Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Seppin is going to be reviewing Teen Titans #21 by Adam Glass and art by Bernard Chang.
Teen Titans is an interesting book. It’s ever changing team being the greatest part, in my opinion. I love that Damian has taken the lead and is building a team for himself. I am a hug fan of Red Arrow and Wallace West too. SO this team is already a winner in my eyes.
Sadly, I feel like this book has a few issues that land in the other members. It’s great that you have already established characters like, Damian and Wallace. However, I feel like they are trying to force these new characters on us. I know that was how titans originally began, but we have to move away from restarting the team every time a new writer hops on board. I like Crush, who is supposedly Lobo’s daughter. She’s funny and a great character, but I almost feel like it would have been better to bring back Slobo, who was a teenage clone of Lobo. Djinn is interesting, but she can’t fill in the place of Raven or Lilith, AKA Omen. And then there is Roundhouse. I hate Roundhouse. I understand that they are trying to portray modern teens, but he comes off as annoying and arrogant in some situations.
I love the teen titans and I am excited to see where this new team goes. Perhaps Adam Glass can change my mind, but I won’t hold my breath. The story for this issue is cool and brings back a classic villain, Gizmo. In this story there is a bomb that they have to get out of the city, but it’s attached to the villain. There is a lot of questioning of morality that I really enjoy. The team dynamic feels real and not forced like the previous team was like.
Overall, the book is okay and has the potential to be a great.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 11 / 20