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George Perez
DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1
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    "A Golden Age to Conquer" (22 pages) 
    writer:  Phil Jimenez
    art:  Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
    George Pérez
    colors:  Lee Loughridge 
    letters:  Rob Leigh
    editor:  Jeanine Schaefer
    Eddie Berganza
    Joan Hilty
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    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
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    December 17, 2014 Mindy Newell 

    Baby mine, don’t you cry. / Baby mine, dry your eyes. / Rest your head close to my heart, never to part, / Baby of mine. • From Walt Disney’s “Dumbo”(1941), Words and Lyrics by Frank Churchill and Ned Washington

    So Donna Troy is coming back.

    Only this isn’t the vibrant, intelligent, powerful, and oh-so-very human – with all the foibles and strengths inherent in homo sapiens – young woman that I came to know and love back in the day when Marv Wolfman and George Pérez created and collaborated on The New Teen Titans.


    This is a Donna created through the teamwork of Meredith and David Finch, who has been granted life through the dark arts, through black magic, and as she rises naked from the brewing miasma of a black cauldron, and so we react with fear and horror, our intrinsic fear of human sacrifice, blood ritual, and “unnatural” life causing us to recoil in horror and to whisper a psalm of David, to cross ourselves in supplication to God, to ward off this, this thing with shaking hands making patterns in the air, signs and symbols as ancient and as useless as our dead forefathers who huddled in fear on the plains of Africa as the light left the world and the darkness arose.


    [ Read more Mindy Newell: Baby Mine ]





    News: Jimenez Talks Donna Troy

    August 02, 2005 11:25 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    TROJAN WARRIOR: JIMENEZ TALKS: "DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY"
    by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
    Posted: August 2, 2005


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    Donna Troy was one of the most beloved members of the DC Comics Teen Titans. Fans mourned her death in the "Graduation Day" mini-series and rejoiced when DC announced the four-issue "DC Special: Return of Donna Troy" mini-series by writer Phil Jimenez and artist Jose Garcia Lopez. However, when some readers picked up the first issue of the series they found it wasn't quite what they expected and some were left confused. CBR News chatted with Jimenez by phone last week for some clarification and background on the series and some hints on how it ties into the looming "Infinite Crisis."

    (excerpt)

    After the DC Universe settles down from the events of "Infinite Crisis," readers can expect appearances from Donna in a monthly DC book. "I think there's been some talk. The plan had always been that once she was reintroduced she would be placed in either the 'Titans' or 'The Outsiders.' I suspect it will be one of those books."

    Jimenez has enjoyed crafting a story that reintroduces one of his favorite characters and places her at the forefront of the big events in the DC Universe. He urges readers who may be confused or have questions to stick with the book. The final two issues of "The Return of Donna Troy" should tie things together for them nicely. "I just hope readers remembers that it is a four-issue series," Jimenez said. "Just because everything wasn't explained in issue one doesn't mean it doesn't pan out over the other three issues."

    News: Return of Donna Troy On Top 300 Comics

    July 22, 2005 09:57 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    Topic: DIAMOND TOP 300 COMICS FOR JUNE
    posted 07-21-2005 12:04 PM by Jennifer M. Contino

    Diamond has released the actual sales data for June 2005. Marvel edged DC to claim the number one spot in both the dollar and unit share. The House of M as well as the miniseries leading up to the Infinite Crisis nabbed most of the top ten spots.

    Based on Actual Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2005

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    News: Pulse: Perez, Titans, Inking & Exclusives

    June 27, 2005 10:54 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    GEORGE PEREZ TITANS, INKING, & EXCLUSIVES
    posted 06-27-2005 10:40 AM
    by George Nelson


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    George Perez, who recently signed a five-year exclusive agreement with DC Comics, should have no problem filling that time with work. He's inking several DC projects, including The Return of Donna Troy, and has tons of offers for even more work within the company.

    “If I were to say 'yes' to every offer that’s been made to me in the past few months I’d be busy through 2011,” the superstar writer/artist reflected at the Pittsburgh Comicon, grateful that after 30 years doing comics professionally he is still in demand, he joked “I'm the pretty girl at the prom.”

