Teen Titans #18

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Eddy Barrows, Rodney Buchemi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
4.8Critic Rating
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Unknown to the Teen Titans, Red Robins condition is worsening after the events of DEATH OF THE FAMILY. And now Red Robin must face an even greater tragedy! The new Dr. Light is coming for Solstice! Guest-starring the Suicide Squad!

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Apr 2, 2013

    Eddy Barrows is the king of this book. His art elevates every page of this book with each panel, the splashes and spreads. He is one of the best working in the business, and makes this book necessary on every reader's pull list for the art alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 28, 2013

    Overall, the issue feels like a bit of a kick start and mission statement for the series. Nice to see the death of a character lead in a positive direction and used for the narrative good, instead of just shock. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 1, 2013

    While this is probably the weakest issue of the series, there is still some story progression worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 29, 2013

    If you're new to Teen Titans, this is definitely not a good time to pick it up. Frankly at this point I'm not sure if there is a good time to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 30, 2013

    Maybe it's time to move Lobdell to a solo Red Robin book and let the writer play to his strengths, because keeping a coherent narrative while juggling plots for each team member and establishing their motivations certainly is not one of them. What started as an emotional look into the mind of Tim Drake turned into a pointless brawl with the Suicide Squad with unneeded soap opera elements like who kissed who and when, and ends with the arrival of Trigon, in a moment that seemed shoe horned into an already confusing and directionless story. The art was nice, though, and Eddy Barrows is quickly becoming one of my favorite DC artists. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 29, 2013

    Teen Titans doesn't know what it wants to do with itself, and we all suffer for it. Also, whoever decided to put Eddie Barrows on art was just plain wrong. The guy is a fine artist, but on serious books. He can't draw Kid Flash, Bunker or Solstice for crap, and his Red Robin just has terrible, terrible hair. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 30, 2013

    Do I recommend you buy it? No. I found myself skimming through it for the most part. In fact, this is probably my most half-assed review ever. I'm tired! And I would rather put my energy into writing about books that I want folks to get excited about reading. This isn't one of those comics. I suggest you peruse the 4 preview pages that actually deal with Damian and then save your $2.99. Unless you've actually been keeping up with the Trigon storyline or love Superboy or the Suicide Squad this isn't going to be worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 3.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 27, 2013

    Eddy Barrows and Rodney Buchemi split art duties on the issue, but surprisingly that isn't the book's biggest visual problem. Overcrowded panels, curious and uncomfortable expressions, and a slightly dated vibe combined with Alex Sinclair's excessively glossy and dark palette do the issue few favors. Overall, Teen Titans #18 is a mess of ambition that fails to coalesce into something coherent by its end. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 28, 2013

    I am counting the days until Justin Jordan's debut issue on the series because it seriously could not be any worse than this steaming pile Scott Lobdell calls his work. Read Full Review

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