Comic Review: Titans #8 (DC Comics)

I want to be a part of it. New York. New York. We open with Mal Duncan (AKA Herald) and his wife Karen at a clinic in Manhattan that specializes […]

I want to be a part of it. New York. New York.

We open with Mal Duncan (AKA Herald) and his wife Karen at a clinic in Manhattan that specializes in metahuman powers. In the Titans Hunt miniseries, Karen developed super powers herself. Mal has already been to the clinic to remove his powers and is hoping Karen will do the same. But Mal starts to recognize some of the staff, and not in a good way. He ends up panicking and leaves Karen there, under the care of Peter Simon. Meanwhile, the Titans are adjusting to their new headquarters. Omen gets a physic flash of Mal’s panic and the Titans spring into action. When they get to the clinic, they are confronted by some very familiar foes.

I can’t rave about this series enough. As I’ve said many times, writer Dan Abnett understands that these Titans are a family. He does an incredible job balancing personal drama and action. Brett Booth’s art just totally compliments the story. I especially love his redesign of Karen’s alter ego, Bumblebee. 

I honestly can’t say enough great things about this series. The team of Abnett and Booth just do it again!

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.