Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Titans #6 Preview

Julian Lopez has posted a preview to Titans #6 - pencils with finished pages on his blog. The art is very nice! They should snatch up Lopez as ongoing artist. It's dynamic, it's great storytelling, the characters look great. Lopez' Evil Raven looks awesome.

The story? ehhh.... this issue is my make-or-break

"She's Gone All Wicked Witch of the West" ?

maybe Winick can write for SMALLVILLE.


  • At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    art amazing.
    dialogue not so much

  • At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Guy Alice said…

    Concur. Raven looks awesome, but this plot thread has been overdone to death.

  • At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Mike said…

    Raven looks great in this. Donna and Kori not so much. But art aside, the story is so tired. Maybe this era of the Titans should be put to rest. Incorporate characters like Cyborg and Donna Troy into the Justice League, give Beast Boy his own team that isn't Titans or Doom Patrol specific. Just something different. Let the Teen Titans be THE Titans team, and let these guys move on. As much as DC has tried (and tried and tried)the magic that was New Teen Titans can't be recaptured. Nor should they try. But that doesn't mean there isn't still some great stories to be told with these characters.

  • At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Brian said…

    I don't know. I mean, I know I'm in the minority here, but I don't think Titans has been THAT bad, plot-wise. I mean, it's certainly not the best comic I've ever read, but it's nowhere near the worst either. I do agree that the book really needs a steady artist.

  • At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Phil Watts, Jr. said…

    Did any of you catch the snafu at the end?


    One word, Winick: PROOFREAD!

  • At 5:31 AM, Anonymous Reflex said…

    Phil -

    Your definatly in the minority on that. Yes, it has been *that* bad. As far as I am concerned, Winnick and Devin Greyson need to stay as far away as humanly possible from the Titans. This issue sucked as the previous five have.

    And I'm not nearly so keen on the art. Yes Raven looked good. The rest of the team did not.

  • At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Redbird03 said…

    I noticed that too Phil. I was very confused by this.

    I REALLY hate to say it, but this story kinda sucks. Raven going evil is the equivalent of Jean Grey in the X-Men dying and becoming Phoenix. It happens so often no one cares or is surprised by it. I want something new.

    And are they going to settle on an artist? Because this book gets a new one after every other issue.

    Also, is it just me or are there too many unanswered questions in this series?

    1. How did Raven's father come back from the dead?
    2. Are Wally and Roy members of both the Titans and JLA or what?
    3. Is Beast Boy still leading the Doom Patrol?
    4. How is Jericho being a hero in control of Match in Titans, and then the villain trying to kill presidential candidates in that election comic for DC?
    5. Does Donna Troy still have her powers from when she was a Goddess?
    6. What happened to the other Titans who were being attacked?
    7. Which Titans Tower are they living at now? The New York branch or the one in San Francisco?

    I keep waiting for these answers, but they never seem to offer them up.

  • At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Here's the big question. Why people who don't like the book continue to buy and complain about it. If you don't like it, drop it and move on to something else.

  • At 10:57 PM, Blogger McK said…

    One word, Winick: PROOFREAD!

    Don't just blame Winick, blame the editors. They should pick up on that kind of thing.

    The best "Titans" issue to come out this week was Flash #245. There's some great Titans flashback scenes, especially one with Raven where Wally comes out and asks "Gar? Really?"

    As for the actual Titans series... I've learned long ago not to buy anything with Judd Winick's name on it, so I don't. Every team book he puts out consists entirely of the same "in-team drama" or "betrayal" over and over again. I'm surprised his characters get any actual hero-ing done.

  • At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Mike Lepp said…

    You know, this is really stupid. Not the issue, but you guys complaining about this. I'm really enjoying this series AND I enjoyed Grayson's run alot, too! I'm not seeing what's so wrong about this series other than the fact that you guys have some vendetta against Winnick (who is a writer who's work I enjoy). I will say this, TEEN Titans sucks right now. But this series is pretty damn enjoyable.

  • At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Redbird said…

    I always laugh heartily at people incorrect assumptions that just because we know know what's going on in a weak comic book, that we're actually BUYING the book. I'm pretty sure most of us go to our comic book stores and flip through an issue of Titans with the hope that maybe they have a better story or art style. We read enough to know that book is still terrible and put it back.

    "Anonymous", the thing is, most of us don't buy the book. But we do keep glancing at it occasionally because we all love these characters and that maybe the story will be decent.

    And Mike, you shouldn't assume that we all have a vendetta against Winnick. That's an unfair and generalized assumption. I think some of his work as been really good in the past. But his work in Titans is cliche and lacking much in terms of anything new for the characters. We have yet another evil Raven plot followed by yet another betrayal plot. We've seen these stories before.

    All writers have hit and misses. This for many people is a miss. Its nothing against the writer's overall work, but rather this particular story. And I agree that Teen Titans isn't much better. The constant team shifts alone is annoying, much less the plots.

  • At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey redbird,
    I alwasy laugh at people for laughing at me for assuming I'm stupid.
    So, "most" of the people who are ragging on the book don't buy it? Where did you get this info. Is it what you do and 'assume' other people, who are not you, do this as well?
    I'm so glad real reviewers don't give their opinons on things they haven't actually taken time to read and consider, instead, deciding to "flip through" it in a few seconds - any more time and I would have to "assume" that the fat comic book guy behind the counter would inform you that he isn't running a public library and either buy it and put it down as my favorite fat comic book guy did to me as I 'flipped through" his comics, degrading their value as I did so, and "deciding if I wanted to buy it" or not...aaaand, if you really don't like the book, why do you even "flip through" it in the first place? Once I decide a book has gotten lame, I don't even flip through it...and I certainly don't flip through it and then go on a webpage about the book to tell other people how lame it is. I ignore it. I don't look at it. I don't flip through it. I don't talk about it.


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