I’m not sure how long it’s been since I’ve picked up a Teen Titans comic, but it’s been awhile. This latest new beginning entitled “Team Building” is a good place for new readers to jump in. The team consists of Wonder Girl, Superboy, Kid Flash, Ravager, Beast Boy, Raven, and, if the final panels are to be believed Robin. (Please, oh please, let Damian stay on this team!)
Conviction is based on a true story about a man (Sam Rockwell) wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. His sister (Hilary Swank), beginning her quest without even a high school diploma, spends the next several years of her life raising her two sons and struggling through college and law school to become the lawyer her brother needs. What may sound like a bad TV-movie of the week turns out to be so much more.
Screenwiter Pamela Gray and dirctor Tony Goldwyn deserve a fair amount of credit for finding a way to share this story without over-simplifying events or falling into an all too easy trap of caricature and cliché.
These murals done freehand for the playroom of the Reynold’s Home, a shelter for women and children, are pretty darn impressive, and really, really cool. I’m sure alphamonkey would be willing to sell off many of lintly’s vital organs to get one of these in his girls’ room.