Scott Lobdell Wants YOUR Questions : Holiday Edition 2011

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42365 posts) - - Show Bio

It's that time again. Scott Lobdell, writer of TEEN TITANS, SUPERBOY and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, has recovered from the last round of questions and is ready for more. Here's how it works: from now until end of the day Wednesday (midnight PT), you can ask your questions in the comment section below.

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Scott Lobdell and Bunker

We will select TWENTY QUESTIONS for Mr. Lobdell to answer. Scott will then be chained down to his desk until he is able to provide suitable answers. Because he's busy actually writing his comics, let's try to avoid the multiple questions in one post.

This is your chance, Comic Vine. Start thinking about what has been going on in his titles and come up with some good questions. Try to skim through any previous posts so you don't ask the same or similar questions that others have already asked. Again, you have until the end of the day Wednesday.

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#1 Edited by Or35ti (1133 posts) - - Show Bio

Is the Teen Titans roster going to expand after the core team is assembled with members like Static Shock and/or Miss Martian?

Gosh Scott I'm actually running out of questions! :D (sorry if this has been asked before :P)

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#2 Posted by trogdor74 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

What character at DC would you be most interested in writing that you aren't involved with right now at all, whether as a starring character, support character, or villain (besides Krypto!)? Are there any characters at DC you DON'T want to write, that you would turn down if offered?

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#3 Posted by AfternoonWalker (57 posts) - - Show Bio

How worried were you about backlash to a homosexual character being portrayed as what some would consider a negative and innaccurate stereotype?

Side note: I personally applaude the move. I think it is bold and less offensive than simply treating all minority characters as strong and non-stereotypical so long as it's non-offensive. I'm talking to you El Estrano and Hemogoblin.

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#4 Edited by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Lobdell I love your work and buy all 3 of your books monthly

I was just wondering if you had started thinking about what would happen in a Outlaws Titans crossover the last time someone asked you on Comic Vine you didn't really give any specifics can you give us any hints about what we can excpect if and when it happens or even just when to look out for it

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#5 Posted by Phantim555 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

I love both Teen Titans and Red Hood and the Outlaws. My only real question is will we see a little more of the characters history as time goes on? I know Superboy has his own book and we may learn something about Tim from one of the bat books but characters like Wondergirl (crap not supposed to call her that lol), Kid Flash, Solstice, Skitter, and Bunker I'd really love to learn more about in this new universe. Tim as well as I'm a HUGE fan of his too and would just love to see what all is still there from his days as Robin.

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#6 Edited by eter (367 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi I'm a fan of your new teen titans run, I totally liked Bunker and I'm really intrigued and interested by your new version of Solstice, hope she still has her powerset like the fly powers. Here is my question: Will Solstice be able to revert to a more human form like Celine did in issue 3?

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#7 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (523 posts) - - Show Bio

Will we be seeing any interaction between Superboy and Superman anytime soon, and get a look at what the Man of Steel thinks of a (partial) clone of him running around wearing his family crest?

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#8 Posted by Aeroman (562 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay I'm a little confuse about something so here is my question: will superboy get the kryptonian powers like flight, super strength, heat vision, and so on? just a simple yes or no will do (reason why i ask this question is because when you answered this question I got confused by your answer)

my next question is will we see superboy's old rogue's gallery or will you give him new ones?

side note: i love your run on superboy and teen titans by the way and sorry if my question are superboy based because I like him more than superman and i like your character bunker and I don't care if he's gay because most of my favorite comic book characters are gay and I'm okay with him and i get the feeling he's going to be really powerful later on.

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#9 Edited by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio

I had some great questions a while back that I wanted to ask but I forgot. Lets see what I can dig up...

Any kind of obscure concept or characters you thinking about bringing back? And who?

I would love to see more of an age variety in the Teen Titans. Is there a chance of getting some younger teens in there? Or maybe a mascot? Like Gleek from the Wonder Twins. Or just bring a revamped Wonder Twins into the DCU. They ARE two of the most recognizable characters in DC.

Chance of ever seeing Tim Drake vs Jason Todd in the DCnU? Titans vs Outlaws?

Will Caitlin Fairchild be staying around in Superboy for the long haul or is she just around for this arc?

Is there a chance Roy will have another baby that'll end up dead? That is something I'd like to see. Paying homage to the previous universe.

Do you have a certain number of Teen Titans you would like on the team or is this an ever growing and changing team? I prefer the latter.

