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‘Tales of the Titans’ #3 is a love letter to Donna Troy

A great issue that paves the way for future adventures.

Donna Troy has gone by several popular names, such as Wonder Girl, Troia, and even Wonder Woman, and throughout her life, she has always tried her best. That said, Donna Troy has had a rough history that’s involved several origin stories and a lot of loss. However, despite adversity trying to knock her down, she constantly rises to the challenge and shines like a comet. In many ways, she’s the truest Titan of them all. In this one-shot issue, writer Steve Orlando partners with artists Kath Lobo and Bob Quinn for a spectacular issue showing us a day in the life of one of the founding Titans.

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The issue opens by giving a brief look at Donna Troy’s origin before depicting one of Donna’s biggest talents and passions: photography. Seeing Donna’s New Teen Titans origin return may make some readers happy to know there is a subtle return that may be considered a more popular telling of her
history. Similarly, seeing Donna back in action as a photographer is a welcome embrace of one of her most unique qualities which has been a mainstay of the character for several decades. The rest of the issue showcases Donna fighting injustice while protecting the innocents. A lot of this works to answer the question “Who is Donna Troy?” by showing how important her dedication to justice is to her character. Steve Orlando does a great job at respecting the past stories of Donna while crafting an exciting new adventure for her.

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The art in this issue is breathtaking. Kath Lobo draws a beautiful story that is rather animated. This overall makes for an engaging issue by bringing life to the story through action, expression, and vibrance flow off the pages. Additionally, Bob Quinn, who draws the final few pages of the story, draws in a much more somber style. Given the pacing of the issue, it seems to fit rather well to wind down the story and ends with a jaw-dropping revelation. Through this moment, Quinn sticks the landing on ending the issue perfectly. As always, Adriano Lucas continues to be one of the best colorists in the industry right now, as his contributions help make the story more energetic and enjoyable. Overall, the art in this issue is truly captivating.

Steve Orlando is no stranger to the world of Wonder Woman, as he wrote her main series during the Rebirth era. Seeing his work on Donna Troy is a stark reminder of how skillful he is at writing. Several important strings from Donna’s past experiences, relationships, and overall development are pulled on to create a story that successfully describes her importance. In many ways, this feels like a love letter to the character that encapsulates all her qualities and shows how truly special of a character Donna Troy is. A great example of this is the 29th page of the story, which should make many readers very glad about the direction the story ended up going. Overall, Tales of the Titans #3 is a very enjoyable issue that is both satisfying to read and beautiful to look at.

Tales of the Titans #3
‘Tales of the Titans’ #3 is a love letter to Donna Troy
Tales of the Titans #3
Steve Orlando, Kath, Lobo, and Bob Quinn deliver a love letter to Donna Troy that emphasizes her good-hearted nature and dedication to helping others.
Reader Rating1 Votes
9
A great creative team that plays off of each other's strengths rather well
An intriguiging cliffhanger
A proper defining issue of what seperates Donna Troy from the other Titans
9
Great
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