Monday, December 21, 2009

A Quick Look at Teen Titans #77

Writer: J. T. Krul. Pencils: Joe Bennett.

What Happened: Deathstorke the Terminator is reading through the journal of his old, deceased friend, Wintergreen, reminiscing about times past. Upon taking a look out his window, Deathstroke is attacked by his daughter, Ravager(Rose Wilson). Deathstroke and Rose have a good old fashioned brawl, which ends when Deathstroke's oldest(and deadest)son, Grant Wilson(the first Ravager)shows up as an angry Black Lantern. BL Grant attacks Deathstroke while Rose stands by dumbfounded as to what to do. Should she help her hated father, or help the zombie brother she never knew. In the end, Rose lends a hand to Deathstroke and attacks BL Grant. Rose and BL Grant wind up brawling into the next room, while Deathstroke tries to clear the cobwebs. Before Deathstroke can go after his offspring, BL Wintergreen and BL Adeline(Deathstroke's dead wife)approach Deathstroke and tell him that he should just allow them to kill him, since that is the only way he'll ever truly be able to protect Rose from the bad luck that always seems to strike down everybody Deathstroke loves. In the next room, Rose and BL Grant continue their brawl, which finally ends when Rose lights the room on fire. This issue concludes with Rose's other brother, Jericho, emerging from Grant's flames... Wha?!?

What I Thought: Well, I can say with 100% certainty that I DID NOT expect this comic to end the way it did... Wow, Jericho? Really!?! I guess BL Grant must have tried to attack Jericho before he went after Deathstroke and Rose, and during that battle Jericho must have jumped into BL Grant's body. What other explanation is there? Of course that doesn't explain how/why Jericho's eyes were back, but either I missed the explanation for that one, it was never explained and will be explained next issue, or I'm not supposed to remember the fact that Vigilante poked Jericho's eyes out... Whatever the answer is, I'm just glad to see Jericho again, although I am a bit disheartened to see that he is still crazy. As a big fan of Deathstroke, I really enjoyed this comic. The more Deathstroke(and family)I get, the happier I am. This is another Blackest Night x-over that has me eagerly anticipating the next issue.

Score: 8 1/2 out of 10.Well, I didn't see that one coming at all...


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  2. I read this episode right after we had our big Jericho conversation and wanted to tell you SO bad but I couldn't. I know it surprised the hell outta me though, can;t wait for the next issue.

  3. Yeah, once I put this issue down, I thought, "Oh, THIS must have been what Jason wanted to talk about!"

    Most of the Blackest Night x-over titles have been surprisingly solid. Usually the x-over stuff hurts a series, but the BN stuff has really enhanced a lot of books.

  4. Yeah, the BN Crossovers have been pretty good, especially with Booster, Titans, how well Terra was written in Outsiders, and those BN Batman and Superman issues. I'm glad the other writers have been able to keep up the good writing like Geoff has in the main issues.