Arrow says it best: “Not the team-up anyone was expecting.” Because there is
very little of the Teen Titans in this issue. It’s a cross-over with the Nth
Metal saga currently running through the DC line-up (mostly the bat-titles),
and other than a few panels at the beginning, it’s mostly a Damian Wayne story.
Nigma has been freed from Arkham, and given the opportunity to reshape Gotham
City as he sees fit. In so doing, he has created a maze out of ancient times,
complete with a minotaur at the center spouting riddles. With the help of Green
Arrow, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, Damian must reach the center and solve the
minotaur’s riddle to defeat Nigma.
don’t know if it genuinely advances the Nth Metal plotline any. Puzzles,
victories and defeats do very little, though I suspect it’s early enough in the
storyline that it doesn’t matter much. Eventually the narrative dovetails into Nightwing #19, seemingly abandoning the
Teen Titans altogether.
Dick Grayson’s last page appearance, I do hope there is a Starfire/Nightwing reunion.
I miss the Teen Titans of my youth, though I realize things must change. This
team – however briefly – seems comfortably familiar without being stale.