Friday, January 12, 2007

Titans Face World War III

Newsarama reports: "As hinted at – heavily – in the weekly 52 series (and seen briefly in Justice Society #1), sometime before the 52 ends, World War III will shake the world. Actually, the date for the war is pretty specific – it will occur in Week 50 of 52. But – war is big and messy. As such, it sometimes can’t be contained to one series or one issue. To get the larger picture of the war, DC has confirmed for Newsarama that there will be four one shots shipping during Week 50 as well, all tied to the events of World War III."

Didio notes: “The specials deal with the rather strange triangle of Firestorm, Cyborg and Firehawk; they shows what happened with all these members of the Teen Titans, and how they ultimately disbanded; we see the transformation in characters of Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter, as well as what turned Batgirl - and why Jason Todd put on the Nightwing costume One Year Later. They’ll also deal with bits and pieces of Checkmate, and the return of Supergirl from outer space. These are all things that will be touched upon and expanded on. There’s also a lot that has to do with the Suicide Squad, and as I mentioned, the Martian Manhunter. There is a through line going through the four one shots. The real tie that binds is the transformation of Martian Manhunter. It’s a big week for the DCU.”

DC has provided Newsarama the full solicitation copy for the four April World War III specials..

WORLD WAR III PART ONE: A CALL TO ARMS: Written by Keith Champagne; Art by Pat Oliffe & Drew Geraci; Cover by Ethan Van Sciver; It is a day of infamy. Chaos has broken out across the globe, and Firestorm and Firehawk are among the many mobilizing to stem the flow of blood and thunder.
In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WORLD WAR III PART TWO: THE VALIANT: Written by Keith Champagne; Art by Andy Smith & Ray Snyder; Cover by Ethan Van Sciver; The war rages on, extending from the far reaches of space, where Supergirl encounters a missing hero, to the darkest depths of the ocean, where the fate of Aquaman is revealed.
In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WORLD WAR III PART THREE: HELL IS FOR HEROES: Written by John Ostrander; Art by Tom Derenick & Norm Rapmund; Cover by Ethan Van Sciver; The horrors of war become grim reality for the Teen Titans, as they suffer the loss of one of their own.
In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WORLD WAR III PART FOUR: UNITED WE STAND: Written by John Ostrander; Art by Jack Jadson & Rodney Ramos; Cover by Ethan Van Sciver; Through the fog of war, a hero is reborn, and the DC Universe bands together against the wrath of an ancient evil!
In stores April 18; 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Read the full article here.


  • At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dang! I wonder which TT is gonna die? I hope Kid Devil (no offense to all u KD fans)

    I hope it's not Robin or Raven or Jericho or Miss Martian

  • At 8:50 PM, Blogger Arcalian said…

    Uh.....World War 3 occurs during the timeframe of 52.....that is to say, during the missing KD couldn't be around in the regular title now, if that was the case.

  • At 1:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dare i say....terra 2 will be the one to die? :( i sure hope not, but if you recall they said that something will happen toward the end of 52 that would spark the arrival of terra 3.

    at the absolute least, i hope she goes out fighting.


  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger Arcalian said…

    Yeah I was starting to think that way as well.

  • At 11:56 AM, Blogger Matt McGee said…

    Logically, it won't be any of the Titans who appearted after 1 year later and it won't be one of the 52 Titans.

    It will probably be one of the Titans not involved with the team during 52.

    My guess is maybe Prysm or Fringe, or another of the B-list Titans.

  • At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nah if its gonna be big itl be a pretty prominent member. someone who was or is pretty important.

  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger TNTT II said…

    Yeah I realize that KD isnt gonna be the one who dies, it's gonna be someone who hasnt appeared in any current TT issues so my guess is dare I say Argent.


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