Monday, July 20, 2009

Titans in October


Newsarama Offers an October preview....

TITANS #18 Written by Bryan Q. Miller Art by Angel Unzueta and Wayne Faucher Cover by Angel Unzueta With the Titans team slowly dissolving as members drift their own way, only the empath Raven recognizes the mounting disconnection. With her only friends drifting apart, Raven makes a surprising life choice that will affect the course of her strained relationship with Beast Boy. On sale October 14 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #76
Written by Felicia D. Henderson; co-feature written by Sean McKeever Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson; co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Guest-starring Beast Boy and Raven! With the Teen Titans unraveling at the seams, two former members must return to Titans Tower to help Wonder Girl right the sinking ship! If only it were that easy... And in the Ravager second feature, Rose uncovers a horrific black market. And she deals with it the only way she knows how: with blood. On sale October 28 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TINY TITANS #21
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
The first rule of the All Pet Club issue is: Please tell everyone you see today about the All Pet Club issue! The second rule of the All Pet Club issue is: Please tell everyone you see tomorrow about the All Pet Club issue! After all, it's not just Pet Club – it's Pet Club in space!
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #3
Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by George Perez
With their backs against the walls of a battered Titans Tower, the few remaining Titans face their dead former teammates who have now become Black Lanterns! Meanwhile, one Titan discovers a secret weapon...but at what price? Don't miss this finale from writer J.T. Krul (JSA CLASSIFIED, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by George Perez). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 - 3 of 3 - 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis
Summer’s hottest event explodes in this critical issue! Hold on to your power rings, because the secrets behind the Blackest Night finally stand revealed! While Earth is evacuated, Hal Jordan embarks on a brave journey to the darkest depths to uncover the truth behind the Black Lanterns! You won’t believe what he uncovers!
Continuing the best-selling epic from superstars Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 21 • 4 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #3
Written by Kevin Smith
Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Variant covers by Gene Ha
As The Dark Knight stalks the night preying upon Gotham City’s criminals, Bruce Wayne spends his days getting reacquainted with former girlfriend Silver St. Cloud. Plus, Batman learns the name of his mysterious masked ally. From superstar creator Kevin Smith and guest-starring Aquaman, the New Teen Titans and Deathstroke the Terminator!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). For every 50 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ADVENTURE COMICS #3
Written by Geoff Johns; co-feature written by Geoff Johns & Michael Shoemaker
Art by Francis Manapul, co-feature art by Clayton Henry
Covers by Francis Manapul
Superboy is back and hunting for Lex Luthor! He can’t find Luthor on his own, and he needs help from his best friend Tim Drake, a.k.a. Robin. But Tim’s now traveling the globe under the alias of Red Robin! The boys’ reunion isn’t all smiles and hugs, as Conner discovers that Tim has been hiding a great many secrets from the newly returned Boy of Steel. And they’re secrets that could destroy their friendship!
Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, the intergalactic odd couple known as Sun Boy and Polar Boy team up to figure out what’s up with the menace trying to destroy the universe.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed and renumbered ADVENTURE COMICS #506). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DOOM PATROL #3
Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Matthew Clark & Livesay;co-feature art by Kevin Maguire
Cover by Matthew Clark
Variant cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire
Remember Mento? Yeah, that guy – goofy helmet, lightning bolt on his chest. After reading this issue, it's a sure bet you won't forget him again any time soon. Oh yeah, and the resolution of that whole "black hole" thing from last issue adds a kinda-sorta new member to the Doom Patrol roster. As for everyone's favorite Metal Men, it's the dynamic debut of Douglas, Robot Hunter! We're too good to you.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

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8 Comments:

  • At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    (Groan!)

    Seriously, where did the Beast Boy/Raven relationship came from???? (Sigh.)

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Gar said…

    It was built up very slowly and then trashed for some reason.

     
  • At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Built up very slowly?"

    I have issues from one to 50, and it wasn't slowly; it was sudden, completely sprung out of nowhere. Raven comes back and one issue later, she's cuddling with Beast Boy. Then BAM! They kiss.

    Huh?

     
  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Well... it was kind of fleshed out more during the 52 series. We got to see Beast Boy crash and burn with the burden of leadership, and it kind of put a strain on the relationship that Johns built up.

     
  • At 9:11 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    For a gal who used to wear an all enveloping cloak plus evening gown Raven is really getting risque with her lack of costume...

     
  • At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Red Robin said…

    The Beast Boy/Raven relationship got started when Raven was introduced into the post-"Graduation Day" Teen Titans Series. They started hinting that Beast Boy and Raven were getting closer after her resurrection by Brother Blood.

    They started implying that Raven and Beast Boy were growing attracted to one another (such as when Cassie had Raven put on a red dress, and Beast Boy came in and commented on her new name, caused her to become self-conscious and throwing him out). The relationship accumulated to the kiss just before the Infinite Crisis. They dated during 52, and then broke up.

    So, no it wasn't really sprung up. It was hinted at for a while before it became offical. It had far better development than a lot of relationships (i.e. Wondy/Robin after Superboy died)

    Is it just me though, or does it look like they're getting ready to cancel the Titans & Teen Titans. Both books are about how neither team is really working out. It seems like they're realizing that this just isn't like it use to be.

     
  • At 12:42 AM, Anonymous Madame Rogue said…

    Glad to see that Beast Boy and Raven are getting some storytime. And Red Robin, I agree--as comic book romances go, it actually got far more built up time than a lot of comic book romances have gotten.

    Looking forward to this, but I'm fearing that all of this is going to be too little too late.

     
  • At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Madame Rogue said…

    BTW, I should mention that I absolutely hate that cover for Teen Titans. Beast Boy looks like he's evil and Raven looks like she's strung out drug addict. Seriously, that has to be one of the worst Teen Titans covers of all time.

     

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