Comic Review: Titans #11
Writers: Priest, Benjamin Percy, and Dan Abnett
Script: Dan Abnett
Penciler: Brett Booth
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse & Carrie Strachan (pp 8, 14-15)
Letter: Josh Reed
Cover Artist: Mike Mckone & Alex Sinclair
Variant Cover Artist: Booth, Rapmund, and Dalhouse
Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr
Editor: Alex Antone
Group Editor: Marie Javins
The Lazarus Contract Part 1
Coming at you with a comic review, it’s XBen3000. Today, we’ll be talking about Titans #11 aka The Lazarus Contract Part 1. For those who don’t want spoilers, I recommend picking up this issue. It was very strong in kicking off what this story arc will be about. You have no need to pick up any back issues. The entire writing team consisting of Priest, Benjamin Percy, and Dan Abnett does a great job in doing so.
Alright for those who want spoilers, here we go. Deathstroke wants Wally West to travel back in time. The reason being is for Grant, Deathstroke’s other son who died due to H.I.V.E. At least that’s the context given in this issue. I loved the flashback of seeing the team during their early days sort to speak. For a serious issue, there was a very funny moment with Garth and the rest of the team. I don’t want to really give it away but everyone’s facial expressions were spot on. So props to Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund for knocking that out of the ballpark. I found myself cracking up at that small moment.
Wally and Deathstroke’s conversation was solid. I loved seeing Wally try to reason with Deathstroke and trying to get him to move on without resorting to violence. The heartbreaking scene was at the end dealing with Kid Flash. I won’t say what really happened but my heart went out to him during that scene. It makes me wonder how they’re going to follow it in the next week issue of Teen Titans. As we haven’t had much focus on Kid Flash in that series. I did hear he was getting some character growth and development in the current Flash series. So I might have to check that out when I get the chance too.
Not much else to really say about this issue. I do wonder if Wally will make that deal with Deathstroke. I mean given the circumstances of the deal, I think it would be foolish not to consider making this deal. I know I said this is spoilers but I feel as though the ending hinges on that information.
Brett Booth has been doing a fantastic job on this series. He continues to shine with Rapmund being the inker. Everything flows, add Andrew Dalhouse & Carrie Strachan coloring. You have a great art team that newcomers would enjoy. Like I said prior if this is your first time picking up Titans, you won’t be lost. Josh Reed on letters was perfect, one thing I noticed is that at times they’ll have some word balloons bigger or smaller. I’m guessing it’s a way to show them speaking in a whisper, talking normally, or screaming.
Final thoughts, The Lazarus Contract is off to a solid start. There’s something here for newer and older fans. You can pick up this issue and enjoy it for what it is, a start to what seems to be a memorable event for years to come. If I had to give it a ratings, 4 out of 5.
If you read the issue, let me know what you think. Until the next review, I’m XBen3000 and I’m out!