Teen Titans: Beast Boy

Written by Kami Garcia, illustrated by Gabriel Picilo

My Rating: 4 stars!

Cover Rating: 10/10 Gabriel’s art is perfection! It captures the essence of Beast Boy and who he is as a teen in this comic. The expression, the little bit of transformation. It’s all so great.

Publisher: DC Comics

Publish Date: September 1st, 2020

Number of Pages: 208

Order in Series: Comic #2

Received: Bought this at Barnes and Noble when I was on a date with my boyfriend.

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Synopsis:

“Garfield Logan has spent his entire life being overlooked. Even in a small town like Eden, Georgia, the seventeen-year-old with green streaks in his hair can’t find a way to stand out–and the clock is ticking. Senior year is almost over. If Gar doesn’t find a way to impress the social elite at Bull Creek High School, he will never know what it’s like to matter. Gar’s best friends, Stella and Tank, can’t understand why he cares what other people think, and they miss their funny, pizza-loving, video game-obsessed best friend.

Then Gar accepts a wild dare out of the blue. It impresses the popular kids, and his social status soars. But other things are changing, too. Gar grows six inches overnight. His voice drops, and suddenly, he’s stronger and faster. He’s finally getting everything he wanted, but his newfound popularity comes at a price. Gar has to work harder to impress his new friends. The dares keep getting bigger, and the stakes keep getting higher. 

When Gar realizes the extent of his physical changes, he has to dig deep and face the truth about himself–and the people who truly matter–before his life spirals out of control.”

Opening Page:

Musings:

I breezed through this comic! I think that they made beast boy a fun and charismatic character if a bit misguided. The art was stunning.

I was fascinated by his transformation and how it was stopped by taking pills his whole life. I enjoyed the science elements to the story. I think the coolest part of the novel was it is his origin story and it’s a story I never got to see growing up watching teen Titans.

Growing up I loved Starfire and Raven the most and I thought that Robin was the cutest guy. However, reading this issue I’m really coming to have more of an appreciation for Beast Boy and his power set. He’s really really cool. I love his connection to animals. I’m obsessed with how his DNA automatically changes to the best animal that would suit a situation. It’s incredible.

The other fun element to this comic is Beast Boy’s arc with saving animals. The way he does it is a bit misguided and he gets into more trouble then he does actually saving the animals. Except, one in particular which you’ll have to read the comic to find out about.

All In All: I had a lot of fun with this one. It was cute. Got to really dive into Beast Boys personality and see him begin to figure things out as he goes. It’s a really great origin comic. I loved that about this.

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