Monday, May 3, 2010
Teen Titans #40 (December 2006)
After being accused of being the Titans' latest traitor, Ravager attacked Bombshell. Given the disparity in power levels, that didn't pan out very well. The Titans gave Ravager enough benefit of the doubt to send her back to Titans Tower alone, while they traveled with Bombshell in her Quantum Jet to where Robin deduced Raven had ended up, Phoenix, AZ.
Back at the tower, caretakers Wendy and Marvin stopped Ravager from packing her things. They had discovered pages from the book everyone was searching for in the trash, suggesting it had been hollowed out to conceal a data disc that was the true object of interest.
Back on the Quantum Jet, Kid Devil tried to call Rose to apologize, but the signal was jammed. As onboard Titans slowly came to Ravager's defense, Bombshell suggested another candidate for traitor, who happened to be flying right at them. "It's the Martian! I knew it! ...That alien tramp is attacking! She must have read my mind!" Jets flying alongside carried "quantum soldiers" under Bombshell's orders, which were to counterattack. However, Miss Martian turned transparent and entered the Quantum Jet with ease. "Titans. I have caught up with you... I broke the rules, Eddie. I read minds. I know."
Bombshell set the air around Miss Martian on fire, proving her theory that M'Gann was in fact a White Martian in disguise... the "bad" kind. Bombshell sent the reptilian Martian flying out through the ship's hull. "Time to drop kick your ass back to Mars!" While Wonder Girl struggled to safely land the jet from the outside, Bombshell pressed her attack on Miss Martian. Once the White (still wearing her cutesy costume) hit Earth, Cyborg joined Bombshell, though Miss Martian got in a good jab beforehand. "You shouldn't have started this, Amy. It's really not nice!"
Kid Devil couldn't believe Miss Martian was the traitor, but her being a White Martian, Wonder Girl had no such trouble. The pair found Raven inside the abandoned church where she had been resurrected in new flesh by the Church of Brother Blood. Raven attacked Kid Devil, providing one last red herring as to who the traitor was. Sorry for her mistake, Raven heard Cassie's theory about Miss Martian, and emphatically corrected her. The traitor, who immediately knocked Wonder Girl out by using her quantum powers to scramble her brain waves, was Bombshell. The same trick had taken out Robin and Miss Martian, while Cyborg was forcibly rebooted by her blasts. Raven remained defiant against Bombshell, and a returned Ravager managed to distract the villainess long enough for Raven to complete a spell of resurrection on the stolen data disc. From out of a pit rose Rose's long disembodied brother, Joseph "Jericho" Wilson.
"Titans Around The World: Part 3" by Geoff Johns, Tony Daniel, Jonathan Glapoin & Kevin Conrad.