike McKone, in #3, 2003)
        • "Breaking the Rules" (with Mike McKone, in #4, 2003)
        • "A Day After..." (with Judd Winick, Carlo Barberi and Ivan Reis, in Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files #1, 2003)
        • "Clash of the Teen Titans!" (with Mike McKone, in #5, 2004)
        • "War and Peace" (with Mike McKone, in #6, 2004)
        • "Wednesday" (with Tom Grummett, in #7, 2004)
        • "Family Lost" (with Tom Grummett, in #8, 2004)
        • "Raven Rising" (with Mike McKone, in #9-14, 2004)
        • "Beast Boys & Girls" (with Tom Grummett, in #13-15, 2004)
        • "The Ravager" (with Ivan Reis, in #1/2, 2004)
        • "Passenger 15B" (with Ben Raab and Josue Rivera, in Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant #2, 1999)
        • "Shifting Gears" (with Ben Raab and Georges Jeanty, in Titans Secret Files #2, 2000)
        • Beast Boy #1-4 (with Ben Raab and Josue Rivera, 2000)
      • The Future is Now (tpb, 224 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0475-9) collects:
        • "Superboy and the Legion, Part One" (with Mike McKone, in #16, 2004)
        • "Superboy and the Legion, Part Two" (with Mark Waid, Joe Prado and Ivan Reis, in Teen Titans/Legion Special, one-shot, 2004)
        • "Titans Tomorrow" (with Mike McKone, in #17-19, 2005)
        • "Hiding" (with Tom Grummett, in #20, 2005)
        • "Lights Out" (with Mike McKone, in #21-23, 2005)
      • Teen Titans/Outsiders: The Insiders (tpb, 144 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0926-2) includes:
        • "The Insiders, Parts One & Three" (with Matthew Clark, in #24-25, 2005)
        • "Soul Searching" (with Tony Daniel, in #26, 2005)
      • Life and Death (tpb, 208 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0978-5) includes:
        • "Life and Death" (with Tony Daniel, in #29, 2005)
        • "Lost and Found" (with Tony Daniel and Todd Nauck, in #30-31, 2006)
        • "Doom's Day" (with Todd Nauck, in #32, 2006)
        • "The Brave and the Bold" (with Marv Wolfman and Todd Nauck, in #33, 2006)
        • "Love & War" (with Marv Wolfman, Dale Eaglesham, Ed Benes, Tom Grindberg and Elton Ramalho, in Annual #1, 2006)
      • Titans Around the World (tpb, 192 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1217-4) collects:
        • "The New Teen Titans" (with Tony Daniel, in #34-37, 2006)
        • "Titans Around the World" (with Carlos Ferreira, Tony Daniel, Ryan Benjamin and Paco Diaz, in #35-41, 2006-2007)
      • Titans East (tpb, 144 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1447-9) collects:
        • "Devil May Care" (with Peter Snejbjerg, in #42, 2007)
        • "Titans East" (with Adam Beechen, Tony Daniel and Alejandro Barrionuevo, in #43-46, 2007)
        • "Of Clowns and Clones" (with Chris Batista, in #47, 2007)
      • Titans of Tomorrow (tpb, 144 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1807-5) includes:
        • "Friday Night Lights" (with Mike McKone, in #50, 2007)
  • The Flash: (September 2000-October 2005)
    • Impulse #61: "The Sidekick Swap" (with Eric Battle and Mariko Shindo, 2000)
    • The Flash v2:
      • Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus Volume 1 (hc, 448 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3068-7) collects:
        • "Wonderland" (with Angel Unzueta, in #164-169, 2000-2001)
        • "Blood Will Run" (with Scott Kolins, in #170-173, 2001)
        • "Moving Right Along" (with Scott Kolins, in #174, 2001)
        • "Birth Right" (with Scott Kolins, in #175-176, 2001)
        • The Flash: Iron Heights (with Ethan van Sciver, one-shot, 2001)
        • The Flash: Our Worlds at War (with Angel Unzueta, one-shot, 2001)
        • "Rogues" (with Scott Kolins, in Secret Files #3, 2001)
      • Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus Volume 2 (hc, 648 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3391-0) collects:
        • "Event Horizon" (with Scott Kolins, in #177, 2001)
        • "Caged" (with Scott Kolins, in #178, 2001)
        • "Joker: Last Laugh "? Smile for the Camera" (with Scott Kolins, in #179, 2001)
        • "Peekaboo" (with Scott Kolins, in #180, 2002)
        • "Fallout" (with Scott Kolins, in #181, 2002)
        • "Absolute Zero" (with Scott Kolins, in #182, 2002)
        • "Crossfire" (with Scott Kolins, in #183-188, 2002)
        • "Messengers" (with Rick Burchett, in #189, 2002)
