Tuesday, September 29, 2009

10 Answers with Didio: Titans News

Some Titans news from Newsarama's 10 Answers with Dan Didio:

1) needcomicmoney wrote:
Is Titans going to be cancelled? With Donna, Kory and Vic going to the League and Beast Boy and Raven seemingly returning to the Teen Titans it looks like there will be no need for this book to continue.

Dan DiDio: We're going to have a new Titans team coming your way very soon. You'll see a lot of familiar faces, and maybe a couple new ones. And more importantly, it's being led by Deathstroke. So I think you'll see a new direction for the series, and hopefully, people will stick on board. I don't want to give away what the story is about, but it's tied very closely to Titans lore, and it's also tied very closely to a lot of events taking place in Justice League. So a lot of your familiar faces of Titans, just because they might be on other teams doesn't mean you won't be seeing them in the book.

Newsarama: But the Titans team that is led by Deathstroke is separate from the Teen Titans comic, correct?

DiDio: Correct. This will also show a clear delineation between the two teams and their goals.

Nrama: Some comics have shown Kid Flash and Superboy as part of the Teen Titans team. Will that be reflected within the Teen Titans series eventually?

DiDio: The two characters, Superboy and Kid Flash/Bart Allen, have both come back from what we deem to be traumatic experiences. So one of the first things we wanted to do with them was to re-establish them back in current time, re-establish them with their supporting cast. And from there, once we think the time is right, see how they fit within the superhero community and which teams they might end up on.

Nrama: I think a lot of the confusion comes from how Superboy was shown in Adventure Comics as being part of Teen Titans, and now he's going to be leaving that title as Paul Levitz takes over. The question is where he'll end up if not within the Teen Titans comic itself?

DiDio: I think one of the logical places to see Superboy is in Teen Titans. But that's not to say he won't be making appearances in other books too.


Nrama: So when you say Superboy may show up in other comics, does this indicate Conner's fans will see him in the Superman books?

DiDio: There's a good chance of that.

3) Cyfin wrote:
Can you tell us any more about the upcoming Kid Flash series? When it will be starting, who might be penciling it, anything at all? I've been a huge fan of Bart since the Impulse days, and I'm very excited for his new series.

DiDio: I think we announced that Sterling Gates is writing it. And what you're going to see is it premiering somewhere around April or May of next year. It will launch about a month after the launch of the new Flash book.

Nrama: So there's no artist attached yet?

DiDio: At this particular time, I've got a couple of artists who are under consideration. But right now, we're getting the story worked out in conjunction with the events that are going to be unfolding in both Flash and Blackest Night: Flash.

Not sure what to think of all this. The Deathstroke-led Titans team? I'm not sure how that can work, since DC has turned Deatshtroke from anti-hero to outright super-evil dude. This is probably the make-or-break move for the TITANS series... fan-wise and sales-wise.


  • At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They need to do something! This doesn't seem like the direction I want, but I will wait to see the solicitation then decide if I will pick it up or not.

    ~ Rick

  • At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Madame Rogue said…

    Not interested in Deathstroke-led Titans at all. So far as I'm concerned, its Break rather than Make.

    I find it odd that DC doesn't seem to have a plan for Conner. After all the hullabaloo about his death and now resurrection, and then giving him his own book, they now sound like they're just going to drop him back into limbo. Are they just making stuff up as they go?

    And in the section where Dan Didio was talking about future plans for the Titans books, does anyone else wonder if it was significant that Eric Wallace got mentioned, but Felicia Henderson did not?

  • At 10:33 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said…

    I'm guessing... "break".

  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger Nightwing said…

    "Are they just making stuff up as they go?"

    My magic 8-ball says, "All signs point to yes."

  • At 3:44 PM, Anonymous USS_Titans said…

    DC are just rolling the dice here with the Titans future. From the moment they decided to put Grayson in the Bat suit and put the rest of the Titans in JLA. I knew it is all over for the Titans book. They should rename the book DEATHSTROKE's SUICIDE SQUAD.

  • At 9:02 AM, Blogger Thomas said…

    Madame, I suspected the Henderson thing went south the moment those JT Krul fill-ins got announced.

    I think we've just witnessed DiDio acknowledging another writer change without out and out saying there's a writer change...

    This does not bode well.

    Of course, hopefully DiDio may be picking up how much people have been digging BN:TITANS and might give Krul the nod to take over the ongoing...

    Nyah, that would make sense.


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