Read Teen Titans: Year One by Amy Wolfram Karl Kerschl Serge LaPointe Steph Peru John Rauch Online


The early days of the Teen Titans are chronicled in this title collecting the 6-issue miniseries!Original covers by Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe....

Title : Teen Titans: Year One
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ISBN : 9781401219277
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Teen Titans: Year One Reviews

  • Anne
    2019-02-07 17:05

    3.5 starsI gotta explain my rating on this one, because I was sort of torn on how good Year One actually was. The Good (or how I ended up giving it 4 stars):The art is unusual and very cute. I just wanted to pick up those Titans an give 'em a great big squishy hug! Except for Aqualad...he's just creepy-looking in this.Also, the story is extremely kid-friendly, except for one reference that Green Arrow makes to Speedy about not knocking up Wonder Girl (of course, that may bother other parents more than it bothers me). So my Mom-Rating would probably be about 4.5 stars.The Bad (or why I wanted to give it 2 stars):The villain was LAME, and the plot was kind of lacking any real tension or excitement. And I know I mentioned this earlier, but Aqualad looked like a creepy greyish beast-boy. Plus, he was scared of everything! His whole character just felt...wrong.I guess they needed something to bring the Titans together (get it:Titans Together! *snort*), but having their mentors hypnotized and turned evil by Antithesis was not the best way to go. Why? 'Cause I think it was a little unbelievable that these five kids took down Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman...and for God's sake, Batman! Antithesis (giant bug-looking villain, for those of you who don't know) is just plain dorky. One of the problems may have been that this volume was too short, so you really didn't have time to connect with the story. It looks like it was probably written with tweenagers (who don't like to read) as it's target audience, though. With that in mind, I can kind of see where Wolfram was going with the story. I mean, what kid doesn't want to prove they are better than the grown-ups in their lives?So the mom in me wanted to rate it higher, and the adultish fan in me wanted to rate it lower. *shrugs* What can I say?

  • J
    2019-01-21 18:55

    This was very cute, but it also had some accurate (and depressing) portrayals of what it's like to be a teenager and what it's like to be a superhero. It was mostly light-hearted and the artwork demonstrates that. This seems like a good book for younger comic readers, maybe middle school and high school age.

  • Roxanne
    2019-01-25 18:47

    This is super adorable, it may be too cutesy for some people's tastes there's no major drama or ground breaking plots, but it's just a sweet read.

  • Crini
    2019-01-18 01:11

    (5* to my precious wonder boy)

  • Cait
    2019-01-19 21:48

    The first thing to notice is, of course, the artwork, which is gorgeous and rather unusual. It looks much more like old-fashioned children's book illustrations than traditional comic book art: the colors are very pastel, especially in the soft-focus backgrounds, and there's amazing use of light and color in general. (The book is actually dedicated to the memory of Steph Peru, one of the colorists, who passed away in 2008.) Also, as other reviewers have pointed out, the kids are drawn to look their ages, which is nice.It's good that the art is so lovely, because the plot is hardly exciting. There are four stories in this book: the first Titans adventure takes the first half of the book, kids vs mentors, and then there are three small stories in the second half.In the first story, the lesson to remember is that there's a reason "a prepared Batman" is always excluded from the "who would win this fight" arguments. The other lesson is that kids being kids in this book is going to make me cringe in embarrassment every time.In the second story, the lesson to remember is that, in case you missed it in the first story, Robin is well on his way to growing up to be just like Batman. The other lesson is that kids other than Robin being not as cool as Robin is not actually funny. Except for Wonder Girl -- she's still awesome.In the third story, my disbelief was fully suspended. Because the lesson here was OLLIE YOU DICKHEAD WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TEACHING THAT BOY BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD EVER TALK ABOUT WONDER GIRL THAT WAY AND EVEN MORE THAN THAT NO ONE SHOULD EVER TALK TO WONDER GIRL LIKE THAT, NEVER EVER EVER YOU FUCKERS. Ahem. The other lesson is that apparently I have some issues surrounding the entirely realistic gender politics of the Titans and their era.And in the final story, the lesson is that the Titans really should be called "Robin and his pals", in case you missed that in the first two stories. The other lesson is that Batman is a bit of a woobie where Robin is concerned, which would be sweet except that we know how that argument's going to turn out in a few years, don't we?But the art is lovely throughout.

