Hiya, folks! As the TITANS editor, I wanted to do something a little different to hype issue #17, in comic stores September 9. My first call for ideas was the issue’s writer.
“My first plot had me making out with Starfire for 22 pages,” he said. “But that got shot down for whatever reason.”
The guest writer? Pat McCallum, fresh off his stint of stalking DC editors looking for work.
So what plot was approved for the issue? “The comic book debut of a villain whose only ever appeared in the animated DC universe, some Golden Age Green Lantern cosplay and the…[dramatic pause]…DARK SECRET behind why Beast Boy can’t go by ‘Changeling’ anymore.”
Pressed for more, McCallum provided the below list, adding, “Everything here happens in the issue—really—except one. A free signed copy of Team Titans #1 to whoever spots it.”*
2 Obscure Easter Eggs that only guys like Kurt Busiek will pick up on.
3 Appearances of Beast Boy’s Pérez-era haircut.
9 Panels with Dr. Double-X
300 Pounds of masked pro wrestler hungry for egg salad
800 How many feet a disembodied head is punted
1 billion Copies sold. Beat THAT, zombie Green Lanterns!
* Offer not valid anywhere. So enjoy pages 1-5 of TITANS #17 instead.