Written by Scott Lobdell, Art & Cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Tim Drake, Batman’s former sidekick, is back in action when an international organization seeks to capture, kill or co-opt super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he’s going to have to team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and the hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash to stand any chance at all against a living, breathing weapon with roots in another world! They – along with a few other tortured teen heroes – will be the Teen Titans in this new series from writer Scott Lobdell (WILDC.A.T.S, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Brett Booth (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!
Bias: I’m rather excited about this title. I’m curious to see how the global conspiracy kidnapping super powered kids fits in to the DCnU. Unfortunately, Red Hood and the Outlaws has dimmed my enthusiasm somewhat, as both titles looked pretty and have the same writer. Hopefully he does a better job here than in that title.
What I liked: The artwork was great – a lot more refined than the previews indicated it would be. The story begins with Red Robins investigation already underway – but this allows the story to get right to the meat of starting to gather the team together, which is a definite plus. Mostly, this was an introduction to some of the core characters, and to show us that there’s a bad guy organization tracking down the teen heroes.
What I disliked: I’m getting old. I know this because this comic felt like a teenie-bopper, shown-on-the-CW action TV show. In other words, it was well done, but was decidedly not my thing.
Verdict: I’m dropping this title.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.