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Titans: Special #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier, others Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 19
7.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

It's the dawn of a new age of TITANS! The events of METAL and NO JUSTICE have left the team in tatters, but a strange new threat has emerged to lead Nightwing to reassemble the Titans with a mix of old blood and new. A rash of metahuman power fluctuations are threatening people around the globe, and only the friends who grew up as superheroes can help those whose powers have grown out of control! It all starts here in this special issue kicking off a bold new direction!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 15, 2018

    Overall this Titans issue is a great read and I look forward to seeing how this further plays out in the next issue. I'd figure that Wally or Roy Harper would be recruited in this book, but we haven't seen them yet. Hopefully either we see them recruited in the next issue or we can find if Nightwing had no intention of recruiting them at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 13, 2018

    A very good issue that firmly establishes the status quo of the DCU while setting up a new team. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jun 15, 2018

    With an in-depth look at each member of the new team and a stellar suite of guest artists, TITANS SPECIAL #1 is a fantastic entry point into the upcoming series. There are some continuity issues and a lack of explanation over some elements, but these are small failures in an otherwise fantastic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 27, 2018

    A good reboot, promising an enjoyable run for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Jun 13, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed Titans Special #1. The brilliant convergence of multiple stories across titles stood out. The art was a bit disjointed but visually appealing nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jun 13, 2018

    The storyline is great, the characters terrific, and Abnett and Pelletier complement each other's work. Also, Natasha Irons is one of the coolest characters! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jun 14, 2018

    I don't want to give anything away as far as plot points but this is an easy recommendation and delivers real excitement for the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jun 13, 2018

    I will always hold a fondness for Titans new and old. This Special captures something, well, special, as the team embarks on a new direction. With their connection to the League and their own space, I think we are headed into some awesome new territory. The characters form a good mix of abilities, from magic to science to might, and their personalities seem as though they will blend to make each other stronger, much like Titans tend to do. It was a delight to see how a new chapter is starting for some classic DC characters and it will be a delight to see how they are cemented in DC continuity. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 13, 2018

    Titans Special marked a solid soft reset of Titans. With an intriguing new combination of characters and clear threat, this title might deliver on Geoff Johns' promise that the Titans books will do right by fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 14, 2018

    Titans Special #1 is an excellent jumping-on point for anyone who have not checked out the title, and it satisfies fans who have been following the team since Rebirths beginning. It has a good premise, sets up its characters, and the artists put in excellent work. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Jun 13, 2018

    If you are interested in seeing Nightwing, Raven, Beast Boy, Donna Troy, Steel, and/or Miss Martian then this book is for you. Start here. This is a worthy book for New Justice and an even worthier book for newsstands. Titans are underdogs, as is this book. They might be in the mainstream comic market, but the underdog nonetheless. This is why people love the underdog. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Jun 13, 2018

    This book does everything you'd expect. The bones of the past are picked over, the new order rises and a villain waits in the wings for the perfect time to strike. It's frustrating to see heroes being mean for the sake of the story but there are plenty more good character moments " illustrated by a varied and talented group of artists " to get us excited for the future of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jun 13, 2018

    If you are a big Titans fan, then you have to pick up this issue as this is the stepping stone to their new path and direction. It's a fun read, but I must say that I will miss Wally (who is busy Flash warring and such) and Roy. Hopefully Arsenal ends up in the pages of Red Hood and the Outlaws to reignite those New 52 feels with Red Hood as I feel those two play off each so well, and Roy deserves to have a decent platform each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 16, 2018

    Titans Special #1 does a great job acting as the origin issue of the new team that Dan Abnett will be writing. Unlike the previous incarnation, Abnett makes it clear what the Titans direction will be from the beginning. That clear direction, and its ties to the Justice League, makes the Titans ongoing an even more compelling series moving forward. If your a fan of the Teen Titans franchise this is a great issue to pick up to get hyped for the direction of the new Nightwing-led Titans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 19, 2018

    A lot of setup for the Titans new status quo, including some lovely character work for the members. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 13, 2018

