TEEN TITANS #11

“The Lost World of Skartaris Part 3”
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Dan Jurgens and George Perez

Cody the titan that was blown out of the sky city by Mortella crashes into the craft flown by Prysm. He hits and hurts his leg bad but still manages to save the falling Prysm. Meanwhile the others are fighting Mortella who has Prysm’s power as well as other powers. She is winning this fight. The Atom manages to shrink and escape. He finds the room with the power source for Mortella and it is a captive Jennifer Morgan. On the surface Cody and Prysm manage to catch a ride on a pterodactyl and come back in time to fight Mortella. Only now Jennifer is free and can use her powers. Prysm decides to take back her powers to help her teammates and Jennifer helps her. In the end this turns Mortella back to an old hag and ends her threat. The final scene has Jennifer use her power to open a portal home and the Teen Titans are on their way.

So the final issue of the visit of the Teen Titans to Skartaris ends. It was an enjoyable story. This one had guests of the main characters that I loved from the Warlord. Helped that Jurgens wrote for the series so knew how to portray them. Of course it was a mainly superhero story so didn’t really feel like a Warlord story. It was handled well and a nice little bit of nostalgia for the series I missed.

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TEEN TITANS #10

“The Lost World of Skartaris part II”
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Dan Jurgens and George Perez

The Titans are being escorted by Tara back to Shamballah when they are attacked by a herd of triceratops. They use their powers to stop them but one member falls into a pile of dino poo. They make it back and get to clean up and a change of clothes. They find out from Tara who learned English from Morgan that a sky city that comes at irregular intervals is back. It brings cobras that come out of the ground and take people away. Just then the cobras come and the Titans attempt to stop them but they nullify their powers and transport them away.

Meanwhile Morgan, Shakira and Prysm find themselves on the city. Mortella shows an interest in Prysm. Morgan wants to just leave and as him and Shakira are going to the floaters they fall through a trap door. Prysm is interested in Mortalla’s offer to get rid of her powers so she can be normal which Mortella does.

So the Titans find themselves in a chamber filled with skulls and Morgan and Shakira chained to a wall. They free them and bust a hole in the wall. Only Mortella is there now with the powers of Prysm and blasts one of the Titans clear out of the city. At the end Prysm is on a craft now human and looking forward to a new life.

So this issue had a lot going for it. There was plenty of humor. You get a real feeling that the Titans are immature teens. It sets up the main villain in the sky city and Mortella. A mystery that will be revealed in the next issue. So far I enjoy this crossover with Skartaris. Morgan is more prominent. Others like Tara and Skakira have a part in the story. Skartaris looks as it should be. Not to mention the artwork is beautiful.

TEEN TITANS #9

“The Lost World of Skartaris Part 1”
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Dan Jurgens and George Perez

Prysm finds herself in the world of Skartaris. She has lost her powers and is being chased by a T-Rex. Luckily Travis Morgan is in the area searching for his daughter. He jumps on and tries to kill the T-Rex with his sword. Doesn’t help that Prysm tries to stop him from killing the poor T-Rex. The wounded dinosaur decides to go find an easier meal.

Meanwhile Prysm’s team is looking for her over the Arctic. Prysm was captured by some villain named Vault and locked in a cage that drained her powers. Another team member used her energy powers to revive Prysm which caused her to shoot out into the arctic and disappeared. The jet they are flying come to a thunderstorm and they emerge into Skartaris. The storm damaged the craft and it crashes. They then fight an army of sword-men lead by Tara. At the camp of Morgan and Shakira they continue their conversation. Suddenly a giant snake comes up from the ground. It shoots rays from it’s eyes knocking our heroes out. From the mouth comes a beautiful woman named Mortella who has an interest in Prysm.

So another guest appearance for Travis Morgan and Skartaris. I liked this one better then the one in Justice League. First is Dan Jurgens had his first professional assignment on the Warlord so he understands the character. This shows in the writing. I also think the artwork is much better. Now this series is another one I have never read and I don’t know any of the characters. Except Atom but he has been turned into a seventeen year old so not up to speed on the background for this series. As I said though this feels much more like the Skartaris I know and the story so far is a better fit for that world.