Thursday, March 22, 2012

Catching up on Teen Titans

So, Teen Titans was another book I was surprised to like as much as I do. I've never been a big fan of the title, as during my tenure of comic book readership, it has just been angsty kids being... well, angsty. That, and I've never been much a fan of Brett Booth's art, though it has grown on me.

Over all really, this title is fun. The characters are enjoyable, it's not that angsty, and it has gotten me interested in Tim Drake again, as I was getting a bit bored with him as his last solo neared it's conclusion.

So, hit the jump to get all caught up on the current Teen Titans.

Teen Titans #3
So far, the basic premise of Teen Titans so far has been Tim Drake leading a ragtag group of young heroes, as their hunted by N.O.W.H.E.R.E. a sinister organization who have created Superboy as the ultimate weapon. You've got Red Robin, former boy wonder, and the first to learn of N.O.W.H.E.R.E., Wonder Girl, master thief and power house, Kid Flash, who has a mystery set in the future behind him, Solstice, a refresh of the character who debuted last volume, Bunker, the fantastically gay Mexican super hero who can manipulate energy "bricks," and Skitter, girl who transforms into a bug creature, and has been the most angsty of them all so far... not a big Skitter fan. All these characters slowly start to meet each other, and don't fully "team up" until they fight the big threat, Superboy.

Superboy is a bit of a conflicted character. While he's still on the hunt for the team, he's starting to question his creators a bit, and eventually turns on them. Nevertheless, when he fights the Titans, he kicks their asses, but not before they get some big hits on him (hell, even Tim manages to knock him down once.)

Teen Titans #6
In the end though, Superboy lets the team live, as he returns to base to confront his creators. The rest of the team is badly beaten, and corned by the police, one of which seems to recognize Kid Flash from the future! DUN DUN DUUUN. They manage to escape, but have an all new problem in the fact that Kid Flash seems to have gone overboard on his powers, and begins to lose control of them. Tim and the rest of the team bring Kid Flash to Virgil Hawkins, aka Static, to create a new suit for him that allows him to contain and control his powers.

And that's where we're at now. Soon, the book will be joining Legion Lost and Superboy for a cross over titled "The Culling" in May, as all of those characters have to fight back against N.O.W.H.E.R.E. From there on out, just recently as Saturday, it was teased that their would be a road trip, and even an appearance from Amanda Waller.

So that's it for the catch up on Teen Titans. Tune in tomorrow for the final catch up for All Star Western.

1 comment :

  1. I think it's a step down for Tim. My thoughts.