If you missed my discussion of the first Titans Rebirth collection, then you missed me confessing that I love the Teen Titans more than almost anything in the comic book sphere. Just so you know that this is where my bias is coming from.
So far, “The Lazarus Contract” has been all about speed, so we’re going to jump right into it this week—okay? Make sure that you’ve read TEEN TITANS #8 before you go any further or you might risk damaging the timeline for yourself, and we certainly don’t want that.
That loud booming sound you just heard wasn’t Barry Allen breaking the sound barrier. It was the collective “thump!” of all of our jaws hitting the floor at once as we got to the end of THE FLASH #19.
Full disclosure before I get started: I love the Teen Titans and all of their extensions beyond reason. The first comic book I ever bought on my own with my own money (okay, it was a quarter from my father), was THE NEW TEEN TITANS #39.
This week, The Flash finally returned to our television screens in an episode with, possibly, their most awesome title to date—“Borrowing Problems From the Future.” It’s a clever nod back at the recent trend of Barry Allen messing around with the timeline and having to deal with the ramifications, although does not tip its hat to the awesome HR Wells subplot that runs around tonight’s episode like a crazy person. It is an absolute dream to watch Tom Cavanagh bring to life the most eclectic Multiverse version of Harrison Wells that we have seen so far.
Since the start of Rebirth last summer, we’ve been treated to some great stories in the pages of our favorite comics, but the larger story of what’s going on in the DC Universe has been unfolding slowly. There have been pieces revealed—a realization here, a surprising character there.
The World’s Fastest Man… may be in for some competition.