Titans #22

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 14
7.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"Titans Apart" part three! As Arsenal follows the trail of a conspiracy that no one else can see, he finds himself at the mercy of Cheshire, who's both a deadly assassin and his ex! Only Donna Troy takes Roy at his word, but she's trapped in the Watchtower... and must escape to save the man she loves!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Apr 13, 2018

    Overall I loved this issue! It seems the League has some things to learn from the Titans, as no one on the team"especially Batman attempted to even listen to Donna Troy's warnings. I'm hoping that there's some type of follow up about this in a later issue, as it seems that although the Titans are all adults"the League still treats them like children or sidekicks as opposed to them being equals. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 12, 2018

    Paul Pelletier and Andrew Hennessy deliver some really dynamic art. The fight scenes look great, and I particularly love the close ups of Mallah and the Brain. Its not too easy to make a jar look threatening, but it sure does here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Jake Putnam Apr 11, 2018

    This is a Great Read, the Story is Great and I Feel Like it Pushes the Story in a Good Direction. I Felt Like if They Included More Members of the Titans and Fewer Members of Justice League it Would've Been a Better Read. But Its Still Worth Picking up. The Art Alone is Worth the Price on the Cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Apr 11, 2018

    TITANS #22 feels a bit drawn out. While the characterization of the Brain and Monsieur Mallah finally answered some questions from previous issues, I never felt like other characters got their time to shine. Also, I felt as if some of the moments were expanded on a bit too much, and the pace suffered for this. It's still, however, incredibly satisfying though to see Donna Troy defying Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 17, 2018

    The Titans Apart storyline is moving along pretty well and fairly predictably but it's hitting some decent moments along the way. My main frustration is that it halfway feels more like a League book and I dislike how Donna has been treated since the end of the previous arc. The Titans are kept to just Donna and Roy with this one so we don't know what the rest are up to at the moment but bringing them into it would be too cluttered as the Brain and Mallah have their own side of the story and the League is taking up a good bit of space, though that's mostly Batman focused with a smattering of the rest. It's a solid and familiar story that's not bringing any real surprises to the table and that has me hopeful that Abnett is going to pull something out at the end that changes things and gives it a bit more reason and purpose. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Apr 13, 2018

    Titans #22 packs quite the punch, ramping up the action of this arch considerably. Finally, Donna Troy takes action. Batman squares off against a multitude of Brain bots. The Brotherhood is portrayed as formidable and threatening. Still, Roy Harper and Donna Troy's characters progress forward. These were all satisfying and welcomed advancements. Additionally, the art was beautiful and evocative. Finally, with few critiques, I must say I enjoyed this issue and look forward to what comes next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 11, 2018

    As a Titans book, this issue was disappointing, but as another piece in a story that seems poised to ultimately show the need for the group, this was a worthwhile and entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Impulse Gamer - Keagan C Apr 11, 2018

    Abnett is crafting a solid story and the art helps sell the atmosphere that fits this wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Apr 11, 2018

    In this issue, Donna Troy's loyalty toward Roy Harper is tested while the Justice League is pushed to the brink by The Brain! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 12, 2018

    Titans #22 wavers on the border of melodramatic more than most issues, but it still remains fun with its ample action scenes and the ridiculousness of some of its ideas. Plus, Pelletier, Hennessy, and Lucas once more make for a great-looking comic. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Apr 11, 2018

    Issue #22 is almost entirely action so I definitely feel it will read better as part of a collected trade, especially as this issue forms the first part of a battle which will be concluded in a fortnight in Titans Annual #2. As the characters have become puppets of the plot, this instalment isn't as good as it's predecessor but it's still a fun read if you've been on board for the arc so far. The Titans June reboot issue is being written and illustrated by the same team so this story may end with some lasting consequences. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Apr 11, 2018

    Writer Dan Abnett and artists Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy, and Adriano Lucas do the very best with what they have in this issue, which continues that somewhat contrived story of a Justice League who refuses to take the Titans seriously. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 12, 2018

    A larger problem is the artwork, which resembles completed coloring book pages thanks to the bold colors, thick inks and forced poses. It doesn't look bad but there's little sense of subtlety to it and the whole thing is just strange. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Apr 13, 2018

    Despite having a number of storytelling problems, this issue of Titans manages to move Roy and Donnas story forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 11, 2018

    While I've enjoyed this arc, this issue really felt forced to get our villain to be the big bad he's supposed to be here and because of that, we get a lot of exposition about what he's up to, while our heroes just kind of stand around or fight disasters off panel.  I did enjoy the art in this issue, but this is the weakest entry to this arc so far. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 12, 2018

    Titans #22 is technically the final issue of this version of Titans, although the story will conclude in an annual later this month before relaunching with the same writer but a new team and concept. That may be for the best " Abnett's a capable writer, but this particular title never took off. Read Full Review

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