Titans #1 DC Comics Rebirth spoilers and review follow.
In addition to searching for who stole the missing 10 years of the DC Universe between the end of Flaspoint and the beginning of the New 52, and readers know that is The Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan from DC Universe Rebirth #1, we also learn another mystery the Titans will deal with from the teaser pages (spoilers here) released for this issue namely “Who is Linda Park?” Wally West remembers her from the pre-Flashpoint era it would seem.
Well, she doesn’t remember Wally West from their shared past, but she sees a scoop in her eyes as Wally West is saddened that he scared her during DC Universe Rebirth #1.
What is Linda Park’s plan? Well she’s a journalist so Wally West’s meeting with her has her thinking there’s a scoop to be had here. So, Wally West wants to find her to try have her remember their past and she wants to find him for career advancement, but they will meet again.
Lilith continues to probe Wally West’s mind and she senses a presence, but loses it. Is it Doctor Manhattan? Someone else?
The Titans team is reunited and Lilith begins to senses that presence again….
…and we head to a children’s birthday party by an older rolly-polly magician. Lilith’s mental meddling with Wally West / The Flash has triggered something in his magician…
…Abra Kadabrah has been dormant and forgotten even to himself. No more! But…
…he seems to be believe that he NOT The Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan stole time from the now grown Teen Titans and the rest of the DC universe. A swerve by DC Comics editorial or a confirmation that Abra Kadabra has mental issues? Perhaps both.
So, who is Abra Kadabra? A classic Flash villain. Check out one of his Who’s Who in the DC Universe entry bios below.
A really enjoyed this issue, but the book feels less like a Titans book, but more like a Wally West team book a la Batman’s team book in Detective Comics. Still, I enjoyed it with its strong plotting, excellent interpersonal human moments between the team members, super-heroics and a cliffhanger I didn’t expect. Plus, the art was AMAZING. I’m so in for Titans #2!
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