Geoff Johns is Returning to DC Comics' Aquaman

Saturday, 07 November 2015 - 1:27PM
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Saturday, 07 November 2015 - 1:27PM
Geoff Johns is Returning to DC Comics' Aquaman
Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics and part of the 'Brain Trust' behind DC's Cinematic Universe, is known for his ability to take struggling characters and turn them into something really special, all the way staying true to the character's core. He's done it for Green Lantern, Shazam, and beginning with issue #1 of the New 52, he did it for Aquaman. Fans were crushed to see him leave the title in 2013, as even though there had been numerous worthwhile Aquaman stories in the past, the title had never been so consistently good until he was given the reigns. Now, Johns fans should be ultra excited to hear that he'll be back on the title again soon.



It's no secret that Johns' take on the character serves as a major influence on the cinematic iteration of Aquaman that will be portrayed by Jason Momoa. Momoa mentioned a short while back that he had been reading Johns' stories to prepare for his upcoming role. Likewise, some of Johns' other work has already been used in the DCEU. The whole premise of Man of Steel seemed to be a loose adaption of his Superman story 'Last Son' with some components of 'Secret Origin' thrown into the mix, and there's been some talk about how the DCEU Batman may take some aspects from Johns' 'Batman: Earth One.' So there's a real chance that some parts of Geoff's new story could end up being used in the DCEU somewhere down the line as well.

The story he's crafting is called 'Rise of the Seven Seas,' and it will also tie in to a future Justice League arc. Johns has been the regular author of Justice League since the New 52 reboot back in 2011, and so it makes sense as to why he'd return to the character for this particular story. This isn't the only time he's done a Aquaman centric Justice League crossover story either, as 'Throne of Atlantis' is arguably one of his best JL stories ever told.

Sadly, this could mean that Johns will only be back on the title for the 'Rise of the Seven Seas' arc alone, but it's still a very welcome treat to have him back on the series at all. Though Aquaman still serves as the butt of many jokes, Johns' work with the character has helped in convincing many people to take him seriously once again.  The current author, Cullen Bunn, is leaving the series in early 2016, so fans can probably expect to see Johns back on the title sometime after then.
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