Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Teen Titans: The Judas Contract" Animated Feature On Hold

This news is a real bummer for Titans fans...

World's Finest reports: February 28, 2008 by James Harvey

Marv Wolfman, one of the screenplay writers for the direct-to-video Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature, has confirmed the DC Universe Animated Movie is currently on hold.

Wolfman has confirmed the reports appearing online stating the movie is currently on hold because, according to Warner Home Video, there may not be enough of an audience for a Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature to be successful. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract was originally scheduled to be the third DC Universe Animated Movie before Warner Home Video delayed it, opting to produce Batman: Gotham Knight and Wonder Woman

Wolfman continues, saying that fans should contact Warner Home Video to let them know of the demand for a Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature. Below is the contact information to send your thoughts and concerns regarding the future of the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract direct-to-video animated feature.

Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 2, #103
Burbank, CA 91522

Lisa Judson, President, Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Ron Sanders, President of Warner Home Video
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 160, #12112
Burbank, CA 91522

Wolfman worked on the original Teen Titans: The Judas Contract comic book storyline in addition to writing the screenplay, along with Tom DeSanto, of the animated adaptation.

Thanks to both Andrew Laubacher for bringing this to the attention of The World's Finest and Marv Wolfman for confirming the news. direct-to-video animated features instead.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Tempest Returns, Plus Titans Tidbits from WonderCon

Newsarama reports from WonderCon, at DC's Countdown Panel:

Winick's answer to bringing back Tempest/Aqualad - yes, but not right away was his answer. "It's Titans, so of course."

-- "He's coming back, but he's more dangerous than ever - now he's Quadragon!" Busiek answered to a question of whether or not Trigon will be returning in the pages of Titans.

Will Wonder Girl, Robin, and the rest of the sidekicks ever stop being so "emo?" DiDio: "Have you ever met a teenager?"

DiDio said that the upcoming Rogues Revenge will address what's been going on with the Rogues, and their part in Bart Allen's death and how they come to reconcile that.

Moving to the "kids books" Jones said that a woman stopped by the DC booth Friday and said that reading Tiny Titans was like getting a hug. As the crowd said a unison "awwwww" Carlin quickly interjected, "That's not what reading Trinity is going to be like."

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mark Sable Talks Cyborg Mini-Series

Comic Book Resources reports:
Sable said what makes Cyborg interesting subject matter is his past, which is filled with considerable highs as well as tremendous lows. “Before the accident that transformed Vic Stone into Cyborg, he was an Olympic class athlete and a genius with an IQ above 160,” said Sable. “He was also an African-American character torn between his gang-member friends and the then-emerging black middle class that his family represented. So he was rife with conflict even before he had Molybdenum steel grafted to his body. Once he became Cyborg, both power and pathos were added to the mix. He’s physically more than a match for most heroes, and I’m not sure we’ve fully explored just what he can do with machines. And although he’s evolved, he still carries around the whole Ben Grimm/Thing angst about whether he’s a man or monster.”

Sable acknowledged there will be meaningful appearances of not just one but two teams of Titans in the book, plus plenty more other cameos and even some debuts. “There’s a rogues’ gallery of familiar DC villains that I think were perfectly tailored to bring Vic down, a Cyborg Revenge squad if you will,” said Sable. “And best of all there’s an all-new group of adversaries called The Phantom Limbs that Vic will come into conflict with, and whether they’re good, bad or somewhere in between is something that Vic, and the reader, will have to decide.”

Read the whole article here! I like the sound of the plot on this one. Sold!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Deathstroke in DARK KNIGHT?

Might we see a live action Slade Wilson in the upcoming BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT? Mattel revealed some upcoming action figures at Toyfair 2008 - and there's Deatshtroke in the DARK KNIGHT movie line of figures!

Also check out DC's upcoming action figure line, with Nightwing, Cassie Sandsmark and Tim Drake!
See the
full report here!

TITANS Preview & Donna's Fashion Disaster

Here's an ad that ran in this week's CHECKMATE. Great picture... but, I officially hate Donna's costume. I liked both of Phil Jimenez's Troia costumes, incorporating the Titans of Myth starfield with her former Wonder Girl costumes. The red stars on black? Ugh, very bland. I miss her old starfield costume already ... The black and silver was a great, unique look for Donna....

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Titans In May

Newsarama has all the DC comics coming in May!

