Teen Titans: Future's End #1

Teen Titans: Future's End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Will Pfeifer Artist: Andy Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
5.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

With the Teen Titans dead, a new group of young heroes seek justice in the future DC Universe!

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 18, 2014

    This has been my favorite issue of Teen Titans since the relaunch and that makes me so sad.  Here we are with a bunch of new characters that have no experience really working as a team and yet they seem more cohesive than the normal Titans have felt since before it was brought back.  Just a wonderful team of heroes that I'd love to see more of who were brilliantly brought to life by Andy Smith's artwork.  While I'm not sure about the correlation between this Heretic and the one from Batman and Robin's Futures End, I'm just going to go out and say that this is the Heretic the fans wanted to see in that issue.  A really good time and if Klarion is half as much fun in his own title that he is here, then we have a really fun book to look forward to in October.  Go check it out and get to know the Titans of tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 20, 2014

    Worth a read at least, lots of promise and potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 23, 2014

    Despite its few flaws and one confusing story point, Teen Titans is one of the better Futures End issues I've read. I could see myself easily revisiting this team of Titans and their new mission statement in the future, there are sufficient mysteries set out (Heretic notwithstanding) that I'd want to see them again, and the artwork by Andy Smith is consistent and easy on the eye, if not particularly noteworthy. Overall, this issue succeeds in most places, falls down in just a few, and leaves me wanting more. Success! Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 18, 2014

    This issue seemed intriguing based on the fact that the cover showcases a drastically different group of Titans. Unfortunately, the roster in this issue is so different and so removed from Will Pfeifer's ongoing run that the story begins to feel pointless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Sep 18, 2014

    Pick it up if you like rag-tag teams. I really don't see the point of showing off all these characters if they're not particularly going to be used anytime soon? Why endear us to teams we probably won't see again for a while if at all? Since this is sort of a “what if” future anyway? And Klarion without a cat? Sacrilege. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Sep 20, 2014

    Even if you are a Teen Titans fan, it might be a little hard to recommend this issue to you, but they are a bit more likeable than they were in the Lobdell version and the characters do show some promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Sep 22, 2014

    All this said, while I complain about the obviousness and lack of character development here, I recognize that much of that is beyond the creative team's control. In a single issue, they need to establish the team, the villain, the conflict and the new status quo. It's a Herculean task for any one-shot, even more so for a one-shot whose contents have so little relation to the main story. Given the constraints, "Teen Titans Futures End" #1 is not a bad comic; it's just not a compelling one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Sep 19, 2014

    These stories that won't continue or mostly likely won't matter in the future are a by-product of Futures End Month. This particular story, while not poorly written or drawn, only satisfies if it's going to continue. In my opinion, though this issue is a complete "thought", it is not a true one-shot. It depends on future issues to be cared about. It stinks that a decent reboot had to take this type of non-meaningful and un-hyping stop into a fruitless tie-in. I don't, however, blame it on Futures End completely as I still think there could have been something of substance here despite this foray into the future. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - J.L. Caraballo Sep 30, 2014

    Teen Titans packed a lot into a single issue, which seemed a bit too packed, with a bit too much going on and felt more like an expository dump, though that's not a missive on writer Will Pfeiffer, who has a lot to cram into a single issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 18, 2014

    If this is indeed the future of the Teen Titans, then I should have abandoned ship a long time ago. This was the last thing writer Will Pfeifer needed two issues into his relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 21, 2014

    Futures End Teen Titans had some potential, but a rough script crushed any potential for greatness. Andy Smith and Matt Yackey did a decent job on the art and colors, but it wasnt enough for the price tag. Save your money for the regular series, this is just another book that didnt live up to expectations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhiteLantern Sep 19, 2014

    A rather surprising book this week that is really good. The team is diverse in appearance and powers, and for a rag-tag team, do really well. The art is really good as well, and conveys the action and powers of the heroes really well. The big downside is that this is just a one-shot, and there's not going to be more stories with this team in the near future. I would have also liked to know more about what happened to the team we know (beyond "they're dead), and a bit more explanation of the war that these books keep referencing. That's a big flaw with this entire premise: the writers are referencing events that people who aren't reading Future's End don't know about. But it's a fun done-in-one story that's worth the cover price. Not highly, but still recommended.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 18, 2014

    I see a lot of negative reviews, but I thought that this was fun. (Keep in mind, "fun" comics are not usually my thing.

  • 8.0
    Kaleavland Sep 21, 2014

  • 7.5
    Speeding Bullets Sep 21, 2014

  • 5.5
    Redeadhood Sep 26, 2014

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