Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Hawk & Dove Sketch

I took to the sketch book again this week.. here's my rendition of the newest Hawk & Dove. I especially liked drawing Brit-punk Holly!

You know the drill: click on image to enlarge.

Behind the Scenes of Teen Titans Go! - the website of Teen Titans Go! comic writer J Torres - gives a behind-the-scenes peek of the creation of the comic! Check out JTO forum: for the never-before-seen "switched" costume designs and color guides by Todd Nauck which were used in "Power Failure" (a.k.a. TEEN TITANS GO #24)...

Here's what Phillip Hayes of Paperback Reader recently said of TEEN TITANS GO DIGEST VOLUME 3: "...One of the best things about this book is the fact each story is self contained which is rare in comics these days... The characters are dead on thanks to J. Torres. You can tell he not only has fun writing this comic but he knows what he is doing. He makes you feel like these are the same Titans you watch on TV..." If you haven't checked out the comic, do yourself a favor!

Remember: Teen Titans Go! Books and subscriptions make GREAT holiday gifts. PLUS, you support this site with every purchase through amazon. Browse the books here:

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Newsarama reports Titans Toon Ending

Newsarama has picked up the news about the Teen Titans toon ending. Check out the full article here.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Sneak Peek Kid Flash!

The amazing John The Artist has dazzled once again with his screen-cappery. Check out some images direct from the upcoming episode, "Lightspeed." John has posted the here. Stay tooned for more on "Lightspeed" later this week!

Kid Flash Offers New Perspective in "Lightspeed"

Kid Flash is slated to appear in the fifth season of Teen Titans in the upcoming episode, "Lightspeed". A founding member of the comic book super-team, many fans have been anxiously awaiting his animated appearance. The episode is written by Rob Hoegee. Rob recently offered up some hints on the nature of that episode: “Without getting into details, it’s an interesting perspective on a Teen Titans story. With emphasis on “Perspective.” Season five is in a lot of ways a departure from the way we did things previously. We’re at a point where we can take some chances and tell some different kinds of stories.”

Which Kid Flash will be featured in the episode? An insider reveals that unlike Robin, it should be "fairly obvious" who is under the mask this time! You can do your Kid Flash homework and visit the Kid Flash [Wally West] page and the Kid Flash II [Bart Allen] page to start your own theories.

Here's how the network describes the episode: "With Titans dispatched across the globe, members of the Hive Five figure they have it made. Unfortunately their city-wide crime spree is cut short when a new hero in town spoils the fun. Handing him over to the Brotherhood of Evil may score the Hive Five points, but actually catching this lightning-fast do-gooder is much harder than it seems." Lightspeed airs December 3rd. Look for more on this episode later this week!

Saturday, November 26, 2005 Down

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cartoon Network Officially Passes On Season Six has gotten some bad news from the production staff of Teen Titans: It looks like Cartoon Network is officially passing on a sixth season of Teen Titans. Although this news seems discouraging, we all knew the prospects for another season looked grim.

But that doesn't mean our campaign should end. Actually, it should be accelerated. Chances are, the letters that have been sent so far may not have made an impact... Yet. Keep writing. Keep sending. Shows like Kim Possible and Family Guy have been brought back after their 'official' cancellations.

Don't let this news discourage you from writing. As a matter of fact, it's more important than ever to get those letters in! Titans Fans, Go! Save Season Six!

Tony Daniel Previews Teen Titans #30

Tony Daniel has updated his blog with a sneak peek of Teen Titans #30. It's looking pretty sweet!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Titans Companion Sneak Preview

As you already know, the Titans Companion has been pushed back to December. The good news is it's at the printer, so the last phase of production has begun. In the meantime, I'm authorized to share four page preview of the book, plus the back cover. Check it out! And order it up at

Friday, November 18, 2005

Teen Titans: The Complete First Season Details

Warner Bros. has made an official announcement concerning the release of Teen Titans: The Complete First Season DVD set. The set with contain two discs containing all 13 season one episodes. The set will be packaged in a more durable amaray case, rather than the much-hated snapper case. The packaging reflects the more recent packaged sets - such as "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Superman: The Animated Series."

