Convergence: Titans #1

Convergence: Titans #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Ron Wagner, Jos Marzan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Starfire and Donna Troy track down Arsenal, who had retreated after the loss of his arm and the death of his daughter - but what they find is more terrifying than they ever could have expected!

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 9, 2015

    I looooovvvveeee this issue.  I didn't realize until I read this how much I really missed this iteration of Roy Harper: Arsenal and Fabian Nicieza does a hell of a job in differentiating the way this story is told from what we're getting in the majority of the Convergence titles this week.  With great art and a great story, this is a Convergence title that I think everyone should read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 8, 2015

    Convergence: Titans #1 is a really solid book, although I feel the need to clarify this as coming from somebody who does not have particularly strong ties to this era of the Titans. I have not read Roy Harper's full journey from junkie to father, nor can I tell you what Donna Troy or Starfire were up to before Flashpoint. I am only tangentially aware of events these characters went through thanks to online discussion, and if you're a fan of the old Arsenal, I can't sit here and tell you that it's more in line with the character you know and love than the trucker hat version from Red Hood and the Outlaws, because I don't know for sure. You'll have to take my word that this is a good read not as a DC Comics fan, but as a fan of good comics in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Apr 12, 2015

    There was a lot of great Roy Harper moments in this issue. I missed Pre-52 Roy, even if DC had made his life into a series of unfortunate events. This could have been a great issue, but it did tend to meander a bit, and I thought it was odd that the two Titans powerhouses needed to be saved by Roy. Kori and Donna did just about nothing in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Apr 8, 2015

    The main problem with this (and many other Convergence titles) is that it is hard to see exactly where it is going. At the same time the concept is not really gripping, and doesn't really draw the reader in to its world. It is still interesting to see where this can go, but this interpretation of the cherished and missed characters feels like they have forgotten what made them popular to begin with. It is after all likely that every single group of characters will prevail against the somewhat random selection of foes it has to face, most of whom are not relevant to modern readers, even those from before Flashpoint. Therefore this kind of feels like a fluffy but also mostly fun interlude before we find out what exactly is going to happen to these other characters Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 13, 2015

    The story is really solid; the addict given the choice to return to the thing that hurts him the most, and a no win situation that the heroes must win works no matter how you tell it. The art is really good, and the cliffhanger has me ready to read part two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 13, 2015

    "Convergence: Titans" #1 is a decent offering in this event, pitting a trio of Titans against the Extremists of "Justice League International" fame with Gotham City serving as a backdrop. Nicieza keeps the story from being a by-the-numbers showdown and leaves readers with a cliffhanger that has no clear, pre-assured outcome. Arsenal, prior to "Blackest Night" and "Brightest Day," may have soured fans of the Titans lore, but Nicieza does a nice job returning some of the emotional ambiance comic book fans have always enjoyed in their Titans comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 8, 2015

    All told Convergence: The Titans #1 is a mixed bag. In terms of artwork, the book looks fantastic, riding a wave of nostalgia with a retro look and dense panel layouts. Story wise, this debut issue leaves a lot to be desired. Roy Harper, as a leading man, is all over the place and Donna Troy and Starfire are relegated to cannon fodder as the battle for Gotham's place in reality starts. Convergence: The Titans #1 is a rocky start for the Titans entry into this latest event, but the seed of a good comic is definitely there, barring a completely disastrous second installment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 12, 2015

    It's just thin, with no real characterization and certainly no explanation for the whole "city on another world" shtick. My advice: like me, you should avoid this "event." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Benjamin Fincham-de Groot Apr 17, 2015

    As much as the issue served its role as a spin off to a larger event, there really wasnt muchto it, and for everything it achieved, Ive seen other Convergence spin off do the same, but better. Read Full Review

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