Thursday, October 28, 2010

Green Arrow #5 And Teen Titans #88 Reviews

Writer: J.T. Krul
Pencils: Diogenes Neves
Inks: Vicente Cifuentes
Colors: Ulises Arreola
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover: Mauro Cascioli
Editor: Adam Schlagman

The Story is a simple one. Starting with a very detailed battle that we left off on in issue #4. A casualty is the result of the battle as Ollie tries to save the man's life by dipping him in the lake that he was placed in when he died. This didn't work and a group of zombies, one notable being Ollie's dad, come racing to the forest to kill Ollie and Galahad. The issue is mostly how Ollie reacts when face to face with his dead father telling him what a failure he is. It was a damn good issue, and got even more interesting when the White Lantern tree in the forest lights up and Ollie uses the wood from the tree to shoot the zombies. Highly recommended one shot story, Little backstory is needed to enjoy this one, and that's the way I like it. 

Writer: J.T. Krul
Pencils: Nicola Scott
Ink: Doug Hazlewood
Colors: Jason Wright
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Editor: Rachel Gluckstern
Cover: Scott & Hazlewood with Wright

Lets be honest: The Teen Titans have SUCKED the last couple of years. In comes J.T. Krul to take on the task no other creative team has wanted to do. And he. Kicks. Ass. Zombies are taking over the streets of San Fransisco and Ravager, Wondergirl, Beast Boy, Kid Flash, and Superboy are out on patrol taking them down. This is basically set up to show who the team is, and to start the new arc of this book. A student is talked into an experiment by his teacher, the guy who created the zombies to begin with, and Cass questions her ability to lead the Titans, and knows that she'll never be Dick Grayson or Tim Drake. The climax of the story comes when the alarm is tripped, everyone comes running down claiming an intruder entered to stand in front of Batman (Dick Grayson, formerly Nightwing, Robin, and founder of the Teen Titans) with Damian (Bruce's son, current Robin) where Dick makes the comment that he's not an intruder, and that Damian would be joining them. This is the best Titans story I read since the first trade. I HIGHLY recommend it, and J.T. Krul is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. If you dropped Teen Titans, pick it up again. This is shaping up to be DC's best team book. 

I still got lots of books to read/review/discuss. So, Until next time, I'm ComicBookGuyMark87, this is my blog, I'll be back soon with a review of some of the new books I got, and I need to finish my reviews of the trades I currently have.

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