Saturday, August 4, 2018

Teen Titans Go! #58 Review

Lights! Camera! Action!

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Jeremy Lawson and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date:  August 2, 2018

I have fallen behind with Teen Titans Go! but with the movie out and the fact it's always an easy jump in book, I decided to get it, read it and of course, review it.  I couldn't have picked a better time to do just that and whether you are a long-time reader of the comic, television show or just saw the movie, there really is something here for everyone.

Technically, the story takes place after the Teen Titans movie hit the theaters, but the issue is so full of fourth-wall breaking shenanigans that it really doesn't matter.  The basic plot is the Titans are no longer the big stars they once were and we see them pick up the pieces and try to move on with their lives...sort of.  I mean, it's Teen Titans Go! so it's all played for laughs.

After being featured in a "Where Are They Now?" segment, the gang decides to get some different kinds of Hollywood jobs.  Stuntman, agent, dialogue supervisor... it's fun to see who does what with Starfire's stealing the show.  I'm not sure if some (all?) of the movie references will hit home, but those in the know will surely get a chuckle out of them.  It all leads to the Titans deciding to leave it all behind...until they find out exactly what's going on.  It's not a mind-blowing cliffhanger, but it fits and made me laugh.

The Digital First stuff is a bit hard to review sometimes because of the length of each chapter, but this felt a bit meatier than most.  The story takes a couple turns to get to the cliffhanger and there are some really good jokes here.  If anything, it plays out like an episode of the show, complete with great art, and because it ties into the movie, it's a perfect jumping on point (or single chapter purchase) for anyone who needs a bit more Go! in their lives. 

Bits and Pieces:

Teen Titans Go! #58 is a quick, fun read that fans of the movie, show, or this series should enjoy.  There is nothing stopping new readers from having a blast and there are jokes for the kids and their parents too...the very definition of an all-ages book, right?


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