I know that Teen Titans GO! is a pretty divisive subject, but I’m someone who loves it. I have no beef with the cartoon from when I was younger, but this dumb, fun show is directly up my alley. So when they came to the big screen this summer, you can bet your butt I got tickets!
Harley Quinn is back with a vengeance, Fangirls! Harley took a short break recently, but is now back on the shelves, and it seems like she’s having a slammin’ good time already. In case you forgot, the last couple of issues were about Harley getting together a gang of Harleys. Their goal is to fight crime the only way they know how, and to get paid for doing so.
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are at it again, Fangirls, and this time they’re giving a voice to Starfire. I definitely wasn’t as excited for this comic as I was for Harley Quinn, but after reading issue one, this is a title that will be added to my pull list.
I didn’t take nearly enough pictures, but here are the few that I did! Be aware, there are quite a few selfies.
Fangirls, DC does some kitschy stuff. These issues are part of two of the kitschy things they did, awhile ago, and I’m not really impressed at all. Heck, Future’s End is a HUGE monetary gain that they’re making (Batgirl’s issue came out about three weeks ago, on the 10th) and I’ve bought into it. I’ve got the lenticular Villain’s month covers from last year and all that dumb stuff, but I liked those. These I did not. The final three I did enjoy, and I feel like they finished out Gail Simone’s run rather well.
A fan of Part 1 of my Teen Titans Go! article gave me some killer advice, to remain objective in what’s clearly an opinion piece. It was also stated that I should consider the intended audience even though I had stated “The new creators have also wiped out any back story to the characters or made them silly enough for the new, younger demographic to enjoy them.” I assumed that was enough to signify that it was a show intended for children, but lucky I have such hardcore fans to point out my mistakes so eloquently.
To be blunt, Teen Titans Go! Is just bad. The show we all knew and loved is dead with its most recent incarnation. The characters have been degraded into chibi versions of themselves who just do silly things and hang out in their tower.