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CBR Interviews Eric Wallace

posted Apr 29, 2009, 8:59 PM by Vu Sleeper

NEW TEEN TITANS #13 (Nov 1981)
Eric Wallace Dips His Pen in DC’s "Ink"
by Jeffrey Renaud, Staff Writer Tue, April 28th, 2009 at 8:58AM PST

Spinning out of the pages of Grant Morrison and J.G. Jones’ epic “Final Crisis,” DC Comics is launching in May four six-issue miniseries in featuring characters not usually described as headliners.

While the Human Flame was the de facto flashpoint of “Final Crisis,” Super Young Team saved the Multiverse while Nemesis is lost somewhere and sometime in it, and the Tattooed Man easily experienced the biggest change to his status quo.


Are you a long-time “Teen Titans” fan? And specifically, Cyborg?

Yes, I remember reading the Marv Wolfman/George Perez run back in the eighties. “Teen Titans” #13 was my first, and I remember just being blown away by the book. I also can still remember the thrill the first time I read the whole “Judas Contract” storyline; what a run that was. So, now, to be able to write a story for that same group of heroes is just a dream come true.

As for Cyborg, I’ve always loved the human side of him – the part of him that struggles with being a normal guy while trapped in a robotic body. It’s really a tragic, classic archetype with endless story possibilities that's tremendous fun to write. The challenge, as always, is to try and bring something slightly new to the table, something that feels familiar and genuine to the already established “Titans” world, but which also offers readers some new twists and surprises. Hopefully we’ve accomplished that with this issue, but I'll let all of you be the judge.