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Teen Titans, Vol. 5: Life and Death (Teen Titans, Volume III #5)

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The line between life and death is crossed as the Teen Titans must confront the deceased members of the team that have seemingly returned from the dead. As Donna Troy recruits the mightiest members of the team to battle in the Infinite Crisis, Robin is confronted by his predecessor, the bygone Boy Wonder, Jason Todd. The remaining Titans face the onslaught of Brother Blood ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by DC Comics
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Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
My library didn't have Teen Titans/Outsiders: The Insiders, so I thought I'd skip it until I could get my hands on it. Bad idea. It seems like a lot happened in that collection, and I wish I'd read it first. Luckily, the major plot developments seemed like they were covered enough for me to follow the storyline.

This particular volume was hampered by the ties to Infinite Crisis. The Titans were pretty heavily bound to that crossover, which I'm sure was good for the book from a sales standpoint. B
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Amber Ditullio
Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Teen Titans, Vol 5: Life and Death is the next book in the newest incarnation of the Teen Titans. It's getting closer to the time of Infinite Crisis, and things are definitely changing. The Titans have to deal with deceased members of the time returning from the dead and all the pain and horror that entails. Brother Blood and many of the newly-returned-dead are closing in on them, and they are trying to find out which side of the line they're going to be on. Along with this, SuperBoy has some of ...more
Robert Wright
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, dc
Johns continues on a roll here, cranking up the Titans drama to a fever pitch.

As the team deals with the fallout of the events featured in Teen Titans, Vol. 4: The Future is Now, the simmering plot of Superboy's true origins boils over in catastrophic ways. We get a meeting of New Robin (Tim Drake) vs. previous, and previously dead, Old Robin (Jason Todd), as well as a solid lead-in crossover with the event du jour, Infinite Crisis.

Sadly, (view spoiler)
Nicolaus Miller
This one is pretty good, though it has a nasty, idiotically written, notorious scene: (view spoiler) That's why the rating's a 3. Other than this it isn't bad; the Titans discovery and fi ...more
Feb 24, 2010 rated it liked it
During the Crisis, the Titans have to find a way to cure Superboy after his first horrible run in with Superboy-Prime. Since I don't like to focus on what happens during his second run in with Superboy-Prime, let's talk about Cassie instead.

Her powers start to fade, so she drops out of the fight. Perhaps that is a reasonable thing to do tactically, but the whole world is coming to an end and she sits at a farm in Smallville hoping her powers will be magically returned. And they are! Aries gives
Graysen Baker
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
'Re-reading the Johns era Teen Titans makes me miss the old line-up so much. The kids felt real and not like some generic attempt at writing teenagers(I'm looking at you Scott Lobdell). The female characters weren't over sexualized like the way some writers like to portray them.They were real teenagers. They worked together and acted like a family. That's what I miss about John's Titans run. The book had been run into the ground hard the last three years by Lobdell but hopefully Will Pfifer can ...more
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Really disappointed in this one. As I have said before, I am a major fan of the Teen Titans. This one the story line jumped all over the place. It was confusing at times. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed this graphic novel, but the story lines are becoming too convoluted and they are trying to do too much in such a short period. Hopefully the next vol. gets back to the type of story that this series started out with!
This was not the first time I'd read the last parts of the Infinite Crisis saga concerning Superboy. my heart breaks each and every time I get to that last panel, but they didn't have the one with Robin so that is a slight relief. I also hadn't had a chance to ready the bits with Robin saving Superboy after SBPrime got his mits on Superboy, so that was good.

iiiiiiiiii am going to go take a breather, now
Jun 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This ties in with the events during Infinite Crisis, and contains a lot of really nice moments, and it helped to clear a few things up. My favourite part was probably and unsurprisingly the part with Dick and Kon on their way to the final showdown.
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Although I really enjoy seeing the relationship between Connor and Cassie, the bulk of this volume was somewhat flat. I thought the Robin issues spliced in were pretty throw-away and the art was not to great on them either. Nice way to tie the Titans into Infinite Crisis.
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was one of the best Teen Titans graphic novels I've read (so far). It was dark and honest, some of the best qualities that a book can have.
The only part that I did not like was the end when they killed Superboy off. I liked him! I hope they can bring him back somehow.
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: completed-series
Easily a very good story, but it was crippled by the all the missing scenes (from Infinite Crisis) that were told in other volumes.
John Walker
Jul 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favoritecomics
This books includes the final moments of Superboy, the boy who was born on the death of Superman and died to the rebirth of the earth.
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Now Superboy goes mad, Cassy is having problems with her power ohh and dont forget the walking dead XD
Yeeeey for us Titans!XD
I felt really sorry for Superboy, this wasn't meant to be T.T
Action-packed and strange occurrences continue. I did not read #31 or #32, I couldn't be bothered to find them.
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another good installment. I was a little lost in that the end of this takes place during a major crossover, but I kept up with what mattered.
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good tie in to the Infinite Crisis crossover.
(so like i read all 100 issues of teen titans III and yet im only logging like 4 of the volumes but anyway all of it was stellar)
Feb 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Eh, maybe the Teen Titans are just not for me. 2.5 stars
Aug 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
The plot was so scattered, the dialogue was flat, and the art was inconsistent/sloppy. Also, typos galore. Seemed like an unnecessary tie-in to the Infinite Crisis arc.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Raven's leg looks like Batman on the cover.
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Geoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career ...more
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