Teen Titans: Earth One #1

Teen Titans: Earth One #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Cam Smith, Brad Anderson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $22.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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In this new, original graphic novel, the young heroes of the Teen Titans never felt like normal kids...but they had no idea how right they were. Their seemingly idyllic Oregon upbringing hides a secret - one that will bring killers, shamans, and extraterrestrials down on their heads, and force them into an alliance that could shake the planet to its foundations! The superstar team of writer Jeff Lemire (ANIMAL MAN, GREEN ARROW) and artist Terry Dodson (WONDER WOMAN, HARLEY QUINN) reinvent DC's youngest heroes, with an all-new mythos in an all-new world!

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Al Sparrow Dec 12, 2014

    Both the Superman and Batman: Earth One books impressed me greatly, and Teen Titans is another jewel in that crown. I shouldn't really have to sell you on it " I think Jeff Lemire is one of the best writers in comics right now, and the Dodsons are known for delivering great artwork. The book's pedigree based on the creative team is pretty much self-evident to long time fans. The real draw, however, is that it paves new unexplored territory for a team that has seen countless relaunches, it pays respect to the material that came before it, and still delivers a story capable of being enjoyed by longtime Titans fans as well as those completely new to the team. Teen Titans Earth One gets my highest recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Nov 19, 2014

    A re-envisioning of the teen hero that far exceeds any attempts at the Teen Titans over the past 20 years, Teen Titans: Earth One is the reboot Ive been waiting for one that respects my favorite incarnation without being a slave to its mythology. Lemire has built the beginning of a fantastic new story here. Volume 2 cant come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Nov 19, 2014

    Teen Titans Earth One Vol 1 is a damn fine read that anyone can jump right into and have a blast. Long time fans will also find a lot to enjoy here too, seeing how classic characters have been fundamentally changed up while still retaining the essence of their character. It also ends on a huge cliffhanger that has me desperately clamoring for more. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Nov 25, 2014

    I won't mention any specifics about the book's ending, but I will say that it ends on more of a cliffhanger than we're used to seeing in "Earth One" titles; it will have you counting the days until a Volume 2 is released (I'd assume two years). Thanks go to Lemire and company for another stellar reimagining and entry in the "Earth One" line of books. I hope that DC expands this universe to its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 19, 2014

    And so, even if it wasn't written for me, I will still claim this as my own, and do so gladly. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 22, 2014

    While its spirit may owe nearly as much to X-Men and Runaways as Teen Titans, the latest entry in the Earth One series proves engaging and real. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 19, 2014

    Here's your chance to dive into a continuity-free Teen Titans story. You don't need to know anything about the characters as Jeff Lemire gets the opportunity to give them all a fresh spin while they still retain some elements of who we know their supposed to be. Terry and Rachel Dodson's pencils and inks look great here, giving the characters new looks that don't completely reinvent them but firmly separates them from any past versions we may have seen. The great thing about this format is getting a complete story. Although there is a slight cliffhanger but that just makes you hungry for more. If you're looking for a new version of the Teen Titans, this is a book new and old Titans fans can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Nov 20, 2014

    Overall, Dodson and Lemire do a great job introducing the Teen Titans of Earth One. The characters are intriguing and eye-popping, the story is imaginative and fulfilling, and the future looks bright for Earth's young heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 20, 2014

    DC's Earth One line has been a rocky road so far, but Teen Titans: Earth One is a largely successful addition. Yes, it's frustrating that the standalone OGN format limits the scope of Lemire's story and his ability to flesh out the team. Even so, the book offers a clever, cohesive overhaul of the franchise and is the first Titans comic in a while to try new and interesting things. Dodson's art also helps bring these revamped heroes to life and give the book a unique look and feel. Let's hope a sequel isn't too far down the road. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Warren Fitzpatrick Nov 19, 2014

    If you have a longtime history with the Teen Titans, you may hate the changes. If you're newer, only recognizing some elements, you might still be put off. My best guess " if you can watch Arrow and enjoy it without complaints that Oliver Queen "wouldn't do that in the comic" then you'll be good with this, especially if you like the heart of the characters presented here. It's a good, quick read and an interesting take on characters over 30 years old updated for modern sensibilities. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Joshua Lapin-Bertone Nov 29, 2014

    The Bottom Line: An enjoyable Elseworlds take on the Titans but a bit compressed. For hardcore fans only. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Nov 24, 2014

    Jeff Lemire, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson and Cam Smith's "Teen Titans Earth One" Volume 1 opens with a world of promise and quickly loses its potential with trite character tropes, a one-note plot, and inconsistent art quality. Certainly separate from its predecessor, "Teen Titans Earth One" tells a story that could definitely stand on its own given more character development and a fuller story. Though the graphic novel has a solid concept at heart, it stumbles to the finish, hoping that its elaborate set up will be enough to invite readers back for a second go. Read Full Review

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