Teen Titans

Teen Titans #1

by Alan Rapp on October 31, 2016

in Comics

Teen Titans #1The new era of the Teen Titans begins here with Damian celebrating his 13th birthday by celebrating his individual victories over Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven, and Kid Flash (all of whom he’s keeping locked up in the Batcave). Gloating over his prisoners, Damian’s plan to forge the group into a new team is revealed when the young heroes begin to work together to free themselves.

The attempt to relaunch the Teen Titans during the New 52 was pretty damn awful so the bar has been set relatively low for this series to be a success. Teen Titans #1 gets off to a solid start, although there will still be a lot of team building in the issues to come.

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Teen Titans Go! – Coconut Cream Pie

by Alan Rapp on August 22, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Coconut Cream Pie
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Teen Titans Go! - Coconut Cream Pie

The first of five consecutive episodes all taking place with the Teen Titans stranded on a deserted island, “Coconut Cream Pie” plays like a cheap knock-off of Gilligan’s Island (complete with a generic millionaire and his wife thrown in to complete the crew of the S.S. Minnow). Of the five island episodes, this is one of the weakest forcing each member of the Titans into roles that don’t necessarily quite fit them, and beating a running gag to death involving Raven (Tara Strong) and coconut cream pies that never pays off.

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Titans #1

by Alan Rapp on August 8, 2016

in Comics

Titans #1Clad in a new costume, Titans #1 continues to focus on the return of Wally West. Working with his old teammates once again, Lilith attempts to see into Wally’s mind and find some trace of the person responsible for removing him from reality.

It appears DC isn’t going to introduce Dr. Manhattan any time soon. However, Titans #1 does reintroduce a classic Flash villain who seems genuinely ready to take responsibility for wiping Wally out of resistance. Is Abra Kadabra just Manhattan’s beard, or does the futuristic magician honestly believe he is responsible for shifting Wally out of existence (and all the other New 52 changes)?

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The Top Ten Movies of 2016 (so far)

by Alan Rapp on July 8, 2016

in Top Tens & Lists

The Top Ten Movies of 2016 (so far)

2016 is now half over which means it’s time to look back at the best of what we’ve seen released so far this year. The list includes four super-hero films, a few unrepentant killers, three animated movies, five sequels, one Oscar winner, and two appearances from the Dark Knight Detective (although not from his disappointing big-screen battle with the Big Blue Boy Scout). So, what made the list? Here are the Best Movies of 2016 so far…

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Teen Titans Go! – TTG v PPG

by Alan Rapp on July 5, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – TTG v PPG
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Teen Titans Go! - TTG v PPG

If there was every any idea that the heroes of Teen Titans Go! are anything more than the equivalent of the characters from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in bright costumes “TTG v PPG” dispels it. To avoid getting taken down by the Powerpuff Girls, Mojo Jojo (Roger L. Jackson) jumps dimensions to a world where the heroes care less about saving the day. The world he chooses? Of course, it’s the world of Teen Titans Go!

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