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark series The New Teen Titans with writer Marv Wolfman, Perez is currently inking Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez’ pencils on the Return of Donna Troy miniseries “I‘m getting such an education,” he said. He also recreated the cover of NTT No. 1 for the cover of this year‘s Overstreet Price Guide. Plus he's resumed work on the Titans graphic novel, Games with collaborator Wolfman. Though he isn’t involved with the Cartoon Network's Teen Titans show's production, he also gets a percentage of profits from the cartoon and spin-off merchandise. In fact, between that and the financial success of the long-awaited JLA/Avengers, Perez has spent most of the past year on vacation, making up for lost time with his wife, Carol. Time that he lost while creating the work-intensive JLA/Avengers crossover which, at one point, gave him tendonitis. “I have not drawn an interior comic book page in nine months,” he said.

    [ Read more GEORGE PEREZ TITANS, INKING, & EXCLUSIVES ]

    News: Wolfman on Donna Troy

    June 15, 2005 06:22 am
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    WOLFMAN: JUST WHO IS DONNA TROY?
    posted 06-14-2005 10:11 AM
    BY JENNIFER M. CONTINO


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    She's not the Phoenix, but Donna Troy is rising from her ashes in a story tied to the upcoming DC mega event, Infinite Crisis. Troy, the former Wonder Girl, met with an untimely demise in the Graduation Day limited series. Her end signaled the beginning of two new super teams: the Outsiders and a new group of Teen Titans. Shortly after the denouement of Graduation Day, rumors began to circulate that the death of Donna Troy was not the end and that - even then - plans were in place to reintroduce her to the DCU. Now, two years later, as the first part of The Return of Donna Troy is upon us, DC Comics has also released a "best of" 224 page collection, New Teen Titans: Who is Donna Troy.

    (excerpt)

    One of the best New Teen Titans stories in fan opinion was the origin of Donna Troy. Wolfman said it was Perez who thought they should go "further" and "find out who her parents were that I had 'die' in the fire," Wolfman said. "George came up with the idea of presenting it as a mystery. The hardest part of the story was making it work as both a piece of detection and an emotional story."

    Judging by fan reaction and DC's decision to include it in the collection, Wolfman and Perez succeeded. Wolfman considers it one of his all time favorite stories in the Titans mythos. Another thing Wolfman enjoyed doing for the character was giving her a soulmate in the form of divorced college professor Terry Long. "I thought someone with WG's background could never be happy with a boy her own age. He had to be a man. Older. Who had gone through life - in his case a marriage and kids - and, to make them more compatible, he was a History professor so he could understand and he awed by what she had seen and done in her short lifetime. After all, she had walked with the Gods that he studied and thought of as myth. He simply had to be older. Boys her age would be like dating the emotional equivalent of a two year old - which is what most 18 year old boys are anyway."

    News: Summer Preview: Return of Donna Troy

    June 05, 2005 09:12 pm
     From WIZARD #165 (Jul 2005)

    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    05 SUMMER PREVIEW: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY
    written by Chris Ward
    printed in WIZARD #165 (Jul 2005)
    www.wizarduniverse.com

    The former Titan resurfaces with clues to 'Crisis'.

    It's a brand-new dawn for Donna!

    Originally Wonder Girl Donna Troy, seemingly killed in Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day mini-series but instead transported to a strange world, roars back to life in DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy. written by Phil Jimenez with art by Jose Luis Garcia and George Perez, the four issue mini also serves as the official prologue to October's Infinite Crisis mini-series (drawn by Jimenez and written by Geoff Jones).

    "This series sets Donna Troy up as a major player in the Crisis itself," the writer says. "It also connects to the cosmic events of the Rann/Thanagar War and the Teen Titans and the Outsiders. We're using her background and history to explain why she's so pivotal to the DC Universe, and why she, more than anyone else, has to be in the role she's about to take on."

    Plus August's issue #3 is girl-on-girl action when Donna tangles with current Wonder Girl Cassie Sandsmark!

    News: Return of Donna Troy Ad (Updated)

    June 05, 2005 08:04 pm
     From Ilke Hincer (email)

    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)

    I was flipping through the latest issue of Outsiders, and I came across an ad for DC Special: The Return Of Donna Troy. While the main image in the ad is the image of Troia from the cover of DC Special: TRODT #1, in the background there's a drawing of Cyborg, Metamorpho, Nightwing, Raven, etc. which looks like an original Garcia-Lopez/Perez illustration.

    News: Pérez Signing at Coliseum of Comics in Florida

    June 01, 2005 09:46 pm
     From www.coliseumofcomics.com, thanks to www.comicbookconventions.com
    George Perez Signing
    Friday, May 20, 2005 11:21:52 AM


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    Comic legend George Perez will be on hand to sign the all-new The Return of Donna Troy comic (releasing May 25th) as well as his previous works. Mr. Perez will be at our Kissimmee store from 12:00pm to around 3:00pm on Saturday, June 4th.

