Teen Titans #9

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Wade von Grawbadger Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"Blood of the Manta" part one! Still dealing with the consequences of "The Lazarus Contract," Kid Flash's status with the team is challenged by Damian...and the Teen Titans will never be the same. Meanwhile, Aqualad learns more about his powers and the truth about his lineage is revealed!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Jul 1, 2017

    Ive praised Percy's storytelling before, but I am man enough to do it again, all right Im a fanboy. His storytelling prowess is superb he knows when to be blunt and comicky and when to use subtle narrative to tell his story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jun 29, 2017

    Overall, Teen Titans #9 continues to be a reliable book for DC. Humor, emotion and action are found in each issue, easily making it worth $2.99 a month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Sable Jun 29, 2017

    While TEEN TITANS #9 offered up some promising leads to a good story arc, the issue just couldn't generate enough sympathy for the departure of Kid Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jun 30, 2017

    Percy and the resident artist Khoi Pham are continuing to do excellent work…although there was a slight misstep in terms of The Lazarus Contract I think that these two are back on point with some excellent storytelling and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Jun 28, 2017

    Benjamin Percy continues to expand and develop team members and his scripting makes it easy for any reader to join in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Jun 29, 2017

    Great story, with a fantastic twist that'll set up the next issue very nicely. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Lobo Sep 12, 2017

    The writing for Teen Titans has been phenomenal as always. The fact that we get Black Manta as the main villain for the arc is amazing and I like how DC has been doing that the past couple story arcs. My only issues have been 1) Damian Wayne aka Robin. For one I REALLY don't like Damian, and his decision to kick Wally from the team is a pouring salt in the wound. 2) The art, which isn't as bad as you'd think, but it makes certain characters look silly like Beast Boy and Robin. I'd prefer the art used the first issues of the series. Other than that the Blood of the Manta arc is off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 28, 2017

    Aqualad's parents face off next issue, which probably isn't the best hook for Teen Titans, but I'm invested in that showdown potentially more than half the Titans themselves. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jun 28, 2017

    While somewhat undermined by inconsistent artwork and the residual effects ofThe Lazarus Contract,Teen Titans #9 nevertheless manages to hit some very high notes. Black Manta looms large over the narrative, even as he only appears on two pages; and Damian, Starfire, and Beast Boy pepper in just enough of the humor thathas made this book a consistently decent read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Chris Jun 28, 2017

    Definitely a step-up from the slog that was The Lazarus Contract, however still feels like it's missing something.  The Jackson Hyde bits are hitting all the right notes, however, the team feels just so soul-less... and the stakes feel lesser with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 29, 2017

    This series still badly needs to find a consistent tone and quality. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 29, 2017

    Throughout the Lazarus Contract storyline, it felt like the creative team was working a bit ahead, telegraphing the exciting changes to come in the book in only a few issues, but this one feels less like a return to normalcy for the Teen Titans as it does a filler issue until the big fight with Black Manta comes to a head. Still, Teen Titans #9 has its moments, delivering some nice emotional reveals even with awkwardness of plotting and art. Read Full Review

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