Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Titans United: Bloodpact #2 Review



Written by: Cavan Scott
Art by: Lucas Meyer
Colors by: Tony Aviña
Letters by: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover art by: Eddy Barrows, Marcel Maiolo
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: October 18, 2022

Titans United: Bloodpact #2 explores a warped reality with Tim Drake as he seeks answers to how he got here and what happened to his friends. What's a Robin to do in a world ruled by Raven as the Dark Empress?

Is It Good?

Titans United: Bloodpact #2 is a fairly solid issue exploring what happens when Tim Drake finds himself thrust into an alternate reality where Raven is supreme ruler, and her acolytes are bloodthirsty oppressors ensuring obedience by the population at large. We find Tim encountering members of the Fearsome Five, current Titans, and more as he looks for answers and a way home.

That premise sounds like an interesting start, and Scott's script is well-paced, with plenty of action mixed with information to unravel the mystery without tedious exposition.

Tim's thick-headed attempts to understand what's going on where the story falls flat. Through most of the issue, Tim appears to not get that he's not in Kansas anymore. Tim's cluelessness becomes a point of frustration for Tim and the reader. The Bat family has had more than one brush with multiverse shenanigans, so it's unclear why Tim can't figure out what happened.


Tim acts like a chucklehead in this issue for a Robin that's supposed to be best poised to take Batman's place as a master detective. You just want to grab Tim by the scruff of the neck and shake him while yelling, "This isn't your Earth, dummy!"

Eventually, Tim gets wise and finds reluctant allies with Jink, Mammoth, Psimon, and Batman as they fight off Raven's forces.

In all, it's a decent issue, and Meyers's art is very good, so you get a good dose of action visuals, elevated pacing, and solid dialog.

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

Titans United: Bloodpact #2 is equally satisfying and frustrating as Tim Drake struggles to understand this isn't his reality against all apparent signs. At the same time, his growing group of allies fights against Raven's forces. The pacing and dialog are solid, and the art is very good, but Tim's clueless demeanor feels wildly out of place.


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