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DC Comics Announces New Teen Titles; Tim Drake Sighted

Tim Drake fans can rest easy as DC just announced the covers and creative teams for their September-shipping ‘teen’ titles, with extra interview information courtesy of io9. Today, we’ve got Teen Titans, Hawk & Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes and Legion Lost, and the long-awaited new Static Shock series.

Check out all the info below, and vote on which series you’re most looking forward to!The flagship team book, as always, will be Teen Titans, now taken over by Generation X co-creator Scott Lobdell and former Justice League of America artist Brett Booth. Wonder Girl, Superboy, Red Robin and Kid Flash are easily recognizable, backed up by what appear to be two new characters, although corrections in the comments are welcome. Sez DC:

Tim Drake is forced to step out from behind his keyboard when an international organization seeks to capture or kill super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he must team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and a hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash.

Additionally, former Teen Titan and Milestone Comics stalwart Static will get his own book with Static Shock, co-written by John Rozum (recently of the critically acclaimed Xombi and veteran Milestone creator) and Scott McDaniel (Nightwing), who will be providing art as well. IO9′s interview with DiDio and Lee states he’ll be moving to New York City from the Dakota City that was the center of the Milestone Universe. DC’s summation:
Virgil Hawkins has been gifted with incredible electrical powers. Adopting the persona of Static, he faces super-powered street gangs, raging hormones, homework, and girls in STATIC SHOCK #1.

Meanwhile, another pair of former Teen Titans is getting their own series following their starring role in Brightest Day. Hawk & Dove will be written by Sterling Gates (Supergirl, Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost) and drawn by veteran artist, Youngblood creator and Image Comics cofounder (along with Jim Lee) Rob Liefeld, who previously worked on the characters in a 1988 miniseries written by Barbara Kesel. DC’s description:
It’s up to the living avatars of war and peace to root out the hidden forces who look to plunge the country into a deadly civil war in HAWK AND DOVE #1.
Finally, we have a pair of titles featuring DC’s premier 31st-century superhero team, the Legion of Super-Heroes. The main title will continue with its current writer Paul Levitz, who also had a legendary run on the book in the ’70s and ’80s, as well as an influential tenure as DC’s Publisher. Handling art duties will be Francis Portela, and this book is described by DiDio and Lee as being one of the least changed from its current incarnation. The cover seems to include Dragonwing from the current “Legion Academy” stories in Adventure Comics, so it looks like those characters will be integrated into the main title. Or, as DC puts it:
In the 31st century, the Legion of Superheroes is reeling from the loss of seven of their finest – and trying desperately to keep their youngest recruits alive against a series of terrible new threats.
And what of their seven finest mentioned missing in that previous description? They’ll be in Legion Lost, written by former Red Robin writer Fabian Nicieza with art by Pete Woods, formerly of Paul Cornell’s Action Comics. Invisible Kid, Gates, Tellus, Dawnstar, Wildfire, Chameleon Girl and Timber Wolf will be sent to the present day with a secret mission and no way home. DC’s description:
Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from total annihilation. When the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world and an ultimate struggle to survive.

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