Well, at least it’s over. Sadly, that’s about the most positive thing I can say about the final issue of Titans, without a spoiler. Oh, what the heck. I’ve warned you.
The only thing I truly appreciated about this issue is that the team succeeds in turning Beast Boy back into the fun kid he was meant to be.
And, I will grudgingly concede, this isn’t a terrible issue. The story moves along at a good pace, there are some good moments. I enjoyed Raven’s discussion with Nightwing.
But it’s hard to reflect back on the 36 issues of this book without feeling let down.
What began as an important feeling series, which reunited old members of the team, and saw them questioning the nature of their reality, was cut short before anything could really develop.
Then the book took a different tack. Making them an arm of the Justice League, sending them out to deal with the results of the breaking of the Source Wall wasn’t what I had been enjoying, but it was a solid concept, a truly different place to take the venerable group.
And yet that turned sour pretty fast as well.
About the best thing to come from the latter part of the series was some development with Miss Martian, an underused character.
Now it’s done. To be stuffed away with weaker incarnations of the team, and likely largely ignored by continuity as time moves on.
Is it worth picking this last issue up? Well, yes, if you are a completist, or a massive Beast Boy fan. Otherwise, spend your money on Teen Titans or Young Justice.