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Exclusive Preview: TEEN TITANS #8

The team may have survived their battle with N.O.W.H.E.R.E. but Red Robin will have his hands full. Except he sort of doesn't have hands anymore...

Fighting N.O.W.H.E.R.E. is what this series has been building up to since the beginning. Now that they've saved Superboy, you would think they'd get some down time to catch their breath. Obviously that isn't going to happen. Last issue ended with the team coming face to face with Harvest and the Colony.

DC has given us an exclusive preview for issue #8, on sale next Wednesday, April 25.

TEEN TITANS #8

In the aftermath of the Teen Titans' assault on N.O.W.H.E.R.E.'s headquarters, there's no time to celebrate because Wonder Girl is missing! Red Robin desperately tries to find her, but he's got his hands full, as Superboy has announced his decision to lead the team, Solstice is still dealing with the devastating revelations about her past and Kid Flash is getting glimpses of a dangerous future that he thinks he recognizes!
== TEASER ==

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Written by: Scott Lobdell

Pencilled by: Ig Guara

Inked by: JP Mayer

Cover Color by: Andrew Dalhouse

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Edited by BlackArmor

How is Tim both here and in Gotham simultaneously? Did she just say Hypnotic eye of Two Face? also First

Posted by The_Martian

Did they get transported to the Grid.

Posted by VictorGrey

@BlackArmor: Seriously?

As for the article, I gave up on teen titans a while back. I don't see myself going back to it either. It just didn't hold my attention.

Posted by Outside_85

Is it just me or are all of Lobdells bad guys extremely mouthy?

Posted by sethysquare

Wow. This is the issue to get if you aren't reading Teen Titans. It looks extremely explosive, I do miss Brett's artwork a little.

Posted by The Stegman

I nearly died laughing when I saw Tim turning into a bird, and with the Reed Richards hair too?? priceless.

Posted by GothamRed

Okay, the neon suits look awful. Aside from being unnecessary for the most part since most of them have solid costumes already, but why are THREE of them red and the rest are all different colors? Could they seriously not think of two other colors to give either Tim and Cassie or SB and Cassie? It'd be fine if all 7 were red or if the big three were red like here are the rest followed bart's example are wore one complimentary color like orange/yellow, but it's just looks off when three members of your team match and the other four are all doing their own thing. It's like have a power rangers team were you have three active red rangers on the same team at all times.

Posted by htb106

I'm really enjoying teen titans because of the fact it's a mix of my favourite characters and some new characters.

although, why does scott lobdell say in interveiws that solstice is a brand new character to be introduced when even I have a few old universe issues of teen titans where she's on the team?

other than that I do realy like the storyline and I'm really looking forward to the culling.

Posted by Or35ti

Seems ok, is that Omen as in Lilith? I thought she was a good guy hanging out with Red Arrow and Starfire (from Red Hood and the Outlaws)...

Posted by Outside_85

@Or35ti said:

Seems ok, is that Omen as in Lilith? I thought she was a good guy hanging out with Red Arrow and Starfire (from Red Hood and the Outlaws)...

If I read it correctly, Roy and Lilith might have common ground in morbid humor.

Posted by Ravager4

The Teen Titans have always been my favorite superhero team, but this run just isn't doing it for me. This is mostly due to the fact that I have no investment in these characters at all. I've never been a big Tim fan, and I've always disliked Cassie (whose current version I dislike even more than before the reboot). Bart's okay, but I haven't seen much from Solstice to interest me either, while Bunker and Skitter bore me to tears. I always preferred characters like Ravager, Miss Martian, and classics like Beast Boy, and Raven. I just... can't find a way to like it currently. I'm much more looking forward to the upcoming The Ravagers, due to it having characters that interest me a lot more, like Fairchild, Beast Boy (albeit a red version), a new Terra, and especially Rose (who is the sole reason I'm reading Superboy and the other titles involved in The Culling. I need my monthly dose of Rose, lol).

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

the cover art annoys me,..idk to Tron-ish..

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I like this art a lot better than what we have seen for these characters in past issues of this series

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@GothamRed said:

Okay, the neon suits look awful. Aside from being unnecessary for the most part since most of them have solid costumes already, but why are THREE of them red and the rest are all different colors? Could they seriously not think of two other colors to give either Tim and Cassie or SB and Cassie? It'd be fine if all 7 were red or if the big three were red like here are the rest followed bart's example are wore one complimentary color like orange/yellow, but it's just looks off when three members of your team match and the other four are all doing their own thing. It's like have a power rangers team were you have three active red rangers on the same team at all times.

