Alumni 2015

Geoff Johns


Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular contemporary comic book writers and also serves as Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment (DCE).

As Chief Creative Officer, Johns is charged with leading all creative efforts to fully integrate DC Entertainment’s rich portfolio of characters and stories from iconic brands such as DC Comics (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice League), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD across all media. As part of these efforts, Johns works closely with DCE’s Franchise Management team and fellow Warner Bros. colleagues to develop cross-promotional support for DCE properties.

Since assuming this post, Johns, in partnership with various Warner Bros. divisions, has helmed many of the comic book publisher’s greatest multimedia successes, including blockbuster video games such as the Batman: Arkham series; the development of new television projects: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, iZombie and Lucifer; as well as hugely popular feature films such as Man of Steel and the highly anticipated first-ever Batman-Superman pairing, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

As a world-renowned and award-winning writer, Johns has written many of the comic book industry’s most popular stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Teen Titans, and the Justice League. Furthermore, Johns is the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, BLACKEST NIGHT and BATMAN: EARTH ONE.

Besides comics, Johns has written for various other media, including the acclaimed “Legion” episode of Smallville and the fourth season of Robot Chicken. Most recently, Johns has written several highly regarded episodes of Arrow and The Flash such as “Muse on Fire” (Arrow), “Dead to Writes” (Arrow) and “Going Rogue” (The Flash).

Johns began his career writing STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. and creating Stargirl for DC Comics. He received the Wizard Fan Award for Breakout Talent of 2002 and Writer of the Year for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as the CBG Writer of the Year 2003 through 2005 and 2007 and 2008, and CBG Best Comic Book Series for JSA 2001 through 2005.

Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he worked as an intern and later an assistant for film director Richard Donner, whose credits include Superman: The Movie, Lethal Weapon 4 and Conspiracy Theory.

Johns currently resides in Los Angeles, California.