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icon_uk ([personal profile] icon_uk) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-08-28 11:08 am

Another time the Titans said goodbye.

With the end of the current Titans run, this seems an apt moment to showcase one of my favourite Titans moments in a long time, it's from the JLA/Titans crossover "The Technis Imperative" and I just happened to have obtained the original art for the page in question.

Now yes, it's Devin Grayson writing, but as always credit where it's due, plus it has Phil Jimenez on pencils (and Andy Lanning on feather-delicate but strong inks), which never hurts, and I also believe he contributed story elements.

The scenario is that in a last ditch attempt to save planet Earth from a construct known as "Technis" (which has basically wrapped itself around the MOON! Yes, the ENTIRE MOON!), the original Five Teen Titans have travelled into the depths of the construct, because they have discovered that the core of the entity is their old friend Vic "Cyborg" Stone.

Whilst they have managed to save him, they are trapped in a rapidly disintegrating space station, without hope of retrieval, and so they bid their farewells.

before that inevitable last minute rescue from... well, you can read the issue yourself to find THAT out! :)

Oh, and if you were wondering why even reading the cut text would make me cry, it's because of this song which, I'm not ashamed to say, gets me EVERY time...

And after that tear-jerking little moment, an announcement to make UK based fans go SQUEEEE! Though they'll need to squeee patiently

I've just discovered that there is a new comic convention scheduled in London. The London Super Comic Con

The good news... aside from including Phil Jimenez as a guest, it will ALSO feature the first appearance at a UK Convention in over 30 years from none other than George Perez, yes THAT George Perez! :) (And Bernie Wrightson is no mean booking either!)

HOWEVER, it isn't until February 2012.... on the one hand that's a long time to wait... on the other hand that's a nice long time to save up pennies! :)

STOP PRESS - Those missing their Secret Six/Teen Titans art fix, The Cn have exciting news about Nicola Scott's next project, which answers another question about the new DCU

James Robinson and Nicola Scott are announced as being the writer and artist for a new JSA series! (and Nicola has confirmed this over on her Facebook)

It's also mentioned that this will introduce a new Earth-2 into the DCU (I confess I'm getting "new parallel world" fatigue, they've done sweet FA with the 52 worlds we were promised after the last bloody crisis-thingie) But this MIGHT explain how the JLA can be the worlds first true superteam, the JSA were their worlds first team too, back in WWII.

In other words (and this is me speculating of course), perhaps being reset to pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths setup. As someone who was never a fan of the JSA and the JLA being in the same history, since it removed the heroic self-motivation of much of the JLA (Inasmuch as they weren't grounbreaking heroes, they were just another incarnation of the Justice Whatever of America), I'm actually remarkably sanguine about it.

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