During its heyday in the 1980s, "New Teen Titans" was the title, month in and month out, not only for DC Comics but for the entire industry, that readers flocked to comic book shops to buy the day it arrived.
Some lean times followed the title's epic run, but when superstar
creator Geoff Johns relaunched the franchise with the latest volume in
2003 -- along with British artist Mike McKone -- "Teen Titans" again
became a buzz book for critics and fans alike.
Johns left the series in 2007 following the release of "Teen
Titans"#45 and the title's popularity slipped again, but when the
current creative team of writer J.T. Krul ("Green Arrow") and artist Nicola Scott
("Birds of Prey") joined forces for what would ultimately be the
closing chapter of this incarnation's run, sales climbed as readership
came back faster than Bart Allen.
CBR News: Your run on "Teen Titans" has been extremely
well-received by critics and fans alike. J.T., you had worked with
versions of the team for "Titans" and "Blackest Night: Titans," but how
familiar were you with the superhero team prior to joining DC Comics?
J.T. Krul: I found "New Teen Titans" when I was a little
older. Probably when I was a teenager but obviously, I loved the [Marv]
Wolfman/[George] Perez stuff and when Geoff Johns restarted the title
with this run, 100 issues ago, it was a really an exciting time to get
back into it.
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