Scott Lobdell Wants YOUR Questions: 8/27/11 [UPDATED]
I looked at the acronym you used for the secret organization in charge of Superboy and couldn't help but be reminded of the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. out of Grant Morrison's memorable run on the Doom Patrol. Their agenda doesn't even seem too different from theirs. The Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. were created to rein in the bizarre and unusual just as your group seems to be trying to rein in the unusual teens you've been charged with writing. Am I over-thinking or are you making a reference to the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E.?
Are there long term plans for Ravager in Superboy? Any chance that shell cross into teen titans? Was Starfire in the Teen Titans previous to this new one? Is Jason Todd a really bad guy in this or will the reader see him as a "good" guy? Will we sympathize with him? How long will it take to introduce all of the new Teen Titans? Will we notice the difference with this new Superboy? I've heard that he will have stronger mental powers. What other powers will he have? Who will be the strongest of the teen titans? And if it's Wondergirl, why? Did Lilans death still happen? Or is Roy over his daughter's death? And for that reason, is there any plans for Cheshire to come into the fold?
What was your reaction when first seeing Starfire's new costume?
If you could write for either property, which would you choose, GI Joe or Transformers? Do you have any favorite characters from either franchise?
Will you be making sure the new characters you introduce not end up as the perennial "cousin Oliver" of the book like Danny Chase was for the original "New Titans" series?
While you were in Seattle for Emerald City ComiCon last year, how did you enjoy our fair emerald city?
(Someone please try to get these questions into the final groupings!!!!)
I don't know if you can answer this without giving away any story points or spoilers, but here goes anyway. Given the appearance of a red Bat symbol on Red Hood's costume, what connection will Jason have with the rest of the Bat family? Does Batman sanction Red Hood's activities, or is the the Bat symbol on his costume his way of giving Bruce the finger?
One of the biggest criticisms currently directed against Teen Titans and Red Hood and the Outlaws, throughout the interwebs, is that they give off a 90s vibe. This seems to be a negative for some people. Do you see image of your mainstream 90s pedagree as being something to overcome or avoid?
There are many a Teen Hero who are often overlooked in the DCU. Will we be seeing any of them re-introduced into the DCU? And may i suggest Red Star? (he is always used amazingly once... then ignored for 6-12 months).
Thanks and PLEASE treat Conner and Tim right! (OH! side note: would you please have someone toss around the name Carl when trying to give superboy a name? As a nod to his solo days? much obliged)
Given your current plate of titles, which are all dealing with young super heroes in an adult world. Where do you find the ideas and inspiration that lend themselves to creating believable super teens?
What past representations of super teens influenced you? and if so, why?
Finally, what would you think of the idea of tying the new Superboy with the Legion of Super-Heroes more? (the ULTIMATE teen group)
Sorry for the multiple questions, really cool that your doing this man :)
Considering that the charaters who teamed up to become "Red Hood and the Outlaws" are pretty much full of resentment and, let's say, the wayward members of the superheroes' family, will their story eventually deal with some kind of "redemption" and going back to the "Light Side" ?
Or will it be more iconoclast and focused on the use of lethal force to deal with criminals (or pretty much anyone standing in the way) - in other words going deeper and deeper into the "Dark Side" ?
- How extensively will Jason Todd's past be retconned, or in other words, how can you justify him wearing a Bat symbol?
- Is Dick and Starfire's past romance/almost marriage still canon, and how will that affect the Jason/Starfire romance that is obviously just a matter of time?
- Was Lian Harper ever born?
- Did Cry for Justice happen?
- .... you see where this is going, right?
- Are the Teen Titans going to have been an established team in the past (like the starfire, cyborg, nightwing era)?
- Who was responsible for the King Shark vs Superboy cover and why does he hate me?
- Charcoal girl reminds me of Raven's astral form and Starfire. Is she Blackfire? Why not?
Will Wonder Girl still be the same character or is she going to be completely different? (I'm just worried because the solicitation said she will be a "Thief"its already been addressed that Wonder Girl will be different then she was before. It said she would be belligerent, so you can probably expect a bad attitude
How does Dick feel about Roy hanging out with Jason? Are the Outlaws going to be killing? Why is Roy wearing a baseball cap with what looks like a raccoon on it?in one of the solicits starfire was melting a dudes face off....i'm pretty sure they'll be killing
Will this be the first time Tim becomes Red Robin?
