Written by Adam Glass
Art by Bernard Chang
Published by DC Comics
“Robin was the last of them. What now Master?”
“Now we show them who he really is.”
So, the only big spoiler I’m going to throw out there is that we don’t really find out the identity of the Other in this issue at all. And that’s disappointing.
The rest of it though, you could probably pretty much guess at already, after the cliffhanger ending of last issue.
Or – maybe not. It seems there are still plenty of surprises in store in this issue too.
Take Billy Wu. This kid, man. He’s just full of surprises. Not all of them good, of course. But we all know that by now. More or less.
But for all the malevolence author Adam Glass and artist Bernard Chang laid bare for us in the final panel of their last issue, Billy continues to remain… remarkably Billy, in this one. So much for method-acting.
Not that there isn’t something more than a little wrong with Roundhouse. There definitely is. And there would be with you too, if you’d gone through the things he tells the team.
Mind you, Billy’s origin story doesn’t tell us much that is very satisfying about how he gains his powers. (Blue toxic goo? That’s it?) But he certainly has some stuff to work out.
I mean, if you thought Crush had anger issues, well… well, yeah, actually Crush does have anger issues come to that. Seems to be a pretty recurrent theme in this latest crew of Teen Titans, in fact.
That doesn’t mean that Billy Wu is a monster. Not in his heart. It’s just that now that he’s done hiding, and now that the cat’s out of the bag, there’s a bit… more of Roundhouse for the team to contend with. And that goes for one of his teammates in particular.
Who, honestly, has it coming. He definitely does. Just not, preferably, with a healthy dose of… unintended consequences. Poor Djinn.
Oh boy, the dysfunction in the term ‘dysfunctional family’ notches up to 12 this month, with both immediate and long-term aftershocks which suggest that Adam Glass isn’t done with our misfit band of teenagers, oh no.
Not by a long shot.
Next Issue: Red in her eyes, and Doom in her heart…