Monday, October 28, 2013

Teen Titans #24 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Angel Unzueta, Art Thibert
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 23, 2013

Gotta Get Back In Time

Last issue of Teen Titans, we saw Kid Flash being sucked into a time vortex, and it took all of the Titans to
pull him free.  Well it took most of the Titans to kinda hold on for a second, and for Superboy to actually stop the vortex.  Crisis averted.  Oh but when next we saw the Titans, Johnny Quick vibrated at a frequency to open another Time Vortex, and all the Teen Titans were pulled in.  So here we are, within the vortex.

Explain It!:

We begin this frustratingly awkward issue, with Bunker praying to god to give him a sign of what he should do.  When a time traveling Red Robin Quantum Leaps into the parish.  We find out that this Bunker is a past Bunker that hasn't met Red Robin yet.  So Tim does what any responsible Looper does.  He informs Bunker where to be, and when to be so they will meet in issue #1, and to never tell him that this ever happened.  Then Red Robin Time Cops it out of there.

We find out that Red Robin has been studying the time stream his teammates and him, have been thrown through.  Periodically the whole team, or individuals fall out of the time stream and well...end up Somewhere In Time.  Superboy and Wonder Girl have to stop an alien invasion in ancient Egypt, Solstice, and Kid Flash end up in the future, where Kid Flash meets a past version of himself.  The past future Kid Flash is trying to kill everyone on a space station in some sort of act of liberation.  Our Kid Flash is trying to talk him out of it but before he can, he is sucked back into the time stream.

The Titans continue to hop around time, but in the end Red Robin tells Raven to use her power to save them.  Since she exists between worlds, he believes that she will be able to navigate them out of the time stream.  But in order for her to hold on to them, she will need to latch onto their souls to do it.  Raven's double cross has come to fruition. She asks her father; Trigon to pull her out, now that she has the Titan's souls.  But she gets no response.  Apparently Trigon isn't strong enough to hear her, or help her.

Bits and Pieces:

This could of actually been a fun story arc, Titans Lost In Time.  But all the interesting things that happened in this issue, were just a few panels, and then we move back to pointless narration.  I love a good time travel story, but I'm sad to say, this wasn't one.  Last issue was a filler issue, that reset the status quo for the Titans, and it seemed with them getting sucked into the time stream in Forever Evil #2 we were finally going to get some interesting Titans.  Sadly that wasn't the case.  I love this title, but for the past bunch of issues it's hard to be a fan.  Hopefully sometime soon we will get the Titans we deserve back in action.


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