Teen Titans Annual #1
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Teen Titans Annual #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Ben Percy, Christopher Priest Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 31, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 22
7.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" finale! The conclusion to the epic crossover is here, with consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

  • 10
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira May 31, 2017

    This is how you conclude a story. Teen Titans: The Lazarus Contract Special #1 is everything you hope it will be, and so much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 31, 2017

    Lazarus Contract has a pretty unique conclusion with an epilogue for each of the three titles done by the respective creative teams. So often in these crossovers everything reverts to normal by the conclusion. But this wraps in a fascinating manner that allows the repercussions from these actions to be felt long after this crossover is completed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion May 31, 2017

    If you love the Teen Titans, you should check out Teen Titans Annual. If you dont know much about the team and have never read anything theyre in, I suggest doing some reading before you start with this title. However, this is a Titans comic any fan would be happy with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jun 1, 2017

    Leave it to Christopher Priest to not only script half of this latest crossover, but to bring it home, and back to where it began in such a way that it astutely circumvents the issues of previous "Rebirth" crossovers - namely the lack of consequences. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto May 31, 2017

    In conclusion, it was a really strong crossover overall. Even the aftermath of this crossover does show that these 3 books will not be the same ever again. It will be really interesting to see how writers progress these new ideas. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jun 5, 2017

    A solid ending to a solid crossover, “The Lazarus Contract” and its aftermath will certainly be felt in each of the three books upcoming arcs. The oversized annual as a closing issue worked wonders in wrapping up the story, and was an all-round enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler May 31, 2017

    From start to finish, Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1 has a ton of great moments of emotion and action with beautiful art to go with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 31, 2017

    In Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract #1, an epic story comes to an epic end with a bang that will be felt throughout the DC Universe for some time. Not a perfect ending, but one worth reading nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Sam Sobel May 31, 2017

    "The Lazarus Contract" finale has all the right pieces, but it puts them together in a way that feels just a bit off. The art, however, leaves nothing to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jun 1, 2017

    'The Lazarus Contract' doesn't totally rewrite reality, but it does reestablish a link between Slade and the Titans, and tells a surprisingly human story for the Terminator. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Joshua Raynor Jun 1, 2017

    Overall, this was a great read. It was awesome seeing a Speedster Deathstroke, and this "Lazarus Contract" storyline was actually easy to jump into as someone who hadn't read any of the issues in these three titles previously. So, if you're looking for something different and interesting to read, especially if you're a Flash or Deathstroke fan, I suggest reading these issues (Teen Titans #11, Titans #8, Deathstroke #19, and Teen Titans Annual #1). You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Jun 1, 2017

    If you are on a budget and only reading one series it can feel slightly unfair to be forced into reading this team-up book. On the other hand, the link between these books feels natural given the characters involved and their relationships with each other, and its good to feel that connective tissue manifest itself in such a dramatic way. The creative team take great pains to make everything feel authentic and present us with a fully connected and well written tale that will have lasting ramifications for all involved. Its no over exaggeration to say that the world of the Titans and the Teen Titans will never be the same again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason May 31, 2017

    As an annual there are more pages in this issue. Which is a good thing as this comic is packed with story and action. Most annuals I have read in the past have been one shots, sometimes connecting to a story arc on a periphery way, I applaud the creators and editors using the giant sized comic to wrap up the Lazarus Contract. Plus the more Death stroke the better right? Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans May 31, 2017

    Unfortunately, the lasting legacy of the Lazarus Contract may be how it effects everyone after the story as opposed to within it. It was fun seeing Deathstroke using the speedforce and certainly had some great moments along the way, but ultimately, the conclusion served as a means to the stories the books have planned moving forward. Which is a shame, because this could've been great. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Chris May 31, 2017

    An underwhelming ending to an underwhelming story, which only served to plant the seeds for several underwhelming stories yet to come. At least with it being culmination of a crossover, this Annual/Special is somewhat more worthy of it's $4.99 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 1, 2017

    We'll see how this new direction plays out in the next few issues of Deathstroke. While Team Defiant certainly looks awesome (especially in that Ryan Sook piece above), "Deathstroke: The Super-Friend" just doesn't have the same ring to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 1, 2017

    There was real potential for this storyline, but it doesn't deserve a place among the great Teen Titans stories of the past or present. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl May 31, 2017

    The "Lazarus Contract" is too rush for readers of any of the three titles to invest heavily in the conclusion. With a number of plot threads, confrontations, and explanations still lingering, this finale is unsatisfying. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jun 1, 2017

    While Rebirth as a whole has managed to get back to basics in a decent way, it's had an issue with attempting to appease characters by returning them to a "default" state that they believe fans like, rather than doing something with it. Which is a shame, since the Annual as a whole is well-constructed. That being said, the movement for these books as a whole is looking good, and there's plenty of reasons to check this annual out as a capstone to a great story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 1, 2017

    Honestly, this entire story is skippable, especially this issue. The payoff isn't here, and comparing "The Lazarus Contract" to "The Judas Contract" only makes it even worse. DC gets a big thumbs down for this story. When there's no point to a story, then there's no point to read that story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 31, 2017

    A lot of game changers have been put into motion, and willprobably effect these three titles for quite a while. The actual story thatgot us to this point was a let down, and makes me wonder if Priest even likesany superhero other than Deathstroke. The book flowed fine, had good art, anddecent dialogue, but the heart was missing. Members of teams seemed distant,and at times, cruel, making for an unpleasant read. I don't know what the writer'sintentions were, but I'm not to thrilled about what I got out of thiscross-over event. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jun 2, 2017

    I guess the TL/DR is that this is less of a bad comic and more one that shouldn't have #1 anywhere near it. It's not a #1. It's also not a one-shot annual which is usually what that word means. Annual. Once a year. There's plenty of plot from last week, last month, and last year too. More plot will follow next week. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 4, 2017

    Teen Titans Annual #1 failed to deliver an ending that made The Lazarus Contract a memorable story. With the characters involved it was fair to expect that the story would reach the heights of other classic Titans tales. Even when the story tried to deliver an ending that impacted the future of multiple characters it ended up not meaning anything. Now the best thing for all series involved is to distance themselves from one another as this failed attempt at a crossover just caused them each more harm than good, from a quality standpoint. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jun 2, 2017

    Although Im looking forward to seeing the fallout from the story and repercussions on the two teams, this story could essentially be skipped. Overall this story will probably rate a 2.5/5 as I did enjoy the first three issues, but was disappointed in the ending. The only consistency was the art throughout the story. There were some beautiful panels and great splash pages showcasing the heroes and Deathstroke. I liked the design of Deathstrokes speed costume, a nice mix of the traditional Flash with some villainous flare thrown in. As always, connecting covers are a weakness for me so these four would make a great piece to hang on my wall. Read Full Review

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