Review: Teen Titans Vol. 1: Blinded by the Light

Teen Titans Vol. 1: Blinded by the Light
Teen Titans Vol. 1: Blinded by the Light by Will Pfeifer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

You know, Teen Titans was my favorite comic series growing up – I loved the show and the chemistry between the original team. And sadly, this one – it’s just ruining my young-adulthood. I know it’s a reboot or the new 52 whatever, and to keep up with the times, it’s all tech-y and teenage-ry but bottom line – they are still teenagers. So when I first see the cover on the galley, and see Wonder Girl, a teenage girl, in a hyper-sexualized, totally non-practical costume, this comic lost my vote for the reboot right then and there. It’s not limited to her, but it is glaringly in your face – a mockery of any progress made for female superheros in recent times. And while it does have good representation for POC (Power Girl) and LGBTQA (Bunker), I feel the latter’s storylines revolves around being LGBTQA and his aggressiveness about it, which actually doesn’t paint the community in a good light.

Aside from those problems, I guess the storyline was good – they were fighting a psuedo AI called Algorithmn, along with some side arcs like Power Girl and Raven having their own fan clubs; STAR labs being a nefarious organization (called it!) and Teen Titans actually living actual lives besides their superhero business – except for Red Robin (god knows what he does in free time). The artwork was also good; nice coloring and good attention to detailing. I would still, however, not pick up any further installments in this series.

Received a free galley from DC comics via Edelweiss; this does not influence my opinions or review.

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