If someone says that the Teen Titans is all about vivid colors and cheesy one liners, I direct them to Marv Wolfman’s run; brilliantly written, it however makes the most bleakest turn soon after its beginning showcasing family drama on a literal, biblical scale. In all honesty, Teen Titans has always been about that very idea that rattles in every teen’s mind – that friends are the family that you choose for yourself, severing the ties to your blood relatives in search for what you can relate to. And it is no truer here, especially if your family is composed of demons (Raven), scientists who actively use you as a guinea pig (Cyborg), absentee parents (Beast Boy), dictators (Starfire) and one that uses you as a moving target on a daily basis (Robin). In fact, it showcases one of the best moments of coming out of the shadow of one’s own family’s shadow when Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing to make a name for himself. Indeed a run to read.
Marv Wolfman’s Teen Titans review by Raphael Borg