By Koppy McFad
August 14, 2011 - 01:35
Superboy-Prime gathers a team of super-powered counterparts of the Titans and goes after them in an attempt to kill them, believing this will restore "his" reality.
The result is an exciting, if somewhat chaotic battle with Superboy fighting Prime and three other Super-clones, Kid Flash fighting an imitation Inertia and so on. The fight doesn't really have much of a point except to show the extent of Superboy-Prime's craziness and to give the reader an overdose of spectacle, like having the Golden Gate bridge come to life to attack the Titans.
While the Titans get some characterisation in this issue, this story feels more like a conclusion to the sad saga of Superboy-Prime with this hero-villain making his final appearance before the big revamp of the DC universe.
It is a bit sad that the writer clearly feels he can't do anything with the main characters in this story. He probably feels like he is just treading water before the revamp takes effect. Nevertheless, he does deliver an entertaining tale for now.
The art is also quite sharp and tries to make sense of a violent clash involving a huge number of characters. The only big flaw is the whole Golden-Gate thing where it is unclear what is happening to the bridge at first.
For all its action, it is hard to feel there is anything of consequence in this issue since we know everything is going to be changed in in a few weeks anyway. To think that they just introduced a new member, Solstice, just a few months ago too. Maybe after this, DC Comics will finally have a TEEN TITANS title that will matter again, though to be frank, I doubt it.
Rating: 7 /10