I would like to see Superboy get an epic villain that he could call his own. Is there any chance of that happening?

Are you writing any books that we don't know about yet? Or are you sticking with three? I would pick up anything you write. You could write a travel pamphlet and I would buy it. ;)

Superboy is my favorite book of the bunch. Thank you for that.

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#10 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (45400 posts) - - Show Bio

Merry Xmas Scott, big fan of all three of your books, keep it up good sir. 

  1. What is currently your favourite comic book from a non DC/Marvel publisher, say Image?
  2. When will we get to see the new guy joining The Outlawz and what more can you tell us about him? 
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#11 Posted by Asoto (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Scott! I have just four question for your three books.

1. What kind of villans will the Teen Titans face after N.O.W.H.E.R.E. saga? Supervillain or otherwise

2. Same as before but with Superboy and Red Hood and The Outlaws

3. Besides killing how is Jason and Tim different in fighting style and leadership? Also what kind of weapons does both of them have beside the usually guns and knifes for Jason and the usually Robin-related weapons for Tim?

4. I know that Superboy will meet Superman but will Wonder Girl meet Wonder Woman and Kid Flash meet Flash or even Teen Titans meet Justice League?

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#12 Posted by eter (367 posts) - - Show Bio

I have another question related to Cassie and Kiran: If you are going to keep the origin of Kiran as the daughter of two archaeologist, and Cassie's new origin of stealing from digs (remeber issue #2 with the decoration in Cassie's home) there could be the chance that both met before the current events. If what I'm saying happened, there would be a clash or tension between both of them because Cassie could have stole something that Solstice's parents discovered? I hope you have understood the question. Thanks for reading and have a good day ^^

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#13 Posted by jordama (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you think of the criticism over Bunker?

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#14 Posted by KidSupreme (854 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Scott,

First off, you are doing a MOST amazing job. I like all the diversity in your characters, the relationships, interactions between each other, its awesome! I actually have a few questions which I am sure other people have already asked.

Like everyone else I would like to know if you are planning to do a cross over off the Teen Titans and Red Hood and the Outlaws?

Will we ever get to see Tim, Jason, Damian and Dick interact as brothers all together under one roof?

Superman and Superboy, will they ever meet? Will superman ignore him?

Starfire & Roy will a relationship develop or will we see Dick come back into the picture?

Will Bunker have a boyfriend and will he be another superhero?Last but not least are we going to see Deathstroke plaguing the New Teen Titans again? (Personally I hope not, its gotten kinda old).

All in all even if you do not answer any of my questions I just want to say once again, you are doing an amazing job, keep up the GREAT work!

Your very own personal stalker

Kid Supreme... I am joking LoL.... Seriously I`m only joking.

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#15 Posted by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio

@KidSupreme said:

Hey Scott,

First off, you are doing a MOST amazing job. I like all the diversity in your characters, the relationships, interactions between each other, its awesome! I actually have a few questions which I am sure other people have already asked.

Like everyone else I would like to know if you are planning to do a cross over off the Teen Titans and Red Hood and the Outlaws?

Will we ever get to see Tim, Jason, Damian and Dick interact as brothers all together under one roof?

Superman and Superboy, will they ever meet? Will superman ignore him?

Starfire & Roy will a relationship develop or will we see Dick come back into the picture?

Will Bunker have a boyfriend and will he be another superhero?Last but not least are we going to see Deathstroke plaguing the New Teen Titans again? (Personally I hope not, its gotten kinda old).

All in all even if you do not answer any of my questions I just want to say once again, you are doing an amazing job, keep up the GREAT work!

Your very own personal stalker

Kid Supreme... I am joking LoL.... Seriously I`m only joking.

It has been solicited that Superboy will meet Superman. I think. Right?

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#16 Posted by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio

@jordama said:

What do you think of the criticism over Bunker?

What criticism? Anyone criticizing is gaysist.

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#17 Posted by DarthStorm (162 posts) - - Show Bio

What gave you the idea for Bunker's powers and is he a fun character to write?

Also in issue 1, Cassie called Tim homeschooled. Was he really homeschooled or was that just a joke?

