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Meet GEOFF JOHNS, Homecoming Grand Marshal and CAS Alumnus!

October 10, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Geoff Johns
Geoff Johns (BA ’95, Telecommunication), Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, will talk about his trek from CAS student to one of the most influential leaders in the comic industry.

This event is free and open to the public; first-come, first-served seating. All students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for signed memorabilia by Johns. You must be present to win.

RSVP: Contact Rachael Zylstra at 517-432-7207 or

Thursday, October 10, 4-5 pm
Communication Arts & Sciences Building, Room 147
404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Creating Spartan Super Heroes” in honor of 2013 Homecoming Grand Marshal Geoff Johns.

Geoff originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film/Telecommunication from the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.

He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990’s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career writing Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. and JSA (co-written with David S. Goyer) for DC Comics. He worked with Richard Donner for four years, leaving the company to pursue writing full-time.

His first comics assignments led to a critically acclaimed five-year run on the The Flash. Since then, he has quickly become one of the most popular and prolific comics writers today, working on such titles including a highly successful re-imagining of Green Lantern, Action Comics (co-written with Richard Donner), Teen Titans, Justice Society of America, Infinite Crisis and the experimental breakout hit series 52 for DC with Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid. Geoff received the Wizard Fan Award for Breakout Talent of 2002 and Writer of the Year for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as well as the CBG Writer of the Year 2003 through 2005, 2007 and CBG Best Comic Book Series for JSA 2001 through 2005. Geoff also developed BLADE: THE SERIES with David S. Goyer, as well as penned the acclaimed “Legion” episode of SMALLVILLE. He also served as staff writer for the fourth season of ROBOT CHICKEN.

Geoff recently became a New York Times Bestselling author with the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac with art by Gary Frank.

In 2010, Geoff was appointed Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. In addition to writing the bestselling BLACKEST NIGHT series, he is consulting on upcoming DC film properties, including GREEN LANTERN, starring Ryan Reynolds.

Watch Parade at CAS Homecoming Bash

Join CAS alumni and friends to watch the MSU Homecoming Parade from Beggar’s Banquet – the prime viewing spot. Plenty of munchies will be served, along with a cash bar.

Friday, October 11, 6 pm
Beggar’s Banquet
218 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

TICKETS: $20 or $15 for MSU Alumni Association members (children 12 and under are free). Sold online at or at the door.

If you preregister, your name will be entered into a drawing for signed memorabilia by Geoff Johns. You must be present to win.

Don’t miss WKAR’s Current State live broadcast from the CAS Homecoming Bash. Look for Current Sports host Al Martin with PBS Kids’ Super Why! in the parade!

For more information on these events, see the CAS Homecoming Events web page.


October 10, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Room 147, CAS
404 Wilson Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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