Written By – Dan Abnett
Art By – Brandon Peterson, Guillem March and Denis Metri
What Happened – As the rest of the team discuss the ramifications of the dark energy, Nightwing and Miss Martian continue to argue. Steel warns the team that the energy is affected by negative stimuli so when three reports appear of emergent energy, the teams divides to take on the current threats. Nightwing and Miss Martian go to an apartment where a woman is waiting for a cable guy so she can watch her soaps. At first they see no threat until their are pulled in to the TV and are forced to live out the programs. During this time, they air out their problems and learn to co-operate for the sake of the mission. Whilst Steel, Beast Boy, and Raven are sent to fight a giant robot with the ability to regenerate. Mid-battle Raven learns that she cannot draw on her powers and she has lost her soul self. Donna goes on a solo mission to find members of Brothers Blood who are stealing weird technology from a factory. After losing a battle with them, she finds a squatter who tells her he built the tech and that it charges on emergent energy. When it seems that the battery is about to explode, Donna pulls the battery out and all the threats seize at once.
My Thoughts – This issue was a bit of an overload as it’s basically divided in to three mini-stories. I’m glad by the end of the story that Miss Martian and Nightwing are getting along better. As a big YJ fan, I hope the relationship becomes more like a sibling one like on the show. The Raven part of the tale was confusing. I thought at the end of the last issue, Raven was stuck in the writer’s world whilst his creation posed as her in ours. Though in this issue it seems that it’s her soul that is missing. Hopefully this get cleared up next time. Finally Donna’s fight against the members of Blood. One member spoke of the Teen Titans and Damian’s capture of Brother Blood and by the end it seems that the two books will crossover in some capacity.
The issue was written well and I do like the art. Even though some of the redesigns took a bit to get use to…