Or has he been Red Robin for as long as he has in the old DCU?
And has his costume always been like this?
And also, is this the first time Tim's met Bart and Cassie?
Conner's origin story will be like a flashback kind of thing right? Or is it happening at the current time for the New DCU?
Why Starfire and Arsenal? Why did the two of them join Red Hood and not some other "misunderstood" hero/vigilante?
And is Jason like finally back with the rest of the Bat family? As in, he's not like fighting with them anymore?
Does Tim still have his Red Robin Cave, or as I like to call it the Robin's Nest? Will we ever see Raven, Jackson Hyde, Static, Blue Beetle, or Beast Boy in TT? Are there any plans for Lex to appear in Superboy?
P.S. If you answer my questions, you win my never ending love.
I admit I am a bit nervous regarding the DCnU in regards to how much will be alteredhowever; I am aware that sometimes change must occur in order to grow no matter how uncomfortable it may be in the beginning. I am also very curious/excited about the potential all three of your books and (and the DCnU as a whole) I read your commentary regarding the Teen Titans, Red Hood and the Outlaws, and Superboy titles as a whole and I have a few questions about a possible backburner thoughts.
#1: Wonder Girl in particular and I was curious about how different from the "original" Cassandra Sandsmark she is in refards to the New DCnU in terms of powers (solely gauntlets of atlas or does she keep her divine endowment),
#2: In the promos Wonder Girl was referenced as a " powerhouse thief." how credible of a thief are we talking about here? Regular girl with sticky fingers or a "Holly Robinson"/ trained by catwoman caliber thief?
#3:Regarding Wonder Girl's family ties (namely Zeus' relationship with her mother) does that history still factor in her revamp
#4. How independent is Red Robin from Batman in the Teen Titans is he simply his "former sidekick" or is he able to finance the group himself...that is if they all survive going N.O.W.H.E.R.E.
#1: Ravager as Superboy's handler I think that is an excellent touch...However I am curious is she going to be acting in a "kill switch" capacity or as a field commander or sorts ...or both of the above.
#2: In regards to Superboy's powers how much of superboy's old power set does he have, and how much control does he have over them, and how much of a new power set will we see from him (ande Ravager for that matter)
Red hood and the Outlaws
#1: All of the members have been known to cross the line (in regards to killing) once or twice in the "old" DCU how close will this team be on that line or will they be like an anti suicide squad in regards to their methods?
In regards to the "you suck" blah blah blah comments
I don't have any to give... so I guess I'll let your writing do the talking for you in that regard.
And thank you for taking this time out of your schedule to "chat" with us.
How many members do you have plan to join the Teen Titans?
Will they all be new characters? Also will we see former Titans like Static, Ravager, Miss Martian, Aquagirl and the Blue Beetle join the ranks of teen titans?
Is this the first generation of the Teen Titans ever in this new DCnU?
Did Nightwing, Red Arrow, Donna Troy, Tempest, and The Flash ever form the original Teen Titans?
Is Dick and Roy the same age?
What is the hardest part in writing a team book?
Can you reveal anymore tidbits of the Teen Titans that you haven't already mention?
How hard is it to break out as comic book writer? What is the best way to get your foot at the door?
Thank you for taking time to read my questions.
1). How will the incorporation of the new team members into the teen titans and will there be more teen heroes of color on the team.
