Comics Review: Teen Titans #1 (DC Comics)

“There are five of us. Five fingers make a fist.”  Lines like this can come seem corny out of context. The problem is that this line fell flat even in […]

“There are five of us. Five fingers make a fist.”  Lines like this can come seem corny out of context. The problem is that this line fell flat even in the context of the story.

Teen Titans #1 is not the worst issue of a Teen Titans book I have ever read by a LONG shot, but the story does leave a lot to be desired. The script of the book seems to jump around too much and a little too quickly to stay cohesive. The characterizations were pretty good but no one is really fleshed out and it is not entirely clear why the characters are actually brought together. Maybe in future issues, it will be explained why Damien chose the teammates he did but for now, it seems to have no real explanation. There is also a number of good concepts that seem to be poorly laid out. One major good idea executed poorly is the villain angle. On one hand, it is very cool to see Ra’s Al Ghul face off against his grandson. On the other hand, Ra’s having a sort of “Junior League of Assassins feels odd. The art is fun and seems to fit the tone of the book, however, the character designs (especially on the previously mentioned Junior Assassins) feel really 90s.

Overall the book is not BAD it just doesn’t do a great job of making me feel like I have to keep reading more. 2.5 out of 5

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