Thursday, September 24, 2009

Should he register for the draft, or Medicare? "The Million Year-Old Teenager" Teen Titans#2

This was a pretty entertaining little yarn.

Surprisingly, there is no mention of the Teen Titans being in the Peace Corps. I really thought they would be setting up an irrigation system in the Congo or something.

In this issue, the Teen Titans receive a plea for help from a small-town girl in love with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Mammoth tracks!! Seems young Penny Randall is in love with Garn, the new boy at school who just doesn't fit in. Garn doesn't fit in largely due to the fact that he's a caveboy who was preserved in some volcanic mud for the last million or so years and was awakened a'la Encino Man just a few months ago.

Garn's difficulty fitting in with the local scene is intensified by the fact that a giant, Cro-Magnon enemy of his has also recently awakened. And, of course, the local adults assume Garn is in cahoots with this new, destructive caveman.

High points include Wonder Girl saving everyone by tying herself to a tree with her own pony tail, and the Teen Titans laughing at some of their help mail.

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