I’m not the best person to review Teen
Titans Go! I grew up on the original
Teen Titans series in the 1970s, and later the New Teen Titans of the ‘80s. Teen
Titans Go! has always struck me as a watered-down kiddie version of a
legendary series; a pale imitation. VERY pale.
But I do
enjoy the occasional all-ages title, and Teen
Titans Go! could easily recruit new readers to the comic book community.
This issue features the need for a new clubhouse (temporary), when Beast Boy’s
passion for pizza leads to trouble in the tower. They try all the great
hideouts, with a shout-out to the Super Friends and Richard Donner’s Superman.
story concerns a Pokemon-like game, leaving Beast Boy in the hands of slacker
villain Control Freak. If only Gar’s pals could come rescue him, but they’re
busy playing the game.
The cover is
generic, featuring the Titans doing what they do best (eat pizza), and the art inside
is simple and basic. I don’t particularly care for it, but your mileage may
vary. It is effective for those familiar with the animated show.