  • J.M.
    2019-01-23 23:58

    I can only imagine that the DC editor in this case said to Amy Wolfram, the writer: "We would like you to write an arc for TEEN TITANS that is geared for and appeals to 'teens,' [using air quotes] and by teens we mean 'tweens,' [using air quotes again] and by 'tweens' we mean 'eight-year-olds' [using air quotes a third time]."If that was the intent, Miss Wolfram did an "okay" [using air quotes] job. But readers who are around or "under" [using air quotes] the age of eight should probably give this one a "pass" [last time using air quotes].Additional reasons: 1) really dumb villains, 2) Wonder Girl and Speedy act like idiots throughout the arc, 3) I'm also not familiar enough with Aqualad, but has he always been this useless and cowardly (?) and, 4) no way should a couple of Titans be able to take out Wonder Woman, Flash, and/or Green Arrow as easily as they do. No way. Ridiculous.1.5 stars (out of five).

  • Hikaoru
    2019-02-16 21:08

    On the plus side, the art is pretty.On the not so awesome side, man it's effed up. The plot is subpar, the adults are way to susceptible to evil mechanism and teens who act liks children.As a fan of Teen Titans cartoons, this is very meh for me.

  • Scott
    2019-01-18 21:59

    A pleasant little diversion - this seemed more geared to the tween (or maybeTeen Titans Go! audience) crowd. The stories were slight, but the angst - whether it's being a teenager or a superhero - was real.

  • Sophia
    2019-01-19 22:43

    In this comic, we saw the beginning of the Teen Titans. It was interesting to read about since I haven't read anything specific to the Teen Titans before. I mostly, read this just to read some backstory for Dick Grayson but now I am interested in the other characters as well. It didn't get as in depth with each of the characters like I wanted to but the illustrations were well done and the story line went smoothly. I also kind of wished we saw Speedy a little bit more and his interaction with the rest of the team and not just with one particular person. I feel like with each part there is a hidden message that the writers wanted you to learn but that could've just been me. I did really like the last few pages (that's mostly the reason why I gave this comic 4-stars). I liked the way that you saw the Titans coming together and be a real team (you didn't see it for long but you did see it). I liked the last page where...(sorry I really want to say but I can't, I don't like spoiling things :/). Overall, it was a short and sweet comic that was easy to get into and made you want to read more.

  • Michael Wilson
    2019-02-17 01:07

    This one was disappointing. I expected something more along the lines of the other Year One books, something that kind of built up how the team came to be and developed, but this was more like a group of loosely related tales that happened to take place during the first year the Titans were together. It got two stars just because it was apparent that this geared toward a younger audience (I think). Otherwise, it would have only received one. The art was OK, not really what I like, but OK for what it was.

  • Rick
    2019-02-16 21:05

    Beautiful art with some pretty dreadful writing.

  • Danielle
    2019-02-01 18:46

    Read this review and more on my blog.The first time I was exposed to the Teen Titans was in the animated TV show in 2003 – 2007.This was very different from the TV show that I remember.The art style suited the teenage vibe happening with these teenage superheros. Lots of colour and vibrance drew my eyes in the right direction.The storyline was about the creation of the Teen Titans. Whilst I never knew how the Teen Titans decided to join together before this, the story that made them join was an enjoyable one and one that I could see happening in this universe.An enjoyable entry into the Teen Titans comics and I would recommend this to most people.

  • B. Rule
    2019-02-03 19:06

    This book made me feel old. Emphasis is on the "Teen". The gratuitous violence against children by their authority figures, weird tonal issues, half-baked interpersonal conflicts and pairings, and the lack of anything like a satisfying resolution to any of the plot points left me scratching my head. The book cuts away from showing how any action scenes play out, which I can't decide is terrible or kinda nice. Anyway, I don't think I'm the audience for this.

  • Lizzy
    2019-01-19 19:11

    Not much substance to this book. Light and kinda fun read.

  • Apolline
    2019-02-09 01:10

    Too bad that Wonder Girl's sequence revolves around her love life, while the boys have storylines about adventure, status, or doing the right thing ...

  • Mae
    2019-01-18 19:59

    I'd give this a 3.5 or 4, I'm not sure.

  • Tara
    2019-01-24 16:52

    I was bored at the bookstore and decided to pick this book up, not expecting to love it. I was pleasantly surprised! The lineup of Titans (Dick Grayson Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Speedy) was great and the writers made the team have a nice family dynamic. It was a great read for long time Titans lovers such as myself and beginning comic fans alike. I would definitely recommend!

