About the Author
Geoff Johns is a comic book and television writer, as well as a film and television producer. Born in Detroit in 1973, he studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. Johns is currently the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, a position he has held since 2010.
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It's hard to do this kind of ridiculous high-concept superheroing and not preserve at least a seedling of fun - "world's capitals disappear - avengers take over?" and there are a couple of good character moments, but they are weighed down by a lot of flat Pavlovian reflex writing (Cap lays down law, Tony is hothead, etc.) that was boring even at the time and now that the characters have (to a point) switched roled with "New Avengers" and the rest of it, it's clear just how misguided that division of roles was. So no big scores or spills on that arena, but what really makes this book wince-inducing is the cack-handed politics. "If you suspend the Maastricht treaty, you're giving up every economic and personal freedom the people of the European Union have fought for!" Like Paul O'Brien says, Americans: bless their American little hearts. Oh, and colourist: LURK MOAR. Yikes.