Well, so far this week has been a great comic reading week for me... The only thing is that I've only read Marvel comic books this week... Now I'll be switching over to the DC side of the fence... Let's see if DC can continue the streak of good comic books with this, the final issue of Teen Titans.
Teen Titans #100:
Summary: The Teen Titans(all of the ones who are still alive) take on Superboy Prime's Legion of Doom(which is apparently what they're being called now) as we begin the final issue of the series. The Legion is woefully outmatched, and are taken down by the Titans superior teamwork until only Prime and his three imperfect Superboy clones remain. Superboy tells Ravager to head to his room and find a box inside that would take care of the Superclones, and upon arriving in SB's room, Ravager finds a Kryptonite dagger. Ravager kills one of the Superclones, before handing the dagger off to Robin, who, with the help of the rest of the Titans, kills the remaining Superclones. With the Legion down, and the clones dead, that simply leaves Prime. The Titans attack Prime in force, pummeling him until he's finally unconscious. But that leaves a dilemma... Whenever Prime has been defeated, he's always come back to wreak further havoc, so the question becomes, what should the Titans do with him? Ravager and Robin want to kill him(because they're awesome), but Titans don't kill and all that jazz. SB figures that Prime would simply break out of any conventional jail, and the Phantom Zone isn't the answer, with how many criminals escape from there, so SB and Supergirl take Prime to the one place they were pretty sure not even he could escape... The Source Wall(!). With Prime taken care of once and for all, the Titans head home, do the team bonding thing, and strike a pose to end this series.
Thoughts: If I had a complaint here, it would be that the battle between Prime's villains and the Teen Titans was pretty anti-climatic. Within the first couple of pages, Prime's forces, (with the exception of the SB clones) had all been handily defeated. I was also kind of bothered that the Titans were so quick to murder the SB clones... I mean sure, they're clones and all, but hell, so is Superboy himself! JT Krul repeatedly stated throughout this storyline that the SB clones were imperfect copies, but so what? Maybe they could have learned and grown. I mean hell, if the Titans had no qualms with killing the clones, what was the big deal about offing Prime? Sure he CLAIMS to be from an alternate dimension, but how can they be sure HE isn't a clone, and as such deserves to be killed as well. Funky clone moral dilemmas aside, I thought this issue did a good job wrapping up this storyline. We got Prime battling against the Titans(which is something a few fellow fans had complained there wasn't enough of in the comics leading up to this issue), along with some little closure scenes at the end between Ravager/Superboy and Raven/Beast Boy(although I could care less about those two losers). I am a bit miffed at the cover price($5?! Really?!), but what can ya do? While not a perfect comic, this was a nice little issue for the Teen Titans to end on.
Score: 8 out of 10.It's too bad we'll never get that Damian/Ravager romance I was always hoping for down the road now...