Sunday, December 24, 2006

Have a Swingin' Christmas

Hey cool cats and groovy gals, have a Swingin' Christmas and a Happenin' New Year! Since Holiday Humbug is so nowheresville, Check this Christmas Card from the far-out fab four! Dig.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Killer Mike McKone Commission

Awhile back, I commissioned Mike McKone for an original Deathstroke vs. Ravager piece. Here's the result. Needless to say, I was blown away! The detail is amazing, the artwork is tight and the inks are impressive! This image is too good not to share. It's cover-worthy! Give it a click and see the incredible amount of detail.

Is it any wonder why Mike McKone has become one of my favorite artists? Man, do I miss him on Titans! [When is that Marvel contract up??]

Mike McKone Sketches

Along with my recent Mike McKone commission, I was also able to score some bonus Titans sketches from Mike! These sketches were done in preparation for the TITANS TOMORROW arc. I love seeing this stuff. McKone's CM3 rocks! Thansk to Art and Mike for these!

Evil From The East

Geoff Johns offers details on Deathstroke’s Titans East, who aim to put the hurt on the Teen Titans
By Matt Powell
Posted December 19, 2006 6:45 PM

The plot unfolds as the New York-based group of teen terrors comes aboard with a myriad of agendas. “They each have their own motivations,” says Johns. “Some are jaded, some are sadistic, sociopathic, some are getting paid, and some of it’s personal. The new character [Alter Boy] is on what he thinks is a god’s quest to exterminate Kid Devil from the face of the earth.”

If you’re evil, you can call yourself a Titan to get under a hero’s skin, but to really make it sting, take their house too! “They co-opted the old island that the old [Titans] tower was on,” says Johns.

As for the team’s leader, the word “death” is in his name, so don’t expect ’Stroke to take it easy on these kids. “Everybody’s expendable except for his son and daughter,” affirms Johns. “He doesn’t care about anyone else.”

Red the full article at Wizard.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Glen Murakami Talks 5 Seasons of Titans

How did TEEN TITANS develop as a series? What about those Batman/Justice League crossover discussions? Why didn't Starfire get a season arc? Which villain was hard to figure out? What are the secrets behind Red X? How was the story developed for the last episode, THINGS CHANGE? What Titans stories remained on the cutting room floor? What would have happened in the sixth season? Which Titans would have "graduated" to their adult persona?

Get the answers to these questions and more! It’s Glen Murakami – Producer of Teen Titans the animated series - in perhaps his most comprehensive TEEN TITANS interview ever. Check out Five Seasons of Murakanime : An Interview with Glen Murakami: Glen takes some time to talk about how TEEN TITANS developed from season one through season five. Also check out some EXCLUSIVE Teen Titans sketches and character designs from Glen and the crew. The interview was conducted by Bill Walko, webmaster of

Check out lots more interviews in our exclusive behind-the-scenes discussions with Producers Sam Register and Glen Murakami. Plus: Season-by-Season roundtable talks with David Slack, Rob Hoegee and Amy Wolfram!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Teen Titans #42 Preview

DC has provided Newsarama with 5 previews form future books that are due out starting next week, and ending in April. To wit: Teen Titans #42, Grifter and Midnighter #1, Superman/Batman #34, Superman #658 and Y: The Last Man #52

Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Peter Snejbjerg; Cover by Tony Daniel. Spotlight on Kid Devil as he finally confronts his mentor, Blue Devil! DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale December 20, 2006

To see the preview, click here.

Titans Rejects Interviewed

DC's fictitious 52 Daily Planet site offered coverage on the Titans tryouts...

American Titan?
by Josef Schuman, Daily Planet Contributing Reporter
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 14

In numbers rivaling that of reality television audition shows, hundreds of young costumed heroes gathered earlier today at the famed Titans Tower located on a small island off the coast of San Francisco in the hopes of joining the ranks of the legendary Teen Titans superhero team. Although the media was not granted access to the meeting, this reporter set up shop at a local pier, capturing bits and pieces of the recruitment drive through the voices of the people who had the most to say about it: the rejects.

Read the Full Article here.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Todd Nauck's Animated Titans II

Ever wonder what some of the Titans would look like if they were animated in the TEEN TITANS Cartoon Network series? Todd Nauck, of TEEN TITANS GO! fame, has been answering that very question! We already saw animated versions of Lilith, Rose Wilson and Chibi Superboy here.

