Issue 3 is the first issue of the 100 Page Walmart issues of Teen Titans that has been sent out for us to review. So I haven’t read the first two parts of the storyline, which makes it difficult to properly judge this one.
Also, though the new material in the issue is included in the review copy, the reprints are not. Nor is there a list of the reprinted stories. That’s a bit of a shame, as I would have liked to comment on the overall volume, reprints included.
The Teen Titans, in this issue, comprises Tim Drake as Robin, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy. So it’s certainly not the line up from either the current Titans or Teen Titans books. The story picks up with them battling the Fearsome Five, under the leadership of the Disruptor, which is surprising. The Cult of Brother Blood is also involved in the story.
The story itself is only twelve pages long. Add that to the fact that it’s the middle part of a longer storyline, and I cannot even begin to judge the tale accurately.
That being said, I did have fun reading it. Eaton and Faucher’s art is just wonderful, and so despite not really being able to follow what was going on, I found it entertaining.
From what I am able to gauge from the cover, the other reprints include a story in which the Titans face Deathstroke, as well as a Super Sons reprint and a Sideways one. The Super Sons make a good companion piece, but I am surprised to see Sideways reprinted, unless the character is soon to become a member of one of the in-continuity Titans line-ups. It also seems remarkably early to be reprinting an issue of the book, which hasn’t even been around a full year yet.
But I do hope that DC continues to send out reviewer copies of this book. I was pulled in enough by the tale to want to see where it goes.