Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Amy Wolfram writes TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE

Newsarama reports: In 2007, the publisher will launch five Year One miniseries, each one designed to streamline, clarify, or emphasize the start of a character(s) who will be playing major roles in the months to come. The five series are:

Green Arrow: Year One by Andy Diggle and Jock
Metamorpho: Year One by Dan Jurgens
Teen Titans: Year One by Amy Wolfram and Karl Kerschl
Black Lightning: Year One by Jen Van Meter and Cully Hamner
Huntress: Year One by Ivory Madison (w) and artist tba

NRAMA: The Teen Titans – which incarnation are we talking about?

DD: That’s the whole thing. We want to go back and show what the earliest team was, and rebuild that origin, too. I don’t think we’ve ever done a Year One with that team before, and by doing this, it will allow us to look at the relationship between Robin and Wonder Girl and Kid Flash, Speedy, Aqualad and the rest as the team is built, while showing some of the lesser-known Teen Titans characters along the way.

And also, because we’re in the position of creating the Titans East, we thought it would be a good time to go back and establish the roots a little more of the original team.

Read the whole article here!

Karl Kerschl recently provided art on the ROBIN series. And fans of the Teen Titans animated series will recognize Amy Wolfram as one of the series story editors and writers. Amy is a brilliant choice to write the year one series; She's scripted awesome episodes like SISTERS, TERRA, BETRAYAL, CALLING ALL TITANS and THINGS CHANGE. Great creative team for this special project! Big props to DC for securing them!

It's also long overdue for DC to retell the Titans early years. Aside from SECRET ORIGINS ANNUAL #3, the Titans origins haven't been retold since 1978!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Teen Titans #43: Titans East!

Time continues to fly by, and on Monday, October 16th at 5pm EST, DC will begin a brand new year's solicitation cycle, releasing their January 2007 listings and cover preview images. Newsarama offers a sneak peek at January's DC books - including Teen Titans!

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Daniel
Part 1 of the eagerly anticipated “Titans East” story! Led by Deathstroke, a Teen Titans team consisting of Batgirl, Risk, Match, Alter Boy, Enigma, Sun Girl and Inertia is out to chew gum and kick butt…and guess what? They’re all out of gum!
On sale January 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

check out the cover here!


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Newsarama's Terra Talk


Newsarama: First off, what got you started on this, and why Terra? Was bringing her back something that DC offered up as an option, or was it something you brought to them as an idea?

Justin Gray: We brought in the idea for a new character and after a few months of back and forth we were asked if we could take elements from that character and apply her to bringing a new Terra to the DCU.

Now - I know what you’re thinking and yeah, maybe the DCU didn’t need a new Terra, but in working over the ideas and looking at her original origin some exciting possibilities emerged. The same kind of thing happened when we brought Golden Eagle back in Hawkman.

Jimmy Palmiotti: Right – we’re always pitching new things, but the crew at DC wanted us to take a stab at this project and we had a few ideas on how to handle it and they went for it. Right place, right time, with the right concept.

NRAMA: But just to – try – to clarify…Terra died. Dead. Very dead. Years back. Are we talking about the same Terra here, or someone different? Any hints you can drop about her?

JG: Which Terra? Aww, never mind I won’t torture anyone today. This is a new Terra same as the old Terra only different. Does that clarify things?

NRAMA: Not exactly, but that’s all you’re going to say about it for now?

JG: Right.

read the full interview here!

Personally, I don't understand all the talk of the 'dead' Terra. There's a Terra whose been kicking around the DC Universe since 1991... and has been waiting for an origin since 1995. I like that Terra... so I hope they don't do anything too drastic!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

New Date for Tokyo: February 6th

the excellent tvshowsondvd.com reports on Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo: "Let's see, we've posted news that Trouble in Tokyo would be released on October 17, and then Jim Harvey from ToonZone told us it was moved to November 7, and now we're hearing... February 6. So, that'll be the new date, at least until it changes again."

Here's how the studio describes the movie: Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo: America’s coolest heroes head to Japan in their first animated movie, Teen Titans Tokyo, airing in late fall. When a high-tech ninja attacks Titans Tower, Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy spring into action. Robin finds out that the ninja was sent by a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, and the Teen Titans travel to Tokyo to track the villain down.

DC Nation: Titans News

In Dan Didio's DC Nation column, he dropped a few Titans hints. In "organizing his phone list", he had the following messages:

GEOFF JOHNS: Need lowdown on the Titans East traitor.

BILSON & DEMEO: Love the direction they are taking Bart. Superboy Prime/ All Flash works better as a mini-series than part of a monthly.

JUDD WINICK: Make it work. They belong together.

MARV WOLFMAN: Nightwing is all yours for the next year.

DAMION SCOTT: His Raven miniseries with Marv looks great.

Lots to ponder....

Monday, October 02, 2006

Meeting Room: One Year Later

The Titanstower.com Meeting Room is bursting with new members... like, 24 new members during the One Year Gap. Have you checked out the Meeting Room lately? There's profiles on all the missing members as well as updates on existing members. This past weekend, I've updated Miss Martian, Zatara, Bombshell, Power Boy, Little Barda and Hotspot.

Stop by the meeting room and stay awhile!