        • "Rat Race" (with Josue Rivera, in #190, 2002)
        • "The Brave and the Beaten" (with Scott Kolins, in #191, 2002)
        • "Run Riot" (with Scott Kolins, in #192-194, 2003)
        • "Off Balance" (with Scott Kolins, in #195, 2003)
        • "Helpless" (with Phil Winslade, in #196, 2003)
        • "Blitz" (with Scott Kolins, in #197-200, 2003)
        • DC First: Superman/Flash (with Rick Burchett, one-shot, 2002)
      • Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus Volume 3 (hc, 640 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3717-7) collects:
        • "Ignition" (with Alberto C. Dose and Howard Porter, in #201-206, 2003-2004)
        • "Rush Hour" (with Howard Porter, in #207-208, 2004)
        • "Fast Friends" (with Howard Porter, in #209, 2004)
        • "Reconnected" (with Howard Porter, in #210, 2004)
        • "Animal House" (with Howard Porter, in #211, 2004)
        • "Mirror, rorriM on the Wall" (with Steven Cummings, in #212, 2004)
        • "Sins of the Father" (with Howard Porter, in #213-216, 2004-2005)
        • "Post-Crisis" (with Howard Porter, in #217, 2005)
        • "Rogue Profile: Heatwave" (with Peter Snejbjerg, in #218, 2005)
        • "Truth or Dare, Part One" (with Josue Rivera, in #219, 2005)
        • "Rogue War Prologue" (with Josue Rivera, in #1/2, 2005)
        • "Rogue War" (with Howard Porter, in #220-225, 2005)
    • Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #1-3 (with Scott Kolins, 2008) collected as Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge (hc, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2333-8; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2334-6)
    • The Flash v3: (June 2010-July 2011)
      • Rebirth (hc, 168 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2568-3; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3001-6) collects:
        • The Flash: Rebirth #1-6 (with Ethan van Sciver, 2009-2010)
      • The Dastardly Death of the Rogues (hc, 228 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2970-0; tpb, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3195-0) collects:
        • "Running to the Past" (with Scott Kolins, in Secret Files and Origins #1, 2010)
        • "Case One: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues" (with Francis Manapul and Scott Kolins, in #1-6, 2010-2011)
        • "What Goes Around, Comes Around" (with Scott Kolins, in #7, 2011)
      • The Road to Flashpoint (hc, 120 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3279-5) collects:
        • "Reverse-Flash: Rebirth" (with Scott Kolins, in #8, 2011)
        • "Case Two: The Road to Flashpoint" (with Francis Manapul and Scott Kolins, in #9-12, 2011)
      • Flashpoint (hc, 176 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3337-6) collects:
        • Flashpoint #1-5 (with Andy Kubert, 2011)
  • Silver Age: Showcase: "Showcase Presents the 7 Soldiers of Victory" (with Dick Giordano, one-shot, 2000)
  • 9-11 Volume 2: "A Burning Hate" (with David S. Goyer and Humberto Ramos, graphic novel, tpb, 224 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-878-0)
  • Superman:
    • Superman: The Man of Steel: (February 2002, February 2003)
      • "Diamonds and Steel" (with Todd Nauck, in #121, 2002)
      • "Lost Hearts, Part Three: Giving In" (with Tom Derenick, in #133, 2003)
    • Superman: (September 2002
      • "What Can One Icon Do?" (with Jeph Loeb and Ariel Olivetti, in #179, 2002)
      • "The House of Dracula" (with Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill, in #180, 2002)
      • Return to Krypton (tpb, 208 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0194-6) includes:
        • "Rising Son" (with Pasqual Ferry, in #184, 2002)
      • Superman Returns: The Movie and Other Tales of the Man of Steel (tpb, 168 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0950-5) includes:
        • "The Second Landing" (with Brent Anderson, in #185, 2002)
      • Ending Battle (tpb, 192 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2259-5) includes:
        • "Morning Twilight" (with Pasqual Ferry, in #186, 2002)
        • "After School Special" (with Pasqual Ferry, in #187, 2002)
      • "Lost Hearts, Part One: Lost" (with Pasqual Ferry, in #189, 2003)
    • Action Comics: (May - August & December 2006, January-February, July-August October-December 2007, January 2008-March 2009, June 2011)
