[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Writer: Dan Abnett
Pencils: Brett Booth
Wally West aka the Flash is dead! Collapsing during battle against Mister Twister and the Key, the Titans are now hurt and currently battling two of their deadliest foes! Can the Titans win even with their team in such a broken and fragile state?
Abnett really plays with your emotions with this issue. The death of Wally West impacts the entire team differently and Booth and Abnett do an awesome job of showing us. Roy and Nightwing become more silent and efficient fighters in combat, with both stepping up to survive. Donna Troy is strictly angry and actually almost kills her foe before she’s restrained. The rest of the team fights harder even as tears flow from their eyes. I think perhaps Donna’s was the most dramatic moment. Booth does a wonderful job of showing her pain with Wally’s loss.
I have no negatives about this issue. The story was great, the action was everywhere and the emotions were through the roof. I’m looking forward to seeing how the team attempts to grieve after this issue and I’m hoping that Barry Allen makes an appearance as well at some point to hopefully talk to and uplift the team.
Overall I love this issue and I hope that Booth gives us more of this great story in the future. Mister Twister and The Key have been villains that have been giving the Titans problems since the beginning of the series, and now combined with Psimon they have become almost unstoppable. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next issue!