No extras are listed yet. Stay tuned for more information on that. The set hits stores February 7, 2005. The price? Only $19.98 SRP. For a larger cover image, click here.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Save Season Six: Update

As of November 15th, a source very close to production of Teen Titans has alerted The prospect of a sixth season of the popular series is looking very, very, very dim. So if anyone was inclined to start a letter writing campaign, it needs to be started yesterday!

I've created a brand new Save Season Six Page. Please link to it and feel free to use one of the banner links to the page I've provided. I also added a campaign letter - so people can sign and send very simply! The best bet is to start a letter writing campaign with individual heartfelt letters stating you would like the show to continue. MAKE SURE TO PUT "SAVE TEEN TITANS!" BIG AND BOLD ON THE OUTSIDE ENVELOPE!

I'm going to see if there is someone in programming we should contact directly. Keep the faith: Shows like Kim Possible have been saved by fan outrage at early cancellation. Spread the word and tell your friends. Titans Fans - Go!

Teen Titans DVD Season Sets Coming

The always-reliable has reported some Teen Titans dvd news: "The first six episodes were released on DVD in Sept. 2004, and the remaining seven from the first season were released on DVD this past April. If you already have both of these discs, then you own the complete first season, and so this news might not bowl you over. But for those of you who held off, or are just late to discovering the great fun of this terrific series, then you'll want to know that Warner Home Video is all set to release Teen Titans - The Complete 1st Season!"

Look for this to arrive in stores on February 7th. The cost will be $19.98 SRP for a single disc (possibly double-sided? We're not sure) that will contain all 13 episodes. It's a bummer to re-buy season one, but it's great that Warner Bros. FINALLY sees the market for season sets.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Teen Titans' Sixth Season Looks Unlikely

A source very close to production of Teen Titans has alerted The prospect of a sixth season of the popular series is looking very, very, very dim. So if anyone was inclined to start a letter writing campaign, it needs to be started yesterday!

If you feel there are more Titans stories to be told, let Cartoon Network know how you feel. Snail mail is the most effective way. Scores of individual letters have the most impact; Petitions are generally worthless in networks' eyes. The best bet is to start a letter writing campaign with individual heartfelt letters stating you would like the show to continue.

Cartoon Network Official Mailing Address:
Cartoon Network
1050 Techwood Drive
Atlanta, GA 30318

Cartoon Network Feedback

Spread the word and tell your friends. Titans Fans - Go!

Episode Guide Updated

The episode guide of the Animated Site has been updated with full episode notes and screenshots for "Snowblind" and "Kole"! Check 'em out!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Animated Character Pages Updated

The Animated site has updated the character pages. look for updates on the animated Red Star, Kole, Gnarrk and Dr. Light.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

DC February Solicits Are Up has posted the DC Comics scheduled to hit the shelves in February 2006. There's some major hellzapoppin' stuff happening.

Infinite Crisis looks earth-shattering. The Teen Titans Annual looks interesting. Ed Benes MUST do more Titans work... that cover is gorgeous. It will also be great to see Marv Wolfman's retake of the Teen Titans, as he co-writes the Annual and Teen Titans #33 featuring Nightwing.

Sidebar: Is February the unofficial hero vs hero month? Earth-One Superman vs. Earth-Two Superman. Batman vs. Green Lantern. Superman vs. Supergirl. Batman vs. Green Arrow. Wonder Woman vs. Flash. What's with the growing trend of heroes fighting each other when -- y'know -- there's villains out there...? Don't these guys know there's a major-mojo Crisis going on?

The Titans Companion Rescheduled

Just got word: it looks like the earliest The Titans Companion
will be on sale is December 14th. The book was a little delayed with some last-minute changes. The good news is: It makes a great Christmas gift! I think the book may also be getting some internet press soon; I'll keep y'all posted!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Justice League and Batman Beyond DVD Hope

The always-excellent has given hope to fans of JUSTICE LEAGUE and BATMAN BEYOND fans: " Industry sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have passed rumors on to us that Warner Home Video has begun projects to create multi-disc ("Season 1" or "Volume 1") in-order packages of each of these beloved animated series. But don't expect them right away! If things go well, we'll see them around the middle of the year [2006]"

Although the site cautions that this is a "rumor mill" post only, it does seem promising. I would guess that DVD sets of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES have sold well enough. Fans of Bruce Timm's animated interpretations of the DCU characters have been thunderstruck at Warner Home Video's marketing of their animated-action stable. Single-disk releases. Poor packaging. A disgraceful "3 episodes" per disk. Looks like they are finally listening!