These tron suits are only for the NOWHERE arc and they are all the same colour as there orginal costumes, it would be weird if Tim or Cassy where in blue
Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows

Guess there still won't be anything for me to read from DC yet. I keep hoping this series will get better, but it hasn't yet.

All the young justice characters that I wish never entered the Titans, two new characters that couldn't be blander, and one character that I really liked (Solstice) who barely got a chance to have her back story and origin set up by her creator before someone else rushed in and changed her almost completely.

Ad to that lack luster dialogue, a would-be edgy attitude/direction and angry, 90's style art and it all adds up to a title that doesn't deserve my dollars.

I'm gonna give Ravagers a try, but from what I've seen of the DCnU I don't entertain high hopes of picking it up either... It is a shame...

Posted by sethysquare

@Beast_in_the_Shadows said:

Guess there still won't be anything for me to read from DC yet. I keep hoping this series will get better, but it hasn't yet.

All the young justice characters that I wish never entered the Titans, two new characters that couldn't be blander, and one character that I really liked (Solstice) who barely got a chance to have her back story and origin set up by her creator before someone else rushed in and changed her almost completely.

Ad to that lack luster dialogue, a would-be edgy attitude/direction and angry, 90's style art and it all adds up to a title that doesn't deserve my dollars.

I'm gonna give Ravagers a try, but from what I've seen of the DCnU I don't entertain high hopes of picking it up either... It is a shame...

I guess you have been reading every issue to know that this series haven't got better.

Posted by druzod2501

Two-Face? Hypnotic eye? sounds terrible

Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows

@sethysquare: I pick it off the shelf at the comic book store and read as much as I can before the art and dialogue starts hurting. I have given each issue a fair chance, but none of it has earned my money.

Posted by jointron33

so much hate in these comments

Posted by RedOwl_1

I'm trying to ignore the fact this is SO CONFUSE, and enjoy it :D

Posted by zackattack529

this series is pretty cool. but im not likeing those TRON suits lol

Posted by Novaar

I'm actually enjoying this, which seems to be going against the grain here. I also like the tron-ish suits!

Posted by eter

Great preview. I can't wait till next week

Posted by The Impersonator

It's artful. =P

Edited by Zeeguy91

@Beast_in_the_Shadows said:

Guess there still won't be anything for me to read from DC yet.

Well then I guess you haven't been reading Batman, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, The Shade, Blue Beetle, or Captain Atom...all of which have been awesome IMO. A lot of other series (that I haven't been reading) are supposedly really good as well: Nightwing, Supergirl, Justice League Dark, Green Lantern: New Guardians, etc. Also, this series wasn't so bad starting out, it was entertaining and fun. However, I do agree that it has taken a turn for the worst, especially in the last issue. Issue 7 was just bad. I will pick up Ravagers though, because it has some of the real Titans characters that I love.

Posted by moywar700

everybody's gone tron

Posted by Fantasgasmic

Freaking Tron costumes on the cover are ugly as hell and stupid as all-get-out.

Posted by Sammo21

too much neon going on in that cover.

Posted by DarkShadows

Even though the series does look kind of interesting (though, I am not liking the Tron suits), I am glad Raven is not showing up in Teen Titans anymore. I am still wondering what's the big plan DC has for her.

By the way, is that Lilith as Omen?

Posted by BlackArmor

I miss Brett

Posted by krspaceT

I like the story.....I do miss the old art but you can't have everything. Do not whine for your old Teen Titans teams, as they are not coming back, ever

Posted by jsphsmth

Oops, wish that I had read Superboy #8 before reading this preview. Guess I know how the raid on NOWHERE went.

Posted by Mbecks14

Can this guy take over as Permanent artist?! I might actually be interested in the book then!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

So excited! I've just recently put Titans as one of my holds and have been catching up with this since it more or less it works in tandem with the Superboy book and will obviously crossover with it for The Culling. The more I read into it, the more I'm realizing that the story is not exactly unique, but it is still most interesting. In the end, the entire prelude to the Culling, and the event itself, smacks of the Hunger Games in oh so many ways. Mind you though I'm still on board and am really liking this title, especially the art. Man, Cassie is such a brat right now :/

Posted by krazyman27

I like Lobdell just fine but I don't think he can write Tim Drake.

Posted by EscGamer

I like the series but it's just too much too fast. Do miss the old art but this one suits me fine too. Tron suits are a bit much but whatever I can dig it. Looking forward to future issues thou. I have a feeling Titans will get better.

