Can a foe really become a friend? Or is it like a piano that does not bend? Red-Robins not sure - Kid Flash knows the score - and Bunker is still on the mend. Just ask Writer: Scott Lobdell; Artist: Brett Booth; and Publisher: DC Comics in April 2012. They all know what I am talking about. Well, I think they do anyway.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
In this installment of this teen-supreme comic book, entitled 'Assault on Project 13', we figure out why, and if, the newly baptised Teen Titan's, are able to save their one time foe, Superboy, from the clutches of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. 

Now it all begins an hour or so ago, at Brooklyn Street Bridge. You see; whilst Red-Robin tries to figure out how Kid-Flash's powers work, his undercover operative, Danny the Street, suddenly turns up and tells them both about Superboy's capture.

However, do you think that the rest of the Teen Titans are willing to help out their one time foe? At first - no - not really. But eventually they all come around to the idea - not that at does them any good.  

Well, although Danny the Street warps them all into place. Wonder Girl, Bunker, and Skitter, battle the bad-guys. Kid Flash nabs Superboy out of his confinement. Plus Red-Robin and Solstice get the low-down on the other children captured by this nefarious organisation. At the end of the day their path is barred by some ugly looking b*tch called 'Harvest' - who created this organisation to begin with.

Ooops! To be continued...   

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Now I mean this in a good way of course, but the best thing said in this issue was the reply by Bart of "Yeah, still no". It was in that scene where Red-Robin said "N.O.W.H.E.R.E. is trying to capture, corrupt, or kill meta-human teenagers across the planet. We're fighting for all of them, all of us. Not just Superboy. Because if we leave him on the Battlefield - if we let them kill him - then N.O.W.H.E.R.E. has won. And I am not going to let that happen. Again, who is with me?".

'Yeah, still no'.

This scene reminded me of... errr... no. I leave that for the movie / object / music question me thinks.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
I liked the way in which the overall story started in the middle, back-tracked to the beginning, and then, once it reached the mid-way stage once more, it continued to the end. Very novelistic this approach is, and can make a straight forward story feel more expansive than played in another form.

Also, David the Street is back from his time on the 'Doom Patrol', YES! He is going to make this book even better and wackier than it already is!  

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
I had two slight little gripes with this tale. Firstly, that conversation between Red-Robin and Solstice felt unneeded 'during a ploy'. Although it would be something nice to explore afterwards. And secondly, I am that not too sure about Bart's 'mind glitch' at the moment. I'm sitting on the fence with that one, because it felt forced within this issue, though it might be picked up on the next one.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: As I mentioned previously, I thought that the novelistic style of this story was its best thing really. Moreover, I have to say that I liked the witty banter too. It just instills this book with a more satiric edge that I love a lot.  

ART: Where the design of this comic book is concerned, I am a bit ying and yang about Brett's work all in all. Bart looks cool in his new suit. Bunker looks like an Image character from back in the day. Red-Robins 'get up' is growing on me. Wonder Girl looks too butch. And as for Superboy, Solstice, and Skitter... errr... yes and no overall. Not bad but not good.

Please don't get me wrong though, Brett's art is very nice and all that. But its how these guys look as a team that is rather bi-polar. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
WONDER GIRL: All you have to do to make Hero's actress, Hayden Panettiere, into this tough filly, is to give her a bit of a Britney in the shoulder department. Correct?

ZANIEL TEMPLAR: So what actor do you surmise is able to play this 'Shade' rip-off, and yet make it his own part? Richard Armitage from 'Robin Hood' and 'Spooks'? Yeah - that's what I feel too.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go To Danny The Street.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Aesthetically, tonally, and whatever-else-it-ly I can come up with, this comic is this scene in this seventies classic.

Just think about it for a minute.

FINAL thoughts...
So finally, the whole team is on the same page together, not so primed and ready for their final battle ahead. Maybe. I just hope that this book is able to give us a really fun-filled conclusion to this tale, one that sets the tone for this team's dynamics in the foreseeable future. Come on Scott and Brett, I know you go it in you.

MARKS out of 10? 9