The New Teen Titans #13
Published and © by DC, November 1981
Title: “Friends and Foes Alike!”
Synopsis: While half the team searches for the killers of the Doom Patrol, Changeling’s convalescence on Paradise Island goes awry.
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciler: George Pérez
Embellisher: Romeo Tanghal
Review: With its stunning cover, New Teen Titans #13 was the first issue of this legendary Bronze Age series this reviewer purchased new off the rack. The stunning design is classic George Pérez, but the intricate detail work is a testament to inker Romeo Tanghal’s rapid growth on this series. The story beneath the cover is a winner, too, with strong character work and smart connectivity of the new team’s continuity to DC’s storied past. One down note: The team’s “witty” banter can be painful at times. The interior art is quite nice – though never as nice as that cover!
Cool factor: The gorgeous George Pérez cover. Also: Doom Patrol!
Character quotable: “… then, suddenly, whammo! I was blown apart like a used Kleenex.” – Robotman, explaining how he ended up in that cover pose
Editor’s note: This review was originally published by Sequential Reaction (Vol. 1) on Oct. 4, 2016.