If he had his way Mix Master Mike, one of the most celebrated DJs of our day, would be fighting giant monsters amid the Tokyo skyline.
Instead he’s a superhero behind the turntables, having arguably garnered the most attention for his enduring stint as DJ for the Beastie Boys. He appeared on three of the influential rap group’s studio albums, including its final disc, 2011’s “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.”
These days Mix Master Mike is working magic all over the place, and recently got his geek on by giving the “Teen Titans” TV theme song a makeover. Mix Master Mike’s take on the tune is tagged to the new animated comedy “Teen Titans Go!,” which airs 7:30 p.m. EDT Tuesdays on Cartoon Network.
The fallout from "Death of Family" begins in "Teen Titans" and we've got an exclusive first look at the latest issue.
"I think what happens to Tim... is so shocking that even I am shocked with what I got away with..." -- "Teen Titans" writer Scott Lobdell
The Batman event "Death of the Family" will finally touch the lives of "Red Hood and the Outlaws" and "Teen Titans" this week, when each of their 15th issues will deal with the Joker's terror-filled reign of revenge. MTV Geek chatted with Scott Lobdell, the author of both comics, about what we might expect. Read More...
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Before innocently stumbling upon "New Teen Titans" #3 at the age of 10, I assumed that most comics were about smiles, adventure, some light rough-housing, and Captain Carrot. Sure, there seemed to be a little bit of sex creeping into my comics -- an issue of the original "New Teen Titans" (to be soon called "Tales of the Teen Titans"....it was super-confusing re-naming/rebooting before that sort of stuff was cool) featured the nearly naked duo of Starfire and Wonder Girl lounging by a pool wearing what the latter referred to as "strings with gland conditions."
But one thing I never encounted in my comics -- execept for the occasional "Superman/Batman is a skeleton on the cover because he dies but not really" -- was pure unadulturated gore. Read More...
This September, DC Comics is turning it all the way back to zero, taking a look at what went on in the DCU before the New 52. Like we did a year ago with the first month of DC’s new universe, we’re going to give you some looks at all the "Zero Month" titles coming out over the next few weeks.
So here we go:
"The Culling" continues in Legion Lost #9 from writer Tom DeFalco and artist Pete Woods and DC Comics was kindly sent us over an exclusive peek!
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Beast Boy experiences a "Stream Of Consciences" in this cookie-filled "New Teen Titans" clip from Cartoon Network's DC Nation!
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DC Comics was very awesome to send us an exclusive sneak peek at the newest issue of DC's not-quite-adult superhero series, Teen Titans!
In the issue, which hits shelves Wednesday Feb. 22, the Titans "Fight to save Kid Flash"!
In the aftermath of their battle with Superboy, the Teen Titans make a horrifying discovery: Kid Flash has been knocked out of synch! If they are going to save their teammate, the badly beaten and battered teens need to sneak into the New York branch of S.T.A.R. Labs - which means that this issue guest-stars none other than Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a. Static! But if the team was hoping to use the lab for some downtime, they are going to be disappointed, because now they must battle a new...
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DC’s The Source blog revealed this morning the TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1, the first of the oversized Annual format to be published since the relaunch last September. Written by TEEN TITANS and SUPERBOY writer Scott Lobdell and LEGION LOST scribe Tom Defalco, with art by TEEN TITANS illustrator Brett Booth, the issue kicks off a summer crossover between the DC’s three premiere teen books and will set the stage for Howard Mackie and Ian Churchill’s RAVAGERS series.
The annual promises to weave together plots in the works since the first issues of TEEN TITANS, SUPERBOY, and LEGION LOST, “[pitting] the heroes against one another in a chamber of horrors far beneath the surface of Antarctica.”
Making his debut this week in the third issue of Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth's Teen Titans is the new character, Bunker. Besides Kate Kane over in Batwoman, Bunker--real name Miguel Jose Barragan--is DC's other attempt at having an out, prominent gay character in the DCNu. Earlier this week, we got to learn a little about the character thanks to Lobdell over on the DC Source Blog:
1. For a young kid from a small village in Mexico, he seems to have been pretty well trained in the use of his super powers before coming here to the States, no? Hmmm. We’ll discover that he’s received private tutelage … from a very unexpected source!
