Some very violent Teen Titans trades
- A full-page splash detailing the horrific wounds Kid Devil suffered while being gang-beaten by the Terror TitansMuch of this certainly has what to do with editorial mandate, but it would be ill-advised to let the assigned writers off the hook. Especially when you consider one of them happens to be a senoir editor now. I think I'm going to need some aspirin after reading this.
- Ravager beating Copperhead II’s face into a bloody pulp
- Miss Martian about to be raped in a bathroom stall by two men
- Adult supervillain Clock King in bed with his teenage girlfriend
- A gory spread in which a supervillain version of Miss Martian shows the superhero version images of her killing the Teen Titans, including choking Wonder Girl with her own lasso, tearing out Blue Beetle’s spine, putting a sword through Ravagers head and ripping Kid Devil’s head in half by his horns
- Kid Devil being tortured on-panel
- Robin being stabbed and his face beaten into a bloody pulp
- “Wonder Dog” killing Marvin before stalking a terrified Wendy through the halls of Titans Tower and mauling her
- Bombshell unconscious in a morgue, her throat slashed and bloody…three panels before an image of Wendy, scarred and bandaged, unconscious in a hospital bed
- Wonder Dog exploding, showering the team with gore
- Kid Devil’s desiccated corpse
- Brother Blood ripping someone’s arms off
- Short-lived character The Face being impaled
And if there's nothing like human interest stories (example: combatting drug rackets, and even examining race relations, like Wolfman/Perez did a few times during their famous run in the 80s) to counterbalance the gorefest flooding this new volume, that's one more reason why all these horrors become little more than cheap sensationalism.
As is mentioned in the topic, these books actually turned up in a public library among the few superhero titles they have, in the sections for teenagers. Parents are going to have to check that their own local libraries aren't screwing up this badly, because no matter what excuses apologists for this kind horror might say, it is possible for younger children to check them out. If they could pick up an issue of Playboy and leaf through all those centerfolds, and if they could watch a video of Nightmare on Elm Street, is it not possible for them to check out something as awful as Johns/McKeever's wretched works too, were such comics left around on a living room table unguarded?