Teen Titans 30 is billed as an epilogue to the Terminus Agenda storyline, but that does it a disservice. It is so much more.
Glass uses the revelation of Robin’s secret prison as the spark that inflames the distrust among the members of the team, turning them against each other.
It’s far from unusual to see teammates fighting each other. It’s one of the most standard tropes in superhero team comics. But here it feels fresh and real, and that’s because of the time Glass has spent developing the personalities of the characters. The tensions among them are real, their reactions may be extreme, but it’s easy to understand why this escalates so much.
I also have to commend Bernard Chang for the art on this one. He really structures the pages well, giving the various members of the Teen Titans full sized illustrations on a number of pages, yet at the same time utilizing the remaining parts of the page to detail the action.
I have no idea if I explained that well or not. Guess you’ll just have to buy it to figure out what I meant.
Another page is remarkably well done, showing a full cutaway of the building, with the various battles taking place within it.
The situation is not resolved by the time the issue ends. The team winds up distracted by a surprise guest appearance, which will continue in the next issue. I say it’s a surprise, though in truth I’ve been waiting for it for quite a while now.
Overall, a superbly done issue.