Monday, July 2, 2012

Teen Titans #10 Review!

Cover to Teen Titans #10 by Brett Booth
Teen Titans #10
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund

  • The team wakes up on Mystery Island
  • Bart saves the team from a dinosaur who is attacking them
  • Cassie and Kon-El come out of their little underground hatch where they left off at the end of Superboy #10
  • Cassie has a character change and actually smiles (!!!)
  • Meanwhile, Tim gets pissy with the rest of the group and flies off to "do some recon"
  • Bunker gets Tim to vent about how everything has just completely fallen apart
  • Tim gets pissy and tells Miguel to just back off, but he refuses to do so and attempts to help in whatever way possible
  • Cassie and Kon-El snatch Tim and Miguel into hugs
  • Later, Cassie and Kon-El are seen sitting apart from the group discussing whether to tell the rest about where they are
  • Tim tells Miguel that the Titans are done but Miguel won't have it
  • Bart and Kiran are having a, erm, good time on their own
  • Tim and Miguel are still going back and forth about whether or not the Titans should continue
  • Kon-El asks if he could talk to Tim for a moment, so Miguel and Tim put their conversation on hold
  • Danny the Street's bricks begin falling to the ground
  • Danny tells the team that as his final act as a member of the team, he will return them to New York
  • This final act kills Danny, by the way
  • Meanwhile, Amanda Waller wishes she didn't have to get involved in the lives of young metahumans, but she has to
Maybe I just never noticed it before, but between Superboy and Teen Titans #10, I noticed that these teenagers don't really talk like teenagers. But beyond that, I don't have an issue with this series. I love the art (so glad Brett Booth is back) and I'm glad the team is finally connecting with one another. And I'm glad that Danny the Street is gone. Finally. But I feel like they took the easy way off of Mystery Island. And the Amanda Waller thing makes me wonder if maybe we'll eventually see a Suicide Squad/Teen Titans crossover? That'd be very interesting. 
The issue gets a solid 9/10

Bunker: "Honestly, none of us has time for crisis of leadership nonsense. You gathered us under your banner. You convinced us that together we could be stronger than we are alone. That means you don't have the luxury of falling apart or walking away when things go wrong. So buck up, Red Robin--or buck off."

The last panel of Danny the Street. Thank God.

A Look Ahead: Which Comics I Hope to Buy in September

Here's a look at the comics I'm hoping to get in September!
Batman #0
Written by: Scott Snyder (main & back-up), James Tynion IV (back-up)
Art by: Greg Capullo (main) & Andy Clarke (back-up)
• Bruce Wayne has returned from his worldwide quest to take the law into his own hands!
• This issue reveals the early steps of building everything that surrounds Batman – the costume, the cave, the car, the gadgets!

Batman: The Dark Knight #0
Written by: Gregg Hurwitz
Art by: David Finch
• Batman takes on the most important case of his career as a detective – who murdered his parents?
• Meet Joe Chill and explore the epic conspiracy to wipe out the Wayne family!

Earth-2 #0
Written by: James Robinson
Art by: Tomas Giorello
• It’s the tragic origin of Earth 2’s greatest villain!
• Don’t miss Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in action on Earth 2!
The Flash #0
Written & Art by: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato
• At last, it’s the origin of The Flash!
• The loss of his mother put Barry Allen on the road to becoming a hero, but only when he gains his powers will he understand her most important lesson.

Green Arrow #0
Written by: Judd Winick
Art by: Freddie E Williams II
• Oliver Queen is young, rich and reckless…what could possibly go wrong?
• Discover the events leading up to the birth of Green Arrow, and Ollie’s history with Roy Harper!

Green Lantern #0
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Doug Mahnke
• The introduction and origin of a surprising new Green Lantern!
• Where are Hal Jordan and Sinestro?

Green Lantern Corps #0
Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Fernando Pasarin
• The New 52 origin of Guy Gardner!
• Guy’s past has a way of catching up with him, and this issue is no exception!

