Teen Titans: Special #1

Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 14
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7.8User Rating

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Robin, Kid Flash and Red Arrow are sick of the super-hero status quo, and if the adults won't do anything about it, you'd better believe these teenagers will! Following the shocking events of NO JUSTICE, don't miss this special oversized issue that sets the stage for a fearless new direction that will change the Teen Titans forever!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Jun 29, 2018

    VerdictThe quality of this issue warranted it being more than a stand-alone one-shot. This is the kind of comic that deserves to be the zero issue of an ongoing arc. I grew up with Marv Wolfman and George Perez' legendary Teen Titans run, which hugely affected my character, morals and beliefs. This new version, if it's handled as well as this issue was, could do the same for a whole new generation of readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jun 27, 2018

    A heroic coming of age special that heads off into brave and bold new territory. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jun 27, 2018

    While vastly different from Ben Percy's powerful and lighthearted run on the series, TEEN TITANS SPECIAL #1 introduces a dark and interesting new dynamic to the fan-favorite team. Pushing the team back into the shadows, Adam Glass and Robson Rocha tell a deeply personal and interesting story from page 1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jun 27, 2018

    This special is something I would highly recommend to all Teen Titans fans. It is well written and unlike any Teen Titans comic you have read recently. The art is so good, peaking with Emiko's story being the visual highlight of the issue. It's a must-buy that gives hope to the series finally becoming a consistent and successful title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Jun 27, 2018

    As I stated earlier, this should have been three books but I am happy with what I read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jun 27, 2018

    If you like Damian, Emiko, Wally, or just want to see a small glimpse of whats to come in the Teen Titans, Id recommend this special. Its a fascinating glimpse into the lives of villain-like teen superheroes and an intriguing thesis statement for whats to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 27, 2018

    I'm intrigued to see where Glass is going to take these characters so the Special definitely accomplished its goal. This isn't even the Teen Titans of 2016, but maybe that's not a bad thing? We'll see soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Jun 27, 2018

    What this issue accomplished was to add depth and backstory to this newly minted or soon-to-be minted team. Subsequent stories will have more perspective because of this special issue. Each character was enjoyable, but I found Damian's story most compelling. I am anxious to see what comes of the cliffhanger ending! Teen Titans Special #1 lived up to its moniker as a special "special" issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 27, 2018

    The issue is well written, and contrasts so strongly with the Titans Special that preceded it. I am glad they were released in this order, as it makes this volume stand out all the more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 27, 2018

    Teen Titans Special #1 is a more angry and disillusioned approach to justice, and it has its thumb on the current sociopolitical pulse. These Titans want to see the world made better, and theyre willing to go to extremes to see it happen. Mix the compelling writing of Adam Glass with the great artwork of Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, and Sunny Gho, and you have a damn good book well worth recommending. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 27, 2018

    I have no doubt that this will be a controversial issue. Adam Glass does not deliver the Teen Titans story we've come to expect, but I believe he delivers the Teen Titans story we need. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Jun 27, 2018

    This issue featured Teen Titans characters, however don't be fooled... this is not a Teen Titans story. It is, however, better than most things that have had "Teen Titans" written on the cover in quite some time. Good issue... just not sure it's worth the fiver. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 27, 2018

    Told in three vignettes this issue makes a strong statement for a more brutal Teen Titans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jun 27, 2018

    It's time for the full Teen Titans team to get together again, but Teen Titans Special #1 was a fun and entertaining break for the characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jul 2, 2018

    Adam Glass and Robson Rocha do a good job highlighting the mounting unbowed anger from this generation of heroes, hopefully, they can pull it off and survive the experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jun 27, 2018

    With a new team on the way, led by Damian, these Teen Titans are not going to slap the villains on the wrists. Can the younger generation handle the heat? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 27, 2018

    I understand the impulse to go back to meat-and-potatoes superheroing, and Glass and Rocha do that well with Teen Titans Special #1 " but I'm not sure if caped comfort food is necessarily what will bring this superteam back to its former glory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Jun 29, 2018

    A delightful issue that re-introduces key members of the Teen Titans while giving readers something more than just a primer for what lies ahead. A wonderful look into the minds of three sidekicks at crucial points in their careers. I wish there was a second special to introduce readers to the other lesser known members of the team, but I guess that will just happen in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Ryan Perry Jun 28, 2018