2). How did you come up with Jason, Roy, and Starfire as the outlaws when there can be more possible choices, and will their be other defected ex-sidekicks joining up with the outlaws as the series progresses.
how does your version of jason todd differ from judd winick's and grant Morrison's version of the character?
will there be other 'outlaws' later on in the book besides the main three?
what can you tell us about the 'charcoal girl' from the teen titans ?
will the new version of superboy be a complete re imagining of the character or will some part of his history from the past 20 years such as the first superboy series ,lemire's superboy, david's young justice and geoff john's adventure comics be intact?
do you have a particular favorite run from any of the past teen titans and superboy books?
how will you describe superboy's attitude and personality compare to his different one's from the past ?
what does project n.o.w.w.h.e.r.e stand for?and why are they kidnapping teenage heroes only?
does cassie now have a 'captain marvel' type of transformation based on the previews?
will superman and superboy confront each other later on?
p.s thank you very much if you do answer my questions.sorry if it's considered to be too many question i'm the type to ask lots of question since i am still a teenager ; )
Hey,just wanted to say cant wait for ur books!!! and -
im lookin to start a good collection goin since now i can!! n im a huge superboy n teen titans fan but not so much a Jason,roy,starfire fan, so i wanted to kno will redhood and the outlaws greatly interact with ur other books or can i save myself from goin bankrupt n just pick up my favs without too much of a hassle about crossovers n stuff?
Let me start first by saying that I've enjoyed your work since you were on Uncanny X Men, way back when. I wonder though, if there are other books coming out within the new 52 that you are looking forward to seeing ?
How do you feel about the "reboot" that is occurring within the new 52 ?
Have you ever considered writing for any character of the Trinity ? Would love to see you write some of Wonder Woman.
Will any of the Trinity be showing up within the pages of your three books ?
Big fan! Loved Generation X. My question is, do you have any planned lengths for your run on any of your 3 ongoings? I ask because it seems like it could become tasking working on 3 ongoing a month with no dealys allowed and no end in sight! I'd rather you stick on all 3 for good but that doesn't seem very realistic.
@GraveSp said:I never trust covers to display actual content. I do notice that Jason is rocking a bat symbol which could mean he is doing something with Batman Inc which would probably limit killing. And if you are talking about issue 2 that guy already has what appears to be a sword sticking out of his chest which could mean he is undead or something.How does Dick feel about Roy hanging out with Jason? Are the Outlaws going to be killing? Why is Roy wearing a baseball cap with what looks like a raccoon on it?in one of the solicits starfire was melting a dudes face off....i'm pretty sure they'll be killing
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:a wise policy and good observations@GraveSp said:I never trust covers to display actual content. I do notice that Jason is rocking a bat symbol which could mean he is doing something with Batman Inc which would probably limit killing. And if you are talking about issue 2 that guy already has what appears to be a sword sticking out of his chest which could mean he is undead or something.How does Dick feel about Roy hanging out with Jason? Are the Outlaws going to be killing? Why is Roy wearing a baseball cap with what looks like a raccoon on it?in one of the solicits starfire was melting a dudes face off....i'm pretty sure they'll be killing
Will there be more outlaws added to red hood and the outlaws or will it probably be left at 3 members and who might you add to Red Hood and the Outlaws?
Also will blue beetle and Static Shock be joining Teen Titans in future?
Will you incorporate Ravenger and Superboy to TT?
Whats TT relations to JL?
will you be creating new characters (besides villains? or will you recycle pre existing ones?
What's your favorite part of a character? Will any future characters have inconvenient powers or powers with pre-existing conditions? Will you ever write a series with an ending? (i mean like y:the last man, dmz, etc)
What do you think is the most creative power?
and.... how's your day so far?
I'm a long time comic fan but have never read a book done by DC,
I do know who superman and batman are but only from the movies, i have never read (and sometimes heard) anything about the characters you are writing.
Could you tell me in your own words why i should pick up these comics?
Thank you for doing something like this and answering our questions.
Will Superboy ever get a father or mother figure? (The kents are dead :( )
Will the Teen Titans ever get an awesome HQ after N.O.W.H.E.R.E. is done with them?
Will the suicide squad ever interact with the Teen Titans?
Is Superboy gonna be a teenage douche or a pretty nice guy with a temper? :)
Will Superboy get an awesome rogues gallery?!
I would like to know your thoughts on American comics vs. manga and their influences on their readers and on each other, and the path you would like comics to be taking in the near future, as well as, if they differ, the path you think comics will most likely be taking in years to come.
Wow! You're alive! I started reading comics in the 90's when X-men The Animated Series was on the air and you were writing the X-titles. I love your work and wonder if Marvel asked you to come back and write X-men, would you? X-men could really use your talent again.
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