Teen Titans Go! to Camp
by Sholly Fisch, Marcelo Dichiara (Illustrator)
4 out of 5 stars
The Teen Titans have been banned from superhero summer camp, so this year for camp they are going to Camp Apokolips. The evil Granny Goodness is looking for recruits and is trying to undermine the heroes’ friendships by getting them to compete against each other. No one is more competitive than Robin, and his enthusiasm sometimes overwhelms his better judgement, causing problems for the team.
I liked the comedy in this comic! Robin is always getting up to crazy highjinks and ruining everyone’s camp experience with his insane determination to win the “Best Camper” award. He is always trying to prove that he is the fastest, smartest, biggest hero in the entire camp, and that is the perfect backdrop for some truly hilarious failures.
The campers have to endure the disgusting food, the crazy counselors, and the ultimate obstacle-course race where the winner is the one who lives through it. But somehow they learn to rely on each other and trust their instincts, and their friendships become stronger than ever.
I like the pacing of the book, and there is plenty of action and silliness to keep your interest. There is some good character development, especially for Robin. The plot does a good job of balancing a lot of different characters, but we get to see little slices of scenes and dialogue from each of them. They are all memorable and fun!
The best part of this book is the “letters from camp” as each of the characters write home about their camp experience, and each “letter” is illustrated by a different artist in a different comic style. It’s so interesting to see all these art styles in the same book, and it feels like the different voices of each character is reflected in the art. Whether they are a silly or serious character heavily influences the writing style and the artwork. It’s brilliant, and gives a whole new depth to the story!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.