Damian Wayne Joining Teen Titans?
J.T. Krul, will be writing Teen Titans starting with issue #88. DC's The Source revealed today that Nicola Scott willl be joining Krul as the artist on the series. You can see from the image to the right that Damian will be putting in an appearance. What will this mean for the team? Can Damian even be allowed to join the team since he's apparently only ten years old. I thought you had to be a...teen in order to be on the team.
Looks like Robin will be back. Just not the Robin they know. You'll also notice in that image that it looks like Ravager will be back as well. I have a feeling a lot of heads are going to be butting against each other.
"Anyone else get that Burns' "excellent" impression? Either way, fun~ ^_^ "
Donna Troy once said there has to be a Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, and Robin
well Tim has outgrown them all mentally and through life so he doesnt need the training the titans offer or the experience so Tim should be Joining the outsiders JSA or even theJustice LEague because of what he has outgrown
and YEah for Ravager
"Anyone else get that Burns' "excellent" impression? Either way, fun~ ^_^ "lol Donna Troy once said there has to be a Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, and Robin well Tim has outgrown them all mentally and through life so he doesnt need the training the titans offer or the experience so Tim should be Joining the outsiders JSA or even theJustice LEague because of what he has outgrown and YEah for Ravager "
Damien is gonna have a crush on Ravager, I just got that feeling.
This actually really excites me. With JT Krull on this, i could see it getting darker, but Robin and ravager give the team more character dynamic. The current team dont have enough character to play off of each other much. Again, im really excited for this. I love JT and i love Robin.
"There needs to be a Robin in the Teen Titans and Damian only makes it more interesting. Teen Titans has fallen off the map lately because of no Robin. Dick made them famous, Tim made them interesting, and Damian will probably make them dangerous. "
yes thats right
also yeah yeah yeahs now i will start picking them up again
But I think the best portrayal of his age comes in Batman and Robin #10 and Red Robin #14. In B&R he has a serious moment with Dick where he's afraid Bruce won't let him be Robin, and you can see the little kid vying for daddy's attention. and then in RR he lashes out at Tim for putting him on the list instead of talking about it, and when they show Dick the reason he shows a really rare moment of confused emotional pain that Tim won't accept him.
Also another pretty good one in Streets of Gotham #3 when he ask's Dick if Katana's single. When Dick ask's him if he's interested he tries to cover up by loudly and defensively accusing Dick of prying into his business, such a childish thing to do.
I just find it hard to accept a 10 year old interacting with teenage-adult to full adult age heroes and villains. A 10 year old punching a grown man to the ground is sometimes the hardest part about him to accept. But I swallow hard and keep telling myself he's been injected with some crazy body enhancers or the kid is snorting more crack than sense before doing the nightly rounds with Dick.
good things: change! (TT has been one of DCs worst books over the past year) ravager back, damien, Nicola Scott.
bad things: no Blue Beatle, no Miss Martian, J.T. Krul (i think we can assume he will kill of at least one team member in the first three issues, he really is a poor writer).
i'm very iffy on this, and will wait for reviews.
This could be interesting, I'll probably pick this up when it drops just to see what happens. I've always liked the Teen Titans, but I've never read their book. It'd be nice to see Beetle back, but I know he's going to be wrapped up in Generation Lost for about another year, so that's not happening anytime soon.
Also there's lots of fighting techniques designed to overpower larger opponents.
Also I think his bones are probably made of steroids and tortured souls.
And if he sniffs anything before every mission it's the ashes of witches burned at the stake.
I almost feel like there is too much coming out about the events happening months from now to make the Grant Morrison stuff have much of a good reveal possibility to it.
With that said, I think Damian would be interesting on Teen Titans, but I don't think it'd make it a good book. I think it would merely make it a bunch of whining and complaining about Damian's methods, leading to overwrought drama that doesn't need to be there.
Plus, I kind of enjoy this relationship between him and Dick.
This kid looks like trouble, he's definitely spoiled, and he's got a reeeeal mean streak! I would say he's worse than Jason because the kid has already killed people before becoming Robin! Honestly, I don't know how this kid was allowed to be Robin in the first place. Even if Bruce is gone, he's just too much of a bad-seed. I say off 'im, like they did Jason, and make him come back as some crazy villain that joins up with Granpa' Ras.
Superboy gets his own series. Maybe he wont be full time within the pages of Teen Titans and they needed to somehow fill that gap.Not saying that he could replace Superboy in any way, I'm just guessing here now. It would be interesting though, seeing Damian
The "change" that Teen Titans needed was a new writer. It didn't suck because there was no Robin it sucked because Mckeever wasn't good for the characters and Hendersen isn't good for anything. I'm glad Krul will be taking over, His handeling of the teen during the BN mini was pretty good (and volumes better than we;ve had since Geoffe left)
Is Damian right for the team? I don't think so. He's a great character, but I don't see him working well with the rest in the long run. I assume this will be a story arc of Damian butting in and the rest trying to get rid of him while dealing with whatever crisis is going on, after which Damian will leave only to come back as an occasional cameo.
That said, I don't want Tim back either. He has his own book and will do fine. Frankly I wish we could get rid of all the YJ'ers and have a Teen Titans book of non sidekicks who don't have a family of book to exist in. Conner will always be around in the Super world. Same for Bart and Cassie. Meanwhile there are other interesting characters who don't have coatails to ride on and don't do anything because of it. What about Argent? Or Vox and Bumble Bee?
I'm glad Beast Boy and Raven are still on the team, because with the other Titans' book re-tooled they would also dissapear without this title. I really hope JT puts BB in command (like DC wanted to do when they brought him back on, before Hendersen threw her hissy fit...)
Oh well, no matter what happens, the book can't be worse than it already is.
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