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Teen Titans #28 Teen Titans #28

Teen Titans #28

Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 26, 2014

Cover date: April 2014

"Without You"

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Tyler Kirkham with Scott McDaniel
Inker: Art Thibert
Cover: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund & Andrew Dalhouse
Steampunk Cover: Jason Pearson

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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Superboy flies out of Echo base with survivors under his arms, he pretends to be trying to help before hurling them into the closest sun. Because his DNA is rejecting itself Superboy is dying so he mustn't waste any time.

Below in the courtroom Wonder Girl, Raven, Red Robin and Solstice try to keep the Functionary and Rebellion apart. Bar Torr (Kid Flash) traps Wonder Girl in her own lasso, but luckily her silent armor prevents her death. Solstice aids Cassie and blasts Bar to the floor, demanding that he act like a Titan. She also reveals to him that he isn't faster than light, and she of course is pure light.

At the same time Red Robin and Brain 3 are fighting back the two sides. Brain 3 tries her best to make Tim realize that Bart Allen never existed no matter how much they want it not to be true. Superboy soars in, grabs Bar and takes him into space. Jon demands that Bar end the fighting, trying to reach out to the boy Kon El once knew. Bar won't back down but even he is shocked at the arrival of a Starslayer.

This ship is the biggest and deadliest in the Functionary armada and appearing in front of them is Shira, Bar's baby sister now a fully fledged soldier. Bar is shaken and it takes a lot of talking down from Shira to help him see the light and let go of this pointless battle.

The next day however when court reconvenes, even with Shira speaking on his behalf begging for mercy, the speedster is sentenced to life sentence in hard labour on Tekron Galtos. The Titans are horrified but see a glimpse of their old friend in Bar who begs them to back down and let him answer for his crimes. Reluctantly the Titans agree to let justice be served and prepare to return to their own time.

Solstice cries out and begs to join Bar on Tekron Galtos. The Council shrug it off as she has not committed a crime. Solstice begs again and tells Bar she knew no life except the Culling before she met him and she refuses to live without him. To ensure she too shares Bar's fate she kills one of the Council judges.

To Be Continued...

3Story - 3: It's an odd story, Superboy and Bart continue their strange multiple personality trait which does throw you off when you are meant to care for one aspect and hate the other. The story slowly veers to completion and though it was severely padded out it wasn't as bad as past issues. Knowing the title is almost dead I really want to know their fates - in that respect the book has me eager for the next issue.

4Art - 4: The art is pretty action packed with pages really popping with inks, color and some clever angles and composition.

3Cover Art - 3: The main cover is a little heavy with the blacks behind a sobbing Solstice but it looks really nice where the colors have been allowed to shine on Bart's side.

3Variant Cover Art - 3: By no means a terrible cover but as a variant it makes you think - why? Also as a Steampunk inspired cover it honestly isn't very Steampunk. I do like it though, so it's a 3 from me.

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