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#18 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure something similar to this may have been asked but:

  • Is your rendition Starfire going to be permanent for the foreseeable future with no alterations whatever small (ie, She doesn't remember anything)?
  • Do you have any plans on the Teen Titans to have any former Titans appear on the title as a guest appearance (ie the old guard)?
  • Do you have any plans to expand the rosters with Revamped (ha) but familiar characters that are appearing separately (ie Supergirl, Blue Beetle)?
  • If you were to hypothetically, be given the chance by DC to launch a team book with old Titans (Nightwing, Cyborg, Beat Boy, Tempest and others), would you have any interest in doing so? - That is to say, have you ever thought of a particular story you would like to tell or a direction you would like to take?
  • Do you have any forseeable plans to change Jason Todd's character? To Clarify, I mean things like having him take a different skill set (or power, who knows) than he had before or altering his feeling for the rest of the Bat-Family? For the first part, I was referring specifically to his connection to the all-caste, whose related members who have displayed the likes of abilities such as Altering Memories and accessing the area known as the "nexus" that provides Time-Travel and teleportation.
  • Not sure if I'm allowed to ask this but it is serious and may cause you to reconsider the manner to view life - Can you number the following Ice Cream flavors from 1-3: Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate. (Please, of course).
  • Follow-up. Redheads, Blondes or Brunettes? :P
  • Are we going to see some familiar Villains making an appearance against the Teen Titans after the current nowhere story arc, or are you planning to introduce a new stock of villains?
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#19 Posted by TriSkeith13 (25 posts) - - Show Bio

If the Outlaws were to run across the Titans, what would be Tim and Jason's reactions to one another. Would it be awkward for them? Would they fight? If they fought, who would "shoot" first?

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#20 Posted by Everyman011 (232 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Scott. Wanted to say that I am enjoying your books and really appreciate that you have constantly taken the time to answer questions here at Comicvine.

I am curious about Fairchild and Superboy. Are you planning on keeping the two aligned in any way? Even after Superboy leaves N.O.W.H.E.R.E for the Titans, are you planning on keeping them paired or partnered together in anyway? We saw them more friendly towards each other before the end of issue 3 and I guess I am just really curious where these two characters are headed. I am more curious about Fairchild's direction and if it will be aligned with Superboy in the future more than it already has been. Do you have plans to have her be a friend to the Titans in any way? Do you know if she will appear in any other books later?


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#21 Posted by postman (25 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello Mr. Lobdell, I'll start by saying that I very much enjoy all three of your books, especially Red Hood and the Outlaws. That being said I do think there were some very legitimate concerns brought up about Starfire's portrayal in the book. An article on ComicsAlliance by Laura Hudson presents these concerns very well. If you have the time please read it over and share your thoughts about it with us. Here is a link to it:

Now for my actual question: Why did you decide to write Starfire with a much more alien point of view (besides the obvious reason that she's an alien) and emotionally detached personality than her previous incarnation?

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#22 Posted by Dedpool (673 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Scott, first off great job all around, from past to present man, I've been a fan. I have three questions but you can answer whichever you'd like, I don't want to hog all of your time: How do you plan to handle the inveitable meeting between Superman and Superboy or do you plan to kind of avoid that for a bit the way the "Young Justice" show has? Very doubtful, but are there any plans for a Teent Titans/Outlaws crossover at all? Will Superboy and Robin ever have a relationship comparable to the one they had before as best friends? I really liked that they were so close before because it illustrated the difference between Bruce and Clark's relationship, which in my mind has always been about supreme mutual respect and admiration, while conner and Tim were just best friends. Keep up the amazing work Scott, your titles are the first in the DCnU I will be getting the trades of.

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#23 Posted by WolfMonkey (318 posts) - - Show Bio

If Bunker is gay, and therefore has the stereotypical gay fashion sense, why does his costume look like it was put together by my mom for Halloween 12 years ago?

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#24 Posted by Adnan (1042 posts) - - Show Bio

@doordoor123 said:

@jordama said:

What do you think of the criticism over Bunker?

What criticism? Anyone criticizing is gaysist.

You've gotta admit though, an openly gay Mexican is a pretty 'out there' concept. Then again, comic books.

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#25 Posted by HaHaManHV (384 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Scott! First off, I want to say that your three books are my favorite three books of the New 52 and the ones I look forward to the most. As a longtime reader of Teen Titans and Superboy, I was concerned about the reboot, but I will say you've done a great job.

As for my question, now that the dust has settled a bit, do you feel as though the criticism of Starfire is lessening as Red Hood and the Outlaws continues? Were you just waiting out the storm until more issues had come out to better shape her character?

Thanks so much for writing such incredible books, I'm excited for what I hope will be long runs on all three of these series.

