Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Clayton Henry
Published By: DC Comics
Release Date: 10/24/2018
Garth aka Aqualad has come to the Titans to ask for their help in saving the world from the Flood. While Ms. Martian disagrees with Garth’s plead and his plan of attack, Steel, Donna Troy, Raven and Beast Boy agree to help Aqualad. Their plan: to attack one of the Flood ships in orbit and take it down. No problem right?
When it comes to tie-ins, most of them have the tie-in towards the end of the book. With Titans #28, writer Dan Abnett has written a true and direct tie-in to the ‘Drowned Earth’ event. He showcases Aqualad and Donna Troy and not only builds on their relationship, he also builds a brand new team that works really well together. I found myself smiling at all of the great quips between the team. Beast Boy is great comic relief when he is taking down the bad guys while also talking like a pirate. Abnett has also taken everything that he has done in his Aquaman run and has built more with that world. This shows how strong of a writer he is and shows that he can do event tie-ins well.
The art by Clayton Henry is fun and exciting. The panels that showcase the action allows every member of the Titans to shine. Donna is absolutely fierce in her combat and Aqualad is swift and cunning in his attacks. Also every member of the team looks fantastic and the big bad at the end of the book looks menacing and powerful. Even the ship the Titans attack looks unique. The art really does shine here and it delivers.
This book is absolutely fun, but I did have one small problem with it. That being the waves of generic looking aliens the Titans battle before they are confronted by the big bad. They just didn’t look unique or have personalities. It felt as if they were cannon fodder and it took me out of some of the action a bit. Maybe the will be a little more fleshed out as the event continues.
All in all, this book was fun and it had a lot of great moments. I can’t wait to see how the Titans continue to fight throughout this event.
4 Beast Boy pirate quips out of 5