Friday, May 15, 2015

Teen Titans Go! Volume 1: Party, Party! by Sholly Fisch, Lea Hernandez, Jorge Corona, & Ben Bates - Ashley's Review

*I received this comic as an eARC from DC Entertainment/DC Comics on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Teen Titans Go! Volume 1: Party, Party! 
Contributors: Sholly Fisch, Lea Hernandez (Illustrator), Jorge Corona (Illustrator), and Ben Bates (Illustrator)
Publication Date: March 10, 2015


Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy are the Teen Titans the coolest teenage superhero team in the universe! Watch as they battle a pizza monster, a video game console that becomes alive, and a legion of incompetent super villains. The Teen Titans are always getting into crazy hijinks like destroying a superhero themed mini golf course, becoming CEOs of a Silicon Valley startup company, playing a deadly game of go fish, making intergalactic prank phone calls, or throwing a girls only superhero slumber party. Thru all the mayhem and zanynest these friends always come out victorious (most of the time.) 

TEEN TITANS GO! VOLUME 1: PARTY, PARTY! collects issues #1-6 of the fun filled series based on the hit cartoon show on Cartoon Network featuring work from an array of comic creators including Sholly Fisch, Lea Hernandez, Amy Wolfram, Jorge Corona, Ben Bates and many more!


Review: I'm kind of familiar with the Teen Titans from the TV show that used to be on Cartoon Network before Teen Titans Go! I think that one was a little darker, and the animation was a little more harsh. But Teen Titans Go! is a lot of fun and I love that the illustrations in this comic match the new show so well! 

As far as the artwork goes, the colors are bright and fun and made me happy every time I sat down to read it. The illustrators capture the facial expressions of all of the characters perfectly. I could tell when Best Boy and Cyborg were about to do something that would get them in trouble, or when Starfire was confused, or when Raven was trying not to destroy the rest of the Teen Titans for being dumb and annoying. It added so much to this comic, since it allowed for fewer words. Just like a comic should be! 

All six stories are exactly what I hoped they would be, and even tough they could all stand alone, they go pretty well together as a whole too. They don't build off of each other or anything, except that you learn a little bit more about the personalities and the characteristics of each Teen Titan, and I thought it was neat to see them in different situations. Like who would have thought Raven would ever agree to an all-girls sleepover? I do think the prank calling one was my favorite though, mostly because I loved seeing how terrified Robin was of Batman and how they all managed to get themselves out of this predicament... this time. 

I would definitely recommend this volume to any fans of the Teen Titans! Even if you aren't really familiar with them, this would be a fun place to start. I think it's especially good for kids who like super heroes, and would be a great way to introduce them to comic books and graphic novels. It's not gory or scary or anything, and there are no big words that would be hard for kids to understand. It's still fun for grownups too, so it could be a great comic to read together! A 3/5. 


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