Monday, December 24, 2007
Newsarama reports: As the Teen Titans title started a new chapter in August with Sean McKeever taking over writing duties, the position of artist was still up for grabs. But after a hodgepodge of artists helped out with the title for the last few months, Eddy Barrows is now the title's ongoing artist as it heads into the new year.
NRAMA: Which of the Teen Titans is your favorite?
EB: Kory, Cyborg, Supergirl, and Ravager. They are my favorites, because it's fun to draw them. And they are very different from the other Titans. My favorite recent Titan to draw has to be Ravager. She’s tough, strong-willed and acts based on her instincts.
Read the whole article here.
Eddy's art seems to be getting better and better each issue. I look forward to his run on the book.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
WOLFMAN RETURNS TO WRITE RAVEN FOR DC MINISERIES
by Jeffrey Renaud, Staff Writer
The Jack Kirby Award-winning writer told CBR News, "Raven has always been my favorite of the Titans I created. Her origin is the strongest and she fits into the real world whereas the others are definitely more fantasy. She's gone through the biggest journey and there are still endless possibilities for her.
"What was interesting here was picking up a character, who has been changed in the interim," continued Wolfman. "She's in a new body and younger than she was when I wrote her but she's still the same character."
Raven, twice possessed, killed and re-incarnated, currently exists in DCU proper as an 18-year old high school student. That basis is where "DC Special: Raven" picks up. "Essentially, Raven is beginning high school, which in itself is a time of emotional change," explained Wolfman. "I was easily able to accept that Raven is younger because in many ways she never had a life to begin with. According to my and George Perez's issues, she was kept from her mother, kept from emotions, kept from everything but total control over who she was. That means when the Titans began, way back in 1980, she was emotionally an infant even if intellectually and physically she was 18 or older.Read the whole article here.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Teen Titans Screenwriter Speaks
Wizard Universe Reports: UP CLOSE: ‘TEEN TITANS’ SCREENWRITER MARK VERHEIDEN
He explains how the film will follow the realistic model set by ‘X-Men,’ with the heroes facing a mysterious threat
WIZARD: The best runs on the Teen Titans comic included equal parts action, adventure and teen angst, including romance. Which of these elements are in your script?
VERHEIDEN: All of the above. It’s a story about 18-year-old teenagers trying to figure out what to do with their lives. They’ve been programmed up to this point as adjuncts to adult heroes and now that they’re 18 and becoming adults themselves, what are they going to do next? That includes how they go about doing the noble tasks they feel destined to do like fight crime and fight bad guys and then the other part is, what about the rest of their lives? What about their social lives? What about how they fit into society?
Can you give us a hint as to what kind of a threat the Titans will be facing in the movie?
VERHEIDEN: I think I’ll keep that to myself for now. It is a very powerful threat and it will present situations I don’t think we’ve seen before, which is always fun to try and come up with. And it will be on a fairly massive scale. Comic book fans will not be unfamiliar with it. [Laughs]
Read more here!
Titans in March
Newsarama has posted DC Comics Coming in March 2008!
TEEN TITANS #57
Written by Sean McKeever
Art & Cover by Eddy Barrows & Rob Hunter
As Clock King continues his campaign against the Teen Titans, Ravager struggles with her reasons for being on the team, what sort of woman she’s meant to become...and a super villain attack on Titans Tower!
On sale March 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #3
Written by Amy Wolfram
Art by Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe
Cover by Kerschl
The newly formed Teen Titans must face off against the possessed Justice League of America to the death! And in this battle, there are no winners.
On sale March 5 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
DC SPECIAL: RAVEN #1
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art and cover by Damion Scott & Robert Campanella
From Marv Wolfman, co-creator of Raven, and maverick penciller Damion Scott (BATGIRL) comes a 5-issue miniseries delving into Raven’s past and giving her a new life — but first she must survive the horrors of high school! Can the Titan’s empath endure the wave of teen angst at school, especially after someone begins killing students? Emotions are driven sky high thanks to the reappearance of the Psycho Pirate’s Medusa mask, and there’s no way anyone can contain it once it has fallen into the wrong hands. Titans fans new and old dare not miss this one!
On sale March 5 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
TEEN TITANS GO! #53
Written by J. Torres and Todd Nauck
Art by Nauck & Lary Stucker and Joe Quinones
Cover by Nauck
Something old! Something new! In this issue you get two stories — TWO! First, a tale of times past featuring Beast Boy and the Doom Patrol. Then, Kid Flash and Jinx face off against some new foes, the brother and sister threat of Kid Kold and Ice Kate!