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
Cover by Barrows & Julio Ferreira
It's Teen Titan versus Teen Titan when Clock King's plan reaches its final, twisted stage. With teammates missing or presumed dead, can Robin and Wonder Girl put the pieces together before Clock King's Terror Titans finish them off?
On sale May 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas
The Titans hunt continues as all known Titans are being stalked and attacked! Can Nightwing, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire, Red Arrow, and Donna Troy survive long enough to discover the identity of their mysterious foe?
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Amy Wolfram
Art and cover by Karl Kerschl & Serge LaPointe
Continuing the origin of the team, Wonder Girl and Speedy go out on a first date that ends in tragedy!!
On sale May 28 • 5 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Baltazar
Find out what happens when Robin’s life goes to the birds! Meet the Little Tiny Titans as they show Wonder Girl just how tough babysitting can be! See why being Beast Boy’s dentist isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! All this and more Tiny fun than you can shake a stick at!
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Nauck & Lary Stucker
Cover by Nauck
The team has expanded, there are Titans East, West, North and South with even more new recruits being trained…but when the Hive 5 resurfaces, only Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven can take them down!
On sale May 28 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US Final Issue

Written by Mark Sable
Art by Ken Lashley & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Lashley
Is Vic Stone — a.k.a. CYBORG — man, machine or monster?
What dark secrets from his past are coming back to haunt him? And just how far will he go to prevent anyone else from suffering his fate? Find out the answer to these questions and more when — for the first time ever, the greatest Teen Titan of them all shines in his own series!
On sale May 21 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art and cover by Damion Scott & Robert Campanella
Raven’s high school life is further explored as more tragedy hits the school grounds, and the power of the Medusa mask grows, but who is behind the emotion casting façade?
On sale May 7 • 3 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Cover by Doug Mahnke
Art by Don Kramer, Rags Morales, Christian Alamy & Michael Bair
While still dealing with the fallout from attacking the League of Assassins’ secret island stronghold, Nightwing must face a hostage situation under the mean streets of New York City. Meanwhile, the League decides to grow their undead army using their newest captive: The Great Ten’s Mother of Champions.
On sale May 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #174
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Chris Batista & Cam Smith
Cover by Freddie Williams II
They thought the Penguin was bad, but he was nothing compared to Sin Fang! It’s an all-out brawl, and Robin, Violet and Spoiler will have to work together if they want to get out alive. By the end of the night, casualties will be counted and the ultimate mysteryof Spoiler’s true identity will finally be solved!
On sale May 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tom Peyer
Art by Freddie Williams II
Primate fear! Estranged from Jay Garrick, The Flash is brutally double-teamed by the return of the one foe able to outdo Spin’s psychic rampage with one of his own — Grodd! Meanwhile, a lowlife strikeforce, one with strangely cosmic trappings, targets the twins’ fantastically developing powers! Four generations of the Flash legacy anchor this special issue!
On sale May 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Hold me closer, tiny demon! Blue Beetle and Traci 13 are just trying to have a normal date, but when that old black magic kicks up, there can't be anything normal about it!
On sale May 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison & Geoff Johns
Art by George Pérez, Tony Daniel, J.G. Jones, Aaron Lopresti, Ivan Reis, Philip Tan and Carlos Pacheco
Cover by various
This is it! The greatest DC characters! Your favorite writers and artists! Everything leading to Final Crisis and beyond starts here for just 50¢! Take a journey through the past and present of the DCU, and witness the emergence of the greatest evil in the universe — and the stunning return of a force for good! You dare not miss DC Universe: Zero!
Retro-solicited; on sale April 30 • 32 pg, FC, $0.50 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and covers by J.G. Jones
Witness the historic start of the final chapter in the Crisis trilogy that could only spring from the mind of Grant Morrison — Final Crisis, featuring stunning art by J.G. Jones (52 Covers)! Worlds will live and heroes will die in this epic tale spanning the beginning and end of the DC Universe!
The entire Multiverse is threatened as the mysterious Libra assembles an army of the DCU’s most terrifying super villains. But what is the ultimate plan, and who will live to find out?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 28 • 1 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


Wonder Woman’s magical doppelganger sibling joins the Ame-Comi sisterhood, in all her cosmic beauty!
The DONNA TROY PVC statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in 9” scale. This non-articulated plastic display figure comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 15, 2008
• Statue * $49.99 US


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ol' Four Eyes Is Back

TITANS artist Joe Benitez posted some TITANS art on his myspace page.... Looks like Raven's daddy toasted some Titans in TEEN TITANS EAST SPECIAL #1.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Stéphane Peru Passed Away

Some incredibly sad news. Colorist Stéphane Peru has passed away. You've probably seen his work in countless comics -- but most recently, Stéphane was part of the amazing art team on TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE.

