Teen Titans: Year One - #3 (of 6)
Synopsis: Wonder Girl flies to the UN where she sees Wonder Woman fighting UN Peacekeepers. She saves them but is confused and seeks the help of Robin, Aqualad, Speedy and Kid Flash. She cries.. alot.
Robin determines that they must team up to stop their mentors who have now gone bad. He assigns them to take on the mentors that aren't related to each teen hero in order to take away the advantage the adult heroes have which is that they know their sidekicks well.
Robin and Aqualad and Kid Flash take out Wonder Woman. Wonder Girl and Speed take out The Flash. Robin, Flash and Speedy defeat Aquaman and Wonder Girl and Aqualad capture Green Arrow. xD
They meet in the old JLA headquarters where a noncorporeal being called Antithesis appears and tells them that they've weakened him by defeating the heroes under his control but he will still destroy them. Batman appears and beats up the young heroes, but Robin manages to talk him down, telling him that he's becoming what he hates: a criminal. Batman snaps out of it and Antithesis fades away swearing revenge.
They free the heroes and there are hugs all around :D Kid Flash wonders what they should name their new team and Wonder Girl suggests they name themselves after the Titans of Greek mythology. Aqualad adds in "Teen" and the Teen Titans are born! :o
However, Batman drags Robin away from them to continue on with his duties as sidekick. D:
Review: I would have thought there'd be more to the Titans learning to be a team and having to struggle to defeat their mentors. :o That was rly.. fast :o It was just like "let's beat them up!" then they do! >_>
Donna cries a lot :o I dun mean frequently. Just like... water gushes all over the place :o Is that.. normal for her? XD I guess this is in keeping with her char from the original stories tho that she was a very stereotypical girly girl? :\ I dunno I never read them XD It's just what I hear :o
Antithesis seems boring. And I think there's an error in the dialogue involving him too. :o When Batman approaches a downed Robin, Antithesis speaks thru him and says "The most evil the JLA commits, the stronger I become."
"The MOST evil?" He means "The MORE evil" right? o_O I wonder if that was intentional and Antithesis just can't speak english or something XD or an error that slipped past the editors. o.o
I like that Robin talked Batman down and used Batman's willpower and righteousness to beat Antithesis' control :D I was just expecting a little more in the take down of the OTHER heroes. Is Superman under Antithesis' control too or just coincidentally the mentors of the Titans? Cuz that would be bad if Antithesis had Superman :(
Also the "let's be the Titans!" thing is.. I dunno.. very pat. xD It's just like "let's get from A to B" and they do. From the first couple of issues I had been expecting a lot more characterization and character moments, maybe more development of the characters as they are forced to defeat the world's greatest heroes. Instead there's not a lot of that and it's mostly things happening but we dun even get to rly see them happening :(
So that was dissapointing to me :\ Maybe it's cuz this story has been told before and this is just a re-telling, but it would be nice for more modern Titans fans who aren't familiar with the original story (like me! xD) to get a little more :D
The art is rly cute tho and I think it rly livens up the book and makes it more fun to read and enjoy :) I guess we'll see where the final 3 issues go XD I just kinda was hoping for a little more for this issue since they were fighting their mentors. :o
Angelwings Rating: 2.5 crying Donnas out of 5 funny speaking Antithesises
Recommendation: Maybe pick it up if you're following the series or a fan of the original Titans, but I wouldn't recommend it to readers that aren't invested in either the TT or this mini :\