Teen Titans Academy #1

Writer: Tim Sheridan Artist: Rafa Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 39
7.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Welcome to Teen Titans Academy! Packed with both new, super-powered teens and numerous dark secrets, Teen Titans Academy’s student body includes Shazam; a new Australian speedster; a trio of Goth(am) teen expatriates obsessed with Batman-and one member of this first class will become the deadly Red X. Original New Teen Titans including Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Beast Boy take on the role of teachers and mentors for superpowered teens. Their goal: to shape the next generation of heroes.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Mar 24, 2021

    If none of that is enough for you, Beast Boy is a full-on Zaddy with a full torso and a beard and Cyborg actually has something to do. You love to see it, and let's hope to see more stuff we love in the coming issues.   Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Timothy Vega Apr 15, 2021

    Issue #1 of Teen Titans Academy does a very good job overall at setting up storylines and intrigue for the future of the series. It is clear that the allure of Red X is the main hook of the book's narrative currently. And as long as the new teens and their dynamics with other heroes are better developed and established before this Red X storyline comes to an end, this series should do well at broadening the scope of the Teen Titans series. With something as unique and new to the Titans as this, the shake up in premise could go either way, so this first arc is going to be an important one for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson" Mar 24, 2021

    In addition to being one of the most delightful Teen Titans stories I've read in a long time, this first issue of Teen Titans Academy is just the foundation for a genuinely engrossing young adult drama"and I genuinely can't wait to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Swara Ahmed Mar 23, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #1 is overall a fantastic start to this series. With wonderful character dynamics between older and newer characters, an exciting new setting, and great art, it's an enthralling comic that will satisfy both old and new Titans fans alike. I highly recommend you pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Mar 23, 2021

    That was a very strong start, and this aging (but young at heart) fanboy is totally invested. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 26, 2021

    A stunning debut issue that points to great things in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 23, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #1 introduces readers to tons of new characters and new concepts as the Teen Titans continue to change and adapt with time in the most wonderful ways! From #DCComics @Iamtimsheridan @rafasandoval75 @jorditarragona6 @loquesunalex #RobLeigh Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 23, 2021

    Sandoval delivers some beautiful imagery throughout the issue. There are great character moments as well as beautiful details in every page. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Mar 26, 2021

    Tim Sheridan and company deliver a very nice debut issue. Not overly faced paced, not too action-heavy. Just about perfectly paced for this reviewer. It certainly has piqued my interest and will have me coming back to read if and how our new characters progress, and who the heck this version of Red X is?! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Mar 23, 2021

    The first issue of a new series needs to bring something to encourage readers to come back for issue #2 and I feel this has done more than enough to ensure people continue reading this series. Fun new students alongside the Teen Titans and their teachers the Titans are a whole lot of Titans for your money. When you remember Red X will also be making an appearance at some point then you will be hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Stone Mar 23, 2021

    The first issue of a new series needs to bring something to encourage readers to come back for issue #2, and I feel that Teen Titans Academy #1 has done more than enough to ensure people continue reading this series. Fun new students alongside the Teen Titans and their teachers the Titans are a whole lot of Titans for your money. When you remember Red X will also be making an appearance at some point then you will be hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 23, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #1 is a solid start to the series. While it doesn't go off in a bold original direction, it does deliver a solid take on the concept it uses. The new characters are interesting and the original team is great together. It's a comic that you know there are hard times ahead but in the present, things are fun, enjoyable, and positive. There's a charm and innocence about it, which also makes it a superhero comic that's unique for the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Mar 23, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #1 is (another) strong start for the new Titans era. If you skipped Future State, this is a great jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 23, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy offers some encouraging signs that this could be a welcome evolution of the team provided Sheridan reduces the emphasis on Red X until that character is actually close to being revealed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 23, 2021

    While I really love the idea of this book I wish that this first issue took its time to flesh out the characters and their motivations because it just throws so much at you, while starting a mystery that is forced on us about Red X, that doesn't play off very well because everyone has more information about it than we do. There's just too much going on here and nothing feels solid to me since we're just thrown into this new status quo that feels slapped together and I want to see the evolution of the Teen Titans coming together, new and old to see that the next generation of heroes are taken care of. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 26, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #1 is all about setting up the mission statement of this series. While the mystery of who Red X is will likely be what most will talk about that is not the only interesting thing that happens in this issue. Tim Sheridan does a good job laying the groundwork to get readers invested in all the characters in Teen Titans Academy. And that is all that can be asked for from a first issue of a series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 23, 2021

    Existing characters like Bunker, Red Arrow, Vulcan, and even Shazam are lurking around the fringes, but are lucky to get a line or two. My personal favorites are probably a trio of mutated Bat-kids from Gotham. But this first issue throws so much at the page it feels more like a cliffs-notes preview of what's to come, rather than a proper first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Mar 25, 2021

    Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval open the doors to Teen Titans Academy and bring in new and old faces, most good and some bad, as the founding heroes step into new roles as teachers. The reminder of Nightwing's dark alter ego is a pointed strike at the first Robin and hint of the potential future to come. I'm excited to read how those future events will play out! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Corbin Nelson Mar 25, 2021

