Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Robin Voice Actor Correction

When news broke of Robin appearing in the fourth season of The Batman, here's what information was gleaned: "The World's Finest over at ToonZone have once again provided an exclusive first look at upcoming character designs for the fourth season of the WB Series THE BATMAN. Only this time, the character they've featured is... Robin! But that's not all-- Comics Continuum also provided two images of the new character, as well as a few snippets of information from their interview with supervising producer Duane Capizzi. It seems clear that the design is an amalgamation of the styles from both TEEN TITANS and THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES. Scott Menville will be providing the voice, so fans of the TEEN TITANS animated series can apparently rest easy knowing that at least one part of the show will live on!"

Unfortunately, titanstower.com has learned this information is in error. A source close to production of the series has informed me that Scott was never slated as the voice of Robin. So who is the voice of Robin? No final word yet, but we'll keep ya posted.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Trouble In Tokyo First Look

DCU: Yesterday, Today, And Beyond has offered a first look at the upcoming Teen Titans Direct-To-Video Movie, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo! To see the box art and the trailer, click here. Titans Go!

Marv Wolfman on Raven & More

In his regular "DC Nation," column in the back of DC's monthly DCU titles, DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio recently announced that Marv Wolfman would be writing a new Raven mini-series, so Newsarama took this opportunity to catch up with Marv and ask him about Raven, the Titans and his other projects.

Marv on Raven's mini: "Emotionally, it's about a young girl who has found herself reborn in a new body and is trying to figure out her place in life. Story wise it picks up on the bit in the recent Titans Annual that I came up with that shows Raven getting an unexplained influx of emotions and what they do to her. It also asks where they come from and how it will affect her and everyone else in San Francisco. It deals with her new life in school and establishes the new parameters for her character. And it takes an old DC villain and completely changes him."

For the full article, click here.

Meeting Room Updates

One Year Later is upon us! Lots of characters to add, update, tweak and revise! What's new and revised at the titanstower.com?

Steve Dayton
Kid Flash II

Entries to come [still need more info]: Nightwing and Troia and Arsenal and Starfire and Beast Boy and Raven and Speedy and The Brotherhood of Evil.

DC Nation Address

www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com's All The Rage column has posted some interesting Dc info!
Be aware, it's a RUMOR column...

With their One Year Later line wide revamps considered a sales and critical success, DC will continue to push new titles and creative teams over the next few months in order to keep momentum and interest going strong across the board.

Expect a whole slew of new announcements and creative changes over the next few weeks, here is a preview of what is to come:
- Damion Scott will be the penciller on Marv Wolfman’s new Raven mini series.
- JSA will relaunch soon with Geoff Johns as the writer, Dale Eaglesham as the penciller and Alex Ross as the cover artist. Damage and a new Starman will be joining the team.
- There will be a new Omega Men mini series coming out (spinning out of their recent appearances in Adam Strange and the Rann/Thanagar War).
- Connor Hawke will also be getting his own mini series written by Chuck Dixon.
- Dan Jurgens will be writing and drawing a JLA Classified arc.
- Expect a new creative team and direction on Nightwing to be announced in the next few weeks.
This Has A “There’s No Stopping Us Now” Factor Of Eight Out Of Ten

Monday, May 22, 2006

Perez on GAMES, Donna's Wedding and more

Newsarama caught up with Perez at this past weekend's Motor City Con to find out the latest news on his Legion hopes, the Games graphic novel, and what he's doing for Justice League of America #0.

On Justice League #0: "Well, I just did a page of Justice League of America #0. I got to recreate the wedding of Donna Troy again! [...] That was the only page I drew. It was specifically for me because of the Donna Troy aspect. So it was kind of nice drawing the wedding gown again, which my wife designed. I can draw it a little better now. And there was just a slight tweak as to the occurrences at the wedding that doesn't at all contradict what went on in the original."

Looks like maybe Diana was Donna's maid of honor after all.

On the Titans Graphic Novel, GAMES: "There are still 50-something pages to be drawn. It's an enormous story. And as much as it's something I want to do, it's on indefinite hold. And I know they hate me saying it -- and Marv hates it even worse -- but I can't see it ever getting finished. With all the work that I'm being given by DC, there's no way I can fit the Titans graphic novel into my schedule. So it's on indefinite hold, and I can't see a day when that's ever going to be removed. [...] Where are they going to schedule it on my schedule if I'm going to be doing monthly titles and filling up whatever free time I have on other projects? I think it's flattering -- the book was a go when I wasn't exclusive. Once I was exclusive, they want me to do so many things. When I wasn't exclusive, they thought the Titans graphic novel was the only thing they could get from me for awhile. Signing the exclusivity seems have to killed the Titans graphic novel."

