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Teen Titans Go! #6

April 24, 2004

Quick Rating: Fair
Title: Storm

Lightning and Thunder are back in town, and the town gets the punishment.

Writer: J. Torres
Pencils: Todd Nauck
Inks: Lary Stucker
Colors: Heroic Age
Letters: Phil Balsman
Editor: Lysa Hawkins & Tom Palmer Jr.
Cover Art: Dave Bullock
Publisher: DC Comics

This issue picks up two of the villains from one of my least-favorite episodes of the TV series the comic is based on, but I have to admit, Torres handles them consistently. Lightning and Thunder, the two elemental brothers that can’t seem to get along, return to San Fransisco tearing a path of destruction. The Titans, of course, jump into the fray to protect innocent bystanders from such debris as falling giant toothbrushes and other dangers that set up obvious gags, but none of them are so groan-inducing as to make the book painful.

Todd Nauck’s pencils are great in this issue. He manages to mimic the style of the cartoon, including some manga-style jokes, and the look of the comic is perfectly consistent with the show. He manages to work in some bits of his own as well, like a brief visual cameo from Slobo (late of Nauck’s work in Young Justice). I particularly liked the sort of camera negative effect Heroic Age managed to do with Raven’s powers.

Clearly, I’m not the target audience for this title, but it does fit with the show fairly well and kids who enjoy the cartoon will most likely enjoy this as well. With the Batman Adventures comic book getting the axe in favor of the new, darker Batman cartoon that’s premiering later this year, it’ll be up to this comic book and Justice League Adventures to usher kids in to the world of the DC superheroes. This book, hopefully, will help with that goal. In fact, the only real problem, objectively, is Beast Boy’s grocery list. Really, would anybody be that upset over losing some tofu ice cream?

Rating: 6/10

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