Sunday, April 19, 2009

Titans #12

This is part 1 of the Deathtrap crossover.

-We learn right off the bat that Jericho has left Cyborg's body after he knocked out Beast Boy.

-After leaving Cyborg and Beast Boy, Jericho possesses a police officer and heads to a spot in Central Park, where he is overlooking... Some kind of building. What this building is or why it's important is never really explained.

-We find out that Jericho is being driven insane by some of the more powerful minds he's come in contact with over the years. One of the more vocal voices is that of his father, Deathstroke the Terminator. Deathstroke derides Jericho non-stop, until Jericho decides that the only way he can silence Deathstroke's voice is by killing him.

-The Teen Titans get in touch with the Titans and tell them what Cyborg/Jericho did to them in "Teen Titans" Annual #1. The Teen Titans then begin to make their way east in order to meet with the Titans to decide what the next step should be.

-Cyborg realizes that Vigilante is still looking for Jericho and that Vigilante is under the idea that Cyborg is still possessed by Jericho. The Titans stage a battle against Cyborg in order to draw Vigilante to them. The Titans figure that Vigilante may have some information that could be useful in their search for Jericho.

-The Titans plan works, but unfortunately Vigilante gets the slip on them and proceeds to blow Cyborg's brains out... Oops!

First off, what happened to Judd Winick? I though he was the writer of this series... I guess not. Sean McKeever wrote this issue and he'll also write the Teen Titans issues of this crossover, while Marv Wolfman will be responsible for writing the Vigilante portions of this crossover. This was a decent start to this crossover, it really wasn't anything spectacular, but it was good enough to have me interested in finding out what will happen next.

I STILL hate the fact that Jericho is the villain here, but what can you do? Jericho just doesn't seem like a villain to me... I didn't buy evil Jericho back in the old "New Titans" series, and I don't buy it now. He's just too nice a guy for me to consider evil! I'm still waiting for Ravager and Deathstroke to show up, especially Deathstroke, because, in case you haven't guessed, I am a BIG Deathstroke fan.

For a score, I'll give this comic an 8 out of 10. This comic basically did all the things it had to, show us who the villain was(Jericho), get all of the players involved(the Teen Titans, the Titans and Vigilante), as well as leaving us with a good cliffhanger(Cyborg getting blown away). I know I'll be looking forward to the next issue of Vigilante(where part 2 will be)in order to find out what happens next.

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