Teen Titans #17
As exciting as the post-Metal No Justice plans sound, the downside is Teen Titans feels like it’s in a bit of a holding pattern.
In what’s presumably his final arc before moving on to Nightwing, writer Benjamin Percy serves up an easily digestible story.
The team is recovering from the last string of attacks and events while Beast Boy deals with abandonment issues. Just as he seems to spiral into a darker place, Gar meets a young girl who wants his help. But what’s her connection to the team’s latest incident?
Scott Eaton’s (Aquaman) art is his typical non-flashy, but flawless work. Eaton isn’t going to provide a lot of sizzle, yet it’s a fair trade off for the quality. Jim Charalampidis’ color work is solid. Like Eaton, his pages don’t pack the biggest visual punch, but there’s nothing wrong with them.
The real shame of this issue is how it appears Percy is finally comfortable with the team just in time for the book’s hiatus/cancellation. The team banter came off great here and was the element Percy hasn’t brought to the title enough earlier.
Teen Titans settles into its cool down, low consequences phase. That shouldn’t run off fans who’ve stuck with the book as this looks to be an enjoyable curtain call.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10