Dark Knights: Metalis apparently a more sweeping, continuity-shattering event than we previously thought. The book is the first crossover since Rebirth, and it’s the catalyst behind a reset to Justice League,and now one for the whole Titans family as well.
DC announced two new post-Metal,post-Justice League: No Justiceone-shots that reset the status quo for Nightwing and Robin’s respective Titans teams. Teen Titans Special#1, from writer Adam Glass and artist Robinson Rocha, sees Damian Wayne, Kid Flash and Red Arrow unhappy with the stewardship of baby boomers their mentors and finally pushing for gun safety laws and climate fixes for their own priorities.
Here’s the official synopsis for Teen Titans Special #1, which goes on sale on June 27:
Robin, Kid Flash, and Red Arrow are sick of the super-hero status quo, and if the adults won’t do anything about it, you’d better believe these teenagers will! Following the shocking events of No Justice, don’t miss this special oversized issue that sets the stage for a fearless new direction that will change the Teen Titans forever!
Meanwhile, Titans Special#1, from Dan Abnett, Paul Pelletier and cover artist Brandon Peterson, has Nightwing assembling a new Titans team to tackle metahuman emergences around the globe. Abnett and Pelletier are part of the regular creative team on the lapsing Titansbook, so some continuity of membership is expected.
Check out the official info for this one, which hits on June 13:
It’s the dawn of a new age of Titans! The events of Metal and No Justice have left the team in tatters, but a strange new threat has emerged to lead Nightwing to reassemble the Titans with a mix of old blood and new. A rash of metahuman power fluctuations are threatening people around the globe, and only the friends who grew up as superheroes can help those whose powers have grown out of control! It all starts here in this special issue kicking off a bold new direction!
The two books do seem to be a paradigm shift from their current incarnations, though. The current version of Titansis wrapped up in the mystery around Old 52 Wally West’s appearance in the post-Rebirth DCU, while present Teen Titansis a a fairly straightforward high school team book. This new version of Titanssounds like something from just after Legends, with a new rash of metahumans popping up around the world, while the cover to Teen Titans Specialhas Robin, Kid Flash and Speedy ripping down monuments to their predecessors. Seems topical.
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