Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Pop Mhan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

In this all-new miniseries, Raven faces a new, otherworldly menace that is all too grounded in reality. Plus, Raven's personal life is in an uproar as her mother and aunt struggle for the soul of a Titan! It's up to Baron Winters of the Night Force to intercede on her behalf as she embarks on the adventure called "The Girls With the Anime Eyes"!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard May 2, 2018

    The team working on this book seem to be a good fit together. Wolfman knows this character inside and out. What will be interesting is to see what new developments he can make with her character in 12 issues. Mahn brings an interesting style to the table, with soft and vulnerable characters designs mixing with harsh and stoic. Kindzierski ability to make the most out of the darker colors that dominate the book, will no doubt shine through this mini series.    Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jan 23, 2018

    Overall, there's a lot of intrigue here, a lot to learn, and I look forward to what comes next in this 12-part miniseries that continues my favorite Teen Titan's solo adventures. Introspective, funny, and intensely emotional, Raven: Daughter of Darkness is a fantastic read for Raven fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Jan 26, 2018

    This is definitely one to pick up as, though it has many things going on, I feel Wolfman has some pleasant surprises ahead for the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 24, 2018

    A solid start to a 12 part miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jan 24, 2018

    Read Raven Daughter of Darkness. Ravens an interesting character, Im kind of in love with Baron Winters campiness, and it is a really well written piece. Check it out if you got the time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jan 24, 2018

    I love the story for the mysterious girl so far. It almost seems as if she and Raven are connected somehow. She gets a name at the end and we learn more about her origin and abilities. But, I just didn't want to ruin those reveals for the readers. If you're a fan of Raven you absolutely need to be reading this. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - River Godbee Jan 23, 2018

    It is nice seeing Raven fly free, but I hoping for more in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae Jan 24, 2018

    Though there could have been a better, more nuanced story header than “The Girls with the Anime Eyes,” Raven: Daughter of Darkness is a strong introductory issue to this new 12-issue solo series. For anyone worried that Raven can't support a title of her own without the rest of the Teen Titans, Daughter of Darkness is here to prove you wrong. With the intriguing intersection of supernatural forces and the modern world, and some promise of more demonic forces and magical family drama to come, this series is bound to be an exciting ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 25, 2018

    Pop Mhan's artwork falters a bit in how unevenly applied the inks are but this is still a solid first issue that all of Raven's fans will appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Jan 29, 2018

    I have to admit how relieved I was while reading this new title. The previous Raven arc ( ALSO written by Marv Wolfman) started out promising but seemed to slowly develop into a cliche. I lost interest toward the end of the first volume, which was somehow more disappointing than the entire run being garbage from the start. I was terrified that Wolfman had lost sight of the character, and let her get lost in the shuffle of damaged teen heroes. As a long time Raven fan, the thought was completely unacceptable. Luckily, this #1 has convinced me that Wolfman has stepped back up to the plate refreshed, and I have high hopes for what his Daughter of Darkness will achieve. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 24, 2018

    Legendary creator Marv Wolfman is back and he's working on one of his co-created characters, the Teen Titan, Raven! Raven: Daughter of Darkness (2018-) #1 is a very well-rounded comic; the script is well-written and the illustrations are energetic and expressive. The book's pacing isn't perfect, but the plot is well balanced and ultimately Raven: Daughter of Darkness (2018-) #1 works as it generates interest in what's to come while simultaneously providing some real entertainment value. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Feb 2, 2018

    In conclusion, one can see instantly the change in older Raven rather than the one fans have come to know from Teen Titan episodes. One can only speculate that her power will also become more refined as she faces new challenges. Right now, Raven is beginning to see a whole new aspect of various people. Who like her, have problems of their own to work through. Love it when moments of pearls of wisdom becomes her Life's Lesson # so and so. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Chris Jan 24, 2018

    A slow and predictably Trigon-heavy start for the Raven maxi-series.  Some strong "Raven-in-Real-Life" scenes do the heavy-lifting and make this one worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2018

    It's kind of a slow start, but there's a good central character and I'm hoping it builds momentum from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 25, 2018

    DC's fascination with Raven is interesting, especially when you consider that she hasn't done a lot in the Teen Titans books other than become the “will they / won't they” in Raven / Kid Flash romantic algebra. Looking back, I was disappointed in the last mini series and I am more than a little surprised that DC have gone back to well. Still, if lessons are learnt, then hopefully this series will go someway to bringing Raven a level of respectfrom her DC stable mates. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 25, 2018

    Right now, this is a title that could really use some surprises and suspense, as well as a better defined take on nu-Raven. I'd really like to see that happen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 1, 2018

    As for story, the board is still being set, so this issure is a bit of an introduction. While navigating the perils of high school, something is a little off in Raven's world. A mysterious being held by a government think tank seems to call to her. Raven feels a connection, but how or why is yet to be discovered. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 31, 2018

    It's not a bad issue, by any means, but it is one that just doesn't quite pull it all together for a fully-rounded comic book experience. Hopefully, the completed 12-issue arc will coalesce into something that ends up being satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Jan 26, 2018

    This seems to be a sequel to Raven from a year or more ago, which I enjoyed enough. It is always good to see the creator of a character have a go at their creation again and I think so far this is looking very promising. I think Wolfman generally does competent work.

  • 7.5
    Nihilist Jan 25, 2018

    Raven often is portrayed as a distant being not really interested in normal, human affairs, which contrasts with her abilities, being directly linked to empathy, emotions felt by others.
    This book, I'm glad to say, portrayed her in more complex, flesh and blood way, showing her human side, will to adapt to everyday life after being raised in another realm. She's a teenage girl, and it's so refreshing to see her actually being one, having an alter ego, and cast of supporting characters who help to develop her backstory.

    First issue of her new series was enjoyable to read - I personally didn't find it outstanding or exceptional, but it's a promising start for her, and I definitely will be getting issue #2. The art is consisten more

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Jan 26, 2018

    I wasn't too interested in this. The only part that made me interested was the end because that design is creepy. Hope it's actually treated that way.

  • 8.5
    TheImageIsStrong Jan 28, 2018

    Not really knowing too much about Raven except the basics had me guessing, but in the end I was glad I picked it up. I'm going to add this to my pull and hope it stays the course of being solid in the writing by Wolfman and art by Pop Mhan, which was also really good. So if you are a fan or not I would recommend this title.

  • 7.5
    Æther Jan 25, 2018

  • 10
    Tiiger18 Jun 20, 2018

  • 8.5
    that dude Feb 3, 2018

  • 8.0
    CraigR Feb 9, 2018

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 21, 2019

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