Tuesday, May 15, 2007

McKeever Named Teen Titans Writer

Looks like Beechen is out as Teen Titans writer, and Sean McKeever is in! Newsarama reports:

Sometimes, even if you leave space, space calls you back.

Case in point, DC’s “space heroes” of the recently-concluded 52: Animal Man, Starfire and Adam Strange. They all made it back to their respective homes by the end of the series, but in August, they’re going back in Countdown to Adventure, an eight issue miniseries.

We spoke with DCU Executive Editor Dan Didio for the details of both the miniseries and some creative ripples it causes.

Countdown to Adventure is similar to what we did with Mystery in Space. The front half of the book follows the space team from 52 – Animal Man, Starfire, and Adam Strange on their latest adventure, which picks up on some threads left over from 52.

“And the backup will feature a new character named Forerunner which is a brand new character who will be introduced and play an integral role in the early part of Countdown. We’ll see a lot of her background and origin in this miniseries.”

Creatively speaking, the “space heroes” storyline will be written by Adam Beechen, with art by Eddy Barrows; while Forerunner’s story will be handled by Justin Gray and Fabrizio Fiorentino.

[...] Beechen’s move to the new miniseries does come with a cost – he had to give up Teen Titans, where he was recently named as the series’ new writer, stepping in for the departing Geoff Johns. Moving over to that series will be another member of the Countdown team, Sean McKeever.

McKeever will join Johns, Marv Wolfman, Mike McKone, George Perez, Todd Nauck and other creators for August’s Teen Titans #50 “jam issue,” and then head off on his own with September’s #51 with artist Randy Green.

“Sean’s is able to write in that great younger voice that the Teen Titans book really needs and a great sensibility for the characters, and again, like Adam, with his time working on Countdown, he was able to learn a lot about the interaction between them. When Teen Titans came free, Sean just seemed the most logical choice. Sean will be writing two of our team books now, with Titans and Birds of Prey, and he brings a great voice to both those books.”

3 Comments:

  • At 7:33 AM, Blogger mcgeemaw said…

    Okay, this is just lame. It seems like today, writers are only around for one stoyline and then they're gone.

    Well, Mr. McKeaver, are YOU going to bring back Magenta and Linda Danvers? Hmmmm?

     
  • At 8:44 AM, Anonymous soulshad0w said…

    I'm not complaining. If Beechen thought the ending to Titans East was good, I shudder to think about what he was going to do to the title. And considering Gail Simone has given McKeever high praise over him taking over "Birds of Prey" (her baby), I'm more than willing to give him a chance.

    Mike

     
  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger Nightwing said…

    Have you guys read McKeever's stuff? Spider-Man loves Mary Jane? Seriously, this is a good, good, good thing!

     

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