The Justice League goes to War in DC's New 52 animated universe

Thanks to the straight-to-home video Flashpoint movie, the new animated universe based on DC's New 52 relaunch is officially here. The first movie in this brand-new DCAU? Justice League: War, based on the first six issues of the Justice League comic by Geoff Johns — here's the trailer. » 10/28/13 2:20pm 10/28/13 2:20pm

Uh, did Geoff Johns just spoil the end of DC's Trinity War?

Justice League #22 comes out today, featuring the very beginning of DC's summer mega-event "Trinity War" (not to be confused with all those previously released "Prelude to Trinity War" issues). To celebrate it, DC released this Johns-narrated video which explains what "Trinity War" is... and then how it ends. The hell? » 7/10/13 2:40pm 7/10/13 2:40pm

Green Lantern stands tall in the cover to DC's Absolute Blackest Night

DC Comics is releasing the massive Absolute Edition of Geoff Johns' best-selling Blackest Night mega-event this Wednesday, and io9 is proud to reveal the book's true cover. » 7/08/13 2:45pm 7/08/13 2:45pm

9 Reasons Green Lanterns Are the Universe's Worst Protectors

This is the oath of the Green Lantern Corps: “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight!” It’s a lot better than “We are terrible at our job of being space cops,” but it’s less accurate, too, unfortunately. » 5/22/13 1:20pm 5/22/13 1:20pm

Geoff Johns says goodbye to Green Lantern in This Week’s Comics

Yes, after being in charge of Green Lantern for nearly a decade, revitalizing the title, and adding more to the DC universe mythos than anybody besides Jack Kirby, Geoff Johns has penned his final issue. Plus Godzilla, sex, a sword-wielding Little Red Riding Hood and more, all in this week’s comics! » 5/21/13 1:00pm 5/21/13 1:00pm

DC's Geoff Johns reveals if Arrow will ever fire the boxing glove arrow

Chief Creative Officer and comics writer extraordinaire Geoff Johns doesn't just write comics; he has also written TV episodes for shows based on comics. In fact, he's penned tonight's episode of the hit CW series Arrow, "Dead to Rights," in which Ollie must keep his mom from assassinating his best friend's dad as an… » 2/27/13 11:55am 2/27/13 11:55am

How Geoff Johns Changed Green Lantern Forever

Yesterday, a man retired. He is a man who has been idolized by many, and hated by others. This man was elected by men to rule a universe, to decide good and evil, right from wrong, and to guide his children in the light. I'm speaking, of course, of long-time Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns. What, did someone else… » 2/12/13 1:00pm 2/12/13 1:00pm

When Atrocitus says "Can't we all get along?" you know things have…

Check out a brand new preview from Red Lanterns #16, where Atrocitus recruits the most surprising army possible to fight a brand new galactic threat. If you've been following all the various Green Lantern comics lately, you'll know the superpowered blue aliens have created a new third army that has some very… » 1/25/13 10:36am 1/25/13 10:36am

How I Designed Batman's First Costume

For the graphic novel Batman: Earth One, illustrator Gary Frank (Supreme Power) collaborated with author Geoff Johns to tell the story of a younger Batman from an alternate reality trying his hand at crime-solving. Frank schooled io9 on his design philosophy for creating a costume for a Batman who has absolutely no… » 7/20/12 11:35am 7/20/12 11:35am

In this sneak preview of Aquaman, Black Manta goes nutzoid!

Here's a first look at the next week's issue of Aquaman, a series which sees author Geoff Johns delve into old animosities between the titular superhero and his arch-nemesis Black Manta. Here's an exclusive sneak peek at the first five pages of Aquaman #11, which hits stores next Wednesday, July 25. The synopsis: » 7/18/12 12:10pm 7/18/12 12:10pm

No New DC Comics Movies For "At Least 3 Years" Besides Batman and…

Marvel Entertainment is coming off a string of successful films, culminating in The Avengers — but meanwhile, its counterpart DC Entertainment can't get a non-Batman, non-Superman film off the ground. A new article in the L.A. Times reports that it will be "at least three years" before another DC movie hits our… » 7/11/12 7:30am 7/11/12 7:30am

15 years ago, a young Geoff Johns pitched his future Teen Titans plots…

Geoff Johns may be a bigwig over at DC Comics nowadays, but back in 1996, he was another Superboy reader staking out some real estate in the letters column. » 9/24/11 8:30am 9/24/11 8:30am

We have a very spoilery discussion about Justice League with Geoff…

At DC Comics' relaunch party in Times Square last night, we caught up with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, the creative team behind DC Comics' brand new Justice League comic. With Justice League hitting the stands today, io9 asked the creators about the issue's big reveals. Spoilers on! » 8/31/11 7:30am 8/31/11 7:30am

A beginner's guide to Green Lantern

Green Lantern is quite possibly the most fiendishly complicated of all the superheroes, surrounded by cosmic mythology, strange aliens, and convoluted backstory. But let us help you through the insanity with this beginner's guide to all things Green Lantern. » 6/16/11 4:30pm 6/16/11 4:30pm

What's up with DC Comics' dystopian reality series Flashpoint? Geoff…

io9 recently caught up with DC Comics architect Geoff Johns to discuss Flashpoint, the publisher's big summer series starring the Flash, a screwed-up timeline, and a truckload of weirdo superheroes saving the world. » 5/14/11 2:45pm 5/14/11 2:45pm

On Smallville, Blue Beetle's a scary monster and Booster Gold's a…

Yesterday's episode of Smallville, "Booster," introduced stalwart DC heroes Booster Gold and Blue Beetle to the show's universe. Even though this episode added doodly-squat to Smallville's end game, Booster Gold's celebrity superheroics and unapologetic campiness were a good fit for Smallville. » 4/23/11 9:45am 4/23/11 9:45am

This week's comics bring us the war on fear, teenage fire-starters, and…

In tomorrow's new comics, the God of Fear rises to wage war on the entire Marvel universe, Hellboy travels back to the 1970s, Batman faces two of the DC universe's heaviest hitters, and a classic John Constantine story returns. » 4/05/11 9:00am 4/05/11 9:00am

What's up with DC's next Blackest Night? Flash artist Francis Manapul…

This summer, DC kicks off Flashpoint, a line-wide alternate reality tale with The Flash at the center. We recently caught up Flash artist Francis Manapul and asked him what it's like to draw the Scarlet Speedster and what we can anticipate from DC's next big story. » 2/09/11 4:00pm 2/09/11 4:00pm

No plans for a Justice League movie, says Geoff Johns

Marvel's Avengers team-up film is generating mega-buzz, but DC has no plans to follow suit with the Justice League, Geoff Johns told NYCC. Because DC's characters are "bigger than Marvel's." He'd rather build them up separately than "smashing them together." Also, someone asked Johns about the possibility of a Flash… » 10/08/10 1:46pm 10/08/10 1:46pm

Learn how Superman, Wonder Woman and Scooby Doo will appear on Batman:…

Batman: The Brave and the Bold has done some pretty insane episodes so far, including the one where Bats was split into three people. But producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic tell io9 the weirdest episodes are yet to come. » 9/16/10 5:43pm 9/16/10 5:43pm