      • Up, Up and Away! (tpb, 192 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0954-8) collects:
        • "Up, Up and Away!, Parts One, Three, Five & Seven" (with Kurt Busiek and Pete Woods, in Superman #650-653, 2006)
        • "Up, Up and Away!, Parts Two, Four, Six & Eight" (with Kurt Busiek, Pete Woods and Renato Guedes, in #837-840, 2006)
      • Beyond Good and Evil (tpb, 168 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1850-4) includes:
        • "Family" (with Kurt Busiek and Renato Guedes, in #850, 2006)
      • Last Son (hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1343-X; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1586-6) collects:
        • "Last Son" (with Richard Donner and Adam Kubert, in #844-846, 851 & Annual #11, 2006-2008)
      • Escape from Bizarro World (hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1794-X; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2033-9) collects:
        • "Escape from Bizarro World" (with Richard Donner and Eric Powell, in #855-857, 2007)
      • Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes (hc, 168 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1819-9; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1904-7) collects:
        • "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" (with Gary Frank, in #858-863, 2008)
      • "Batman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" (with Joe Prado, in #864, 2008)
      • World's Finest (tpb, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2797-X) includes:
        • "The Terrible Toyman" (with Jesus Merino, in #865, 2008)
      • Brainiac (hc, 128 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2087-8; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2088-6) collects:
        • "Brainiac" (with Gary Frank, in #866-870, 2008)
      • New Krypton, Volume 1 (hc, 176 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2329-X; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2330-3) includes:
        • "New Krypton, Part Four: Beyond Doomsday" (with Pete Woods, in #871, 2009)
        • Superman: New Krypton Special (with Sterling Gates, James Robinson and Gary Frank, 2008)
      • New Krypton, Volume 2 (hc, 160 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2319-2; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2320-6) includes:
        • "New Krypton, Part Seven: Brainiac Lives" (with Pete Woods, in #872, 2009)
        • "New Krypton, Part Ten: Birth of a Nation" (with Pete Woods and Renato Guedes, in #873, 2009)
      • New Krypton, Volume 3 (hc, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2636-1; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2637-X) includes:
        • "The Many Deaths of Superman" (with Richard Donner and Art Adams, in Annual #10, 2007)
        • "Who is Clark Kent's Big Brother?" (with Richard Donner and Eric Wight, in Annual #10, 2007)
        • "Mystery Under the Blue Sun" (with Richard Donner and Joe Kubert, in Annual #10, 2007)
        • "Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude" (with Richard Donner and Phil Jimenez, in Annual #10, 2007)
        • "The Criminals of Krypton" (with Richard Donner and Rags Morales, in Annual #10, 2007)
        • "Superman's Top 10 Most Wanted" (with Richard Donner and Tony Daniel, in Annual #10, 2007)
        • "The Deadliest Forms of Kryptonite" (with Richard Donner and Gary Frank, in Annual #10, 2007)
      • "Friday Night in the 21st Century" (with Gary Frank, in #900, 2011)
    • Superman: Secret Origin #1-6 (with Gary Frank, 2009-2010) collected as Superman: Secret Origin (hc, 224 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2697-3; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3299-X)
    • Adventure Comics #0-3, 5-6 (with Francis Manapul, 2009-2010) collected as Superboy: The Boy of Steel (hc, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2772-4; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2773-2)
  • Hawkman #1-6, 8-25 (with James Robinson, Rags Morales, Patrick Gleason, Ethan van Sciver, Don Kramer, José Luis García-López and Scot Eaton, 2002-2004) collected in Hawkman Omnibus Volume 1 (hc, 688 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3222-1) (May- October & December 2002,January 2003-April 2003)
  • Hawkman Secret Files and Origins: "Hidden Past, Hidden Future" (with Patrick Gleason, 2002) collected in Hawkman Omnibus Volume 1 (hc, 688 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3222-1)?