Check out the full interview at Newsarama.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Titans East Member Revealed [Sort of]

The May 15th edition of LYING IN THE GUTTERS revealed the following rumor: "Risk and Argent are both members of "Teen Titans East." However, the book, reported by Dan DiDio and written by Geoff Johns has yet to be internally scheduled."

Looks like Rich was half right! Geoff Johns corrected this rumor on his own site: "Information is wrong. Sorry, gang. One of the listed is on the team but it's an arc, not a book."

Titans in August

Newsarama has released information on DC Comics hitting the stands in August!

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad
Cover by Daniels
Part 2 of "Titans Around the World!" It's off to Tokyo to meet one of the many mysterious Teen Titans members from the missing year: the world's greatest teen magician - the all-new Zatara! Plus, Robin and Wonder Girl learn a horrific secret about one of their former members.
On sale August 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Check out the magical cover in full color on Tony Daniel's blog!

Also, check out Beast Boy and the all-new Doom Patrol in SECRET SIX:

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Karl Kerschl
It's the Secret Six versus the Doom Patrol, fresh off their appearance in Teen Titans! As the Six hunt down the villain who has been targeting them, they uncover some startling secrets. What does the all-new Doom Patrol have to do with all of it?
On sale August 23 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

check out the cover here

Monday, May 15, 2006

Teen Titans Writers Talk Fourth Season

Look behind the scenes of season four with Producer David Slack and Story Editors Rob Hoegee and Amy Wolfram. Delve into Demons, Dark Corners and Some Devilish Fun in the Fourth Season.

This is the latest exclusive interview in a series - brought to you by titanstower.com. You can see all the previous interviews at our behind the scenes section at the animated site.

For the full interview, click here.

And stay tooned for more from David, Rob and Amy!
Feel free to post thoughts here at the blog!

Friday, May 12, 2006

More Teen Titans Reprinted

Silverbullet Comics has a list of releases for Fall 2006, including:

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal
$49.99, 228 pages - due in August

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: George Pérez, Romeo Tanghal and Pablo Marcos
$19.99, 224 pages - due in September

It will be great to have these classic comics on better paper; And re-releasing the preludes to the Terra Contract... sweet!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

American Idol: Infinite Chris-is

American Idol shocker: Chris Daughtry - the most talented contestant - has been voted off in an amazing voting upset. I'm still in utter shock. Chris was one of the most talented singers in the history of the show; His voice was made for recording.

I suppose he will get a record deal anyway. I predict it will be another Ruben-Clay situation and Chris will outshine whoever actually wins the Idol title.

Can Superboy Prime give another reality-altering punch and oust Taylor instead?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Marv Wolfman on Raven's Mini-Series

Marv Wolfman recently posted an update on his recently-announced Raven mini-series on his site: "I've seen some comments on the net about the mini with some relieved that I'll bring Raven back to the way she was in the 80s while others live in fear that I'll bring Raven back to the way she was in the 80s. Some want me to jettison everything done with the character while others want me not to change anything that's been done to her. So here's what I will say; before I began I had a lunch with current Titans writer Geoff Johns and we discussed what he was going to do with Raven and what I could do. Some things that I proposed he'll set up in the Titans, while some things he wants I'll do in the mini. Otherwise, I was pretty much allowed to play with the story the way I wanted and Geoff encouraged me to make changes, some big, some small, which will then become Raven's status quo in the Titans comic."

Marv adds, "All that said, I try to approach all my stories through the characters first. The story has to have an impact on the people inhabiting them. It's why I rarely write 100% plot-driven stories where the hero has to simply stop some crime he or she doesn't care about. This Raven story comes directly out of her basic concept and can only work with that one character; it's not interchangeable."

That's just part of Marv's post; Be sure to visit his site for the full report!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Teen Titans East and Raven Mini Series

Dan Didio revealed some future Titans plans in his DC NATION column this week: "So when are things going to slow down? Beats me. Maybe I should ask the INFINITE CRISIS team. I'd ask editor Eddie Berganza, but he's busy working on the new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA with best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer and developing a new RAVEN mini-series with the character's co-creator, Marv Wolfman. I would have been better off with Geoff Johns if he wasn't chained to his computer preparing TEEN TITANS EAST and a relaunch of JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA. Phil Jimenez, George Perez - nope, no help there, already working on their next projects."

So there you have it... TEEN TITANS EAST by Geoff Johns! RAVEN by Marv Wolfman! Coming... sometime....