Teen Titans #1


It’s about time DC introduced the Teen Titans to The New 52!

Finally, DC has decided to return The Teen Titans to the DC Universe! It’s hard to imagine that they didn’t include The Teen Titans as one of the launch titles for The New 52. I suppose they wanted to make sure they did them right. Can you imagine the outrage if DC had launched the Teen Titans with an awful writer and that writer nearly ruined the franchise? DC really dodged a bullet there! Although this had better be a terrific fucking comic since it had three years to plan!

Although they couldn’t come up with a better look for Raven? Why is she wearing a clam shell on her face?

This issue begins with trouble in New York. And I realize that no matter how much I want to be in denial about Scott Lobdell’s train wreck first run of this series, I’m not going to be able to avoid talking about it. I tried for one paragraph and then I began reading the comic book and then I realized I’m going to have to point out how things were in Lobdell’s run and how they’re different in this one.

Right off the bat, we see Red Robin has allowed Cassie to know his secret identity (see how it says “Tim” on her phone?). Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought he never revealed his real identity in Lobdell’s run. And that would make sense because Lobdell stole all of his ideas for Teen Titans from Young Justice and, at least in the first season, Robin never let anybody know his secret identity.

Remember how, in Teen Titans Annual #3, Lobdell wrote epilogues for all of the characters as if they were never going to be used again? That was cute, wasn’t it? And how he thought he was being extra cute when he wrote that bit about how their future adventures weren’t going to matter? What an arrogant piece of shit. And if there’s one thing I’m an expert on, it’s arrogant pieces of shit, since I have to deal with one every single day.

That would be me. I’m talking about myself.

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