Teen Titans #0

Teen Titans #0

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Tyler Kirkham, Batt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14
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Focusing on the origin of Tim Drake; how a would be Olympic star and computer genius went on to become Batmans third Robin.

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Oct 1, 2012

    Lobdell reminds us in this zero issue why this is one of the best books DC puts out every month!! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Sep 27, 2012

    All in all, Teen Titans #0is fantastic. Scott Lobdell's writing usually leaves a lot to be desired for me, as a reader and a critic. This month, though, he really stepped up his game and gave a solid origin story for Tim Drake that may not be what hardcore fans wanted, but manages to change the character enough to make him interesting again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 26, 2012

    Tim Drake was never called ROBIN. So what. Let's move on. We now see how Tim is worthy of being one of Batman's best partners. The focus on his skills as a gymnast and with computers makes the way Tim becomes Batman's partner easier to swallow. Because of the dreaded five year time period in the New 52, the way Tim becomes Robin/Red Robin and the amount of training he'd need is shortened, especially with it already established that Dick and Jason spent several months out of those five years as well. Tim was always meant to go on to bigger things. We are seeing some changes in Batman continuity now so we can't be sure why exactly he stopped being Batman's partner. We'll have to wait and see what Lobdell has planned in the telling of Tim's story in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Sep 27, 2012

    So the story is alright and it was an origin that definitely needed to be told. Tim's origin is probably the least well known of all the Robin's and some of the changes that were made to Tim's past are definitely for the best. You'll want to pick this book up so you can get in on the discussion of what works and what doesn't. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 28, 2012

    It's funny how low I've set my standards for anything written by Scott Lobdell nowadays... So I'll say this was an okay comic and move on. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Sep 28, 2012

    Teen Titans has some good ideas for Tim Drake's new origin, but it's an ultimately misguided take. Red Robin only diminishes Tim's role in the Batman mythology. It doesn't enhance it or make Tim a more unique character. The rather shallow portrayal of characters like Tim's parents hurt what is otherwise a smart way of transitioning them out of his daily life. And there are just no words for getting rid of the most iconic part of Tim's origin by not allowing him to figure out Bruce Wayne is Batman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Sep 26, 2012

    What's really frustrating is that all of this could work if it weren't for the way being a member of the Teen Titans forces DC to try to hold onto the last bits of the old Tim — likable, plays well with others, still doesn't seem to quite know what to do with girls. A totally independent, wildly brilliant, tech savvy, sociopathic Tim Drake could be fascinating. He probably wouldn't be a team player, but he wouldn't be dull, either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 1, 2012

    Scott Lobdell's writing aside (which is clunky and has a couple of huge plot holes) the story works for the most part up until Drake puts his family in danger by stealing from the Penguin. Yes, this earns him his face-to-face with Batman, but it's hardly the work of the genius the book espouses him to be. The comic also doesn't explain how Tim is able to continue being Tim, and live publicly with Bruce Wayne, with his parents in witness protection and the Penguin still after him. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Sep 27, 2012

    Penciller Tyler Kirkham contributes some striking panels, though the art tends to be overworked. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 28, 2012

    Well, a whole year after DC launched this New 52, I'm finally ready to say this: fuck the reboot. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 27, 2012

    We know so much about them now! Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Poet Mase Sep 26, 2012

    This book may not be overly offensive for readers unfamiliar with Tim Drake's previous origin story, but others may find it significantly less enjoyable. The comparison between Tim Drake and his predecessors is a nice idea, but Lobdell is a little heavy-handed in his delivery. The best case scenario is a yawn for this book. Devoted fans may react more" vigorously. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Sep 27, 2012

    Once again the DC52s changing of history chisels away at my connection to the DC universe. Each and every change feeling like they are prying my fingers away from my ever loosening grip on what I held dear about DCs roster of characters. I thinkI'mdown to about two issues in the DC52 that I actually read with enthusiasm and this #0 month could be the final straw to break the back of my DC Comics regular buying. Dont get me wrong, most of these issues are written well enough for a newbie to DC but DC52 is feeling more and more like its not for meany more. Bring on the Joker! He can win me back right? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 1, 2012

    While the story does summarize the start of Red Robin's career, it does so in a manner that compromises the character and integrity of Batman. That doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the fact that this story ignores the rest of the Teen Titans save for one panel late in the issue. In "Teen Titans" #0, I expect a Titans-centric story. Instead I got "Red Robin" #0 under a "Teen Titans" #0 cover. I haven't been closely following the adventures depicted in "Teen Titans" and there's nothing in this comic book to bring me back. This story is one that needed to be told, sure, but it certainly could have been more engaging. It could have maybe even been more intelligently marketed, perhaps in "DC Universe Presents" or as a series of backups for a stretch of time in one of the Batman-starring comics. As an issue of "Teen Titans," it is simply unremarkable. Read Full Review

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