Review: Teen Titans: Rebirth #1

ttreb_cv1_dsThe Teen Titans are farther apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul! But true leadership is more than just calling the shots—is Robin really up to the task? Or will the Teen Titans dismiss this diminutive dictator?

The concept of Damian Wayne leading the Teen Titans is something that gives me all sorts of giggles inside. The concept has played out already really well in a DC Universe animated film Justice League vs Teen Titans so it works, and can work really well.

Like most of the “Rebirth” issues bridging the gap between the last volume and the next one, Teen Titans: Rebirth is an explanation of where these characters are and how they get to where they’re going in the upcoming series.

Writer Benjamin Percy and artist Jonboy Meyers nail the series with some fantastic art and humor as we’re reintroduced to the characters and they’re gathered by a mysterious figure… who is revealed at the end.

The characters though are the draw. Percy and Meyers not only give us some great visuals and situations but they also reintroduce these characters for new and old readers alike really diving down into who they are when it comes to their personalities and some of what makes each unique. They also reflect on their fallen team members and what’s going through their heads as they take time apart.

Out of all of the “Rebirth” issues so far, this one has me the most excited for the series the follow. There’s something about the tone, the art, the package that has me smiling and wanting more. I’ve never cared for the Teen Titans, but now I can’t wait to read more.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Jonboy Meyers
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review