Green Lantern: New Guardians #0
Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Aaron Kuder
• A new team forms as Atrocitus, Larfleeze, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Arkillo and Kyle Rayner prepare for war against the Guardians of the Universe!

Justice League #0
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Gary Frank
• Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story!
• Also featuring the not-to-be-missed origin of Pandora and the next seeds of TRINITY WAR

Red Lanterns #0
Written by: Peter Milligan
Art by: Ardian Syaf
• Don’t miss this secret chapter of the Red Lantern Corps, as the legacy of Atrocitus’s violent past unfolds!
• Witness a prophecy that threatens to change everything!

Superman #0
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort
• Welcome the new creative team of Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort as they take us back to the days when Jor-El learned the truth about Krypton’s imminent destruction!
• Plus: More on the introduction of the Eradicators

Team Seven #0
Written by: Justin Jordan
Art by: Jesus Merino
• Threads of the entire DC Universe collide in this new series set in the early days of The New 52 from writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talents of Luther Strode).
• As Superman emerges, so too does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind!
• Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson are Team 7 – and their story will change everything you know about The New 52!

Teen Titans #0
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Tyler Kirkham

• Focusing on the origin of Tim Drake; how a would be Olympic star and computer genius went on to become Batman’s third Robin.
• Plus: The beginnings of Skitter and Bunker.

Worlds' Finest #0
Written by: Paul Levitz
Art by: Kevin Maguire
• It’s the origin of Supergirl and Robin on Earth 2! • How did their first mission on that world affect their situation as Power Girl and Huntress today?

Coming in October: "Death of the Family"

DC revealed today what the next major Batman story arc will be. It happens to feature the return of the Joker, Batman's greatest villain ever. Here's the press release with the promo image below.

"This October, one of the most notorious villains in comic book history is making his return to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. In the new storyline, “Death of the Family,” The Joker will come out of the dark in a horrifying, unnerving, and huge way. And the grave consequences of his reemergence will be felt by not only the Bat-family, but by all of Gotham City.

He crippled Batgirl. He killed Robin. What will The Joker do next? And what must Batman do to protect his secret identity and that of those who fight alongside him? The adventure begins in BATMAN #13 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion.

“Joker is my favorite villain of all time,” Snyder told THE SOURCE. “Not just in comics. In everything - film, books, TV. He's the greatest, hands down. So this story is something extremely important and personal to me - something I've been building in my head ever since I started working in Gotham. Basically, this is my big exploration of the Joker, my ARKHAM ASYLUM or THE KILLING JOKE, only bigger in scope. Bottom line: it's the biggest, baddest, most shocking Joker story I could tell. This is Joker completely unleashed. He has been away for a full year planning this revenge, watching, plotting, setting things up. And now he's back. He has his traps set, his knives sharpened... And wait 'til you see him. Greg's sketches literally gave me chills. Point blank: This is Joker like you've never seen him before. He has a mission. He has a secret. And he has a serious axe to grind with Batman. It isn't going to be pretty, but it's going to be a wild ride. Thanks for taking it with us.”

“When Scott told me that he'd written a Joker story for our next arc, I couldn’t contain my excitement,” added Capullo. “Talk about a dream come true! For me, the Joker is the ultimate rogue and the villain I most wanted to draw. I gotta tell you, after hearing what the story is about, this isn't a dream come true. It's a nightmare! A macabre and bloody, flesh crawling nightmare. We hope you'll have the nerve to face what's coming. Warning: It ain't for the faint of heart!”

BATMAN #13 hits stores on October 10th. But in the meantime, take an exclusive first look at Capullo’s promotional art for “Death of the Family” below."

What're your thoughts on the upcoming storyline? I can't wait. It should be very entertaining and enjoyable. I hope Joker will be as crazy as ever. 

Most Viewed Posts in June 2012

The post that got the most views was Teen Titans #10's Preview.

Coming in second was the Previews for 6/27/2012

Third was my Superboy #10 Review

Fourth was the review of Earth-2 #2

The fifth most viewed was the Teen Titans Annual preview (for the second month in a row)

and the sixth most viewed was my interview with Scott Lobdell from after the Annual last month.