Doctor Caligan (a new villain?) has some plans for a young high school student, and the Teen Titans work together to stop some enraged citizens.
Honestly, I never ever thought about picking this book up before, but when I saw JT Krul was writing it, it seemed like a good idea. Well, it was a good idea, since this issue was a lot of fun. I laughed out loud when I saw the villain Doctor Caligan, although I don't think I was supposed to. He looks like a mixture of a ninja and a KKK member who got his robes mixed in with the colored laundry. Anyway, it's still a lot of fun, and it seems Krul has a good grasp of the characters in this issue, at least the ones I follow. I love Nicola Scott's pencils on this book. It's clear, precise, and has a friendly feel to it, much like the rest of the book. I'm excited to see where this book goes, especially since Damian popped in the end, and this new creative team is already dynamite. Lastly, this is the first time I've picked up any DC book with Beast Boy in it, and actually liked the character. I always found him a bit lame, but all-in-all, I really loved him in this issue.
I know it's called "Teen Titans," but there is so much angst in here. There's a lot of "who's in love with who" in the issue, but I know that's what I'm getting when I open up this book. I'm also not the biggest Ravager fan. It's just Slade Wilson with a ponytail trying not to be Slade Wilson, but she always ends up being exactly like her father.
Verdict 4/5 - Recommended
Perfect Starting Point!
The Teen Titans live in a giant upper-case "T." Anyone else find this ridiculous? Between this and the new JSA, you've got two insanely strong team books at DC with all new creative teams on them. With the addition of Damian "Robin" Wayne to the team, this is going to be one great book.