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Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven: 12/09/21

Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven

Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator) is the third of the Teen Titans graphic novels. Garfield "Gar" Logan and Raven Roth meet in Nashville. Both have been lured there by Slade but they've been told to keep their meetings a secret.

Raven, distracted by the fear she'll lose control over Trigon, ends up being a prime target for pickpockets. Gar who is more street aware is able to help her and it's through that initial meeting that they become friends.

In the Teen Titans animated series, Slade does his worst by sewing distrust among the Titans. He plays on their inability to openly communicate. Here, though, as two strangers in a strange town, Raven and Gar have exactly the opposite motivation. They have each other and they have a person they've been texting with. Quickly they become friends as familiar faces in an unfamiliar place are reassuring.

The graphic novel also uses their insecurities about their powers as the starting point for their friendship and later relationship. Gar is also written better here than he is in Teen Titans Go. He's respectful of Raven's boundaries and genuinely nice to her.

The fourth book in the series is Teen Titans: Robin. It releases sometime in 2022.

Five stars

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