Titans: Rebirth #1

Titans: Rebirth #1

Event\Storyline: Rebirth Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 34 User Reviews: 48
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Friends. Teammates. Titans. Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith, and Nightwing were all that and more until a mysterious force erased their memories, forcing them to forget what they could accomplish together. Reunited with their memories returned, the Titans must destroy the interdimensional demon that broke them apart and threatens reality itself.
THEY SAID IT: "Grayson and Donna were a few of the characters I first worked on at DC, so it feels like a homecoming for me," explains penciller Brett Booth. "I'm beyond happy!"
WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Emily Slater Jun 15, 2016

    Possibly the best Rebirth book I've read thus far. This is a book to feel good about, and a book that gives us hope for an amazing arc from DC. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Earl Je Aug 1, 2016

    Titans: Rebirth #1 wonderfully continues the story that unraveled with the DC Universe: Rebirth #1 and answers many of the questions that were left unanswered with the newly launched series. The collaborative team of Dan Abnett and Brett Booth sets an emotional precedent for every Titans fan and seemingly lays the foundation for something greater in the DC Universe. With great art and dialogue, Titan's Rebirth is a fantastic addition to what is already a great launch for DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 14, 2016

    Cards on the table, Ive never really been much of a fan of the Teen Titans until now, but this issue paints them in such an utterly intriguing light that its difficult not to get excited about the prospect of watching this team no, this family come together again in the weeks and months to come.   Full disclosure, I was kind of hoping that DCs Rebirth would serve as a good point for me to clear some titles from my already bloated pull list, but with every week that passes, another stellar series manages to creep its way into the buy pile.  So while my bank account may not necessarily be all that happy, my love of exciting, engaging, well-written comics most certainly is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 16, 2016

    Dan Abnett is at the helm of a must read team-up book that will most assuredly give Justice League a run for its money as it seeks to unravel the great mystery currently surrounding the DCU. It also further restores the sense of optimism in comics that is part of Geoff Johns' mission statement for Rebirth. Needless to say, this is one of the strongest one-shots to be released this month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 15, 2016

    A fully satisfying re-introduction to the team, and I am eagerly awaiting Titans 1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 15, 2016

    Some people use the term "fan service" with a sneer, as if it was a bad thing. But that's the difference between a single series and a franchise - there's that longstanding relationship between the characters and the audience, the loyalty and passion and engagement that comes from following these fictional people over years of laughter and tears. And Titans Rebirth #1 gets that. "Every second we had together was a gift," Abnett writes in a particularly metatextual bit. "Then it became a memory. And then even the memory faded." But no longer - DC Comics is remembering its history, and reminding readers why they were so invested in these characters in the first place, and I can only hope the rest of the publishing line can take their cues from books like this. Consider Titans Rebirth #1 the first step in rebuilding a beautiful friendship. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Jun 15, 2016

    Overall, Titans Rebirth has probably been my favourite of the Rebirth titles so far, with a lot of emotion, decent character introductions, and a good set-up for where the book is going. The implication from this issue is that it will be very important going forward for the ongoing story of Rebirth, and if the quality remains this high for the series, it will be easy to keep up with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Jun 15, 2016

    By issue's end, the Titans promise to make sure that whoever and whatever tore them apart and changed history won't be able to do it again. And while that promise may be comforting to readers in the moment, it's ultimately hollow. Reboots are an inevitable part of comics. Something big has to happen every few years to shift the status quo. Maybe next time DC will realize it shouldn't apologize for being creative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jun 22, 2016

    Overall, we loved Titans: Rebirth, even more so than some of the main Justice Leaguers' issues. It felt concise and told the story without any extra unwanted parts. We're so glad to have Wally West back in the fold – this is DC Comics at it's finest. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jun 18, 2016

    TITANS REBIRTH #1 is not a perfect book, but in a lot of ways, it is the book die hard fans have been asking for since 2011. It picks up where TITANS HUNT left offand reestablishes the original team as a major part of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brittany Anne Jun 16, 2016

