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Hijinks ensue as Beast Boy gains a new power: the ability to smell the future.

…wait, what?

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Huh.  So I did read it right.  Alrighty.

This story is so, so goofy, and at first I thought it would be a mild diversion at best.  The concept is dumb and kind of a throwaway, one-joke idea, and the first few pages are pretty rough.

But.

BUT.

Beast Boy sniffs out the apocalypse.

Which ends up involving Trigon.

Who is going through a midlife crisis.

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Now this is the type of silliness I can get behind.  Seeing this powerful creature try to be cool and hip with the younger crowd is just ridiculous.  Of course he owns a timeshare.

After the surprisingly excellent twoparter in the previous two installments, I honestly thought this series was finished.  I mean, it was a pretty perfect send-off so it made sense.  Now that it’s back and decidedly not finished, I thought this would be a bit of filler.  And, well, it kind of is, but it’s at least enjoyable filler.

I think most of that comes down to the concept itself instead of the execution.  There are some funny lines here and there, but also some groaners.  The visual style is perfectly acceptable, but nothing outstanding.  So while the parts are perfectly fine, the sum is… perfectly fine, but enjoyably so.

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Really, there isn’t an awful lot left to say.  The ending is actually kind of touching, and after a shaky start the story finds a groove and is good for some laughs.  For a perfectly acceptable good time, you can do worse than spending a buck on this.

Recommended if:

  • You like Teen Titans Go!
  • You have kids you want to enjoy a comic with.

Overall: Extremely silly and, at times, genuinely funny.  The weird concept of “smelling the future” took a hard left turn into “Raven’s dad is having another midlife crisis because he’s powerful and ageless and he just kind of goes through phases because sometimes you just need to feel young again” and was all the better for it.  I laughed.  Several times.  Sometimes, that’s all the recommendation you need.

SCORE: 7/10