Teen Titans #1

Teen Titans #1

Writer: Will Pfeifer Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 6
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers - any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 19, 2014

    This is a great premiere issue that not only acknowledges the previous series, but builds on it, without alienating potential new readers. Grab your copy if you are interested in any of these characters, this creative team, or just need a fun new title to read. You won't be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 18, 2014

    Critics of the New 52 will have to remain mute when they see this series. Outstanding in every way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jul 17, 2014

    With a fresh start, the Teen Titans are back. Good writing and amazing art combines to form a fantastic #1 issue. I have to admit, the series reboot wasn't something I'd looked forward to reading. Boy, was I off. I really enjoyed this issue. For $2.99 I give this two thumbs up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Adrienne Crean Jul 18, 2014

    The whole issue revolves around this problem, and my only disappointment is that I kept waiting for a “Holy Cow!” moment, and unfortunately it never came. Pfiefer does however have something huge up his sleeve, because S.T.A.R. Labs and the Teen Titans kept talking about “She”. A lead female terrorist that somehow orchestrated the entire event, and escaped the situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 16, 2014

    In the end, is this issue a complete reinvention of the Teen Titans for DCs new generation like some other books its announced of late? Not at all. And some might see a missed opportunity there. But this first issue is a good indication of what can be done with an existing cast and a new creative team that sees them from a slightly different perspective. If the focus remains on character, this book should please the Titans fans out there. The only caveat is, it may not be the best book to draw in new ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jul 17, 2014

    It's not perfect, but they're trying for a younger feel. I see what they're doing, and if they keep at it I think they have something here. It's not quite on the money as a Marvel title would be (looking at you Ms. Marvel) but at the least they're trying. The mysterious terrorist and planned enemy is enigmatic and I'm curious to see what's to come. I just hope it doesn't fall prey to the gritty twists that have ruined nearly every Teen Titans creative team and arc for the past seven years. It's also not Lobdell. Let's see where this goes! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 17, 2014

    Teen Titans #1 is a solid start for this relaunched comic. The team itself is well introduced and their dynamics are strong. The writing isn't too bad and the artwork looks fantastic. It needs some more work done with getting a real story started and working on making the characters a bit more likeable. However, it got off on the right foot and I do look forward to where this comic will go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Jul 18, 2014

    Will Pfeifer's writing is highly character driven and he puts a lot of thought into how the characters interact, which to me indicates that this will evolve into a great team book, which is all I really want out of a Teen Titans series. Based on what we've seen in this issue I see no reason why this can't become a great series that updates and honors the Teen Titans legacy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Jul 16, 2014

    If you're on the fence about giving this relaunched Teen Titans a chance, be assured that the book is worth it. Pfeifer writes a tight and fun story in this first issue that is marvelously executed by Rocafort's stunning visuals. The Titans are back, and they do not disappoint. I'm looking forward to reading more, Nation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 16, 2014

    The Teen Titans have returned after a brief break. Innocent lives are in danger and the team jumps into the action to put a stop to the bad guys. The team comes across as a little cold and calculated but we get to see each member in action in order to fully gauge what they're capable of. This first issue gives us a glimpse at a bigger story. Your curiosity will be aroused as you try to figure out how the pieces will fit together. Kenneth Rocafort does a great job pouring detain into the characters but the backgrounds feel a little sparse at times. It may not be the Teen Titans from before but you should have accepted that by now. This book shows the team is not playing around at being heroes and it should be interesting to see how they continue their fight against evil. The Teen Titans are back and ready to take on the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Joey Ulfsrud Jul 25, 2014

    Altogether, this is a promising re-start to a long time series. However, it is only the first issue, and it is difficult to see the direction going forward. Hopefully, they can at least avoid the use hashtags on the cover next time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Erik Radvon Jul 19, 2014

    Do teenage superhero comics still make sense in the new world of the 21st century? Teen Titans #1 certainly makes as strong case for the genre's lasting appeal. It's a fun book packed with action, adventure and a surprisingly full slate of meaningful dialogue. Will Pfeifer and Ken Rocafort make the first issue feel like a complete experience, not merely the first chapter in an eventual trade paperback. Even without new in the title, this newTeen Titans is a welcome refresh by DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dana Keels Jul 22, 2014

