Tales of the Titans #2

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 16, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
6.9Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

She’s been called the daughter of Trigon and the herald of the apocalypse, but Raven has never let these things define who she is. Ready to step into this new era of the Titans, she plans to leave her past behind. But history has a habit of repeating itself, and when Raven comes to the aid of a woman in over her head with the Church of Blood, she’ll have to face a terrible reminder of her mother’s tragic past…and an evil closer to her than you may think!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 1, 2023

    Howard does an excellent job with a reluctant hero. Carlinis work is breathtaking. Theres no reason they cant work together on an ongoing Raven series. Ravens a difficult character to hit just right, but Howard and Carlini have done an excellent job hitting all the right points in a standalone Raven story. She thinks of herself as a Titan. Itd be interesting to give her a bit more room on her own...get the character out of her comfort zone just a bit more to explore her in greater depth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Aug 16, 2023

    Tini Howard picks up the reins and knocks it out of the park with a delightful passing-of-the-torch featuring DC's favorite sorceress. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 15, 2023

    While the evil cult shepherding the whole thing is sort of generic and the plot moves too fast for Raven's new allies and enemies to really develop at all, the story has a great focus on Raven's character development that seems to set her on a new path, and I like its notes of hope for Trilogy, who didn't ask to be born into a family of a monster and seems to slowly be carving his own path. So far, these are two-for-two in terms of strong character development. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Aug 15, 2023

    Tales Of The Titans #2 delivers a solid primer on the history of Raven's family through an adventure involving a young woman experiencing the same dilemma as Raven's mother. The art is great, and Tini Howard's technical writing is on-point, but be advised... this issue is a thin allegory for Teen Pregnancy and the Anti-Life debate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Aug 16, 2023

    Tales of the Titans #2 was good but not as good as the previous issue. I look forward to the next in the series as Donna Troy is one of my favorites! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 9, 2023

    Raven is a character too many writers fail to fully explore her potential. This was a poorly executed advancement of Raven as a character who has more storytelling potential than simply being Trigon's daughter. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 15, 2023

    If you have read one Raven story you have read them all is the feeling that Tales of the Titans #2 invokes. Tini Howard and Eleonora Carlini do absolutely nothing to show Raven is more than the character we know from her debut. The lack of creativity pushes the idea that Raven is a character that DC Comics has no aspirations of making her more than being "Trigon's daughter. It's incredibly disappointing, especially with how DC Comics is positioning the Titans right now and the unlimited potential the magic side of the DC Universe has. Read Full Review

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