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Tim Drake, Batman’s former sidekick, is back in action when an international organization seeks to capture, kill or co-opt super-powered teenagers.

As Red Robin, he’s going to have to team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and the hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash to stand any chance at all against a living, breathing weapon with roots in another world! They – along with a few other tortured teen heroes – will be the Teen Titans in this new series from writer Scott Lobdell (WILDC.A.T.S, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Brett Booth (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

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  1. Is it weird that this is my most anticipated book? Superboy was great, and the parts of Red Hood that were not about sex robots were pretty rad. Lobdell has really stepped up during the reboot and I’m excited to see what he can do with the Young Justice crew. That, and Brett Booth ain’t nothin’ to sneeze at.

  2. Picking this up for Tim. I hope it’s good!

  3. Very excited for this book. Love team books, love teen angst. Should be good.

  4. Brett Booth? I’m out.

  5. That might be one of the worst covers of the year.

  6. The cover is very Image-Comics-in-the-90s however I actually really like Tim’s new costume – never cared for his old Red Robin outfit.

  7. Lobdell again!

    I fear for Wonder Girl

  8. This is one of the few game time decisions in the New 52 for me. I have bought 90% of the comics so far.

  9. Sob… This is the only way I can get Tim. So I’m buying it.

  10. I’m just glad that Superboy won’t be wearing whatever he’s wearing on that cover.

  11. This is going to be fun. I love Teen Titans as they really brought me back into comics. That said, it all looks fun to me! Cannot wait to read Tim.

  12. I can already tell this is a decieving cover title. i’m gonna call that three of these guys won’t be in the book or at most cameos.

    • See, that’s one of the things that people complained about when JL came out. I don’t quite get it. Why try and cram the formation of the team into one issue, rather than letting the team form more organically?

      Is it the cover? While I also normally hate it when a cover depicts something that doesn’t happen in the book in envelopes, The cover of a number 1 issue isn’t just an advertisement for the contents of that issu. It’s your first look at the series as a whole. That’s why Blue Beetle is in full armor, fighting for his life, on his cover, rather than riding around the desert with his pals.

    • I’m with Casey. I only read three books with the entire team in the first issue:

      Justice League International
      Legion Lost
      Suicide Squad

      Most people thought those three books sucked (I liked Legion Lost, but not enough to keep it).

      I’ll take Justice League and Birds of Prey over any of those other books.

    • To the new readers of comics in general when they come in the store or buy a comic digitally, they have only the cover to go on or interviews with writers from the internet. When they buy these books because of their covers expecting to see noticeable characters and they’re not there or are only in the last page that can be really disappointing to some new readers. The saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” but that’s the reason they have covers. If the cover isn’t interesting and you don’t know the artists or the writer you most likely won’t buy the book.

    • Agreed. All the more reason to have the whole team on there. The book is called “Teen Titans,” you better put the Teen Titans on the cover. I think that most readers, including the youngin’s, are just interested in a cool story with cool characters, rather than ticking off a score card of who got the most page time.

      Think about what the cover of Justice League #1 would have looked like if it had only depicted the characters introduced in that issue. It’s Batman and GL, with Superman waaaaaay in the background and a kid in a football helmet, and that’s not an accurate depiction of what the book is about. The cover sells the series, in addition to the individual issue.

  13. this book has my vote for the worst logo design of all the 52.

  14. so who thinks they should put superboy back in the leather jacket and sunglasses

  15. That sign wasn’t part of his costume. It was taped on his back by Kid Flash. Like a “kick me” sign.

  16. Well, after Red Hood last week, I had some pretty low expectations for this book. However, I will admit that this wasn’t a bad read. Nothing outstanding, but I am curious to see what happens next. I like the slow approach to team building, instead of the old school introduce-each-new-member-in-a-page-preferably-in-the-middle-of-a-fight-&-with-as-little-background-as-possible thing. This way readers will get a better handle on we go along.

    Also intrigued in how this fits with Superboy. I may read more — it’ll be a budget call — something’s gotta get cut afterall . . .

    • I’m with you — I didn’t dislike the book, but despite liking the concept and the characters, it didn’t grab me like I hoped it would. If issue 2 comes out during a light week, I’ll keep going.

  17. This impressed me quite a bit. Like many, I was worried after Red Hood last week, but it seems that this is the same Lobdell who showed up to write his ass off on Superboy. Great character work on Tim, Bart and even the revamped Cassie, great premise, clearly and efficiently established, killer art…

    Glad to see Young Justice land on their feet in the nu U.

    • did we read the same book…..had you ever read young justice, or even the teen titans run….. i mean this was like going to a blind dentist who just time travelled from the 1920’s for a root canal

    • Young Justice was one of my first comics, and the core four are some of my all time favorite characters. This book, to me at least, did a great job of capturing the essence of Bart and Tim (still too soon to tell with Cassie) while simultaneously pushing their story in a new direction. Bart is as impulsive as he was at the beginning of his career, while Tim remains the master strategist and logician that he’s evolved into.

      Do I miss the old versions of the characters? Of course, and I always will. But just because things are different doesn’t mean that they’re bad. I, for one, am excited to see these characters I love in new stories, meeting for the first time.

  18. Between this and Super Boy, I’m sold.

  19. Didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did. The art was good. Not my favorite style but it worked and there wasn’t anything gross. I enjoyed the story. Some great action and I thought it was really well paced. I’m in.

  20. I liked the Tim Drake/Julian Assange comparison

  21. this was horrible….seriously? i was ok with the dcnu until this point, as a 30yr old comic book reader who had an attachment to bart and tim this made me feel ill…….i’m just……mad.

  22. Well, I’m in the group of people that loved this. I didn’t know any of these characters coming in to, but the story’s got me hooked. More importantly, art is always about personal tastes, but there are few artists in the world whose work I enjoy more than Brett Booth. Probably since I started reading comics back in 1991, and his style takes me back to a lot of my favorite books I grew up reading.

  23. I like this comic! Very well planned out and ties into Superboy somewhat. Art was very good and Tim was spot on.

  24. I like the way the gay character completely stands out against every other character on the cover. Red, Black & Red, Yellow & Red, Black w/ little Red, Black & Blue, Black & Gold, PIIIINK AND PUUUURPLE *flaps wrists* Really makes him feel like a part of the team.

    • There was an article on bleedingcool not too long ago where the creators explained that although there are openly gay characters in mainstream comics, they all tend to act much like the straight characters do (except they sleep with men). For this character, they wanted to represent a more effeminate character because that sort of character had not been represented previously. It takes all kinds, I think the idea sounds interesting.

  25. I thought this was pretty cool. I was never a Teen Titans reader and i thought it was fun all the way around. I can see how some might think Bat’s characterization was off, but i found it to be incredibly realistic….a cocky, impulsive, know it all teenager with superpowers. I think thats a cool direction.

    I know there are more than a few who’ve been reading comics for a long time that don’t like these kinds of changes….but really guys, this reboot isn’t for you guys.

  26. This was the only DC book I bought this week and I really really enjoyed this. But I only know Tim Drake and Superboy. Is Ms. Martian supposedly going to join the team eventually? And which Kid Flash is this? Whose the Iron Fist look alike?

    • Pretty sure the Kid Flash is Bart. Not sure if Ms. Martian is supposed to join the team this time ’round, but I doubt it. She hasn’t been in any of the solicits.

  27. 2 thats all its really worth nothing seems new here at all just the same approach to the Teen Titans. I am still willing to give it two or three issues to see if it picks up?

    Just sayin’,


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