    Though for the most part clouded in mystery, this issue gives each member of the Titans " back as the "Teen" Titans " their own time to shine, which serves as a great introduction for the uninitiated. Rocafort's art is gorgeous and very well detailed, even if Wonder Girl's outfit is completely impractical for an adventurer (you DO remember his Starfire, don't you!??). There's no way Cassie would stay in that hyper-red-leather-sexualized outfit for long. Still, this is a highly enjoyable " and very modern " first issue that sets up an even more promising run. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Daily Crate - Keri Honea Jul 17, 2014

    So yes, well done DC Comics New 52, you've sucked me in to another comic series. I'm coasting on nostalgia fumes so far, but I have hopes that I'll be rewarded in the end. If nothing else, I've been treated to gorgeous, gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jul 16, 2014

    Off to a decent start and has great art. I have high hopes for this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Jul 18, 2014

    Overall this issue was good, not something amazing, but there is much promise and that alone is what Titans fans have been waiting for in over 30 issues. Simply put the Teen Titans are back! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 20, 2014

    This relaunch is definitely highlighting the creative differences rather than the character and story changes. There's nothing really so new or different in either the makeup of the team, or in the writing of these characters. It makes you wonder if this could have been branded a bit differently, keeping the same numbering, focusing more on the new creative team in it's marketing without having to cancel the previous series. Given more time Pfeifer and Rocafort can surely make this book a solid monthly read, but this first issue seems like it's more of what came before so why a new #1 (other than #1 issues sell better)? It's not bad by any means, but it's also not feeling different from what just came before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 16, 2014

    Teen Titans is a welcome surprise. It’s doesn’t have the style or the substance of other teen superhero books that are out there but it definitely has it’s merits. After the more melodramatic, grim n’ gritty take we had gotten before, it’s nice to read a book that’s a bit lighter superhero fare. Kenneth Rocafort’s thin lines and Dan Brown’s expressive coloring help highlight the book’s new direction and dedication to making its heroes actually heroic (despite a couple of more dubious moments). The tone is closer to DC’s animated entries into the Teen Titan/Young Justice universe, and it’s about time. There’s definitely room for improvement, but Teen Titans overcomes most of its pitfalls with aplomb. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 17, 2014

    Teen Titans #1 is full of energy that befits our youthful heroes. Unfortunately, all of this energy is cut short thanks to too much dialogue and a main character who acts inconsistently to the point of distraction. While there are some interesting mysteries introduced here, too many things get in the way for this issue to really take off the way it was intended to. While the artwork on display here is wonderful in many ways, the sexualization of certain characters will be a distraction for many readers of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 18, 2014

    It's difficult to pinpoint any one thing that is massively wrong with Teen Titans. It's a solid outing featuring mostly headline characters that do what they say they are going to do on the tin. So maybe that's it: it's a perfectly capable book, but it lacks ambition and scope. There's some bits and pieces there to give bait for future issues, but it's hard to recommend it as a "must read" just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jul 20, 2014

    Will Continue To Read? Yes.Will Continue To Review? Yes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy Jul 17, 2014

    As is the case with many premiere issues, this is still only the beginning. Whatever negatives or drawbacks this issue contains they can all be fixed in just a few future installments. For now, Teen Titans remains youthful and energetic, mostly thanks to its cast and new artistic direction. The story, although simple and unfulfilling, has introduced just enough mysteries and cliffhangers to create interest for readers. Teen Titans #1 is a must-have for die-hard Titans fans, though new readers will find this issue a little underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jul 22, 2014

    I'm not sure I'm going to be continuing with this book. I get trying to appeal to a new audience, but this seems like a pale shadow of a book I used to love. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jul 17, 2014

