Superstar Writer In The Making

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Teen Titans (Volume 3) #78
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Joe Bennet

First of all, J.T. Krul is taking over Green Arrow permanently? I Certainly hopes so because his Titans works rocks! This was a fantastic issue even though it didn’t even star the current Teen Titans. Really this would have been better suited for Titans – as the formation of Deathstroke’s team begins here as in the end Jericho decides to join with his Dad. The fact that Jericho and Deathstroke could decide to work together at the end of this issue and it didn’t seem forced is pretty damn amazing and I think we owe that to Krul – he is a superstar writer in the making at DC.

Some Questions About It All

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Vigilante (Volume 3) #12
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi

This is the final issue of this series and the ending kinda confused me. Did Dorian switch faces with someone and is not actually in jail? If not, who was the masked guy? What do they mean by not the end? I can’t imagine another series that this story could play out in. I did like the reveal of what exactly happened in Dorian’s past but I was also confused by that. Did he actually murder his wife or was he framed? If so, it is really hard to relate to a man who murdered his pregnant wife in a rage, even if he is trying to redeem himself. But maybe I just need to be more forigiving, I do not know. This overall was a good series but had no chance in the market. DC triec their best with the Titans crossover but in the end it didn’t work. Oh well. Wolfman is a great writer and DC Should put him on something else soon.

Vigilante 10 and 11

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Vigilante (Volume 3) #10
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi

This issue guest stars Batman – and while it was fun to see Vigilante working in Gotham – it is too little too late for this series as it has been cancelled with issue 12. It has been a fun ride but I never thought it was going to last long. I am looking forward to seeing how Wolfman wraps up this book. Will Dorian Chase die as the Vigilante like his brother did?

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Vigilante (Volume 3) #11
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Walter Simonson

Hmmm…this was interesting. It basically tells the story of a guy who’s girlfriend is murdered and how over the years he has run into the Vigilante who was there at the time of his murder. This guy seems to have figured out the story behind Dorian Chase and I suppose will reveal it to us next issue. It was an interesting way of getting to the origin.

The Vigilante, Brother of The Vigilante

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Vigilante (Volume 3) #9
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi

So apparently the Vigilante is Adrian Chase’s brother? Interesting. I wonder if this is a character we have seen before. I don’t know because I never read the Adrian Chase Vigilante series. I thought that they were going to Chicago in this issue? I guess not. And it says next issue Vigilante will be in Gotham…so when is he going to Chicago? This issue seemed rushed. I wonder if it is because Wolfman knew the series was going to be cancelled at the twelfth issue when he was writing this? Probably.

Vigilante 7 and 8

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Vigilante (Volume 3) #7
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi

This is a return to the main story after the awful crossover with the Titans books. I enjoyed it a lot and we are slowly learning more about Doian – the Vigilante. It seems like he may have killed someone he loved in the past and I liked all the talk about the differences between him and Adrian Chase. Wolfman writes a pretty awesome Penguin and Leonardi draws a scary one.

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Vigilante (Volume 3) #8
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi

Hmmm interesting so the Vigilante’s late wife was the daughter of a mob boss. I am excited the he is moving to Chicago, I am a Chicago native and it is always fun to the see the DCU version of Chicago. This is a really good series and like Warlord, it is sad more people are not reading it. I really enjoyed this issue.

Worst Titans Storyline Ever?

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Vigilante (Volume 3) #6
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Tom Lyle

This is the conclusion of the Deathrap Titans crossover that began here, and continued here, here, here, and here. Wow, this entire story arc plus its preludes could have been done in one issue. We could have had a fight with Jericho and then have Vigilante tear out his eyeballs in the end but no DC dragged this out for months, this has got to be one of the worst storylines if not the worst storyline the Titans have ever had. I can’t believe Wolfman took part in all this. No wonder McKeever quit because of creative differences after this. Anyways, we get some clue to Vigilante’s identity in that he has a jerk father-in-law somehow and Jericho is left with his eyes cut out of his head going insane so that was cool otherwise what a mess.

End This Already

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Titans (Volume 2) #13
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Angel Unzueta

This is part 4 of the Deathtrap crossover that began here, and continued here, and here.Okay why the hell are the Titans letting Red Devil tag along with no powers. That’s just stupid. He should at least bring his original fighting suit or something. That is the least of this book’s problems though. This storyline is real mess with seemingly the same thing happening issue after issue. I feel like I have been reading stories of Jericho threatening the Titans for months. End this already. What a waste of paper and ink.