    We will be donating $1 from every Return of Donna Troy comic sold to the ACTOR Comic Fund (a fund specifically designed to aid retired and struggling comic creators). We will also be running an ACTOR Raffle. Each ticket will be $1 and a winner will be chosen to take home an original George Perez sketch.

    For more info, please call 407-870-5322.

    ACTOR Comic Fund

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    George Perez Signing in Florida Saturday
    « on: 6/1/2005 at 05:42:00 PM »

    Comic legend George Perez will be on hand to sign the all-new The Return of Donna Troy comic (releasing May 25th) as well as his previous works. Mr. Perez will be at the Coliseum of Comics Kissimmee store from 12:00pm to around 3:00pm on Saturday, June 4th.

    They will be donating $1 from every Return of Donna Troy comic sold to the ACTOR Comic Fund (a fund specifically designed to aid retired and struggling comic creators). They will also be running an ACTOR Raffle. Each ticket will be $1 and a winner will be chosen to take home an original George Perez sketch.

    For more info, please call 407-870-5322.

    For more, visit:
    www.coliseumofcomics.com

    News: Shipping This Week

    May 23, 2005 09:26 pm
     From www.diamondcomics.com

    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
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    Monday, May 23, 2005 10:05:34 AM

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

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    News: Levitz On DC's New Branding

    May 09, 2005 08:05 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    LEVITZ ON DC'S NEW BRANDING
    posted 05-09-2005 10:01 PM by MattBrady

    With today’s announcement of a branding change at DC Comics, it became apparent that the new logo only represented the tip of the iceberg in regards to how DC Comics will be seen from outside, as well as how DC will be seen from inside Warner Brothers.

    We were able to catch up with DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz for a brief chat about the branding change as he was between meetings today.

    (excerpt)

    NRAMA: Along with this “bigger picture” and branding going across the entire company, how does what’s going on content-wise in publishing tie into the comprehensive program? For instance, when we spoke with George Perez recently, he mentioned that he was going to be doing some style guides for the DCU, to allow creators to have a more unified approach on the art side of things. Is the branding indicative of a unification or homogenization of the content to make it more uniform across all media within Warner Brothers?
    PL: No, I think that’s a wrong, but perhaps reasonable deduction. I think the power of a brand is that it enables you to present a wider range of creativity, because it really says, “This is Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey – this is the whole circus. We’ve got three or four rings going. We’ve got this style over here, we’ve got that style going over there.” You don’t have to reduce yourself to a “house style” under the new branding.

    I think the secret behind what’s going on with George, and some other things that Dan Didio is doing…it’s not a secret that Dan landed in this world after having spent his career up to this not making comics. He started out reading them, loving them, and has a very long history with them, but he doesn’t have 40 years of craft as a constructor of them, he has 40 years of craft as an appreciator of them. Part of what I think he’s trying to do now that he’s settled into the job a little bit, and has a feel for the pieces of both what he can do himself and what he wants his team to do, is he’s looked around and said, “In order to make great comics, I need to be able to have tools that aren’t part of a conventional editorial team.”

    So Dan may have a deal with one freelancer who has some particular ability to develop characters, and has them working to re-think some of our old stuff, and finding new kinds of business models to find ways for them to be able to do that. That can lead to something like Grant’s work on Seven Soldiers, where Grant’s writing the initial material on the characters, but he’s creating, or re-creating some new value in some older properties. It also leads to George, who’s certainly one of the great costume designers of our field, one of the great, kind of “grown up” artists who now has a generation of guys looking to emulate him serving as something of a teacher and guide to others.

    George mentioned in your interview that we’d tried to get him to come up to New York to work. We don’t have a depth of guys like Joe Orlando or John Romita who can help work with young artists and help develop them. We have Mark Chiarello here, which we’re very lucky to have, and Marvel has Joe Quesada, but it’s not a deep bench. No disservice meant to either Mark or Joe, but they’ve got a while until they get up to where Joe Orlando or John Romita Sr.’s track record lies.

    In short, we’re looking for the right way to use guys to fill in some of these spots, and I think that George will have some very important roles to play. Personally, a someone who goes back with him to when I was selling the fanzine that he had his high school art in, I’m thrilled to have him back on the team for a chunk of years. He’s an incredibly talented creator for the field.

