Titans Annual #2

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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"Titans Apart" finale! Arsenal and Donna discover the truth about the Bliss conspiracy...only they're too late! With the Justice League off the board and the Titans divided, who will stand against the evil Brain as he attempts to create his new world order-and kill everyone on Earth in the process?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Apr 27, 2018

    Overall I thought Titans Annual #2 was a great read! Personally I always thought Mallah and Brain were always two bottom tier villains that weren't really a big threat. Abnett even addresses this through Mallah, who talks about how both the hero and villain communities mocked them at best. However this only strengthened their resolve, and I'm actually looking forward to seeing these two villains return again at some point. The story ends with Donna calling Batman and letting the League know it was them that saved the world–I can't wait to see how the Justice League responds to this! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 25, 2018

    This book, thankfully, is awesome and a fitting capstone to the original series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Apr 25, 2018

    While the story does suffer from a bit of inconsistency on all fronts, TITANS ANNUAL #2 does a fantastic job closing the "Mind Over Matter" story arc. With strong characterization and an action-heavy plot, this story does a fantastic job capturing what we love about the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 25, 2018

    I just feel cheated because it was the end of the run, and promise of the series was never fulfilled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Apr 25, 2018

    Titans Annual #2 takes a setup that feels like it could fit into a 10-page backup story and stretches it out to a 40-page issue, but writer Dan Abnett manages to keep it from being boring by filling those pages with interesting characters and well-written dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 29, 2018

    Titans Annual #2 is a great conclusion to the final story arc for this incarnation of the Titans team. Dan Abnett delivered an ending that paid off on all the character development Nightwing, Donna Troy, Flash and Arsenal have gone through up to this point. The resolution leaves these core members of the Titans in a great spot moving forward. Hopefully that momentum is carried over to the new version of the Titans in the post-No Justice DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 26, 2018

    Titans Annual #2 finishes this arc as it should, with the Titans getting back together and Mallah and Brain mending their relationship. Grummett, Derenick, and the rest of the art team do great work on the visuals. Dan Abnett wrote a fun and compelling Annual for the Titans here. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 25, 2018

    With our big threat of this arc not being defined as well as I would have liked.......... Hell, it seems to be a bit of joke here to keep it as vague as possible, I still really enjoyed myself reading this issue.  For the most part our heroes came off being the best possible versions of themselves that they could be and I loved the art depicting one of the biggest threats that the Titans have ever faced.  Yeah, things were a bit predictable for how they played out, but it didn't ruin any of my enjoyment for this Annual.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2018

    This was an underwhelming conclusion to a storyline that never really clicked. Its recommended only for those who have already been invested in this era of the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2018

    Dan Abnett's Titans run comes to a close in Titans Annual #2 " at least this version does, as the team will be combined with members of the Teen Titans and a few new characters in a few months. But while Abnett's writing has always been competent with what he had to work with, the core dynamic of the original Teen Titans reuniting hasn't worked since launch mini Titans Hunt. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Apr 26, 2018

    Though its a fully functioning and occasionally emotional ending to the storyline, Titans Annual #2 doesn't quite live up to the build-up and, despite the extra pages, fails to give us any inkling of where the team are headed in the future. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 1, 2018

    It's not bad but it's just so familiar that it left me feeling kind of ho hum about it all and questioning whether I'll come back when the series returns. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Apr 27, 2018

    The Titans are great characters and they each deserve (and usually get) better treatment than to just tie off the era with such a snooze-fest. Ultimately this is the group that defines the future of the Justice League, so we can look forward to the opportunity to paint them with a better brush in the post-No Justice landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix4fever May 5, 2018

    Not the best of from this series but not the worse by any means.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Apr 28, 2018

    In issue 22 Donna and Roy found Brain's and Mallah's hq.

    In this annual they're literally fight for their lives. But just when their about to be overwhelmed they get much needed help from the former Boy Wonder and former Kid Flash.

    After that all four Titans, together, try to foil Brain's plans to ascend into some form of godhood, at the same time proving Justice League that they are not some B-list super-hero team.

    What I like the most about this annual and this series in general is how Abnett writes interactions between characters. In most instances I completely buy that Titans are long time frends that are superheroing for a long time and have sometimtes lesser sometimes bigger grudges against one another more

  • 7.0
    Keola Kent Apr 30, 2018

    Poor Mallah!

    There are several very good things in this and prior issues. Although I've complained about how unsubtly we were battered with foreshadowing of Brain abandoning Mallah emotionally, the relationship was otherwise well portrayed. It's not original, but the apparently submissive partner actually having final control over the relationship was convincing.

    The interaction of Arsenal and Nightwing was realistic and in character. I'm hoping that Troy has had a real breakthrough and will not be so angsty in future.

    Certainly, the highlight was the Titans saving the world despite the opposition of the Justice League. Of course, the very idea of the Justice League imposing a breakup on the non-teen Titan more

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas May 5, 2018

    No idea why this had to be an annual, but whatever. This was ok, it had the same issue the series had for quite some time - the characterisation is great, the story is so-so. This was my last issue of the Titans.

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Apr 28, 2018

    I don't really have anything to say about this because not a ton happened. It definitely makes it clear that Mallah and the Brain are just friends, when I'm pretty sure they used to be much more than that. This whole idea of a "hypergenius" is pretty stupid. And Arsenal is annoying. At the end, when Mallah is defeated by the Titans and Mallah's asking Brian for help and they're crying. That was pretty sad. But then instead of having Mallah weep or whatever, Mallah immediately starts explaining the plot to the Titans and I felt like that just ruined a possibly sad moment. Otherwise, this was boring more than anything. It definitely didn't need to be an annual.

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin Apr 30, 2018

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    sebastianorellana95 Apr 30, 2018

  • 6.0
    TheFallenKing13 Apr 25, 2018

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