Titans together! Again!
Well, I suppose this was just a matter of time. DC has been pushing the Titans big time, with multiple series, including the upcoming Beast World event and the utterly superb World’s Finest: Teen Titans miniseries.
So it only goes to figure that they’d give us a Facsimile Edition of 1980’s era-defining The New Teen Titans #1, by Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Romeo Tanghal. (Click here for another really groovy Facsimile Edition announcement.)
Dig the official solicitation info, released Friday by DC:
THE NEW TEEN TITANS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PÉREZ
Art by GEORGE PÉREZ and ROMEO TANGHAL
Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ and DICK GIORDANO
Foil variant cover by GEORGE PÉREZ and DICK GIORDANO
Blank sketch variant
Roll call: Robin! Cyborg! Beast Boy! Kid Flash! Wonder Girl! Assembled by the mysterious sorceress Raven, these heroes must band together to protect the alien princess Koriand’r from marauders who have pursued her to Earth. Witness the rise of DC’s greatest teen superhero team in this nostalgic facsimile re-creation of the groundbreaking first issue by comics legends Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
Due date: 12/26/23
A few thoughts:
— That sketch cover’s gonna be reallllly popular. Pre-order yours now. I am.
— Y’know, I’d love to see DC go deeper into the Titans’ past with Facsimile Editions of 1964’s The Brave and the Bold #54, starring Kid Flash, Aqualad and Robin, before they were called the Teen Titans, and 1965’s The Brave and the Bold #60, when the team name was first used and Donna Troy made her first appearance. (Kind of. As is everything with Wonder Girl, it’s complicated.)
— Want more Titans coolness? Click here.
— Obligatory Price Comparison: This is one of the most reprinted stories in DC’s Bronze Age repertoire, I would wager. But an unslabbed, fairly beat-up original copy recently sold for $101 on eBay.
— BATMAN: YEAR ONE — All Four Issues to Be Re-Released As Facsimile Editions. Click here.
— AQUALAD RISES: Dig Doc Shaner’s Superb TEEN TITANS Character Variant Cover. Click here.