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TITANS COMPANION (Sep 2005)

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TITANS COMPANION
14 Dec 2005
$24.95
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    News: Gettin' Geeky

    February 03, 2006 07:54 pm
     From www.journalnow.com
    Gettin' Geeky: Superheroes race to the rescue on DVDs and in lively book
    Thursday, February 2, 2006
    By Tim Clodfelter

    TEEN TITANS ANIMATED SERIES (2003-2005)
    TEEN TITANS ANIMATED SERIES SEASON ONE DVD (Feb 2006)

    TITANS COMPANION (Dec 2005)
    • Teen Titans: The Complete First Season ($20) is a lively, and at times over-the-top, series featuring some of DC's youngest superheroes. The team, led by Robin the Boy Wonder, fights assorted supervillains including the nefarious Slade (whose comic-book name, Deathstroke the Terminator, proved a bit too edgy for a children's cartoon). The animation is heavily influenced by Japanese anime, down to the ridiculously catchy theme song by pop duo Puffy AmiYumi.

    The comic-book incarnations of the Teen Titans are also featured in The Titans Companion, a new book from TwoMorrows Publishing in Raleigh.

    Over the course of 222 pages, the Companion ($24.95) examines the history of the team, which started in the 1960s as a way to gather the youthful sidekicks of other superheroes. Robin was there, as were Kid Flash, Speedy (the sidekick of the Robin Hood-like Green Arrow) and Aqualad. Oh, and there was also Wonder Girl, who was actually the teen version of Wonder Woman, not a sidekick (continuity was a bit lax in those days, and Wonder Girl's origin was reinvented many times over the years).

    The Companion goes all the way back to 1965. But the book focuses much of its attention on the past 25 years of Teen Titans, particularly the era in which writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez created some of the most compelling, character-driven stories in comics history.

    They mixed old characters with new ones, creating a lineup so iconic that, more than 20 years later, the Teen Titans cartoon series would be based almost entirely on their early work together.

    Companion author Glen Cadigan interviews Wolfman, Perez and many other comics creators who have had a hand in weaving the saga of the Titans.

    One particularly intriguing aspect of the book is the look at how different teams have to build on - or deconstruct - the work of previous teams in an attempt to tell fresh new stories of characters whose continuities have been so thoroughly written and rewritten over the years.

    The book is heavily illustrated (in black and white), including plenty of rare drawings from the private libraries of comic collectors.

    News: Titans Companion Reviews at SBC

    December 14, 2005 06:06 am
     From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    Slugfest Special - Titans Companion
    Posted: Monday, December 12
    By: Keith Dallas

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Titans Companion will be released in stores on December 14 and can be ordered through www.amazon.com, TwoMorrow’s own website or Diamond Distributing.

    (excerpt)

    Ariel Carmona Jr. - Four Bullets
    Just in time for the mad Christmas holiday rush, TwoMorrows Publishing has a treat for comic book aficionados. Glen Cadigan’s Teen Titans Companion is a comprehensive examination of the silver age comic published by DC and made famous by the writer/artist duo of Marv Wolfman and George Perez in the 1980s.

    John Hays - Five Bullets
    The Titans Companion is a valuable tool that serves two purposes. First, it allows those unfamiliar with Titans lore to learn the rich history these fine creators have brought to the DC Universe. Second, it provides a wealth of information about each creator that even the most die-hard Titan fan may be completely unaware of. Combine these two aspects with the large assortment of donated art pieces, and you have yourself the perfect gift for any comic book fan.

    Shawn Hill - Five Bullets
    The second chapter on New Teen Titans details the impact of the “Baxter book” expansion into the direct market from the early 1980s. Wolfman’s interview recounts mounting levels of stress for both writer and artist (that strange overlap period where simultaneous direct and mass market titles meant twice the monthly issues). He also shares the difficulty of recapturing a past success all over again for a new title. This is the period when the Titans ceased being Teens, Robin grew into Nightwing, and Donna Troy’s origin proved ever more problematic in the wake of Crisis (ironic, since that too was a Perez/Wolfman collaboration).

    News: Edge Guy's Reguired Reading

    December 10, 2005 11:08 am
     From www.collectorsedgecomics.com, thanks to titanstower.com
    EDGE GUYS REQUIRED READING
    Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:33:24 PM

    "Required Reading" is an effort to let our customers know what our staff recommends and why. We are often asked to suggest items, and although individual tastes vary, we hope you will give these items a closer look. Not all items shown here will be reading material, we also hope to point out specialty items you might not be aware of...

    (excerpt)

    GEORGE PÉREZ - STORYTELLER: THE FIRST 30 YEARS HC (Dec 2005) DF George Perez, Storyteller: The First 30 Years HC

    Kurt: George Perez. His name means something to the comic industry. You can’t talk about the last 30 years of comics without mentioning his contributions to the medium. Stories Like “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and books like “The New Teen Titans” and “Avengers” made him into a living legend. This HC is a fitting tribute to someone like Perez. Someone who gave so much to us fans, and shows no signs of stopping.