Posted by Deep_shock

How worse can the New 52 get? Oh yeah Tron Titans!

Posted by Shotgun

They're ripping off Tron now?

Posted by Thunderscream

What is the point of having a diverse cast if they're always gonna be shoved into the background?

Posted by sethysquare

@Beast_in_the_Shadows said:

@sethysquare: I pick it off the shelf at the comic book store and read as much as I can before the art and dialogue starts hurting. I have given each issue a fair chance, but none of it has earned my money.

Really?@Beast_in_the_Shadows said:

Guess there still won't be anything for me to read from DC yet. I keep hoping this series will get better, but it hasn't yet.

I guess you just love to contradict yourselves.

Posted by Mbecks14

@BlackArmor said:

I miss Brett

LOL good one!

Posted by wesleyh

people are still complaining that it looks like tron?

Posted by AskaniSon295

Looks like those Teens raided the MarvelTron Heroes Wardrobes.

Posted by ReVamp

...People...

Posted by Sissel

I never liked this team composition. I prefer Superman and Flash with other groups really.

Posted by Hivemind

I don't dig the wildsiders costumes... otherwise it is okay, will be better once they kill off spiderchick. I am sure she was brought on to be killed.

Posted by christopherwalken

Ugh... Visually, it's the whole Superman Red / Superman Blue thing all over again. (And -like Fantasgasmic said- reminiscent of flippin' Tron.)

Tacky and derivative.

Shame, I used to quite like The (New) Teen Titans back in the 1980s.

Posted by BoyWander

I don't like this version of the titans and not just because of the tron suits. I don't like their roster other than SB, Tim (although I liked his old RR costume a whole lot better), Wonder girl and KF (although I'd much rather have seen Wally than Bart if Barry's gonna be the Flash).

Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows

@Zeeguy91 said:

@Beast_in_the_Shadows said:

Guess there still won't be anything for me to read from DC yet.

Well then I guess you haven't been reading Batman, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, The Shade, Blue Beetle, or Captain Atom...all of which have been awesome IMO. A lot of other series (that I haven't been reading) are supposedly really good as well: Nightwing, Supergirl, Justice League Dark, Green Lantern: New Guardians, etc. Also, this series wasn't so bad starting out, it was entertaining and fun. However, I do agree that it has taken a turn for the worst, especially in the last issue. Issue 7 was just bad. I will pick up Ravagers though, because it has some of the real Titans characters that I love.

No, I haven't read them as I only read the books with characters I enjoy, and unfortunately most of the DC characters I really love either have yet to show up or have been put on team book that were either terrible (like Martian Manhunter in Stormwatchers and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad) or are in a team book with such a large roster of higher ranking characters that they don't get to do enough to buy the book for their sake. Namely, Cyborg, who tho deserves very much to be on the JL, while the book has the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan and Barry Allen, poor Vic never gets much room to shine.

I'm sorry to say, but all the titles you mentioned are all about characters that I am completely indifferent about, and Two that I absolutely hate but will not name for fear of fans more rabid than I.

I DC gave Martian Manthunter, Cyborg, The Question, The Joker or the other characters I care about their own titles, I would buy them monthly until several recurrent, disappointing issues proved me wrong. The same would happen if they created a team title with 3 or four of the characters I like, but as neither of those have happened, I haven't been reading them.

Like you, I will be picking up Ravagers as it will feature one of my favorite artists and will use my absolute favorite character in the DC mythos, even tho they have made him red now (hopefully temporary) However, as he is my favorite character, I will be extra critical of Ravagers and it's treatment of him.

@sethysquare: Fine, if you insist on being so literal, let me rephrase. "I guess there still won't be anything form DC that I will be reading, enjoying, giving my money for, recommending to my friends, and not regretting the few minutes I spend scanning the pages to get a fair sampling of the books quality before putting back on the shelf with overwhelming disappointment."

When i say I am "reading" a series, I mean I am enjoying it, looking forward to the next issue, putting it in my pull list. In my day to day life i have read, billboards, advertisement and traffic signs, but never when describing my hobbies would I list "reading" said object. As far as I am concerned, I can lump the current Titans book in with traffic signs because I just read them to see if there is anything worth while further ahead. They are about as entertaining too, unfortunately.

Look, I am very glad you are enjoying the title, I simply can't. It features one character that I really like , and has run amok with her, and the writing and art simply aren't good enough to justify my reading about characters that I don't like or down right hate.

I am not criticizing you or your judgement, and I hope I can expect the same courtesy from you.

Posted by htb106

preffer brett booth's art

is this art only staying for one issue?

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