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Teen Titans #17 Review

By Deejay Dayton
Mar 4, 2018 - 7:14

The Teen Titans move out of their tower in Teen Titans 17, after its destruction in the crossover story with Titans and Super Sons. The latest issue of Titans saw the dissolution of that team, but the Teen Titans stick together, for the most part.

The cover implies that all the members go their own way, but in reality it is only Beast Boy who takes a break from the group. For the rest, the bond between them all is too strong to give up, and they go into action to help a school bus that almost goes over a bridge.

Beast Boy is struggling with the feelings of loss, from his parents and the Doom Patrol members who raised him. That ought to make him more inclined to stay with the Teen Titans, but the emotions still play quite real as he leaves them.

Benjamin Percy effectively builds a lot of sympathy for Gar Logan in a scene where he throws out the first ball at a baseball game, a scene that is absolutely humiliating for the hero.

While it’s not too hard to guess that the mystery woman, Joran, who shows up to befriend Beast Boy, has her own agenda, one can also accept that Gar would fall for her spiel.

It takes some tight writing to avoid the contradictions of emotions that the story could easily have verged into. Instead of wondering why Beast Boy made such dumb decisions, I understood why he acted the way he did.

Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher do very good art on the story as well, and I love the ship that Joran brings Gar to.

Looks like this will be a fun storyline, and I always enjoy tales that centre on Beast Boy.

Rating: 9 /10

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018 - 9:28

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