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‘Titans’ #9 is all about friendship and secrets

Titans #9 emphasizes the importance on relationships, both amongst the team and for their enemies.

Titans #9 reminds readers that when there’s some trouble, Earth knows who to call… The Titans have a few impending threats on the horizon, some they know about, and some they don’t, but their focus is on the present. For better or worse, the Titans are prioritizing their threats in the most rational way possible. Unfortunately, one of the biggest threats lies within their ranks. In this issue, Tom Taylor is joined by new ongoing artist Lucas Meyer for an intriguing issue with lots of promise.

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Throughout the story, the Titans are dealing with problems. Some, like a town on the brink of destruction, are big while others, like their friend’s hurt feelings, are huge. Each problem the team faces offers an opportunity for Raven to further her plan to become the Dark Winged Queen while manipulating the Titans. Taylor balances this rather well as the issue alternates between Trigon’s plans for Raven, Raven’s own plans, and the Titans’ trying to adjust to a post-Beast World world. These varying stories are interweaved well; with the final pages showing how things may come to a head in an unexpected way.

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Lucas Meyer became a breakout artist during Titans: Beast World and joins the Titans roster as an ongoing artist starting with this issue. Two things Meyer does spectacularly are paneling and bringing the environment to life. Something very creative Meyer does is use panels to depict character movement; this is done by moving the reader’s attention from one place to another along with the direction of the character. Additionally, something brilliantly done is on one of the first two pages, where Starfire is literally (through the use of technology) lifting the town from impending doom. This helps to create a more vivid issue with artistic creative discretion that makes for a livelier story. Additionally. Adriano Lucas partners perfectly with Meyer, as his sharp colors help to highlight the important parts of the issue as they unfold. Overall, this is a stunning issue from start to finish.

 

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Moreover, Titans #9 continues to show the ways in which the Titans are attempting to adapt to their new focus in the public eye. Throughout the story, they continue to act as if things are status quo, while privately making light of this newfound attention they’re receiving. However, it’s clear that this focus is affecting some more than others, implying the need to adjust for the betterment of both their friends and the world. With threats like Amanda Waller, Trigon, and Raven closing in on the Titans, the group better be ready for the next challenge: as it may even be coming from inside their Tower. Altogether, this is a strong issue that offers lots of intrigue as to what lies ahead for the Titans.

Titans #9
‘Titans’ #9 is all about friendship and secrets
Titans #9
Titans #9 shows how even the most basic days for the team may have massive ramifications in future stories.
Reader Rating1 Votes
9.1
Lucas Meyer officially joins the mainstream Titans book and slams it out of the park with brilliant line work
This issue balances the roles of each of the Titans while successfully implementing Garth into the team
The cliffhanger is one which may scare many readers, as clearly the worst is yet too come
8.5
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