When conversing with friends, I have certain words and phrases I’ve put together to describe some things I see in comics, and I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you. The phrase might be a name transformed into a verb, and it’s not really meant to slight the person. It’s just a way to describe it. Today’s phrase is “Geoff Johnsed.”
Geoff Johnsed. verb. to quickly build up a character so that their impending death has an emotional impact.
i.e: Joss Whedon Geoff Johnsed Agent Coulson in The Avengers.
This may or may not be a fair, but whatever. It’s not meant to bash Geoff John’s writing. I happen to really enjoy his writing. There’s just one big example that resonates with the writers here at Comicdom Wrecks. That moment is of course the death of Ted Kord in Countdown to Infinite Crisis. That issue did a wonderful job in building Ted Kord up as a legitimate hero. Well, legitimate to those that didn’t already think he was legit. In that issue Johns wrote him to be too legit to quit (sorry). But all of that character building was to just kill him off at the end to show Max Lord was a villain.