On sale March 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
TINY TITANS #2
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Baltazar & Franco
The Fearsome Five have arrived, and they have their eyes set on the Tiny Titans playground! Plus, Beast Boy has a crush on a rock throwing lass and Cyborg helps bake a cake. All this and more in our second all-ages, all-fun issue!
On sale March 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Chris Batista & Cam Smith
Cover by Freddie Williams II
A stakeout turns into a takedown when Robin and Violet both have their sights set on the same dirty casino…and each other! They’ll have to work together to get out alive, but someone’s not playing fair, and old hurts can mean new trouble when the chips are down. Plus, Cavallo and Wise play their hands even closer, and their grip on Robin is getting even tighter!
On sale March 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art and cover by Rags Morales & Michael Bair
Why is another super-powered body, this time the corpse of the KGBeast, being stolen from the Gotham Cemetery — and how is Nightwing going to stop it?
Nightwing starts to piece together the diabolical plans of Dr. Creighton Kendall, a scientist whose twisted mind harbors dark and devious plans that may fit into the far-reaching scheme of Talia al Ghul and her desire to protect herself once and for all from the evil clutches of her father and the world at large.
On sale March 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
THE FLASH #238
Written by Tom Peyer
Art and cover by Freddie Williams II
“Fast Money” begins! Don’t miss the kickoff of this provocative new storyline by Tom Peyer (HOURMAN), as the Flash is pulled into an intense moral dilemma about superpowers — and Keystone’s plagued by a menace who’s using familiar mind-bending tactics!
On sale March 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #8-5
Story by Paul Dini
Story consulting by Keith Giffen
8 script by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; art by Carlos Magno & Rodney Ramos
7 script by Sean McKeever; art by Ron Lim & Mark McKenna
6 script by Gray & Palmiotti; art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti
5 script by Adam Beechen; art by Scott Kolins
Covers by Scott Kolins
The Countdown ticks down as storylines converge and collide — a Great Disaster is clearly proving to be unavoidable!
COUNTDOWN 8 on sale March 5
COUNTDOWN 7 on sale March 12
COUNTDOWN 6 on sale March 19
COUNTDOWN 5 on sale March 26
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #8
Written by Adam Beechen & Justin Gray
Art by Allan Goldman & Julio Ferreira and Fabrizio Fiorentino & Adam DeKraker Cover by Eddy Barrows & Ferreira
San Diego has been over-run with the lethal Lady Styx virus, and now the enigmatic Healers are going to wipe the city clean. Can the space-faring heroes Starfire, Animal Man and Adam Strange stop them? Plus, the final fate of Forerunner is revealed!
On sale March 26 • 8 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Wizard's Teen Titans Casting
I've already done my Teen Titans Casting Call... and now Wizard gives it a shot! Overall, their choices are not bad at all. Interesting Deatshtroke choice... I can see that. And it looks like we agree on Terra. I'm not feeling their Donna Troy choice, so I'd be interested to see what people think...
CASTING CALL: ‘TEEN TITANS’
From teen stars to Terminators, check out this dream cast for a ‘Titans’ movie
Everyone’s so excited that a “Justice League” film is coming, it almost escapes notice that Warner Bros. recently greenlit what could potentially be the best DC Comics film yet—“Teen Titans.” While Justice League’s all about killer fights and mind-blowing effects, we’d want a “Titans” film to capture the relationships and character moments that make the book a classic. Here’s who we would pick for a film pitting the old guard (led by Nightwing) and the new class (led by Robin) against Deathstroke the Terminator…and the traitor he’s planted in their midst.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Teen Titans: Year One: Speedy
We've all been waiting anxiously to see how Speedy is gonna look in the upcoming TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE mini series.... and now Karl Kerschl has posted the first look at Roy Harper on teh cover of TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #3! Karl reveals: "The title says it all! The issue 3 cover of Teen Titans: Year One, with colours by Stephane Peru. See, it’s a clever metaphor for the kids growing up and filling their mentors’ shoes, and… oh, never mind."
Check out Karl's blog for the full image!
Friday, December 14, 2007
(Virtual) Nightwing on The Batman
At the San Diego Comic-Con, the crew on THE BATMAN hinted at Nightwing's return in season five: "The biggest news for Titans fans is that Jerry O'Connell returns in season five as Nightwing. Not wanting to spoil the episode, the crew would only divulge that the episode does NOT take place in the future."
A preview of the episode, "The Metal Face Of Comedy", offers some hints on Nightwing's (virtual) appearance. Looks like the disco collar is back! Here's how the network describes the episode: "Through an unusual accident -- Joker's personality is downloaded into a nanite entity, and the digitized Joker is even more threatening than the original."
"The Metal Face of Comedy" airs this Saturday!
Nightwing has already made an appearance in season four's "Artifacts". See some screen caps here!