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Monday, August 11, 2008 

It looks like the Judas Contract is being rehashed

In this Newsarama interview, Dan DiDio tells that the next Titans storyline, first beginning in the Decisions miniseries, is going to reveal that there's a traitor in the Titans' midst!
“In Decisions we reveal that there’s a traitor in the Titans midst, and that storyline bleeds into the Titans book, and ultimately into the Teen Titans, and we have a new series spinning out also from this storyline – the new Vigilante series, written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by Rick Leonardi,” DC Universe executive editor Dan DiDio explained.


And yes, if it’s something big enough to affect the Titans and the Teen Titans, you can bet that other heroes will be involved in the storyline. “What happens ultimately in Decisions is that the traitor’s identity is made aware to the Justice League, which puts them at odds with the Titans,” DiDio said.
At another time, I'd probably be enthusiastic about Wolfman returning to write another series, but with editors like DiDio in charge, not really. And the whole story about a traitor in their midst was already told back in 1982-84, in the issues of The New Teen Titans leading up to the Judas Contract, which was far better written than this new story being advertised is likely to be.

And as indicated in the article, it looks like "Decisions" will be the hub of their umpteenth crossover, which strongly hints that DC has decided to step up efforts to compete with Marvel's own crossover obsession. Which just makes the current story sound all the more like it's plot-driven, not character-driven.

All they're doing is rehashing the past, and in ways that don't allow for any independent development.

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