The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract by Marv Wolfman

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28 thoughts on “The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract by Marv Wolfman

  1. There are a few good comics from this era, but this one doesn’t look to belong to this category 😉 I have a general problem with DC’s attempts to create heroes resonating specifically with the younger audience – Teen Titans being a good example of that failed effort 😉

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    1. No doubt about that. I still love visiting the classic stories, even if they aren’t incredible and beyond reproach (like this one). Sometimes reading the “not so good” ones helps us better appreciate the “great” ones, you know? 😀 Hey, hey, hey now. DC is the best. The Teen Titans are amazing (the animated TV series, for example). The idea of the Teen Titans is a solid one, but you just have to pick up the right material to fall in love with the gang. Besides them, there might not be a bunch of heroes for youngsters to connect and see themselves as, but that’s what leads them to LOVE the other icons of DC (Supes, Bats, Wonder Woman, etc)!!!

      P.S. I will never admit to any flaw in the DC world!!! 😀

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  2. I am not sure I am ready to tackle the Titans in comics but I sure do enjoy them on CN. I love how they occassionally air the various series showing the evolution of the animated series. It’s a shame about the predictability factor. I do think I could totally watch the animated adaptation of this story arc though. Great review Lashaan!

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    1. The animated series was AMAZING!!!! I used to watch it as a kid too. It’s how I discovered them after all (which I think is how most people know them too).

      Oh yes, the animated movie will always be something I’d recommend here (in fact, most of the time, I’ll always recommend them as they are really well-done!).

      Thank you for reading, Danielle! ❤

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  3. I enjoyed the animated version. For me with the plethora of comics if I’ve consumed a story arc in one format I don’t bother pursuing a different one because there are too many stories out there to get follow different formats and riffs on basically the same story, so I won’t both reading the actual comics.

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    1. There’s no real or urgent need to visit the original story arc if you’ve seen the animated movie honestly. Fans of the movie could check it out of curiosity, and comic book fans will find it fascinating in its own rights too. There’s definitely so many wonderful story arcs out there that should be prioritized over this one too (if a person doesn’t want to put in too much time in comic books)! Thanks for reading, Kay! I appreciate it. 😀

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  4. Lashaan: this isn’t my medium but I had to drop a quick comment and say thanks for the really interesting posts about something I know very little about. Years ago, I spent a lot of time with comics but I was a Marvel Guy. Always fun to read content from someone who’s really knowledgeable and who cares about his subject. Thanks, Brian

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    1. Hey there Brian, I have to say that you definitely revitalized me with a lot of energy with your comment. I am extremely happy of hearing your kind words about my posts AND even more for seeing you take the time to say what you just did. I know a lot of folks either never tried the medium, don’t want to or have abandoned it, but I still feel like it isn’t something that should be overlooked. They even make for a nice break in between the huge SFF books I might pick up too! Thank you so much for reading and dropping this comment on me. I live for these moments. 😀 Cheers!

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  5. Great analysis Lashaan, I only really heard about this arc when the animated movies came out (which I haven’t seen). I’m not really a fan if the Teen Titans although it would obviously be great to read this purely for the origins of Nightwing and Deathstroke and it gets some plus points for being written by Marv Wolfman and having George Perez and Dick Giordano providing some of the art.

    The over-wordiness of older comics can be a turn off though, especially when a lot of it is often superfluous and unnecessary. It’s great to see how comics have evolved over the decades to strike more of a balance between dialogue and visuals.

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    1. Thanks man. Yep, me too. I did however hear about Deathstroke being a Teen Titans villain first before going up against other heroes, like Batman though. This was when Deathstroke was added into the Arrowverse and people complained about how the show (Arrow) stole a lot of Batman’s lore. It was nice to finally find out what his original original story was though (quite different from what you’d imagine). It’s definitely a story arc worth visiting, but I don’t think you should go into with super high expectations. Definitely agree about the evolution of comics. What Tom King gives us nowadays is COMPLETELY different from what we get Marv Wolfman’s story. That’s for sure. 🤣

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  6. It’s so funny that you revised this, I just started watching Teen Titans Go! On Netflix for a “background show” (that show you put on while you’re doing other things and won’t be paying full attention) definitely a weird show for kicks and giggles and nothing like the original Teen Titans… More of a spoof version.
    But, this definitely is a new look for them! They look to 80s gritty! I kind of love that!

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    1. I am sort of ashamed of Teen Titans Go! to be honest hahahah The original animated series was amazing, but when I heard about Go!, I had a nice face-palm moment about it. They even got a movie recently too… Hopefully it entertains the kids out there though. 🤣 Hahahah Starfire and Nightwing are definitely those who go through A LOT of phases through the year. Their costumes in particular too! Thanks for dropping by! ❤

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