[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Dan Abnett
Pencils: Brett Booth
The Titans are barely getting adjusted to life in the new Tower, and life in Manhattan when suddenly disaster strikes! An old Titan needs help when his wife has been kidnapped, but is it really what it seems?
Basically everything we’ve been reading from the previous issues culminates here, so I was grateful that some of the questions I had were answered. There’s not a lot of action in this book, but it’s completely forgivable because Dan instead shows us the Titans’ lives outside of the uniform for a few pages. Throughout this we see the Titans trying to build new lives, like Wally or those trying to find clues about their old life, like Donna Troy. I especially liked Donna’s brief moment with Red Arrow, and it seems they would make a great team up all on their own. I’d love to see it.
I really have no complaints about this book. If you’re a regular reader of my reviews, you’d know I’m all about action. Abnett gives us this in little doses, but makes up for it in incredible storytelling about the Titans’ personal struggles. Each member is going through something different, and Abnett doesn’t rush the story for each member either. I love when writers make their characters relatable, and this was definitely one of those issues.
Titans #8 is a good read. I enjoyed the overall book, however you will definitely need to read the previous issues if you really want to understand exactly what the Titans are dealing with. Brett Booth does a great job with the art in this issue, bringing each to page life. Even the small, simple parts of conversation with the Titans are detailed and colorful–nothing is taken for granted. Thanks to the cliffhanger we have I’m now left wondering exactly how will the Titans react when they learn the truth about this kidnapping–if you can really call it that. Can’t wait for the next issue!