Tales of the Titans #1

Writer: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 19, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

The Titans have stepped up to become the DCU’s premier superhero team, and all eyes are on them! Who are Starfire, Raven, Donna Troy, and Beast Boy? Where do they come from, and what do they stand for? All will be revealed in Tales of the Titans, an all-new series of spotlight issues in the spirit of the beloved 1980s classic Tales of the New Teen Titans! First up is alien princess and warrior Starfire, whose huge heart, huger hair, and fiery fists have made her a fan-favorite member of the team! When a spaceship bearing Tamaranean markings crash-lands on Earth, Starfire goes on a solo mission to uncover its origins. But what awaits her on more

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 28, 2023

    Starfire takes the first spotlight in the return of the classic feeling ‘Tales Of The Titans' series, giving us a deep bold look at the character and where she fits the current version of their team. Everything about this series feels like being wrapped in a warm, comforting, but also powerful blanket. As the kids today say, the creative team very much understood the assignment. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jul 19, 2023

    DCs set up these series of one-shots to give an inner look at DCs biggest team, and its a breath of fresh air to see them in situations where they can be who they always were, prior to the decades of trauma thats been inflicted upon them. Shannon and Dean Hale get Kory, get who she is, and have an interesting backstory for her. Add in the beauty that is Javier Rodriguezs art, and you have a killer combination. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 18, 2023

    This is a small issue, but something I really liked here was the positive relationship it gave Kory and Barbara in some small scenes. This first issue makes me think this mini will be a must-read for any Titans fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 18, 2023

    If you're looking for a good character study, Tales of the Titans #1 is a good adventure that empowers its main character while also not forgetting where she fits in the team. With great lettering and art that pops, Tales of the Titans will reinvigorate your love of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jul 19, 2023

    Reading like a Saturday morning cartoon, the script from Shannon and Dean Hale is both light and personal, allowing readers to examine Kory's persona under a microscope. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 21, 2023

    Tales of the Titans #1 accomplishes everything you can ask for from a spotlight of Starfire. Shannon and Dean Hale and Javier Rodriguez maximize the time given to tell a wonderful story that highlights what makes Starfire a great character. Both as a Titan and solo hero there is a lot of great moments throughout this one-shot. An excellent way to kick off the Tales of the Titans series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Jul 21, 2023

    Tales of the Titans #1 was a great start to this 4 part mini series, showing the individual adventures of the team. I can't wait for issue 2. Raven's past returns to haunt her? That's hardly new, but is always great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 24, 2023

    The Hales do little to advance the personal growth of Starfire. However, the one-shot in question does continue to explore the general appeal of a character that has never really been given the right venue for her distinct power and personality. The story present in the first issue of this new series is fun, but it's too much of an echo of what's come before it to make much of an impact in and of itself. The concerns of Starfires family are entertaining enough, but theyve been solidly explored before.  Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 18, 2023

    Tales of the Titans #1 takes a nice, safe look at Starfire as she wrestles with being "too emotional" for her friends and people. The adventure and its lessons about being in touch with your feelings are best suited for young readers, and the drama-less art keeps the action and seriousness to a minimum. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2023

    This book is probably going to be best enjoyed by very casual Titans fans who don't know the rich backstory of the team or who have been keeping up with the team in this new Dawn of DC era. Read Full Review

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