    I am really looking forward to reading this comic book and the story continues in a month! So mark your calendars, because Titans #1 is coming and I am so ready for it. Who's going to be our main villain? I have no idea. We're going to have to go back to our Teen Titans comic books and see who's next on the list. Overall, great start to an already great comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 15, 2016

    Save for this issue doing less than the synopsis suggested this is a solid read. It gets everything on track for what could be one of the most interesting detective stories of the Rebirth event. The characters and their connectivity are ready and because of how well this issue is written and and drawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jun 22, 2016

    Titans: Rebirth #1is an awakening. Under the aegis of theRebirthproject helmed by DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns, Dan Abnett presents a story about the return of memory and the arousal of deep feelings from anaesthetic coma. Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse craft a visual awakening to take the central mystery of theRebirthera to greater intensity after the busyDC Universe Rebirth #1and the somewhat dreamlikeThe Flash: Rebirth #1. Booth's clean lines and sculpted forms give the images a vibrancy enhanced by Andrew Dalhouse's bright, luminous colors. So luminous are the colors that when the figures are standing in Dick Grayson's new apartment surrounded by Norm Rapmund's purple-black shadows, they glow slightly. It would be a stretch to say they look angelic, but the hint is there, and it's totally in keeping with the apparent intent ofRebirth to reintroduce more active, positive overtones to the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 20, 2016

    While I've struggled with Abnett's writing from time to time as some books work far better than others, I'm hopeful that this one will flow pretty well once it settles into its ongoing a bit. I'm curious about this book more than others because of Wally's memories and what he has to deal with as well as others having to deal with him, plus what he can provide in terms of what happened with Flashpoint and the greater powers in the mix. The big sell beyond that is what Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund are doing here with the artwork. There's a strong design here that goes for the action side very well in making it feel almost classic superhero in a sense, classic being the 80's/90's style. It has a dynamism to it that carries well from panel to panel, giving it impact while capturing the choreography of the fights really well. I'm definitely looking forward to see how they grow with the book as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 15, 2016

    Personally, I enjoyed this tale, both times I read it. I'm certain between the now and the time Titans #1 finally hits (currently set for July 27) I will most likely read at least this chapter (and maybe Titans Hunt) again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 15, 2016

    It's going to take more than this to keep my interest in Rebirth cooking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 17, 2016

    Titans: Rebirth #1 may not be the best Rebirth one-shot, but it is definitely one of my favourites. Bringing Wally back into the group in an engaging manner, the creative team did an amazing job of building off his return to the DC Universe, showing great potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 15, 2016

    This book is both accessible to new readers and exactly what old fans have been wishing for. Additionally, it pushes the mystery of the missing 10 years forward just enough and gives the team a renewed purpose. The Rebirth story line will continue in Titans. Its only appropriate that Wally spearheads this as the post-Rebirth DCU finds its footing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 15, 2016

    Fans of the original Titans and Wally West will be overjoyed to see how the events unfold. Dan Abnett is continuing the seeds he started planting in Titans Hunt. Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse crank out the action scenes and spice up the quieter moments as well. This book has the potential to be one of the most important titles in the post-Rebirth DCU. You won't want to miss out on this. Just a warning, you might find yourself compelled to get out of your seat to cheer as the Titans are reunited once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 15, 2016

    The band gets back together in Titans: Rebirth, Dan Abnett and Brett Booth providing an entertaining walk down memory lane. Their use of a split time narrative both establishes past connections and a new status quo, presenting a clear direction for the series going forward. It's not the most exciting of debuts, but it shows a clear understanding of the characters most know and love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 15, 2016

    This is a series that I couldn't wait to read once I found out that Rebirth was going to tuck it in its arms and cradle it like a baby........ that happened right?  Anyway, I was all about this book and after reading this Rebirth issue, I still am and maybe even a little more excited for it now.  We got a great looking book full of emotions that gets everyone reading it right up to speed with what's been going on with these characters and where we might be heading with an event down the line and even though it was a simple kind of story, it worked really well and I can't wait to see more of the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 16, 2016

