TEEN TITANS #100
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Art by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD
Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Size: 48 pages
Teen Titans comes to a close and it goes out with a bang. Krul’s tenure on the title finished on a strong note, and I was amazed by some of the art that Nicola Scott was able to provide for the issue. From a story standpoint, Krul wraps everything up very nicely with some great action beats as well as some nice story moments at the end. The team is pushed to its limits this issue as they face off with Superboy Prime’s Legion of Doom. The villains are no joke, and the way that the Titans work together is a lot of fun to read. Nicola Scott brings it this issue was some great paneling and dynamic action. She is born to draw big, bombastic action, and Krull provides her with plenty of opportunity to flex those skills. There’s even some clever paneling in the issue with a sequence that uses giant T’s as a framing reference, and panels that read across both pages.
My main gripe with the issue, which is what takes it down a notch in my overall score, is that for an anniversary issue, it’s pretty lackluster. I get the extra page count for the story, but the pin-ups in the back are pretty yawn inducing. It would have been nice to have a back up story or two done by some creators or even a fun reprint of a classic Titans story. While I did like seeing the preview for the new Titans OGN (which has, by the way, some AMAZING Perez art), I felt a little cheated that I paid extra money for what seemed to be more of an advertisement than anything else.
Overall, I’m glad I stuck with the series, and I enjoyed the way the final story played out.
Art: 5 - Excellent