DC's Rebirth is in full swing and correcting some of the misfires of recent years. One of those misfires was the erasure of the bonds between the original Teen Titans. The recently released Titans Hunt goes a long way toward setting that wrong right.
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Paulo Siqueira, Paul Pelletier, Brett Booth, Geraldo Borges, Stephen Segovia,Jackson Herbert, Art Thibert, Ray McCarthy, Wayne Faucher, Sandra Hope and Norm Rapmund
Collects Titans Hunt 1-8, Titans Rebirth 1 and Justice League 51
Welcome to the New 52, a world where the Teen Titans many of us grew up with are no longer a team. In fact, they most of them don't even know one another. That's bad business for the reader.
Fortunately, Titans Hunt fixes that problem.
Despite being scattered to the winds, the classic Titans still have a bond. The bond is so strong that it overcomes the psychic interference of teammate Lilith and the villainous Mr. Twister.
As the former teammates slowly begin to unravel the mystery of their past, bonds are reformed and the classic team slowly emerges from the ashes of continuity past.
As a long time Teen Titans fan, it was nice to see the original team finally back together. That the team included Hawk, Dove, Herald and Bumblebee was a pleasant surprise. These are characters we've known and loved for decades. The callous disregard with which they were treated by the DC Powers That Be during the New 52 was a very unpopular decision to say the least.
Though it took a little while to get all the pieces in position, once the story started to move, I couldn't wait to see how the story resolved itself. Tying the Titans Hunt mini-series directly to the first issue of Rebirth and the missing Wally West was a nice narrative trick that went a long way toward re-establishing the much missed team.
Titans Hunt winds through a forgotten past to a bright future for these classic characters.
Titans Hunt is available now.