Scott Lobdell sat down with Newsarama where he discussed the Forever Evil tie-in with the Teen Titans as well as the New 52 origin of Kid Flash. He mentions that the Titans would have a brief encounter with the Crime Syndicate during the tie-in. However, they will be sent to the future to not only get a chance to learn about Kid Flash’s origin and why Kid Flash is a designated criminal. But to also have Superboy face-off against the son of Superman and Lois Lane, Jon Lane Kent in the second Teen Titans annual.
Here are some highlights from his interview with Newsarama:
“They do come up against the Crime Syndicate, but unfortunately, the battle is probably as brief as you would expect it to be if they had gone up against the Justice League themselves, although certainly without all the emotional ramifications that that would entail.I think there’s something fun about the fact that, after 25 issues, the Teen Titans finally get to meet the Justice League, only to discover it’s not the Justice League at all.”
Lobdell also specifies that the Titans had teamed with the League on important missions with them and assures the fans that the Titans will meet the league for the first time in the New 52 before issue #50.
Scott Lobdell also elaborates on the origin of Kid Flash:
“Yeah, we — and the Titans and even Bart himself — are going to learn that his past (which is actually from the future) was composed, in large part, of a lot of poor but passionate decision-making that he engaged in when he was younger….So when you combine that with the exuberance of youth, you realize that Bart, before coming to the present, has done a lot of things that he’s now going to have to deal with.”
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*One quick note, the first time in the New 52 continuity. The Titans have traveled to the future at least once in the pre-52 era, most notably the Titans/Legion special made in 2004.