The Titans are fulfilling their mandate in this issue, dealing with three separate threats empowered by the breaking of the Source Wall. Two of the three plot threads are good, but one completely outshines the others.
So I’m not going to talk too much about how Changeling, Raven and Steel deal with a rampaging toy monster, or Wonder Girl coming to the aid of a researcher pursued by the Church of Blood. It’s the plot line that follows Nightwing and Miss Martian that steals the show.
Right from the outset this one is a bit more interesting. A woman lying on a couch staring at her tv and complaining about her “stories” is the rogue meta-human the pair have to deal with. Nightwing and Miss Martian get pulled into the tv, and spend the issue being warped into various familiar realities.
This provides some really fun storytelling, but on top of that it plays on the tension between the two, both leaders of the team in different ways. A conflict has been brewing between them in the last couple of issues, but the resolution they reach here was not expected at all.
Three artists collaborate on this issue, and I am not sure who does what. All the art looks good, but once again it is the scenes in the tv realities that are the most visually interesting. It makes sense, there is the most to play with in these sequences.
Without the Nightwing/Miss Martian scenes this would be a largely forgettable issue, aside from the Brother Blood set up. But as it stands, this is a lot of fun.