Monday, June 13, 2011

The Thing and The New Teen Titans



Marv Wolfman and George Perez run on The New Teen Titans is comics at their best. It really set the standard for DC titles at the time. I remember being disappointed when Perez was taken off of JLA after only a handful of issues because that I think he is the perfect match for that title, but NTT was so good, I was quickly won over. It is too bad that the Teen Titans were never quite able to reach the same critical heights after Wolfman and Perez left though. The core team from their run has been scattered around, and I really like them best when they are featured together. I checked out the promotional images from the latest Teen Titans reboot and while I was hoping for a return of a more traditional team, it seems that DC is going in a different direction. Oh well, at least I have the long-awaited Wolfman/Perez NTT graphic novel, Games, to look forward to.

6 comments:

Cabin Campbell said...

Another great cover with a strong concept! Yes this was the most popular version of the Teen Titans; I preferred their groovy Silver Age incarnation though.
Keep up the outstanding work.

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

Awww, yeah - Teen Titans! Great cover!

Maybe DC tried too hard after Wolfman & Perez left the book. Who knows if what they accomplished was luck, serendipity or design.

Of course, we all know lightning doesn't strike the same place twice. The New Teen Titans were definitely a big deal in the '80's, kinda like Robinson's Starman was in the '90's - neither one was much longer than five years.

Johns has had a hand in the success in a number of DC characters lately - the JSA, Titans, Green Lantern, The Flash - it's suprising that the look of these newer Titans is so '90's. The bad '90's. The '90's we don't speak of anymore that includes Youngblood and Brigade...

:)

Ross said...

I'm thinking Jim Lee hired a few too many of his Image buddies for this DCU reboot...

sonnymoon42 said...

Jeez, those two guys in the foreground look, um, not heterosexual.

SmearySoapboxPress said...

This is a great cover - I would really like to read that story!

Matt Celis said...

How so? And so what?

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