What's wrong with our faithful Red-Robin? Has he eaten a piano with Dobbin? Wonder Girl says 'no'. Kid Flash wants to 'wash and go'. And the rest of the team dance with a Swedish girl called Lobbing. Yeah. She was prancing about next to the Writers: Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza; the Artist: Eddy Barrows; the plus Publisher: DC Comics, in March 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY entitled 'Grey Matters'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: After Tim's recent run in with the Joker, he decides to present to his team their new floating headquarters, whilst getting very personal with two of them in the process. Hint-Hint!
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Yeah. For the moment they are. Kiss-Kiss-Kiss!
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Two things actually. Firstly, we get to see one of Miguel's old Mexican pals getting shafted by some unscrupulous doctor. And secondly, we catch of glimpse of Trigons daughter, Raven, eve's dropping on the Titans from afar.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With a.... Hahahhahaahahahahah!

Overall, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
As per usual with this series, the majority of the dialogue on show was a joy for me to read. But at a touch, the stand-out section for me would have to be Red-Robin's opening monologue, when he mused to himself with...

'During the ride from Gotham to New York City we've barely spoken a dozen words between us. What am I supposed to say? "I'm sorry I was kidnapped by the Joker". "I apologize that you were all almost killed by marauding hordes that were trying to kill you". Nobody wants to hear that from a guy who is supposed to lead them. I'm supposed to be there for them -- not the other way round'.

Wow! Pretty moving stuff! Huh? Plus goes to show that being a leader isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) Oh, sh*t! Did Tim **** Cassy and Solstice, whilst under the ****** control? Ka-Pow! What a turn up for the books that is! Shame I have to hide my excitement though. Because this aspect about this adventure was a right winner in my book!
(+) I loved Eddy Barrows' art in this issue; and I have a good feeling that it will grow on me as the series continues.
(+) Was that the origin of Doctor Light I saw within this tale? If you know, please pass it on. As the thought of this notion has really got my blood pumping.
(+) Raven! Trigon! Raven! Trigon! Raven! Trigon! Nuff said!!!

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) Now rather uncharacteristically for this title, my only slight gripe with it, would have to be the current fractured nature of it's narrative. It started off with one scene. Then it drifted off into something else. After that, something else. And so on. And so on. Until I kind of got the hang of it's bubbly 'day in the life' type vibe it was conforming to. Very bubbly.

Pick TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and compare them individually to a HONG KONG ACTION STAR.
NICHOLAS TSE AS TIM DRAKE: When I saw him playing that fast talking tag-along in Jackie Chan's 'New Police Story' film, nigh on straight away I thought to myself  'One day Nicky-boy will play Tim in my casting call, baby'.

CHARLENE CHOI AS SOLSTICE: Now isn't Charlie just adorable as adorable as can be? And in many ways you can say exactly the same thing about Solstice too! Hmmm. Say no more.

What WORD or PHRASE could you use to sum-up this story?
'Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that, you take the girl's clothes off' -- Raymond Chandler

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'I LOVE TO LAUGH' BY SOME GIT IN MARY POPPINS: I urged to compare this melody to this adventure mainly because of the very obvious and devious connotations they both share.

Compared to last months offering, I'm afraid to say that this month the 'Teen Titans' has dipped a bit in my estimations. Not because of the art (that was smashing). And not because of the surprises either (I loved those). But because the overall fractured nature of this piece really did impede the reading of it.

Honestly, it was like trailing the thoughts of someone with ADHD!

Still, I'm sure now Eddy, Fabian, and Scott, have this 'set up issue' under their belt, they can next concentrate on something I'm really-really looking forward to.

Raven and Papa. Ohhhhh! This is going to be gooooooood.

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Type of Property, It Would Have To Be an Affordable One. Something That You Can't Regret Buying.