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#26 Posted by danhimself (21434 posts) - - Show Bio

With all of these Q & A's that you've been doing does it ever get hard not to reveal upcoming plot points, especially when some questions predict them with such great accuracy?

Love all three of your books by the way...keep up the amazing work!

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#27 Posted by CrimsonTempest (340 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey, Mr. Lobdell. I would just like to say, you made a believer out of me with Red Hood and the Outlaws, Superboy, and Teen Titans. All these books are greatly written, and it shows that you're enjoying writing these books.
Let me get some questions going.
1: Now that Bunker is shown to the DCnU, is he going to have a romance with a team member? Or someone new?
2: Will Jason Todd encounter Batman anytime soon?
3: In issue 1 of Red Hood, Roy mentioned the old Titans when talking to Kory. Does this mean that they'll make an appearance in one of your books?
Thanks for reading my questions, and hope you have a Merry Christmas, sir.

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#28 Edited by Jonny_Rogers (138 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing as my question wasn't answered last time, I'll try again.

Do you plan you incorporate Jericho into any of your stories?

I feel that Jericho is a character much too underrated and that he should be reintroduced into the DCU, as recent years have resulted with the character in a mess. The New 52 is a perfect opportunity to dig him out of that hole, and your books are the only foreseeable way of bringing him back to his roots, as is my wish.

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#29 Posted by The Poet (8646 posts) - - Show Bio

If you could write any story (already written or not written) what would it be and what age of comics would you write it in?

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#30 Edited by All_Around_Nerd (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi Scott, how are you? Here's my question: What Marvel character/ team would you most like to write?

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#31 Posted by taraquino (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello, Scott.

I am curious for the new members and I think I will love them, essencially Kiran and Miguel. But there is a question that do not let me sleep!

There were a Titans team before this one? Tim talks about a previous team in a recent issue. But some creators have been saying that there weren't Titans before this one. It's very sad to see THE JUDAS CONTRACT vanishing...

I hope you can let us, old scholl fans, know more info to be in peace!


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#32 Posted by KEROGA (1308 posts) - - Show Bio

in your opinion ,if there was a fight between roy and jason,who would win?

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#33 Posted by BlueArrow (284 posts) - - Show Bio

what other books would you like to do a cross overs with and could we possibly see a cross over with deathstroke since rose is in superboy? and when can we start to learn more about skitter? she's pretty unique.

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#34 Posted by Superguy0009e (2404 posts) - - Show Bio

will we see any adult characters or mentors soon like batman or superman?

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#35 Posted by Sammo21 (733 posts) - - Show Bio

I know you did the Paranormal Activity mini comic...have they approached you for more work?

Did you get to help rework the "new" Jason Todd or were you give you a perimeter for which to keep Jason in? Example, have you had input into whatever back story Jason still has or has been changed or did they give you a "rough outline" that you could flesh out?

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#36 Posted by magicman620 (251 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Scott,

I'm curious do you have any plans in bring in the old Titans in any of your books? I get the feeling that the old guard Titans are going to become Outlaws. Although i doubt Nightwing would ever join a team that is titled "Redhood and the Outlaws", or that Cyborg is member of the Justice League.

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#37 Posted by Rixec (463 posts) - - Show Bio


Will there ever be some big Young Justice crossover involving the Teen Titans, Static, & Blue Beetle or something with N.O.W.H.E.R.E.?

- Rixec

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#38 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello there! Hope all is well and you're prepared to have a wonderful holiday season as I am. I really just have one question for you. Is there a possibility we can expect an initial Superboy/Superman or even an initial Superboy/Supergirl crossover in the future? I ask because in addition to your wonderful Superboy title I am thoroughly enjoying those titles as well, and am curious what reactions each will have upon coming across each other for the first time. Thanks for your consideration!

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#39 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Rogers: I feel the exact same way about poor Jericho!!!

Mr. Lobdell,

Ditto about Jonny_Rogers's question!

But here's mine anyway. I think your interpretation of Starfire is not really that bad, but what I want to know is, will Kory and Nightwing's relationship still exist in the new 52?

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#40 Edited by fodigg (6241 posts) - - Show Bio

Question: Any plans to introduce Cassandra Cain in any of your books?

Follow-up: Well, why the hell not?

Also, please change Tim's name. Red Robin is a burger joint, not a superhero.

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#41 Posted by LoopLeon (14 posts) - - Show Bio

First I gotta say I think you're rockin' with Superboy and Red Hood and the Outlaws, and I'm glad you take the time to the time to talk to us. I hope I'm not asking too many questions.

