Teen Titans #23 Review
By Deejay Dayton
October 18, 2018 - 09:10
Writer(s): Adam Glass
Penciller(s): Bernard Chang
Inker(s): Scott Hanna
Colourist(s): Hi Fi
Letterer(s): Rob Leigh
Cover Artist(s): Nick Derington, Alex Garner
$3.99 28 pages
Things are turning a lot lighter in the Teen Titans book, despite some dark fringes. I am surprised by that, considering how heavy the first couple of issues were after Adam Glass began his run.
In this one, Roundhouse is revealed to have survived, and he is so darn chipper about it. Lobo’s daughter, Crush, gets taken to task by Robin, and although she looks none too pleased about it, it’s not like she gouges his eyes out or anything.
And my goodness, the Titans are even worried about Djinn being a negative influence on Robin! Hard to imagine anyone could be a bad influence on Damien Wayne.
Still, there is a grisly conclusion, an allusion made to Damien’s personal prison, and some discussion of the family traumas of the team members.
It’s a good issue, don’t get me wrong. It looks great, it’s fun to read, and there are a couple of good laughs. I even concede that this level is probably more appropriate for a Teen Titans book than the one set when this incarnation began.
The story itself deals with Lady Vic fulfilling a contract to kill Commissioner Gordon, and the Titans doing what they can to stop her. Pretty straightforward, but also part of a larger storyline that is not so clear yet.
So the book is progressing reliably. While I cannot say I was thrilled with this issue, I was certainly not disappointed, either.
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