Comic Review: Titans: Rebirth (DC Comics)

The original Titans are back and better than ever! Spinning out of the events of Titans Hunt and DC Universe: Rebirth, Wally West still feels lost and alone, despite reconnecting […]

The original Titans are back and better than ever!

Spinning out of the events of Titans Hunt and DC Universe: Rebirth, Wally West still feels lost and alone, despite reconnecting with the Flash. Wally still feels like a man out of time, so to solve that, he goes to visit his childhood friends, the original Teen Titans. The Titans themselves, have just regained their memories of being a team, but none of them recognize Wally. Will the Titans remember their friend and teammate?

First off I really want to thank writer Dan Abnett and artist Brett Booth for bringing the original Titans together again. The Titans were my first exposure to comics, so the team will always hold a special place in my heart.

In Titans: Rebirth, the team consists of Nightwing, Arsenal, Donna Troy, Tempest, Lilith, and Wally, who is also going by the Flash. Call me bias, but I love seeing these characters back together again. I know that we saw other members in the Titans Hunt storyline, so I really hope we see them soon,

The story is definitely one that sets up for upcoming events, with Wally being the main focus here. It’s definitely an emotional story and one about strong friendships. That’s the key here. Friendships. The Titans’ friendship has always been so close, they pretty much became a surrogate family.

Dan Abnett is on point with all these characters. Even though they have all changed because of the New 52, it still feels like the old characters I’ve known and loved for over 40 years.

Brett Booths art really works great here. I love most of the new looks, with an exception of Arsenal. I just think the wraparound sunglasses he’s wearing just looks goofy. But I’m hoping the look grows on me.

This was an issue to get your appetite wet and it certainly got mine. In all honesty, it’s been long time since I’ve been excited about a comic book, and now with the original Titans back, I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.