Art By: Allison Borges, Wes St. Claire, Wayne Faucher, Matt Yackey
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 1, 2015
It turns out that the slaughtered bodies around Kon were actually displaced Durlans that had hid on Earth after Green Lantern: Uprising and knowing that no one will bring justice to a bunch of alien immigrants, Martian Manhunter beats the hell out of Superboy to get answers on why he killed them. It's a good thing that the only survivor to that Durlan massacre showed up and put a hurt on J'onn to get him to stop. With Martian Manhunter down, the Durlan and Superboy escape police custody and I'm relieved to find out from the Durlan that Superboy didn't kill her companions...... But it's still a mystery who did. Needing help, Superboy calls Red Robin and when he gathers the Titans to help Kon.............. Man, does Wonder Girl get pissed. It's not just that Red Robin didn't tell her that he was helping Kon, it's that she's not positive that Kon didn't murder those people. She really believes that he may have reverted back to his former weapon self and with him being gone as long as he has, she's not crazy to have her doubts about her former boyfriend.
In the end, Martian Manhunter makes a reappearance and he and Superboy destroy the hell out of Bunker and Beast Boy's apartment.......... Man, I really hope they have alien insurance. So the team leave to hide Superboy and to hopefully prove his innocents, but Wonder Girl and Power Girl stay behind because like I said before, Wonder Girl doesn't trust him and Power Girl......... Well, she just doesn't feel comfortable aiding and abetting a possible murderer. As we close the issue we see that Manchester Black has been planning on something going bad with the Titans and introduces Cassie and Tanya to a team he's been putting together and wants them to join so that they can bring Superboy in. The team consists of Klarion: The Witch Boy, three Indigo Tribers............ or possibly one and two constructs, Guardian............. and Kid Flash? Now my interest is peaked because I need to know who this Kid Flash is.
That's it for this Annual of Teen Titans and even though I've been pretty negative when it comes to this new take on my Titan heroes, this Annual was really good. The reintroduction of Superboy to this series wrapped around a murder mystery was a excellent idea and the drama it causes between the Titan members was a joy to read. I've felt lately that the characters in this book have come off flat and lacking in any kind of emotion but damn did this Annual tell me to suck it for being a Negative Nancy because it delivered all the feelings that I'd expect these characters to have when dealing with a possible murderous Superboy. Plus a raging Martian Manhunter and you can never go wrong there. So yeah, decent art, great story........... I hope that Titans continues this trend when they return in June.
Bits and Pieces:
If you've had a problem with the current Teen Titans run because it hasn't really lived up to your expectations........... Well, this issue just might be the one you've been looking for. The characters have real emotion here and adding to that, we have a "Who Done It?" story line featuring Superboy and that alone should get everyone to the comic shop to pick this up. I hope that the series continues in this fashion when the title returns in June.