In this episode, Curt and Kevin get ready for the third comics adaptation in as many episodes with a discussion of the landmark Teen Titans storyline The Judas Contract, as featured in The New Teen Titans issues #42-44 and New Teen Titans Annual #3, published by DC Comics!
These Teen Titans aren’t just kid sidekicks anymore — they’ve dealt with supervillains, marauding aliens, a deadly cult leader and even the horrors of wedding planning. But when they’re captured by the world’s deadliest assassin, they find themselves facing the biggest threat of their budding careers: the tremendously powerful, emotionally unstable Terra!
Can the young man formerly known as Robin rescue his teammates from a cigarette-smoking 16-year-old girl and her judgment-impaired mentor, the menacingly named Deathstroke the Terminator? And can everyone’s favorite teen heroes graduate from the kids’ table to that school of hard knocks known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- The Uncanny X-Men
- Beast Boy’s relentless and insufferable sexual harassment
- Deathstroke’s … er, problematic relationship with Tara Markov
- Robin’s green baby onesie
- The unfortunate hand-waving of Tara’s mental illness
- The Teen Titans’ extremely lax vetting process
- Young Avengers: Sidekicks and Family Matters
- The Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans
- Teen Titans Go!
- The Doom Patrol
Speaking of the Doom Patrol, join us in two weeks as we discuss the first arc of Grant Morrison’s critically acclaimed run with the “World’s Strangest Heroes,” Crawling From the Wreckage!