Titans #12

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 20
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"Bad Omen"! After the stunning events of "The Lazarus Contract" rocked the Titans to their core and called into question the team's leadership, Omen discovers the shocking truth about their future-that one of their very own is destined to betray them...and it could be anyone!  

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 16, 2017

    If you haven't been reading Titans, you've been missing out on one of Rebirth's hidden treasures. With a riveting script and amazing artwork, Titans #12 proves both a perfect entry point for new readers as well as a much-needed examination of one of DC Comics most neglected heroines. Here's hoping a Tempest solo story is next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Nathaniel Belgard Jun 16, 2017

    Titans #12 is a great issue with awesome character moments and a good setup for the future. There is a lot more to this issue than the main plot that I spoiled, so go check it out for yourselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 14, 2017

    Titans continues to be one of DC's most consistent team books if not its best thanks to the terrific personal dynamics. That only looks to intensify with this arc, which makes it as good a time as any for any stragglers to jump on and check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Javier Martinez Jun 15, 2017

    TITANS #12 acts as a prelude for the next story arc by revealing the aftermath of the "Lazarus Contract" and builds off of that gloriously. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Erin Schramm Jun 20, 2017

    The panels and cover art in this issue are fantastic and play well with the emotions lurking beneath the surface of each character. (That panel when Roy can't bring himself to tell Donna how he feels? Absolutely crushing!) I really hope we see more out of Rocafort going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jun 14, 2017

    Over the course of one issue, Omen has risen to the occasion as not being weighed down as just being the team's psychic. She's a fully capable woman that holds her own and Abnett has set her up for a very stressfulcharacterarc, on top of the ongoing problems of her teammates. Titans #12 was a great issue that spotlights a team members strengths to propel them into a new light and refocuses the title for the next set of story arcs for the upcoming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 14, 2017

    Wow, what a great freaking read. After the disappointing Lazarus Contract, it feels good to see this book back in its comfort zone. No loose ends after this issue, everything the Titans have faced are coming back to haunt them. The plot flowed naturally, and the dialogue was strong and captivating. The art was beautiful the whole way through. Abnett is on his A game with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Jun 19, 2017

    Titans continues to be another bright spot in the Rebirth era books, and even if it is not in the pinnacle, it does deserve a spot in your pull list. If you never read Titans, this run was one of the few that you will not have a problem jumping in, as it doesn't beat you across the head with the information from the previous books and any information given seems like a normal progression. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jun 16, 2017

    An issue that I can sit back and say “I'm glad I read that – but I probably wouldn't go back.” It was enjoyable to read and look at, and I am interested to see what this upcoming arc is going to be like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 14, 2017

    Despite the lackluster that was "The Lazarus Contract," "Bad Omen" returns Titans to the quality we've come to expect from this title. Dan Abnett does an outstanding job of reminding readers where each of these characters are personally without the narrative feeling stale. Rocafort adds to the script by beautifully capturing each character and scene, and itching to see more of his work. The real winner here is Lilith though! Talk about a knockout moment for her as a character! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 21, 2017

    Titans essentially catches us up on what went on with the Lazarus Contract storyline and then shifts things to move forward with dealing with Karen's memory problem. There's a good bit of character drama and material to chew on here and it's done well and is appealing because it reinforces what we know about the characters and the changes that they're going through. Some of it may feel a bit abrupt but at the same time it's a team book that has to deal with less space to really get things done. The big win for me was the whole Psimon and Omen storyline as that had some great material between the two and gave Omen a chance to shine. Particularly thanks to Rocafort's layouts and designs for it so that it heightened the interest a great deal. Good stuff that has me on board for a good while to go still. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Jun 14, 2017

    Titans #12 sets up the pieces on the board for what promises to be a thrilling new arc and excels at examining the many personal issues facing the team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 18, 2017

    Kenneth Rocaforts artwork reminds me of Art Thieberts. And like Thiebert, he needs a strong inker. While not my favourite type of comic artist, his work is dynamic enough for this series and keeps in line with what has appeared before. This version of Titans has looked like it came from the 1990s from the start! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 14, 2017

    Titans #12 is a good read, especially during the psychic battles between Psimon and Omen. It's pretty apparent that when it comes to the psychics of the DCU, she's clearly a powerhouse " she just doesn't show it too often. I wish we'd have an opportunity for her to actually let loose on all of her powers, but maybe Abnett is saving that for another time. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 15, 2017

    This issue also does a very good job of making Omen more interesting, but the current status quo/twist for Wally West still leaves me cold. Abnett seems to be favoring melodrama over actual drama, and it's holding this series back. There's a lot to like, but it doesn't have to literally be a soap opera. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Jun 16, 2017

    Overall, it was passable and it does make me want to read next months issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 17, 2017

    This isnt a bad issue to pick up if youre just hopping on Titans, and its not a bad overall issue. However, it is the weakest of this series by far. Give it a read if you love these characters or want to try out this book, but hopefully the next issue will be back to its high standard of quality. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 14, 2017

    This issue of Titans is a bit stale in my mind while we try to get old readers back on the trolley of where we were before the Lazarus Contract, which I guess works for new readers too, but ultimately, I don't care for how the status quo of the team is now and I wasn't a fan of the art either.  Hopefully Titans will eventually find its footing once it decides that we don't need to always focus on Wally and that this is a team we want to see act as a team.   Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 18, 2017

    In an effort to deliver a number of romantic pairings that would get fans talking Titans #12 forgets to deliver a quality story. Dan Abnett and Kenneth Rocafort failed to make what should be major chapters in Donna Troy, Wally West, Roy Harper, Tempest and Omen's lives impactful due to bad execution. Hopefully having a mole within the team helps the future of the Titans series because the various romantic pairings sure did not. Read Full Review

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