TITANS — Just when you thought Hawk and Dove couldn’t look cool

It’s melding the campiness of the characters with a realistic approach to the question, “How would Hank and Dawn look if they were in the real world?”

By RUSSELL BERGER

Last week we got our first official look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin [a.k.a. Dick Grayson] on the upcoming exclusive direct-to-consumer streaming service DC Comics will be launching next year [2018,] TITANS. It came basically unannounced that it would occur, and whenever something like that drops, it spikes interest in whatever it belongs to. Now, while I was a bit disappointed in the choice of stage that Dick would be in his “career” as a hero, I generally liked the costume design. It had a BATMAN V SUPERMAN style vibe to it, and felt– well, real.

Well, we knew that two of DC Comics‘ more underappreciated heroes would be appearing in the show, HAWK and DOVE, as Derek Lawrence of Entertainment Weekly had announced Alan Ritchson (Smallville) and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) were cast as Hank Hall/Hawk and Dawn Granger/Dove in TITANS. The characters have their own cult following, and any die-hard DC Comics fan is going to at least know of them. I thought [even before the Thwaites reveal as Robin] that the biggest hurdle the show would have is presenting this two to the audience in a non campy way, and costume design would play a definite role in that. Continue reading “TITANS — Just when you thought Hawk and Dove couldn’t look cool”

TITANS — You don’t know Dick

I don’t quite understand how this won’t just been TEEN Titans with only the latter of it being used to promote.

By RUSSELL BERGER

We learned back in March [2017] that DC Comics would be adding yet another show under its belt– TITANS. Though, there was a catch, and that being it would be brought to us [along with YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS] through DC Comics‘ “direct-to-consumer” digital streaming service. It was clear that they’re trying to buy in on the Netflix craze, and use this new series as a way to [help] launch it. Continue reading “TITANS — You don’t know Dick”