  • Batman:
    • Batman #606-607: "Death Wish for Two" (with Ed Brubaker and Scott McDaniel, 2002) collected in Bruce Wayne: Fugitive Volume 3 (tpb, 176 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-4012-0079-6)
    • Batman: Gotham Knights #49: "Fear is the Key" (with Tommy Castillo, 2004) collected in Batman: Black and White Volume 3 (hc, 288 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1531-9; tpb, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1354-5)
    • DC Comics Presents: Batman: "Batman of Two Worlds" (with Carmine Infantino, one-shot, 2004)
    • Batman: Earth One (with Gary Frank, graphic novel, hc, 128 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3208-6)
  • Green Lantern:
    • Rebirth #1-6 (with Ethan van Sciver, 2004-2005) collected as GL:R (hc, 176 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0710-3; tpb, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-0465-1)
    • Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1-5 (with Dave Gibbons and Patrick Gleason, 2005-2006) collected as GLC:R (tpb, 160 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0962-9)
    • Green Lantern v4: (July 2005-Augest 2011)
      • No Fear (hc, 176 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0466-X; tpb, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1058-9) collects:
        • "Flight" (with Darwyn Cooke, in Secret Files and Origins #1, 2005)
        • "Airborne" (with Ethan van Sciver and Carlos Pacheco, in #1, 2005)
        • "No Fear" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #2, 2005)
        • "Flight Delay" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #3, 2005)
        • "Alienated" (with Ethan van Sciver, in #4, 2005)
        • "Feeding Frenzy" (with Ethan van Sciver, in #5, 2005)
        • "Black Sheep" (with Simone Bianchi, in #6, 2006)
      • Revenge of the Green Lanterns (hc, 176 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1167-4; tpb, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-0960-2) collects:
        • "A Perfect Life" (with Carlos Pacheco, in #7-8, 2006)
        • "Branded" (with Ethan van Sciver, in #9, 2006)
        • "Revenge of the Green Lanterns" (with Ivan Reis, in #10-13, 2006)
      • Wanted: Hal Jordan (hc, 144 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1339-1; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1590-4) collects:
        • "Wanted: Hal Jordan" (with Ethan van Sciver and Carlos Pacheco, in #14-17, 2006-2007)
        • "Mystery of the Star Sapphire" (with Daniel Acuña, in #18-20, 2007)
      • The Sinestro Corps War, Volume 1 (hc, 176 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1650-1; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1870-9) includes:
        • "Sinestro Corps War Prologue: The Second Rebirth" (with Ethan van Sciver, in Sinestro Corps Special #1, 2007)
        • "Sinestro Corps War, Parts Two, Four & Six" (with Ivan Reis, in #21-23, 2007)
      • The Sinestro Corps War, Volume 2 (hc, 192 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1800-8; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2036-3) includes:
        • "Sinestro Corps War, Parts Eight & Eleven" (with Ivan Reis and Ethan van Sciver, in #24-25, 2007-2008)
      • Tales of the Sinestro Corps (hc, 200 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1801-6; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2326-5) includes:
        • "The Greatest Once, the Greatest Again" (with Dave Gibbons, in Sinestro Corps Special #1, 2008)
        • "Despotellis Spreads Fear" (with Dave Gibbons, co-feature, in #18, 2007)
        • "Never Alone Again" (with Dave Gibbons, co-feature, in #19, 2007)
        • "The Fear Within" (with Dave Gibbons, co-feature, in #20, 2007)
      • Secret Origin (hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1990-X; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2017-7) collects:
        • "Secret Origin" (with Ivan Reis, in #29-35, 2008)
      • Rage of the Red Lanterns (hc, 176 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2301-X; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2302-8) collects:
        • "Sinestro Corps War Epilogue: The Alpha Lanterns" (with Mike McKone, in #26-28, 2008)
        • Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns (with Shane Davis, one-shot, 2008)
        • "Rage of the Red Lanterns" (with Ivan Reis, in #36-38, 2009)
      • Agent Orange (hc, 128 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2421-0; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2420-2) collects:
        • "Agent Orange" (with Philip Tan and Eddy Barrows, in #39-42, 2009)
    • Blackest Night:
      • Blackest Night (hc, 304 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2693-0; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2953-0) collects:
        • Blackest Night #0-8 (with Ivan Reis, 2009-2010)
      • Blackest Night: Green Lantern (hc, 272 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2786-4; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2952-2) collects:
        • Green Lantern v4 #43-52 (with Doug Mahnke, Ed Benes and Marcos Marz, 2009-2010)
      • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (hc, 176 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2790-2; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2807-0) includes:
        • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1-3 (with Peter Tomasi, Jerry Ordway, Doug Mahnke, Rags Morales, Eddy Barrows and Gene Ha, 2009)
        • Green Lantern v4 #49: "The Birth of Nekron" (with Jerry Ordway, co-feature, 2010)
      • Rise of the Black Lanterns (hc, 256 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2789-9; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2806-2) includes:
        • Blackest Night: The Atom and Hawkman #46: "Bye Bye Birdie!" (with Ryan Sook, 2010)
      • Black Lantern Corps Volume 2 (hc, 240 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2785-6; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2803-8) includes:
        • Blackest Night: Flash #1-3 (with Scott Kolins, 2009-2010)
    • Brightest Day:
      • Brightest Day Volume 1 (hc, 256 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2966-2; tpb, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3276-0) collects:
        • Brightest Day #0-7 (with Peter Tomasi and Ivan Reis, 2010)
      • Brightest Day Volume 2 (hc, 240 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3083-0) collects:
        • Brightest Day #8-16 (with Peter Tomasi and Ivan Reis, 2010-2011)
      • Brightest Day Volume 3 (hc, 280 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3216-7) collects:
        • Brightest Day #17-24 (with Peter Tomasi and Ivan Reis, 2011)
      • Green Lantern: Brightest Day (hc, 256 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3181-0) collects:
        • Green Lantern v4 #53-62 (with Doug Mahnke, 2010-2011)
      • War of the Green Lanterns (hc, 240 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3234-5) includes:
        • Green Lantern v4 #63-67 (with Doug Mahnke, 2011)
    • Green Lantern: Larfleeze Christmas Special: "Aren't Orange You Glad It's Christmas?!" (with Brett Booth, 2011)
    • Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Hal Jordan: "Being Human" (with Greg Berlanti and Jerry Ordway, one-shot, 2011)
    • Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Sinestro: "The Chosen One" (with Michael Goldenberg and Jerry Ordway, one-shot, 2011)
    • Green Lantern v5: (September 2011-May 2013)
      • Sinestro: Rebirth (hc, 160 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3454-2) collects:
        • "Sinestro" (with Doug Mahnke, in #1-5, 2011-2012)
        • "The Other Hero" (with Mike Choi, in #6, 2012)
  • Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 (with Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Ed Benes, Rags Morales, Ivan Reis, Phil Jimenez and Jesus Saiz, 2005)
  • JLA:
    • "Crisis of Conscience" with Allan Heinberg and Chris Batista, in #115-119, 2005 (tpb, 126 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0963-7)
  • Infinite Crisis #1-7 (with Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis and Joe Bennett, 2005-2006) collected as Infinite Crisis (hc, 264 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0959-9; tpb, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1060-0)
  • 52 (with Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid, 2006-2007) collected as:
    • Volume 1 (collects #1-13, tpb, 304 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1353-7)
    • Volume 2 (collects #14-26, tpb, 304 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1364-2)
    • Volume 3 (collects #27-39, tpb, 304 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1443-6)
    • Volume 4 (collects #40-52, tpb, 326 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1486-X)
  • Booster Gold (April 2008-Augest 2009) (with Jeff Katz and Dan Jurgens, 2007-2008) collected as:
    • 52 Pick-Up (collects #1-6, hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1787-7; tpb, 2009, 1-4012-2006-1)
    • Blue & Gold (collects #0, 7-10 and 1,000,000, hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1956-X; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-84576-970-8)
  • Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #1-5 (with George Pérez, 2008-2009) collected as Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (hc, 176 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2324-9; tpb, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2325-7)
  • Justice League
    • "Origin" (with Jim Lee, #1-6, hc, 192 pages, 2012, ISBN 1401237886)
    • "The Villain's Journey (with Jim Lee, #7-12, hc, 160 pages, 2013, ISBN 1401237649)
    • "Throne of Atlantis" (with Tony Daniel, Ivan Reis, and Paul Pelletier, #13-17 and Aquaman #14-16, hc, 192 pages, 2013, ISBN 1401242405)
  • Justice League of America
    • "World's Most Dangerous"" (with David Finch, #1-7, hc, 224 pages, 2013, ISBN 1401242367)
  • Aquaman
    • "The Trench" (with Ivan Reis, #1-6, hc, 144 pages, 2012, ISBN 1401235514)
    • "The Others" (with Ivan Reis, #7-13 and #0, hc, 160 pages, 2013, ISBN 140124016X)

Marvel Comics

  • Ultimate X-Men #1/2: "Burial Service" (with Aaron Lopresti, 2002) collected in Ultimate X-Men Volume 6 (hc, 256 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2104-8)
  • Morlocks #1-4 (with Shawn Martinbrough, 2002)
  • The Thing: Freakshow #1-4 (with Scott Kolins, 2002) collected in The Thing: Freakshow (tpb, 144 pages, 2005, ISBN 0-7851-1911-6)
  • Icons: Vision #1-4 (with Ivan Reis, 2002) collected as The Vision: Yesterday and Tomorrow (tpb, 120 pages, 2005, ISBN 0-7851-1912-4)
  • The Avengers:
    • World Trust (hc, 120 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4473-0; tpb, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1080-1) collects:
      • "New Alliances" (with Kieron Dwyer, in #57, 2002)
      • "Assembled" (with Kieron Dwyer, in #58, 2002)
      • "Friends and Enemies" (with Kieron Dwyer, in #59, 2002)
      • "Chaos and Order" (with Kieron Dwyer, in #60, 2003)
      • "The Powers That Be!" (with Gary Frank, in #61, 2003)
    • Standoff (hc, 120 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4467-6) includes:
      • "Broken Hearts" (with Gary Frank, in #62, 2003)
      • "Standoff, Part Three" (with Alan Davis, in #63, 2003)
      • "Sight Unseen" (with Ivan Reis, in #64, 2003)
    • Red Zone (hc, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4466-8; tpb, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1099-2) collects:
      • "Red Zone" (with Olivier Coipel, in #65-70, 2003)
    • The Search for She-Hulk (hc, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4472-2; tpb, 2004, ISBN 0-7851-1202-2) collects:
      • "Whirlwinds" (with Stephen Sadowski, in #71, 2003)
      • "The Search for She-Hulk" (with Scott Kolins, in #72-75, 2003-2004)
      • "Full House" (with Stephen Sadowski, in #76, 2004)

Other US publishers

  • Les Humanoïdes Associés:
    • Métal Hurlant #2: "Red Light" (with Christian Gossett, 2002)
    • Olympus (with Kris Grimminger and Butch Guice, graphic novel, tpb, 112 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0643-3)
  • Top Cow:
    • Tomb Raider: Scarface's Treasure (with Mark Texeira, one-shot, 2003)
    • Witchblade #67: "LXVII" (with Kris Grimminger and Scott Benefiel, 2003)
  • Noble Causes: Extended Family #1: "Tempter, Temper" (with Brent David McKee, Image, 2003) collected in Noble Causes Archives Volume 2 (tpb, 598 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-58240-931-5)
  • Aspen MLT:
    • Ekos #0: "Preview" (with Michael Turner, 2003)
    • Michael Turner Presents: Aspen #1-3 (with Michael Turner, 2003)
  • B.P.R.D.: Night Train (with Scott Kolins, Dark Horse, one-shot, 2003) collected in B.P.R.D.: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories (tpb, 128 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-59307-132-9)
  • Wildstorm:
    • Eye of the Storm Annual: "Time to Kill" (with Jason Pearson, 2003)
    • The Possessed #1-6 (with Kris Grimminger and Liam Sharp, Cliffhanger, 2003) collected as Possessed (tpb, 144 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0292-6)
    • Tom Strong #25: "Tom Strong's Pal Wally Willoughby" (with John Paul Leon, America's Best Comics, 2004) collected in Book Four (hc, 160 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-84576-093-X; tpb, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0572-0)

Awards and recognition

  • 2005 Wizard Fan Award for Best Writer (for Flash, Infinite Crisis, Green Lantern and Teen Titans)
  • 2006 Wizard Fan Award for Best Writer (for Infinite Crisis)
  • 2008 Project Fanboy Award for Best Writer
  • 2009 Project Fanboy Award for Best Writer
  • 2009 Spike TV Scream Award for Best Comic Book Writer
  • 2010 Spike TV Scream Award for Best Comic Book Writer (for Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Flash and Green Lantern)



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