Art Baltazar and Franco Discuss the Launch of THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES

Art Baltazar and Franco Discuss the Launch of THE GREEN...

By Alex Nagorski Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Yesterday’s installment of our “What’s New In The New 52” column gave you your first look at artist Ig Guara’s character designs for four of the key players who make up The Green Team.

Today, Eisner Award-winning co-writers Art Baltazar and Franco (SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES; TINY TITANS) revealed some more details about next month’s launch of THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES, an all-new ongoing series that centers around a group of teenagers with unlimited financial resources.

“For us, every book that we do is a new creative direction, so this is really nothing new to us,” Franco told COMIC BOOK RESOURCES. “We were very excited to take the characters and make them different than what you have seen in 1970-something and put a new twist on them and really update them. We're huge, huge fans of the older TEEN TITANS stuff and we're trying to incorporate some of that team mentality into here, where you have it not gelling together at first, but they've all got the same kind of background and they're all intermingled as far as relationships, so it's an interesting dynamic. We're trying to take these characters and do things with them that you really haven't seen in comics or superhero comics before. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.”

As for how the rest of the rest of the DC Universe will react to the introduction of these teens?

“It's kind of hard to be a trillionaire kid and not show off that money power you know? So it'll definitely catch attention,” Art teased to NEWSARAMA.

To read more about THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES, visit COMIC BOOK RESOURCES and NEWSARAMA to check out their full interviews with Art and Franco. And in the gallery above, take a look at Amanda Conner’s cover for issue #1, Cliff Chiang's variant cover, as well as two pages of the inaugural issue’s interior art by Ig Guara.

THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #1 lands in stores on May 22nd.