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Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Gary Frank, a native of Bristol, England, began his comics career working on various titles for Marvel UK before entering the American comics scene as the penciller on Marvel’s Incredible Hulk. Frank then came to DC Comics where he was the original artist on BIRDS OF PREY and pencilled the adventures of SUPERGIRL. He has also worked on WildStorm’s GEN 13 as well as his creator-owned series Kin. Frank, along with writer Geoff Johns, has worked on the bestselling titles SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. And the New York Times #1 bestseller, BATMAN: EARTH ONE.
A good Superman story with great art, but nothing new or memorable. Basically if you have never read a Superman comic or saw any of the movies by all means start here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by joe
I'm not huge on Superman. He's one of those superheros that just doesn't keep my attention, so I was hoping that Secret Origins might at least give me some background that I was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Wiles Parker
Geoff John's re-imaging of the Superman mythos seems to me a little rushed and convoluted. In my opinion, it can't be compared to Mark Waid's Birthright (my personal favorite). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Emmanuel Akinola
Great for people who want to read about superman's life from start to current..... This is one of best book of superman -- I google it and found this book top 25 best book in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JPearl
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank team up again to give you the official post-Crisis origin of the Man of Steel. Read morePublished 17 months ago by KBoticus
Superman has been reinvented so many times that I cannot even count them anymore. Since John Byrne's reboot in 1986 we've had Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid, Superman: Earth One... Read morePublished 20 months ago by David Swan
I really loved this retelling. I really thought that at the time it was the best retelling of Superman's origin. Then the New 52 came and wiped it out. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rage Heart