Thursday, July 17, 2008

Liz Gehrlein On Titans Future

DC Nation: #122

Hello again, DC Nation! Shiny new editor Liz Gehrlein here – you've seen me around these parts before, making tie-in checklists and leading a zombie attack on Dan. It's all part of a day's work, really. And that's what I'm here to write about today – my day's work. I've just moved across the hall into my new office, hung up my Labyrinth poster, posed all my Beatles toys, unpacked the statues that Dan and Rachel gave me (Thanks, Dan! Thanks, Rachel!), and then the best part – taped up all the covers for my upcoming books.

See, I'm getting a whole new slate of monthlies to make up for having to leave the new weekly Trinity behind, and there's so much exciting stuff coming up in them that I don't even know where to start.

Well, how about with politics? (That's always a good icebreaker at parties, right?) Coming this fall is a four-issue miniseries called Decisions, written by Bill WillinghamJudd Winick with art by Rick Leonardi and Karl Story, in which an attempted political assassination sparks mystery, panic, indignation, patriotism, a media feeding frenzy, and an in-depth discussion of the superhero's place in the political arena. And since the very existence of the book has already sparked most of those things in our message boards, I'm hoping you guys decide that Decisions is worth a peek.

I'll also be working on Teen Titans and the upcoming mini Terror Titans with writer Sean McKeever, as well as no-adjective-necessary Titans with Judd Winick. And man, there is a lot going on with all types of Titans these days.

There's a new beastie in Teen Titans I can't wait for you to meet, and at the end of the year we're adding some team members to the roster – a nice blend of old and new. In Terror Titans, we'll catch up with Ravager (who seems ready to stop fighting the good fight and start fighting anyone she can) and the Clock King (who has plenty of uses for someone like Ravager). And over in Titans, we're not going to let those guys rest for a minute. Fresh from an encounter with Raven's extended family, the exhausted team will be forced to take on a new, but familiar foe. The resulting battle turns the Titans against each other and sparks mystery, panic, indignation…hey, wait a minute…

Anyway, I've got more projects coming down the pipe that I would love to tell you about, but I can't spill the beans on those just yet.

So, in conclusion, I'll say this: If a day of work means I get to look up Dante's definition of greed, ancient Libyan men's fashion, Freud's definition of the death drive, campaign finance laws, and a complete list of languages that begin with "C," plus, you know, read a bunch of comics?

That's not such a bad day.


  • At 2:39 PM, Anonymous OLD SCHOOL said…

    so where is the actual news on the titans future?

  • At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Phil Watts, Jr. said…

    Judd Winnick is still convinced that he knows how to do social-political commentary. HE CAN'T...and someone needs to get in his face and tell him so.


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