Our writers have been assembling their dream team for an imaginary comic book they would like to see, including a writer and artist they’d most want to see work together in the future, and for what hero (or on what series), to form a fantasy comic book dream team!
Every week for the month of March, a different Fanpup contributor will be throwing together their picks.
Week 1: Captain America
Week 2: Thor
Week 3: X-men
JD Boucher is a Freelance writer and college student located in Washington. He writes comics, about comics, heavy metal, and other general nerdery. You can follow him on Twitter at @JD_Boucher
HERO: TEEN TITANS
There’s a gap in the market right now: DC’s New 52 Teen Titans series is a completely different beast than every other Teen Titans incarnation and will be canceled in the coming months. Teen Titans Go! (on Cartoon Network) is a completely humor-based show that is aimed at younger children. The fan-loved Young Justice show was also just canceled, leaving a huge void for all those who love teenage DC superheroics.
With some promotion in the right avenues *cough* Tumblr *cough* and the right creative team, DC could have a major hit on their hands.
Raven: The leader of the team, and a holdover from the original Titans, she could easily serve as leader and as a link to the Teen Titans who were in the TV show (who could guest star in later issues).
Static and Gear: Stars of their own Saturday morning TV show, as well as Static being a member of the Teen Titans, make them an easy fit for this line-up. Ivan Velez Jr. also wrote the original series featuring Static, including the story where Gear (Richie) came out of the closet.
Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes): Also a fan-favorite, this Blue Beetle has starred in two of his own comic series, as well as being a member of the Teen Titans in the comic. He also had a large role on Young Justice and a few appearances in Batman: Brave and the Bold.
Diversity: A female-led team, one gay man, and two people of color? Not too bad if I say so myself.
wRITER: IVAN VELEZ JR.
Ivan Velez Jr. is a master of writing young people, whether it’s the bang-baby gang from Blood Syndicate, or balancing a normal life and superheroics in the original Static and 90’s Ghost Rider. Ivan knows how to reach to the core of what it means to be a Teenager, bringing out the drama, hormones, and romance with wit and style. When it comes to writing the jokes and drama of the Teen Titans, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better pen than Ivan’s.
Artist: Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
That may be why he did a ton of artwork for the comic book based on the 2006 show, as well as drew them for a DC anthology called Wednesday Comics. I could go on for forever about why he should draw Teen Titans, but I think his artwork speaks for itself.
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