It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it has been confirmed that Geoff Johns, DC Comics’ chief creative officer, is stepping down as the writer for Green Lantern.
According to the report, Johns will leave the series with issue 20 that arrives in May, so he can focus on the Justice League and the related titles. Considering there are reports floating around that the current draft of the Justice League movie is in shambles, having a strong anchor on the comic book series, may have an impact on the movie script revision.
“I’m really proud of all the stuff we’ve built with Green Lantern – from Larfleeze to the different corps,” Johns told The Associated Press about his decision. “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 did really change the nature of Green Lantern over the last couple of years, and if he can do that with the Justice League series of books, it might end up being a good thing in the long run.