Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Titans United #6 Review

The Enemy of My Enemy

Written By: Cavan Scott
Art By: Jose Luis, Jonas Trindade, Rex Lokus, Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 8, 2022

Our story that I'm calling a Hypertime tale that seems to just be a part of the Titans TV show Universe while taking some liberties continues this issue with what we previously saw where the Titans were overcome by their brainwashed companion Superboy, who is now going by his 90's Hypertime name, Black Zero. Our heroes' only hope is the unconscious Starfire, who previously was fighting Lady Vic. Hopefully, the Princess wakes up in time to save her teammates. Let's jump into this issue and see if we get any answers to this story that just seems to keep adding elements.

So while we previously saw our heroes all taken down by the invading forces of Tamaran and Black Zero, here we see Lady Vic and Starfire team up to save Earth and while I've been kind of sketchy with this series, this action-packed issue was actually a lot of fun. We get some real character moments here that show why a lot of our squabbling outliers in the group are actually the heroes we want them to be and while it can come off a bit out of nowhere, Superboy showing himself to care for his friends was a decent moment in this issue that led to some more really badass action scenes.

Like previous issues though, this penultimate chapter couldn't help itself in adding a new mysterious element that's really behind what started this story and at this point, the plot feels pretty convoluted, and all the elements just kind of felt thrown together. That being said though, this might be my favorite issue since the first in that the Titans actually feel like a team again and show why they are some of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe.

All in all, like most issues in this mini-series we have a big-ass fight going on... Well, multiple big ass fights but at least this one feels like it matters to the grand scheme of things. I just wish that the plot felt like it knew what it wanted to do beyond just adding new elements to each issue like it's trying to one-up each previous issue. The new reveal doesn't do much for me, but the character work and amazing art here won me over a bit and I actually look forward to seeing all our heroes and villains working together in next month's final issue to resolve this conflict and hopefully in doing so, they make this mini-series' plot come together in a way that makes sense overall.  

Bits and Pieces:

While there never really feels like there's a whole lot going on in this book beyond adding new foes and seeing our heroes fight.... and this issue is no different, this one feels like it matters more and actually showcases the Titans in a decent way. The art is great and the action was sweet but overall there still doesn't seem to be a lot of substance to what we're actually getting. Still a fun issue though.


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