Titans #23

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 25
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Can anything stop the Metagene pandemic unleashed through the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE? The all-new Titans are on the case. Roll call: Nightwing, Donna Troy, Raven, Steel, Beast Boy and Miss Martian! But can even their combined might stand against new super-powered weapons of mass destruction birthed by the Metagenes? And (SPOILERS) how will the events of TEEN TITANS #20 come back to haunt the Titans? New enemies are out for blood in part one of "The Spark."

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jul 11, 2018

    Overall I thought Titans #23 was a good read. It's great that team is back together and I love the addition of Steel to the team as well. A relative of John Henry Irons, she's proven in this issue already that she belongs on the team and I can't wait to see more of her. My only hope however is that we see the return of Roy Harper at some point. I always enjoyed the relationship between Roy and Grayson, as Roy has a tendency to shake things up on the team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jul 13, 2018

    While its plot has a few confusing elements and some of the characterization falters a bit, TITANS #23 is largely a fantastic reintroduction to the team. With a deeper focus on the more human elements of these superhumans, this is a really interesting new direction for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 14, 2018

    The story closes with some good teasers for the next issue. All in all this is a good, solid tale with some nicely laid groundwork for later developments. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 11, 2018

    I like the potential of this title and think Abnett has the right balance of powers and personalities in this incarnation of the Titans to ensure a long and successful run. Titans Together indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Haggman Jul 11, 2018

    Titans #23 was a good jumping off point for solid storytelling. And yet, it felt strangely familiar. Even so, I'm eager to see what Abnett and team have in store for this team, and how they will differentiate this title from the pack! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Jul 11, 2018

    Titans #23 is the continuation of an ongoing story told through the formation of a new team. Still, the implications of past narratives run deep. I fear new readers will struggle to connect without a thorough introduction to prior events. Thanks to recent media, such as the highly acclaimedYoung Justice cartoon, readers may find familiarity with Miss Martian. However,Dan Abnett's iteration of her character in this comic felt very different. Titans #23 was a good jumping off point for solid storytelling. And yet, it felt strangely familiar. Even so, I'm eager to see what Abnett and team have in store for this team, and how they will differentiate this title from the pack! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 16, 2018

    Overall, it's enough for comics to just be fun, and that's what this issue accomplishes in spades. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Impulse Gamer - Keagan Morgan Jul 18, 2018

    Overall, this is another solid issue you should consider checking into. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jul 11, 2018

    Despite the misguided drive of the masses, the strengths of this book are almost too many to cite without spoilers. I would definitely recommend picking up this issue for the read. If you must speculate on this issue there are three different covers; the Cover A is drawn by Brandon Peterson; however the DC comics Cover B have been the most popular so definitely consider picking that one up drawn by Stjepan Sejic; but the one that will be the hardest to find will be the Cover C sketch cover drawn by Brandon Peterson (1:20) . Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 12, 2018

    Titans #23 isnt among my favorite issues of the series, but its a good start for this new era of the team. It sets up the kind of stories that will be told and shows the new team chemistry. Peterson and Plascencia do decent work on the visuals, and the book earns a recommendation. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 11, 2018

    The art was ok, and the story didn't move the needle or have a great hook moving forward. The dialogue between the characters was average, and Abnett didn't progress the story forward at all. Not to mention, parts of the art just came off weird and out of place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jul 11, 2018

    The return of Titans to a regular schedule did not excite all that much, and this is mainly due to Metal fatigue. Do readers still want to explore the effects of a post Metal war each and every month in a comic like Titans? Or do they want Titans to stand on its own two feet and go back to what Titans is all about, namely family, friendship, drama, and inappropriate humour - all whilst saving the day. Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 15, 2018

    Titans #23 was a good start to the new direction that Dan Abnett is taking the new roster he has created. From the beginning Abnett hits the ground running as he waste no time in having the Titans tackle the current problems going on in the DC Universe following the events of No Justice. And with solid character work and teases of what is to come there is a lot to love about Titans #23 for fans of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Jul 16, 2018

    An opening issue should deliver on a clear mission statement that excites. But despite iconic characters and some interesting story elements, this issue still feels too much like previous entries. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Jul 12, 2018

    A solid start to the new arc, Titans #23 is action-heavy but has good character moments. It's not quite special yet (we're only two issue into the new direction, after all) but Abnett has the cast and skill to make it the Titans Rebirth series the fans deserve. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 11, 2018

    Ultimately, I consider Titans #23 to be a disappointing book given the talent involved. Dan Abnett is capable of writing great character pieces but it seems that his heart isn't in it anymore with the new line-up and the story has him seemingly going through the motions. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jul 11, 2018

    The power battle between Rightwing and Miss Martian continues in Titans #23 and it overpowers the rest of the issue, for better or for worse. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 11, 2018

    This first outing for our new Titans team left a lot to be desired.  Where we could have had fun, we had death, where we could have had teamwork, we had bickering.  It's like the series is going out of its way to be dull and I'm sad to say that maybe this iteration of the Titans just isn't for me.  Hopefully that changes as the series progresses, but this issue just didn't do it for me at all. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jul 13, 2018

    We aren't seeing anything new here in terms of story or plot, and the characters are unrecognizable. If you were to ask me, I would be spending my money elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 11, 2018

    With Titans #23, it feels like we're caught in some sort of spiral of the Titans books actively competing to one-up each other in just how bad they can be. Read Full Review

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