Teen Titans #5

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

In their first battle as a team, The Teen Titans square off against N.O.W.H.E.R.E.'s most powerful weapon... The Superboy! But can the cunning of Red Robin, the speed of Kid Flash and the psionic might of Bunker stop a threat that has already taken out the powerhouse known as Wonder Girl? The fight rages from a battle cruiser docked in the Hudson River to the Central Park Zoo, but as a world stands up and takes notice, there is a very real possibility the Teen Titans might not survive their high profile debut!

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 25, 2012

    The entire art team is firing on all cylinders to deliver a book full of flashy visuals and intricate characters. Andrew Halhouse's colors make Solstice appear to be crackling and glowing right there on the page, while Superboy's telekinesis emanates with ferocious energy. Brett Booth's images are all excellent, but Lobdell's script has him delivering one full-page shot after another, which makes the story fly by in a heartbeat. It would be nice to allow Booth to slow down and tell a more nuanced story with those amazing pencils. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 25, 2012

    "Teen Titans" isn't a terribly deep book, but it doesn't need to be. It's a fun book overall, and it's got a nice brisk pace; doubly so now that the team (minus Superboy) is all together at last. It's been a while since "Teen Titans" has been readable, so it's a pleasure to be five issues in and still enjoying the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 30, 2012

    While not the finest issue of the title thus far, it's definitely one of the better ones. While both Teen Titans and Superboy have taken the scenic route in their storytelling, those scenes are starting to make more sense and things are being brought together more and more. Lobdell has the chance to build an inter-title mythology and so far, he's succeeding. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 26, 2012

    Sheesh, the Titans sure looked like crap in this issue, didn't they!? Superboy defeating the team CAN be overlooked however, mainly because they AREN'T a team yet. They haven't had a chance to train together, and as such were overwhelmed by their stronger opponent. That makes sense. My problem with this comic comes more from the fact that it spent the entire issue telling us that the Titans needed more training... It was kind of boring. This entire issue consisted of a random Titan attacking and getting a slight advantage on SB, and then SB defeating them, before the next random Titan attacked, meeting with the same results, until the entire team had lost. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I don't know if we needed to spend this entire issue on that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 30, 2012

    It's Issue #5 and the Teen Titans are still not complete. Unfortunately, this book might be the best access point for younger readers who grew up on the Teen Titans cartoon and love Young Justice. I do worry if this book is suffering because of the pace it is trying to keep with Superboy (also written by Lobdell and recommended). The end of the issue leaves the team in the same way it started the issue"they aren't really a team at all yet. I'm curious how much longer till this title really comes into its own. Over before it's begun? I would suggest not starting Teen Titans #5 at all. Read Full Review

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