TEEN TITANS #95

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THAT'S NOT SAMSONITE 

Why are some Gods naughty? Personally speaking, this does not it make any sense. Where is the logic? They do not have to worry about any domesticated issues – they have powers far beyond those of mortal man – and on top of that, they are praised on mass. Ohh! I don’t know. Though maybe Writer: J.T. Krul; Artist: Nicola Scott; and Publisher: DC Comics, does? But only in June 2011.



THE STORY:
Red-Robin – Wonder Girl – and Ravager, have all been imprisoned by the mad God Rankor.  And worst of all, is that when Kid Flash attempts to save them, Rankor envelops him within a swarm of bees, just as he attempts to signal the rest of the Teen Titans with a waft of flames. Now do ‘the rest’ see this signal? No – I am afraid not. And that is because the Demon / Ravager clone manages to corner Superboy within a shelled enclave, before kissing him, and then attacking him. Granted, she does have some assistance with this battle, but so does Superboy too – ultimately resulting in Superboy and Raven to be carted off to Rankors kingdom, just in time to see him empowered by his kidnapped heroes. To be continued...

THE REVIEW:
OK, yet another fleeting Teen Titans adventure has been presented to ‘us readers’ – my opinion – mixed. You see, I have a dilemma with this series since Krul and Scott have taken it over, which is – do I like it or not? Well, I suppose the only really way for me to answer this question, is by listing its positive and negative attributes (like I had to do at school).  Positive: The art is bold and clean – the adventures are adventurous – there is always a little bit of fleeting knowledge thrown into each issue – and I like the roster as well. Negative: The stories are too quick – the art can sometimes be too cheesecake and posy – the adventures can be overpowered a tad by superfluous exposition and drama – and the characters are depicted in a bland manner. So – where does that leave me and the Teen Titans? Confused I supposed. I want to like it – just like I wanted to like this issue – it’s just that I feel that something is missing. Now what that ‘something’ is, I kind of know – but what I don’t know is when it’s going to kick into this book. Shame – because as I said – I wanted to like this issue, as it did have some really nice set pieces. My personal favourite was the Kid-Flash segment, as we do not really get to see much from Bart anymore. And someone that we hardly saw in this issue – except for two panels – was Red-Robin. Strange that, huh? Now was that a plot point, or something to do with Krul forgetting that Red-Robin was in this particular adventure? Who knows? Krul knows. Just as he knows what to do to make this series better again – character and plot buddy, character and plot.

THE RATING: B-