But not as rich as Murphy, oil heir JP Houston, film star Cecilia Sunbeam and the 'Green Team's' potential new member, Prince Mohammed. It's 'Mo' who is our point of view player, motivating the introductions of characters and concepts, and it's Mo's mistake which put everyone at the poxpo at risk from terror gang The Riot Act.
The intruders provoke an outbreak of action at the end of this issue; before that, it's almost all talk - but because the talk comes courtesy of writers Art Baltazar and Franco, it's very smart and very entertaining. Characters are introduced one by one without it feeling as if someone brought an exposition machine to the poxpo, and we get a sense of one very big conflict that threatens the Teen Trillionaires (the earlier minted mob, created by Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti, were Boy Millionaires). As well as updating the original Green Team from Seventies DC tryout book 1st Issue Special - with Cecil becoming Cecilia, and Abdul Smith promoted to Prince Mo - we meet JP's sister, LL and Mo's bodyguard, Abisha. Altogether, they're a charismatic crew, and while we don't get a clear idea of where this book is going - though a superhero thread is present - there's more than enough here to bring me back. Like Art and Franco's DC Kids' books, Tiny Titans and Superman Family Adventures, the Green Team is fun from beginning to end.
While the Green Team - Cecilia apart - are based visually on the originals, Guara takes a more naturalistuc approach than did master stylist Grandenetti, but it works well; there's a real warmth to his illustrations, and JP Mayer's finishes maintain a pleasing delicacy of line.
Then there's Amanda Conner's eye-poppingly good cover, which suggests that once this comic gets into its stride, big and mad will be the order of the day. I can live with that!
And kudos to whoever designed that logo, one of the best since DC's New 52 relaunch gave most everybody a fresh masthead. It's perfect and, like the rest of the cover, coloured by the excellent Paul Mounts. Interiors are toned by Wil Quintana and lettered by Travis Lanham, both of whom contribute to a superior first issue. Any Teen Trillionaire would be happy to pay $2.99 for it.