    I think you’ll see another couple of unorthodox arrangements like that, either announced or happen.

    [ Read more LEVITZ ON DC'S NEW BRANDING ]

    News: New Whirlwind of a DC Logo

    May 09, 2005 08:04 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    NEW WHIRLWIND OF A DC LOGO **UPDATED
    posted 05-09-2005 06:41 AM by Jennifer M. Contino

    DC Comics is getting a new logo according to an article on the New York Times. The new logo will first appear on May 25th comics and be seen on DVDs, on the upcoming Batman Begins, and other DC-related products. The article also mentioned DVD releases of Lois and Clark, Static Shock, and Challenge of the Superfriends and that the Legion of Super-Heroes was being developed as a cartoon series.

    According to the article the change was help "utilize the power of DC:

    "We're talking about a multibillion-dollar brand," said Kevin Tsujihara, the Warner Brothers executive vice president for corporate business development and strategy, whose portfolio includes DC Comics. "There was a level of concern that we weren't fully utilizing the power of DC."

    Read more details here:
    www.nytimes.com/2005/05/09

    News: Even Superheroes Can Use Some Buffing of the Brand

    May 09, 2005 07:43 pm
     From www.nytimes.com
    Even Superheroes Can Use Some Buffing of the Brand
    May 9, 2005
    By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES

    The publisher of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman is getting a makeover. DC Comics, a division of Warner Brothers Entertainment, is unveiling a new logo today.

    The new logo - the letters DC encircled by a whirlpool-like ring with a single star - will be used to brand DC Comics across all media, including comics, toys, television and film. The new look replaces the old logo - the DC letters in a circle and bounded by four stars - that has been on the covers of DC Comics since the mid-1970's.

    The move is one part facelift and one part marketing strategy. The branding may also help take the spotlight away from Marvel comics and its recent box-office successes with Spider-Man and The X-Men.

    "We're talking about a multibillion-dollar brand," said Kevin Tsujihara, the Warner Brothers executive vice president for corporate business development and strategy, whose portfolio includes DC Comics. "There was a level of concern that we weren't fully utilizing the power of DC."

    The first comic book with the new symbol will be in stores on May 25; the full library of titles will receive it the following week. The logo will also be featured on toys, direct-to-video cartoons, DVD releases of television shows like "Birds of Prey," and computer games. Versions of the logo will also appear on the WB network live-action series "Smallville" and the cartoons "The Batman," "Teen Titans" and "Justice League Unlimited." An animated version of the DC logo will be used in the movie "Batman Begins," which opens in theaters on June 15.

    [ Read more Even Superheroes Can Use Some Buffing of the Brand ]

    News: DC Unveils New Logo

    May 09, 2005 07:42 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    UPDATED: DC UNVEILS NEW LOGO
    UPDATED WITH DONNA TROY COVER IMAGE 5/9/05: 10:43 am
    UPDATED WITH IMAGE, 5/8/05 9:44pm EST

    According to a report in Monday’s International Herald Tribune (posted online Sunday, by way of a pull from the Business section of The New York Times) DC will be unveiling a new logo on a comic book on sale May 25th, and then premiere it line-wide the following week. According to the report, the new look will replace the flat, four-star bullet that has served as DC’s logo since the mid-1970s, and is part “face-lift and part marketing strategy.”

    DC's outgoing logo was designed by legendary designer Milton Glaser, who also designed the classic "I {heart} NY" logo, and dozens of other instantly identifiable brand marks.

    Looking at DC's current schedule, DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy looks like a strong possibility to serve as the debut title, as it was recently rescheduled (moved up a week to 5/25, in fact) and has been called a pivotal book in what DC is building towards with the upcoming Infinite Crisis.

    "The logotype is intended to brand DC Comics as a contender across all media, from comics and toys to television and film, as the company tries to compete with Marvel Comics, the publisher of Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four,” reports the Herald Tribune.

    Kevin Tsujihara, the Warner Brothers Executive Vice President for Corporate Business Development and Strategy is quoted in the piece as saying, “We're talking about a multibillion-dollar brand. There was a level of concern that we weren't fully utilizing the power of DC."

    The new logo will grace all manner of DC-related merchandise and programming, including toys, and TV’s Smallville and Justice League Unlimited.

    The New York Times story reported that a Legion of Super-Heroes animated series is in development. Speaking of all the diverse products that wil be branded with the new logo, Tsujihara said it expects to see over a billion dollars in revenue.

