Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Lucas Meyer
Color Artist: Tony Avina
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Review by James Attias
Titans United: Bloodpact #2 picks up right where issue one leaves off, in a new whole… A dark world. Where Raven, is God?
After the shocking ending of the last issue, we’re back hand in hand with Tim Drake/Robin in an unknown world.
There’s been a lot of criticism over the years that the HBO Max show Titans should’ve been called “Bat-Family” as the stories always surrounded members of Batman’s extended family, as well as his rogues’ gallery. This comic takes inspiration from that and has Tim Drake as our guide through this whole new world that he’s been thrown into.
We see young Tim with Jinx trying to find out what happened, (after the last issue we have a rough idea) but seeing statues of Raven, being warned about Inquisitions, and talking about how some well-known characters are long dead. Timbo, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.
The Fearsome-Five have been corrupted and have also lost a few from their ranks, but is it a character corruption if someone goes from bad to not so bad? Also, we’re treated to another character who we’d love to see suit up in Titans HBO (but never will). This issue was full of surprises. All of which were pleasant.
The writing in this book has been great. We know this series is to get fans ready for Season 4 of Titans, but it’s actually a really entertaining read. I reiterate I enjoyed this book just as much as issue one! The art is wonderful, it takes the dark tones of the show, and the bright tones of the comics/comic versions of the characters and smashes them together with a huge Kapow! Highest praise to Lucas Meyer on this one, in a few years people will be comparing your art to the likes of Jason Fabok!
Everyone knows that!
One thing that did worry me about this book was that this series seemed like it would be about Tim Drake trying to restore his world. Along the way, we would interact with characters or at least different versions of characters we know and grow attached to them, and then all of a sudden they are wiped from existence like a slice of Flashpoint Pie! Without giving anything away, a plot point, a character, and a huge scream (from a character) later, and I’m back enjoying this book without a care in the world.
Titans United: Bloodpact #2 Has now built a world for us to enjoy. With a team now forming and some conflict imminent, I cannot wait for issue three of this, so far, outstanding series!
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment