Geoff Johns has long been known and honored as a screenwriter and producer of some of the most popular comic books around. He began his career in Los Angeles after graduating from Michigan State University. He began as the assistant to Richard Donner, a well-known director, whose top films include Superman. While working for Donner, he began writing his first comic book, Stars, and S.T.R.I.P.E. for the legendary D.C. Comics.
Geoff Johns continued his work writing superhero stories, many developed with his collaborator and illustrator Gary Frank.
Johns Moves into Producing for Mad Ghost Productions:
After his time writing comics for D.C. Comics, he started Mad Ghost Productions, a division of Warner Brothers. He is currently overseeing numerous TV and movie productions, including the series Stargirl, as well as Wonder Woman 1984, which he co-wrote.
His work is now taking him in a different direction, which is expected to launch in October 2022.
Announcing Junkyard Joe to Help Honor Veterans:
Along with partners Gary Frank and Brad Anderson, Geoff Johns has created a new superhero, a mysterious robot, who is also a former soldier, who is known as The Unnamed. The first episode will be available in October from Image Comics and feature a retro black and white version.
The first episode honors John’s grandfather who served in WWII. It is a special black and white veterans edition that will benefit two organizations the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and Veterans Aid.
Raising Awareness and Supporting Veterans:
Geoff Johns and his partners created the Junkyard Joe storyline to highlight stories from a veterans’ perspective and to help raise funds for the two organizations to help those that have served in the U.S. armed services.
Growing up, Johns heard stories from his grandfather about what it was like serving during World War II, and how it changed him. During his entire career, he has wanted to do something to honor our veterans, and he found it in Junkyard Joe.
In addition to giving a portion of the proceeds of the Junkyard Joe black and white feature, John’s production company, Mad Ghost, has announced that they will donate $2 for each issue that is purchased.
John’s dedication to veterans organizations began with his grandfather but hopes that others that play leading roles in entertainment and business will follow suit and help those that fought so hard for our freedom.
The black and white version of Junkyard Joe will be available on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.