Sunday, July 20, 2014

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: "Teen Titans #1"


Writer: Will Pfeifer
Artist: Kenneth Rocafort
Colorist: Dan Brown
Letterer: John J. Hill
Cover: Kenneth Rocafort
Variant Cover: Cliff Chiang
Batman 75th Anniversary Cover: Joe Quinones
Associate Editor: Rickey Purdin
Editor: Mike Cottompn
Group Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics

I'm an honest reviewer. I will admit this: I stopped reading the last Teen Titans incarnation after issue 3. I was not a fan, and that says a lot, considering the Titans are my favorite heroes and have been since I was nine years old.
No one can beat Marv Wolfman and the 1980s team, but Geoff Johns definitely tied for talent in my mind. Will Pfeifer is right inder them.
The Teen Titans are back! The issue starts with Wonder Girl being notified on her (and everyone's) phone that a group of terrorists have hijacked a bus full of school kids.
Red Robin takes the lead, directing her, Beast Boy (so glad he's green again), Raven and Bunker to the best of his abilities before joining in.
The Titans are a team again! I'm not sure if I like Bunker yet, but the speech he gave at the end of the issue was motivating and inspired. Everyone should read this book just for those words.
Raven is still eerie and still my favorite, and her and Gar working together is still really great to see. Tim grew into his role as team leader and it's easy to see him becoming ALMOST as good as Dick Grayson was when he lead the team. Cassie has grown on me a little after blowing up three men and tossing a fourth from a moving bus!

This was an action-packed issue sure to delight pre-New 52 fans. I'm very excited to see where the new creative team will take them!

5/5--very promising!

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1 comment:

  1. I gave up on the last Teen Titans series as well, so I was looking forward to reading this new series. This was an exciting first issue to launch the new Teen Titans, the team worked really well together, and Bunker's speech at the end was excellent. Will Pfeifer seems a great choice of writer and I liked Kenneth Rocafort's art as well. Looking forward to the next issue :D