Sunday, November 23, 2008

Titans #1



Not the Teen Titans, but at the same maturity level.


Yeah, I've pretty much abandoned the idea of the Atop the Fourth Wall book. No guarantee of sales... plus I do get money every time you guys view these (more from Blip than Revver), so watch to your hearts' content!

Blip:


(Revver version up ASAP)


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I hate Donna's new costume too.

Nate Winchester said...

So that means you're going to give us a DVD now?

Christopher said...

This made me nostalgic, and not in a good way.

When I was a very little kid, I mean single digits, Crossover events were really big in mainstream comics.

And so what would happen is I'd buy Spider-Man issue 292 or something, and it'd be the beginning of some big storyline, and leave Spidey in some terrible position.

Then, the next time we were at the store, I'd buy Spider-Man 293, thinking that of course the next issue is going to continue the storyline, only to find out that a whole new storyline was going on and the story from the previous issue had been continued in West Coast Adventures.

And since I was really little, I never really figured it out, and kept making the same mistake of thing sequential issues of the same book would be related in some way.

Also, apparently nothing ever happens in Titans #1. That was another thing that bugged me when I was little. I wasn't enough into comics to subscribe to them; I just bought them when my parents were in the grocery store, so very, very often I wouldn't buy to sequential issues.

I guarantee you if this had been out when I was six I would've haplessly bought it, and been pretty much ripped off.

This kind of bullshit is exactly why kids don't read superhero comics anymore.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Well, there are a number of reasons why they don't anymore, although companies seem to be making better inroads to getting younger kids into comics again. There's no one reason why they don't, but I sure as heck wouldn't want to hand a little kid this comic nor the Titans East Special, since I don't want to have to explain to a little kid why there's nakedness or the sex from the Titans East Special.

And Nate... maybe. ^_~ But that's a loooong ways off, and there's always rights issues with the NON-comics stuff I put in for joke purposes. Besides, if I can make money by having them up for free, so be it. Since I shoot most of this stuff myself, there's not much in terms of a blooper reel or anything as an extra. ^_~

Nate Winchester said...

Oh, and you said taking bad comic suggestions.

I will SEND you my WoW comics. Only catch, I want to see you rip them apart as thoroughly as the rest.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

I would be more than happy to accept them. ^^ Contact me and we'll see about how you can get them to me.

Reepicheep-chan said...

Hmmm, WoW comics sound like they have potential, but as long as we are talking non-superhero stuff: Dragonlance. Seriously. Probably the worst I have personally read. Actually, forget that, it is probably better you do not. I think over-exposure to pure, uncut fantasy bullshit might be fatal.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Any specific Dragonlance comics? My searches have turned up a few. ^_~

Reepicheep-chan said...

Oh, I only read the first few issues of the comic for the first book. Er, Dragons of Autumn Twilight I think. I have no idea what the others are like, I gave up to save my brain. The fun part is that the movie actually manages to be worse. I mean, the source material is pretty poor, but everything else associated with it is like a step-by-step lesson plan in failure.

I would go with whichever issue the tavern chick decides to join the party as the armor she dons to do it is pretty much the most terrible outfit I have ever seen in a comic ever. Ugh, I wish I could tell you which one that is but my Google-fu is failing me hard and I deleted the comics from my hard-drive ages ago. I will try and get back to you on that later today, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Man, all I know about the TT is from the Cartoon Network show.

I thought that the Robin who eventually became Nightwing was the same on in the TT. But it looks like they're seperate?

Also what's the deal with the Hellboy looking guy and the female version of Slade/Deathstroke.

Man I wish I knew more about comics...

~ Vyers

Reepicheep-chan said...

Yeah, its Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Autumn Twilight #6.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

There have been four Robins. The current one in the comics is Tim Drake, whereas the one who became Nightwing is Dick Grayson. On the Teen Titans cartoon, they left it deliberately ambiguous as to who it was, but most of the stuff related to it revolved around Dick Grayson as Robin.

The Hellboy looking guy is Red Devil, formerly Kid Devil, and formerly Blue Devil's sidekick.