    Titans: Rebirth #1 is not merely a comic book. It is a affirmation of everything the Teen Titans stand for as a concept. Now, as always, they are Titans Together. And if this issue is any indicator of what the future has to hold, they – and a new generation of readers – will be together for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Danny Benavides Jun 15, 2016

    This issue does a great job focusing on character development, by traveling from past to present we are reminded of the bond Wally shares with his peers, but more important, why Wally should never be taken from us again! Abnett provides a upbeat story, as he gradually reintroduces the importance of the relationships between the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Jun 17, 2016

    Overall, the battles were good but quick and a lot did not really happen here other than Dicks apartment got trashed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 16, 2016

    I'm happy to see Donna Troy back in action once again and I'm on-board with DC's choice to not only put Dick Grayson back in the Nightwing costume but the far superior blue version made popular before the launch of the New 52. Aqualad, Speedy, and Beast Boy are obvious choices, although Lilith Clay‘s inclusion did surprise me. Mostly set-up, I'll be curious to see what the new Titans comic has in store for the team. Throwing Nighwing, Wally, and Donna together in the same book is enough to keep my interest for at least a few issues. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 15, 2016

    The issue feels like it's going to be vital, which is why it's a “read,” but unless your a big Titans fan you'll likely miss the emotional punch this issue is supposed to have. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 15, 2016

    Getting the band back together either merits rich results or unmitigated disaster. Paradoxically, Abnett and Booth's Titans: Rebirth #1 portends both without any of the negative connotations that would typically come with it. I'm very much looking forward to see what happens next, but if the creative team happens to be reading this, I have one suggestion: let these crazy kids smile every once in awhile, yeah? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jun 15, 2016

    As a whole, "Titans: Rebirth" #1 stages a lovely reunion for its characters and clearly establishes friendship as the true core of this series. Whether it will win new readers over is an open question, but fans of the Titans should come away quite pleased, and optimistic for the run ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Jun 15, 2016

    I'll be honest, I was really looking forward to see Donna Troy finally resume her place in DC Comics' lore, but this hardly seems like the best way to make that happen. This issue just doesn't do a great job of making me care for any of these characters, their relationships, or their memories. In terms of adding to my pull list permanently, I'd have to say I'm leaning towards a hard pass with the vague possibility of checking in down the road. Not the comic for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jun 15, 2016

    In other words, Titans Rebirth is recommended for readers who've missed the legacy aspect of the DC Universe and the notion of younger heroes who have that special bond of growing up together. Readers should be aware that this isn't necessarily a "teen" book in the vein ofYoung Justice orYoung Avengers, but is more of a nostalgia piece seeking to recapture one of the New 52's many casualties. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jun 16, 2016

    Despite not being an essential issue, "Titans: Rebirth" #1 has promise because of Dan Abnett's writing and his enthusiasm for the cast of heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Adeem Khan Jun 15, 2016

    Titans: Rebirth is an unnecessary book. It does nothing to move forward or even show the current relationship dynamics of the team. It repeats exposition youve read many times before without adding any new information. The one bit of plot it does move forward is rushed and done terribly. Rebirth has brought along some of the best DC books in a long time. Titans: Rebirth is not one of them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jun 17, 2016

    There are some hiccups to this issue but just seeing classic Wally and Donna back in action – in a comic that doesnt ignore decades of history – is enough to celebrate. The emotion and sense of history of DC Rebirth carries over whole cloth into Titans Rebirth #1, and if this is the place to follow the future adventures of Wally WestthenIm in, no matter how indulgently “90s” the art may be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdist - Eric Diaz Jun 16, 2016

    Writer Dan Abnett has a lot of explaining to do, but for now, consider this old school Titans fan intrigued enough to continue. Oh, one last thing " artist Brett Booth's Flash costume re-design is maybe my favorite Flash costume ever. Nice work, Mr. Booth. Read Full Review

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