Teen Titans

Teen Titans Go! #4

by Alan Rapp on June 26, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! #4The latest issue of Teen Titans Go! focuses on two themes well-developed on the current Cartoon Network cartoon: obsessive behavior by the team and Robin‘s super-competitive streak which often gets him into trouble. Fans of the show should enjoy themselves, although neither of the two tales really stands out.

The first story centers around a game of Go Fish among Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, and Cyborg which gets so contentious the group doesn’t even notice the arrival of the H.I.V.E. who show up itching for a fight and destroy the tower around the Titans when they don’t get it.

Too prove he’s the team’s best member Robin decides to create an obstacle course in the comic’s second story centering each obstacle on his specific skill-set. However, when he’s teammates beat him to the finish line it online infuriates their leader even more. For fans.

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Teen Titans Go! – Man Person

by Alan Rapp on June 22, 2014

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Man Person
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Teen Titans Go! - Man Person

Taking the wrong lesson from Cyborg‘s (Khary Payton) attempt to make him feel better about his new scar, Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) decides he wants to be tougher and more manly like his best friend including getting his own robotic hand and taking the name “Scar Man.” Still not satisfied, the hero removes more of his body parts to become full cyborg which may turn on Raven (Tara Strong) but causes concern from the rest of his teammates.

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Teen Titans Go! – Mr. Butt

by Alan Rapp on June 14, 2014

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Mr. Butt
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Teen Titans Go! - Mr. Butt

When Blackfire (Hynden Walch) makes a surprise visit to Titans Tower only Starfire (Walch) is happy to see the evil sister who has constantly broken her heart since they were children. Under the guise of getting closer, Blackfire makes up Starfire in her image and then allows the police looking for the escaped criminal to mistake Starfire for Blackfire and cart her off to prison.

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Puppets Whaaaaat?
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Teen Titans Go! - Puppets Whaaaaat?

Robin‘s (Scott Menville) attempt to deal with the stress of the team refusing to listen and follow his orders takes an unusual turn when he creates a puppet stage and marionette versions of himself, Starfire (Hynden Walch), Raven (Tara Strong), Cyborg (Khary Payton), and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) in which he can play out scenes the way he believes they should have gone.

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Teen Titans Go! #3

by Alan Rapp on June 5, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! #3Parties and business are the themes for the latest issue of Teen Titans Go! In the first story the team attempts to throw a party without a theme, a party-party, if you will. Leaving Starfire to handle the guest list leads to as many super-villains at the party as heroes.

The second story features Cyborg becoming a Bill Gates-style inventor and putting the rest of the Titans to work for his Silicon Valley start-up ChirpFolio. Although he shows no initial interest, eventually even Robin joins the team to cash-in on the profits. However the group’s overspending on blimps, diamond-encrusted bo-staffs, and ponies for Raven eventually brings the house of cards tumbling down.

The party story works a little better than Cyborg’s start-up (with references most young readers aren’t going to get), but Teen Titans Go! #3 delivers another fun issue based on the current cartoon. Worth a look.

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Teen Titans Go! – Real Magic

by Alan Rapp on May 18, 2014

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Real Magic
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Teen Titans Go! - Real Magic

Raven (Tara Strong) gets increasing frustrated with the rest of the team first for being so mesmerized by Mumbo Jumbo‘s (Tom Kenny) magic tricks that they don’t even realize the villain is robbing their favorite diner and later when Robin (Scott Menville) begins doing similar tricks back at Titans Tower.

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4

by Alan Rapp on May 12, 2014

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4After three issues featuring Scooby-Doo teaming-up with Batman and Robin, the latest issue of Scooby-Doo Team-Up takes Mystery, Inc. to Titans Tower when Robin contacts the group believing the Teen Titans home to be infested with ghosts.

Featuring the versions of Robin and company from Titans from Teen Titans Go!, the antics of the two franchises fit well together (as the comic remarks how different Robin acts, and looks, when he isn’t hanging out with the Dark Knight Detective). As with all classic Scooby mysteries, the ghosts have rational explanations as Scooby and his friends discover Beast Boy and Cyborg‘s pranks are responsible.

The comic’s back-up story features the Titans being visited by Raven‘s uncle Myron “The Mildly Irritating” who quickly gets on everyone’s nerves but eventually leaves on his own accord as he gets fed up with Daphne constantly attempting to pull his “mask” off and Scooby constantly running him over. Once again, Scooby-Doo Team-Up doesn’t disappoint. Worth a look.

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Teen Titans Go! – Dreams

by Alan Rapp on April 25, 2014

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Dreams
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Teen Titans Go! - Dreams

The latest episode of Teen Titans Go! focuses on the dreams of the various teammates as Silkie strolls from one Titan’s bed to the next trying to find the perfect place to cuddle up and enjoy his own sweet dreams. Not surprisingly, in the end Silkie ends up sleeping alone.

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Teen Titans Go! – Uncle Jokes

by Alan Rapp on April 11, 2014

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Uncle Jokes
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Teen Titans Go! - Uncle Jokes

Tired of being the only unfunny member of the group, Starfire (Hynden Walch) convinces Cyborg (Khary Payton) and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) to train her in “the comedy.” Aside from dealing with the fact that Starfire joins in on the pair’s mockery of the Boy Wonder’s sense of humor that apparently only Raven (Tara Strong) actually enjoys, Robin (Scott Menville) becomes increasingly erratic as the delicate nature of the team’s chemistry becomes unbalanced.

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Teen Titans Go! – Missing

by Alan Rapp on March 30, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! - Missing

In an episode that references both DuckTales and The NeverEnding Story, “Missing” provides a get-rich scheme for Robin (Scott Menville), Cyborg (Khary Payton), and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) by returning Silkie to Killer Moth (Menville). Although Starfire (Hynden Walch) is heartbroken to find her beloved pet missing, Raven (Tara Strong) is relieved – at least until Starfire turns her unwanted affection, and tongue baths, onto her.

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