Finished this one up yesterday and overall it was a decent story.
One thing I do want to mention first is that I like how this and other recent works by DC do stories that relate to other media. I remember the early days when Marvel movies were starting to get successful and how they would somewhat callously try to appeal to moviegoers. Spider-Man 3 comes out, and suddenly Peter’s back to wearing his black costume for…strange reasons. Captain America: Civil War comes out, so the comics have to do a Civil War 2.
This method I think is better – you got a lot of characters from season 3 of Titans, but instead of regurgitating the same plot, they invoke the comics in such a way that explains their dynamic and feels true to what we would normally see in the comics.
Anyway, good moves in terms of “baby’s first comic” aside, I also thought the plot was solid, I liked the gradual escalation and it kept things interesting. The focus on characters like Starfire, Jason and Conner were well done, and I liked some of the deep cuts they added in there – I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve actually cared about Lady Vic as a character. Art was also solid – very house style, but looks good and still had some good storytelling.
Sam Raimi would say it was due to being overridden by producers and what they wanted in the movie.
I loved Civil War (the comic; the movie was pretty good too, but I prefer Winter Soldier out of the solo Cap joints), but I’ve yet to read Civil War 2. What If?: Civil War was pretty good, though.
Agreed. Titans United did enough to satisfy the “I like what’s on-screen, so let’s see what’s on the page.” element, while also being its own thing, so that if someone wasn’t watching season 3, they could still come to the comic and enjoy it on its own merits, just fine.