Teen Titans Go! digital-issue #41 review

The Titans have fallen before that wretched foe.  The one we all fear.  The one that, inevitably, will come for us all.

I’m speaking, of course, of…

Code violations and exorbitant household repairs.

Yes, even after saving Jump City yet again, the Titans are still susceptible to the most mundane, frustrating realities of everyday life.  I mean, who among us hasn’t left a veggie pizza in the oven while we went out and fought our greatest foes?  Show me that man and I’ll show you a liar.

So, with the Titans homeless for 90 days, they set out to find new shelter.

It goes about as well as you’d expect.

No matter where they go, the Titans (naturally) find some way to mess up their new accommodations.  Be it flooding a hotel room and having Batman cut off Robin’s line of credit to ransacking the Fortress of Solitude, the Titans just can’t catch a break.  Ivan Cohen’s script is light and easy to read, and while most of the story is pretty standard fare, the final page punchline had me laughing out loud.

The true star is Erich Owen’s art.  It is absolutely fantastic, with well-structured background, diverse characters, and vibrant coloring.  It’s like looking at animation cels, it’s that good.

His attention to detail is stellar, even down to the smallest things like Cyborg and Beast Boy’s charred pizza box.  He’s more than game with his DC Comics references, too, going so far as to throw in a surprise cameo from B’wana Beast of all people.

So there you go, Mike Maxwell fans.

This comic won’t change your life or anything, but it’s still a solid, fun read.  Give it a shot, read it with your kids, and just laugh at all the silliness and surprising wit contained within.

Recommended if:

  • You like the cartoon.
  • You want a surprisingly funny all-ages comic to read for a buck.

Overall: Vibrantly illustrated and capped off with a great punchline, this chapter ends up being a winner.  It’s great for all-ages, and it’s funny without being as juvenile as the show can get.  And, hey B’wana Beast, right?  That guys powers are weird.

SCORE: 7.5/10