Thursday, January 30, 2014

Teen Titans #27 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Tyler Kirkham, Art Thibert
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 29, 2014

Disorder In The Court.

So the Titans are in the future and Kid Flash is about to go on trial for the crimes he committed while starting a revolution against this time's government The Functionary, before he was sent back to our present time with his mind wiped.  Hopefully we'll see our kid speedster let off with only a slap on the wrist, but I doubt it.

Explain It!:

We start this story with the Titans trying to reconcile the fact that their teammate is practically a stranger to them.  The fun loving, smart ass Bart Allen, has been overtaken by who Kid Flash really is, the rage filled murdering Bar Torr.  

The trial begins, and the people in the audience seem to only want blood from Bar Torr for his actions against The Functionary.  Bar Torr doesn't try to deny his actions, he speaks calmly when he tells the court that all he did, he did for the freedom of the people The Functionary would rather see under their boot heel. 

Bar Torr pleads "Guilty as hell", and when he does the roof of the courtroom explodes, sucking people out into space.  We find out that this trial was all part of Bar Torr's plan from the beginning.  All of his revolutionaries in their cells will be transported guns to fight their way to him.  The Titans try to talk some sense into their friend, but it seems the person they knew is lost.  That point is made more clear when Kid Flash tells his soldiers to kill them all.

That's it people.  That's the whole issue, all 15 pages of meat in the middle.  We can all hope for more next time, but it's reasons like this that people pan this title so hard.  

Bits and Pieces:

Here we're given a fifteen page comic that doesn't amount to much besides letting us know that Bar Torr is a bad dude.  While I enjoyed Kirkham's art, we're not given anything really new until the thirteenth page of this very short comic.  Which is weird, because I seemed to enjoy it a lot more than I have enjoyed this title in a long time now.  Seems like Lobdell is just phoning it in now that the title is set to be canceled.  


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