Cartoon Network is busy presenting their upcoming roster of shows for advertisers and we've seen some interesting developments. For one, there's an all-new Powerpuff Girls special making its way to the network but Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and Young Justice are notably absent. Could this mean what we think it means? It sure can considering two new DC shows are premiering soon.
Oskar Vega is a comic book fan. He especially likes the Teen Titans. So what did he do? Start creating his own Teen Titans fan comic. And holy hell, is it gorgeous. Check out the concept art featuring all of your favorite characters in both plain clothes and their superhero costumes!
DC Comics is coming up on the year mark on its New 52 reboot, and the 52 have not gone without some pruning and additions. The third wave of the reboot is now upon us, and contains one addition we're positively delighted to see. Not only does it resurrect a long dormant female character who most people have never heard of, she's also in something of a genre twist for the DC universe, and her book is going to be written by the woman who created hard-rocking, kickass '80s heroines Jem and the Holograms.
Look, just let me talk about Amethyst and Christy Marx for a bit, and then I'll tell you about how Teen Titans is coming back to TV with its entire original voice cast.
Glen Murakame's Teen Titans enjoyed an incredibly popular run from 2003 to 2006, introducing millions of kids to the relatively unknown-outside-of-comics characters of Starfire, Raven, and Terra (as well as Beast Boy and Cyborg). It's dedicated fanbase, so long denied any new material, must be excited to see this take on the characters returning in the form of shorts on DC Nation. But that won't stop me from saying, of this clip: That's so Raven.
(via DC Women Kicking Ass.)
Teen Titans, in its very popular run of five seasons, began as a show intended for the young audience that might be interested in DC superheroes, and in that respect its cartoony tone and frequent diversions into anime style chibis grabbed a lot of attention. The show remained a hit, however, by doing what most kids shows with broad appeal do: treating its characters like three-dimensional objects and slowly deepening their development and the seriousness of the situations they were in.
Which is all a round about way of saying that we're sure a lot of people are really excited to see that interpretation of the characters back for the DC Nation programming block premiering on Cartoon Network in March. Enjoy!
Previously in DC Nation
Christopher Holden continues a series reviewing the New 52 with…ALL-STAR WESTERN
All-Star Western opens with Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham teaming up to solve the mystery of a slew of Jack-the-Ripper-like murders in 1880’s era Gotham City. As per usual, Jonah Hex is portrayed perfectly by Gray and Palmiotti. However, Hex seems somewhat out of place in Gotham, regardless of the time period. If he remains the main protagonist, I hope the stories return to the plains. Arkham’s internal commentary provides an interesting perspective on the situation, as well as a deeper examination of Hex’s motivations, but ultimately Arkham’s presence proves as annoying to the reader as he seems to Jonah. The story picks up at the end with revalation of the involvement of what appears to be the Skull and Bone society. If you’re a Jonah Hex fan, I would suggest skipping this opening story arc and waiting for a more traditionally western tale to be released.
Reports came from Bleeding Cool yesterday that Brett Booth and Scott Lobdell will be introducing an outwardly gay character in their upcoming re-launch of Teen Titans, as a member of the team. Seen in solicitations under the moniker of the Wall, the character’s name has since been changed to Bunker. His powers are as yet unknown, but given his names and the cover of Teen Titans #3, it appears that they are defensive in nature, with the hero being able to create barriers and other constructs.
In the torrent of news regarding D.C.’s upcoming reboot/re-imagination, the first image and description of the upcoming Teen Titans reboot has released. It was stated earlier that none of the new members of Teen Titans will have met each other before, which is emphasized in the description:
Tim Drake is forced to step out from behind his keyboard when an international organization seeks to capture or kill super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he must team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and a hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash in TEEN TITANS #1, by Scott Lobdell and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.