    As those of you who read my Infinite Frontier #0 review might have gleaned, I was excited about this premise. I was prepared to love Teen Titans Academy #1, but the lack of wonder, awkward and forced generational conflict, so-so pencils, and contrived mystery setup really took the hype out of my sails. That doesn't mean that the series is doomed" just off to a rocky start. Here's hoping they get their act together. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Mar 27, 2021

    Overall, unless you are just a hugely dedicated Teen Titans fan, I would pass on this and pick up Strange Academy instead. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Tim Drake Apr 23, 2021

    Aweeeeesooooomeee issue man! Loved it ❤️

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    BGCPComicCon Apr 15, 2021

    Review – Teen Titans Academy #1

    Writer: Tim Sheridan

    Penciller: Rafa Sandoval

    Inker: Jordi Tarragona

    Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez


    Six of the original Teen Titans team members have reunited in order to teach a new generation of teens at the Roy Harper Titans Academy! Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Donna Troy are sharing their skills that they learned while growing up as Titans to show new superpowered teens how to be heroes. But with the lingering mystery of who is parading around as Red X, Nightwing and the rest of the team are uncertain how to approach this specific topic.
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  • 10
    WhistleBlower Mar 25, 2021

    This was mediocre, but 10 because it pisses off the JK Rowling simp.

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  • 8.0
    Toonstrack Mar 26, 2021

    Decent first issue. I like the character designs and the art is fantastic. The narrative could be better but im exitee to see what we get from red X

  • 8.0
    Green_Lantern_1992 Mar 25, 2021

    I really like the ideas that this book is presenting. Using the Titans and the current Teen Titans teams to train up the next generation of heroes is a really good idea. It also gives some purpose to characters like Starfire, Donna Troy, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg. It's nice to see that DC and the creative team have allowed Beast Boy and Raven to be of similar age to their fellow Titans, rather than staying teenagers. The inclusion of Bunker on the Teen Titans team is really surprising, but since he was easily the best part of Scott Lobdell's run on the book, I'm happy to see him here. This issue reads a little slow, but it's setting up more stories to come later on down the line. I'm willing to give this one some time to develop. Rafa Sa more

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Mar 29, 2021

    " Yeah. Stalks is too dark. Sorry my bludhaven's showing."

  • 7.0
    ICC Mar 24, 2021

    Decent start. Not sure who all the new characters are but I love seeing the original cast. Will be interesting once Roy's sudden revival from the dead begin to affect the story and hopefully we'll see Wally soon.

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  • 6.5
    Red Hood Aug 14, 2021

    This series begins with confusion. I think they may have incorporated too many characters and tried to use the same idea with Gotham Academy, however, GA was more character centralized and action-packed.

  • 5.0
    TJMB3891 Jul 25, 2021

    I gave this a 5. It's all for the art not the story, Rafa Sandoval and Alejandro Sanchez are amazing together. I do the art on a 1 to 5 and I do the same for the writing, add those two numbers together and that's my score. The writing was trash. Well, maybe not complete trash but it was really bad. The characters were not really that fleshed out at all, they just threw everything and the kitchen sink at you and the story was a bit of a mess. The dialogue was so cringe-worthy a good amount of the time too. I really don't want to waste too many words on this but we all know Teen Titans was the worst Future State book. I already believed that but someone else wrote her for you and said that also, they were right.

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  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Jul 10, 2021

    This was pretty weak but I’m hoping that’s just first issue issues and it’ll get better.

  • 4.5

    This was a boring comic, but hopefully it gets better. So far, Strange Academy is the much better teen hero ensemble.

  • 3.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Mar 23, 2021

    For children and teenagers this comic may be attractive, but it bored me. A very slow introduction with the mystery of Red X in a bland way. As always we see Starfire and Nightwing in charge of the young recruits. A party, boring talks. The art is good.

  • 2.0
    Boudi Mar 29, 2021

    Rafa Sandoval is a great artist, that's a fact. But the story sucks. Teen Titan was one of the worst Future State titles, but DC still thought it was a good idea to make this series. None of the new characters is interesting, as a teenager I can say that Tim Sheridan tackled the stereotypes most teenagers hate, we hate this stereotypes because the most annoying teenagers are exactly like that and we like good characters, not annoying cardboard pieces. Brick is the worst. And Shazam was a member of New 52 Justice League, what is he with the Teen Titans?

  • 1.5
    Merlyn Mar 30, 2021

    There's nothing "problematic" about J.K.Rowling unless you're pretty demented, Tim, and your writing sucks.

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  • 1.0
    Robin May 16, 2021

    Firstly The book is supposed to take the place of a “Teen Titans” book, but it seems to completely miss the point. This book is basically Titans awkwardly ocasnaily acting like teen titans to relieve the mood. Like how old is the beast boy supposed to be because he is acting multiple ages.
    Secondly, The characters are just badly written, not only did it mess the Titans but the new characters/ students are likeable. I don’t mean that they act a certain way so they are bad, the problem with these new students/ characters is that they don’t act a specific way they act like extras do in a superhero movie, they change however the writer wants and in a TERRIBLE way.
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