‘Teen Titans’ To End With April’s Issue #30
Another of the teen hero team books launched when The New 52 started back in late 2011 is ending. In a column on Comicvine, Teen Titans writer Scott Lobdell announced that the current incarnation of the series is coming to an end with April’s issue #30.
The series follows in the footsteps of two Legion of Super-Heroes books, Demon Knights, Hawk & Dove, and The Ravagers, all of which showcased teen heroes in team settings.
Here’s what Lobdell said about the series’ end:
I’m thrilled the DC is letting me wrap up the story on a high note as the TEEN TITANS square off against the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. in a final battle — bringing to conclusion the conflict that began in the first issue!
DC hasn’t offered a concrete reason as to why the series is ending or whether it will relaunch with a new coat of paint sometime in the near future.
Lobdell himself has earned some bad press of late. When cartoonist Mari Naomi said in an online column that she had been sexually harassed during a convention, Lobdell came forward and named himself as the culprit. He issued an open apology on The Beat, in which he called his comments on the panel a “failed attempted a humor.” Quite a few observers found the apology unsatisfactory.
Lobdell’s work at DC hasn’t officially come to an end, though. He’s still the writer of the ongoing Superman title, at least through issue #29, the last one that has been solicited.
Even if Teen Titans doesn’t return to The New 52 in some fashion, DC will continue publishing Teen Titans Go!, its digital-first comic based on the successful Cartoon Network series of the same name.