80's teen titans

I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING. There is so much wrong with this. a.) vogue pose discowing b.) Kory’s from Jersey Shore and can probably strangle someone with her hair c.) Cy’s in a fucking unitard c.) Garfield is using “groupies” in regular conversation d.) THEY ARE PLAYING FUCKING HIDE AND SEEK WITH JERICHO. I JUST. I JUST CAN’T.

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80’s rock? Daft Punk? Bold fantasy and sci-fi album art? Over-the-top post apocalyptic heavy metal theme? Gorillaz style character designs? Twilight Sparkle saying Optimus Prime (close enough)? TRANSFORMERS!

I’m a sucker for all these references. I wish this series was rebooted into this animation. Good work, TTG crew.

How did they get away with all those references?

“Titans! Roll out!”

As an old school fan of the 80's and 2003 Teen Titans, I rarely watch Teen Titans Go. When I do watch it, I sometimes fun across really funny episodes. Tonight, however, I ran across something magical. That thing is "The Night Begins to Shine". 100% 80's goodness. Then I realized that this song has been used other times in the series and that there is a music video for it! And now, there is going to be a four night event centered around the song starting on August 1st. My fake 80's child heart is overjoyed. Like, the character designs, music, and animation is just beautiful! I currently have this song on repeat! ❤️❤️❤️https://youtu.be/uR131fc2pZY

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Catalyst Prime Superb #1

Catalyst Prime Superb #1
Lion Forge Comics 2017
Written by David F. Walker & Sheena C. Howard
Penciled by Ray-Anthony Height
Inked by Le Beau L. Underwood
Coloured by Veronica Gandini
Lettered by AW’s Tom Napolitano

   One year ago, Earth was saved from an asteroid, but a meteor shower hit the world! Youngstown, Ohio, became a Level 5 impact zone, and teenagers are emerging with new superpowers! Kayla Tate has returned to Youngstown and reunited with her childhood friend, Jonah Watkins, a young man with Down syndrome. Together, they’ll uncover the mystery of the superhero and Internet sensation “Cosmosis” and his nighttime battle against the supposedly-benevolent corporation known as Foresight.

   I grew up in the 80’s when the New Teen Titans, the Legion of Superheroes and the New Mutants were in their heyday.  You know what they all had in common they actually felt like teenagers not a stereotype not a cliche, they didn’t seem forced or fake.  David and Sheena bring that same exact feel to the kids we see here.  They feel authentic like teenagers should whether or not they are jerks with uninformed opinions, family bias or that know-it-all demeanor.  These are kids we know, they have good points, flaws and see the world in ways that we tend to forget about.

   There’s something incredible about the whole Catalyst Prime Universe.   They are managing to not only release these books slowly but surely in  a way that makes things easy to follow but also easy to get excited over.  It feels new, fresh andi full of potential and each book has that take to it, that edge or viewpoint we’ve not seen before.  I’m stoked to see where this is going to go and from the level of writing that they have done already I can almost say with unparalleled certainty that you’re going to enjoy it.

   Super surprised and enthralled by the interior artwork here.  The attention to detail is utterly phenomenal!  The way page layouts are utilised through their angles, perspective and all those backgrounds really make the story sing.  The fact that this comes across so much as your classic superhero genre book is extremely exciting because it brings back that feel I had when I was a teenager.  There’s hope in this and you can’t fake that.

   While David and Sheena make this very current for our world and society today in that the Event has made these people afraid and prone to acting stupidly it’s very well done.   Yes there is an “evil” corporation trying to scoop up these people affected by the meteorites for reasons of their own.  Though it’s nice to see that they are ruthless and we don’t know exactly what they have in store we get enough to let our imagination run wild.  This makes me happy and excited because it leaves thing to be discovered while filling my head with worst case scenarios.

   Then there are the kids playing hero.  One in costume and his identity remains unknown right now, i’m not gonna guess because i’ll probably be wrong.  But we are introduced to a number of kids who have potential to not only rock the boat but stand up for what they see and believe in to shake up the status quo.  

   Unlimited potential with some incredibly strong solid storytelling.