Titans #20

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"Titans Apart" part one! After the Titans are forced into a hiatus by the Justice League, Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, finds himself without a team-but not without a purpose-as he investigates the rise of a dangerous new drug running rampant in the streets of New York City. But Arsenal isn't alone-his ex, Cheshire, has joined him on his mission! But are her motives as altruistic as she claims? Or are darker forces at work?

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 16, 2018

    The art is very good, the story is fun, and there is even a great cameo to close out the issue. All in all, a well done issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 20, 2018

    The characters look great, the settings are spot on without being overly complicated, and it has a great flow. Couldn't ask for more at this stage of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Kat Calamia Feb 15, 2018

    Titans #20 touches upon all the members of the Titans post breakup, while putting Roy at the center, in an issue that embraces all the fun tropes from previous Titans' volumes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Feb 14, 2018

    Titans #20 is a good start to a potentially great story. The allusions to Roy's past were poignant for long-time readers but may have been lost on newcomers. The revelation of lesser villains left me a bit cold. Still, Roy's past coming back to haunt him is an intriguing device to get the plot rolling. I was disappointed to see the Roy-Chesire reunion seemingly cut short but have faith this creative team is leading us to a potentially larger payoff down the line. The art is fantastic and carries the story forward in visually appealing ways. Titans #20 is a good launching point with the makings of an intriguing narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 25, 2018

    Titans #20 shows Dan Abnett to be quite adept at splitting up stories and making each one feel mostly engaging. Of course, his time on Heroes for Hire, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Marvels cosmic sagas proved that years ago. In any case, this comic comes recommended, and you should check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Feb 14, 2018

    Dan Abnett, meanwhile, uses strong characterization and a surprising revelation or two to convert a frustrating and dull story idea " "the Justice League have benched the Titans because they don't trust Troia" " into something genuinely interesting to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Feb 16, 2018

    A well constructed, slow-paced issue that reads both as a setup for what is to come for the team and a character study of Roy Harper. Dominated by talking scenes, Pelletier is essential in creating mood and visual dynamics even when the characters are not involved in action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Jake Putnam Feb 20, 2018

    This is a great book, it brings the reader in completely. With the Titans being all but completely disbanded we still see that there is hope for a future in the team. The teammates are moving on for the time being and we are able to see the lasting repercussions of the mistakes that were made a couple of issues ago. Its definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Ben Peterson Feb 14, 2018

    As the dust settles and the Titans work on re-establishing themselves as individuals,Titans #20 makes for an enjoyable read thanks to a well-written scripts and excellent color work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 14, 2018

    As always, pacing is the biggest challenge for Titans. Abnett uses the classic storytelling framing, which was fine before, but as a monthly release, it'd be nice to see more advancement on the arcs with each issue. The cliffhanger in this issue suggests we're in for a lot of fun. Now it's just time for the long wait for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 16, 2018

    Titans #20 continues the trend upwards for the series as Dan Abnett and Paul Pelletier deliver another strong character study. Keeping the focus on Roy Harper, Donna Troy, Dick Grayson and Wally West has given the series a focus that it previously did not have. And by bringing back classic Titans foes in Cheshire, the Brain and Monsieur Mallah back in the spotlight the Titans series future is looking stronger than ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 14, 2018

    Roy continues his solo mission in this issue and is driven pretty far into the dark that he constantly strives to stay out of and while I love the Titans together, I'm really digging Arsenal on his own here and really look forward to next issue after the reveal of who's really behind the drug Bliss in this arc.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Feb 14, 2018

    If you like internal turmoil and characters teetering over the edge psychologically then the "Titans Apart" arc is definitely for you. I'm on record as being against it, but I am also keen to see where all of this will lead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Do You Even Comic Book Feb 13, 2018

    The Titans need each other in a way that the Avengers or the Justice League don't, and nothing proves that better than Roy's fall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 14, 2018

    Oddly, it seems like splitting the Titans apart " even if the reason was the dumbest moment of the series " may have been what was needed to make this title compelling for the first time, because, in Titans #20, the majority of the plots are promising enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 15, 2018

    Overall, I really enjoyed the issue, and think that it is one of the best issues of the series that Abnett has done. I feel that Abnett works best when there is a few characters that he can focus on as opposed to a huge cast of characters. Hopefully this is a sign for the book only getting better. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Feb 14, 2018

    A solid start to the 'Titans Apart' arc, it may be a predictable issue but it moves in some promising directions and has a lot of heart. Read Full Review

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