Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Talking Teen Titans With Felicia D. Henderson

CBR reports: Henderson, who confirmed for CBR News that she has left “Fringe” to pursue this and other projects, is thrilled to be writing one of DC Comics’ flagship titles. In her first comics-related interview, Henderson also shared her love for core members of the team, why she can relate to Static, and how stalking a well-known DC executive helped get her a dream job.

What about the team itself? The cover of your first issue features Wonder Girl, Blue Beetle, Bombshell, Static, Miss Martian and Aquagirl. Will this be your lineup moving forward?

Some characters will come, other will go, a villain will go on a terror, blah, blah, blah. What I can tell you is that this is absolutely the line up for issues #75 and #76. Sorta.

Share a few thoughts about what you love about each of the members, or what you’re learning to love about them as your sink your teeth into this project.

What I love about the characters has as much to do with them as pieces of a whole as it does about them individually. In other words, each of them represents an opportunity to tell great stories by exploiting the complimentary attributes of each, good and bad.

I love Bombshell because she still feels like an outsider who has the ability to mix it up, and because some problems and like yours truly, she’s got attitude issues.

I love Wonder Girl because she has no idea how amazing she is and therefore is having this crisis of confidence, but still has to lead and make decisions that will change the team forever.

I have a soft spot for Blue Beetle because he comes from a background that made him have to be tough to survive way before he had to be tough to fight crime. I’m really looking forward to re-examining who he is and the challenges and pain, literally, of living in his skin.

Static is special because he’s the male version of me – Pasadena, California as my Dakota. I was this kid growing up, except for the whole big bang explosion-turns-you-into-a-super-hero-ability-to-harness-electromagnetism part.

Aqua Girl and Miss Martian are also cool because they represent some additional serious girl power. And present opportunities for romance not with each other, of course.

Read the whole interview here.


  • At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    She certainly sounds like a talented writer and as a comic fan I hope she does the characters justice. I will start picking this title up and see what happens. I wish they would put Robin (Tim), Superboy and Kid Flash/Impulse back in the book! I am sure that’s all editorial limitations though.

    ~ Rick

  • At 12:43 PM, Blogger MetFanMac said…

    Oh great. Sounds like she's going to make Blue Beetle Mr. Dark Angsty. Yeah, the LEAST angsty teen hero in the entire DCU. Way to go.

  • At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Red Robin said…

    I'm withholding my final opinion until we see the work. Mostly because this book is already dying and I'm kinda feeling that all this writer will end up doing is speeding up the death or prolonging the inevitable.

  • At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Madame Rogue said…

    Well, DC managed to pull Supergirl out of its downward spiral, so maybe they'll be able to do the same for Teen Titans and Titans. And they did that by doing much the same thing they're doing here with the Titans books.

    I'm gonna hope this all works out, because I just don't want either book to be cancelled.

  • At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Did she REALLY say that Blue Beetle has a tough background? The way she says it implies something like gangbanging stereotypes which Jaime is not. Here's hoping that she confused him with somebody else.


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