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Teen Titans Go! – Thanksgetting

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2017

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – Thanksgetting
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Teen Titans Go! - Thanksgetting television review

When his teammates rebel against the traditions of Thanksgiving and attempt to start a new holiday known as Thanksgetting (complete with costumes, bizarre decorations, presents, and not being thankful for anything), it leads to an attack on Titans Tower by the Thanksgiving Turkey. “Thanksgetting” is a bizarre episode that, as usual, focuses on the odd antics of the group, Robin (Scott Menville) taking offense to his team’s opinions and actions, Starfire (Hynden Walch) in a ridiculously-cute cat costume, and one hell of a creepy Frankensteinish Turducken to close out yet another holiday Titans-style. Honestly, I could have done with that last part.

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Teen Titans #13

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2017

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Teen Titans #13 comic reviewWhile the rest of the Teen Titans go in search for Kid Flash to offer him a spot back on the team, against Damian‘s wishes, the Boy Wonder goes on his own search for a new member to fill the slot vacated when Kid Flash betrayed the Teen Titans and aligned himself with Deathstroke.

The Kid Flash-half of the story shows us that Wallace is still a bit lost and could certainly use the support of a team like the Titans, but despite Damian’s flippant remark about how Starfire should try and lead the time I doubt there’s any change in the Titans being able to meet Kid Flash’s price for returning and get Damain to apologize for kicking Kid Flash off the team.

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Teen Titans #11

by Alan Rapp on August 29, 2017

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Teen Titans #11 comic reviewKaldur’ahm‘s underwater father-son bonding with Black Manta doesn’t go quite according to plan when the super-villain uses the boy to retrieve a weapon to make Black Manta the most powerful super-villain of the seas. Thankfully the Titans arrive in time to offers some back-up and give their friend the encouragement he needs to stand-up to his father and become the new Aqualad.

While not my favorite Teen Titan, Teen Titans #11 works well enough to center the story around the birth of a hero. Choosing his friends over his power-mad father, Aqualad earns his new moniker and spot on the team.

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Teen Titans #1

by Alan Rapp on October 31, 2016

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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

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  • 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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