Teen Titans Go! Digital Issue #24: “Opposite Day!”

Written by Sholly Fisch

Illustrated and Inked by Dario Brizuela

Colored by Jeremy Lawson

Lettered by Wes Abbott

It’s opposite day in Jump City.

…err, it’s not opposite day.

……

It’s the same day.

 

……….

 

GUH.  It’s like talking to Bizarro.

Addressing the fallacy early on.
Addressing the fallacy early on.

Anyway, the Titans decide to celebrate opposite day, so everyone starts doing some cuh-razy stuff.  Like Robin wearing his socks on opposite feet.

It’s a lot funnier than it sounds, I promise.

This book is usually pretty thin on plot, and this issue is no exception, but it’s actually really, really funny.  Sholly Fisch is a national treasure, and I mean that.

Though I'm not sure if that's appropriate or not. Anyone speak Tamaranean?
Though I’m not sure if that’s appropriate or not. Anyone speak Tamaranean?

There are sight gags galore, thanks to Dario Brizuela’s spot-on pencils, and pretty much every joke lands spectacularly well.

What could have easily been nothing more than a rejected TV script idea takes a turn for the absurd when the Titans accidentally open up a rift between their universe and the Anti-matter universe.  As one does.

It's true: they are always saying that.
It’s true: they are always saying that.

Predictably, this leads to their anti-matter opposites coming through the rift.  These Anti-Titans (counting off for not calling them “Antitans) are indeed exact opposite of our own: Robin is lazy, Beast Boy is a genius, Starfire is pretty much Raven, Raven is pretty much Starfire, and Cyborg is half-robot and half-man, not the other way around.

It’s an important distinction, I assure you.

Possibly the biggest laugh comes on the last page, which I won’t spoil for you, but it’s not for nothing that Robin didn’t want anyone to high-five their doppelgangers.

Sholly, you’ve done what every previous Crisis has wished it could do, and you did it hilariously.

Recommended if:

  • You like the Teen Titans Go! TV show.
  • You want a funny, all ages appropriate book.
  • You like your humor dumb, nonsensical, and bizarre.

Overall: Far and away the strongest chapter of this book in recent months, it’s well worth picking up the print issue with the also pretty great previous digital installment.  It’s goofy, it’s kind of dumb, and there are absolutely no consequences for anything that happens, but it’s fun and that’s all part of the charm.

SCORE: 8.5/10