Teen Titans #3

Teen Titans #3

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Khoi Pham, Mark Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 20
6.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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"DAMIAN KNOWS BEST" part three! After Ra's al Ghul and the Demon land a devastating blow against the Teen Titans, the team is forced to regroup. Facing an enemy that knows them better than they know themselves, what chance does this young team have? And how can they trust Damian after everything he's put them through?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 31, 2016

    The story ends with Damian making a sacrifice that, frankly, seems a bit out of character, considering that he has only been dealing with these teammates for a couple of issues so far. But it does serve as a good tease for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science - Chris Dec 28, 2016

    I can say with absolutely no doubt that this feels more "Titans" than either New-52! volume, and I am enjoying this title more than I have in over a half-decade.  It's not perfect, though what I'd consider flaws are necessary to the story's progression (ie. this is all about Damian).  I am optimistic that this will become a must-read title once this introductory storyline passes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Dec 28, 2016

    Teen Titans #3 is a solid book. It moves the story forward by examining the past. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Dec 30, 2016

    Overall a decent issuestill looking forward to this series as it comes, but I hope that we can get away from Damian grappling with his heritageagain. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 28, 2016

    Teen Titans #3 is a mixture of quality very much in line with the earlier installments in this series. Comic relief and gravitas distract from the sometimes questionable character work, while an overall decent outing from new artist Khoi Pham helps start things off with enough pizazz to carry a lot of weight once things slow down later on. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 28, 2016

    This issue isn't terrible, but it doesn't do enough to make it worth your time. It's one of those issues that slowly builds up characters, lacks action, and will certainly pay off later, but could be skipped. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2016

    Teen Titans needs a real spark at this point. Right now, it's one of the few Rebirth titles that has failed to meet expectations. Hopefully Percy can turn the title around sooner than later. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Dec 28, 2016

    This issue is slow, boring, and awkward to look it. It does change things and add to the history of characters which is great but it is a rough read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 31, 2016

    Teen Titans feels like a story where Damian is haphazardly lashing out after some kind of fight with his dad, and somehow his tantrum has embroiled a couple other young superheroes who are too dopey to do anything but assume that the Robin would know what he's doing. But none of that feels intentional. The constant rotation of artists also isn't helping. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ArkhamJamie Dec 31, 2016

    TT [ART: 7.5 | STORY: 7.5 | WRITING: 8.8 | TOTAL: 7.9 (~8)] It's a major shame that neither Meyers or Neves could've continued on art. I wasn't a fan of Pham's work this issue. The plot is a bit lacking this issue, but Percy makes it up for it with some really good writing. Each character feels three-dimensional and the cast really helps this book from being mediocre. While this issue is a large step-down from the previous two issues, I have hope that this book can be rebound with the next few issues with a better plot and some better art.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain Jan 11, 2017

    Damian remains a frustratingly inconsistent character, but I enjoyed the "Breakfast Club" style bonding and character building here. I'm sticking around to see what happens.

  • 7.5
    thecomiccookebook Dec 28, 2016

    I thought this was pretty good, developed the characters a little more but fairly minimal on plot. The art was mediocre but had an interesting conclusion. On the fence about continuing this.

  • 7.5
    Holyjiebus Jan 3, 2017

    Comic Book Reviews (7.5/10) "Good" Teen Titans #3 "Damian Knows Best Part 3" Writer: Benjamin Percy Penciller: Khoi Pham Plot: Damian and the Teen Titans have escaped the Demon's Fist, a force of assassins assembled by Ra's al Ghul and once led by Damian. This issue takes us back to when Damian and his cousin Mara, the current leader of the Demon's Fist, were being trained by the Demon. Can the Teen Titans learn to accept one another and learn to work together? This issue felt like there was a lot of filler including a scene where the Titans were talking over a camp fire and randomly divulging their greatest pains. It felt forced that this group of individuals who never really worked as a team all of a sudden started sharing their greatest pains. Maybe it was because they just went through a near death experience with their fight with the Demon's Fist, but it felt out of place. Still seeing Beast Boy and Kid Flash banter off one another was enjoyable and seeing Damian open up to his new friends was interesting. Pham does a good job in showing us visually the tumultuous relationship and competitive nature between Damian and Mara. He has a darker tone compared to the previous artists, but it seemed to match the story as both the Teen Titans and the Demon's Fist retreated to lick their wounds.

  • 7.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Dec 29, 2016

    the art is clearly the worst part of this book

  • 7.0
    Jack's Yattering Jan 17, 2017

    SCORE: 7.1

  • 6.5
    Nobodyisemo Jan 1, 2017

    I can see why people are having problems with the art. It's inconsistent, and characters don't seem to hold the same face from one panel to the next. I do like Pham's layouts, and the shapes of the faces are appealing. The characters were all unique, and didn't fall into May Sue-dom, which isn't easy to do with superheroes. Though, I guess that might be easier in a team book, because the differences and chemistry and heat between characters is key. The poetry reference is great and develops that inner battle of good and evil in Damian, y'know, the thing that makes him one of the best Batman-related characters.

  • 1.0
    Grumpy Comic Reader Mar 16, 2017

    I did it again! Once again I plunged into the Teen Titans hoping to find that same magic I read in the 2003 series started by Geoff Johns. What has it been? Three new launches for this series? And everytime I make it less distance from Issue #1. Issue #3 is where I got off the Teen Titans bus this time. I was disappointed from the start but this issue slowed to a crawl as the Teen Titans tried to bond. That's right... half of the issue is them bonding at a campfire and listening to lame Beast Boy jokes. And that's really why this series fails. Only 5 Teen Titans and we get the eternally prepubescent Beast Boy as one of the picks? You have comedy gold in Damian yet they try and make him a serious character and the leader of the group. I'm all for new angles on tried and true superheroes but this Damian angle (that is somewhat similar to his resurrection storyline theme) never clicks and falls flat. And in another attempt to re-do backgrounds and ages just enough to piss off longtime fans, Starfire is apparently now a 19-year old. Stop trying to bring back classic characters as teens! Let them move on to the next level and keep the core teams together for Christ sake! Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy should be with the Titans. Or use the Geoff Johns relaunch idea and bring them back as teachers. After sorting out the characters who are dead and waiting for resurrection (because it's so hard to keep track of these days), I believe there should always be 3 core groups... the George Perez Dick Grayson, Wally West, Starfire, Beast Boy, etc Titans 1.0. Followed by the Geoff Johns Tim Drake, Conner Kent, Bart Allen, Cassie Sandsmarck, etc Titans 2.0. And this should be the Titans 3.0 which is fine with Damian but with the exception of the new black Bart Allen, instead of being surrounded by some of the new youth in DC, he is packed into a team that tries to bring all three generations together and fails every step of the way.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 4, 2017

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Feb 3, 2017

  • 8.0
    Phantom Stranger Feb 25, 2017

  • 7.5
    Wolf Warner Dec 31, 2016

  • 7.0
    ComickerPerson Dec 29, 2016

  • 7.0
    NovaRob Dec 29, 2016

  • 7.0
    DizzyG Dec 29, 2016

  • 6.5
    EDiakota Dec 29, 2016

  • 6.5
    Rico Jan 23, 2017

  • 6.0
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 28, 2016

  • 6.0
    Gunnarthehuman Jan 3, 2017

  • 1.0
    OB Dec 28, 2016

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