Titans Vol. 3: A Judas Among Us by Dan Abnett (illustrated by Brett Booth) is a graphic novel seeing the team trying to infiltrate H.I.V.E. This graphic novel collects Titans #12 – 18.
- 168 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401277594
My rating for Titans Vol. 3: A Judas Among Us — 4
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As it turned out, if you didn’t read the Lazarus Contract crossover story-line, you miss a lot of what this issue is about.
One of the reasons I stopped reading single comic book issues is because I couldn’t keep up with the all the crossovers, but I still enjoyed them. Titans Vol. 3: A Judas Among Us by Dan Abnett (illustrated by Brett Booth) suffers from an incomplete story, as far as this reader is concerned, because some of the major plot points are missing, which I only discovered after reading this graphic novel.
This is certainly a character driven story-line, I thought it interesting even though it goes over the top with the melodrama. The story seemed to be rushed for all the big changes which take place, so even though the writer concentrated on characters, a bit less major reveals would have made the story smoother.
The final reveal of the traitor is very interesting, considering the character’s background and the writer makes good use of their history for a compelling case. Some of the interactions are funny and interesting, the artwork is very good and enhances the story.
This is not a bad book at all, I just wished it was a bit slower and takes its time telling a good story. The teenage angst story-lines made me give up on many comic books and some very popular comic book based TV series.
Trying to infiltrate the Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination (H.I.V.E.), the Titans stumble through personal issues. Nightwing is still getting over his fight with Deathstroke, arsenal has a crush on Donna Troy, which in turn is falling for Wally West (who is struggling with his own issues).
On top of that, the psychic Omen foresees that someone on the team will betray them.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this book for free.
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