    The Times: Paul Levitz, the president and publisher of DC Comics, said: "Look at the Superman movies with Chris Reeves. Look at the animated Batman series. The projects that people remember for a generation also have a financial impact for a generation - they continue to air. When we're successful, it has a long, cumulative effect."

    [ Read more UPDATED: DC UNVEILS NEW LOGO ]

    News: DC Comics' New Logo

    May 09, 2005 07:41 pm
     From www.comicscontinuum.com
    DC COMICS' NEW LOGO
    Monday, May 9, 2005

    DC Comics on Monday unveiled a new DC Comics company logo that will appear on comic books, graphic novels and, for the first time ever, on films and television series based on DC properties.

    The new DC logo will make its first appearance on a DC Comics cover May 25 when the company publishes DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1. It will then appear on the entire DC line the following week.

    An animated version of the new DC logo premieres June 15 with the release of Batman Begins.

    The new logo was created by Josh Beatman of Brainchild Studios.

    "DC is a unique and powerful asset whose characters have long been exceptional performers for Warner Bros. with billions of dollars in cumulative sales," said Kevin Tsujihara, Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment. "This new logo and branding program is a statement that the DC brand is a strategic asset and vital tool in our approach to creating and developing films, television, merchandising and games."

    "For generations, comic book fans have been loving supporters of the DC brand: voting us their favorite publisher, counting on us to provide a universe of imagination and entertainment, and looking for our mark as an invitation to try new characters and titles," said DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz.

    "With the introduction of our new logo and a comprehensive branding program, we're inviting our fans in all media to continue to count on the DC brand standing for the best comics, classic characters and a fantastic creative experience."

    News: DC Gets New Logo

    May 09, 2005 07:39 pm
     From www.icv2.com
    DC Gets New Logo
    May 09, 2005

    The New York Times is reporting, in a story by George Gene Gustines, that DC is changing its logo to a new design for its comics and all other uses of the brand later this month. According to the article, the first book featuring the new logo will appear May 25th, with the full line carrying the new logo the following week. The Batman Begins movie will also feature the new logo (in an animated version).

    The new logo has a proud graphic heritage to live up to. The current logo dates from 1977, when it was created by superstar graphic designer Milton (I Love New York) Glaser. It was a variation on an earlier design that also featured the letters in a circle.

    News: Return of Donna Troy in Stores May 25th

    May 06, 2005 10:35 pm
     From Ilke Hincer (email)
    The in-store date of DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1 has changed from June 1st to May 25th, 2005.
    News: Jimenez on Return of Donna Troy

    May 06, 2005 10:30 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    JIMENEZ ON THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY
    posted 05-06-2005 03:08 PM by MattBrady


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    Yesterday saw the inking side of the art team of The Return of Donna Troy - George Perez make some news with his five year exclusive contract with DC. Today, we caught up with Donna Troy writer Phil Jimenez to find out more about the upcoming miniseries which promises the return of…well, see the title.

    But first, probably a quick look back at “who is Donna Troy?” is in order. It’s a question whose explanation can cause the heads of even the most knowledgeable DC scholars’ heads explode, Scanners style.

    Concept-wise, Donna Troy is a bit of a patchwork due to the fact that, as Wonder Girl, she survived Crisis on Infinite Earths, but as a result of Crisis, Wonder Woman’s history was re-jiggered…to say the least. Over the years, as different writers came in to update, patch, and shoehorn some semblance of an origin that worked within DC’s post-Crisis continuity, Donna’s story became more and more convoluted.

    Her final version of history, which still has a few bumps, runs along the lines that Donna was created to be a playmate to the young Princess Diana on the island of Themyscrea, home of the Amazons. Thinking her to be the real Diana, Donna was kidnapped by the being called Dark Angel and forced to live hundreds of different life paths with each one ending in tragedy before she was snatched from it, and sent down another. Hey – we didn’t say her story was easy.

    In this life, Donna was orphaned at birth, and raised by the Titans of Myth to be one of many sleeper agents who would one day rise with others to save the gods. Returned to earth (and imbued with powers) Donna: became Wonder Girl, joined the Teen Titans, got married, had a kid, embraced her heritage as “Troia,” lost her powers, divorced her husband, became a Darkstar, lived through the death of her ex-husband and child, gave up heroing, had her memories erased by Dark Angel, had her memories restored (from Flash’s memories of her) by Wonder Woman, retook the name Troia, served with the Titans, and was, most recently, killed in Graduation Day, while battling a Superman android. Though dead in this world, it was shown in the end of Graduation Day that Donna had essentially moved to another world, to another battle. Phew.

