Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Forgotten Titans" Commission by Me

Juuuust completed this commission for TitansFan last night!

The request: "A sketch with Azrael, Prysm, Minion and Mas & Menos, perhaps with the T Tower in the background, if it doesnt look too crowded, and the slogan (above) "Titans are Never Forgotten" (below) at!""

I love Mas Y Menos, so they were fun to capture (especially with only ONE panel of appearances in the DCU proper!) I always liked drawing Minion so he's fun. Azrael was a challenge to make kinda cool (I kept thinking "anime"). And Prysm, I love drawing her head for some reason. Hope y'all likey!

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

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Amy Wolfram Talks Year One

Newsarama reports: "You probably haven’t read any of Amy Wolfram’s work…but most comic fans have probably seen it. Wolfram, who served as a writer and story editor on the Cartoon Networks’s Teen Titans animated series, makes the leap to print this January with DC’s Teen Titans: Year One, a look back at the original incarnation of one of DC’s most enduring super-teams written by Wolfram and illustrated by Karl Kerschl. Wolfram gave us the scoop on what to expect from her comics debut, and what it’s been like going from the animated Titans to their comic book inspirations."

Tell us about Teen Titans: Year One. Is this a retelling or a "fill in the blank" type scenario for the Titans' first year? What are some of the themes of your storyline, and some of the major events it covers?

AW: It’s a retelling, but also an updating for this generation’s readers. The basic theme is teenagers coming out of the shadow of their mentors and coming into their own, so we’ll have a lot of firsts, like the first time being away from home, first dates,… all those awkward, painful moments!

NRAMA: Who are some of the characters that will appear in the story, and what stage of their lives are they at when we meet them? In particular, how are they defined by their relationships with their mentors?

AW: We’ll be seeing Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl, and Speedy. They’re all teenagers who’ve spent most of their lives learning from their mentors, and now it’s time for them to prove themselves. And each character has a different relationship, close, not so close, fatherly, not so fatherly. It’s only being around others do they start realizing that not everyone has the same relationships. It’s like the first time you eat dinner at someone’s house and you think “we never have fish on Fridays, why don’t we have fish on Friday?”

Read the whole article here.

Can't wait.
Also, Speedy is officially confirmed in the mini, so I hope everyone's happy! :)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Titans in February

DC Comics has released their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in February, 2008.

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Eddy Barrows
The new and deadly Bolt descends upon Titans Tower! When your soul is due to become forfeit in just a few short years, what do you do? If you're Kid Devil, you throw a super hero party! One Teen Titan will fight to stop it, and another consider a life of crime because of it!
On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Amy Wolfram
Art by Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe
Cover by Kerschl
The origin story of the Teen Titans continues as the focus falls on Aqualad, who must overcome his many phobias and get help above the waves when Aquaman goes rogue! Things aren't any better on land, as both Kid Flash and Speedy must confront the madness of the Flash and Green Arrow.
On sale February 6 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez
The Book of Destiny has cracked open wide...and wild team-ups spill out! Featuring Superman! The Shining Knight! Aquaman! And the Teen Titans!
On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Baltazar & Franco
Awwww yeah, Titans! Join us for the exciting first issue of Tiny Titans written and drawn by the amazing Art Baltazar and Franco! See what life is like at Sidekick Elementary and meet the new staff! Follow the madness that ensues when Beast Boy gets a puppy friend! Witness what happens when the girls meet a pink stranger with a melted ice cream cone! Find out what makes Cassie such a trendsetter!
All your favorite Titans, in their cutest possible form, are here and waiting for you!
On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Alexander Serra
Cover by Joe Quinones
The Teen Titans thought they were the only game in town…so who are all these new teen superheroes popping up all over Jump City? With some of the Titans experiencing some problems with their own super powers, maybe it's a good thing!


Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill
The explosive conclusion guest-starring Robin, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Arrowette and more! Wonder Girl must uncover the truth behind Hercules' lies and the fate of her father, Zeus, plus save her mother's life.
On sale February 20 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #171

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Chris Batista & Cam Smith
Cover by Tony Daniel
Violet's shady spoils are piling up as fast as Robin's girl troubles…and he's dealing with some spoils of his own. His all-nighters are sending his relationship with Zoanne off the rails - literally - and his visions of Stephanie around every corner have to be just that…right? Meanwhile, two of Gotham's finest want to get in on the super-hero racket with Robin's help, when Robin likes it or not!
On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Tomasi
Art and cover by Rags Morales & Michael Bair
As the mystery of the disappearing bodies of heroes and villains continues, Superman pays Nightwing a visit. Meanwhile, Dick Grayson's personal life takes a few surprising turns, and a new base of operations for Dick gets under way with a little help from his super friends.
On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Champagne Cover by Freddie Williams II
Art by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert
Wally West is at a crossroads - now that he's got a family, how does he provide for them when he's never wanted to be anything else but The Flash? The question dogs him throughout an adventure high above Metropolis in this moving stand-alone tale by guest team Keith Champagne (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and Koi Turnbull (SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL).
On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Kelley Puckett
Art and cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder
Supergirl's battle with Reactron explodes out onto the streets of Metropolis,and Neutron doesn't care what happens to innocents! And as civilians fall, Supergirl makes a vow so impossible and startling, even Superman doubts she can keep her word!
On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Rogers
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Lost in space! The Reach brings its Scarab home - and Jaime Reyes is about to die far from his, while knowing that his family and allies will be next. His salvation lies deep within the Blue Beetle legacy; it'll take a hero's efforts to find it. Don't miss the shocking ending to this issue!
On sale February 27o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Story by Paul Dini
Story consultant: Keith Giffen
12 script by Adam Beechen;
art by Carlos Magno & Rodney Ramos
11 script by Sean McKeever;
art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti
10 script by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; art by Ron Lim & Mark McKenna
9 script by Adam Beechen;
art by Al Barrionuevo & Art Thibert
Covers by Stephane Roux
With the recent devastation behind them, the new Challengers return to our universe to face their next challenge. Also this month: a returning hero, a surprising future for Pied Piper, and Karate Kid fulfills his destiny.
COUNTDOWN 12 on sale February 6 o
COUNTDOWN 11 on sale February 13 o
COUNTDOWN 10 on sale February 20 o
COUNTDOWN 9 on sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Adam Beechen & Justin Gray
Art by Allan Goldman & Julio Ferreira and Fabrizio Fiorentino & Adam DeKraker
Cover by Eddy Barrows & Oclair Albert
Strange, Starfire and Animal Man have been reunited, but will their combined powers be enough to stop the Lady Styx virus that has infected the planet Rann? Plus, the continuing adventures of Forerunner!
On sale February 27 o 7 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Designed by Terry Dodson
Sculpted by Jack Mathews
The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Terry Dodson's Wonder Girl! Seen here standing atop Titans Tower, this fearless teen wonder has Ares' lasso twined at her side.
Collect all of the Women of the DCU: Series 2 busts in 2008! Wonder Girl joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman and more!
This WONDER GIRL BUST measures approximately 5.5" tall x 2.5" wide x 2.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 2, 2008 o Bust o $55 US


Friday, November 16, 2007

Titans News from Wizard World Texas

Our secret informant brings Titans news from Wizard World Texas!

>> Risk will be getting "arms" and his story will be told in a Geoff Johns written title. "But we were originally going to call him the one armed bandit," Didio quipped.

>> The Titans ongoing series will be reminiscent of the NBC hit series, Friends. Red Arrow would gripe to his buddies about his JLA missions, for example.

>> Titans (the ongoing series by Winick & Churchill) is delayed until April due to Churchill suffering a shoulder injury.

>> A fan asked if Donna Troy would be going by the same codename in Titans. Didio didn't even know her codename is Troia. He said that Donna is like the "Jean Grey" of DC, and more fans seem to know her as "Donna Troy" - and that's what everyone refers to her as.

>> Red Arrow will remain on the JLA while in the Titans.

>> Superman Prime will be an ongoing villain in the DCU.

>> Bart Allen's story isn't finished.

Newsarama's Web Report brings more news:

A number of fans expressed concern at how harshly Risk has been treated both in Infinite Crisis (where one arm was ripped off by Superboy-Prime) and in Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime (Where the Superboy-Prime all grown up tears off the other arm). While Risk’s arms may have been tossed away, the character has not. Didio said that his story isn’t over."

"Mark Waid will remain on Flash for at least six more issues."

"Don’t get too sentimental about his recent death. Bart Allen’s story is not over, according to Didio. And maybe we shouldn’t be overly bummed about Conner Kent. When asked if there were plans for Kon-El, the answer provided was a coy “Maybe.”"

Comics Continuum Report brings a few more tidbits:

Using Bart Allen's death an an example, DiDio was asked about deaths in comics losing their impact, DiDio said, "If we tell a story that doesn't make you care, we haven't done our jobs. DiDio said that Bart Allen's story isn't done. "I'll hold off on that conversation until that story is told," he said.

April is the launch date for the Titans series. "We called it Titans Friends originally," DiDio said, noting it will have a different tone, spotlighting the close-knit of being a super-hero.

In Saturday's DCU Panel, Comics Contimuum Reports:

Trying to clafify if Bart Allen was coming back, DiDio said, "Not true. Maybe!

Benitez said he just finished with Justice League of America #16 before joining the Titans series.

Eddy Barrows is the regular artist of Teen Titans, beginning with #56.

Talia will be playing a role in an upcoming Nightwing story.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Exploring Teen Titans Year One

The Big Three of DC Universe sidekick lore are back and they're bringing a pocket-sized princess along for the ride as veteran TV writer Amy Wolfram ("Teen Titans") and rising star artist Karl Kerschl ("All-Flash," "Robin") are set to re-imagine the Teen Titans in January with the six-issue miniseries "Teen Titans: Year One."

"We are definitely going back to the old school Teen Titans," Amy Wolfram told CBR News. "It's directly re-imagined from the old Nick Cardy book," added Karl Kerschl.

