What happened to Solstice’s parents? Also, who is Solstice?
TEEN TITANS #93
Writer: J.T. Krul
Artist: Nicola Scott
Inker: Doug Hazlewood
Colorist: Jason Wright
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover Artist: Scott and Hazlewood with Wright
Editor: Rachel Gluckstern
Publisher: DC Comics
Previously in Teen Titans: After a trial run with Damian as the Robin on the team (it was awesome by the way) the team has a Robin in charge again – Red Robin.
TITANS IN PAKISTAN
The team is called in about missing persons from Wonder Girl’s friend Solstice (they met in the Wonder Girl one-shot). Her parents, friends of Cassie’s mom, have disappeared. The Titans arrive in Pakistan and start the search (which is about half the book). Eventually they find, someone, and it turns into some sort of troll-demon thing. A bit of a fight ensues where it trounces the Titans one after another then tries to disappear with Cassie’s mom. Cassie grabs a hold and is taken as well, with the others left to wonder how to help.
So, the first half of the book, all of that searching, is mostly spent showing how off the Titans are, again/still/now I really don’t know anymore. Tim is back, which, despite him being my favorite character in the DCU, I find rather disappointing. Damian was such a fun fit for the team and just an enjoyable read. The relationship woes between Raven and Gar are starting to become old and the whole Superboy/Wonder Girl break up still seems weird, but I can at least understand why it is still being dealt with. Kid Flash has also been weird since he came back, acting as a love-sick puppy following whatever pretty face happens to look at him next. Lastly, Raven and the Emo thing, yes it’s a major part of the character, but she has been shown to at least open up and be happy on occasion, a bit more often than not even.
DEMONS AND RUINS
Nicola Scott is such a fantastic artist. Everything looks good, from the shiny new hero Solstice to the ugliness of the demons. I could honestly look at anything she did all day long.
BOTTOM LINE: I’M NOT SURE ANYMORE
So, the while I am really having problems with how some of the characters are being treated and where they are going, the story itself is actually pretty interesting and well done. Also, I would like to see how Solstice works out as the power set is rather cool. Anyhow, while the artwork is still fantastic, I still have to go with only 2 out of 5 stars.