Since that time, the ever-obliging artist has gven us animated takes on several Titans! Above: check out Todd's one-year-later Titans Kid Devil, Zatara and Miss Martian -- plus, Flamebird!
And check out more from Todd on his thread.

Todd Nauck's Animated Titans

Ever wonder what some of the Titans would look like if they were animated in the TEEN TITANS Cartoon Network series? Todd Nauck, of TEEN TITANS GO! fame, has been answering that very question! We already saw animated versions of Lilith, Rose Wilson and Chibi Superboy here.

Since that time, the ever-obliging artist has gven us animated takes on several Titans! Above: check out his takes on his Young Justice characters!
And check out more from Todd on his thread.

Chris Sprouse Cyborg

My buddy Lou got me this awesome Chris Sprouse Cyborg. Sprouse is one of my favorite artists; I've been wanting to get something from him for awhile now. Thanks Lou!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Terra Incognito is here

NEW TEEN TITANS: TERRA INCOGNITO Trade Paperback: Written by Marv Wolfman; Art and Cover by George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal. An amazing new volume collecting NEW TEEN TITANS #28-34 and NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2! Tara Markov is rescued from kidnappers by Changeling. Thus begins her quest to use her powers over earth and gravity for good, and join the team as Terra. Does this obnoxious young powerhouse have what it takes to be a team player? On Sale December 13, 2006

Support to order it from amazon at a discount!

Amanda Conner Rocks With Terra

The awesome Amanda Conner talks about SUPERGIRL #12, Terra and more with Newsarama.

Amanda reveals: "I had already started Terra, and I didn’t want to step on any editorial toes, but I think Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer and Dan Didio had discussed it among themselves and asked if they could add an issue of Supergirl to my schedule while I was working on Terra, in essence, stop Terra, do the Supergirl issue, and then start Terra again. As long it was all harmonious between the editors, I was game, so it worked out.

And it’s Supergirl. Who doesn’t want to draw Supergirl?"

Join the party here.

WizardWorld Texas: Steve Erwin

Steve [DEATHTROKE] Erwin attended the WizardWorld Texas earlier this year. I was able to get a commission from the former Deathstroke artist featuring Deathstroke and Ravager! Pretty sweet piece! Thanks to Marcus for getting this one for me.

WizardWorld Texas: Todd Nauck

A few weeks ago, WizardWorld Texas was held. One of the guest was Todd Nauck, who provided the convention program cover! Todd was also selling large prints featuring the ENTIRE Teen Titans animated team. Wow! Thanks to Marcus for these images!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Arsenal to Red Arrow

DC has revealed some new JLA action figures to hit stores. Justice League of America Series 1 features Red Arrow. Yep, not Arsenal. Red Arrow. Looks like Roy is in for a name change....

It's sorta a shame. Arsenal was such a cool name. And Roy as an awesome marksman and weapons expert... well, that was a great evolution for him as a character. As Red Arrow... he's just another "arrow guy." DC sure loves their redundant families of characters with identical powers...

Anyway, each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Release Date : Saturday 14 July, 2007.

TEEN TITANS third season on April 10th!

The excellent reports that TEEN TITANS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON is due to hit shelves April 10th! Not much extras, unfortunately. But it looks like the disk graphics feature Speedy & Bumblebee!

Here's the official description: The brainwashing villian Blood Brother has his mind set on controlling the world and it's up to the Teen Titans - Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven - to stop him. There's a problem: only Cyborg is immune to Blood Brother's mind-controlling powers! Even with help from the new Titans East, formed by heroes Speedy, Aqualad, Bumblebee and high-speed flying twin Mas Y Menos, this battle may be too much to comprehend! But time's running out. Other criminals from the Titans' rogue gallery like Mad Mod, Red X and Johnny Rancid reappear with their own destructive plans. Cool new heroes. Killer villians. Butt kickin' action. The 13 thrilling episodes in this 2-disc set will blow your mind.

All 13 episodes (295 mins) of Teen Titans third season will be released in a 2 disc set on April 10, 2007. Episodes include:

1. Deception
2. X
3. Betrothed
4. Crash
5. Haunted
6. Spellbound
7. Revolution
8. Wavelength
9. The Beast Within
10. Can I Keep Him?
11. Bunny Raven or How to Make a Titananimal Disappear
12. Titans East Part 1
13. Titans East Part 2 The set will retail for $19.98. You can expect Full Frame (1.33:1) video, along with stereo tracks in English and Portuguese, with Portuguese subtitles. The only special feature is "Teen Titans: Know Your Foe."

