Geoff Johns quits as Green Lantern writer

Writer Geoff Johns has taken DC Entertainment’s Green Lantern and its associated characters through brightest day and blackest night, but after nine years of scripting tales about the galactic police force whose rings are powered by will, he’s leaving the series in May with issue No. 20 to focus on the Justice League and its related titles.
In doing so, Johns is stepping away from the characters that he first tackled in the pages of Rebirth, a six-issue miniseries drawn by Ethan Van Sciver in 2004-2005, that brought characters such as Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Raner and John Stewart back to the forefront while revisiting the six-decade history of the Green Lantern Corps.
“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.”
Now, after nine years of writing about Green Lantern, Johns said he’d reached a point in the current story to step away and let someone else take over.

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Fitzgerald’s villa on sale for $35.5m
Washington: The opulent Mediterranean villa that inspired and housed US author F. Scott Fitzgerald, as he gathered material for his last completed novel, is on sale for a whopping $35.5 million.
Villa Picolette at Cap D’Antibes in the South of France is a seven-bedroom home built in the 19th century. The view from the building’s tower and terraces is the same one that appears on the cover of some editions of Fitzgerald last completed novel ‘Tender is the Night’, which he wrote on and off for more than a decade, New York Daily News reported.
“Just sitting there transports you right back to the glorious 1920s,” said Maria McLean, from Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty.
The house is believed to have hosted parties for Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemmingway and other Jazz Age luminaries.
— PTI

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