604comics's Teen Titans #88 - Team Building review

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The brand new creative team of J. T. Krul and Nicola Scott take over duties on Teen Titans and immediately throw our teen superheroes into battle against a strange batch of feral boys. The team dynamic is also sorted out; Cass giving reason as to why Ravager is on the team, Conner and Cass sorting out their feelings, and the introduction of a new team member?

So Then I Said...

In an effort to expand my exposure into DC Comics, this issue of Teen Titans seemed like a perfect point to jump into. I love Nicola Scott's work and when I found out she was doing regular duties on this issue, it was a simple decision for me. I was also looking for something not as heavy as the other titles in the DC Universe and back in the day when I was a teenager reading comics, The New Titans was one of my favourites.
 
I don't know a lot of back history on this current team but that didn't bother me in this issue. I knew who all the characters were, more or less, and I know the premise of this team. I liked this book quite a bit. I don't think I've read anything written by Krul but I liked the story in this issue. It almost felt like the start of a new series and DC probably could have renamed/renumbered this as New Teen Titans #1 if they wanted to spark sales. Each character had their exposure in this issue and that did it for me, for someone that is new to the series. I expect to understand more as the series continues, but I didn't feel lost at all. I'm also adding Superboy to my pull list so that should give an even greater comprehension.
 
As I mentioned earlier, the main draw for me in picking up this series at this point was Nicola Scott and I was very pleased with the interiors. The story is also working for me, too, and I can't wait to read the next issue. I can't compare this issue with the previous issues and the creative team that was running that but I feel this is the start of something pretty good so it's easy to say this issue was Worth It.

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