Future State: Teen Titans #2

Writer: Tim Sheridan Artist: Rafa Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
6.1Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

Red X returns to the Teen Titans! The mysterious former Teen Titans Academy student joins the surviving Titans in a final fight to stop the threat unleashed by one of the school’s students. Nightwing, Raven, Crush, Shazam, Starfire, Cybeast, and Red Arrow face their demons as one of these heroes must make the ultimate sacrifice to save their world!

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 9, 2021

    Sheridan and Sandoval set up Teen Titans for a March return that if nothing else provides a clear direction with Teen Titans Academy. The only catch is if readers will be invested in a book where this dark and bleak future is the payoff. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Feb 9, 2021

    Future State: Teen Titans #2 is a thrilling and immersive read. In telling what could potentially be the Titans' final battle, the team on this comic fires on all cylinders, bringing action, drama, superb artwork, and a roaring conclusion to the page. While I know this is the final part of two issues, I can't wait to read another story with this incarnation of the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Stone Feb 9, 2021

    Reading these two issues has been a joy. There're a lot of other stories connected to Future State, and comics which lead into this one, but being able to cram this much story, re-introduce a character, previously shrouded in mystery, and have a satisfying conclusion is an incredible achievement not to be ignored. Well done to all involved in creating Future State " Teen Titans #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Rob Stryczek Feb 9, 2021

    I enjoy the placement of the flashback grave scene occurring right before the Titans get ready to leave for this mission. By them acknowledging Titans who died in the flashbacks, and later getting to see Red X summon their spirits was incredibly well done. This creative team is able to craft together an issue showing the unbreakable connection of family that the Teen Titans will forever have no matter what enemy they face. Im incredibly happy to see Red X finally being used in Titans books, and I now will be looking forward to Teen Titans Academy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Feb 10, 2021

    Though I wish this title didn't feel so much like a setup for a new Teen Titans book, I did enjoy seeing these alternate takes on some of my favorite characters and definitely look forward to seeing more of this universe explored in Teen Titans Academy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 9, 2021

    While we do get an origin from where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse came from this issue, the battle against does little else than setup our status quo for Future State: Shazam! and leaves a lot of the mysteries and questions about what's going on with the Teen Titans dangling, which results in a pretty underwhelming story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 9, 2021

    It feels like yet another attempt at revolutionizing the Teen Titans without actually dialing back on the grim-and-gritty that's plagued the franchise for so long. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Feb 9, 2021

    There's some hard-hitting action here, and one hell of a climactic set-piece, but it does little to pay off the seeds sown in its first issue and suffers for it. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 10, 2021

    When all was said and done with Future State: Teen Titans #2 I could only reflect on all the lost potential with the end of this mini-series. By heavily relying on shock value of where we find this group of Titans at this point in the Future State timeline this series never finds its footing. Once you get beyond character appearances there is nothing but a story that fails to tell a compelling narrative. Its such a disappointment to have to say all of this about a series featuring some of my favorite comic book characters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Feb 9, 2021

    Future State: Teen Titans as a whole just doesn't work for me. Even in this issue as we get a better look at the team's ultimate plan to save the world, I never really found myself connecting with the story. It tries to do too much, and ends up feeling disjointed and less about its central characters, even in moments that should feel epic and emotional. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 9, 2021

    This two-issue series is essentially an advertisement for Teen Titans Academy. Unfortunately, it doesn't portend what a new Teen Titans series should be about. It doesn't really fit in this respect. Unfortunately, it also causes Future State: Teen Titans #2 to feel incomplete in its storytelling. Despite some well executed art from Sandoval, Ferreira and Sanchez the book leaves me wanting- wanting it to be something else entirely. It's an apocalyptic story where the winners still feel like they've lost and there is little hope, the new properties of the H-Dial symbolizing that. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 10, 2021

    We're supposed to care about everything that led up to the events seen in this issue, but there's too much deliberate misinformation and twists to make anyone really get invested. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Nihilist Feb 9, 2021

    So to summarize the story, it's a dark post apocalyptic short tale which connects to the upcoming Titans Academy arc, serving as its grand finale or something, I guess expecting us to feel anything while reading it despite us not really having any formed connections to Tim Sheridan's take on this team, because it's going to begin next month. Sounds confusing enough? Well, let's complicate it even further by saying the obvious - this Future State short is nothing more than an ad for what's to come, offering no real story nor action.

    Yay, there are dead characters going back to fight the big bad... just like in Death Metal, which sucked anyways. And then, oh, look, Red Arrow dies! What a shocker, another one! Ladies and gents, Olli more

  • 1.5
    fenixalasnegras Feb 9, 2021

    hahaha I really can't handle this, nor do I want to write a review on this, it felt like the mess that housewives make with the week's leftovers. And the most incredible thing that apparently this will somehow give continuity while removing the most interesting issus from the list. And then they wonder why they are with financial problems, while Marvel returns to advantage them in a crisis.

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Feb 9, 2021

    This is such a huge mess, I'm sure the story didn't make sense even in Sheridan's head.

  • 9.0
    Watchtower022 Feb 16, 2021

    I actually enjoyed this one. Titans have always been my favorite and I was, surprisingly (even to myself), interested in what was happening here.

  • 7.5
    GEEKYTIME! Feb 10, 2021

    7.4!

  • 7.5
    BitchWitcher Feb 11, 2021

    The art is gorgeous, the banter is witty, and I'm very interested in the new Titans but the plot itself buckles under its own weight, as though trying to fit 6 issues into just 2.

    I'm hopeful Titans Academy will be a great book with this same team, but sadly there just didn't seem to be nearly enough space for this Future State story to breathe.

  • 5.0
    Antenovial Feb 10, 2021

    I'm surprisingly alright with this Issue. While the first one left me entirely confused for a few days, this one doesn't. Maybe I just don't care anymore? Or maybe now that I know this story takes place over more FS titles, I expect not to get all the answers?

    What saves this book is solid character work. While the Titans aren't at their strength, there aren't any grievous missteps.

    I'm tentatively looking forward to Sheridan's and Sandoval's Titans Academy because there are a few ideas I hope will be explored, but it won't be a title I'm going to pick up monthly.

  • 3.0
    Onomatopoeia Feb 10, 2021

    I can't wait to not care about Titans Academy now.

    This was such a jumbled mess that wasn't worth understanding. I mean, heaven forbid we get a Teen Titans story that doesn't have to involve betrayal, death, and an apocolypes.

  • 2.5

    This is really bad. My expectations for the ongoing are terribly low. I may not read it at all.

  • 5.0
    Swift Planet Mar 30, 2021

  • 8.5
    _maite14 Feb 13, 2021

  • 7.5
    wesshamu Feb 15, 2021

  • 6.5
    Bananaknight Feb 14, 2021

  • 6.5
    Radar Feb 14, 2021

  • 5.5
    tonpas1989 Feb 9, 2021

  • 5.0
    TGttgg Feb 10, 2021

  • 1.5
    Swanktub Feb 11, 2021

  • 1.0
    TheBest Feb 9, 2021

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