The girl who looks like Slade is his daughter, Rose Wilson AKA Ravager. I'm still kind of grumbly about her character turns as of late.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't actually that ambiguous, in one particular episode of the Teen Titans cartoon, a weird comical double of Robin appears from an alternate dimension who's name is Dick Grayson spelled backwards.

Also there's a "Travel to the future" ep involving Starfire, and in that timeline, that Robin becomes Nightwing.

I may not know comics, but I know my "cartoons aimed a child audience"

*Sigh*

~ Vyers

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the cartoon, it looks like the replaced the old Raven's personality with the cartoon one, who actually was really surly and grumbly. Maybe they where trying to snag some of the fans from the cartoon.

But man, I gotta check out the old seris...

Anonymous said...

i really like your videos. my suggestion for a bad comic would be the spider-man 9/11 special. or the whole danger girls series. i bet YOU could make that fun. :)

boxfriedbalboa

Anonymous said...

A horrible comic that I had the displeasure of reading is the Hulk comic titled Raging Thunder. This comic pissed me off so much.

-Kyle

Elizabeth said...

My older brother had alot of the old Teen Titan comics. Unfortunatly, he left for North Carolina BEFORE I devolped more of an interest in reading them! WOE!

Joshua the Anarchist said...

Wait a minute, what's wrong with Phil Collins? I'm not exactly a fan, but I've liked what I've heard so far. Or am I missing some pop culture reference here?

Anonymous said...

While I agree with pretty much everything you've said here, I must point something out concerning Raven.

When Geoff Johns was writing the Titans, he also had the artist (Tony Daniels, I do believe) draw Raven wearing a thong or thong-like underwear. This is not a recent development. Check out the issue where Raven gets her tattoo for more proof. I wish the artists would stop forgetting she has one though, that's kind of pissing me off.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

I'm well aware of it. It bugged me there, too.

Engineered said...

So all the members of a superhero team are all attacked at the same time by strange monsters, afterwards they reunite and fight some supernatural supervillain. That sounds like the plot front Avengers V3 #1. :((

Why does DC have to ripp-off Marvel?

http://graphicworlds.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/350px-crisis_on_infinite_earths_7.jpg

http://www.fieldsedge.com/Deus_Ex_Comica_1_files/3_theuncannyxmen136child3970_f.jpg

Anonymous said...

space tentacles and a chick in a bra and no reference I'm disappointed :\

Anonymous said...

Gotta admit you made a lot of noise about a little mindless fanservice

Alex Stritar said...

You know, rewatching this after the whole "Cry for Justice" thing does give this review a harsher in hindsite thing. Of course, the nostalgic feeling part does feel like a bit of unintentonal forshadowing as why he reviewed it. It's actually kinda sad, now that I think about it. Such a waste of a good character.

Of course, this episode is still as entertaining as it was when I first saw it, and it does feel good watching after shoveling the driveway all day today.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of nostalgia and nudity, the only Titans comic I ever read was The New Teen Titans #1 back in the 80s. Never read it again, as which American comics they had in the shops was always pretty random, and rarely could you get the same one two months in a row.

Anway, I'm pretty sure Starfire got naked, or at least got her boobs out in that one too. Something like that being in a comic sticks in a 10-year-old's mind.

So it isn't exactly anything new or particularly out of character.

Ellipsis Flood said...

I watched the Cry for Justice review some time before this one...

Seeing Red Arrow and having the reference to his daughter there just made me feel sad and hollow.

Mateja Kovač said...

Oh man, I hate it when they spread a multi-character story that could've been told in four lines of an editorial caption into a 20 page mess, that really turn a comic into something that tires you out while you're trying to read it!

Robert Woldt said...

No, no, no, no, no, NO!!! That is so not Raven!

Waezi2 said...

How come Tempest weren't attacked? It cant be because he were undersea, since Donna can be attacked in space.

Robert Woldt said...

Forgive me, I haven't read as many Nightwing comics as I'd like to, but is it ever explained where Dick keeps his tools? He doesn't have a belt.