Beechenâ€™s move to the new miniseries does come with a cost â€“ he had to give up Teen Titans, where he was recently named as the seriesâ€™ new writer, stepping in for the departing Geoff Johns. Moving over to that series will be another member of the Countdown team, Sean McKeever.
McKeever will join Johns, Marv Wolfman, Mike McKone, George Perez, Todd Nauck and other creators for Augustâ€™s Teen Titans #50 â€œjam issue,â€ and then head off on his own with Septemberâ€™s #51 with artist Randy Green.
â€œSeanâ€™s is able to write in that great younger voice that the Teen Titans book really needs and a great sensibility for the characters, and again, like Adam, with his time working on Countdown, he was able to learn a lot about the interaction between them. When Teen Titans came free, Sean just seemed the most logical choice. Sean will be writing two of our team books now, with Titans and Birds of Prey, and he brings a great voice to both those books.â€