Monday, May 31, 2010
Teen Titans #83 - DC
I thought this was a better issue of Teen Titans. I like the inclusion of the Cadmus scientists. They aren't necessarily part of the team, but . . I think it's good to have someone with a more level head, and a different perspective, involved in some of the events that these young heroes get wrapped up in. And don't worry, they aren't 'supervisors' or 'baby-sitters'. They're more like support . . technical support. And I think it's about time. Anyways, I think Felicia D Henderson is doing a better job with her stories. They seem to flow better, and are more cohesive. However, I do still feel that she needs to work on the dialogue. There were a few spots that were a little to 'cartoonish' for me. Some typical 'comic-book' dialogue, that to me just didn't feel comfortable. But . . that comes with experience, so . . I'm sure she'll get there. Anyways, we know that the Wylde took Raven to their dimension. This issue we find out why. It appears that before Raven visited them, while on her search for her father, her energies mutated the dimension and the landscape. Essentially, she created the Wylde. So, either they've captured her for revenge, or to make her their monarch. I'm leaning towards the former. The Titans seem to think that only Raven's energies can destroy the Wylde, so . . the want to consume her before she has the chance. Either way I don't think it's a good situation, and when the Titans do finally get there . . I think they're going to find it a lot rougher than even they expect. Most of the issue is spent with the scientists trying to find out where this dimension is, and how to get there. And the Titans are involved with that also. Various members help with different parts of it. But for the most part, while that search is going on, we get some maintenance on some of the other 'relationships' in the group. Some are moving on, and some aren't. While some are ending, and some are just beginning. Overall, it's kind of the typical life of the typical teenager. These ones just happen to come with batteries. The issue ends with them coming up with a plan on how to go after Raven. Next issue . . the battle begins. We also get an interesting back-up this issue. It's a new story by Rex Ogle and Ted Naifeh. It involves Traci 13, Black Alice and Zatarra. It appears that there's 3 demons that want to get over to our world, but to do so they have to find someone willing to trade places with them. They're watching these 3 and attempting to play on their teen-aged angst. It was interesting, and we don't see these characters much, so . . we'll just have to wait and see what happens. I still don't think this title is back to what it used to be, but . . this issue did seem to make progress in the right direction.