TEEN TITANS GO! VOLUME 1: PARTY, PARTY!

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: TEEN TITANS GO! VOLUME 1: PARTY, PARTY! / AUTHOR: SHOLLY FISCH / ARTIST: LEA HERNANDEZ / PUBLISHER: DC / RELEASE DATE: MARCH 4TH

There are essentially two versions of the Teen Titans; the junior Justice League version that appears in the comic books, and the vastly superior and much more amusing animated version. Teen Titans Go! Volume 1: Party, Party! is based on the second iteration of the cartoon series, the version where the already cute models of Robin, Starfire, Raven and Cyborg were somehow made even cuter.

Frankly, this version of the Teen Titans far surpasses the overly glum, hyper serious DC52 version so much that it isn’t even fair to compare them. True, Teen Titans Go! Volume 1: Party, Party! lacks a plot, storyline or anything beyond the simplest characterisation, but it’s laugh out loud funny, intensely charming and rather clever.

Writer Sholly Fisch understands that the secret to this sort of comedy is to lay it on thick and keep the jokes coming. The result is that it never stops being funny throughout. The art is simple and joyful. Lea Hernandez has a talent for the comic and the slapstick, happily enhancing each and every gag as it comes. The book is just long enough so it doesn’t become played out. It is very much like a big plate of ice-cream; fun for a while but too much will certainly make you sick.

There are some truly staggering (and cleverly adult) jokes throughout this book, one of which will have a certain sort of comedy connoisseur in stitches. All the usual clichés of teenage life are there, including too much junk food, badly judged dates, and slumber parties. Each story is essentially a series of run-on gags, some highly specialised towards DC comic book fans, but mostly the sort of thing anyone, even non-geeks, would find funny. That said, Darkseid as Simon Cowell in a reality TV show is simply genius.

Fans of grim, dark violence should stay away. Everyone else should join in on the party.
 

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