I think the JLA has had a very inconsistent roster for a while now, but that pales in comparison to the Teen Titans. Now with yet another death and the return of Superboy and Kid Flash, at what point can we see some consistency with the roster for more than a couple issues?
DiDio: In both those cases, both teams are in transition right now, and you'll probably see more consistency in terms of who the teams are by the beginning of the year. There are some changes that will be taking place.
Right now with Titans, we're showcasing a number of the individual characters because we wanted to spotlight them in ways that really brought them to a level of prominence, and more importantly, because we have future stories that we're preparing to tell with them. I think Tempest in Titans and then leading into Blackest Night #2 was a good one-two.
We also have plans in Teen Titans. We're probably coming closer to a set team. We'll be seeing the start of that with Issue #75 and #76. But then with Issues #77 and #78, I think we have Blackest Night, so that mixes the pot up a little bit. And then when we come back, we'll see a little bit firmer make-up of the team.
But one of the things I don't want to do is have a whole bunch of people leave and then a whole bunch of people join with no real story explanation or real cohesiveness on why this is taking place. So what might be deemed a change in roster is actually a more slow and gradual evolving of the cast, as you see people come and go. But I think there's a lot of story potential in reasons why people join the team and reasons why people leave the team. But I hate to see it happen all in one issue and lose what might be deemed potential stories.