Teen Titans #1

Teen Titans #1

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16
6.2Critic Rating
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Tim Drake, Batman's former sidekick, is back in action when an international organization seeks to capture, kill or co-opt super-powered teenagers.As Red Robin, he's going to have to team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and the hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash to stand any chance at all against a living, breathing weapon with roots in another world! They along with a few other tortured teen heroes will be the Teen Titans in this new series from writer Scott Lobdell (WILDC.A.T.S, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Brett Booth (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 28, 2011

    With Lobdell writing this and Superboy, we're seeing some major crossover material that gives the book a bigger feel in this new DCU. It's a different Teen Titans and I still miss the original team but this one is definitely going to give us something different to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Oct 5, 2011

    I'm curious enough to read more, and unlike much of the "DC-nU," this issue doesn't seem to fall back on graphic violence, death, or sex to sell it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 28, 2011

    The book will definitely get me back for several more issues, but very likely as a +1 month digital purchase. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Oct 1, 2011

    This book changes a lot. Kid Flash is no longer associated with Flash (at least not yet), Tim Drake has wings, and Cassie Sandsmark stole a shiny red convertible, lies a lot and doesn't want to be called Wondergirl. But the writing is snappy, the art is great, and if you are coming on as a new reader I think you will really enjoy this. Lobdell has impressed me so far, and I am interested to see where he goes with his titles. 3.5 out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 4, 2011

    Still, for all the good, there's something missing here. There's a spark, a fire that you need to feel the Teen Titans as a team that we don't have yet. The previous incarnation came in with that spark, having previously been teamed up in Young Justice, but with this back-to-basics approach, I can forgive a lack of camaraderie in this first issue. Still, it'll be incumbent upon Lobdell to establish that fairly quickly or the fans may start to drift. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 29, 2011

    While the negatives may seem to outnumber the positives in this post, the most important thing about any comic to me is the story, and the story WAS good. So while there were a lot of things I wasn't exactly fond of, the story kept me involved. I guess if I had to bottom line this issue, I'd say it was solid but unspectacular. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 4, 2011

    Now, I didnt like the art at all. It started with KidFlash whose face I felt like punching. He just didnt appeal to me. Later, we also see ugly faces for Wonder Girl which made me more focused on how much I couldnt stand her face than what she was actually doing. I dont like the work of this artist much, so I wont focus on that too much here. His work is dynamic and seemingly well positioned for an action-packed comic book. Some readers may enjoy the Jim Lee influences. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 29, 2011

    With all the negative talk that preceded this title, the issue actually feels stronger than what you'd lowered yourself to expect. Still, you'll have good reason to stay a little wary, as it'll take a couple issues to determine if the character changes will ultimately work out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Sep 28, 2011

    It'll be interesting to see this team come together, but the creative forces will need to step it up a notch to keep me interested for another issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Boisson Oct 3, 2011

    Oh, Scott Lobdell, you're so wildly inconsistent, we just don't know what to do with you in this new DC Universe. You started with the good (Superboy #1), then came the bad (Red Hood and the Outlaws #1) and now we have the frighteningly mediocre. With this being a tie-in to his uncharacteristically good book, I do worry that this series might bring Superboy down. (Fuck, I hope I'm wrong!) That said, this is not a bad book, by any means. But, like a lot of the #1 titles that DC has put out, it is just... there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Shawn O'Rourke Sep 29, 2011

    One of the main goals for DC's relaunch was to grab readers who may never have picked up a comicbook before while avoiding alienating longtime readers. Teen Titans #1 is, in my opinion, one of books that truly fulfills this agenda. It finds a great equilibrium between the fun that made many of us first pick up comics, and the narrative strength that kept us reading them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 1, 2011

    The art from Brett Booth is well executed. It’s got a bit of an Ed McGuiness feel to it as everybody is a bit bigger than life and super ripped. I like how Booth draws faces and he has a good sense of movement and action. His lines are clean so the detail work comes across nicely. Overall, Teen Titans #1 is an enjoyable book but I don’t know how it will serve DC. I believe it may be too different for longtime Teen Titans fans and as a new reader myself, there’s nothing here that excites me to buy issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 4, 2011

    Teen Titans #1 was not as bad as I thought it was going to be but it still turned out to be an average read. For this new beginning Scott Lobdell throws out the family aspect that has made the Teen Titans the past 20+ years for what looks like a team of outcasts. I am not sure if I like or dislike this new approach for the team. I know that the fact that the lack of connection to the mentors kills some of my interest in this book. At the same time, Lobdell establishes enough that I am willing to give this series until the third issue to convince me if this title deserves a permanent spot on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 5, 2011

    Teen Titans #1 isn't an awful first issue (the opening of Kid Flash aside), but for someone who was never a big Titans fan to begin with there's very little here to bring me back for a second issue. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 28, 2011

    Teen Titans #1 is an example of how ignoring continuity in a story set in a shared super-hero storyscape can hobble a series even before it can take its first couple of steps. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Ken Godberson Dec 22, 2011

    So overall, it is an okay setup for the new book, but is very slow. Like I mentioned, I am a huge fan of Tim Drake and Bart Allen, so if you are a fan of a certain character in this book, I recommend it only because most likely this will be the only book you will find them in. Read Full Review

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