Teen Titans Academy #3

Writer: Tim Sheridan Artist: Max Raynor, Rafa Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 34
6.3Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

Don’t miss this crossover with Suicide Squad!
Hunted by the deadly Task Force X, the new students of Titans Academy will have to grow up fast or risk losing one of their own even faster. Why has the Squad put a target on new speedster Bolt’s back? And why, in its charge on Titans Island, is Amanda Waller’s team of villains being led by the mysterious Red X?!

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 25, 2021

    Detailed drawings are highlighted by a colorful palate. And the character expression really adds to the intensity of the emotion. This is a good looking issue that really draws you into the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Kyle David May 26, 2021

    Both Teen Titans Academy and Suicide Squad are taking risks with the lesser known characters taking the lead and the "big names" gently pushing the story forward from the side-lines but it seems to be paying off with plenty of fresh perspective and a direction that we may not see coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 26, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #3 centers a story around new Teen Titan Bolt as she tries to flee the captive claws of the Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 25, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy continues to be packed with great character work, action, and plenty of mystery. The cliffhanger of this issue may even make you gasp as Tim Sheridan continues to impress by not skimping on entertaining content. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Stone May 25, 2021

    Three different groups of Titans, and the Suicide Squad, all make Teen Titans Academy #3 a very full, but also very fun issue. Red X and Talon give a Batman-esque aura to the fights, while characters like Crush and Gregg bring unprecedented power. The mystery of Red X is what will keep drawing people back to this series every month, but it's the mysteries surrounding some of the younger trainees that I'm keen to keep exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 25, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #3 continues to flesh out the intriguing beginning that Tim Sheridan has presented for DC's foremost junior team. I look forward to seeing where Sheridan's new direction leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone May 26, 2021

    Three different groups of Titans and the Suicide Squad makes this a very full but also very fun issue. Red X and Talon bring a Batman esq aura to the fights while characters like Crush and Gregg bring unprecedented power. The mystery of Red X is what will keep drawing people back to this series every month but it's the mysteries surrounding some of the younger trainees I'm keen to keep exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 26, 2021

    Combined with Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona's dynamic and near-perfect art, I find myself loving Teen Titans Academy more and more with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 25, 2021

    While you'll get a brief bit of backstory and some exciting student comradery, not to mention some great art, this issue feels like another miss in this series as things just seem to happen to simply happen, while motivations are just tossed aside or possibly never there to begin with and while the action was amped up a bit here, the background of wondering who Red X is keeps bogging down what should be a fun series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad May 27, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy continues to focus on its new characters and teases the coming of something evil, beyond just the involvement of the Suicide Squad. The final end-game and identity of Red X are still unknown, just like if, and how, the young heroes from Gotham might uncover it all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor May 26, 2021

    As Crossover Events go, Teen Titans Academy #3 did not impress me. I said when I reviewed Suicide Squad #3 that I thought it was too early to have these titles pair up. And as a result we have this poor excuse for a Crossover Event. The separate titles should have had an established story arc before this was attempted. But unfortunately they were both in their infancy, and it shows. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 25, 2021

    The concept here is pretty excellent, but it's trying to be three books in one and none of them work. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 25, 2021

    Sheridans focus on the Red X mystery is dragging the book down as it feels far too early in this run to develop a mystery that doesnt seem like it will be paid off anytime soon. And with that major narrative anchor, Teen Titans Academy isnt in a position to grade out too high month after month. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 26, 2021

    Teen Titans Academy #3 marks the point where I am done with this series. I tried to give Tim Sheridan a chance to get over the concept of Nightwing, Donna Troy, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy running a school to teach the next generation of DC Comics heroes. That was a complete failure as Sheridan has shown he is more concerned about building up Red X. By choosing this route you end up not caring about anything in the story or what happens to the characters, not even Sheridan's favorite in Red X. It is such a shame because Teen Titans Academy premise had a lot of potential, but it all goes to waste to put one character over. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 27, 2021

    The script by Tim Sheridan certainly feels like we are doing just that: going through the motions. It is painful. The art is the only redeeming quality. Hopefully, Rafa Sandoval will find another book. He is a quality artist and deserves more than this. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Batman-News - Corbin Nelson May 26, 2021

    What is this series even for? Fans of the comics aren't getting anything to work with. Neither are fans of the cartoon. These poor characters are being completely glossed over in order to forward the plot. And the plot is terrible. You figure publishers would have learned their lesson with gimmicks and crossovers by now, but apparently not " and if Teen Titans Academy is anything to go on, they're becoming even more invasive" Read Full Review

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