Titans is out! And I’ve given people a chance to watch it! For those who don’t know what Connected Content is, we are a book club that is focused on combining source material with DC’s Original Content. The first part was Titans #1-6 and Titans Ep. 1.
My review of Titans:
Though not bad, Titans never impresses and instead feels kind of flat. For one, Titans focuses on the characters individual stories and neither character is all that strong by themselves. The highlight of episode 1 is the ending where Raven cries while dick holds her. But otherwise everything feels kind of stale. Raven can’t trust anyone, Dick isn’t getting along with his partner, Starfire doesn’t know anything, and Beast Boy doesn’t appear until the end. Raven is being acted decently, though I’m not entirely convinced, DC seems to be trying to find a semi realistic approach to Ravens darkness similar to that of The New Teen Titans #4-5 where Raven realizes why she was cast out. However the difference is Raven has no idea why there is darkness inside of her and TNTT’s Raven knows. Raven’s adoptive mom’s appearance might be the most complex character is Titans so far. She seems to care about here child but also worry about her safety. This nuanced connection quickly disappears instead being a plot catalyst. This is most of my problem with Titans: the good moments leave too quickly. Whether it’s Dick and Raven, Raven and her mom, or Beast Boy’s short appearance, Titans can’t seem find the right pacing. However credit given where credit is due there were a couple of funny moments, what Titans needs to do now is adapt and lean a little more into the dark humor. My last thought was the f*** Batman moment felt weird and forced.
What moments from Titans reminded you of TNTT #1-6?
Did you like Raven’s mom?
Did the name Kovar Konstetean not make you a little giddy? (Horrible spelling)
Does Raven feel too guided by fate?
More or less so than TNTT?
For Thursday, read TNTT#7-20 (Leaves Monday. Yeah i know… ) or Hawk and Dove (1988) #1-6.
I will review both.
What are your thoughts? Let me know below!