Teen Titans #8

Teen Titans #8

Writer: Ben Percy, Dan Abnett, Christopher Priest Artist: Khoi Pham, Wade von Grawbadger Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 15
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World's Deadliest Assassin-Deathstroke! But when Robin interrogates Nightwing about his history with Deathstroke, dark secrets are revealed and alliances are broken!
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  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 17, 2017

    Percy passes off the baton next issue to the Deathstroke writer Priest. With the way Lazarus Contract has played out, I'm expecting another terrific installment especially after this crazy cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopnComics - Tim Montoya May 17, 2017

    There is so much going on in this 4 part series that it has me on the edge of my seat. Deathstroke has always been one of my favorite villains. His portrayal in this particular series although a little more PG than I would like is still well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto May 17, 2017

    With three writers it is easy to think that too many cooks would spoil the broth, but I have to honestly say that the crossover feels really balanced. It feels as if the writers are using each issue to focus on one theme each. In the first issue it was really about rebirth and bringing things back and with this one it is trust. As long as they keep this up it could be really effective and make for a great crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler May 17, 2017

    The Lazarus Contract is a must read for every comic book fan. Such beautiful storytelling and shocking moments to go along with it, that in the end it leaves you not knowing which side to root for. The Lazarus Contract is not something you want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara May 18, 2017

    Teen Titans continues to be a fun book, and definite course correction from its new 52 counterpart. It has focus, sense of purpose, but most of all sense of family that the book lacked in New 52 era. It is a good time to be a Titans fan! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris May 20, 2017

    Teen Titans #8 built from the solid foundation that last weeks Titans #11 gave us, creating a second part that leaves a lot of doors open for the final two issues, as well as future issues of the series. While it may not have moved the story forward all that much, it was still a very enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira May 17, 2017

    Benjamin Percy's Teen Titans #8 keeps the momentum of "The Lazarus Contract" going, keeping us in suspense and eager for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 19, 2017

    In short, this is a very solid issue, working as a single chapter in the ongoing narrative but also as a standalone issue, giving depth to Kid Flash's fears and doubts about his mentor, making Deathstroke seem relatable without blunting his menace and playing with the concept of multiple Wallys in fun ways. Teen Titans #8 isn't even hampered by Damien, as he works well within the cogs of the story, and the art is well-done throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab May 19, 2017

    This is definitely a must read, especially if you've read part one of this crossover. This issue gives us an insight into Wally's mind,and the extremes he's willing to go to save lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair May 19, 2017

    Overall this issue was a great step in the Lazarus Contract story, and Im definitely excited to see who gets resurrected…at least, I think will get resurrected as the Lazarus name conveys. Looking forward to the next part which continues in Deathstroke. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 17, 2017

    A great continuation of this crossover arc. It was a fast and enjoyable read. Every character was highlighted perfectly and each unique quirky quality added flair to the story. There were moments, artistically that, for me at least, took away from the story. Even so, the suspenseful plot line and skill of having the heroes be so well developed made up for it. Definitely a book for the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason May 17, 2017

    As the second part of the Titans and Teen Titans crossover we are reminded by Robin that Death stroke has both Wally Wests. Naturally the Teen Titans head to the Titans, and tensions run high. After all Robin is not exactly a diplomat, yet Percy avoids the hero versus hero fight with aplomb. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans May 16, 2017

    This is a strong story entry into the “Lazarus Contract” storyline, if not lacking a bit on the more technical aspects of the issue. Still, it doesn't detract what has the potential to be a good crossover. DC definitely needs one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Chris May 17, 2017

    If you're able to let go of "the way things used to be" there is plenty to enjoy here.  While perhaps a bit weaker than the opening chapter of the Lazarus Contract, this issue does move the story along.  The novelty of seeing the disparate Titans interact along with the cliffhanger make this issue worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 18, 2017

    The initial conflict between the two Titans teams feels forced, even it doesn't fall all the way into clich. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 22, 2017

    Teen Titans #8 does a good job bringing the team into the conflict started over in it's big brother title, Titans. The dynamic between the two Titans teams played in well with how Deathstroke was able to get into Kid Flash's head. Unfortunately "The Lazarus Contract" crossover is still being kept back by the fact that the scale of the story feels too small for a crossover involving three different ongoing titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 17, 2017

    Another slow-moving installment in “The Lazarus Contract”,Teen Titans #8 fails to offer much justification for its existence in the wider story. It still has some of the charm that Percy has worked hard to hone these eight months, but they are flashes in an otherwise dull picture. Phamand company are in decent form, but over Hester's busy layouts, it's hard to appreciate the visuals as much as I usually do in this book. Here's hoping the next installment of this crossover makes up for the first two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 17, 2017

    The storyline moves forward much more here than last issue, but it's still unclear why Grant's death is hitting Deathstroke so hard now. That should come more to light next issue, as the extent of the newly revealed agreement between Deathstroke and a Titan comes to light. It hasn't yet delivered on the homage of its title, but it seems to be moving in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion May 17, 2017

    "The Lazarus Contract" has bits and pieces that work, but I get the feeling the stand-out chapter will be its conclusion, as I'd be lying if I didn't say I had some significant interest in a Priest-written super-speed enhanced Slade Wilson (and what sort of internalized journey he'll go through). But the getting there has felt like more work than needed, especially in how it stopped each of its respective series dead cold. Read Full Review

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