Teen Titans #17: The Raven bits

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#1 Edited by Outside_85 (15487 posts) - - Show Bio

So #17 has come about, and Raven is in it...briefly, but she speaks this time.

Obviously with all the Trigon-time she's had, I know she is going to be different in the beginning. But to be honest it neither sounds, looks or 'feels' like the Raven we knew.

Like when Krul started his run in #88 I almost immediately felt he understood how to write her dialogue (which is normally short) helped along by Nicola Scott's art.

This time however, her first line of spoken words is a threat aimed at a minion. But...see for yourselves:

Throne of Skulls
Throne of Skulls

Honestly I think things could be worse, but still...eh, cup of blood and a throne of skulls for the half-demon...isn't that kinda 'by the book'?

Costume still looks like rubbish...actually it might even have gotten worse with the 'feathers' that's making up the cape.

On the plus side (if we can call it that) it seems it is 'her' that's in charge of her mind and that she is playing a game of some sort.

(And in case you were wondering; despite creeping insanity, it seems Tim is the playa of the Titans)

Discuss? :)

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#2 Posted by RavenArrow (26 posts) - - Show Bio

What? That's it? I was preparing a big time return!!!! Anyway, cliche though the skulls and the cup of blood are, I find her kind-of bad-ass... Nothing like the Raven we know, but she does resemble Dark Raven...Only I haven't understood who on earth sh'es talking to...

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#3 Posted by RoseFairchild (63 posts) - - Show Bio

This new Raven may not seem like the greatest Raven we've gotten, but my god, that is one of the most badass panels she's ever had. I'm sorry, but that page was to cool looking.

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#4 Posted by DeathstrokeMerc (84 posts) - - Show Bio

Human skulls and a goblet of blood. She's a cannibal who can eat me anytime.

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#5 Posted by RoseFairchild (63 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh and on the subject of her first spoken line, personally I don't see that as a being evil thing, I see it as a she's sickened by all of Trigon's monster minions. Though maybe that can be considered evil, who knows. It just sounds to me like she's sickened by that thing approaching her.

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#6 Posted by Outside_85 (15487 posts) - - Show Bio

@RoseFairchild said:

Oh and on the subject of her first spoken line, personally I don't see that as a being evil thing, I see it as a she's sickened by all of Trigon's monster minions. Though maybe that can be considered evil, who knows. It just sounds to me like she's sickened by that thing approaching her.

Well, to me it's just a bit too close to something I could imagine someone like Dr. Doom saying. Granted it could be as you are saying and that she is just acting, but it's too early to say.

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#7 Posted by wtk1013 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Raven ends up joining Justice League Dark.....and they take trigon DOWN!

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#8 Posted by Fallen_Crippled (6475 posts) - - Show Bio

So I am guessing this costume is only temporary because she is with her father at the moment? I do think change is necessary occasionally, but get rid of the cape, helmet, and those hideous hands. They should change up her original costume somewhat.

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#9 Posted by DarkShadows (752 posts) - - Show Bio

@wtk1013: I hope she join the JL Dark too, but that probably won't happen for a long time since Lobdell is making another team book with her as the leader.

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