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Rose Wilson

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Superboy #1 [2011]

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Hero History

As daughter of the deadly Deathstroke, Rose Wilson followed in her father’s footsteps as a hired gun. Once a dangerous assassin, Rose Wilson’s violent tendencies were dampened by N.O.W.H.E.R.E., an organization that recruited Rose for their own nefarious purposes. Rose was originally hired as Superboy’s handler, tasked with keeping the super-powered clone in check. Eventually, Superboy liberated himself from Director Templar’s control and joined the Teen Titans in dismantling N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s secret complex in the Antarctic.

With the Arctic base in ruins, Rose’s next assignment was to bring in the escaped meta-human prisoners (code-named “Ravagers”)… by any means necessary.

ABOVE: Rose takes on Superboy in SUPERBOY #6-7 [2012].
BELOW: Rose’s secrets revealed in SUPERBOY #8 [2012]. 

Powers & Abilities

Rose is a lethal assassin, a skilled martial artist and an expert in all manner of weapons.


Essential Reading

Superboy #1-7 [2011-2012]: They thought he was just an experiment – and a failed one at that! Grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA, the Clone was no more than a set of data to the scientists of Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon! Now the question is: Can a clone develop a conscience? First DCnU appearances of Superboy and Rose Wilson in issue #1.
Superboy #8 [2012]:
Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!
Teen Titans #9, Teen Titans Annual #1, Superboy #9 and Legion Lost #9 [2012]: “The Culling”  It’s the Teen Titans vs. the Lost Legionaires with Superboy in the middle – one mile beneath the Antarctic in the chamber of horrors known as the Crucible! Ultimately, both teams duke it out with N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and the madman known as Harvest – effectively destroying the arctic complex.
Deathstroke #19-20 [2013]: The most accomplished cape-killer in the world gets the chance to add to his legacy when Deathstroke comes face to face with his children: Grant, Joseph and  Rose – along with The Ravagers! Rose revealed as the daughter of Slade Wilson and Adeline Kane Wilson.

Scott Lobdell on The DCnU Teen Titans

Call It A Comeback: Lobdell Returns with DCnU’s TEEN TITANS
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Like all big news stories, DC’s announcement that they’re cancelling their entire existing line of DC Universe series and launching with 52 new books in September — alternately called a revamp, a reboot and the “DCnU” — contained many smaller stories within that major development.

One of the more noteworthy undercurrents of DC’s relaunch is the Scott Lobdell comeback. The writer is on three of the new 52 titles — Teen Titans, Superboy and Red Hood & The Outlaws — or, nearly six percent of the initial new DC Universe.

Scott Lobdell on the DCnU Teen Titans: I have to say I don’t really see things as being that dramatically different as much as I am seeing things being dramatically the same.

Tim Drake is still Red Robin, Cassie Sandsmark is still Wonder Girl, and everyone is still pretty much exactly who they are, just with a little custom fitting.

My first draft of Teen Titans read as if it were Teen Titans #101 — maybe a brief few months after [J.T. Krul]’s run which was ending with issue 100. People were very excited and supportive of it, but soon it was decided I didn’t go far enough: they wanted this book to feel like an issue one, not a continuation of a series cancelled by low sales. They wanted readers who were picking up Teen Titans #1 to feel like they were picking up the first issue of a new series… and so that is what Brett and I delivered.

Having said that, when the idea of Teen Titans was first created it was a book about sidekicks hanging out together. But we’ve come a long way from sidekicks – which was reflected first in Marv’s run where they are all their own super heroes, and later in Geoff’s run, where Teen Titans became about the newer generation of heroes being shown the ropes by the most recent generation.

Because that had all been done before (and done so extremely well by those guys) I didn’t feel like it was in anyone’s interest in going back and retelling those stories. I wanted to look at the idea of the Teen Titans if they were being formed right here and now. What would bring them together, and why would they stay together?

Again, Marv and George and later Geoff and Mike have given us some of the best comic stories of the past 30 years. Nothing I’m doing will change how great those stories were and will be now and forever.


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