On a sidenote, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED has been amazing the last two seasons. It certainly deserves a lavish DVD treatment. Here's hoping for commentaries and extras!

"Hide And Seek " Episode Details

A new episode, "Hide And Seek ", premieres tonight on Cartoon Network's Miguzi. The same episode airs Saturday in its regular timeslot. Here's how the network describes the episode: With the other Teen Titans off fighting exciting battles with the Brotherhood of Evil, Raven is left with the worst task of all -- transporting three rambunctious future superheroes to safety. But this simple task turns into an adventure in babysitting as Raven and her young charges are chased through the Alps by the Brotherhood of Evil's Msr. Mallah.

The episode features the debut of two character created specifically for the animated series: Timmy Tantrum and Melvin. This one's written by Amy Wolfram ["Terra", "Betrothed" and "Kole" among others]. Look for Simpsons' voice actor Russi Taylor [Martin Prince] as Timmy Tantrum/Melvin. Taylor is also the modern voice actor for Mickey Mouse.

Check out the Animated Site for much, much more!

New Titans Title Fast-Tracked

Dan Didio dispensed some more cryptic Crisis clues in a recent Crisis Counseling session with Newsarama. I'll reserve judgement until the smoke clears. INFINITE CRISIS #1-2 have been exciting in a fanboy way, but it's going to be quite a challenge to address the stray plot bits of the past two years.

Didio does offer a hint about a new Titans series in the works. A fan asks: "Q: Which new title would DC consider most of the following - Post Infinite Crisis: 1) Titans East 2) All Star Titans 3) Titans Classified 4) Superboy Solo Title" To which Didio replied, "I would consider one of these a priority."

Hmm-- here's hoping for TITANS EAST or TITANS CLASSIFIED. I just hope there's some A-list talent behind whatever's planned!

New Blood In Bludhaven

Looks like NIGHTWING is getting a new creative team, as Devin Grayson reveals in an interview with Phil Hester is off the title as well. Check out the full interview at the link; Devin Grayson gives some interesting insights behind her NIGHTWING run.

"The writer did say that - as far as she knew - there would be a "Nightwing" title after "Infinite Crisis." The unfortunate addendum to this was that she will not be writing it. Just last night artist Phil Hester revealed he's off the book with issue #115."

Rumors have hinted that Bruce Jones is the new writer. If that's the case, it looks like I'll be dropping yet another DC book!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Marv Wolfman Back On Titans

From Comics Continuum:

"Announced today at Wizard World Texas, Marv Wolfman will be co-writing some upcoming issues of Teen Titans with Geoff Johns, along with the Teen Titans Annual."

Pretty cool news! It's great that DC is recognizing Marv again.

Titans Companion Off To Print!

Just finished the very last changes on the design of The Titans Companion! This one's pretty comprehensive, so even if people think that they've heard it all about the Titans, you might find yourself learning a thing or two anyway!

Here’s the solicit copy:  Can you believe it's been 25 years since the New Teen Titans first hit the scene? Most notably, they were the talk of the town when Marv Wolfman and George Pérez put the teen superheroes in the path of the wrecking ball. But there's such a rich history behind the super team, any attempt at an all-inclusive history would be a daunting task for any devoted fan. But Twomorrows Publishing did the homework, and came up with The Titans Companion Volume 1 SC to help celebrated the 25th anniversary. Inside are a series of interviews with creators, a comprehensive Silver Age section, and more. Check it out in the Comics section!

Anyone who intends to buy the book is strongly encouraged to preorder a copy from their local retailer or buy it online as not every store will be carrying it.  There is a link on this very page to pre-order the book from! Also, there is a planned volume two, but only if orders and sales for volume one are high enough! So we really need your support in buying the book and spreading the word!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


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