Teen Titans #21

Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 17
7.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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Next up on the Teen Titans' target list is none other than longtime antagonist Gizmo, whose neighborhood toy store secretly serves as a front for his arms-dealing business. (You can get a Nerf blaster and a rail gun? Cool!) But this whole escapade is about to blow up in their faces when they find Gizmo strapped to an atomic bomb that's about to go off-right in the middle of New York City. And it's rush hour to boot? Nice knowing you, Big Apple!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Aug 24, 2018

    VerdictWith all their issues, their capacity for chaos and huge power levels, this team could really be a recipe for disaster. Are they in control? Are they even competent? The bickering, arguing and high comedy in this title are brilliantly counter-balanced with drama, tension and action. I may not have been all-in at the outset, but I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 22, 2018

    Easily one of the best ensemble series of the year, these Teen Titans mean business! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Aug 24, 2018

    Filled with fantastic art and brilliant characterization, TEEN TITANS #21 perfectly captures the struggles of growing up, especially once you add superpowers into the mix. With a group of unlikable and flawed characters, the potential for growth in this series is tremendous and something I am deeply excited for. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - B.K. Derbidge Aug 31, 2018

    Red may leave the TT over this death, laying it right at Robins feet. That would be a real shame, and I really want to know what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Aug 22, 2018

    If youre looking for something surprisingly dark, Id say read Teen Titans. Itll be easy to get into, since I believe it basically revamped itself around issue #20 and you can just start reading from there. I have mixed feelings about the cliffhanger this issue, but Im still interested in seeing the fall out next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 23, 2018

    So not a bad issue, but definitely not as hard edged as the book had looked to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Aug 22, 2018

    I'm still not totally sold on this dark, dreary turn for the Teen Titans, especially the abysmally angry Robin, but the light and humorous monologue from the group's most out of place member provided a wonderful balance to the entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Aug 24, 2018

    With a narrative structure that allows for anyone to jump on and off the title at any moment and a new team that works to Robin's strengths as a character, Teen Titans seems to be going in a very good direction after the ups and downs of the previous run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Aug 22, 2018

    Putting aside a little bit of Millennial cringe, this was a pretty great issue.  Excellent Titans teamwork with characterization at the fore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Tobey Parfitt Aug 26, 2018

    Fun, great start to the new arc and enjoying the new roster. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Aug 22, 2018

    Teen Titans is a nice easy and enjoyable read right now, and that is down to the whole creative team. They deserve credit for not trying to do too much each issue and the singular focus is a welcome change from what many other titles are doing right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Aug 22, 2018

    Teen Titans #21 was an enjoyable issue. Surprisingly, Adam Glass managed to move each character forward in compelling ways. While the team is new, familiar conflicts remain. Still, the new members brought a fun vibe to an old tension. The villain proved inconsequential in the story and served only to highlight the characteristics of the new Teen Titans. However, the primary baddie awaits in “The Other.” Artistically, the issue was hit and miss. But, overall the issue held together nicely. I am excited to see where Glass and his creative team take the Teen Titans next! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 23, 2018

    Adam Glass delivers another solid issue of Teen Titans. While the script isn't perfect " in fact, it bogs quite a bit halfway through before finishing on a high note " it still serves as a satisfying read. Roundhouse and Djinn provide some great developments that continue to add texture and layers to the arc, while Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo seal the deal with dynamic, engaging art! If you haven't given Teen Titans a proper chance, then you need to rethink that decision. If this creative team has proven anything, it's that you only think you have this book figured out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 23, 2018

    Adam Glass and Bernard Chang turn out an issue of Teen Titans that feels a bit slight by the time we get to the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 22, 2018

    This issue has far and away the best plot of the three issues so far, but it's still a long way from being a good book. A team book can't succeed if only a few members of the team are remotely likable or interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 27, 2018

    As with the previous issue, Teen Titans #21 showed that Adam Glass' new team has some potential. The situation the Teen Titans found themselves in thanks to Gizmo tested them in unexpected ways. Unfortunately some problematic character decisions kept the story in Teen Titans #21 from reaching its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    GWW - Elizabeth Garcia Aug 21, 2018

    Overall, I hope as this series progresses the team dynamic gets better and feels less forced but I cannot in good faith recommend this issue. Read Full Review

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