Monday, January 18, 2010

Return of a Titan: George Pérez

CBR reports: For more on "Teen Titans: Games," here's George Pérez. George says:

I remember when we were trying to rekindle this project a few years ago, an editor had asked about the possibility of removing the mullet from Changeling - he just found it personally offensive, which I don't blame him. It's just, to go back and redo pages would be counter-productive price-wise. Those pages that are inked, it's better to just let them go as they are, and hey, this is a stand-alone story that deals with a timeline that technically the Titans shouldn't be experiencing, because technically they should be 20 years older. But it is what it is.

My feeling for handling these characters is, this is an untold tale of the Teen Titans done as they were 20 years ago in the 1980s. The plot was started in 1988 or ‘89, so it will be 21 years or so before it actually sees print. But it started in the very late 1980s and carried into the 1990s, and the world was very different then. There are things that I can't, in my newer pages, address. The idea that they can't contact each other on cell phones because cell phone technology didn't exist very much at that time. Even the computers still look like this big, blocky thing because I don't want to draw a modern computer. And of course, cars and fashion - and the World Trade Center was still standing and plays a small part in the story.

So there are little things that we could go back and change, but it would probably be creating a morass of continuity gaps right off the bat, anyway. There are certain characters that went through quite a number of changes or had things that are happening in this story that are not reflected in current Titans' timeline. And that's why it is just a stand-alone and an untold Wolfman/Perez "Titans" story to commemorate the 30th anniversary of our starting that title.

I spoke with George at the Baltimore con, and he mentioned they are no longer planning on some sort of present-day framing sequence. He was also unaware that the return of a certain character negated a rather large plot point in GAMES. So, this project is very much an out-of-continuity "time capsule."

But who cares, right? Marv and George on Titans, peeps!


  • At 12:01 AM, Blogger Caine said…

    It's been quite a while since Jericho was in a story that had him in a "good" frame of mind, so on top of every other cool geekish thing about GAMES I get that too :)

  • At 1:17 AM, Anonymous USS_Titans said…

    Darnit.....The Revenge of the Mullet.


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