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The Greatest Geoff Johns Stories Ever Told! – Voting

Here’s the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!

I’m doing a bit of a “Splash Page Tribute” for four days. I’ll be choosing two creators that were at the center of a “Top 10 Stories” debate between Chad and Tim (who do the Splash Page Podcast) (Warren Ellis was the first one) plus Chad and Tim are each going to pick one character for you to vote on!
Yesterday’s was Chad’s choice. Wait until you see who Tim picked!

Our next creator up for voting is Geoff Johns

Johns is best known for his work on Infinite Crisis, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, JSA, Blackest Night, Stars and STRIPE, Avengers, Booster Gold, 52, Teen Titans, Action Comics, Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, Day of Judgement and many more! He’s also DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer!

You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, May 11th to vote for your top ten favorite comic book stories written or co-written by Geoff Johns Your choices will be revealed on May 12th.

You vote by sending your top ten choices to bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest Geoff Johns Stories Ever Told Voting) by that time (you send your votes by e-mail, not in the comments to this piece).

Be sure to first click here to read about the rules and guidelines for the voting (so you don’t vote for stuff that is ineligible, like you can’t say “Geoff Johns’ first Flash run” for instance – you have to pick a specific arc or story).

I’d prefer you not share your votes in the comments section – please let’s keep it a surprise until the results go up. You can share your votes then if you’d like!

Have fun voting and be sure to check back May 12th to see the results!


Can we do a greatest Keith Giffen stories ever told?

There is not a great Johns story, just a bunch of nice ones intertwined with a lot of mediocre ones. Can we do a Worst Stories Ever Written By Geoff Johns?

1. Legion of Three Worlds
2. The Lightning Saga
3. Infinite Crisis
4. his short Legion of Super-Heroes run on Adventure Comics
5. Flash Rebirth

Man, didn’t people flip out when Tim Callahan did this for When World’s Colide?

I wanna see some flipping out! Yay, righteous anger!

Hmm… I think all of Geoff Johns’s best stories were in The Flash when Scott Kolins was drawing it.

You mean Geoff Johns the guy who pisses all over characters’ history and other writers’ work to fit his fan-fic stories, but when someone tries to alter one of “his” characters he whines behind thescenes until he gets his way? The guy is dangerously overrated and though I may be the only one, I think his new position could be a major problem down the line.

You mean Geoff Johns the guy who pisses all over characters’ history and other writers’ work to fit his fan-fic stories, but when someone tries to alter one of “his” characters he whines behind thescenes until he gets his way?

Nope, you must be thinking of someone else.

Captain Flash

May 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

This is going to be really, really, interesting. I’d also agree with Flash being his best work. The one prediction I know will happen is a 150+ comment thread when the results are announced, along with the most uses of the words “fan-fiction” ever.

I liked that one Avengers story that one time.

I just remembered that there were a handful of Geoff Johns comics that I liked, so I might be able to vote in this one.

This was an interesting exercise for me. Johns is like Bendis in the sense that there are a few stories of his that I like a lot, and then a bunch of stuff that bugs me.

I’m glad he brought Hal back, but I’m not wild about the stories themselves. His Superman stuff lost me a while ago, I really disliked his Titans run, and Infinite Crisis was a mess as a series unto itself.

But I do like his Booster Gold stories, and some of the stuff with the Rogues. Legion of Three Worlds wasn’t the most elegantly told story, but I enjoyed it as a Perezaganza Filling half the list with volumes of 52 feels a little like cheating, but I’m not going to say I didn’t.

His Hawkman was really good, I thought. His initial 2 storylines in Avengers weren’t that great, but after that I thought they got a lot better.

Wow…mixed bag. I admittedly initially loved his work on Flash when it came out; my problem is that a lot of his stuff since has been similarly themed and to my mind, rehashing of the same ground that he did on Flash, only with different characters (Lessee…make the hero’s classic villains more violent and bloodthirsty regardless of their actual histories? Check. Take the hero and then create a “family” of characters around him or her to be support, a kind of sub-team for the character? Check. Do the same for the villains? Check. Have all families fight in a bloodthirsty way? Check…).

I mean, it’s not a bad story, but after new rogues/old rogues in Flash, Black Marvel family , and all the corps that are now running around the DCU, could we move on?

Damn this is going to be tough, Johns has alot of great work from Flash to Stars and Stripes to JSA hell the guy is responsible for the last really good JLA story from DC. But in the end I think his Green Lantern work stands head and shoulders above everything else he’s done, Johns has a great grasp at bringing things back to their core concepts and getting rid of the garbage that nearly ruined the franchise in the 90’s. Unlike alot of the overated and ego maniac writers that people on here love to put on a pedestal the best thing about Johns and his work is that it’s ego free the guy for all his success is a fan first and it shows through his writting. While other’s are too busy trying to re-create what Alan Moore did years ago and show off how smart and intellectual they are while forgetting the simple fact that they are writting superhero comics not wannabe novel’s.

But what about the fans who want wannabe novels?

Superman VS. Brainiac

So where are the results it’s the 12’th isn’t it?.

So where are the results it’s the 12’th isn’t it?.

And it will be the 12th for another three hours.

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