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NEW TEEN TITANS #2 (Dec 1980) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez
NEW TEEN TITANS #2
Date: Dec 1980
Cover Price: $0.50
Publisher: dccomics.com

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    "Today... the Terminator" (24 pages) 
    writer:  Marv Wolfman
    art:  George Perez
    Romeo Tanghal
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    Dan Jurgens Wanted to Reprint Teen Titans #2 in latest Booster Gold

    posted 17 minutes agoJul 11, 2009 10:24 AM by vu sleeper

    From blog.newsarama.com


    BOOSTER GOLD #22 (Sep 2009)

    NEW TEEN TITANS #2 (Dec 1980)
    Gold Exchange Q&A: Booster Gold #22
    July 11th, 2009 Author Russ Burlingame

    With Batman dead—ahem, that is, with the OTHER Batman dead, you know, the new one, the one who wasn’t dead already, not that the old one is ACTUALLY dead but nobody knows that and…anyway, with Batman dead—Booster Gold was charged this month with the unenviable task of traveling back in time and facing off against Slade “Terminator” Wilson, stepping into the pages of Teen Titans #2 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.

    (excerpt)

    BLOG@: Is it just me, or is Black Beetle really shortsighted? He doesn’t think of SKEETS? I mean, he’s been involved in EVERY story Black Beetle has!…Unless of course we find out Black Beetle is someone else, but still: how do you forget Skeets when you’re “dampening” powers?

    Dan Jurgens: If you go back and look at the original Titans story, and I tried to indicate this through the dialogue of the scene, the power dampeners belonged to Deathstroke. At that particular point of the story, he wants the action to move ahead to Gar’s pool in order to cultivate the time change he wanted.

    I had suggested they reprint Teen Titans #2 as a backup instead of running the Blue Beetle that month but it didn’t fly, so you’ll have to go look it up!



    FACES OF EVIL FLASHBACK: Deathstroke
    posted Jan 28, 2009 3:22 PM by vu sleeper

    From comicbookresources.com


    NEW TEEN TITANS #2 (Dec 1980)
    FACES OF EVIL FLASHBACK: Deathstroke
    by Brian K. Eason, Contributing Writer
    Wed, January 28th, 2009 at 12:21PM PST

    "Faces of Evil: Deathstroke" one-shot on sale in January

    CBR’s look at the villains we love to hate continues, highlighting the stars of DC Comics’ Faces of Evil campaign, whereby the villains of the DC Universe take center stage in a series of one-shots and special issues of existing series. The spotlight falls this week on Deathstoke the Terminator, who returns to prominence in “Faces of Evil: Deathstroke,” a new one-shot on sale now.

    Slade Wilson was a mercenary and assassin first introduced in "New Teen Titans" v.1 #2 (December 1980) by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. Originally, Deathstroke was referred to simply as The Terminator, and while this might evoke images of Arnold Schwarzenegger looking for Sarah Connor, the character predated the "Terminator" film by four years.

    The origins of Deathstroke are no secret. As a teen, Slade Wilson lied about his age so he could join the military, where he distinguished himself as a soldier and an officer. It was in the service that Slade met Adeline Kane, a military training officer who, in a guerrilla training exercise, defeated Slade in combat. Addie and Slade were a match both on and off the field of battle. The pair were married and Addie gave birth to a son, Grant (Ravager I).



    News: Surprising Success of the Teen Titans

    October 29, 2005 10:53 am
     From www.stargazettenews.com

    NEW TEEN TITANS #1 (Nov 1980)
    The surprising success of the Teen Titans
    By GAVIN FORD
    Star-Gazette
    October 28, 2005

    (excerpt)

    1980 was an interesting year for DC Comics. Many of Marvel Comics' top talents had left the company because of the office politics of the time and made their way to DC. Writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez had both just made the move and were eager to start some new projects. The duo wanted to do a new "Teen Titans" book and DC reluctantly agreed.

    Most staffers at the time figured the book would last about six issues. Wolfman and Perez, however, had added a new twist to the comic. Previous versions of the series had always dealt with existing characters from other books. While the latest book featured some of these characters, new ones were also created. This was the introduction of Cyborg, Raven and Starfire. It was also the start of something big. Within a short time, "The New Teen Titans" was DC's biggest selling book and was rivaling Marvel's "X-Men" among fans.

