What the hell is going on with Tim? Did he spend too much time at the gym? Or maybe he's on drugs? Or been given too many hugs? Supplied to him by the two brother's Grimm. Wait a sec! Not 'Grimm'. The Writer: Scott Lobdell; the Artist: Eddy Barrows; and the Publisher: DC Comics in April 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY entitled 'To Belle And Back'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: One week after the death of Damien Wayne, Red Robin and the Teen Titans decide to break into Bella Reve Prison, with the intention of rescuing a meta-human child called Tabitha Munse.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Nah! I'm not saying. But what I will say is whilst the Titans face off against the Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller and Red Robin both come to a compromise of sorts, ha!
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: A Doctor goes looking for Solstice.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With Trigon riding into Times Square on a horse.

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I thought one of the most defining pieces of prose in this issue was when Tim mused to himself...

'Sometimes it feels like we have no say in what happens to us. Are we going to grow up to be the next generation of the Justice League? Or burnt out dead-enders that make up Amanda Waller's 'Suicide Squad'? We can't let the Talia Al Ghuls and The Harvests and the Jokers make our decisions for us'.

Now for yours truly, this makes an awful lot of sense to me. Sometimes you have to steer your own fate by yourself, and not let other guide you.

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
 (+) It got a right kick out of the Red Robin and Amanda Waller face-off, plus the Teen Titans and Suicide Squad face-off too. Granted, it was a 'childish kick' at best. And it did feel a mite 'kiddie friendly' on the surface. Yet it was still something more dynamic than usual, and I felt was a touch above the rest.
(+) I do like the fact that Eddy Barrows makes his teenagers look like actual teenagers, and not small adults on a gym-fix.
(+) I did love seeing Superboy back on this book again, and I hope he sticks around a lot longer this time, and integrates with the team more than he's done already. 
(+) I thought it cute when the two girls internally mused about their 'liaisons' with Tim. Boy! What a dirty Drake, ha!
(+) Tim hugging. What's not to like?

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) If you've read the whole story from the beginning to the end, you'll realize that by the end of it nothing is really accomplished. Sad that. As it makes this particular tale feel very disposable by default. Fleeting even.
(-) Trigon riding a horse? Are my eyes deceiving me? Or have Scott and company decided to play fun and games with us readers? I hope not. For all our sakes.

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to two REAL LIFE PEOPLE.
NAOMI CAMBELL AS AMANDA WALLER: Well, Naomi is the only other sexy hard-faced stubborn black-woman I can think of who pisses me off whenever I see her. And do you want to know something else? She only lives up the road from me.

JUSTIN BEIBER AS TIM DRAKE: Both of these funny-faced urchins have been through a lot in their lives to get to where they are today. They've kissed a lot of girls. They've escaped from their more urban climes. And they've had to put on that f*cking stupid hair-gel every single day as well!

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'Never work with small children or animals' -- Many-many actor's all other the globe. 

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'TIME WILL TELL' BY BOB MARLEY: One of the main reasons why I have selected this particular song for this particular story, is because they both have a sort of 'wait and see' attitude about them. Don't you agree? 

Now if' I'm going to be completely honest with you, folks, I'm not one hundred percent certain about this issue of 'Teen Titans' at all. On the one hand it did tell a story and had a lot of character to it. Yet, in the same breath, the story never went anywhere, and the characters where only touched upon at best (except for Tim that is).

I suppose the only way I could excuse this adventure for its mixed outcome, is by saying it was in mourning at the moment, and that it didn't know what it wanted to do with itself because of the loss of someone close by.

Know what I mean? Hint-hint!

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Governmental Institution, It Would Have To Be the Local Town Hall. It's A Nice Place To Stay, But I Wouldn't Want To Live There.