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Published on March 25th, 2015 | by Calliope Woods

Review: Teen Titans Go! Volume 1: Party, Party!

Review: Teen Titans Go! Volume 1: Party, Party! Calliope Woods
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Summary:

4.8


If you haven’t watched the Teen Titans Go! series on Cartoon Network, I suggest you correct your error very soon. This wacky show where DC parodies itself is consistently hilarious and off the wall. It’s a bit like company-sanctioned fanfiction for the original Teen Titans series many of us remember from Cartoon Network in the mid-2000s.

Here’s a few clips for the uninitiated:

So you think it’s awesome, right? I’m glad we’re in agreement. teen-titans-cover

Of course, when I saw that there was a new graphic novel coming out I couldn’t help myself. For fans of the show, this is exactly what you want. Clean, crisp artwork, consistently funny writing, and references to both the older Teen Titans show (Beast Boy and Robin have a bet; Beast Boy’s prize is Robin’s cape. One thing he might do with it is cut it into confetti and use it the next time Speedy does something better than him!) and DC Universe as a whole (the Riddler owns a mini golf course the Titans ruin, Darkseid judges a talent show a la X factor, Captain Cold is shocked when he freezes Robin solid).

This isn’t a serious book by any means, so if you’re still upset about Teen Titans’ and Young Justice’s cancellations and are looking for something similar, you won’t find it here. However, if you’re a fan of those shows and like to see some non-canon fun once and a while, Teen Titans Go! is perfect for you.

commander-coldAs far as libraries go, this is perfect for reluctant readers, though kids and teens who aren’t already familiar with the characters will miss a lot of the jokes. It’s still hilarious and completely age appropriate for younger readers (my five and six year old cousins are fans of the show!)

Teen Titans Go! Volume 1: Party, Party! came out on March 10th and is available in both ebook and print formats.


About the Author

Calliope Woods works with teens at an urban Kentucky library by day, and writes by night. An avid fan of podcasts, anime, horror and more, she can be contacted at CalliopeWoods@gmail.com, or through her many social media accounts including Tumblr, Pinterest, and others.



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