5 stars · fiction · science fiction

Teen Titans: Earth One, Vol 1


Teen Titans: Earth One, Vol 1

author : jess lemire

illustrator : terry dodson

pages : [hardcover] 144

favorite character : raven

summary :

A new original graphic novel in DC’s popular “Earth One” series, TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE follows in the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and BATMAN: EARTH ONE, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers.

The Teen Titans never felt like normal kids… but they had no idea how right they were. Their seemingly idyllic Oregon upbringing hides a secret — one that will bring killers, shamans, and extraterrestrials down on their heads, and force them into an alliance that could shake the planet to its foundations!
Superstars Jeff Lemire (ANIMAL MAN, GREEN ARROW) and Terry Dodson (WONDER WOMAN) reinvent DC’s youngest heroes, with an all-new mythos in an all-new world!

review :

I absolutely loved this take on the Teen Titans! Most of my previous experience has admittedly come from the TV cartoon, and a few random appearances in other comics, but I loved this presentation and honestly can’t wait to get to more.

Teen Titans: Earth One starts out like a normal coming of age story. It’s the beginning of the school year, all of these teens are dealing with bullies, angst, parent drama, and making new friends. Until things start getting weird. Something is drawing all of these kids together and isn’t about to let go until they join forces, solve a few clues, get into trouble–to put it mildly.

I loved seeing the different take on how the teens get their abilities and deal with them. How they’ve become a part of them and their personalities. It was very unique, with some elements that I’ve never seen before, which is always refreshing in the superhero realm. The artwork was fantastic, too. It really captured the feel for the story and made me feel more connected with all of the characters.

Honestly, as soon as I finished this, I was so angry to find out that the next volume doesn’t come out until August. I’d prefer to have it now, thanks. It wasn’t like this first volume wasn’t good, but now that the background and characters are established I’m ready for everything to get even crazier. This was a great set-up for what’s to come and I can only imagine what adventures the characters will go on next now that they have their powers and purpose.

I loved this so much!

5/5 stars



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