New Teen Titans Judas Contract on hold @#$%

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As a longtime TITANS fan I was so looking forward to this. In fact I planned on buying 2 :D.

Look as if they are saying they are not sure there is enough fan base. So on various message board myself and others have been spreading the word to get our voices heard. (hey I made a rhyme)

Heres the info in case anyone didnt know about it and would like to helo the cause. The more the merrier.


This is probably one of the best storylines ever done in the DC UNIVERSE

It looks like its been put on hold due to the chance of not enough fan base, so help the cause and get those emails out.



This news is a real bummer for Titans fans...

World's Finest reports: February 28, 2008 by James Harvey

Marv Wolfman, one of the screenplay writers for the direct-to-video Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature, has confirmed the DC Universe Animated Movie is currently on hold.
Wolfman has confirmed the reports appearing online stating the movie is currently on hold because, according to Warner Home Video, there may not be enough of an audience for a Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature to be successful. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract was originally scheduled to be the third DC Universe Animated Movie before Warner Home Video delayed it, opting to produce Batman: Gotham Knight and Wonder Woman

Wolfman continues, saying that fans should contact Warner Home Video to let them know of the demand for a Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature. Below is the contact information to send your thoughts and concerns regarding the future of the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract direct-to-video animated feature.

Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 2, #103
Burbank, CA 91522
[email protected]

Lisa Judson, President, Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
[email protected]

Ron Sanders, President of Warner Home Video
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 160, #12112
Burbank, CA 91522
[email protected]

Wolfman worked on the original Teen Titans: The Judas Contract comic book storyline in addition to writing the screenplay, along with Tom DeSanto, of the animated adaptation.

Thanks to both Andrew Laubacher for bringing this to the attention of The World's Finest and Marv Wolfman for confirming the news. direct-to-video animated features instead.
 

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Would this be done in the same style with the same actors that we had for the recent TEEN TITANS cartoon? Because I loved that Starfire. She was such a florgbaz. :D
 

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Would this be done in the same style with the same actors that we had for the recent TEEN TITANS cartoon? Because I loved that Starfire. She was such a florgbaz. :D



not sure to be honest with you. I dont if you know how the story played out.

But if you do, jericho wont be in it. No kid flash, which is no big deal since he wasnt in that storyline anyhow. They were also worried about portraying a 16 year old girl (terra) smoking a cigarette or two. and in the comic it was said pretty much that she was sleeping with deathstroke. (which btw marv always said he regretted that part.

You can find the trade of the judas contract online. One of the best stories ever. and a historical time too. we see dick grayson take on a whole new identity.



heres a breakdown of the issues, supplied by my buddy's bills site www.titanstower.com

Tales of the Teen Titans #42 [1984]
cover date: May 1984

Credits:
“The Judas Contract: Book One: The Eyes of Tara Markov”
Co-plotter, Scripter: Marv Wolfman
Co-plotter, Penciller: George Pérez
Inker: Dick Giordano
Editor: Marv Wolfman & George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Visiting Donna’s photography studio where Kory is modeling, Tara Markov is allowed to learn Wonder Girl and Starfire’s secret identities. Later, at Donna and Kory’s apartment, the group plans Terry and Donna’s upcoming wedding: Gar offers the use of Steve Dayton’s estate as a wedding site, and Donna asks Tara to replace the reluctant Raven as a bridesmaid, and Dick to give her away.

From there, Gar and Tara go to watch the unsuccessful attempt of Sarah Simnis and her students to teach Cyborg to skate, and Cyborg, returning to his apartment, receives a telegram announcing the return of his world-traveling grandparents. Leaving Vic, Gar and Tara share a romantic moment before Tara returns to Titans Tower, where she has a brief but ominous discussion with Raven.

The next day, the Titans stage a workout at their headquarters: Cyborg matches his strength against a magnetic testing device; Wonder Girl and Starfire fight a duel with staffs; and Changeling and Terra engage in a mock battle. When Changeling humiliates and antagonizes her, Terra completely loses her temper and counterattacks with her full power, almost killing him. She manages to excuse her violent behavior. She later reports the Titans’ identities and activities to the Terminator. As the Terminator and his aide, Wintergreen, leave with Terra to put their plan to capture the Titans into motion, they are unaware that they are being observed from afar.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Joe Wilson.
>> First appearance of Adeline Kane Wilson.


