Titans #21

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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"Titans Apart" part two! Arsenal hits rock bottom when he is betrayed by his closest ally and left for dead, and to make matters worse, his oldest friends, the former Titans, don't seem to trust him anymore. How far will Roy Harper go to discover the truth behind the conspiracy that no one else can see? And will the truth set him free...or will it destroy him?

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Mar 14, 2018

    While some of the characterizations fall apart, TITANS #21 shines as a character spotlight on Roy Harper. A believable and realistic look at alcoholism and drug abuse, this is an issue you shouldn't overlook. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 16, 2018

    A fast and fun issue, this works well both to continue the plot of the Titans being broken up by the League, while at the same time laying the groundwork for that to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jake Putnam Mar 19, 2018

    This book is a great read, clear, concise and makes me feel something while reading the book. Pick it up, you won't regret that you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Mar 14, 2018

    In a lot of ways, this book relies on a great deal of pre-Countdown continuity, which can be a very high bar for a lot of newer readers. Especially ones who have been raised to always find an easy entry point for a comic. But these guys are worth it. Pick up a copy and start reading. Don't worry if you don't get every nuance right away. Once you get going, you will enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 16, 2018

    Titans #21 is another solid issue of the series. It has action, drama, and that focus on friendship that has defined Dan Abnetts run of the series. Pelletier, Hennessy, and Lucas bring some good artwork on top of that. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Mar 15, 2018

    In conclusion, Titans #21 wove together a poignant story with incredible art. Most of all, I enjoyed the dialogue which added depth and developed characters well. Here, Roy Harper remained the focal point of the narrative and gave promise to future storylines filled with emotional depth. Consequently, the plot thickened in Titans #21 and relational wreckage awaits in the months ahead. Almost certainly, the Titans will be dealing with the ramifications of this emotional baggage for a long, long while. Read Full Review

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

    After carefully placing his pieces in a perfect composition for collision, Dan Abnett strikes and leaves a beautiful chaos behind. In a storyline driven by internal and interpersonal conflict, Paul Pelletiers expressive style could not be a better fit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 20, 2018

    Titans has a solid enough issue here with what it's doing as we get the second part of Titans Apart but it also has certain little things that just frustrate me. These aren't dealbreakers but it slows the flow and keeps me from feeling fully invested, from some problematic lettering to all too familiar tropes playing out once again. Abnett works in some solid character material between Dick and Roy and I really liked how Pelletier handles much of the layouts in this, especially as the action shifts to Roy's place and we get a good feeling for how he lives and how a tight space fight plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Mar 15, 2018

    Overall I thought Titans #21 was a good read but I felt that Mallah and Brain was too overused in this issue. I felt that it was a little too more focus on them when I really cared about the Titans more than anything else. I believe however that Mallah and Brain must be apart of a bigger plan next issue and hopefully it'll involve the return of the Titans really soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 17, 2018

    Titans #21 is another strong chapter in this latest story arc centered around Roy Harper. Dan Abnett continues to do an excellent job putting a spotlight on all the strengths and weakness Arsenal has that makes him a compelling character. Read Full Review

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

    Titans is another title that seems to be in store for a big shakeup post Metal/No Justice. Whatever happens I hope the quality of the book stays at this level even in a holding pattern. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Mar 15, 2018

    As usual, angst is front and centre but Abnett handles it so genuinely and manages to make space for Pelletier to deliver an exciting brawl in each issue. There's nothing that will really twist your melon here but that doesn't matter as long as the action and drama is this compelling. The Titans may not be enjoying life right now but I'm having fun reading about them. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Mar 14, 2018

    If you're not sure what to make of the Titans Apart arc so far then don't worry " you are not alone. We now know that the upheaval of the Titans is taking place to set everything up for Scott Snyder's No Justice crossover series. So for now, I am okay with letting the chips fall as they may. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 14, 2018

    The story takes a dark turn this issue and while it adds dramatic tension between our heroes, the reveal of the villains and their plot comes off a little boring here and a little too drawn out, which sadly kills the momentum of the rest of the story we're getting.  With that, I enjoyed the art and can't wait to see where we go from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 15, 2018

    The penultimate issue of Titans, Titans #21, is essentially two comics in one, and the one that's much better...doesn't actually feature the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Mar 14, 2018

    A fatally flawed high concept haunts the "Titans Apart" storyline, and the beautiful art and strong storytelling of Paul Pelletier, inker Andrew Hennessy, and colorist Adriano Lucas can't quite overcome it in Titans #21. Read Full Review

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