As long as Skitter do not make an appearance, I may be sticking around this title for a while. The new Teen Titans series is a DC Comics New 52 relaunch. The title previously launched with other New 52 titles 3 years ago.
The teenage superheroes race against the clock to stop a group of terrorists that has taken over a busload of young female students from a preparatory school. The Titans, under the direction of their fearless leader, Red Robin, face-off against the madmen, who are armed with guns and explosives.
This cover-to-cover, action-packed issue grabbed my attention from page one. Wonder Girl stole the show in this one.
William Pfeifer is the writer of this fast-paced action script. Great script, phenomenal character interactions. Pfeifer did an outstanding job with story set-up and character introductions.
Nice artwork by Kenneth Rocafort (artist) and Dan Brown (colorist). I especially like the characters facial expressions, and the emotion-filled panels that caused my eyes to water. I also like the cover.
The only complaint I have about the art is Raven. I DO NOT like Raven’s look at all.
I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
Although I do not like Raven’s look, I can tolerate it for now. At least she looks better than Skitter.
Who is Skitter? She was a black female superhero in the previous canceled Teen Titans New 52 series. I had a major issue with the way Skitter was drawn. The white female superheroes were beautiful, but Skitter looked like a giant cockroach. I was deeply offended, and her look grossed me out. The title was on my pulls list from day one, but I stopped reading it after the first few issues.
In my honest opinion, which is what this blog is based on, The new Teen Titans has gotten off to a great start. Powerful story, non-stop action. Nice artwork, except for Raven. I plan to read at least the first arc to see where it’s headed. If I continue to like the story, then I will have to make some adjustments to my pulls to make room for it.
NOTE TO PARENTS: Teen Titans is a series for teen readers and older. I do not recommend it for the younger readers. For the younger children, I suggest the following comics:
VERDICT (drum roll please)
I highly recommend this title. This issue gets 4/5 stars.