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Tales of the Teen Titans #43 [1984]
cover date: June 1984

Credits:
“The Judas Contract: Book 2: Betrayal!”
Co-plotter, Scripter: Marv Wolfman
Co-plotter, Penciller: George Pérez
Inker: Mike DeCarlo, Dick Giordano
Editor: Marv Wolfman & George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Dick Grayson is astounded when the Terminator, obviously aware of Dick's former costumed identity, attacks the Titans' leader in his own apartment. Dick manages to escape and tries to summon the Titans to his aid, but there is no response to his emergency signal. The Terminator tracks Dick the best he can but eventually loses him, unaware that he himself is being followed by the woman and young man who had been watching him previously.

Arriving at Dick and Kory's apartment, Dick finds the place in shambles, with evidence that Kory had been overcome by an explosive package delivered to her with Dick's name on it. At Donna's studio, he deduces that she had been rendered unconscious by a toxic ether created from her own photographic chemicals. Borrowing Donna's car, Dick arrives at Victor's apartment, where Victor had been the victim of an electrically charged chair. There is no trace of any of the defeated Titans, and Dick has no way of knowing if the Titans have been killed or simply kidnapped. Also, all the attacks indicate that the Terminator is aware of all of the Titans' true identities, and Dick cannot fathom how terminator gained that information.

Finally returning to the Tower, he had just found evidence of a battle involving Terra when he is surprised by the entrance of Adeline Wilson and her son Joseph, the people who had been shadowing the Terminator. They also know who Dick had been, and tell im that Terra had been Terminator's agent the whole time, and that it was Terra who had defeated Raven. Unconvinced, Dick tries to get a hold of Gar Logan by calling him, only to find that he has fallen to the Terminator. Mailing out autographed photographs of himself supposedly requeted by his female fans, he was drugged by the glue on the envelopes.

As Adeline reveals that she is Slade Wilson's ex-wife, the Terminator arrives at H.I.V.E. headquarters in the Rocky Mountains with his captives.

Notes:
>> none


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Tales of the Teen Titans #44 [1984]
cover date: July 1984

Credits:
“The Judas Contract: Book 3: There Shall Come a Titan”
Co-plotter, Scripter: Marv Wolfman
Co-plotter, Penciller: George Pérez (layouts)
Inker: Mike DeCarlo, Dick Giordano (finished art)
Editor: Marv Wolfman & George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: To convince him of the truth of her assertions, Adeline Wilson tells Dick Grayson the origin of the Terminator. In the early 1960s, Major Slade Joseph Wilson, a former Korean War hero, joined the special U.S. Army training course headed by Captain Adeline Kane. He proved her most apt pupil, and she took him aside for special additional training. A year later, he graduated from the course with honors and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Adeline met British Army Major Wintergreen, seemingly Wilson’s only friend, although she never learned the nature of the bond between the two men. A romance blossomed, and Slade and Adeline were married six months later.

Slade served in Vietnam, while Adeline gave birth to their son, Grant. Then Slade volunteered for an experiment in resisting truth serums using a drug designed to stimulate the adrenal gland. The experiment went wrong, and a seemingly disabled Wilson was stricken from the active duty roster. Some time later, the Wilsons’ second son, Joseph, was born. Then, defying orders in order to rescue Wintergreen, who had been taken captive in Viet Nam, Slade was discharged by the Army. Restless, he became a renowned safari hunter, while rearing his two sons, Grant, who followed in his parents’ military footsteps, and Joseph, who excelled in music and art.

One night while Slade was away, Adeline was attacked in their home and Joseph was kidnapped. Returning home, Slade revealed to his wife that he had been granted superhuman powers by the drug experiment which had seemed to disable him, and that he had used those powers to begin a secret career as Deathstroke the Terminator, an international mercenary assassin. In Tangiers, Terminator and Adeline confronted the terrorists who had captured Joseph in order to force Deathstroke to reveal the identity of his latest client. Rather than betray his employer, Terminator gambled on his superhuman speed to rescue his son before his captor could cut the boy’s throat. Joseph was saved, but the throat wound he received cost him the use of his voice. Furious with her husband, Adeline attempted to kill him, but succeeded only in shooting out his right eye. The couple then divorced, and much later, their son Grant died battling the Titans as the Ravager.

