“Broken Home” – Part Two
Writer: Andrew Constant
Artists: Scott Godlewski and Mike Norton
Color Artists: Ryan Cody and Hi-Fi
Letterer: Wes Abbott
Review by James Attias
Knight Terrors: Titans #2 had big shoes to fill. The first issue was a blast, with so much potential. So, could the follow-up live up to the hype, or would it fall flatter than something a Beast Boy-shaped hippo sat on?
Let’s Boom tube in…
Predictable Titans Go!
As soon as I read the last page of the first part of this story, I had an inkling of which direction this story was going to go. I hoped and I wished that they didn’t fall into the cliche predictable route, so when I started this issue I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out different from what I had imagined.
We start with a Beast Boy narration, and then with the team explaining what they all went through to get to where we are now. It was well written, well drawn, and had some beautifully powerful emotional scenes. Then the cliche struck…
I won’t give too much away, but if I asked a group of children to write how they thought this book was going to go they’d get it in one guess.
I was so disappointed. The issue was so well set up, and drawn wonderfully, particularly as Cyborg’s started to get the color scheme of his cartoon self. Donna Troy and Starfire were both badass, kicking zombie nightmare monsters butts and we got great colors. The writing was very similar to an early 2010’s Doctor Who episode, which seemed silly to me then… this issue seems even sillier to me now.
So, where do we go from here? Well once you read the issue, you’ll know that it seems like there will be lasting side effects from this story. I really hope that it doesn’t come up too often, or hopefully, the final issues of the Knight Terrors event wipe all of these events away and we need never speak of this again.
Knight Terrors: Titans #2 had a lot of potential but fell victim to running out of ideas, or perhaps from being the next flagship book for DC and not being able to deliver any real changes outside of the ongoing series. Your guess is as good as mine… Images Courtesy Of DC Entertainment