Don't you find it very-very sad when team-mates fight? I mean, let's face it, what could this sort of thing possibly hope to accomplish, except, hatred, mistrust, a blind-monkey, or a fairly decent tale created by Scott Lobdell, Robson Rocha, and Eddy Barrows. Yeah. It was Published by: DC Comics in July, 2013. I think.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY entitled 'Hello, I Must Be Going!'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: As soon as Cassie spots Bart being pulled into an unknown dimension by parties unknown, one by one, she and the rest of the Teen Titans try to pull him back to safety again.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Well, let's just say some chaps in the 30th Century are none too pleased with the overall outcome.
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: No. Not really. Although the gang do start to ponder on the what, the why, and the kiss of things. 
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With a long lost love prompting his partner to trundle off home.

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Picture the scene. The team are recovering from a recent explosion, and in the muddled aftermath, Cassie pulls herself up, away from her team-mates, and says...

'Who's hand is that?'.

Ha! I want to say me. Honestly I do. Though I suspect it's most probably Conner's. The dirty super sod that he is.  Heheheheheee!

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) Good job, Robinson Rocha. You stepped into Eddy Barrows' artistic shoes quite well I thought, and made this issue rather bold and clean with your illustrative efforts. Lovely. Bloody lovely. Especially you're more tender moment with the guys and girls.
(+) On a conceptual level this tale was all about partnerships, love, and unions. I mean, what's not to like about that? I personally thought that this inclusion made this tale sweeter and warmer by default. Giving the overall narrative that 'connective strand' that even a blind man could appreciate seeing.
(+) Hand's up everyone who got a kick out Cassie kissing Connor? Come on. I know you're out there. Hmmm? No comment? Well what about Bart kissing Solstice then? I considered that lovely too. Damn! I must be just me then!
(+) So let me get something straight. Bart is a wanted felon from the future, and somehow he's got amnesia that's made him forget about his past crimes. OK! Fair enough. This type of thing isn't too difficult to comprehend. Yet, whilst saying that, why has it taken this creative team so long to actually get around to resolving this story? Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy following this type of a tale. It's really intriguing. It's just that sometimes too long can be just that -- too long -- making it rather irritating in the process.

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) Structurally speaking, this story was a might too lop sided in execution. Once the initial 'save Bart' strand was over and done with -- which took about half the book -- the rest of it kind of darted about all over the place as if it was stalling for time. Know what I mean?

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to A REAL-LIFE HISTORICAL FIGURE.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT AS BUNKER: Yep. That's correct. I'm going for the obvious again, folks. You see, Macedonian Alex was a very adventurous chap that had a thing for the boys. Hint-Hint!

ANGELA DAVIS AS RAVEN: OK. So the ethnicity is completely wrong. So what? Our Angie wouldn't mind. This scholar come political activist knows what she's got to do in life, just like our Raven.

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage' -- Lao Tzu

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND' BY THE BEATLES: What? Is this a too obvious comparison to make? Again? But come off it, folks! After seeing that scene where the gang all try to pull Bart to safety, as well as the love elements sewn into this story, it's a perfect match!!!!

There was a question posed by Raven in this issue that I've been dying to answer for quite some time now. Well, let's face it, what does N.O.W.H.E.R.E stand for? Could it be...

  • Nice Orangutans Win Holland Every Rotten Egg.
  • Never Ogle When Heroes Enter Rabid Entrance.
  • Not On Whitney Houston Ears, Roger Ebert!
  • Nirvana Occurs When Hedgehogs Embrace Religious Events.
  • Nine Oranges Wipe-out Hummus... errrrr?

Oh! F*ck it. I can't think of anymore. That was bloody hard that was.  You try it. Go on. Try to think of something with those initials and spam me below. It'd be great to read what some of you come up with.

Anyway. That's enough cr*p for this month. All I have left to say is that this issue of 'Teen Titans' was a pretty decent read. The art was nice. The story was easy to follow. And the only thing letting it down would have to be its flimflam structure.

Nuff said.

TEEN TITANS #23 TEEN TITANS #23 Reviewed by David Andrews on September 11, 2013 Rating: 5
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