  • Beckiezra
    2019-01-26 00:04

    I don't know that this really deserves 5 stars, but I wish it were an ongoing thing so much that 4 stars doesn't seem like enough. So I guess my rating is based on what this could be more than what it was.I really liked the art style once I got used to it (first thought was everyone's chin is too pointy). It was geared toward younger people, a kind of cartoon style more than most comics get. Even the coloring seemed to be cell style with painted backgrounds like something from anime.The story itself seemed a bit choppy. It would be fine in an ongoing series but as a year one I guess I wanted more cohesion. We go from the bad guy who took over the adults to an ant man who looked enough like the first bad guy to confuse me, then back to the other bad guy, with a date for Donna and Roy fighting a different bad guy in between. Roy didn't even seem to be part of the team. I guess there was a theme of Robin breaking away from Batman that came up in most of the issues and I did enjoy that. We were kind of left hanging at the end and I felt like more character development or something was needed if they were actually covering a year. I was left feeling like there were things happening in other books or something that would tie in and make a more complete story for me. Maybe that was intentional, I don't think the Titans started out as a series, more as crossovers of the kids getting together randomly. I don't really know the origins of the Teen Titans, so maybe these stories are taken from whatever happened in the comics in the 60s or whenever. I did feel like this comic may have been some of the inspiration behind the new Young Justice cartoon; they felt very similar at times. I don't know how true to the characters this book is but I did enjoy them all. Scaredy cat Aqualad made me chuckle (though maybe I should have felt insulted on behalf of his character), I enjoyed impatient and power hungry Kid Flash, thought boy crazy and world naive Wonder Girl was amusing, chauvinist Speedy didn't really bring to mind the Arsenal I vaguely know but seemed appropriate for an insecure teenage boy. I've yet to meet a Dick Grayson I don't love and this Robin was particularly adorable. It is wrong but I do laugh every time Robin gets backhanded by Batman, thanks internet.

  • Caitlyn Wright
    2019-01-19 18:43

    Since I've seen such a wide variety of opinions on this book, I suppose I was inspired to drop my own two sense into the sea of reviews. There are many things I really love about this book, but that being said I will admit there's an array of pit falls that can't be ignored. One thing I just love is the atmosphere. Wether it's the art or the dialogue, the story or the characters, I can't help but get sucked into this world full of adolescent naivety and looking danger. It really feels like a secret pocket of the world you can let your inner child discover. However, one of the biggest problems I've found when enjoying this book is the shortness of it; since there's such a limited amount of time and so much to cram in story and character wise, it feels so terribly rushed. Everything from plot lines of interest, to character arcs don't have the proper development it needs to hold dramatic weight simply because there is no time to do so. Then there are other smaller problems people have mentioned like the suspension of disbelief being stretched in a few places, or the villains being weird choices. While i didn't mind this too much while reading, I can understand how it could be too silly for other people. I wanted to leave this review on a positive note so I'll talk about the character moments. They do attempt stories that reveal characters and their arcs, but, since these stories have little time to develop, it's more like little moments sorta attached by a narrative. However, the moments the book does have are good, certainly enough to satisfy a reader over a pretty short read. While this book may have its' problems, the little moments shared by characters and the atmosphere it creates are worth the spare minutes it will take to read.

  • Amber Ditullio
    2019-02-05 17:01

    Having read Teen Titans Go!, I wanted to read a bit more of the "traditional" Teen Titans. This isn't exactly it, as it's the reboot that DC did for a lot of their titles. I wasn't sure what to expect or how many of the characters that I loved in Teen Titans Go! would return, but that didn't stop me. I expected different.The first difference was the fact that Robin was the only common character. The others are Speedy (Green Arrow's sidekick), Kid Flash (the Flash's sidekick), Aqualad (Aquaman's sidekick) and Wonder Girl (Wonder Woman's little sister). It was the origin story for the Titans, how they needed to come together because their mentors were being controlled. The first section is a bit dark, seeing loved characters react much more violently than we're used to seeing. And while most of the other mentors realize the strength that it took for their sidekicks to break them free, Batman is as closed as usual, ordering Robin back to Gotham with nary a thank you. The rest of the book doesn't have as much of the same storyline as the rest, though it does give you a feel of getting to know some of the Titans as they get to know each other. Though there are times I want to really smack Speedy. But then, I've felt that way sometimes when reading Green Arrow as well.I definitely want to pick up more of the Teen Titans. I want to find out more of the similarities and differences between the other Teen Titans that I've become acquainted with. I need to add a few more to my request list from the library.

