Back in 1984, there was a DC comic written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by George Perez called the New Teen Titans. The comic focused on some of the younger heroes in the DC Universe at the time: Robin, Kid Flash, Starfire, Cyborg and Changeling. They were the core team. It was a pretty popular book so Marv and George decided to do something that not a lot of books would do: introduce a new, likeable character to Teen Titans and then make her the teams worst enemy. It was a pretty bold move but it worked and that is the story that is told in New Teen Titans – The Judas Contract.
This year, DC Direct release an animated movie based on the story from the 1984 comic. Jon and I have seen the movie and we have also read the comic so now it is time to breakdown both.
Jon and I compare the 2 and let you know of the differences. The book does somethings better than the movie but the movie also does somethings better than the comic.
We also talk about the comic and what was going on in the world in 1984. We compare some historical events of the previous years and show you how we think these events influenced characters in the story.
Grab a Zima and enjoy the show.
Your comics pal,
Comics Misremembered Podcast 111