Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Teen Titans #11

Kaldur'ahm's underwater father-son bonding with Black Manta doesn't go quite according to plan when the super-villain uses the boy to retrieve a weapon to make Black Manta the most powerful super-villain of the seas. Thankfully the Titans arrive in time to offers some back-up and give their friend the encouragement he needs to stand-up to his father and become the new Aqualad.

While not my favorite Teen Titan, Teen Titans #11 works well enough to center the story around the birth of a hero. Choosing his friends over his power-mad father, Aqualad earns his new moniker and spot on the team.

The comic is also notable for upping the character's powers considerably. Even without the ocean relic, the new Aqualad taps into his abilities and is able to make a stand against Black Manta. It will be interesting seeing the comic explore the depths of Aqualad's powers in the coming months. As for Manta, it doesn't look like he should expect a Father's Day card any time in the near future. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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