CCI: Spotlight on Geoff Johns
Sometimes, what a person doesn't say reveals more than what he does say. That may well have been the case at the Geoff Johns Spotlight panel on Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. A slew of questions regarding Johns's plans for various DC Comics characters - dead, alive, and otherwise - were greeted with "no comments" that seemingly spoke volumes. However, Johns (and special guest Ethan Van Sciver) also offered straightforward and equally fascinating answers about his newly-announced "The Flash: Rebirth" project, his upcoming work with Green Lantern, Superman, and the Legion of Super-Heroes, and much more.
Once everyone was seated, DC Senior Editor Ian Sattler started the panel proper by introducing Johns as "One of the best comics writers of all time, and one of the best people that I know." He then walked the writer through his current and upcoming projects. First up was "Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds," Johns’s five-issue collaboration with artist George Pèrez in which every Legion incarnation ever battles Superboy-Prime, who in Johns's words "needs a big ass-kicking." Slated to begin in August, the series "is a lot more DCU-centric than people realize," Johns noted, promising that fans of Green Lantern, the Flash, the Teen Titans and other 21st century heroes would not be disappointed.