Teen Titans #1 – Review!

3 Oct

I am quite the fan of Tim Drake.  Ever since he was the third Robin and then became Red Robin, I’ve been following him.  I read every issue of his Robin series and every issue of his Red Robin series.  To say the least, I’m devoted.

So, that was the sole reason for me to pick up Teen Titans #1 seeing as it was basically the primary vehicle for my Tim Drake fix.

Originally, I wasn’t too much of a fan of Brett Booth’s art.  To me, it was a little too mid-90s nostalgia for me.  After reading the comic, though, I was pleasantly surprised.  Now, that’s not to say it was perfect or that all of the 90s-ness was downplayed, but he had some interesting panel layouts and some iconic images.

Unfortunately, he suffers from the “giant-thigh syndrome” so affluent in 90s comics.

Muscle Thighs!

Seriously, those thighs could break necks.  Other than that, though, the art was decent enough to carry the script.

Now, Scott Lobdell’s script wasn’t fantastic.  It mostly balanced out and laid the groundwork for what was to come.  We’re given a little hint to Tim Drake’s past as Robin and the other characters remain a little mysterious.  Overall, I didn’t mind the script.  Granted, Tim’s characterization seemed a little off (telling terrorists that they only have 10 seconds to get out of a room before it blows up kind of suggests he’s willing to let people die), but it worked for me.  He’s still the methodical planner who’s rather a little full of himself because he knows how intelligent he really is.

Overall, the comic worked for me.  Not fantastic, but for an issue opener it was alright.  I feel like there’s a lot of potential and if Brett Booth could cut down on some of the muscle tone (seriously… they’re teenagers), then I would be pleased.

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