Geoff Johns To Write For Curate New DC Comics Label ThKilling Zone

Geoff Johnsis returning to his comic book roots in a big way with a new pop-uplabel from DC Comics called The Killing Zone.

After stepping down from his positionas DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer, Johns will dive back into DCs stable of characters. The imprint will focus on both new and obscure DC properties. No further details are known about the imprints titles or when they would see release at this time.

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Thisannouncement is just the latest in DCs growing line of pop-up labels. The publisher has previously launched Young Animal under Gerard Way, and will soon debut Sandman Universe, as curated by Neil Gaiman. Part of the initial deal that brought Brian Micahel Bendis over to DC Comics also included a curated imprint as well.

Johnshad beenCCO since 2010 and president since 2016, but hisincrease in responsibilities took him away from what he wanted to be doing most. Im thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role, Johns said in a statement about the change, Its a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DCs vast pantheon of characters.

Johns will be working on other comic book projects outside the imprint, including a new Shazam series andThree Jokers, drawn by Jason Fabok. He has also been announced as the screenwriter for a Green Lantern Corps movie, tentatively scheduled for 2020.

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