Friday, July 03, 2009

TITANS #15 Preview: Tempest Returns

The DCU Blog has posted a preview for TITANS #15.

My magic blogging eight-ball just said “Blogging Will Be Light,” so I’m going with that. Oh, and it’s a holiday weekend. So, yes. This’ll be it for today. But, we bring you some more fun news from the DCU editorial gang. Specifically, TITANS editor Brian Cunningham. What say you, BC?:

“When is Tempest coming back?”

More often than not, that’s been the question fans have asked since TITANS launched last year. A fair query, since Tempest has been AWOL from the DC Universe for seemingly longer than the Jonas Brothers have been alive.

So when we here at DC started discussing the mega-event called BLACKEST NIGHT with writer Geoff Johns, we all figured, “Let’s bring back Tempest in style.” So, bam, he’s smack in the early pages of BLACKEST NIGHT #1. If that’s not style, I don’t know what is. (This coming from a guy who still wears shirts from 1996. But let’s stay on topic here.)

Okay. So, Tempest is in BLACKEST NIGHT. Huzzah! But then we figured, “Wait. Let’s find out where he’s been first. What’s kept him from appearing all this time?” That’s where TITANS #15 comes in. We find out exactly where he’s been and what he’s been doing. It’s pretty heavy and not for non-swimmers.

With the spiritual guidance of Geoff Johns, writer J.T. Krul plumbs the depths of Garth’s soul, while also setting him up for his future in the DC Universe, which we’ll see in BLACKEST NIGHT and in the BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS mini-series. With gorgeous art by José Luis and J.P. Mayer, I really feel that we’ll surprise people. The last page of TITANS #15 alone should certainly provoke a strong reaction.

So mark you calenders for July 15 when TITANS #15 goes on sale in comic stores. In the meantime, check out this exclusive excerpt below. It’ll whet your appetite for more Tempest. And quite possibly some shellfish.


  • At 2:08 PM, Blogger Seth said…

    Okay, so I read the preview. I have never exactly been an Aqualad/Tempest fan, but for some reason reading that preview really makes me want to take all that back and just see where things are headed. I feel bad for this character. Characters like Donna Troy have entire stories based around the death of their family/children, while Roy Harper has Lian as a constant reminder. Even within the first few pages, the epic nature of Atlantis, Garth's heritage, and his family are all explored. It's sad on an epic level when he explains "All that's left is to bury my family, and I must do that alone." It keeps him solitary and different even from his people.

  • At 2:13 PM, Blogger Klone89 said…

    Why did they kill his family?!?!?!?!

  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger MetFanMac said…

    Oh look, more death and suffering in a TT issue.


  • At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dolphin & his kid DEAD?!

    Thats it! *%$@ Didio & @!%$ DC. Make mine Vertigo and Dynamite.

  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger Gar said…

    Didio is out of ideas. He's permanently locked on, "DEATH EQUALS DRAMA WHICH EQUALS MORE READERS. HEHEHEHEHE." Or something. It must be something like that. I don't understand how someone who worked to get to where he is can just...eff up...

  • At 9:46 PM, Anonymous R said…

    Yeah... Weak.

    I kinda liked Aqualad mostly because he was the sweetest of the original Titans. He was the naive boy, who was kinda useless, but was endearing all the same. And when he got turned into Tempest, it was an interesting change. He was a powerhouse character, who was still sweet.

    But frankly, I find his return horribly executed. I mean, we waited three years for his story to be sorted out. To find out what happened to his wife and son. And then all we get is 'oops, they be dead.'

    It lacks any drama or creativity. It's just a lame excuse to not deal with Garth being a family man anymore.


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