The Bullpen’s Marv Wolfman & George Pérez Appear in Teen Titans GO!
Marvel Comics legends Marv Wolfman and George Pérez will appear in this week’s episode of Teen Titans GO!, according to a report from Taimur Dar at The Beat, who first noticed Wolfman’s announcement on Facebook about the voice acting process.
Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
This Saturday, May 29th, 2021, the new episode of Teen Titans GO! will feature two guest stars that Marvel fans are sure to want to tune in to: Marvel Comics legends Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
First and foremost, at least in regards to this announcement, the two creators are known for their work on DC’s The New Teen Titans, a new take on the young superhero team which debuted in a special preview in 1980’s DC Comics Presents #26.
In 2018, Pérez talked about what made the duo’s new take on the Teen Titans so successful, saying that:
We could still do stories about the coming of age of characters that had been established as the wards and sidekicks of senior characters, but also do new stories that could range from mysterious gothic horror for Raven, sci-fi outer space stories for Starfire, gritty urban stories with a sci-fi twist for Cyborg. It allowed so much freedom.
Marv Wolfman and George Pérez’s new incarnation of the Teen Titans has certainly struck gold, and well, maybe that’s because of their philosophy on integrating new and old characters to tell innovative new stories – something that has continued on at Cartoon Network. Although Perez has retired from comics, he clearly hasn’t retired from appearing as an animated version of himself, and at Marvel Blog, we couldn’t be more excited!
They’re Marvel Legends Too!
The New Teen Titans comic debuted while both creators were still working for DC’s rival, also known as Marvel Comics.
In addition to Marv Wolfman and George Pérez’s work on Teen Titans at DC, they both had illustrious careers at Marvel Comics. In case you have some down time before Saturday (and want to read some comics on the Marvel Unlimited app), Marvel Blog is here to let you know which marvelous characters these prolific artists worked on!
1. Marv Wolfman
As a Marvel Comics legend, Wolfman is best known for his work on The Tomb of Dracula, for which he and artist Gene Colan co-created Blade, the daywalker. The horror comic became “one of the most critically-acclaimed horror-themed comic books ever,” according to a footnote on Wikipedia, and may be adapted into a TV series or film.
In addition, Wolfman co-created Nova, Black Cat, and Bullseye, and as the first full-time writer of the Spider-Woman series, he redesigned the character, giving her a human identity as Jessica Drew.
Wolfman also served as the publisher’s editor-in-chief for a period of time before stepping down to focus on his writing full-time (those Marvel Bullpen notes are just full of information!)
2. George Pérez
Pérez is also a Marvel Comics legend, making his professional debut in 1974’s Astonishing Tales #25. Soon after, he became a Marvel regular, co-creating the White Tiger (comics’ first Puerto Rican superhero) with Bill Mantlo, and Taskmaster with writer David Michelinie.
Pérez also wrote Marvel’s most notable superhero-team comic The Avengers, starting with issue #141 by Steve Englehart, Vinnie Colletta, Janice Cohen, Orzechowski, and Pérez.
Then, starting in the mid-1970s, Pérez worked with Roy Thomas and Len Wein on the Fantastic Four titles, including 1976’s Fantastic Four #176 in which the Impossible Man terrorizes the Marvel Bullpen and meets numerous creators including Pérez himself!
It was while Pérez was working on the Fantastic Four that he finally begun to collaborate with Wolfman, a relationship that lead to the two creators leaving to work on The New Teen Titans at DC.
Teen Titans GO!
Will you be tuning in this Saturday, May 29th, 2021, to watch these two legendary Marvel Comics creators voice themselves on Teen Titans GO! on the Cartoon Network? Let Marvel Blog know in the comment section below!