Today, I’m happy to have my son, Connor, return to the blog for yet another of his graphic novel reviews. Thankfully, this is becoming something of a regular occasion, and I personally will be enjoying it for as long as it lasts.
Titans: The Return of Wally West by Dan Abnett
Genre: Superhero Comics
Series: Titans #1 (Rebirth)
Publisher: DC Comics (March 7, 2017)
Author Information: Twitter
Length: 168 pages
Whenever I write these reviews, I try really hard not to get too excited. I mean, I’m suppose to not go all fanboy crazy and start jumping up and down about how awesome the Teen Titans is or how awesome Flash is. But this time I’m not going to be cool about this book. Nope, I am going to let you know how I really feel.
Yeah, I love this book. Rebirth might have been the best thing DC has ever done. Wally West is back again! And the Titans . . . the real Teen Titans are back together again. Absolutely awesome!
It all starts with Wally back in Keystone City. Our long lost hero discovering that his buddies the Titans (Nightwing, Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, and Lilith) do not know who he is. Actually, they think he is a villain and want to take him down . . . hard.
But Wally discovers a way to bring their memories back. And once he does it is like old times all over again. Our team of friends having a great big group hug, remembering all the great times they had together!
After getting reacquainted, our force of heroes head out to hunt down the villain who trapped Wally in the Speed Force to begin with. Their task complicated by this evil one awakening from his own banishment and deciding that he is going to finish what he started years ago: kill Wally West!
What did I like about this graphic novel? Everything! This one was amazing from beginning to end. The art was great. Wally’s new suit looks cool. The story was exciting with a good villain, nice twists, and good fights. But the best thing about Titans was the friendship of these heroes; their bond so believable, their memories so real, and their desire to protect one another so easy to see that I wanted to go get into that group hug.
Usually, I say what I didn’t like about a story. Don’t need to do that this time, because there wasn’t anything I didn’t like. This story was amazing.
Titans: The Return of Wally West was really, really good. I have a feeling these guys are going to be my new favorite super hero team. And I’m telling all of you to go get a copy of this now, because it is too good to miss!
Well, I hope you liked this review, and if you are on Goodreads, friend me any time to talk about my reviews or comic books.
I received an advanced reading copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I’d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you have read is my opinion alone.
About Connor (In his dad’s words):
Connor is a preteen who enjoys graphic novels (DC Comics are preferred), superhero movies (Captain America is his favorite), watching episodes of The Flash, Arrow, and The Walking Dead as well as the NFL, NCAA football, and the NBA on t.v., will happily accept any and all caps (because you just can’t have too many caps), and whose favorite music right now revolves around old rock favorites of the past. And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges.