Titans #5

Titans #5

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 17
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"The Return of Wally West" part five! Wally West will do anything to save his friends-even at the cost of his own life! The full extent of Abra Kadabra's greatest trick is finally revealed!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 23, 2016

    In conclusion Titans #5 shows that this series may still have a chance to be great, and gives me greater faith. I've been loving Abnett's Aquaman, so was expecting as great of a calibre, and hopefully this is the turning point. I am looking to see the resolution in #6, and hope that Abnett doesn't drop the ball in the final issue, but for now i'm excited. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 23, 2016

    Titans #5is more than a thrilling blockbuster of a comic. It's a perfect encapsulation of one of DC Comics most under-rated and – in recent years – under-served heroes. The classic Wally West is back and thank goodness for it. So if you're a reader who only knows about Wally West from The Flash TV series or The New 52 comics, pick up this book and prepare for the run of your life. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Anika Hossain Nov 23, 2016

    Overall, TITANS #5 is an action-packed issue with gorgeous art and brilliant characterization. I'm eagerly looking forward to how Wally comes back in the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 23, 2016

    This issue is a lot of fun that pushes Flash to the brink, effectively tethering itself to the character and the stakes. Titans has been a lot of fun and if you like action in your comics you'll dig it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 28, 2016

    Minor hiccups aside, however, Titans #5 proves to be one of the most fun issues of the DC "Rebirth" in total. Fans who have been clamoring for the return of "their" Flash will rejoice, as Wally West gives DC's other speedsters a run for their money, as Dan Abnett and Brett Booth deliver a particularly fine bit of super heroic action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Nov 29, 2016

    If you're a Flash fan, a fan of Wally West, a fan of the Titans and the Teen Titans, a fan of DC, a fan of comic books in general, or even just a fan of great storytelling then read this issue. It's worth every cent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 23, 2016

    The biggest problem for Titans now is that the story with Abra Kadabra is now five issues in and doesn't feel any closer to reaching a conclusion. With the bi-weekly schedule, this story wouldn't feel as prolonged and needlessly dragged out, but the traditional release schedule is really hurting it at this point. Abnett needs to start significantly pushing the story forward otherwise Titans will continue to be left in the dust of DC's higher profile Rebirth titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Nov 23, 2016

    Titans #5 is great book that gives a great introduction to Kadabra, if you're not already familiar with his character. Abnett does a great job of reintroducing him and reminding us just exactly how powerful and how much of a threat he can be. Hopefully we'll have more conflicts between the two in the future because he's one of my favorite Flash villains for Wally to face. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Nov 23, 2016

    The current issue of Titans was fast-paced, character-driven, and appropriately emotional. The lack of action from the other Titans and the still-shaky art brought the score down a little, but this issue may be its strongest one yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 24, 2016

    Titans has been delivering a lot of fun since it kicked off and has been one of the more consistently enjoyable Rebirth books I'm following. That said, this is a lengthy opening arc that makes me wish for the days of three issue stories where I used to get them in the mail direct from the publisher. It's not overly padded but I'm hoping for a bit more meat in my book. Abnett's doing some fun things here in getting Wally back into the picture and setting him up for what's to come next but it's Booth and Rapmund that make this a must-read book month after month with such deliciously fun pages and layouts that brings the speedster side to life in a great way. Here's hoping that the next arc will let them flex more with the rest of the cast as I really want to connect with them since I haven't read a Titans oriented book, or solo books from them, in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Nov 25, 2016

    Overall this was a good issue for showcasing the power of Wally Westm and seeing him fade back into the speed force is a great cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 24, 2016

    This is a vast improvement over what's come before it, and if I were grading Titans against itself, I'd probably jump the score up to an 8.5/10. That's the power of honest, unforced story telling that feels natural. Unfortunately, I'm not judging Titans against itself, but everything that's hitting shelves, and despite great improvements, the score doesn't jump that high. A win is a win though, and Abnett and Booth should feel very happy with this issue. Now, if they can continue this quality and drop the repetitive exposition, I might grow to become excited to read Titans each month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 28, 2016

    Titans #5 lacked the impact that Dan Abnett was hoping to deliver with Wally West's actions. The ending of this issue would've meant more if we were further into Titans as a series. Abra Kadabra's appearance in this issue didn't help any as he has become more of a one-note villain each time he appears on screen. On the plus side, Brett Booth delivered a great looking issue with how he drew Wally running faster and faster with each passing page. Hopefully this story arc is able to end on a high note in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 23, 2016

    This issue does little else than to catch new readers up on what's going on and proving that Wally is the fastest man alive......... That's about it.  The best thing about this issue is the fantastic art team that give us their all every month and make this book look great.  Besides that though, there's nothing really new here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
    Kitaru Nov 24, 2016

    Wally West is one of my favorite characters of Rebirth, with the speed in this issue making him an even more awesome character. Abra Kadabra is a silly character from an outside perspective, but within the comic he makes a very good villain. Great issue.

  • 9.0
    ArkhamJamie Nov 28, 2016

    [ART: 9.5 | STORY: 9 | WRITING: 8.8 | TOTAL: 9.1 (~9)] Titans is definitely in my top three Rebirth books so far alongside Detective Comics and Superman. This issue took things up a notch with a fantastic premise that was elevated with his stakes and strong emotional chords being strung. The issue's cliffhanger is definitely going to be interesting to see played out, but this was a fantastic issue for Wally fans.

  • 8.5
    MisterMelo Nov 24, 2016

    Pretty awesome issue.

  • 8.5
    ignalarra Nov 26, 2016

    I was honestly thinking about dropping this book, but after this issue I'm considering staying. It's really good.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Nov 23, 2016

    Besides a villain who shouldn't be in books, I really liked it.

  • 7.5
    Holyjiebus Nov 28, 2016

    Comic Book Review (7.5/10) “Good,” Titans #5: “The Return of Wally West Part 5: Run for Their Lives,” Writer: Dan Abnett, Penciller: Bret Booth, Plot: Kadabra has just revealed that it was he that made Kid Flash disappear from reality, but in the process also got rid of himself. In order to come back to this reality, Kadabra brought back Wally West into this world and is now making West run the race of his life. Can West save his team mates and Linda before their time is up? 6.25 seconds to run 7,000 miles. This whole issue is about Wally West saving his teammates that are about die at the hands of the Titan doppelgangers in four different areas: Arsenal in Keystone City, Aqualad and Omen Metropolis, Nightwin and Donna Troy in Coast City, and Linda in Gotham City. Watching Wally go crazy fast to save his friends was really cool and probably made this issue the most compelling comic out of this series thus far. Not a lot happens here, but what creative does in telling this story I thought was well executed. This issue was a fast read, but under the circumstances I felt it fit this issue. West starts reevaluating his relationship with his friends and how much they mean to him, and how he must save them or die trying. This issue really made me care about Wally West, and made me want to see him succeed. This was also Booth’s best work yet in this series, and I do not understand why people do not like his artwork. The shot with West running and wiping away a tear thinking about Linda and how much she meant to him was probably my favorite panel of his, but this whole issue’s artwork was really great.

  • 10
    Harperious Nov 24, 2016

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    Lotrbruno Nov 24, 2016

  • 9.0
    DizzyG Nov 25, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Nov 28, 2016

  • 8.5
    StanielK Dec 1, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 24, 2016

  • 7.5
    ComickerPerson Nov 23, 2016

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 23, 2016

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Nov 25, 2016

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    EggMath Nov 23, 2016

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