  • Don
    2019-02-01 17:59

    This book is a rare treat: A retelling/reimagining that is respectful of the original, while yet remaining a fresh take entirely appropriate for new readers. Even better, it's a truly all-ages book that can appeal to young and old alike! Taking the original Teen Titans lineup from the 1960s stories by Bob Haney & Nick Cardy - Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Aqualad (with the occasional addition of Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy) - Amy Wolfram has crafted an incredibly fun story capable of both whimsy and pathos. Karl Kerschl's art, complemented by a truly gorgeous color palette, would be worth the price of admission alone; all working together, though, the creative forces combine to produce one of the most purely enjoyable comics in recent years. The end result isn't quite perfect, however, as the climactic chapter is regrettably insubstantial, and finishes off much too abruptly. All in all, though, this is a mostly fantastic work, and can be highly recommended to both long-time fans of the Teen Titans, as well as those interested in meeting the characters for the first time.

  • Randy
    2019-02-10 00:03

    This was a great, fun read. The biggest problem I had was that the mulligan the author used to bring all the young sidekick together was the main villain. Who was really kind of lame. Some of his powers didn't even make sense. At all. But that aside, there were tons of truly funny and scary moments that should have been thought up and drawn years ago, but somehow were missed and left for this book. The most shocking scene for me was when Batman punched Robin in the face and left him crying at the scene of a crime, with the victims asking him if he wanted them to "call his parents." So sad, and so brutal. It is scenes like this and the Wonder girl/ Red Arrow romance that makes it worth the price of admission. Plus, you have the (sometimes annoying) antics of Aqualad to amuse you. Four stars.

  • Michael
    2019-01-25 21:12

    Even though I grew up with Marvel they never really knew how to handle a teen team title (pre-Runaways anyway). DC on the other hand seemed to excel with fun teen titles like Young Justice, Teen Titans etc. They even knew how to lampoon their own titles with series like Young Heroes in Love. So leave your serious head at the door and chill with the guys and gal, have a few laughs and a few groans. If you can do that then you'll probably enjoy this comic as much as I did. Oh yes, and this comic really does have a fish stand-up routine.

  • Kelsy
    2019-02-11 00:11

    This was a really cute comic, but it's aimed for a much younger audience than I am. and I don't quite agree with the message it might send to young kids about the type of people they want to be when they grow up. I also felt that this had the potential to go somewhere, but it just kind of ended. Despite there being things in this book that didn't appeal to me it was really cute and got a few laughs out of me. The art is also pretty good too. A cute style to match these cute kids and the cute theme of the whole book.

  • Lor N
    2019-02-14 23:49

    I really love the artwork and enjoyed the general attitudes of the characters but if you're looking for something 'serious' this is one to pass on.It's definitely a more chid friendly comic in terms of story and characterization which isn't necessarily bad- there are children's books and shows I love but this isn't really one that translates to an older crowd. If you know a young comic fan who is too young for more mature content in their comics this is a nice one to buy, but I'd say it isn't one for an older readers personal collection.

  • Tyler
    2019-02-06 20:58

    This tells of the first adventures of the Teen Titans. Unfortunately there aren't many adventures. I really liked the artwork and the character development, though Wonder Girl and Speedy could have used a bit more. About half of it was just angst while the other half was fighting crime. I think the story could have used more depth and less vomit. I've not read any Teen Titans before, but I'm interested in some more eventually.

  • Mollie
    2019-02-17 00:51

    The art was really nice actually, and a big part of the reason I picked this up. But the characters were all very one-dimensional. Wondergirl is boy-crazy. Aqualad is terrified of everything. Kid Flash is egotistical, etc. Robin had more time spent on him than anyone else but still fell flat.The plot never seemed to connect from issue to issue, and at each story's conclusion felt unresolved. After enjoying Batgirl Year One so much I was left disappointed.

  • Izzy
    2019-02-05 22:56

    Teen Titans: Year One is beautifully drawn and a fun quick read. I wouldn't go in expecting anything spectacular. If anything it's kind of a fun fluffy book dealing with the origins of Teen Titans. I enjoyed this book but luckily I wasn't expecting a lot. I found that when I finished the book I felt it was too short, but still didn't really dislike it. 3/5 stars and a fun read if you like Teen Titans.

  • Lynn DiFerdinando
    2019-02-12 01:11

    Art was good! Liked the faces and Robin's floppy hair. However, almost all the characters were...flat. Robin was good, and so was Aqualad, but Wally and Wonder Girl (actually, was her name ever said once in the comic? Like, moniker or real name? I dont think so) not so much. Not exactly a waste of my time bc the art was so pretty but. I wouldn't have read it otherwise tbh

  • Diz
    2019-02-06 18:00

    I really enjoyed the art style of this book. The way the artist draws the Teen Titans makes them really look like kids. The downside is that the challenges they face seem way over their heads, but inexplicably they are able to handle them with almost little or no effort. I would have liked it better if their adventures weren't wrapped up so quickly.