First, I gotta ask about Zaniel. Where does he stand as a villain for the Titans? How will he interact with Superboy when he's finally part of Teen Titans?

Also, will there some kind of confrontation between Rose Wilson and Deathstroke?

Lastly, IF you're going to add more members of the Outlaws, will they be pre-existing characters, or characters you'll create yourself? (I hope it's characters you personally create. I'm that into Teen Titans but I'm loving the crap out of Bunker!)

OK! REAL LAST ONE! For Teen Titans, will you be introducing pre-existing Titans that were very much underused or under-rated? I remember many Titans made appearances, but they barely ever were important. Like Zachary Zatara, Traci 13, The Face, etc.

Hope that's not too much questions. Thanks again!

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#42 Posted by narwen (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are you the only DC writer who keeps coming back here to answer questions? How many times are you going to do this?

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#43 Posted by redhoodx (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Does jason todd have powers? Or is he of his rocker? I only ask because, in issue 1 he see's Escense and no one else can.

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#44 Edited by Outside_85 (16888 posts) - - Show Bio

I was going to ask something really rancid when I thought about you doing the next round of these, because I really don't like what you've been doing to the Teen Titans, since you apparently scope the message boards you know why. (Actually thats not entirely fair, I might have enjoyed TT if you'd gone the whole way and created a team from scratch.) So I am keeping this short:

1. Why of all people did you have to put Raven on Teen Titans, its not like there aren't any other young magicians around and its not like Raven hasn't been almost the Martian Manhunter of the Teen Titans in her inability to leave.

2. Was it really necessary to give each and every character under your pen a personality reboot when the vast majority of the DCnU managed without?

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#45 Posted by Irishlad (661 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott first off I think it's cool you're taking time out to answer these questions.

Do you do this for feedback from the fans?

If so does criticism from the fans affect your writing?

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#46 Posted by Chibio (973 posts) - - Show Bio

No offense in this Teen Titans question, but I'm just way too curious ...  
I heard that they took out Martian Manhunter out of the Justice League and put Cyborg in to have a variety. Martian Manhunter was not necessary, they said, because they had Superman as an alien and they needed someone else: a black guy. 
The same seems to apply for the Teen Titans. You took out few old members and put specific characters in. I guess a girl from India, a black girl and a hispanic stereo type guy in: "OOH DIOS MIO!".
I'm really not racist at all, but why did you do all that? You even made one of them homosexual. I don't have anything against gay people, but why did you do all that? Was it to try to cover all of the possible possibilities for the readers to relate to? I mean, why having a green guy and a gray witch in the team, if you could simply insert a bunch of non-white characters to make it more polite? 
Btw, I'm enjoying your Red Hood and the Outlaws. It's my favorite new DCnU ongoing, since I have high hopes in it. Superboy is neat as well. I hope he will be able to dish out physical damage in the future too and not mainly concentrate on his new telekinesis.

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#47 Posted by lantern8685 (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Scott, I'm a fan (obviously)

First off, I wanna say I, personally, really like the new Red Robin look, with the wings and all, very cool if I do say so myself. The old look was a little plain in my opinion.

So, here's the thing, I am, like many, a wannabe writer. I have ideas that I think could make for some pretty good comics, but, being a total amateur, I have a few issues with seeing my ideas come into existence. I'm wondering if you have any advice you can give people like me. My two main problems are this;

1) I have ideas for fictional worlds and stories, but, actually turning them into a written work isn't as easy as some people think. Any advice about developing the fictional characters, the history, the world, and the story, turning an idea into an actual piece of work for publication?

2)I'm sure you get this one a lot, but, what would you say is the best way for an amateur like me to get my work to the right people? Some companies do accept unsolicited materials, but, it could be a long time before anyone ever actually sees the work, and even then there is no guarantee.

Anyway, thanks for wasting your time on me, looking forward to the next Outlaws.

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#48 Posted by frozenedge (1465 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi Scott

I was wondering if any other ex-sidekicks or young heroes would join or just hangout with Red Hood and the gang for a few issues. Also are characters like Aqualad, Beast Boy, Empress, and even the Wonder Twins still in the New 52 or are they not around yet?


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#49 Posted by punkpuppy3 (186 posts) - - Show Bio

what do Wonder Girl's baraclets do?

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#50 Posted by darkwolverine (41 posts) - - Show Bio

How old are Tim Drake and Jason Todd?

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