Friday, September 25, 2009

Ravager "Fresh Hell" Update

Sean McKeever has posted an update on comicbloc concerning the TEEN TITANS co-feature he is writing:

Hey, all!

Just wanted you to know that the Ravager serial will be bowing out of TT 77 & 78 to make room for Blackest Night (and Ravager in the main story)! Yildiray and I will be back in 79 for part 6 of "Fresh Hell", which as of a few months ago was reconfigured into a 9-part story.

Really enjoyed Miller's arc on the book and looking forward to Henderson's take.

If you're going to Mid-Ohio-Con next week, or Baltimore Comic-Con the next week, drop by and say hi!


I'm really enjoying Sean's "Fresh Hell" and NOMAD! The Ravager co-feature has been one of the bright spots in the Titans franchise these days. I'm a little sad it went from 12-parts to 9-parts, but at least we get a 2-part Deathstroke/Rose story by JT Krul in trade.


  • At 4:06 PM, Blogger pongandfun said…

    iwant him back on titans

  • At 9:36 PM, Blogger Thomas said…

    I would rather have my fingernails pulled out than have McKeever back on Titans, myself...outside of what he did with Eddie (the issue with him and Kid Eternity where Eddie finally gets closure from his Aunt Marla was the best issue of his run), he just perpetrated the whole 'Betrayal/Death or Dismemberment/Recruitment' cycle that the book is stuck in right now.

    Hell, the fact that he actually considers Miller's godawful story enjoyable should pre-empt him from ever returning.

    At least we've got some Krul goodness coming up.

  • At 8:49 AM, Blogger conditionals said…

    Personally, I'd kill for McKeever back on TT. Thomas, I'm pretty sure it was the editors who dictated the whole recruitment cycle that ruined Teen Titans. If anything, McKeever's exceptional writing and knack for teen drama was the only brightness shining through the dirge of the current TT period.

    Also, as if he's going to diss on Miller's work. He's just being polite.

  • At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Madame Rogue said…

    Count me in as someone who would have preferred McKeever to stay. I think he did a decent job, considering all the restrictions that came his way.

    And I'd like to know why the Ravager back-up has been knocked down to 9 segments rather than 12.

  • At 5:48 PM, Anonymous Flash Fact said…

    I hope McKeever never touches a Titans book again. I loved the art on "Ravager" though.

  • At 9:26 PM, Blogger Thomas said…

    conditionals, Madame...we need new blood (no pun intended) with new ideas, not McKeever, who just perpetuated The Titans Betrayal Three-Step....

    But then, I fear we're never going to get that as long as DiDio holds the cards.

  • At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Madame Rogue said…

    Thomas: No disagreement here that we need new blood. But I truly don't think Sean did a dreadful job on his run and managed to make the best of a bad situation. Honestly, I think the editorial decisions over all the Titans since Infinite Crisis have done far more damage than Sean's writing ever could.

  • At 5:27 PM, Blogger J.T. Bell said…

    I have been buying Teen Titans mostly because I loved the opening issues with Johns as the writer. Something about the series was so solid and strong, and it slowly began to flounder until it just sunk. I still buy the graphic novels to support the series...mostly because I figured sooner or later someone is going to take it over and spurn my interest again.

    The greatest Titans story right now is actually Blackest Night Titans...and part of me hopes that something comes out of this. I really hope that people are really emotionally damaged by these things. I don't care if they're not "actually" that person; the fact their loved ones are up and running around would still screw with people's minds. I just hope it's not swept under the table when the "new blood" does come in. The thing with her child would wreck Donna, I don't see how it couldn't. I'm afraid that after it is all over she's going to be the same character she was at the beginning of the new Titans series. Okay, I think I'm done ranting for now.

  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger Thomas said…

    I have to agree that BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS is the best thing featuring the characters being done right now--and I would really enjoy seeing what J.T. Krul does with the franchise if he's given an extended time with it.

    And I think I'm with Madame in wishing we could have the Titans sans editorial meddling--especially given how DiDio seems to think constant death is the best cure-all for a book's problems.

  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger Nightwing said…

    Have you guys read Sean McKeever's other work? GRAVITY, SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE, THE INHUMANS and NOMAD? It's really great stuff. Just young people dealing with situations bigger than they are. It's sorta McKeever's stock-and-trade.

    TEEN TITANS is the only work of McKeever's that is uneven. I can't help but think that has something to do with editorial stuff. I would love to see McKeever's creatively free reign on TEEN TITANS, but I suppose it's not in the cards. Shame, really, because Sean is so perfect for DC's premiere teen book, judging from his other works!


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