Sunday, July 13, 2014
Quest For Lost Comics: The Titans 1-20.
Overshadowed by the famous Perez/Wolfman series, as well as Johns run on Teen Titans, this series was never released in TPB. Which is a shame, because after recently getting Grayson's only 20 issue long run on the series(I'm still unsure if I should get the 30 issues not written by her) I have to say that this may be one of the most entertaining superhero-team comics I have read for a long time. And YES, I know that Grayson wrote that infamous comic about Nightwing getting raped(which I haven't read, but I've heard that it was tasteless), but hey: Robinson wrote "Cry For Justice" and Johns randomly killed of c-list characters in "Infinite Crisis." ALL writers sometimes does stuff like that, so it's really just a question about however the few mistakes overshadows the many good things they have written or not.
But it's of coarse not just allot of character dynamics, the series has a great deal of superhero action, too. The Titans are fighting all kinds of villains, like HIVE, a black super-Nazi, super-speed junkies, and Vandal Savage and his own super-villain team: Tartarus!
And unlike allot of newer team-books today, every character in the series has their moments, and doesn't feel like they are there to fill up. And that is pretty impressive, considered that this team has TEN MEMBERS! But one of the reasons to why this works is properly that not all the senior Titans can't be on the team 24/7, since they have stuff to do(like Flash being a member of the JLA, and Nightwing being both superhero AND police officer in Bludhaven), and that is why there are so many seniors on the team compared to teen-heroes.
The series MAY be a little difficult to find(seriously, you can't even find it on Comixology) but I think it's worth the effort to hunt. Great story, great art, great characters, just... just great!
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.