Monday, September 28, 2009

Deathstroke's Titans

So, Dan DiDio is trying to save the Titans book (which has been pretty much a trainwreck since the beginning. That and they've lost half the team to the Justice League. What's Dan's prescription for making the book viable again? Make Deathstroke the leader of the team.

Now, I want to make something perfectly clear here: I think Deathstroke is way overexposed. He seems to be in every damn book these days. Ever since Brad Meltzer used him in Identity Crisis we haven't been able to get the guy to go away.

That said, this is just the sort of crazy thing that could work. Personally, I like things like this. As long as this isn't just another "Deathstroke creates a team of anti-Titans" storyarc. If Deathstroke's Titans becomes the honest-to-God ongoing feature of the book it could work. Though I have no experience with it, I believe Marvel's Thunderbolts is an ongoing series about a team of villains. Why shouldn't DC have something similar? (and no, Secret Six isn't about villains; it's much more complicated)

It will be a tricky tightrope to walk though to make it work. The team they put together will need to be just right. But if they can get all the elements together it's really a concept I can see working.

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4 Comments:

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Jake said...

But why does it NEED saving? It will reintroduce people to the stark, unyielding horror of Black Lantern Terry Long, but other than that what's it do?

They've fought Trigon. They've fought Jericho. They've spent issues bickering at each other. These are not new nor original ideas!

Deathstroke putting together his OWN team of Titans is about as rehashed as the previous ones. Heck they did it about 2 years ago with Titans East.

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger Shelly said...

For me, the Titans will always be Roy, Dick, Donna, Garth, and Wally, plus some of the Wolfman/Perez-era group, mainly Raven, Kory, and Gar. That no one seems capable anymore of writing those characters well is why I dropped the book. Deathstroke's Titans will ensure that I don't pick it up again.

And I'm really tired of and bored by Deathstroke.

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

The readership has spoken! Titans must die!

Or be put out of its misery, whichever you prefer.

 
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