TitansGo.net once again brings us the latest and greatest information for anyone hooked on the Teen Titans. Their interview with J. Torres is a fascinating peek into one of the great minds behind the Titans, as well as containing some teasers about upcoming “Teen Titans Go!” issues.
I encourage you to read the entire thing. It’s informative and entertaining and totally makes me want to hang out with J. Torres and maybe just chat and shoot some pool. Because my children love Teen Titans, of course. Ahem.
I can’t help it; I just love his enthusiasm and obvious love for what he does:
TGn: So “Teen Titans Go!” is a natural gig for you.
J. Torres: I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying till I die I bet you, TTG was the best book to offer me as my first monthly series. Not only is it all-ages and fun, but it’s based on a cartoon that I love which is based on characters and a comic series that I loved as a kid myself, a comic that really got me into comics, so it comes around full circle rather nicely.
And it’s not as though I doubted he had a sense of humor (really, could you write for “Teen Titans Go!” and not?), but this made me laugh out loud:
TGn: Does DC give you much freedom for writing TTG’s stories? Were there ever any ideas you had to toss out?
J. Torres: So far no. And yeah, they’ve given me a lot of creative freedom. But it’s not like I’ve tried to do anything too violent or crazy, you know? I’ve tried to keep TTG true to the cartoon.
There have only been two or three occasions that I can recall when my editor has said “let’s tweak this”. One had something to do with me writing a line for Starfire about eating toothpaste, and another was an appearance by Arella that he didn’t think fit in with the story. But don’t worry, we’ll finally be seeing her in TTG shortly.
No eating toothpaste though, kids!
The interview points out that you can also have an early look at TTG #36 over at jtorresonline. The issue is due for release tomorrow (October 25th), but if you can’t wait, check it out.
If you’re a fan of the television show but not already a reader of the “Teen Titans Go!” comics, this interview should convince you that the series is quite true to the TV version (and all-ages suitable). It doesn’t have the ease that your kids would enjoy from vegetating in front of the set, I suppose, and might, perhaps, better their reading skills (oh, the horror!), but it’s a workable subsitute.
And with heart-warming messages like “don’t eat toothpaste,” how could you not love it?