Review: Titans #27

Posted by Zack Freeman (683 posts) - - Show Bio
Just as these "titans" round out their rescue of innocent children from Elijah's nefarious clutches, Roy Harper starts experiencing a resurgence in his addictive symptoms that could jeopardize everything he's won. 

The Good

Wallace has a real sense of cadence and character. Harper's inner monologue reads like a confessional transcript because the beats of his relapse/withdrawal feel real without ever getting heavy-handed. I really enjoyed the moral complexity presented here - - not only in his "professional life" but also in his on/off, self-destructive relationship with Cheshire. Actually, I'm always a fan of Suicide Squad style comics and this is a great title to complement the likes of Secret Six and even Thunderbolts.

The Bad

This is another comic that's suffered from not having an inker. I do like texture that remains from the pencils' graphite but... the figures could definitely have benefited from more defined line work. Every panel I looked at, I couldn't help shaking the feeling that something important was missing.

The Verdict - 3.5/5

I haven't been paying that close attention, so I didn't realize that this was a separate book from Teen Titans until I looked up the cover for this issue. Now, with a comparison apparent, I'll say I prefer this out of the two. The concept of "villains for hire" with ex-Titans and Titans associates having to work with their old foes captures my imagination a bit more than just another team of young heroes.
#1 Posted by The Mighty Monarch (3657 posts) - - Show Bio

This iteration of Titans struggled like a fish out of water for the first few issues, but this one was definitely the best one yet by far. Writing was a hell of a lot better but yeah, this comic could physically look a lot better.

#2 Posted by Eyz (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

So..Roy's finally kickin' ass again?

#3 Posted by DropSolo (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, the last thing I saw was Roy doing some decidedly un-hero like stuff in the Fall of Arsenal. Did I miss something?

#4 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
I hate the whole druggy angle, but the rest of Roy's journey has been interesting.
#5 Posted by DropSolo (43 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: Always liked the addiction aspect to his character. It differentiated him from the other sidekicks. What I didn't like was killing Lian. I liked him taking the Red Arrow mantle and stepping up into his own like Dick and Wally did.
#6 Posted by hunterzolomin (33 posts) - - Show Bio

favorite part of the issue was 3 panels closeup of roys face   thats shows his disgust of using the children to create drugs to a look of curiosity of what the drug tasted like. at first i felt it was cheap but the more i thought of it, its moments like these that make roy haper one of the more interesting characters in the dc universe.

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