Titans #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 61
8.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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The Dark Crisis is over, and the Justice League is no more. Now, a new team must rise and protect the Earth...Titans, go! The Teen Titans are ready to grow up. Each member joined as a much younger hero, certain that one day they'd be invited to join the Justice League. But the time has come for them not to join the League...but to replace it! Are the no-longer-teen heroes ready for the big leagues? Danger lurks around every corner as heroes and villains alike challenge the new team before they've even begun. Will the DCU ever be the same? Find out in this landmark first issue brought you by the all-star creative team of Tom Taylor (Nightwing, more

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker May 16, 2023

    Titans is a wonderful jumping on point for new readers, uniting a line-up that is reminiscent of the hit Teen Titans cartoon along with fan-favorites Donna Troy and Wally West. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 16, 2023

    Titans fans should get hyped for this relaunch as this feels like one that should thrive so long as this creative team is in place. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - James Attias May 16, 2023

    Titans #1 continues on the perfect path, one that DC needs to follow. We have Nightwing and Tom Taylor leading the rest of the heroes out of the shadows! Magic even with the painful cliffhanger ending. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey May 16, 2023

    The Titans return as the top-class heroes who will protect us. Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott reunite to bring drama, action, and mystery to the Dawn of DC. As Nightwing says in this issue, "if the planet's protection is in my hands, I'm going to need my friends beside me." Titans Together, indeed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 16, 2023

    A five-star debut for the returning Titans. Taylor takes all the sensibilities which have made Nightwing the #1 DC title and applies that to a group of characters who have been crying out for a blockbuster title of their own. There's a tough road ahead and the Titans have big shoes to fill. But under this creative team I have no doubt that Titans will be a huge success. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 17, 2023

    If you are a Teen Titans fan, this is the book you've been waiting for. If you aren't a Teen Titans fan, this book will make you into one. This is the best first issue of a Titans comic since Wolfman and Perez worked their magic over forty years ago. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 18, 2023

    Titans #1 is brilliant. There are a lot of naysayers out there, but they should give this book a try, even if it is just to look at the gorgeous art from Scott and Kwok. Dawn of DC has been wonderful, and with this comic as the flagship team of the new DC Universe, things look to be in great hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 16, 2023

    Titans #1 is a cool read with heroes you can relate to, who look out for each other 24/7, not just during the next weekly meeting. If you love team comics, you'll find this a bit familial, but it contains the usual stuff a fan of such books craves: big action, team dynamics, and revelations of threats to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 16, 2023

    Titans #1 does everything you want from a first issue of a superhero team series to do. The chemistry of the entire team shines through while several major storylines are established. All that is done as the Titans are immediately put over as DC Comics premiere superhero team. This is a must-have for DC Comics fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 20, 2023

    Stellar first team issue has a lot of great character moments, some top tier artwork and plenty of groundwork to kick off several good storylines. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 16, 2023

    There have been a lot of failed starts for the Titans in the past few years, but this one actually seems to get the big things rightit views the Titans as a family, shows them both having fun and supporting each other, and has some big threats and big mysteries as it kicks off a new era of DC teams. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 16, 2023

    Scott offers some bright, beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. From the dramatic first panels to the awesome action, the issue looks fantastic from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics May 16, 2023

    Readers familiar with Taylor will find the issues story beats and themes recognizable. This issue isnt particularly deep. But it is a good introduction to the team, their mission statement, and the first arc. The art uplifts the book considerably. And while TITANS #1 isnt an exceptional first issue, it does offer a lot of potential for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin May 22, 2023

    A strong debut issue proves that the Titans are ready to be DC's premier superhero team Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 17, 2023

    A solid debut issue that delivers in some respects but leaves quite a bit on the table in other areas. Big bold colorful superhero antics infused with that beloved family aspect, it's good to see the Titans back in play. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman May 16, 2023

    Overall, the issue looks fantastic, but the story didnt capture like a debut issue should. Setting up a murder mystery with a character whos died so many times they probably get a free sundae this time around doesn't instill a great sense of high stakes - but the character beats, along with the creators' track records, are enough to bolster hope that bigger things are in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 16, 2023

    There's a lot of heart in this issue as Scott communicates it through the characters faces and body language and Taylor wisely plays off the established history of these characters. It began way back in Brave and the Bold #54 with Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash, the sidekick proteges of the Justice League of America. It then started again with the New Teen Titans in 1980 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Titans #1 begins the latest series to feature these friends who've grown up together. Certainly the journey will be fun and exciting, but the heart of this issue as well as the popularity of this group of characters is their friendship and shared experiences that continue on just like real life. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 18, 2023

    The team has barely assembled and things are already going sideways, but it's a beautiful book with some really strong notions, even if the ending puzzles me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 17, 2023

    It's a solid start with one of DC's more beloved groups, it just feels like a lot was left in the bullpen. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 16, 2023

    Titans #1 begins a new era for the former sidekicks and B-Team as they move into the new Titans Tower and assume their new role as taking over for the Justice League. The writing execution is technically fine, and things happen, but the basic premise is flawed, and both the writing and art lack drama or emotional weight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. May 16, 2023

    The new Titans book unwittingly inherits the baggage of several previous stories. Despite the squeaky clean redesign, the characters and story feel like a rehash of old patterns. On a positive note, the book has a good tone regardless of the sickeningly upbeat cast. Overall, Titans #1 lays the groundwork for the next phase of DC storytelling synergy. Readers can probably expect more teases of Peacemaker, Amanda Waller, and whatever Garth is up to in the future. Although, Taylor is directly teeing up Brother Blood as their first foe suspiciously following his appearance in the Titans series finale on HBOMAX. In the meantime, the Titans will continue to strive to surpass the Justice League by seemingly doing exactly what they've always done. Read Full Review

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