    [ Read more JIMENEZ ON THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY ]

    News: Return of Donna Troy Preview

    March 30, 2005 01:30 am
     From www.dccomics.com, thanks to Marcus Mebes
    News: Donna Troy Returns to the DCU

    March 28, 2005 07:17 pm
     From Diamond
    Brief Notes
    week of 3/28/2005

    Donna Troy Returns to the DCU

    One of DC Comics' most beloved young heroes - killed during the tragic events of Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day - will re-emerge in response to popular demand in the DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1 (APR050333, $2.99), the first issue of a four-issue mini-series. A favorite character among generations of readers since her creation, Donna's death at the hands of a rampaging Superman robot left her fellow heroes, and her huge fan base, in mourning. Those fans should respond enthusiastically to this project, which will be written by Phil Jimenez and illustrated by the formidable team of Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and George Pérez. Picking up after Graduation Day, the mini-series will begin with Donna among the Titans of Myth as Troia, the Goddess of the Moon who must lead those Titans into the last battle of a long campaign of interplanetary conquest. But the warrior begins to doubt her army's chances as memories of a different life haunt her. The only ones who can solve this cosmic mystery, and restore Troia's true identity: the Outsiders and the Teen Titans. Bearing a spectacular cover by Jimenez and Pérez, the book is slated to ship on June 1.

    News: New Donna Troy Cover Colors

    March 21, 2005 12:51 am
     From Marcus Mebes

    (Vu: Just a reminder that I am in Toronto and that I have little resources to update/maintain this website via a public computer - with no admin rights.)

    News: Newsarama's June 2005 Highlights

    March 14, 2005 06:34 pm
     From Newsarama
    DC's June 2005 Highlights
    posted 03-14-2005 09:55 PM by MattBrady

    (excerpt)

    While they've been out and about for a couple of days now (remember when no one broke DC's solicitation embargo?), this afternoon DC officially released its solicitations for June, and while the full list can be found at www.dccomics.com, we once again cherry pick, pointing out the new, the returning, and just the outright interesting.

    Let’s dig, shall we?

    Oh, stop the digging – cherry-picking the cherry-picked – DC has two issues coming in June that will get readers and fans frothing. Donna Troy and the long-awaited Geoff Johns/Allan (Young Avengers) Hienberg project.

    First, the dead/not/dead Donna Troy moves back into her “not dead” phase. And it sure sounds like a tease of things to come to us…

    News: DC Comics in June 2005

    March 14, 2005 06:02 pm
     From www.herorealm.com

    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    DC Comics for June 2005
    Monday, March 14, 2005 4:35:43 PM

    NEW TEEN TITANS: WHO IS DONNA TROY? TP
    Written by Marv Wolfman and Phil Jimenez
    Art by George Pérez, Jimenez, Dick Giordano and others
    Cover by George Pérez & Jimenez

    One of the most popular Titans members ever is the focus of this all-new collection featuring THE NEW TEEN TITANS #38, TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #50, THE NEW TITANS #50-55, TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES 2003 and much more!

    On sale June 1 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

    (NOTE: Cover to WHO IS DONNA TROY will be a brand new cover by Phil Jimenez and inked by George Pérez.)

    TEEN TITANS #25
    Written by Geoff Johns
    Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert
    Cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza

    Part 3 of the 4-part “The Insiders,” crossing over between the TEEN TITANS and OUTSIDERS! Recovering from their first confrontation with Lex Luthor, the Titans and the Outsiders come under fire by another secret weapon — a squad of Superman robots! But with the changes to two team members, have the villains already won? For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

    On sale June 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROy #1
    Written by Phil Jimenez
    Art by José Luís García-López & George Pérez
    Cover by Phil Jimenez & George Pérez You can’t afford to miss DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY, a spectacular

    4-issue miniseries written by Phil Jimenez that unites artistic titans José García-López and George Perez for the first time and heralds the triumphant return of one of the DCU’s most popular characters! She was raised as a goddess, linked by blood to Wonder Woman, crowned as a Titan among both mortals and gods — but Donna Troy’s story is the triumph of the human spirit.

    Torn from Earth by the events of TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY, Donna Troy has reemerged among the Titans of Myth as Troia, Goddess of the Moon. But memories of a different life haunt her as she leads the Titans of Myth in the final battle of a long campaign of interplanetary conquest, gathering weapons, warriors, and worshippers to fulfill a mission she has begun to doubt. It will take the combined might of the Outsiders and the Teen Titans to solve this cosmic mystery and reveal Troia’s true destiny to her: a cosmic hero destined to unite legions against a threat to the entire universe!

