First, I should start off by saying that I have been waiting for Titans to pick back up as soon as it was announced. When I was younger, I lived and breathed Titans (specifically Nightwing and Wally’s Flash). I loved the comics, I loved the show, and I have continued to love the characters even after the team disbanded and they went their separate ways. So my expectations for this title were pretty high…
As I dove into Titans #1, I noticed two things right away. First, it gives readers what they want right up front, and that is some quality Wally West time now that he is back in the DCU! Secondly, the layouts look fantastic. Rapmund and Booth really strike readers visually with their layouts in this issue, and it is just as easy to follow as it is pleasing to the eye.
Abnett puts readers in an interesting place. He rewinds Wally’s timeline just a bit as well as the timeline of his true love, Linda Park. Wally needs to piece his timeline back together and remind the world, his love, and his friends who he really is! With the help of Lillith and the Titans, he hopes to make it all happen! As Lillith reaches deeper into Wally’s memory hoping to recover something, she finds that an old foe has taken up arms once again, and it is up to the Titans to stop him once more!
This issue takes a good step in the right direction. It shows us that Wally is now back as an important member of the Titans, it sets up a larger arc in attempting to give Wally his life back, and it also rewinds his clock without making him a “teen” titan. Overall, the issue was well written. The dialogue is believable for every character. Furthermore, it reintroduces an old Titan foe we love to hate, and it excites me to see where this series is going!
Review by Alex Mitts