Monday, December 23, 2013
Teenage angst and comic books - they are the perfect combination. Stan Lee really tapped into something with The Amazing Spider-Man and it's no wonder they the character was such an instant hit. DC had a great idea with the team of teenage sidekicks, a series ripe for the the whole teen angst angle. Of course, reading those original Teen Titans issues today, some of the dialogue is a bit hokey, as it was written by middle-aged men. The turmoils of teen life were still a major theme years later in the Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans revamp, and that series really struck the perfect mix between superhero action and interpersonal drama. When a title can maintain that balance, it makes for great reading. .