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Teen Titans #29 Teen Titans #29

Teen Titans #29

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 26, 2014

Cover date: May 2014


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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Kiran Singh aka Solstice thinks back to her time during The Culling, during one of the events Kiran placed her trust in a man called Dereck. He on the other hand was manipulating her, getting her to trust him until he could lead her into an ambush and kill her. Solstice realized too late that she had been tricked and when Dereck and his team of killers tried to finish her, with a burst of energy she killed them all in self defense. Trapped in The Culling event with only Harvest as her anchor she regretfully followed his orders. Flashing back to the here and now, Kiran and Bar aka Kid Flash realize their deep trust and affection for one another. Kiran committed a murder so she could share his prison sentence leaving the rest of the Titans safe passage to their timeline.

Red Robin approaches the two caged teens and is saddened to lose two of his closest friends. Tim watches as the two lovers caged are launched from the Echo base into deep space. As Red Robin watches his friends fade from sight, even Raven warms up and offers him a shoulder to cry on - though seeing what he has, Tim decides he should declare something to Wonder Girl. She is desperately unhappy that her team is dissipating. Despite this sadness the two give in to their affection following Bar and Kiran's example embracing deeply for a few moment until it is time to leave.

Brain 3 and Shira tell the Titans they cannot return them back in time to fight the Crime Syndicate because they already exist there but instead they will return them to the present in their base, Titan's Tower. Shira takes time out to say her thank you's before they are launched back in time.

When Wonder Girl, Raven and Red Robin arrive home they are thrust immediately into a battle waged between Changeling & Bunker and a group of dark demonic figures, but these combatants are led by two men named The Light intent on killing the Titans.

To Be Continued...

4Story - 4: A touching end for two badly treated team members and a very well written piece.

Genuinely one of the best issues of Teen Titans written in the New 52.

4Art - 4: Wow! The flashback, the fights and the machinations make for some fantastic artwork. Solstice and Wonder Girl look brilliant.

4Cover Art - 4: A great cover with plenty of potential, it's just a shame the artwork is only stepping up now and it's already too late.

3Variant Cover Art - 3: Is there rhyme or reasons with this bizarrely set up Robot Chicken cover? Despite its coolness you still had to think about why it's even a variant for the story. I like the show but it honestly feels out of place here and even goes a little way to belittling the interior story.

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