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Old August 8th, 2006   4PointOh is offline   #1
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Default Geoff Johns Talks Rewriting IC #4 @ WIZARD UNIVERSE

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Old August 8th, 2006   TJLamb0518 is offline   #2
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After reading that first draft, it seems like IC #4 went from being a full out snuff film to just being Faces of Death.

I'm hardly squeamish, but really....isn't this a bit excessive?
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   Bob Francis is offline   #3
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Interesting... Very very interesting.
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   John Hays is offline   #4
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Haha, I love how Geoff writes the sound effects as SFX: FWOOSH!
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   Teen Lantern#2 is offline   #5
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This really shows why Geoff is one of th top writers right now.
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   Can1 is offline   #6
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After reading that first draft, it seems like IC #4 went from being a full out snuff film to just being Faces of Death.

I'm hardly squeamish, but really....isn't this a bit excessive?
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Old August 8th, 2006   Matches is offline   #7
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Isn't this where someone usually says .. kill away?
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TJ's got a point, though. The first draft was even more gruesome than what we actually got. I agree with Geoff that SBP's actions (particularly the "not anymore" line) didn't feel right the first time around.
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   4PointOh is offline   #8
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This really shows why Geoff is one of th top writers right now.
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Old August 8th, 2006   Can1 is offline   #9
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TJ's got a point, though. The first draft was even more gruesome than what we actually got. I agree with Geoff that SBP's actions (particularly the "not anymore" line) didn't feel right the first time around.
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I think SBP reaction there was enormous to the story .. because it read more like confusion and frustration than just straight out remorse ... if it was simply remorese the story would have probably stopped dead at that point for me
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   Geoff Johns is offline   #10
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I really enjoyed writing this one. Of course the scene is controversial - people die in horrible ways. But it's certainly not a snuff film. It's a tragic moment.

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Old August 8th, 2006   Teen Lantern#2 is offline   #11
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Does it really? How so?
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It shows how much he strives to put excellence into every issue and every little detail. He put two week sinto two pages, which I thought showed his care towards the characters.
 
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It shows how much he strives to put excellence into every issue and every little detail. He put two week sinto two pages, which I thought showed his care towards the characters.
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Quick .... someone check to see if TeenLantern and Geoff are coming out of the same address
 
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I really enjoyed writing this one. Of course the scene is controversial - people die in horrible ways. But it's certainly not a snuff film. It's a tragic moment.

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Great scene by the way. Snuff films have nothing on you.
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   Saturn Girl is offline   #15
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Geoff, I really enjoyed your column and your insights into the writing process. I like hearing how much thought you put into Superboy Prime's motivation and state of mind and thought it all came off very well in the finished product. Thanks so much for sharing this kind of background info with the fans - it's just as much fun as a DVD commentary track!
 
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I love reading about the processes, the script development, and what it takes to make a great story. Geoff is simply the best.
 
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