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Teen Titans #1

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Jonboy Meyers Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 39
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"Damian Knows Best" part one! Now that Damian has "summoned" the Teen Titans, the tyrannical teen reveals his master plan! But a great evil from Damian's past is lurking around the corner, ready to strike at the team's newest leader and destroy the new Teen Titans before they even begin!

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Oct 26, 2016

    It you can't tell by now, this is a comic series that is set up for greatness. It's the series that you pick up every issue of and read multiple times with a smile on your face. It's the series you bag and board and then buy the hardcover when it comes out so you have something for coffee table. It's that good, and you are missing out if you don't pick this book up.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Oct 26, 2016

    Read it. Read this comic. Damian is a treasure, and though he will probably not lead the Titans at this very moment, I can already tell that this marks a new chapter in his life, a chapter of great growth. Bringing Damian as the glue to the Titans this time around brings a new swath of enemies to choose from and I cant wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio May 2, 2021

    Final Thoughts:This was the beginning of an amazing run on the Teen Titans. Very rarely, do we have writers who can breathe life into a mediocre series. Johns was able to accomplish this and then some. Johns set the standard with the Titans and merged the old with the new. The best way to read this comic would be via DC Infinite. If you are lucky to come across number one (or you have the money to buy the omi or trade) pick it up. Johns is a phenomenal writer, and this arc proves it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Oct 29, 2016

    Clearly the Teen Titans were in need of more than a revamp. They were in need of blood both old and new. Luckily, they have a new leader brought to them by one of comics' most notable writers. Arguably the best new comic character of the 21st century, Damian Wayne is in a perfect position to head this new, old team and become the Robin he was born to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 28, 2016

    The conclusion reveals the master villain that the team will have to face. While it is not someone that the Teen Titans have dealt with before, the villain does fall very firmly into the pattern of many of the great Titans foes. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Oct 26, 2016

    Teen Titans will rival Titans as the best young super team in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Oct 28, 2016

    Damian longs to emerge from the shadow of both the Bat and the Dragon. As he moves into adolescence, Damian faces the challenge of finding himself while carrying the incredible weight of expectation and legacy. I really enjoy Damian in this new role. He is a good fit with these Titans and I suspect readers will see himdevelopinto an importantcharacter moving forward. I found myself loving his exchanges of dialogue and his complete disregard for social etiquette. This iteration ofTeen Titans can go in numerous directions and I look forward to seeing which one the creative team takes. I enjoyed Teen Titans #1 and feel this title is off to a fast, fun start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Oct 28, 2016

    It's a perfect set-up issue, and sets a nice pace for the remainder of the story's progression. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 26, 2016

    Teen Titans continues to be high energy and deeply fun. The story is rife with surprises and it's well worth a look of you're interested in getting a pop in your day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Oct 28, 2016

    Overall I like the Percy/Meyers team so far, great and well written dialogue with some nice character moments tied with some beautiful visuals and great redesigns on the characters. All in all, Teen Titans is looking like one of my top reads for the DCs Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Pwaelchl Oct 26, 2016

    No joke. This new Teen Titans series is shaping up to a wonderful book with a lot of potential. Percy's statement through Robin's words is more than a pitch, it is a promise. In spite of the initial trauma, these Teen Titans are go! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 26, 2016

    With this new creative team, Teen Titans is certainly in the right hands. This kickoff issue definitely suggests the future is bright for the next generation superhero squad. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 2, 2016

    Benjamin Percy has made a name in comics getting to the heart of his characters and giving them something to do that feels both modern and classic and now we can say with some certainty that he's able and eager to do that for more than just Green Arrow. With a rendition of Damian Wayne that defies the traditional simplicities of comic storytelling without taunting readers and some incredibly striking art and color, Teen Titans #1 is a winning combination. Some titles needed a rebirth more than others and, as Damian is all too quick to point out, Teen Titans was among the most needy. Thankfully this issue delivers. It's a slow, exposition laden bit of character work and it benefits significantly from its Rebirth issue, but the writing and art are top notch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Oct 27, 2016

    So I'm along for the ride for now, and I'm bringing my optimism with me that this new Teen Titans may continue to be worth my three bucks each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 26, 2016

    Teen Titans #1 serves as a bit of a slow beginning for this new series, and it probably would have best if this issue were merged with last month's rebirth special. Even so, it offers a promising fresh start for a franchise that's seen plenty of hard times over the past decade. The question is how much Meyers' early departure will impact the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 28, 2016

    Teen Titans #1 does a good job building on the momentum created by the Rebirth issue. Damian Wayne getting a rocky start in his career as the Teen Titans' Robin was a good launching point for the dynamic Benjamin Percy is creating for the team. While Percy still has some room to improve in how he handles giving each member of the Teen Titans quality screen time I trust that he will find that balance. Add in strong artwork from Jonboy Meyers and it is looking more and more like the Teen Titans have finally returned to being a fun series about the next generation of the DC Universe's superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 26, 2016

    The team has been assembled and things are looking good! Everyone's character, particularly Damian's, seems on-point, and their interactions are pleasant. Yes, a team of heroes that enjoy each other's company! Is that too much to ask? I think the artwork is awesome, but it is something you either appreciate or you don't. All together, this makes for a very promising Teen Titans package that makes me want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Cindy Harley Jan 29, 2017

    As before, Teen Titans #1 has really awesome artwork and never disappoints. The story is gripping and I will definitely be following the Teen Titans comics to see what lies ahead for the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Ethan Supovitz Nov 4, 2016

    Overall Teen Titans #1 was a great follow-up to its Rebirth issue and I cant wait for issue #2! Its a bright new beginning in Teen Titans history and I highly recommend this comic and Teen Titans: Rebirth.With amazing art, great writing, and the promise of Titans versus Assassins, what more could you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 31, 2016

    Kidnapping is certainly a Damian way to put together a team. Although Damian gives the team one reason he has assembled them together as the new Teen Titans, the issue ends with a far more personal reason. It seems Ra's al Ghul has grown tired of waiting for his grandson to tire of his Gotham City adventures and return to the League of Assassins. Offer Damian an ultimatum the boy has no intention of bowing down to, it falls on Robin to gather a group strong enough to fight what he knows is coming. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 26, 2016

    Wildn hearts run free but the Titans find that they are stronger together in a debut issue that finally puts the teen super team back in the spotlight they deserve. Benjamin Percy, Jonboy Meyers, and Jim Charalampidis don’t try to over-complicate this return, nor do they try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the team’s DNA. They simply get back down to basics and let the story stand on its own. Though it is early days for this new, but familiar lineup Teen Titans #1 proves that they are more than capable of standing together and building their own legacy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Oct 26, 2016

    It's hard to say where or how things will go from here. We already learned about an artistic shakeup weeks before this issue dropped, and the Titans ultimately have an uphill climb after years of underwhelming stories. Khoi Pham may prove a great replacement for Meyers, and Percy could well stamp out the bad memories of the past five years, but we'll have to wait and see. Past and future aside, this present issue of Teen Titans is a sizable step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 29, 2016

    The new Teen Titans is off to an OK start, with a strong character focus and a uniquely interesting main character. There's nobody like Damian Wayne. While I personally don't think this version of the Teen Titans represent a Damian-led team, this book could definitely succeed as a Teen Titans book that just happens to have Damian out front. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Oct 28, 2016

    I enjoyed the dynamics between the characters, especially because everything is tense and everyone is ready to throw punches. The art and writing are memorableand assist in expanding thedepth of Robin's character. Seeing Raven, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Kid Flash adapt to Robin, or force him to adapt to them, will be really fantastic in the coming issues. Read Full Review

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