    The RETURN OF DONNA TROY is a new beginning for Donna Troy — and a stunning prologue of things to come throughout the entire DCU!

    On sale June 29 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joan Hilty

    News: Return of Donna Troia

    March 14, 2005 07:42 am
     From www.herorealm.com, thanks to Andy Mangels and Marcus Mebes

    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)

    www.herorealm.com

    News: Perez's EZ Project

    March 02, 2005 06:49 pm
     From www.comicscontinuum.com, thanks to Joe Wolf
    GEORGE PEREZ'S EZ PROJECT
    Wednesday, March 2, 2005


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    George Perez told The Continuum he is working with Phil Jimenez and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez on what he calls "The EZ Project," a soon-to-be-announced project from DC Comics.

    "I'm having the time of my life inking the incredible Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez," Perez told The Continuum at last weekend's MegaCon. "Phil is writing and drawing the covers, so I get to ink him, too."

    The "EZ" is a reference to the last two letters in each of the creators' names. It has been rumored that the project involves Donna Troy.

    Perez is drawing a new cover to a Marvel Visionaires featuring his run on Fantastic Four. He's also doing three pages for a 10th anniversary edition of Witchblade and some City of Heroes covers for Top Cow Productions.

    Perez said he will be concentrating on his New Teen Titans graphic novel with Marv Wolfman in May.

    "I've got learn to say no. I'm getting so many great offers," Perez said. "I'm proud to say that after 30 years in the business, I'm still kind of the pretty girl at the dance."

    News: From George Pérez (Feb 2005)

    February 20, 2005 12:00 am
     From George Pérez

    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    I am currently inking the incredible Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez on a project written by Phil Jimenez, who is also the cover penciler, with me inking Phil. Unfortunately, beyond that, I'm not at liberty to reveal what the project is so I've been calling it "The EZ Company Project" since all three creators share the same last two letters in our family names. DC Comics should be making an announcement relatively soon and it will be a relief to finally be able to talk about it openly.

    Contrary to solicitations I have indeed drawn the cover for FALLEN ANGELS #20. Due to a mix-up in the scheduling it initially appeared that I couldn't do the cover, so the regular team was told to go ahead and draw the cover. When Peter David found out about that he reminded the editor that the deadlines had been pushed back and even though the book had been solicited with another cover, Peter figured few would be bummed out to find that there was a Pérez cover after all.

    I have also drawn a cover for a Marvel Visionaries book spotlighting my 1970's run on FANTASTIC FOUR. Tom Smith colored that piece and, as usual, did a wonderful job.

    I am currently drawing a variant cover for Top Cow's CITY OF HEROES #1 and will be drawing the cover for a CITY OF HEROES novel called "Web of Arachnos". This should be the first of three covers for a series of CoH novels. And since I just mentioned Top Cow, I should also announce that I will be participating in a special 10th Anniversary edition of WITCHBLADE. I will be drawing three pages written by Ron Marz. And as I draw those pages I will be filmed by a video crew for TwoMorrows' DVD companion to its MODERN MASTERS book series.

    There have been other offers, including some covers for Dynamic Forces' RED SONYA and ARMY OF DARKNESS. I also will be providing a cover for DF's STORYTELLER, yet another retrospective on my career. (I am definitely being over-exposed). A cover for ForceWerks' B.A.B.E. FORCE is also on my schedule. There have been other one-shots I've been offered that I'm not yet free to discuss, or yet to accept, but after "The EZ Company Project" I will be primarily focusing my attention on completing GAMES: THE TITANS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Inker Mike Perkins has already started on some pages and Tom Smith has 30 pages ready to start so it's up to me to get busy so that Marv Wolfman can start dialoguing the first half of the book.

    As for conventions this year, here's my schedule for 2005 so far.
    February 25-27: Mega Con in Orlando, FL.
    March 18-20: Wizard World Los Angeles in Long Beach, CA
    April 22-24: Pittsburgh Comicon in Monroeville, PA (I even provided the T-Shirt art)
    July 14-17: Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA
    September 13-17: Comic Book Festival in Avilés, Spain

    Those are the confirmed shows. There is a possibility of more, but I'm trying to limit my time away from the drawing board this year.

