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CBR: Return of a Titan: George Perez

posted Jan 18, 2010, 12:41 PM by Vu Sleeper

Return of a Titan: George Pérez
by Jeffrey Renaud | Updated: January 15th, 2010 at 6:19PM

As we shared earlier today with our exclusive interview with industry legend Marv Wolfman, DC Comics announced the highly-anticipated, long-in-gestation graphic novel, "Teen Titans: Games" this morning.


CBR News: You drew the first page of "Teen Titans: Games" more than 20 years ago. Was it hard to get back to the proverbial drawing board after two decades away from the project?

George Pérez: Yeah, actually. The toughest thing is trying to remember what the heck was going on it. Since the plot, both versions, were rather skeletal - which was not unusual for the times. Marv and I had such a rhythm that I would take a very, very loose plot, which I believed this time was typed out by me, and then just make it up as I went along, making the story move and then adding bits and pieces of characterization. Unfortunately, I was also notorious for not putting too many notes in, and so, of course, that comes back to bite me in the butt now. I can't figure out some of the stuff that I've been put in there. "OK. There's a blank screen here. What was supposed to be in it and how do we solve the problem that was being set up? I'm not exactly sure." So that's something that Marv and I will have to work out.

We're moving along, and Marv has been asking me questions in emails, and some of them I've been able to remember, and some of them I've been able to fake [laughs] and others I've had to say, "Oh God. I'm honestly not sure." But one of the great things about it is that, whatever flaws there are in the story, Marv is not going to repeat mistakes that we were probably going to do 20 years ago. So they're corrected. In fact, he's already come up with certain ideas of how to conclude the story that actually veer in a slightly different direction than the original ending, which I think is absolutely fine. And I actually like what he came up with. It's a very, very interesting twist that I didn't count on and also will affect how I actually finish drawing the book.

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