Teen Titans Go! was released a few months ago on DC Comics Digital First platform. Although I am happy the series has now been released as print media, my children are even more excited. We prefer print, so these two books were at the top of our comic list last week.
Both issues contain two stories each, and they are all funny and entertaining. Dialogue is just as enjoyable as watching the cartoon itself on Cartoon Network.
The stories are well-written, and the art is superb. The characters in the book are no different than their portrayals on television. Robin is still controlling, Starfire is loveable, Raven is dark and gloomy, and Cyborg and Beast Boy are still best buddies who like to eat and joke around.
In the first story of Teen Titans Go! #1, Cyborg is determined to find out who keeps stealing his sandwiches out of the refrigerator. Here are a couple of my favorite panels from the story. Robin conducts his own investigation.
In the second story, Robin and Beast Boy make a bet on the mini-golf course, and Beast Boy is determined to win Robin’s cape. Cyborg instigates during the entire game. I mentioned the superb artwork earlier. I love the detailed facial expressions. Check out Cyborg’s expressions as he instigates the shenanigans between Beast Boy and Robin.
Meanwhile, Starfire and Raven are having their own adventure on the mini-golf course. Starfire gets a little carried away while playing golf. The two of them venture off into an arcade where Raven sees a stuffed animal she wants.
Starfire asks Raven about the claw that’s supposed to grab the prize. I’m not spoiling it here, you’ll just have to read it for yourself to find out what really happened.
In the first story of issue #2, Starfire signs the team up as contestants on Jump City’s Got Your Talent Right Here. Robin opposes, but does he change his mind?
Yes he does!
The panel of judges include one my favorite villains in the DC Universe.
In the second story, Captain Cold blasts Robin into a block of ice. Now the team has to come up with ways to try to free Robin.
Sholly Fisch is the writer of this fun-filled title. Fun character interactions, and family-friendly action/adventure.
The art team consists of Ben Bates (art, issue #1), Lea Hernandez (art, issue #2), and Dan Hipp (cover). Great visual storytellers. You don’t even need text to know what’s going on in the stories.
If your kids watch Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network, then they will definitely want to read the books, as well. Even if they’re not watching the cartoon, they will still appreciate this comic book.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
I highly recommend this all-ages comic book. There is no doubt that Teen Titans Go! gets 5/5 stars.