Superboy in chains.
Donna Troy on the warpath.
Beast Boy in the thrall of Brother Blood.
Can Nightwing, Starfire, and Robin keep the Titans together long enough to save Raven from the spell that has transformed her into a vengeful god?
A sacrifice must be made.
Lyles Movie FilesWhile the jury may be out on the HBO Max version of Brother Blood, the comic series version is proving to be a worthwhile and formidable foe. Artist Lucas Meyer continues to provide crisp, clean work with expressive characters, clear layouts and smooth action sequences. Colorist Tony Avina incorporates blacks and reds as core colors while using bright blues, greens and oranges as a strong contrast. Bloodpact continues to be a surprisingly strong read with the Titans’ interplay being a highlight even if their memories of being a team are a distant memory.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Exciting, engaging and filled with great action, Scott does a wonderful job of crafting a story that brilliantly ramps up the stakes for the characters as well as the world they exist in. I like the twists the story takes and how it continues to increase the tension for the characters as they grapple with their circumstances as well as their interpersonal relationships. I look forward to the finale based on the action and surprises in this issue. The Art: Meyer delivers some beautiful art in the issue. Everything from the characters to the environments look amazing and the action is visually intense and beautifully detailed.
Batman-NewsThis mini-series delivers the audience a combination of thrilling action and tense character dynamics within a truly nightmarish new reality but there’s always just a bit too much that gets skipped. Yet there’s so much going on that is actually developed in satisfying and unpredictable ways. So I could easily recommend reading Titans United: Bloodpact and I’m really excited to see how it all ends! I’m glad I was wrong about Raven possessing Jinx but I’m still right about the lack of details… sadly.
Dark Knight NewsI can’t praise the art and writing in this book enough, and I’m really excited to see what project this creative team works on next. Titans United: Bloodpact #5 is an action-packed, wild ride that will tease your brain and tantalize your eyes! I’m so excited about the final issue!
Geek DadThe most fast-paced issue of the series so far, things finally come to a head as the liberated heroes make their move on Raven’s sanctum and try to free the “Dark Daughter” herself from Brother Blood. The main problem is that many of them have their own agendas—for instance, Superboy lost his father to Starfire, and doesn’t particularly care that she’s now free from the villain’s control. Adding in the fact that Beast Boy is still possessed, and you have the recipe for a pitched battle. One interesting element of this series is that many characters are significantly more ruthless than their main counterparts in this world—even when they’re not possessed. It leads to some dramatic twists, but it can also make it hard to really care about anyone in the series. After all, the odds are that everything is going to be reset and the main universe will be returned by the end of this mini.