Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Teen Titans #46 Review

Titans Together

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Jesus Merino, Cam Smith, Hi-Fi, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 20, 2020

It's the penultimate issue of the Teen Titans and it's a bit of a weird feeling because while I haven't really enjoyed the series lately..... I love the Teen Titans and always want their book to be around. With that though, our heroes are going to close out their series by continuing their task of tracking down the villains that were formerly imprisoned by our heroes and who now are looking for revenge against our heroes and while doing that.... hopefully finding their former leader and the former Robin, Damian Wayne. Their task might get a little easier though because, at the end of the previous issue, it looked like Superboy would be joining their cause. Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Alright, this series is winding down so that means we have a lot of story to finish up here..... which points to why Superboy shows up in this book. Yeah, he's got the "bestie" connection with Damian which makes it personal for him and is a cool aspect of this story, but ultimately, Superboy is only here to clean up the villain mess we had lying on the table so that our heroes can move onto something more personal here...... themselves. Would it have been cool to see our heroes follow Damian's clues to them about where our villains were hiding out?....... maybe, but what we get with this fast track approach is the ability to calm down and see our heroes not only being heroes but also being friends and that's what this series was sorely missing and when you have a group of heroes like this the main component of that kind of story should always be heart. Maybe it's a "too little too late" scenario, but I'm taking what I can get at this moment and it was great here.

By the end though, things go from cooling down to ramping back up for one more final battle against a villain in this series who never really wowed me, but I guess I can hope that he'll get the chance for the final issue. Beyond that though, another aspect to this story was the breakout character in my mind, Roundhouse going and ruining all the fun I was having by having to become a mope out of nowhere so that there wasn't any loose thread to his friendly relationship with Crush. Yeah, I guess it was needed by seriously took all the wind out of the sails of the momentum this book was on.'

All in all, I loved the art in this book, I'm so happy that Jesus Merino is on this issue and hope that he's on the finale as well and the story in this issue was fun because, on top of tying up loose ends, it finally showed what I wanted from this book all along..... a team that worked well together and one that actually liked each other. There's some great heart here and I wish we could get more of this beyond just a finale, but it is what it is and I'm at least happy that I got to have fun with the Teen Titans here and most of the mopery was left behind. Still not sold on the cliffhanger though or the villain of our final issue coming up.

Bits and Pieces:

Two things happen in this issue that hasn't happened in a long time in this book and that's great art and some actual feels for the characters involved. If you've been waiting this whole time for the Teen Titans to finally feel not only like a team but a group of people that actually enjoy each other's company... Well, you finally get it here and yeah, it's at the eleventh hour of the series, but it was a pleasure to read here and I have high hopes for the finale next issue.



  1. I won't miss this Series a bit. I don't give a rat's @$$ about any of these characters not when there's so many classic characters that can be used. Maybe we can get a good Titans book again. Yeah right.

  2. And is that all we get of Superboy? That was disappointing how he didn't stick around for the whole story.