    News: Rumor: Wizard #160 To Reveal Pérez Project

    October 31, 2004 12:09 am
     From Vu (email)
    Someone mentioned that WIZARD #130 (in stores January 2005) will contain some news about the eagerly anticipated Phil Jimenez/Jose Garcia-Lopez/George Pérez project.

    I will be adding this magazine on my watch list to see if that is true.

    >>>
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    Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:05:46 PM

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    MARVEL COMICS IN 2005!
    Mark Millar, Bryan Hitch, Warren Ellis, Brian Michael Bendis, Andy Kubert, Joss Whedon, Chris Claremont, Oliver Copiel, Joe Quesada, David Finch, Peter David. Who's in and who's out at Marvel for next year! Wizard talks to everyone about the Marvel 2005 and how the Young Guns plan to shoot their way over the top.

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    News: "EZ Company"

    September 23, 2004 11:07 pm
     From ThyTe.com
    Modern Masters 3 : Bruce Timm
    Posted: 2004-09-12 22:42 by Ilke

    More good news - as George Perez announced at the National Comic Book Expo in Toronto, Garcia-Lopez will be pencilling a project which Phil Jimenez is writing and Perez will be inking. I believe Perez referred to the trio of creators as 'EZ Company' because of their last names.

    Perez also mentioned in a panel that he's always been in awe of Garcia-Lopez's work. He said, while laughing, that when he saw Jose's work on The New Teen Titans many years back (a book which Perez was known for), he was afraid DC would just keep Garcia-Lopez and never hire Perez to work on the characters again. Perez also mentioned that the quality of Garcia-Lopez's work has always inspired him to be a better artist.

    And I believe I read somewhere that the Simone/Garcia-Lopez/Janson JLA arc will likely see print in the new JLA: Classified series.

    News: George To Work On Global Guardians?

    September 12, 2004 08:43 pm
     From Silver Bullet Comics
    ALL THE RAGE: Grave Intentions
    Sunday, September 12
    By Blair Marnell

    Thinking Globally

    Another possibility came up this week regarding Phil Jimenez, Jose Luis-Garcia and George Perez’ upcoming project from DC. (see: http://www.george-perez.com/ ) According to the latest rumor, it may be an updated version of Global Guardians.

    However, word out of DC regarding the potential GG revival was “Nope, not happening.”

    But the Troia miniseries does appear to be moving forward with this creative team…

    This Has A “No Dome For You” Factor of Two Out of Ten

    News: All the Rage (9/5/2004)

    September 07, 2004 06:31 pm
     From Silver Bullet Comics
    People In Motion
    Sunday, September 5
    By Blair Marnell

    Tales of Wonder

    Earlier this week, an item that appeared on George Perez’ fan site sparked some speculation regarding his next DC project:

    Here's a little tease about George's next project - Phil Jimenez writes, Jose Garcia-Lopez pencils and Perez inks... something. George wouldn't go into any more detail, and I think he wants DC to make the official announcement, but I thought you might want the heads up.
    The project in question is likely the Troia miniseries Jimenez has been asking for since he signed his DC exclusive contract. Donna Troy is reportedly one of his favorite characters, and he’s been looking to “right a wrong” since she was killed off a while back.

    As for Perez, his participation in this project shouldn’t preclude his work on The New Teen Titans: Games, which was announced last year. Games will reunite Perez with his original Titans collaborator, Marv Wolfman.

    This Has A “Life After Death” Factor of Seven Out of Ten

     September 01, 2004 05:34 pm | Crisis "20th Anniversary" Series
    From Comic Book Resources
    Lying In The Gutters Archives
    Monday August 30, 2004
    written by Rich Johnston

    (excerpt)

    IDENTITY OF CRISIS

    Next year, DC is planning a new "Crisis" series for the 20th anniversary of "Crisis On Infinite Earths," by Geoff Johns and Phil Jiminez. I hear the antagonist is a character who wants their old version of Earth back again.

    Maybe by March, I'll understand that desire.


    (Vu: Just a wild, wild guess, but the project that George Pérez, Phil Jimenez, and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez is involved in - is perhaps CRISIS 2?)
     August 29, 2004 10:00 pm | Pérez to Work with Jimenez & Garcia-Lopez
    From Ilke Hincer (email)
    Here's a little tease about George's next project - Phil Jimenez writes, Jose Garcia-Lopez pencils and Perez inks... something. George wouldn't go into any more detail, and I think he wants DC to make the official announcement, but I thought you might want the heads up.


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