Titans Annual #1
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Titans Annual #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Minkyu Jung Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 29
8.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

When Dick, Wally, Donna and Garth awaken in an unfamiliar place, they find themselves face-to-face with their mentors: Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman! Allied together against a common foe, the mentors and protégés must race against the clock to unlock the secret of their current predicament and save the planet from an alien invasion!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Apr 1, 2017

    One of the most interesting and engaging stories I've read in a while, Abnett and Jung took this book to a whole new level that I didn't know was possible. While I'm already loving the current arc, this annual has made me incredibly excited for what's to come! If you read one book this week – this month – this year – make it this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 29, 2017

    This is an excellent annual that's well worth your dime. Dan Abnett writes character so damn well and this issue has plenty of it along with a big revelation. On top of all that, the art is sharp and moody perfect for a comic where superheroes distrust each other. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Mar 29, 2017

    With a heap of heroes, an intriguing ongoing mystery and lots of great character dynamics, this is a very strong opening issue to a new, exciting crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Mar 31, 2017

    Overall, the annual was a great self contained story and did what I think it should do..it made me more interested in checking in with the Titans going forward and did not confuse me with any previous storylines that might have been necessary to understand this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Apr 3, 2017

    Overall, this Annual is very solid edition to the Titans story, as well as a greater Rebirth line up. If you are already picking up Titans rest assured its in the spirit of that book. Also pick it up if you want to get another piece of a Rebirth puzzle. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Shaun Mar 29, 2017

    Titans Annual #1 has a lot going on, with a Mentors vs Protege's theme throughout the comic. Along with an isolation, horror movie feel substituting in superhero's/villains of course. Plus throw in some good old fashioned battles and we have a little bit of something for everyone here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 29, 2017

    Despite the Annual tag, Abnett introduces what should be a major status quo change for one of the Titans. While the main villain is largely insignificant, this new development makes this an annual worth getting for Titans fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Mar 29, 2017

    TITANS ANNUAL #1 is a terrific showcase for the bonds between heroes, revealing the heart of the mentor & sidekick relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Mar 29, 2017

    All and all as an annual this was the best one I've read all Rebirth, again I just hope the story actually goes somewhere and doesn't just turn out to be like a one shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - M.J. Rawls Mar 29, 2017

    Overall, this is a good starting point to something that will surely grow throughout the latter issues of DC rebirth. We are kept in the dark for the most part in regards to the evil plan, but as chaotic has this event has been " you know something big is coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Apr 4, 2017

    Titans Annual #1 doesn't quite live up to being worthy of an annual. Fans should expect something truly special from them. However, if viewed as a regular issue, it's a solid read with great art and once again shows what makes the Titans so special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Mar 30, 2017

    This annual ends not exactly on a lefthander but without all the storylines being resolved making me wonder if it will be picked up in future issues of Titans and Justice League. Overall a well written and well drawn story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Because Speed Force Mar 29, 2017

    The dynamic between the two distinct teams is wonderful to see, with the Titans presenting more as actual friends rather than simply colleagues like the Justice League. In fact, the meaning behind friendship is one of the central themes in this issue. Each mentor/protege duo has their own distinct moments, with the Flashes being my favorite of the bunch. The villain for this issue isn't some huge, galaxy breaking entity like Darkseid, but rather one that can force the Justice League and Titans to do battle with each other instead some other external threat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Apr 4, 2017

    DC comics have always been at their strongest when emphasizing deep continuity. The long history of the DC universe in real time, with a corresponding but convoluted chronology within the fictional reality it represents, provides rich opportunity to explore long term developments and the thick texture of layered stories. In terms of character, this manifests in the multiple generations of legacy heroes for which DC is justly famous. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Mar 31, 2017

    I do love me a team-up, and giving these "big guns" and "new guns" a chance to work together with hints of what's to come in Rebirth made this an annual worth picking up. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 29, 2017

    This was a fun Annual overall, but with it being in a post Superman Reborn world, I was left wondering throughout this issue what was in continuity and what wasn't because characters showed up that shouldn't have and characters who have sketchy backstories are just filled in with dialog that seems to want to fix the sketchiness of it all, but even with that.......... it's still a bit unclear.  The art in this Annual was great though and besides for some odd dialog here and there, I liked the majority of what we got......... you know, the parts that didn't leave me scratching my head about what's new in the world post Reborn.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 1, 2017

    The question I come down to with a book like this at the end is was it worth the five bucks. I hate the price of annuals, even with the extended pages, because it's such a crapshoot as to the quality of the story and the connected and importance of it. With Titans, having the regular series writer is a big boost and the artwork is pretty solid even if it's work with bland backgrounds. There are some really fun character dynamics here and that makes for some good if minor reveals along the way for long time readers and some good stuff for newer readers to understand the way these characters connect with their mentors. I'm curious about the tease at the end and that could make this worthwhile in the long run. But in the here and now it's kind of middling at best. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 29, 2017

    Titans Annual #1 has several things going for it, but it's a bit too long, and while the ending leaves one asking questions, it's also rather unsatisfying. Read Full Review

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