Titans #22: Titans Apart Part 3
Written by: Dan Abnett
Pencils by: Paul Pelletier
What You Need to Know:
In the last issue, we found out that the drug bliss is actually a means for The Brain from the Brotherhood of Evil to achieve global control over everything, including complete control over the weather system. His purpose is to raise himself to a higher level of consciousness and state of being, all the while Monsieur Mallah is trying to determine whether or not he will truly fit into The Brain’s new world-domination that he is trying to create for himself. The Brain’s greatest ally may very well also be his linchpin that will end up undoing everything that he’s trying to build.
What Just Happened:
In this issue, we see how the Justice League reacts to complete global devastation and all the while, the one person who knows exactly what is going on isn’t being listened to by the Bat. Unfortunately, Batman is the one person who needs to listen as he is in the Watchtower overseeing the direction of where the Justice League needs to tackle the next location that is being ravaged. Luckily, Donna has enough sensibility to take matters into her own hands: she breaks out of the prison that has been holding her over the last couple issues and she rushes to save her friend who is in dire need and she gets there just in time to save her life.
The Brain has risen to such immense power that he is gaining control over matter itself when he starts to create an army of metallic machinations of himself.
Will the Justice League have the ability to push back against such overwhelming odds or will this be the end of the League and the world itself? We will have to find out next issue!
I can’t tell you how much I have loved this new Titans series as each issue has continued to impress me. This issue has been a wonderful read; it fits in wonderfully with the rest of the story line that has been setup over the last couple of issues and is a great addition to the continuation of the Titans comic.
The art has continued to impress me as Paul has continued to work his magic on each panel. The thing that impresses me most about his work is his mastery over expression. As someone who likes to draw people, I know how difficult it can be to try to capture the perfect expression that you’re trying to achieve. Paul makes it looks so effortless, but it adds so much to the story line that is being told.