Sunday, May 23, 2010

Titans: Villains for Hire Special #1


Well, that was ridiculous. I hope there aren't any fans of the Ryan Choi Atom out there, cause his time is done. Deathstroke accepts a contract on the Brave New World character and assembles a group of villains to take him out. Actually, the odd part is that I wouldn't have pegged these guys as actual villains. Tattooed Man has been heroic at times, Osiris wants to be a hero, and the new fire gal was cruising towards being a vigilante rather than a villain. The only true bads on the team were Deathstroke and Cheshire. That's before this issue though, since I don't think you can remain a 'tweener after you slash a hero's guts out and deliver his corpse in a matchbox.

I don't think I've read much (if anything) from Eric Wallace, but the needless humiliation and death for Ryan Choi pretty much guarantees he's not my kind of writer. Heck, the best thing I can say for the issue is that at least Deathstroke comes off as a professional and allows Choi to fend off his girlfriend. This was a downer and yet another example of the gore pervading the DCU.

This book is ridiculously gory. I actually liked the art by Fabrizio Fiorentino, it's shaded in an interesting way that reminds me of Simone Bianchi. Fiorentino doe shave a habit of drawing too many angry faces, but overall I like the style.



Mart said...

Thanks for the warning. Glad I never bothered with this.

By the way, when I approach this site from my computer - I'm on the iPhone here - I get a malware warning. Hope all's ok.

Mart said...

Timbotron, according to the traditions of the Kreativ Blogger Award, which oblige me to post the following in a thread where it doesn't actually belong, I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award.

More info, and why I've nominated you, on a post at my blog.

And if my attempt at a hyperlink in the above sentence fails, try:

Getting the nomination is the same as winning. And if it all seems like too much faff, I understand you can ignore the whole thing!


Timbotron said...

I've heard that once before (about the malware) but as far as I know it is a random thing. I think everything is cool...

Thanks for the nomination!

un_taco said...

I HATED this book! So upset I wasted the money. I've already dropped TEEN TITANS and now it looks like TITANS.