amlah6 wrote:Not having read a many Titans books over the years, I thought Henderson made a decent attempt at introducing the various characters. She may have gone a bit overboard on Bombshell and Beast Boy however as they were annoying to the point of being distracting from what little story there was. I'm sure there's probably stuff going on here that means something to Titans fans, but as a relative n00b there wasn't a lot to draw me in. Overall, this didn't seem to flow all that well. Dialog often felt disjointed and unnatural, especially the last 8-10 pages. It wasn't all bad though. Wonder Girl's portrayal as a leader who was unsure of herself seemed pretty well done, but this was probably the first comic I've read with her where she wasn't spending most of her time crying about dead Superboy so maybe I just liked that this was something different.
I've never really liked Bennett, but the art in this helped the comic a lot. It was actually easier to follow what was going on by looking at the art than it was by reading the balloons/captions. The last splash page with the monster thing was pretty sweet, if the comic had been better maybe I would be interested in seeing more of that.
It seemed pretty damn weird to get an introduction story in the main part of the comic only to come to the backup and find out that it's part four of an ongoing serial. What was there seemed decent enough, a bit by the numbers maybe, but decent.
I am absolutely astonished that you did not love this Teen Titans/Ubu Bubu crossover. Too bad they didn't get Smart to write it, then it would have been funny and worth the time.
I also agree that the Back up which is the fourth part of a story not only seems better executed but is actually more accessible than the main story.
To be honest I haven't written for BF in a week and have not logged on this week, so I will be writing this up this evening and offering to them if not taken. As much as I thought that it would be a non issue this week as I figured it would pretty much be a throw away review, I find that I actually have something meaningful and important to say about this book.
I will score now though.
Main Story - 3
Main Art - 6
Main Overall - 4.5
Back Up Story - 5
Back Up Art - 6
Back Up Overall - 5.5
Overall (counting the main story as two scores of the same level and presented as an average of the three) - 4.83