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Saturday, May 31, 2008 

Titans trashed by Judd Winick

The Titans Tower webmaster reviews the newest take on the Titans, where Winick continues to deliver some of the most dreadful storytelling of the modern age. For example, there's no real suspense. This following note here had me thinking:
I know some people liked how the JLA is rescuing the other Titans, but I think things like that make it seem all too easy. This is the Titans book, and it should be their mission. When you have the JLA and JSA backing you up, the main threat just seems less dire. It works better when you get a line like "The JLA and JSA are both on missions".

This should be a Titans case, where they are desperately trying to reach each member. Also, they should be recruiting rescued members to help in the Trigon battle. There's no plan or strategy here. There's no momentum to the plotting. There's no pacing. It's just the Titans standing around, panel after panel, spouting lame sit-com dialogue from the 90s.
I distinctly remember that at least two other stories from the past year did something like this too: in The Flash, when the Scarlet Speedster and his two kids are menaced by water siphoning aliens, the JLA comes in to help, instead of someone local trying to think of a way to turn the tables on the invaders. In Green Arrow and Black Canary, written by Winick himself, after Connor Hawke is shot, Ollie yells out for Superman, making it all too easy as well. And there's more examples too in various places, where the action is underwhelmed and the story resolved way too easily. That's another problem with recent superhero comics.

As for Judd Winick, one of the earliest examples of overrated writers whom the big two have been hiring lately, he will surely be responsible for destroying comics like these if they continue to keep him around. He should be shunned by the audience for the damage he's doing, and no one should waste their precious money on books written by him.

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