DC Comic’s non-stop onslaught of announcements regarding new titles continues as they recently announced a slew of new ongoing series starring some of DC’s younger heroes! Fans of the ‘Young Justice’ generation can finally rest easy knowing that some of their favorite characters are still around after DC’s relaunch. Since the original Teen Titans began many years ago, teen heroes have long played a major role in DC’s lineup, and that doesn’t seem to be changing with this latest reboot.
First up we’ve got a new Teen Titans series with a roster full of familiar faces. The team so far consists of confirmed former Titans Superboy, Wondergirl and Kid Flash as well as a few other new and/or unrecognizable members. Leading the team is former boy wonder Tim Drake as the Red Robin; a character many were curious about popping up in a post-relaunch DCU. Aside from the new Teen Titans book we’re getting a brand new Static Shock series as well as an all new Hawk & Dove.
Beyond these young heroes, DC is giving us another serving of teen justice with two brand new series based off of the classic Legion of Superheroes- Legion Lost and the aptly titled Legion Of Superheroes. All of these new series look great overall and feature some drastically overhauled costumes, although the majority of these heroes are recognizable aside from the Teen Titans. The complete press releases from the DC Blog are reprinted below-
Tim Drake is forced to step out from behind his keyboard when an international organization seeks to capture or kill super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he must team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and a hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash in TEEN TITANS #1, by Scott Lobdell and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.Virgil Hawkins has been gifted with incredible electrical powers. Adopting the persona of Static, he faces super-powered street gangs, raging hormones, homework, and girls in STATIC SHOCK #1, co-written by John Rozum and Scott McDaniel, with McDaniel also illustrating along with Jonathan Glapion.It’s up to the living avatars of war and peace to root out the hidden forces who look to plunge the country into a deadly civil war in HAWK AND DOVE #1. The exciting new series will be written by Sterling Gates and illustrated by legendary superstar comics artist Rob Liefeld.Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from total annihilation. When the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world and an ultimate struggle to survive. LEGION LOST #1 will be written by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Pete Woods, fresh off an acclaimed run of Action Comics.In the 31st century, the Legion of Superheroes is reeling from the loss of seven of their finest — and trying desperately to keep their youngest recruits alive against a series of terrible new threats. LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 will be written by fan-favorite Legion writer Paul Levitz and illustrated by Francis Portela.
So what do you think of the new Teen Titans Lineup? How about the new costumes? Am I the only one that is kind of sad to not see Red Robin in his own solo title? Tell us what you think in the comments section below! Stay tuned to Comic Booked for all the latest news on the DC relaunch!