"Everything we are doing for the first series is directly out of Teen Titans continuity," Kerschl teased. I don't know what else to say. I don't want to spoil anything. They definitely have a history with the villain. It will feel very new and different to people but at the same time, we are changing almost nothing. The costumes are all the same. The locations are pretty much the same. The situations are all the same, we are just spinning it in a different way. Some of those origin stories were kind of rushed. This re-tells it with a focus on the kids and their perspective on it. And how they are feeling and how they deal with stuff. It's the same story. It will be surprising and comfortable at the same time. What we are doing, if anything, is giving their origins more space to breathe."

Read the whole article here.

For those who are concerned, Speedy will be in the mini although he isn't mentioned in the interview. Can't wait!

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Jay Stephens on Lost Annual

The Pulse reports: "
After being shelved over four years ago, the Teen Titans' Swingin' Elseworlds story from Bob Haney, Jay Stephens and Mike Allred is going to see the light of day this January as a Teen Titans Lost Annual. Stephens, who was thrilled to work with the legendary Haney, told us what it was like doing the timewarp to the '60s and illustrating a story that featured not just the Teen Titans but JFK and weirdo aliens. Groovy ..."

THE PULSE: For our readers who don't remember hearing about this in 2003, what was this "lost" tale about?

It's got alien worlds, JFK, and a message of Peace. But mostly, it's all about the '60's... Bob has encapsulated that whole weird, wonderful era with all its contradictory elements of Love and War into one trippy tale.

THE PULSE: What was it like getting to work with Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Speedy and Aqualad, when they truly were young, teen sidekick types?

STEPHENS: I love this original incarnation of the team. I'm a huge Bob Haney fan, and have a lot of affection for the freaky DC "checkerboard" comics of the sixties... Doom Patrol, Brave and the Bold, Metamorpho ... and the Teen Titans are definitely a big part of that mind-blowing line up. It was an absolute honor to do this book.

THE PULSE: Out of that group of heroes, which one is your favorite?? Why?

I hate to pick favorites! I know Doc Allred would tell you "Kid Flash!" in a heartbeat, but I'm not as certain. I love the original Robin, the first great sidekick of the comics, and a bonafide classic, but Speedy was just so hip... in this particular tale, Wonder Girl really shines, and I think you'll see why. I had a blast drawing her.

Read the whole article here!

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Judd Winick On Titans East

Newsarama reports: "Next week actually sees the start of the ball rolling which will eventually result in the classic Marv Wolfman/George Perez Teen Titans (Nightwing, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg, Donna Troy, and (former Kid) Flash) coming back together in a new Titans ongoing series, written by Judd Winick, with art by Ian Churchill. That series will launch in early 2008."

Newsarama: First off Judd - the upcoming Titans, as neither you nor DC has made any bones about hiding, follows up from this month’s Teen Titans East Special. Draw the line a little bit connecting the two…given the respective teams in the books, it feels as if there’s a strong possibility that the “Titans East” didn’t work out, and the original members felt it was their place to come back…or something like that…

Judd Winick: Or something like that…[laughs]. I guess the best way to put it is that the Special is the first chapter. The discussion came out of the idea that we originally wanted to bring back the original Teen Titans from the Marv Wolfman/George Perez days. We like the team, it’s a classic combination that works, and all of us were really, really interested in putting them back together. Dan would go from convention to convention and at virtually every panel, someone would ask if him if DC was going to launch a Titans East book, and the fans would go wild.

So in the back of Dan’s mind, that was where it started – if we were going to do “Titans East,” we should do the Wolfman/Perez team. Not some combination of new folks, but the originals. So from there, we came to the idea of making a “Titans East” project a first chapter, something that leads – somehow – to the creation/reunion of the original New Teen Titans characters. And it all gelled. That’s why there was a very brief fake-out where we showed the cover to Titans East, which got us the response of “What the hell is this?” from the fans who were asking for a Titans East team book. We expected that reaction, and we got it. So we had our fun.

The Teen Titans East one shot deals with these characters who are not very well known, which, for me was sort of a nod to some of the real big misfires of the ‘80s and ‘90s, when they would put together some of the worst teams imaginable under the biggest banners. I think everyone who’s been a DC fan for the past 20 years has had a “This is the Justice League?” moment. So that’s where it all began, and that was the idea behind it – this would be the first chapter of a larger story that was going to bring the original team back together.

Read the whole interview here.

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

"I Love Rose Wilson" at Scans Daily

I've become addicted to Scans Daily, a web journal that scans comic pages with some sort of topic or theme. It's a fascinating time-waster.

So I began Rose's ENTIRE history, with scans! Check 'em out...

"I Love Rose Wilson" Part 1: Daddy Deathstroke

"I Love Rose Wilson" Part 2: Welcome to the Titans

"I Love Rose Wilson" Part 3: Rose Goes Meta

Next up: One of my favorite Titans issues of all-time... the excellent New Titans #126 with art by Rick Mays! Great Rose moments and everything you need to know about Bart Allen's crush on Deatshtroke's Daughter! See ya next time!

When I'm done with Rose, I think I'm going to do a series on Lilith. Any other requests??

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