Glass and Chang conclude the battle between Lobo and the Teen Titans in the latest issue. The story has a brief breather right at the top, but then gets back into hard hitting action for the remainder of the tale.
This leaves little time for character development, but Glass still does manage to work some in. Robin has clearly mellowed a bit. Though it’s Damien, so I wouldn’t go so far as to say he is mellow. Roundhouse’s friendship with Kid Flash seems to be a bit strong. Makes me wonder if something more is being developed here. Possibly a romantic attraction, though it doesn’t quite have that feel. More like an obsession. Or maybe I’m just reading too much into it.
It’s Crush who gets the spotlight, though, which is fitting, since it’s her father who is the one attacking the team. As with the previous issue, Chang goes all out in the battle scenes, which are rendered with an intensity well suited to Lobo.
The rest of the team urge Crush to use her sentient chain, the Obelus, against Lobo. She is reluctant to do so, believing that he was the one who gave it to her, so it would likely obey his commands over hers. It becomes fairly clear that Lobo has no interest in his daughter aside from killing her, though, and is therefore hardly likely to have been the one to provide her weapon.
I guess I am going to give a bit of a spoiler, by revealing that the Titans do wind up defeating Lobo. Still, if that comes as a big surprise to you, you have likely never read a comic book before.
Luthor shows up at the end to make his offer to Lobo, part of the Year of the Villain event.
So this two parter functions as part of that larger event, but is still primarily a big battle extravaganza. I wouldn’t say this is my favourite storyline since Glass and Chang took over the book, but it was still highly enjoyable.