    Teen Titans #1 should be read by those of us who are going to pick it up with hope in our heart. It doesnt offer much to unfamiliar readers or newcomers to DCs New 52 cast. There is not a lot of promise based on Will Pfeifers narrative thus far, but at least the pages are pretty and colourful. Teen Titans #1 can probably be left on the rack. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 16, 2014

    With the exception of Beast Boy being green again, I don't see any reason that this needed to be a re-numbered series except for DC trying to trick the readers into believing this was something completely new.   It's not and we're not told anything about Beast Boy's pigment change.  This issue all boils down to new creators, same heroes, boring adventure and the mystery of what happened to Garfield's brown fur.  We've moved away from the big adventures going on in the last series to the entire team taking on five guys on a bus.  Seems like a bit of a step backwards. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 16, 2014

    That's not to say this is the best "Teen Titans" #1 ever, but it does offer promise. Pfeifer and Rocafort are getting to know the team, each other and their strengths and weaknesses with this book. The S.T.A.R. Labs crew lacks animation and emotion. One of the hostages just looks tired and worn out, not emotionally threatened. Bunker displays an incredibly short fuse and lashes out at a parent of one of the hostage children, in front of the kids. All of these are areas that don't kill the concept, but could boost things if executed more strongly. Pfeifer and crew cut from the Bunker scene to finish out the issue, but there is no doubt this will be a launching point for future complications as the Titans essentially wrap up a done-in-one debut that seeds a number of subplots. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 17, 2014

    Teen Titans #1 could just as easily have been Teen Titans #31. It picks up exactly where Lobdell left off and brings absolutely nothing new or interesting to the table. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jul 18, 2014

    The Teen Titans don't' really feel young as much as they just feel like any other New 52 team. They have some “#More_attitude” as the cover states (btdubs, hashtags don't work that way)but so does everyone in a publishing line that has four titles about an evil Superman. This might be the first time a comic book would be improved by throwing in even more hashtags. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jul 19, 2014

    Teen Titans #1 is not the rebirth that the franchise needed. While this issue doesn't commit any sins against the title's legacy, it doesn't add anything to it either. Kenneth Rocafort's art is gorgeous and Dan Brown delivers brilliant color, but, especially with the unsettling relationship with feminine sexuality, it's not enough to save the day. This isn't a bad issue, but with light characterization and a serious lack of a hook, there's really nothing to encourage readers to come back for issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 17, 2014

    Not horrible, but not great, Teen Titans #1 simply fills up shelf space. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jul 16, 2014

    I really wanted to like this book. I'm a fan of Rocafort's work and the Teen Titans really needed a reboot after Lobdell's fiasco with the title. Unfortunately, if thistitle continues with the same quality as this issue then it may need a reboot of the reboot. Teen Titans no go! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BrainSiri Jul 16, 2014

    *Spoiler Free* Let me start off by saying thank god were getting a new teen titans series, considering the last one was Sh*t......i had high hopes for teen titans #1, a part of me was saying "please dont be like scott lobdell's run of teen titans, for i think the characters deserve a better well written story". Let me just say my expectations where met.... Will pfeifer lays a good foundation for this story and i believe its only going to get better....and the art from Kenneth Rocafort is flawless....aside all the controversy, this is a must read for all teen titans fan...

  • 8.0
    Speeding Bullets Jul 17, 2014

    Overall a really solid first issue and it does a nice job setting the table. The roster is pretty much the same one Lobdell's ended with but the difference is immediately noticeable starting with the incredible pages by Rocafort and Brown. Pfeifer does a nice job of establishing each members powers as well as their roles and personality but maybe the most important he does is make them feel like a team. My only minor complaint is at times when moving from one scene to the next the narrative could have been tightened up a bit making for a smoother transition.Good start and already way better than the last go round.

  • 7.5
    A7sus420 Apr 18, 2017

    Great start. I really enjoyed it. The ending of the last series was so bad I was reluctant to dive in, but I'm glad I did. Pfeifer and Rocafort deliver a great re-introduction to Drake's team. And it was nice to see them move past their "are we a team" drama which seemed to never end in Lobdells series. I could've done without the identity politics.

  • 4.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 20, 2014


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