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52 Days of the DCnU: “Teen Titans”
52 Days of the DCnU: Day 5 - Teen Titans
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund
Release Date: September 28
First things motherfucking first. Cassie’s arms. Those arms are awesome as fuck. *UNF* I want to see her and Superboy arm wrestle… then we can get down to whatever story may come.
Second things second. I LIKE TIM’S NEW RED ROBIN COSTUME. I don’t care if he is now the Red Swan. Natalie Portman would fuck your shit up as the Swan Queen and so would Tim. (Here’s another angle of everyone’s costumes.) This title is definitely the one that has people talking fashion the most.
For the record, my thoughts:
Wonder Girl - awesome. Love the star-field fabric as a nod to Donna Troy. Love the messy, tangled, hard to manage lasso. The hood is perfect. The whole outfit is a great look.
Red Robin - equal parts awesome and hilarious. Awesome because I like being able to see his hair again. I like the Red Robin elements retained from the old design. And I like the ridiculous wings. It’s a superhero costume, dammit! It should be a little bit absurd. Plus, it’s now given birth to countless drawings and jokes that go past my Tumblr dash and amuse me. LOVE IT!
Superboy - Um… I’ll enjoy imaging Tim taking it off of him? It’s kinda plain. The barcode tattoo thing is kind of interesting but I don’t know if I like it yet. Let’s just say that shirt does not look durable in a fight situation and I fully expect it to get torn off at least once every two issues. Therefore, I do not object.
I don’t have any real opinions on Kid Flash’s costume or those of the newbies.
I recently read the BleedingCool.com interview with the writer, Scott Lobdell, about his planned direction for Teen Titans. I think that may just be the most enthusiastic interview I’ve read. He’s kind of bouncing off the walls filled with excitement about the project. I’m not familiar with his work but I did love reading this:
I’ll say this: if the comic industry never created another young white male super hero, we’d be okay. Not that I have anything against them, but I don’t think the over abundance of them reflect the world we live in.
So yes, the three characters who are not the Core Four are “diverse” — even the villain in the second issue is Samoan, and the forth member of the Outlaws is a young black man. - Scott Lobdell, BleedingCool.com
So, I’m hoping the three new characters we see up above are interesting and well received. There’s a ton of existing Titans I’d love to see but I’m perfectly ready to get into some new characters along with some new takes on the old ones. I love the characters of Tim, Cassie and Connor. I love them as they are now but that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to see them change. I’m really hopeful he pulls this off well because he’s writing three potentially fascinating books this September.
Side note: I’m super glad he’s also writing the Superboy title. In that interview he expressed the same disdain I have when you’ve got the same character in two different worlds depending on which title you’re reading. So, while I haven’t read his stuff before, I’m hopeful. I’m not necessarily as confident in the quality as I am for some of the other writers I’m familiar with but I think he’s got a resume that makes it an easy choice to add to my pull list.
Additional Art Source: DC Universe: The Source - Blog