As Adeline concludes her story, she reveals that she knows the whereabouts of the Terminator and his captives. Dick then assumes his new costumed identity as Nightwing for the first time. Returning to the others, he finds Joseph Wilson in costume as Jericho. Born a mutant due to the genetic side-effects of the chemicals that gave his father powers, Joe Wilson is able to possess the body of an opponent and usurp his will, an ability he demonstrates by using it on Nightwing. Convinced of Jericho’s sincerity, Nlghtwing allows him to join him in his attempt to rescue the Titans.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing.
>> First appearance of Joseph Wilson as Jericho.
>> Origin and background of Deathstroke, The Terminator revealed this issue.
>> Origin of Jericho revealed in this story; powers revealed.
>> Backgrounds and origins of Wintergreen and Adeline Kane also revealed in this story.
>> Slade's rival, Bill Walsh, appears in flashback; Later becomes the second Ravager in Deathstroke #1-4.
>> The story continues in Tales of the Teen Titans Annual #3.


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Tales of the Teen Titans Annual #3 [1984]
cover date: 1984

Credits:
“The Judas Contract: Part 4: The Finale!”
Co-plotter, Scripter: Marv Wolfman
Co-plotter, Penciller: George Pérez (layouts)
Inker: Mike DeCarlo, Dick Giordano (finished art)
Editor: Marv Wolfman & George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Held captive by the H.I.V.E. in an Enervator, which uses their own powers to hold them helpless, the Titans are shocked at the Terminator’s revelation that Terra is his partner. Meanwhile, Nightwing and Jericho attempt to breach the criminal organization’s headquarters, and Adeline Wilson keeps Wintergreen from aiding the Terminator.

Wintergreen then reveals to her the origin of his relationship with Slade Wilson. He and the future Terminator had served together under a General Sampson, who ordered Wilson to lead what Wintergreen regarded as a suicide mission. Wilson survived the mission only because Wintergreen defied orders in order to save his life. When Wintergreen again found himself under Sampson’s command in Vietnam, the general deliberately assigned him to a similarly deadly mission, which resulted in his capture by the enemy. Slade Wilson returned the earlier favor by using his special powers and costumed identity to rescue his friend.

Jericho’s powers of possession enable him and Nightwing to penetrate to the heart of the H.I.V.E. stronghold, but they are overpowered and captured when they unexpectedly encounter Terra. The acquisition of Nightwing, whom they recognize as the former Robin, completes the roster of the Titans and fulfills the Terminator’s contract, but when he realizes that his son will share the Titans’ fate, the Terminator bargains for Jericho’s release.

Jericho abruptly regains consciousness and possesses his father, causing him to free the Titans from the Enervator. Believing that the Terminator has betrayed her, Terra attacks him. In the ensuing confusion, the Titans defeat the assembled H.I.V.E. agents, and Jericho releases the Terminator from his power to allow him to defend himself. A three-way conflict then erupts among the Titans, Terra, and the Terminator. Raven attempts to stop Terra with her mental powers, while Jericho breaks a standoff between the Terminator and the Titans, downing the villain.

Then Terra breaks free of Raven’s influence, and her last semblance of sanity vanishes. In a mad rage, she uses her full power - demolishing the entire complex and bringing the wreckage down on herself. Digging frantically, the Changeling at last finds Terra’s lifeless body. The next day, a small funeral service is held, attended by the Titans, the Outsiders, Batman and Robin, Terry Long, and Dr. Jace.

Notes:
>> Origin and background of Deathstroke, The Terminator revealed this issue.
>> Backgrounds and origins of Wintergreen and Adeline Kane also revealed in this story.
>> Death of Terra.
 

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I was looking forward to this as I never read the story.


I have doubles of the storyline im selling, but you can also get the trade on like amazon.com for real cheap.

The cartoon from teen titans didnt do the story "justice" it was watered down so to speak

here are the links to show the covers

http://tonyznet.com/titans/tottt/pages/tottt_42.html

http://tonyznet.com/titans/tottt/pages/tottt_43.html

http://tonyznet.com/titans/tottt/pages/tottt_44.html

http://tonyznet.com/titans/tottt/pages/tottt_ann3.html
 
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I was looking forward to a fairly serious version of Teen Titans as opposed to the other cartoon. Oh well.


well you never know, email those people.

or take a trip to NYC and stand in fron of the dc offices and protest :p
 

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