Teen Titans: Year One #2 ( DC / Wolfram / Kerschl / LaPointe)
” The origin story of the Teen Titans continues as the focus falls on Aqualad, who must overcome his many phobias and get help above the waves when Aquaman goes rogue! Things aren’t any better on land, as both Kid Flash and Speedy must confront the madness of the Flash and Green Arrow.”
Cool art and great writing continue in this updated retelling of comics premiere teen team. Seeing Aquaman go rogue wasn’t all that surprising, he’s been a dink for the past 20 years. Seeing him speak harshly to Aqualad wasn’t near as shocking as seeing Batman smack the crap out of Robin. Despite not being as physically harsh or out of character, readers do feel really bad for Aqualad. He’s like the fragile high school student looking for his mentors approval and is rejected. The scene with Green Arrow and Speedy is less emotional and more action oriented. The interaction with Flash and Kid Flash is only a page long and didn’t seem to matter too much. Finally, we get the appearance of Wonder Girl as more founding members of the Teen Titans start to come together.