TEEN TITANS #14

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[ GIMME MY COUPONS
Where's our heroic-pal, Red-Robin? He's nowhere near Prancer or Dobbin. In fact he's near no reindeer. And that makes me feel quite queer. Prompting me to go bobbing, with Zlobin, and Nobbin. Yeah! Why not? Nobody has any objections. Not even Writer: Scott Lobdell; Artist: Ale Garza; and Publisher: DC Comics in December 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
Now if I've learnt anything from this second part of 'The Origin of Wonder Girl'; is that kid's today are nothing like they were yesterday.

  • Take Red-Robin and Superboy for instance. They're so busy fighting off a bunch of hollow husks controlled by Wonder Girls ex -- called Diesel -- that they've completely forget about how bored Bart and Miguel are back home.
  • Moreover, take a look at Cassie as well. She's so preoccupied saving herself from the clutches of her aforementioned ex -- still called Diesel -- she doesn't take a slightest bit of notice of the mysterious figure tempting Solstice from afar.

Still, that's kids for you. Could be worse. After this adventure, one of the heroes could have been kidnapped by a Joker inspired cross-over event.

Ha! To be continued...

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
There were quite a few pithy little phrases chucked about throughout this issue, that I thought were very amusing to read. Such as:

1) 'Nerdist' -- because that's a new one on me.
2) 'Kill Them Dead' -- because that's an oxymoron if ever I heard one.
3) 'Chancho' -- because that brought back great memories of a gal I used to know.
4) 'I have everything' -- because that sums-up Diesels self-centred mentality quite nicely.
5) 'No more adult channels charged' -- because... errr... next question please!

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
If truth be told, I did prefer the last part of the story much more than the first part of the story. Aesthetically, this 'aftermath' was very congenial and warm to follow, mainly because of the personal dynamics conveyed amongst the group. Also, I got a kick out of the possibility of a budding romance between Red-Robin and Wonder Girl as well.

Here's hoping it works this time round.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
My one small gripe with this issue, was that segment were Wonder Girl casually unveiled her 'Lariat', and then used it to snuff out Diesels lights with.

Well, why didn't she use it before, huh? Why did she wait to be captured first? Moreover, where did she keep her costume? Was she wearing it under her clothes all along? 

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: As much as this sub-plot felt rather disposable with the confines of this particular story, I was still very intrigued with Kiran's personal dilemma nonetheless

Well, who is this Lance chap, anyway? Plus what does he want with out ink-coloured heroine? Also, why can she only see him? And do I have to buy 'Birds Of Prey' to find out who he is?

Answers on a postcard please, dear reader. Or a spam would suffice.

ART:  Whenever Ale Garza puts his pencil upon a page, an angel from heaven cry's tears of joy. Yeah. Honestly. His stuff if just amazing. His characters are full of character. His action scenes are full of action. And his splash pages are out of this world.

I especially liked both of his 'Cassie' splash pages. Plus the scene were Bart was talking to Miguel had a lot of depth to it.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
BART: Yep. We're still in comedy casting-call mode, dear reader. And thank God too. Or otherwise I couldn't choose the weird-looking English-prat -- called Jack Whitehall -- to play this quick-talking speed-freak. 

KON: Alright. I know that the young stand-up comic, Hampton Yount, looks like he stuck his head in a fridge for over a year. Still, maybe this has imbued him with some super power by default. Couldn't hurt?

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Stop Mother F*cker! That's By Bracelet Your Wearing!

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
On a very-very-very conceptual level, this is a story about a lad who wants to desperately wear his girlfriend's clothing. Therefore, why not compare it to the Ed Wood film 'Glen or Glenda'.




Say no more.

FINAL thoughts...
Dear People at DC Comics' Who Do Stuff,

Hello my friends. It's nice to know that there are people still out there who like to write, draw, and basically create for a living. Now I'm sure that Scott and Ale are just a few of your creed, etching and scribbling for all there worth, twenty four hours a day seven days a week.

But I'd like to know how much 'down time' they get in between projects? Ale seems like the type of an artist who puts so much of himself into his own work, that he hardly has any time for himself. And I surmise that Scott is a similar type of character too -- especially when you take into consideration that he writes this book plus 'Red Hood and The Outlaws'.

Well, it would be nice to know if the 'entertainers' are able to entertain themselves as much as they are able to entertain us. I hope so. Honestly I do. Or otherwise their focus with become lopsided, and inadvertently it will affect their work.

Viva La Scott and Ale. And may there reign on this title continue. 

Love, Light, and Peace -- The Reviewer.

MARKS out of 10? 9