The Titans continue their mission of hunting out people who gained powers thanks to the shattering of the Source Wall in the latest issue, getting lured to a town by the Cult of Blood. But what is more important, really, is that Ben Rubel, a supporting character from Supergirl’s book, gets brought into the team.
Rubel was a good character in Supergirl’s book, and here gets to be even more important. He works with Natasha Irons on creating a machine that winds up saving the day. But that’s just plot. Rubel makes a very good contrast to the other characters, and gives Natasha someone to science with.
His role also gains some added weight on the final page, which contains an interesting twist that I will not comment on further.
On the downside, I am finding this Titans book not quite as gripping as current issues of Teen Titans. Seeing them work out of the Hall of Justice is irking more with each issue. They really need their own base of operations.
I also have to admit that I was bit underwhelmed by the art in this one. I’m no artist myself, and I cannot quite pin down where I feel it failed, but some pages just didn’t grab me. Others certainly did, and I really like the expressive faces. The action scenes seemed weaker than the talking ones, though.
Still, this is good enough that I can afford to be picky. And while I may enjoy the Teen Titans book more, I am still fully engaged in this one.