    The big question this issue should answer for the reader is whether they should pick up Teen Titans 20. In spite of the flaws of this issue, it's convinced me that I should see what's coming next. I wonder if this book could grow on me, based on the proper motivation given to Kid Flash and the flash-in-the-pan compassion Damian was allowed to show. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 1, 2018

    Fans of Glass's work on Suicide Squad may enjoy this issue but as competently executed as it is, I personally see little here to encourage me to keep reading Teen Titans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Jun 27, 2018

    As a stand-alone comic, it is not enough to satisfy for a special, despite being stand alone. It is good and shows promise for the future. Let's hope the future being built up truly is good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jun 28, 2018

    You could skip this issue and go into the series if you wanted and not miss a beat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jun 27, 2018

    Writer Adam Glass and artist Robson Rocha clearly have a darker vision in mind for these kids, and Rocha's art shines throughout the entire issue, giving life to these new stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 30, 2018

    Teen Titans Special #1 is a solid issue that gets across the direction Adam Glass and DC Comics is looking to take the team. The Robin and Red Arrow segments of this issue help get the reader behind the idea of the Teen Titans working as the anti-Justice League. Unfortunately the strength of this issue presentation of the team's direction is brought down by the story involving Kid Flash. The problems with Kid Flash's segment hurt the overall impact Glass was looking to have with Teen Titans Special #1. In the end that makes this issue hard to recommend to any that is not a hardcore Teen Titans fan. Read Full Review

  • 2.4
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jun 28, 2018

    This is not a good comic by any stretch of the imagination. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 27, 2018

    Dark-and-edgy tone? Check. Young original outlaw heroes as half the team? Check. No one acting in character? Check. The question is, why would anyone want this? I certainly don't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Jun 27, 2018

    I have to admit - I wasn't too excited about new Teen Titans, but after reading this issue, I've definitely changed my mind. It's rare to see the damage being a hero could cause, and how good intentions and sticking to the rules may result in the exact opposite. I can't praise enough the choice of characters to lead this narrative, since teens are generally prone to rebellion. We've all been there, don't pretend you haven't.
    It's a really promising fresh start, and I look forward to read more about what Teen Titans have to offer now, when they're done listening to their mentors.
    Highly recommend.

  • 9.0
    Batman Jones Jun 27, 2018

    This issue exceeded my wildest expectations though I'll admit to having had them set pretty low. This is a fantastic comic book. The surprise read of the week. If the series is anywhere near the quality of the special, I can't wait to read it.

  • 9.0
    axdn Jun 27, 2018

    I want to read the next issue like right now!

  • 9.0
    Comic Covers Jun 27, 2018

    While I wasn't expecting Adam Glass to take this kind of direction with the Teen Titans, I can say that I was definitely surprised! I enjoyed how each character was portrayed in this book, even if it may have seemed out of character at some moments. Each story got me more invested, and now I cannot wait to see what the team will be like once they come together! Consider me onboard.

  • 9.0
    Ken b Jun 27, 2018

    Loved the comic great artwork great story. Love the new direction this is going in. I wish they would have followed suit with the TITANS special and actually showed how the group formed but nevertheless it was a great read.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Jul 1, 2018

    This will be a team of teen superheroes with some serious, serious attitude. And they don't seem to mess around, at least not anymore.

    Did Robin really killed Black Mask? I hope not, because The Big Bad Bat won't be happy.
    Queen siblings have no luck when it comes to mothers.
    And Kid Flash decides he is a "grown up" and won't take s**t from anyone.

    Yeah, I'm interested to see where Adam Glass will take this characters.

  • 4.5
    EDiakota Jun 30, 2018

    Robin Kid Flash & Red Arrow act out of characters

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 5, 2019

    Why did they boringly introduce us to the three characters we already know?

  • 8.5
    TheFallenKing13 Jun 27, 2018

  • 8.5
    Herushalaim Jun 29, 2018

  • 8.5
    Br'er Lapin Jul 2, 2018

  • 8.5
    StanielK Jul 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    EvilPenguin543 Jun 27, 2018

  • 7.0
    SnakeWilson Jun 27, 2018

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