Artist Jonboy Meyers announced he’s leaving DC Comics’ relaunched “Teen Titans” following the first issue, citing “creative differences.”
“Thank You guys for all the Teen Titans Love and Support,” he wrote on his Facebook page, “and TT Issue #1 of the ongoing will be my Final Issue for the Series. Due to creative differences, I’ve decided to move onto other projects. And just to be clear, I left on my own, so there’s no hard feelings or ill will. It’s comics not everything is magical–just the characters.”
Meyers illustrated “Teen Titans: Rebirth” #1, released just last week, and was solicited as the interior and cover artist through December’s Issue 3. CBR has reached out to DC regarding his departure and potential replacement.
Meyers, whose credits include “Spawn,” “Ninja Scroll” and “G.I. Joe,” was announced in the spring along with writer Benjamin Percy (“Green Arrow”) as the creative team for the new “Teen Titans” launching as part of DC’s “Rebirth” initiative. The setup, as laid out in interviews and in last week’s one-shot, is that Damian Wayne has declared himself leader of the Titans and takes an unorthodox approach to recruiting Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash in a fight against his grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul.
For the relaunch, Meyers redesigned all of the elements in the title, from the costumes to Titans Tower to the Jumpship.
“The Titans history is so rich, and in my mind, I’m not a Pérez or Grummett or McKone (those guys are giants), so I really needed to step up my game as much as possible,” he explained last month to CBR. “DC Rebirth is very much about legacy, so I wanted to keep the design sense familiar and iconic as possible — although I tried to modernize and streamline their designs. Perez’s original designs and color schemes were my design template. Their overall look is to harken back to what everyone knows and loves about Teen Titans — the looks feel familiar and relatable, and speak to Geoff’s [Johns] mantra about ‘Legacy.'”
“Teen Titans” #1, by Percy and Meyers, goes on sale Oct. 26.
(via CBR Forums)
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