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perletwo ([personal profile] perletwo) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-10-01 10:04 pm

New Teen Titans: Games - You Lose Some

As per discussion in icon_uk's earlier post, I've taken a shot at scanning two pages I particularly loved from the New Teen Titans: Games graphic novel.

Some context: CIA spook Faraday has alerted the Titans that they've been picked as chess pieces in the machinations of a shadowy figure called the Gamesmaster, and he's targeted the Titans' civilian-ID nearest and dearest. So they scatter to warn and/or secure their closest relations: Donna to her adopted parents (see NTT: Who Is Donna Troy?, posted here once but now I can't find it), Vic to his grandparents, Raven to her mom who's settled in Arizona, Dick to the Batcave, Jericho to Adeline and Slade and Jessica/Megan/Jocelyn/Kayla/Betsy/Morgan/Trinity/etc.etc.etc., as icon_uk notes in the comments.

But! It turns out the target is not a relative, but a friend. Remember Sarah, the petite blonde physical therapist working with kids with prostheses who befriended Vic in the original NTT run? She's taking a charter bus of those kids to the Ren Faire Joey was playing around at in icon's post. There's a bomb on the bus, and it's a race against time - one where they're literally hobbled, because many of her kids have leg/foot prosthetics and can't move quickly enough, or nimbly enough on the grassy roadside, to get out of the blast zone. The Titans are trying to come to the rescue, but -

All flying Titans available are desperately scouting the roads for the bus, but there's just no time left.

Raven hangs back and weeps guiltily in the aftermath. Vic goes postal on Faraday and Dick has to have Joey possess him until he can get himself back under control. And Raven - oh, Raven - decides she has to have a face-to-face with Vic -

Seriously, these two break my heart. Because I remember how suspicious and hostile Vic was to Raven in the beginning, and how hard she worked to earn his trust, and what they've come to mean to each other. I really miss these kinds of friendships.

[personal profile] adze 2011-10-02 09:17 am (UTC)(link)
Why couldn't they just call someone else for the save?
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-10-02 10:22 am (UTC)(link)
Given the situation as presented, there aren't that many people with the right powerset to help in the time they had.

If Wally, the only real speedster going (this being before Bart being intorduced, Max being active or Jesse for that matter) isn't contactable, and Raven incommunicado, the only one I can think of at that time would be Superman, and he's probably busy too.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-10-02 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Wonder Woman has the speed of Hermes and Donna has a pretty similar powerset.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-10-02 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Donna had no connection to Diana at this point, the "mirror soul fragment" thing came later, and she in far distant states checking up on her adoptive family, who had also been targetted, so would have been one of the further away ones.