Review: Teen Titans #2

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artists: Diogenes Neves, Guy Jose, & Sean Parson

Continuing the discussion of Damian’s coming of age in Talia’s culture, this issue also brings into light some of Damian’s conflicts about it. We learn where his beliefs of being a man or not quite a man lie. This issue also explores his struggle between Wayne and al Ghul and where his inner compass sways.

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We are also introduced to the reason behind Damian’s abrupt kidnapping of the Teen Titans. The new force that now hunts the heroes is seeking them still and with good reason. Much as Damian has become a young man, passing through an important time of his life, these dark forces are doing the same.

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Positives
In this issue we get to see the new Teen Titans work as a team, if only briefly. We also get to see how the dynamic of the team will be vastly different with Damian at the helm instead of Red Robin.

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Negatives
The art style of the new artistic team flows well and looks similar to that of Jonboy Meyers, but unfortunately it doesn’t have the same flair. This leaves the book feeling a little flat visually. While the events of the issue are classically a good story, the personas of the characters aren’t yet solidified enough to really capture the audience yet.

Verdict
Readers may like the new villains that have come to beat the Teen Titans, but overall this issue felt flat.

2outof5

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Konrad Secord-Reitz

Konrad (@WednesdayNR) is a comic book fan for all genres. Staring with superheroes and moving toward more non-traditional characters and stories he reads everything and anything that draws his attention and is written well. Growing up Konrad watched Batman:TAS and all the other WB cartoons. That childhood love of Batman spread into gaming and comics. In 2011, with the New 52, Konrad picked up his first comic and started collecting, not stopped since. Konrad loves to review comics and interview your favorite artists and writers! For more of his content be sure to follow him on social media and check out his website Wednesdaynightreviews.com