Teen Titans #16

Teen Titans #16

Event\Storyline: Death of the Family Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2013

    This issue was phenomenal, and the best in the series so far. The fight between the Red's doesn't disappoint, and it's a fitting conclusion to what's been a sketchy crossover (the Teen Titans and RHATO crossover, not Death of the Family). I would highly recommend this issue, and hope that the series continues to be as good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 30, 2013

    How could you resist a comic featuring Tim Drake, Jason Todd and the Joker? Scott Lobdell sets up some nice moments and Brett Booth provides the glorious visuals. It's not just about being a Death of the Family tie in. We do see some other developments with the other members as well as Roy Harper. We also see the 'return' of a certain pre-New 52 Teen Titan which will be very interesting. If you've ever wanted to see Tim and Jason face the Joker or each other, this is the comic you'll want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2013

    But yeah, DC, get on that hiring of Nicieza thing right away. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jan 30, 2013

    The issue's greatest failing is its overabundance of ambition. Lobdell's story tries to cram in the Red Hood/Red Robin team-up, the Joker, the Outlaws, the Teen Titans, and a surprise appearance by Trigon and Company, and the end result feels more than a little bloated for a single issue. Ultimately, it's a solid addition to the Death of the Family arc, but the book's greatest strength lay in its guest stars, so the prognosis for next month is hazy at best. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Feb 1, 2013

    This month, we get yet another issue guest written by Fabian Nicieza but still plotted by series writer Scott Lobdell. Brett Booth continues to supply the comic with some great art. There are quite a few equally great action sequences within these pages. But this is still essentially just another of the same thing we've been getting all along in both Red Hood and the Outlaws and Teen Titans for the last few issues of each title. Not a lot happens, but it still remains a fun and quick read nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 30, 2013

    The This was a fun issue, with great art, and I like what Scott Lobdell has done with Tim and Jason's relationship in The New 52, that said, I feel like this issue had yet another serious lack of balance with the characters. The random plot set ups with all those cameos didn't help as well. Then just as a general note (not a knock on this issue itself) but by the fourth time, the silver platter ending is pretty predictable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 31, 2013

    Hey, here's some good new, Lobdell didn't do the script for this issue, the infinitely more talented Fabian Nicieza did.  Honestly, Nicieza SHOULD be the guy writing this series, but c'est la vie.  This issue was okay, but man were there a mess of holes in it...  Why would Red Hood, of ALL people, even entertain the thought that Joker was really holding his suddenly alive father captive, and would let him go if he DID kill Red Robin!?  I'd believe a politician before I'd believe Joker!  I was happy to see that Jason was going to kill Joker in this issue, because SOMEBODY should, but did anybody really think that Joker was going to die in this issue?!  However, that would sure make Batman #17 an interesting read...  Jason: "Hey Bruce, guess what?  Joker's dead!!"  Bruce: "Already?  Now what do we do..."  All in all though?  This comic was miles better than Red Hood and the Outlaws #16, so that's a win for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 30, 2013

    Ultimately, "Teen Titans" #16 isn't a bad comic, but it's a slightly forgettable one. The stakes never feel high, and even the eventual reveal by the Joker of characters connected to Red Robin and the Red Hood feels curiously muted, perhaps because they aren't ones we've spent any time with in the current continuity. I understand that it can be tough to work with someone else's story, and that's what "Teen Titans" #16 feels like. All parties put in a good enough effort, but the energy from earlier issues isn't here either. As much as I love "Batman" these days, I suspect I won't be the only one glad to see "Teen Titans" clear of this storyline soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 30, 2013

    You really can skip this and go straight to Batman #17 and be perfectly fine. This was Tim and Jason taking pointless swings at each other for a few pages and then we are hit with the same teaser page that we saw in Nightwing, Batgirl, and Damian's books this month. Brett Booth's artwork is dynamic and a joy to look at so I can't wait to see him move over to Nightwing's title soon. It's a good day for Tim Drake fans though, I will Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ethan Barker Feb 5, 2013

    This is just getting ridiculous. There are so many distractions and interruptions going on that nothing long term is being done. What this book needs, desperately, is to take an issue or two to slow down and establish the team and the world. We don't need another boring one-note villain another crossover or another heavy story arc to bog things down. We need a "Day in the life of". If Lobdell would take a page out of Marv Wolfman's book for just one issue, that would be spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Feb 3, 2013

    This issue of Teen Titans is full of forced and contradictory characterization. Very little about this story holds up to a second glance. In fact, quite a bit of it fails to make much sense at the first glance. The Joker is a ridiculously omniscient threat. The new bond between Tim and Jason falls apart spectacularly once the weight having them team up for more than a brief scene comes down on it. Brett Booth's art is energetic and enjoyable at least, even though he includes that face on Red Hood's helmet I hate so much. But ultimately, Lobdell fails to craft a strong thoughtful story here. Instead, this is something that reads as though it was written hurriedly over a weekend on short notice. Read Full Review

  • 0.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 31, 2013

    In conclusion, this issue was awful. Just awful. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Jan 31, 2013

    I've got nothing else to say. This was a terrible issue. That's all there is. Read Full Review

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