Comic Review: Raven #1 (DC Comics)

With the Titans disbanded after the loss of Tim Drake, Raven finds herself alone in a new city with family she didn’t even know she had. Will her new life […]

With the Titans disbanded after the loss of Tim Drake, Raven finds herself alone in a new city with family she didn’t even know she had. Will her new life of normality in San Francisco be everything that she was hoping for; or even here will her father’s hold continue to haunt her?

Attempting to adjust to life after the titans, Raven decides to move to San Francisco to meet her only remaining human family members. Raven’s mother has a sister named Alice, with whom Raven has decided to live with, wanting to know more about her; if there is anything more than just the Devil’s daughter.  Still haunted by the dreams of her past, Raven is comforted by her family and finally begins to wonder if she might be able to have a normal happy life before she is thrown back into the fray.

Once at school, Raven is accosted by a supernatural entity she believes to be born of trigon but after she is attacked by a fellow student, she realizes this is a completely new enemy. And if what Raven can tell is true, this new force may be just as powerful as Trigon himself. She may no longer be with the Teen Titans, but she is far from done with her superhero life.

Marv Wolfman’s writing makes Raven #1 a must read for fans of the character or any of his other work. The books carries a wonderfully dark tone, courtesy of Blondthecolorist, and Geraldo Borges artwork paints this brooding superheroine into a fantastic light, pouting and all. DC’s Rebirth titles have been some of my favourite stories in years and I can say that Raven #1 will be another great addition to any Titans fan’s shelf.

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