Teen Titans

Teen Titans Go! – Uncle Jokes

by Alan Rapp on April 11, 2014

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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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Teen Titans Go! – Little Buddies

by Alan Rapp on March 23, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! - Little Buddies

After a battle against Brother Blood and his vicious robotic Pain Bot, Cyborg (Khary Payton) decides to adopt the damaged robot in an attempt to repair and rehabilitate him. First hiding his new sidekick from his disapproving teammates, Cyborg’s secret is eventually exposed when the other Titans discover the murder-machine in their kitchen.

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Teen Titans Go! #2

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! #2As in the style of the cartoon which spawned it, the latest issue of Teen Titans Go! includes two wacky adventures for our heroes. The first involves Robin bowing to peer pressure (and his crush to Starfire) and allowing the team to compete on a reality-TV talent competition which becomes more of an all-out brawl when they discover The Brotherhood of Evil are also contestants.

The second-half of the comic involves the consequences of Captain Cold successfully freezing Robin in ice. Eventually thawing their leader, the Titans decide to shrink Beast Boy to microscopic levels in an Innerspace style advneture to send him into Robin to kill the virus making him sick. Of course things go terrible wrong and Robin awakes “years later” with a broken arm as the team tries to play off their various mistakes with a prank.

Both adventures are fun. I like the choice of judges in the first story, and the inclusion of the classic version of Captain Cold (who is honestly surprised he was able to successfully freeze one of the heroes) is terrific. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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Teen Titans Go! – Opposites

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! - Opposites

Set chronologically before last week’s Valentine’s Day episode, “Opposites” explains the mutual attraction between Cyborg (Khary Payton) and Jinx (Lauren Tom) who try their best (i.e. not all that well) to hide their feelings and burgeoning romantic relationship from both the Titans and the H.I.V.E.

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Teen Titans Go! – Be Mine

by Alan Rapp on February 15, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! - Be Mine

St. Valentine’s Day doesn’t go as planned for any member of Titans Tower. As Starfire‘s (Hynden Walch) literal misinterpretations of the holiday’s traditions leads to trouble for Robin (Scott Menville), Cyborg (Khary Payton) is unable to spend any time alone with Jinx, and after Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) learns that Terra (Ashley Johnson) has been trapped in a garbage dimension he goes about freeing his one true love who sadly only cares about exacting revenge on Raven (Tara Strong) and all of the Titans.

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Teen Titans Go! – Breakfast Cheese

by Alan Rapp on January 24, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! - Breakfast Cheese

After Starfire (Hynden Walch) becomes concerned that the team’s level of violence isn’t solving the problem of preventing crime and seems to be leading to the team being more confrontational and competitive inside Titan’s Tower, she slowly begins to convince the group to give peace a chance.

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Teen Titans Go! – Legs

by Alan Rapp on January 18, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! - Legs

In an attempt to try an get  Raven (Tara Strong) to lighten up, Robin (Scott Menville) steals Raven’s cloak but none of the Titans are ready for the results. Removed from the comfort, and soul-crushing despondency, of her costume Raven learns to have fun which isn’t an immediate problem for the group until their friend’s excitement with kicking every bad guy in sight leads her to adopt the new moniker “Lady Legasus” and leave the team.

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Teen Titans Go! – Nose Mouth

by Alan Rapp on January 10, 2014

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Teen Titans Go! - Nose Mouth

Raven‘s (Tara Strong) attempt to use dark magic to fix Robin‘s (Scott Menville) sleep fighting issues which leaves the rest of his teammates beaten up and unrested every morning starts the Titan on a dark path as she continues using spells to fix various annoying habits of Raven’s other teammates (after fixing it so the team leader can’t ever go to sleep without being attacked by demons).

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Teen Titans Go! #1

by Alan Rapp on December 23, 2013

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Teen Titans Go! #1Given the success of the Cartoon Network show I’m surprised it’s taken this look for DC to put out a Teen Titans Go! monthly comic. In the spirit of the animated series (and allowing DC to release each half issue as a separate digital comic), the new series features two stories set in the Titans Tower. Fans of the cartoon should enjoy the comics’ wacky antics as well.

The first story from writer Sholly Fisch and artist Ben Bates features an investigation into who is stealing Cyborg‘s sandwiches from the Titans refrigerator. Although Robin‘s investigative methods don’t turn up anything, the discovery of Raven‘s demonic pizza monster answers several questions.

The back-up story from writer Merrill Hagan and Jorge Corona plays on Robin’s obsessively-compulsive natures as the Boy Wonder and Beast Boy get into a bet while playing miniature golf. As often happens in the cartoon, the situation gets far out of control and gets the Titans banned from the golf course for life. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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