    Even though I find the new Titans team interesting, this first meeting of them wasn't as much fun as I would have liked. Even the explanation about why this team needs to exist wasn't as clear to me as I would have liked and I'm just worried that we're going to be dealing with a bunch of sad sacks going forward who have to deal with crazy Source Wall problems that don't have to make sense because nothing was really defined here. I liked the art in this issue and the team, but I just hope that things pick up as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Logan Schell Jun 21, 2018

    This issue, as pretty as it is at times, is just an advertisement for other comics. An advertisement you pay money for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 13, 2018

    Sadly, the artwork is all over the place, as one might expect from a special that features eight artists and six colorists! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Jun 13, 2018

    The story is solid, but a little uneventful, and primarily follows Nightwing, which feels a bit like it defeats the purpose of it being a team book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 14, 2018

    There's a lot of weird plot developments in this issue that come out of nowhere, none more so than the whole setup " which seems oddly ripped off from Marvel's recent failed Inhumans hard-sell. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jun 15, 2018

    An extremely weak first issue. Hopefully the series will pick up with the next installment. I like the premise of the book, but I don't know how I feel about the team in general. I have mixed feelings on the different characters involved. I mean, I'd like to see Kory on the team instead of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    JBL Reviews Jun 13, 2018

    Too hard to overlook how these “emergents” are the same exact thing as the Inhumans and the terrigen cloud. I can’t do this new Raven, either. DC ruined a great character when she became this “Rachel” person.

  • 9.0
    KFuqua Jun 13, 2018

    Good start to the new status quo for the Titans. I'm not sure I like them being a Justice League affiliate, but I will hope for the best. Some great art in spots.

  • 7.5
    Comix4fever Jun 15, 2018

    I have not read Metal or No Justice so I'm reading this a slightly out context. Now these new members are not bad, I just want Tempest and Arsenal to be in this series.

  • 6.0
    Jon Comics Jun 16, 2018

    Whenever they have not the Teen in the title, the Titans have struggled to fit in in the DC Universe. It’s hard not to see them
    as a second rate Justice League, but they are well loved characters, with a great history, including the Wolfman Perez classic run.
    This issue adresses head on the isssue of how the Titans could ve relevant in a world which already has the Justice League. The answer is: working with the Justice League in preventing new threats from the source. So this is a double edged sword as it gives the Titans a mission but keeps them under the Justice League supervision.
    The issue is decent fun and brings back a classic Titans villain.
    My biggest issue with the Rebirth Titans and especially into this seco more

  • 8.0
    EdNothIng Dec 30, 2019

    Still good, but the weakest in the series by now

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jul 9, 2018

    After dropping the series last issue I've decided to give it another go. It's still going the same way as it did before - great characterisation with a story you don't really care about. It still made me want to read more of this, even if the old team was a lot better.

  • 6.0

    “Holy Babysitter, Batman!”

    Score: 6.3/10

    -Art is the major good point of this issue. There are a lot of artists. It’s amazing how each art style fits their respective characters.
    -A slight good is Nightwing has finally grown a part of a backbone.
    -I love this team composition. It fills the team roles perfectly. Kind of reminds me of the New Teen Titans.

    -The Justice League are still jerks who act like they never made a mistake in their lives. Martian Manhunter seems cold and untrusting of anyone.
    -The story moves so slow. This is basically the team hiring montage in 40 pages.
    -The Fab Five are disrespected again by DC. It’s amazing the founding Titans i more

  • 9.0
    RyanSmith28 Jun 17, 2018

  • 8.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Jun 16, 2018

  • 8.5
    Sharp332 Jul 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Jun 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Jun 16, 2018

  • 8.0
    StanielK Jul 1, 2018

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 21, 2019

  • 7.5
    SnakeWilson Jun 13, 2018

  • 7.5
    egon244 Jun 17, 2018

  • 6.5
    ComickerPerson Jun 13, 2018

  • 6.0
    Keaton Malone Jun 13, 2018

  • 5.5
    Yippeekiyay Jun 14, 2018

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