    News: Carol Sladky

    February 20, 2005 10:42 pm
     From George Pérez

    NEW TEEN TITANS #2 (Dec 1980)

    CAROL SLADKY (1980)
    Carol Sladky is the model for the Ravager's girl friend in NEW TEEN TITANS #2. Ironically, since my wife's name is also Carol some of my acquaintances thought that I had married Carol Sladky. For the record my lovely bride of over 23 and ½ years is named Carol FLYNN.
     May 31, 2003 | TT Worth Checking Out
    From WIZARD #142 (Jul 03)
    TITANIC TITLES WORTH TRACKING
    written by Heidi Ward


    NEW TEEN TITANS #2 (Dec 1980)
  • DC COMICS PRESENTS #26
  • Be on the lookout for massive youth movement in the back issue bins this summer.

    With the highly anticipated relaunch of Teen Titans by Geoff Johns and Mike McKone hitting in July, collectors will be scouring bins looking for hot collectibles, and Wizard has the scoop on Titans back issues to watch!

    (excerpt)

    DC COMICS PRESENTS #26
    The New Teen Titans who would go on to star in DC's top-selling title of the '80s, make their first appearance here. The new series should spark interest in Marv Wolfman and George Pérez's beloved Titans lineup.
    CURRENT VALUE: $20

    NEW TEEN TITANS (vol 1) #2
    Marking the first appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator, fans will be searching for this issue as Geoff Johns has said that Deathstroke will return to his heinous nature and be a major thorn in the Titans' collective side in the new series.
    CURRENT VALUE: $7.50

     August 11, 2002 | We've Got Letters (Aug 11)
    From Silver Bullet Comics
    Letters. We’ve Got Letters!
    By Marv Wolfman

  • NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES HC
  • NEW TEEN TITANS #8
  • NEW TEEN TITANS #38
  • THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT
  • (excerpt)

    The following came from someone whose name I stupidly lost. Tell me who sent this and I'll publicly apologize.

    What is your opinion of the different segments of your lengthy run on Titans? What was your best story arc? What was your worst? At what point did you realize you didn't want to write it anymore? Discuss generally your long run on the book and how it affected you as a writer and the concept of the team book in the comic medium. Also compare your run on Titans to the Claremont period on X-Men and the results on both books.

    The New Teen Titans was the best of times and the worst of times. I loved writing the book, especially the first eight to ten years where I was in charge of it, either unofficially or officially. Those were the issues where I did what I truly believed in. Once someone else comes in - even if they are a great editor - things change. Sometimes for the best. Sometimes not so for the best. There are a number comics where I truly believe the editor makes the series much, much better, but a very few series where I feel the creators should be left alone. For me those series would be Titans, Crisis and Tomb Of Dracula. Everything else I've worked on has been helped by working with good editors. I don't think it's at all surprising that things weren't quite the same on Titans once that control changed.

    Best runs: The first 50 issues. Or anytime I worked with the incredible George Perez. He wasn't just the artist. He was the co-creator. Favorite stories: "Who is Donna Troy?", the Terra storyline. And a story nobody ever brings up which is my all time favorite, "Shades of Gray," the culmination of the Changeling/Terminator story. There are dozens of smaller stories that I also love, especially "A Day In The Life," and "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Maladi." I loved the Kole stories and many others.

    Where did it go wrong? The last year or two. The reason? See my note in paragraph one above. Also, along the way I lost interest in the series and thought of quitting, but then Jon Peterson became editor and reminded me what I loved about the book. We did "Titans Hunt" together which was as close to the 'classic' Titans as I had done in a long time. It would have been a lot better if it hadn't had to be broken up by two maxi-series, turning what should have been a four-five part story where Vic Stone would have been rebuilt to a year and a half storyline where he got lost in the mix.

    I finally had it during that final year and decided to quit the book. I hated every story. Every issue. I wasn't even the plotter. So, at a DC Christmas out here in LA, I went up to DCU Editor-in-Chief Mike Carlin and said I wanted to quit and asked if DC would bring back Night Force and let me write that instead, but with a different editor. I thought there might have been a problem, but Mike said yes but asked me to stay on the Titans a few issues longer. He said he thought it would be best to cancel the Titans with my run rather than just hand it over to someone else. They would then restart it with new characters, concepts and a new number one, which I thought was a great idea. After sixteen years, a new voice and approach was needed. Mike assigned a new editor to my last four issues, and, with the exception of not being able to use Nightwing - who had been returned to Batman continuity - let me end the series pretty much the way I wanted. I still thank Mike for rescuing me from what had turned into a hellish nightmare.

    I still love the Titans and would love to do individual stories about them, but DC hasn't seemed that interested. I recently proposed a character-driven Titans-3 series featuring an approximately 24 year old Cyborg, Raven and Starfire trying to figure out what they are about when they aren't being super, but nobody seems to be banging down my door for it. I also have tried to jumpstart the Games graphic novel George and I started a dozen years ago - of which he drew 80 incredible pages that have never been seen - but again, no interest.

    [ Read more We've Got Letters (Aug 11) ]