DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns will step down as writer of the company’s “Green Lantern” title, the Associated Press reports.
Johns has been the writer of “Green Lantern” since 2004, with the miniseries “Green Lantern: Rebirth.” May’s issue No. 20 will be Johns’ last.
“I’m really proud of all the stuff we’ve built with Green Lantern — from Larfleeze to the different corps,” Johns told the AP. “The universe has expanded and will live well past my run. It was more than just telling another story, but really giving back to the character by expanding and adding to their mythology.”
Johns will continue to be associated with some Green Lantern characters — Simon Baz is a featured character in “Justice League of America,” and Hal Jordan is still featured in “Justice League.” Johns tells the AP he’s going out with a bang.
“It was a very, very hard decision. I absolutely love these characters but I felt like I had a story line that really made sense and felt emotionally satisfying and felt very big and very epic.”
The final issue, Johns says, ties everything together.
“It really, for me, ties everything else and ends the Green Lantern saga,” Johns said of the 64-page issue No. 20. “This story — the way the story evolves — I think people will get a sense of finality from it.”
- Matt Price