    TITANS COMPANION (Dec 2005)
    The Titans Companion #1

    Kurt: Once again, Twomorrows Publishing makes me a very happy fanboy. Everything you want to know about the premiere teen team is in this book. Interviews with the creators behind the books and unpublished artwork have become a Twomorrows specialty, and this soft cover doesn’t disappoint. Pick this book up and celebrate 25 years of the New Teen Titans!

    News: Titans Companion To Ship 12/14/2005

    December 05, 2005 07:03 pm
     From www.diamondcomics.com
    Shipping Next Week: December 14, 2005
    Monday, December 05, 2005 10:31:27 AM

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

    SEP053209H TITANS COMPANION VOL 1 SC $24.95

    News: Titans Companion Preview

    November 17, 2005 06:03 pm
     From Glen Cadigan
    As you already know, the Titans Companion has been pushed back to December. The good news is it's at the printer, so the last phase of production has begun. In the meantime, feel free to share the following images with your viewers. It's a four page preview of the book, plus the back cover.


    TITANS COMPANION (Dec 2005)

    INTERVIEW: LEN WEIN

    INTERVIEW: LEN WEIN

    INTERVIEW: LEN WEIN

    INTERVIEW: LEN WEIN

    BACK COVER

    News: Titans Companion in December

    November 12, 2005 08:01 pm
     From Ilke Hincer (email)

    TITANS COMPANION (Dec 2005)

    According to www.twomorrows.com, The Titans Companion has a new release date - December 14th.

    News: Titans Companion in Previews This Week

    August 21, 2005 10:56 am
     From Glen Cadigan

    TITANS COMPANION AD (Aug 2005)
    Just thought that you might be interested in a sneak peek at the Titans Companion ad before everyone sees it in Previews this week. Anyone who intends to buy the book is strongly encouraged to preorder a copy from their local retailer or buy it online as not every store will be carrying it.

    There's plenty of Perez material in it to make George's fans happy, including a plethora of artwork and a four-part interview covering his entire Titans run. This one's pretty comprehensive, so even if people think that they've heard it all about his Titans run, they might find themselves learning a thing or two anyway!

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    Teen Titans Tome
    Monday, August 15, 2005 10:48:40 AM

    • Can you believe it's been 25 years since the New Teen Titans first hit the scene? Most notably, they were the talk of the town when Marv Wolfman and George Perez put the teen superheroes in the path of the wrecking ball. But there's such a rich history behind the super team, any attempt at an all-inclusive history would be a daunting task for any devoted fan. But Twomorrows Publishing did the homework, and came up with The Titans Companion Volume 1 SC to help celebrated the 25th anniversary. Inside are a series of interviews with creators, a comprehensive Silver Age section, and more. Check it out in the Comics section!

    News: Titans Companion Needs Amazine Heroes #50 Cover Scan

    July 24, 2005 08:15 pm
     From Glen Cadigan

    AMAZING HEROES #50 (Jul 1984)

    I'm hoping that either you or someone who visits your website can help me out with something. I need a 600 dpi scan of the cover of Amazing Heroes # 50 featuring the New Teen Titans by George for the upcoming Titans Companion. I've set up a temporary email account (amazingheroes50@legiononline.net) to field responses from interested parties. The address will only last as long as it takes for me to receive a usable scan, so webcrawlers beware!

    News: Titans Companion Official Solicitation

    July 14, 2005 12:30 am
     From Glen Cadigan

    TITANS COMPANION (Sep 2005)

    Thought you might be interested in knowing that the official solicitation for the Titans Companion book is up at TwoMorrows' website.

    It features the updated cover art as well as the book's actual shipping date. Anyone who's going to San Diego this year should stop by the TwoMorrows booth (#1215) and ask to see the sample pages which will be on display there. George's art is well-represented!

    News: TwoMorrows To Publish Titans Companion

    March 26, 2005 11:48 am
     From TitansTower.com, thanks to Mike Negin
    TwoMorrows Publishing Plans Titans Companion
    update >> march 15 >> 2005

    TwoMorrows Publishing has plans to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the New Teen Titans by producing a very special book - in keeping with their volumes about the JSA and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Look for it to appear later this year. It'll be edited by Glen Cadigan, who edited 2003's Legion Companion, with layouts by me, Bill Walko.

    We are in need of artwork for the book. We would like to represent every era of Titans! Anyone who has professional Titans artwork which they think should appear in the book (commissions, convention sketches, original art pages) can contact me (email) about sending scans or photocopies. You will be credited if your artwork is used.

    Look for more news on this exciting project as it develops.


    02/03/2006 20:05:42

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