So was going through the collection this past 4th of July holiday weekend, when I stumbled across a copy of 2006 Teen Titans annual No. 1. Now I am not a regular Titans reader, and was trying to figure out why this issue was in my long box, (Most likely picked it up due to Infinite Crisis Crossover- tie in) and as I was flipping through it to refresh my memory on the plot, I was kind of shocked to see some sultry panels with Superboy (Conner) and Wonder Girl (Cassie) getting it on in the Kent family barn. Now I am not a prude and am fully aware of the Sex motif popular in comics, (Thanks Adam Hughes and Mike Turner.) with the super gals running around in short skirts, body suits,and fish net stalkings. But this seemed a little much for even a modern day DC comic. If not for the carefully placed shadow in the Barn we’d see Cassie’s top asset’s. But at least they had our Wonder Girl wearing pants along with Conner’s shirt the morning after, all be it a low cut shirt. The really funny thing about this issue is when Ma and Pa Kent, discover the two lovers the morning after with the whole awkward breakfast scene taking place.
I guess what throws me off about this issue is that our current Superboy was portrayed vastly different from our original Superman, boy scout Kansans farm boy, Smallville Clark Kent. But I guess with Conner we are being more realistic with teens doing what teens do, when not fighting crime and the scourge of evil. Overall an odd funny issue. But maybe DC could have taken advantage of the issue to help promote or educate safe sex for our young readers. Or maybe Sex just sells.