Teen Titans: A Kid’s Game

April 13, 2004 | Trades


Teen Titans: A Kid’s Game
Geoff Johns, Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, Tom Grummett, Nelson DeCastro, Kevin Conrad
DC Comics
$15.25/$9.99 US (Paperback)
***** (out of five)

If comic book writer Geoff Johns hadn’t decided to take that career path he would have made an excellent gardener … because he is a master of planting seeds.
One of the hottest writers in the industry, Johns took the job of resurrecting DC’s Teen Titans last year and immediately turned it into one of the top selling books in comics.
While the book looks stunning, featuring brilliant art by Mike McKone, is packed with smart dialogue and peppered with the obligatory amount of battles and explosions, what makes this book the best team book on the market today is the pacing.
Johns is dropping all these little seeds throughout A Kid’s Game: Why is someone trying to stop the Teen Titans from re-forming? Superman is only one half of Superboy’s genetic makeup. Who is the other? Is there a romance brewing between Wonder Girl and Superboy? Who is Raven and why is she popping in and out of the Titans’ lives?
The best part of this ongoing title and this collected edition is that that answers to many of these questions still haven’t been given yet. In a world of instant gratification Johns is making his readers wait and the slow and steady payoffs make it compelling, thoughtful and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Add to that the amazingly cheap cover price and this collection is the best deal around.

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