Scott Lobdell Says TEEN TITANS Ends in April 2014
Teen Titans #30 Cover
CREDIT: DC Comics
Writer Scott Lobdell, posting on Comicvine, has announced the end of Teen Titans, with his last two issues - and the series' last two issues - both coming in April. Teen Titans #30 and the Annual in April will end the series, according to the writer.
He is careful to note this is the end for "the most recent incarnation" of the team, and likely not for the team in a broader sense. Lobdell thanked DC Comics for letting him end the story as he began it, making the thirty issues (plus Annuals) one epic of the Titans versus N.O.W.H.E.R.E.
"I'm thrilled the DC is letting me wrap up the story on a high note as the TEEN TITANS square off against the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. in a final battle -- bringing to conclusion the conflict that began in the first issue!"
Lobdell hints that he's heard "whispers" about the future of the Teen Titans. DC Comics did confirm to Newsarama that Teen Titans #30 is the final issue.
Can a relaunch of some sort be too far behind? Well, looking at the evidence, Raven was only recently introduced - and had the image at your right (titled by DC "TT_Raven_01") in the DC Comics March 2014 solicitations package, although there was no corresponding solicitation copy to go with it, and characters like Wonder Girl, Bunker, and the conspicuously absent from this cover Kid Flash have no other books to appear in. Red Robin (Tim Drake) has already been said to be a main character in the new weekly series Batman: Eternal.
Who knows? Well, besides DC Comics of course. Maybe they're going for our Justice League: Titans idea (we accept cash or checks), and bringing newly introduced characters like Wally West into the mix - perhaps with a blonde Nightwing in tow? We're just spitballing here, but we know one thing for sure: there is no way the Teen Titans brand stays gone for too long.