Newsarama reports: "Jean Wacquet, editor-in-chief of French comics publisher Soleil, has informed that artist/colorist Stéphane Peru, best known for his work as a colorist on Marvel’s Ultimate X-Men, Incredible Hercules, Annihilation: Conquest and Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar, Avengers: The Initiative, Civil War: X-Men, and DC’s Teen Titans: Year One, 52, The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive and All Flash, has passed away on Monday, February 11th."

Deepest condolences from Another talented artist taken far too soon.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Titans #1 Variant Cover

Ethan Van Skiver just posted his cover to TITANS #1 at comicbloc. Ethan's cover is the variant version, and man, it looks su-weet.

A Message from Eddy Barrows

A message from Eddy Barrows, Titans artist! Please be aware that English isn't Eddy's first language (he hails from Brazil)... but you will follow his meaning (and hey, he has good taste in favorite Titans...):

Hi, guys!

I would like to thank you all for the kind words. I am glad you are liking of my work on Teen Titans. I am doing funny things on the next issues. Keep your eyes open!

Unfortunately, I wont be on TT 58. There was a delay and for don't lose the quality, the editors gave this issue to other artist. But I do back on issue 59. I will have a new inker (start on 59). I can't tell who are, but is a great guy. I love his work. I think we will be a great

About Rose... I love draw her. She is able to be so female and so hunger at same time. I had to get some time to understand her and to learn how to deal with her. Now, I can say more about her.

If you would like to know more things about my work, just ask me... I would love to reply all of you.


Eddy Barrows

Check out Eddy's blog to catch some sneak peeks of Eddy's art! His latest entry: "
Hi, guys. Some of you are curious to see my version of Rose Wilson without the mask. Here is a panel of issue 56. Plus: Eddie a little sad!"

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Titans Go To Dreamwar

Newsarama reports: Last month, we brought you word of the Keith Giffen penned DC/Wildstorm crossover, Dreamwar, six issues which will feature…well, everyone.

Giffen hinted at some of the faces readers will see:

Newsarama: What can you tell us about the crossover and what people will be reading about?

Keith Giffen: It's pretty straightforward. It's DC characters vs. Wildstorm characters. And the way the story is laid out and the way the story is conceived, I think I've actually come up with a legitimate reason for heroes to meet, fight, then reason it out, then team up.

Check out the New Teen Titans guest-starring! It's all here!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Winick's TITANS: All Growed Up


In April, the New Teen Titans become a new team as DC Comics launches “Titans.” Series writer Judd Winick (“Green Arrow”) says the new book is more about a family than a team. “Part of the premise of the title is that it isn’t a standard ‘team.’ They won’t have meetings or monitor duty,” Judd Winick told CBR News. “These are friends. And because of the decision long ago to let them grow up, these teen side kicks grew up together. They are more of family than most characters in the DCU.

“That being said, they will be getting together to help one another out. As in, Nightwing’s got a case that is getting out of control or Flash is into something that needs more than the fastest man alive, the rest will join them in their fight. That’s family, more than a team.”

Read the whole article here.

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Glen Murakami's Ben 10

Next Chapter of Animated Ben 10 Premieres on Cartoon Network in Spring

Ben 10: Alien Force Finds Ben Tennyson Five Years Older with 10 New Aliens Ben 10:

Alien Force begins the next chapter in the continuing Ben 10
saga five years later when 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX and discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally powerful former enemy Kevin Levin, Ben is on a mission to find his missing Grandpa Max. In order to save his Grandpa, Ben must defeat the evil DNALIENS, a powerful alien race intent on destroying the galaxy, starting with planet Earth. Ben will join forces with other young heroes to save the galaxy and his Grandpa Max, while passing along his knowledge to a whole new generation. The animated series will premiere with a special one-hour episode on Cartoon Network in Spring 2008.

Ben 10 was created by Man of Action (Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan
Rouleau and Steve Seagle), and is executive-produced by Sam Register (Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi) with supervising producer Glen Murakami (Teen Titans) and story editor Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League). The voice cast includes Yuri Lowenthal as Ben; Ashley Johnson as Gwen; and Greg Cipes as Kevin. Ben 10: Alien Force is currently in production at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif.

Cartoon Network (, currently seen in more than 91
million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families.

Here's the revised designs of Ben, along with his younger design.
Anyone else think teen Ben looks just like Zac Efron?