Future State: Teen Titans #1

Event\Storyline: Future State Writer: Tim Sheridan Artist: Rafa Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 19
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When the original New Teen Titans formed a school to mentor and train young heroes, they wanted to help save the world. Years later, Titans Tower is a monument to a graveyard of pupils lost in a terrible battle. Returning to the site of their greatest failure, Nightwing, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg join Raven to plot a course to face off against the evil that destroyed their team and school. Loyalties are questioned and motives are suspect as the former teen heroes must turn to the mysterious Red X-a former student-for help. Don’t miss the first comics appearance of this Red X, previously seen only in the hit animated TV series Teen Tit more

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Jan 12, 2021

    Future State: Teen Titans #1is overall a great issue. While we find our heroes in rather dire circumstances, they still press diligently forward to still save the day. Sheridan tells a great story rooted in the Teen Titans' rich characterization, supplemented by tremendous artwork from Sandoval, Sanchez, and Tarragona that will immerse you in this new world the team finds themselves in. If you're a Teen Titans fan, you should pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Stone Jan 12, 2021

    As Teen Titans Future State #1 gives us a glimpse into the unwritten worlds of DC's future, these are events that we can only hope our greatest heroes can prevent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 12, 2021

    Future State: Teen Titans #1 is a compelling issue. It may not be where we want to see the DC Universe, but as a two-issue event this book is a great read with lots of interesting moments. It works really well as an introduction to the new Teen Titans Academy launching in March. Overall, it also has a bit of an Injustice feel as well. It's not the DC Universe you know and love, and it may not be a DC Universe you want to learn to love, but it is well executed and captivating. This "Future State" thing might prove to be a winner after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jan 13, 2021

    There's tons to enjoy in this title! With easter eggs strewn about the pages, amazing art, and a killer story, this is a Future State series you'll want to be sure to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Rob Stryczek Jan 12, 2021

    Overall, I enjoy the setting we see the Titans in during the chaotic future that they find themselves in. The stakes are incredibly high, and even with them recovering from a destructive past they are able to persevere and work together as a strong unit. With a home destroyed and their foundation fractured the Teen Titans show that they are still a family. I am very curious as to what the next issue brings with Dick Grayson carrying the Deathstroke mantle and Red X and as to what this duo has planned. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Jan 12, 2021

    Future State: Teen Titans #1 brings together the best of Titans' many past iterations to tell a reverential but still new and ambitious story about the undetermined future of the DC Universe's young heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jan 12, 2021

    Future State Teen Titans #1 is an intriguing first half of a story that promises to explore Dick Grayson's personal outlook and approach to crime-fighting. However, it's purposefully delivered in the most bewildering way possible. If you don't mind chaotic storytelling, Future State: Teen Titans #1 is a unique ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jan 13, 2021

    All in all, a very mixed bag for this "Future State" title, but it will be interesting to see the new directions the Teen Titans head in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 12, 2021

    Rafa Sandoval's art is strong, but this doesn't feel like it's gotten as far away from the troubled history of the Teen Titans as it needs to for a fresh start. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 12, 2021

    While I loved the art in this book and the designs of the characters, new and old, the story to me was a bit of a mess to follow. Yeah, we're going to be thrown into a situation with little to no knowledge because of the Future State storytelling model, but this issue seems to want to be tight-lipped about everything it can and ultimately leaves a confusing mess that's really disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jan 12, 2021

    All in all I won't say this was the strongest of starts for Teen Titans entry into Future State but I do think it did a lot of worldbuilding in one issue and presented some interesting ideas. I don't really care for the darker direction the story has taken, but that's not to say it doesn't explore it in a way others who prefer grimmer takes might enjoy. For me, it was a rough start, but one that I think has potential to be pretty good when we see part two. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 12, 2021

    The idea of the graduated Teen Titans leading a teaching academy has loads of promise, but Sheridan may have spoiled too much of the journey revealing this eventual direction. Hopefully, there will be some fun developments through the series to offer some hope for readers instead of another apocalyptic DC storyline. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 14, 2021

    Future State: Teen Titans #1 is by far the biggest disappointment of this new direction DC Comics has started. Because of where this comic book takes place in the DCU timeline it became reliant on things in other Future State comic books that have not even been released yet. That causes many problems for where we find all the characters. That lack of character development extends to the main conflicts that this series is dealing with. There are so many key details missing that you quickly get to the point of not caring about what happens next in Future State: Teen Titans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 15, 2021

    This book is fit only for the most die-hard of Titans enthusiasts and definitely not for newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    MainManDan Jan 13, 2021

    It was good to see the Titans together written better:

    Red Arrow feels closer to Percy's GA characterisation, Cyborg seems to have found a personality and I enjoyed the friendship between him and Beast Boy- or shall I say Cybeast. Only one who wasn't and felt out of character was Dick.

    This comic feels like its appealing to the nostalgia from the Teen Titans cartoon e.g. Raven saying "Azarath Metrion Zinthos", but I'm completely fine with it. Bring my inner child out

  • 6.5
    Merlyn Jan 12, 2021

    Sandoval is great as usual, Sheridan has to work more on his storytelling.

  • 5.5
    Antenovial Jan 13, 2021

    Deathstroke's and Nightwing's connection has been all but erased on the comics' side for years now, so seeing an amalgam of them had me intrigued and worried. After reading the Issue I still feel that way.

    The questions raised in this Issue are plentiful and that wouldn't be bad if some of those questions had been answered, instead, the reader is left with breadcrumbs of information that do not even add up into any picture at all.

    The integration of Red X into Dick's history has potential and will possibly be explored in Teen Titans Academy, which is a perfect example of what this Issue seems to be. A Prologue of sorts that is a glimpse into the status quo that will begin in April.

    Sadly, that does not mean more

  • 5.5
    Bananaknight Jan 14, 2021

    What a disappointment

  • 5.5
    Onomatopoeia Jan 15, 2021

    Cyborg is a Teen Titan again, but not really, but is!

    NightStroke is angry... sooooo scary

    Red X is... unknown.

    I felt like I was channel surfing and just stopped on this story. No clue what was going on, and no idea where it was going.

  • 4.0
    Nihilist Jan 12, 2021

    Out of all of this week's Future State comics, this one is probably the most boring one. And if not, it's ex aequo with Superwoman. What an absolute drag full of exposition, but no actual action and present day plot. In a way it reminds me of The Last 52: War of the Multiverses - a comic so boring I couldn't even finish it, let alone write a review for it afterwards, no matter how laconic it could possibly be. Here's your glorious first comic appearance of the Red X, ladies and gents. That's what was supposed to be one of Future State's biggest shake-ups. What an absolute letdown.

  • 3.0
    fenixalasnegras Jan 12, 2021

    It's not the worst I've read about this series, but it definitely doesn't stand up, not even with a thicker Dick that steals the style of Deathstroke, or Starfire. It was boring reading this issue.

  • 3.0
    Psycamorean Jan 12, 2021

    Wow, this was really messy.

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    BitchWitcher Jan 12, 2021

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    _maite14 Jan 16, 2021

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    Radar Jan 15, 2021

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    Swanktub Jan 14, 2021

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