2. In order to join the Teen Titans, Miguel had to turn his back on the first great love of his life. When that love comes back, he’s going to learn that the same passion that fueled their relationship might very well consume him.
3. At first glance it doesn’t seem like Bunker has the most awe-inspiring super power in the world (A 3×3 foot pile of psionic bricks that he can manipulate as he pleases). But in issue five, when he squares off against no less a threat than the Superboy, we understand what he lacks in caliber he more than makes up for in moxie!
We spoke to Lobdell about developing his new take on the Titans as well as introducing his new, angst-free character into the New 52.
MTV Geek: Could you tell us a little about the new character, Bunker. What's his deal and what does he mean to the Titans lineup?
Scott Lobdell: Well, within their continuity, since there are no previous incarnations of the Titans, [for Miguel] because he's from a country without a lot of superheroes, his idea of it is much more romanticized than any of the other characters. You know, Red Robin is used to being shot at and Kid Flash used to using his powers to help people but at least they're immersed in a society and a culture where superheroes exist. Whereas Miguel is coming at it as this notion of this faraway land where superheroes do great things to help people and when he discovers that he has powers, he wanted to be a part of that. Read More...
Batman: The Dark Knight #1, David Finch & Paul Jenkins (w), David Finch (a) [Print Edition]
THE PITCH: Batman, but you know, eXXXtreme.
HOW WAS IT? If you liked what Finch was doing on Batman before – basically, his distilled, ‘roided out version of Gotham City action, you’re probably still going to like this, as it doesn’t miss a beat. In fact, there’s even a neat visual metaphor for the title on the last page. It’s a big, dumb action movie. To break it down: Detective Comics is aiming for being The Dark Knight; Batman is aiming for Batman: The Animated Series; and Batman: The Dark Knight is trying to be the WWE. Read More...
A day couldn't pass by with a new round of post-Flashpoint announcements from DC. This time, the teen characters of the DCU get their time in the spotlight, with revamps of Teen Titans, Hawk & Dove, Legion (it wouldn't be a relaunch without a new Legion), and Static Shock.
An overall note based on a thought that's still kind of taking shape in my head about the direction of some of the titles in the relaunch: along with the character redesigns -- making their threads more uniform-like and less like costumes -- and the tone of the some of the announcements (the Titans facing off against teen-kidnapping/killing organizations, John Constantine joining a sort of A-Team of magic) there's a sort of militarist vibe from the whole thing. It's not consistent, and I could very easily be tugging at an imaginary thread here. But if that is the case, it really reshapes the character of the DCU into something a little more hard-edged, for good or bad.
Anyway, on to the new books! Read More...
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For writer J.T. Krul, when it comes to plotting the Teen Titans, it's all about family. The current lineup includes regular members Superboy, Red Robin, Ravager, Wonder Girl, Beast Boy, and Impulse, and for Krul "[It's] all about how these young characters are trying to become heroes," each confronting their own various challenges in the path to becoming the adults they will one day be.
Back in October of last year, the writer signed on as a DC exclusive writer and has since been scripting Teen Titans along with Green Arrow. He was equally effusive then as he is now when talking about joining the DC stable of writers as he was when we caught up to him at WonderCon:
"To say I am thrilled about the exclusive at DC would be a gross understatement. I’ve loved each and every project I’ve worked on so far and am excited to know that I’ll be writing for them, and specifically for Green Arrow and Teen Titans, for the long haul. The company is jam-packed with amazing people all working to put out the best books possible each and every month, and I couldn’t be happier about joining the team - officially.
In recent months, Krul has been Joined by former Birds of Prey artist Nicola Scott on TT doing everything from crossing the book over with the Tim Drake-starring Red Robin to introducing the new addition to the team, Solstice back in issue #90. With this last new Titan, Krul notes that there's a unique satisfaction to creating characters within the DCU and and a specific kind of thrill to bringing them into the Teen Titans.