Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Titans #30 Review and *SPOILERS*

Therapy Session

Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Minkyu Jung, John Dell, Scott Hanna, Adriano Lucas, Hi-Fi
Letters By: Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 28, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

I think I’m getting a kind of reputation for being really hard on any book that I read. I tore Batwoman to shreds and I’ve been really hard on The Flash and this book is unfortunately another series that I have been really tough on. However, I take no pleasure in this. I want these books to be good. Hell, I’m begging to really feel happy about these comics after reading the latest issue. The issue is that I’m still feeling disappointed and frustrated. However, as always, I come into every issue without expectations and try to review it fairly. So, lets just jump right in and see where it takes us.

Our issue begins where we left off. Beast Boy has just destroyed most of the Boom Room and Miss Martian has transformed into her true self; a white martian. Miss Martian engages with Beast Boy in an attempt to stop him. Raven attempts to break it up but she is too weak so Donna Troy and Steel take control. Despite their efforts though, they are far too weak to take them down. Miss Martian then uses her psionics to attack Gar. Miss Martian reveals why she hid her identity. She hid it because humans would be too afraid of her and judge her. It is through this share experience that she is able to calm Gar down so he is no longer rampaging.

The rest of the group reacts to Miss Martian. For the most part, they are all just upset that she felt that she had to hide herself from them but she tells them it was for her own survival and that J’onn was the one that came up with the idea. Gar apologizes for what he did and Steel tells him that it is okay. She has one working terminal left and she can use that the bring the beacon back online. The group turns to find Raven is looking at the ground. She had a vision of her soul self. She is being held captive in the fantasy world that they had encountered in issue 24. She then passes out.

After talking with Steel, Donna realizes just how splinted the group is and so she sits down with everyone and tells them that there are going to be no more secrets between them. She explains her past with the Titans and reveals why she is having such a hard time. Roy Harper died and his death has been weighing on her a lot since she was in love with him. After sharing a nice moment, the group decides to work together to find a way to survive. Steel is able to get the beacon up again and they are suddenly confronted by a green light in the sky. It is Kyle Raynor and he is here to save them. This is where the issue ends.

This issue is much better than the previous one but that’s because we actually get progress. In the previous issue, we got a reminder of what issue the group was facing but we weren’t getting anything new. At least in this issue we have actual progress on those issues. Miss Martian’s secret is revealed, Donna reveals that she’s in mourning, Gar is able to calm himself, and Raven finds out what happened to her soul self. Now, aside from a fight in the beginning, the majority of this book is just the team sitting around and talking about their issues. It’s actually not bad. I don’t hate it but it wasn’t very exciting. Art was great as well.

Bits and Pieces

Our team goes through a bit of a therapy session in this issue and while it is far from the most exciting issue of this series, it leads to actual progress in this book which is what this book has been desperately needing.



  1. I liked to take this and the previous one as a whole (it doesn't matter how they got there and it's clear we could have done without the Drowned Earth tie in), they get to this place, they are stuck and all the issues boil over. It's good enough for me that they didn't just plant their butts around the campfire and start talking issues.

    It's perhaps a little convenient Kyle shows up just as the ship has found a captain, but fair enough, sooner is rather than later. And we now have the beginning of fixing atleast one of these Titans.

    1. Wally and Roy are dead, Dick is shot to the head and hopefully dies from complications. Three to kill. Donna will probably be killed by blood cult, Garth will be suffocated in space by then. After Lilith and Karen are left. I bet Lilith will be killed by some kind of demon or Olympian god and Bumblebee, well cancer by using radioactive powers. Founding Titans funeral. New 52 rebirthed.