Teen Titans: Year One #5 (of 6) (DC / Wolfram / Kerschl / LaPointe)
“Continuing the origin of the team, Wonder Girl and Speedy go out on a first date that ends in tragedy!!”
The date isn’t the only thing that ends in tragedy. This book has gone from a cool first issue to some lame soap opera like storytelling. Amy Wolfram is gone the route of showing the more interpersonal relationships between the first Titans than actually have them fight evil. Oh sure, there is some action in the book. The major crisis is when Speedy borrows Green Arrow’s car and it gets stolen and Speedy and his date, Wonder Girl, have to get it back. Really? This is the follow up to last month “TV appearance gone wrong” issue. I guess I’m just expecting more from DC’s major teen team books.
The bright shining light of this issue is the art team of Karl Kerschl, Serge LaPointe, and John Rauch. They shine with their stylistic take on the modern teen. They combine their bright colors to create characters that are the perfect mix of superhero and teen awkwardness. I enjoyed every bit of the art in this series.
Grade: C- (saved by the great art)