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The Ravagers Issue #1 Comic Book Review
Super team The Ravagers spring out of the pages of Teen Titans, Superboy, and Legion Lost to do battle against killers Warblade and Rose Wilson. Will fans of "The Culling" story arc stick with the new title and make it a success?
The book begins after metahumans Lightning, Thunder, Ridge, Terra, Beast Boy, and Fairchild all escape from an organization named N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and its leader, Harvest. The team find themselves on the run from two killers named Warblade and Rose Wilson who will stop at nothing to eliminate them.
Writer Howard Mackie does a good job in 32 pages to get new readers and fans of Teen Titans emotionally invested in these six characters. However, I just couldn't shake this feeling that an attempt was being made to get me sucked into yet another monthly super team title. It's hard to get me committed to something like this when I already don't follow Legion Lost, Teen Titans, Legion of Super-Heroes, or any other teen-oriented books. I do follow Young Justice, but only because there are ties to the Batman Family. I suppose the life cycle of this title will rely on the sometimes fickle tastes of the enthusiasts of these types of heroes.
Artist Ian Churchill provides great work for Issue #1. It's in a realistic vein and is quite detailed. Combined with great coloring, his illustrations jump off the page at readers. His talents are definitely an asset to the book.
Fans of the Teen Titans' story arc "The Culling" will no doubt embrace this new monthly series. The Ravagers probably aren't going to attract any new readers, but those who follow the Superboy, Legion Lost and Teen Titans titles should be interested. The question is if there's enough of them to keep this afloat and on its own for very long.
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