Wizard Reveals JUDAS CONTRACT DVD details

published in WIZARD 2007 MOVIE SPECTACULAR (Dec 2006)


2008 from Warner Brothers Animation and Warner Home Video

Written by Marv Wolfman and Tom DeSanto; executive produced by Sander Schwartz and Gregory Noveck

For everyone who was a fan of the hit Cartoon Network series, this is not for you. For everyone who liked the show but wondered where characters like Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, and others were in the original cartoon, this is more up your alley.

Based on the story written by Marv Wolfman and George perez, Teen Titans villain Destroke the Terminator sends a spychopathic metahuman named Terra to infiltrate the team to gain access to their secret identities so he can capture them.

"I love the original story," explains Wolfman. "This is one of several Titans stories we did early on that deserves to be a movie."

Wolfman admitted to having a fondness for the original Dethstroke stories, the Terror of Trigon and the Titans story set on Starfire's home world.

Co-writing and Wolfman will be Tom DeSanto, producer on the "X-Men" and upcoming "Transformers" films. Perez will contirbute all-new character designs, and the team will feature the classic lineup of Wonder Girl, Changeling, Cyborg, Raven and Dick Grayson, who will make the transition from Robin to Nightwing.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Cyborg & Flash in Smallville

Smallville is getting their own Justice League... sort of. Look for Vic Stone and Bart Allen - among others - to return and join forces! The special episode, "Justice", is slated to air January 18, 2007. From the fantastic

Written & Directed By: Steve DeKnight
Guest Stars: Justin Hartley (Oliver Queen/Green Arrow), Alan Ritchson (Arthur "AC" Curry/Aquaman), Kyle Gallner (Bart Allen/The Flash), Lee Thompson Young (Victor Stone/Cyborg)

UPDATED 11/24/06: The "Justice League" characters will be wearing outfits that are very reminiscent of their comic book counterparts. They will also be using code names - Oliver, of course, is the Green Arrow; A.C. is Aquaman; Victor Stone is Cyborg; but it has been hinted (in places such as writer Steve DeKnight's blog) that Bart Allen will be using a different code name "because of a DC note." Don't be surprised if Bart's new code name is a familiar one to fans of the character - something that refers to his Impulsive nature. No word yet on a name for Clark, but considering the Siegel family lawsuits, it's probably not going to be Superboy.
- Lana (Kristin Kreuk) does not appear in this episode.

UPDATED 10/30/06: Chloe meets with a Dr. Caselli to ask him what he knows about Level 33.1. We're guessing this means that 33.1 plays a role in this episode's general story.
- The Martian Manhunter will not be showing up. (See Rumorville)
- Contrary to rumors, Batman/Bruce Wayne will not be appearing in this episode.

- From the column of TV Guide's Mike Ausiello, some quotes from Alfred Gough: "Episode 11, which is our second episode back in January, is going to be called 'Justice,' and it'll basically be our first look at the Justice League. We're gonna have Green Arrow, Cyborg, Flash and Aquaman, played by Alan Ritchson, who is coming back. That's gonna be our first Justice League episode." And where exactly is Wonder Woman? "Ask Joel Silver," Gough grumbles. "He's the producer; he controls the movie rights. We'd do a whole Wonder Woman series if we had Wonder Woman, but Joss Whedon is writing the movie, so we can't have her."

Look for more images at the Comic Continuum, where they report: "The trailer including several tidbits, including Lana expressing second thoughts about her relationships with Lex and Clark and Lois apparently finding out that Oliver Queen is Green Arrow."

Meeting Room Updates

Time for some updates to the meeting room! This go 'round it's updates to Miss Martian and Bombshell and Jericho -- as well as former Titans Damage and Jesse Quick [the new Liberty Belle.]



It's time for a solicitation preview, this month for titles shipping in March 2007. Check them out at newsarama.

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel & Jonathan Glapion
It’s Deathstroke versus his son and daughter — Jericho and Ravager — with the lives of the Teen Titans hanging in the balance. Will Wonder Girl and Robin be able to shake themselves free from the monster Superboy: Match? Plus, secrets are revealed about Miss Martian and Kid Devil, and changes are in store for Raven and Cyborg!
On sale March 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

check out the cover here!


Saturday, December 02, 2006

Support the 'Tower Through Amazon Links

The holiday season is upon us, and that means online shopping! For everyone that enjoys and would like to support the site, I ask that you make amazon purchases through the links on the site. I get credit for EVERY purchase you make through clicking here. 'Tis the season!