Teen Titans: Deathtrap Paperback – Dec 8 2009
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About the Author
Sean McKeever was Eisner Award-nominated for his debut graphic novel, The Waiting Place, and has since written titles including Birds of Prey, The Incredible Hulk, Inhumans, Gravity, Mystique, Sentinel and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane. Marv Wolfman has written a slew of titles for both DC and Marvel, including Batman, Action Comics, Tomb of Dracula, Crisis on Infinite Earths and the New Teen Titans. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The plot is terrible. Basically, it can be summed up as "Former Titan Jericho goes on a killing spree". A bloody, cold blooded, completely irredeemable killing spree, with the Titans (both young and old) as the targets and many, many civilians slaughtered along the way in brutal, graphic ways. Honestly, this is just about the worst case of "character" assassination you'll ever encounter; anyone familiar with Jericho from the 1980s will find him almost unrecognizable here, and the way DC completely destroys his character is just staggering. I never even liked the character to begin with, but even I thought the way he has been so completely demolished as a hero is just appalling.
The story is co-written by Marv Wolfman and Sean McKeever, but honestly, I think they did little more than flesh out a storyline already handed to them by editorial. The only good part I can think of comes at the very end, where Wolfman's new Vigilante character extracts a chilling (but appropriate) piece of vengeance. But those last two pages just cannot make up for the absolute dreck that precedes it.
Don't bother with this one. If you want a modern Titans fix, pick up Blackest Night: Titans instead. There is no good reason that I can think of to drop coin on this volume.
It seemed as if wonder girl changed her clothes at least three times, the second phase of the art was absolutely terrible. In one issue half of cyborgs face was blown off then miraculously in the continuation of the scene in the next issue it was put back together with hardly any damage. Each issue had a different artist, and the only one that was any good was the first one.
The conclusion was one of the few good parts of this book.
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Basically Jericho returns, taking over Cyborg, and still is crazy because of how many people he has controled with the use of his superpower. Vigilante wants to bring him down, but since Jericho was once a Titan, even if he is crazy they still to protect him, but at the same time stop him from the harm he is currently causing. So the whole book circles around that main idea, with it ending with a way to stop Jericho from using his powers.
(Power= look directly into eyes, and control body)
there is also some conflict between Jericho and his sister Ravanger, who is currently a titan, and the events in this story line lead up to her quitting the team.
All in all, a great read, even better for long time Titan fans who remember when Jericho was on the team, but it is still moderatly easy to understand what is going on, even if you are a newbie.