Sunday, March 2, 2014

Teen Titans #28 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Scott Lobdell, Scott McDaniel
Art By: Tyler Kirkham, Art Thibert
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 26, 2014

Court Adjourned.

Last issue we saw the trial of Kid Flash, and the verdict put the courtroom in the danger zone.  Yeah that's pretty cryptic.  We find out that Kid Flash set this whole thing up from the beginning.  From when he first turned himself in, to him becoming Bart Allen in the past, all the way to this trial, which he planned to have all the high ranking dignitaries from The Functionary be there, so he could spring his trap.  Kid Flash had his revolutionaries attack the courtroom dealing The Functionary a mighty blow in one fell swoop.  Join the revolution and find out what happens.

Explain It!:

We begin this story with the roof of the courtroom being blown open, and a bunch of people being sucked out into the vacuum of space.  Superboy has two of the soldiers and they're yelling for him to take them back.  Which doesn't seem like that bizarre of a request, but it's been awhile since Jon Lane Kent killed someone so let's fling them towards the sun.  I miss Kon.  Since there are still people fighting inside the courtroom I'm going to assume that the roof blew up, people flew out, then a force field covered the hole back up, because that's the only thing that makes sense to me.  So we'll go with that.  We have Functionary soldiers fighting revolutionists, we have the Titans trying to get both sides to stop killing each other, and we have Kid Flash trying to take down the Titans.  Is it just me or does the 31st century really suck?

Well at least we have a Superboy who has no qualms in hurting Kid Flash.  It might have gotten deadly, if a Functionary warship didn't come as a reinforcement.  But the captain of this ship isn't just any captain it's Kid Flash's sister Shira, and she's come to finish Kid Flash's war whether he lives or not.  In the end she convinces Kid Flash to stop his fighting, and even goes as far as trying to have his case thrown out of court.  But after all the death that Kid Flash caused, they sentence him to life with hard labor.  Solstice asks to be sentenced with Bart, and when the council tells her she hasn't done anything wrong to deserve such a punishment she kills one of them.  Teenagers are so over dramatic.

Bits and Pieces:

So we have an issue, and an annual left until the end of Teen Titans.  This close to the end of a series I always get sad, not only because it's ending but for some reason the title always seems to get better.  I mean this issue looks better than it has since I can't even remember.  The story is fun, and each character has at least a page or two to shine.  But damn does the art look amazing, it's definitely the highlight of this issue.  


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