DC: Geoff Johns explains the importance of Superman and talks about his future plans


Published on Dec 19, 2019


It is concluded this week in the USA, with the release of the twelfth issue, Doomsday Clock, “the sequel is not authorized,” the seminal Dc comics signed by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.

Just Johns, one of the writers of the point of the DC of the last 20 years, has spoken in a long interview at CBR for the final of the series and his plans for the future.

One of the most interesting parts of the interview is undoubtedly the one related to the role of Superman, the character of which was discussed recently in the area of film after the controversy unleashed by the vertices of Warner Bros. that have indirectly defined the character “of little relevance” to the new generations.

Discussing the centrality of Superman in all his most important works, from the Infinite Crisis Doomsday Clock, the Johns are unbalanced:

Dr. Manhattan is trying to understand the DC Universe and in doing so understands that changing Superman to change the DC Universe. [...]

This is, thematically, to seek the truth, and the shadow areas... it's all about secrets and the search of oneself and of others. The heart of the Doomsday Clock is to understand who is Superman to go straight to the heart of the DC Universe.

The truth is that he is the first. The first superhero, the first superhero, DC, was the spark that created everything that we love. It is the beginning of the american mythology of the superhero. It has become a symbol of hope, a symbol that is known all over the world that it really means something to the people. [...]

Superman transcends comic books, transcends the stories... is the greatest of all.

Even if the Doomsday Clock, and the other his regular series Shazam!, are not outputs with the regularity with which should, Johns is already working on several projects:

Gary Frank and I, we we're finishing up Batman: Earth One, Vol. 3, we are more or less three-quarters of the job. With Jason Fabok'm working on instead of the last number of the Three Jokers. [...]

I'm finishing the last season of the television series, Stargirl which I am very excited while returning to the comics I have a couple of projects in the pipeline which I'll talk about as soon as I'll be a little more free.

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