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Teen Titans, Volume 1: It's Our Right to Fight

(Teen Titans (2011) #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  3,290 ratings  ·  200 reviews
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, writer Scott Lobdell (X-Men: The Age of Apocalypse) and artist Brett Booth (Justice League of America) deliver a fresh new take on DC Comics' teen heroes, the Teen Titans.

Tim Drake, Batman's former sidekick, is back in action when an international organization called Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. seeks to
Paperback, 168 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by DC Comics
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(B) 74% | More than Satisfactory
Notes: Bright, buoyant pablum colored by contrivance and quirk, it lacks teeth and flesh: seeking in vain to be hip and edgy.
James DeSantis
Jan 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Holy Batman this shit sucks. I had to go and check out my Redhood and the Outlaws Rebirth volume 1 copy to make sure this is the same writer.

So take Teen Titans but make almost all of them completely unlikable. Then got that N.O.W.H.E.R.E. organization from Superboy comic after them. And this is where Superboy comes into play as well when he wrecks the titans. The Titans here all must unite and become a team or otherwise they will die!

Good: Uhhh some decent art?

Bad: Tim is so out of character
Sam Quixote
Feb 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
A shadowy government organisation called NOWHERE is collecting teenage metahumans for some undoubtedly diabolical scheme and even have the clone Superboy as their wrangler. Can Red Robin and co. escape their evil clutches?

Scott Lobdell writes a very 90s book for a 21st century audience. NOWHERE – what an awful name! I guarantee the acronym came first, the meaning second, and I couldn’t even begin to tell you what it stands for. It’s just an ominous-sounding name that’ll suit the bad guys.

Tim Dra
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Not as good as it could have been, but I didn't think it was unreadable.
Very middle-of-the-road kind of plot, especially for a Teen Titans' originish story.
Also, are Skitter and Bunker new characters?

I guess I'm waiting to see if it gets better (or worse) before I decide anything.
It could get better, right?
Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
The three stars is largely for something that Lobdell has no control over, the continuity issues. I'm starting to hate this New 52 thing. Why? Because the Bat family books and characters did not reboot with everybody else, as far as I can tell. Which means that we have Red Robin (Tim Drake) both forming Teen Titans for the very first time, while also having been a member of Teen Titans for years, with Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, and Superman, who he is both meeting for the first time and has been fr ...more
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
This one wasn't even on my radar last fall when I started buying DC New 52 issues online. But I saw the library had a copy, and so I gave it a try. Lots of fun! The story is a little bit fluffy, and the conflict between the characters can be forced at times. The art's variable, but I suppose it fits the tone of the book. I think the series has potential. I am definitely on board for at least another trade, thanks to the prominent role of Red Robin. (I really like when Tim acts like "Batman, Jr" ...more
I've just started getting into graphic novels and am a huge fan of the Teen Titans. However, I've just seen the TV shows (the original one and the new spinoff comedy version - which pales in comparison). This is very different. This reminds me more of the Young Justice animated series, if you've seen that.

So in this one, we've got Robin (called Red Robin here), Superboy, Kid Flash, and Wonder Girl. Then, there's lots of other characters I had never heard of (they may exist in other comics). Sols
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
It has been a few years since I have collected comics so I frequently check the DC comics giveaways here on goodreads. I was ecstatic to win this and get a glimpse into what is going on in the DC Universe.

I don't know much that has gone on in the past three years but I know there was a big even that changed everything and DC is rebooting all of there characters in the new 52. I was pleased to see something stayed the same. Before I gave up comics I was reading the series Red Robin and I was ver
Daniel Butcher
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-52
Did not expect to like this. Not really been a fan of the Teen Titans or Tim Drake in the past. But this book is really fun and full of action.

Tim Drake - To me Drake has always been a lesser Robin. He lacks the strength of Dick and is the kid who came off as useless in Knightfall. This Drake is decisive, smart, and a leader. And he clearly is part of the Bat family in temper. Though I am really glad Bruce Wayne does not visit. I really want him to have a romantic relationship with Not Wonder Gi
Justyn Rampa
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE TEEN TITANS!!! (but let me explain how I got here)

So...when the New 52 first launched I decided which titles I wanted to read and started by buying the first issue of several titles (and reading reviews of other ones that I was mildly interested in reading). Time went by (September will be the one year anniversary) and I whittled my list down to four comics (Batman, Justice League, Aquaman, and Flash). However, then Scott Snyder's "Night of Owls" Even happened and it forced me to read (ac
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: superhero, dc, modern-age
The first thing that someone needs to know about the Teen Titans in the New 52 is that they are actually fun. I ended up reading this series only because it was the only book that Tim Drake was appearing in, and I was expecting the usual misery. I was very pleasantly surprised.

As expected, Lobdell put together a very good team. Tim Drake is one of my favorites, and I have no complaints about how he has been written so far. Superboy is one of the characters that I normally have no interest in, bu
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I've been a Teen Titans fan for over 40 years. It was one of the first books I "collected" (that is, I looked for it every month on the newsstand) when I started back in '69. So I've been through the Titans in their many, many incarnations, both good and bad. The most recent Teen Titans book was a lot of fun, utilizing both traditional characters and new characters (long a Titans hallmark). The new 52 version is, in a word, blah. Tim Drake, as the former Robin, now Red Robin, is the center of th ...more
Sep 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: dcu
The dialogue and plot are very choppy and often they don't sync up well with the artwork. The story-arc seems promising and I like the direction the Titans are heading in.

It does do a good job with the characters. Each Titan's personality is clear as day and the group dynamic between these personalities is interesting. I like the new members of the team; I like the new costumes on Kid Flash, Red Robin, an Wonder Girl. Not sure how I feel about Danny the Street though....

If the story were told mo
Jenny Clark
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
I am really enjoying the New 52 run of everything really. I enjoyed this (obviously) as well as Red Hood and Harley Quinn, and Suicide Squad.

Just a moment to shout out to Hoopla at my local library! I decided to try and read the whole series of the parts of Death Of The Family that I really liked, so I got on there to see what I could find. And I found this, Nightwing, Batgirl and at least the first three of Batman and Robin, which would at least take me to Death Of The Family there. (As for Cat
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Another of The New 52 titles I decided to sample. Some of the series are "soft" reboots, where little has changed. Some are closer to full reboots of a series such as this one. Some things have remained from the last version of the series. Superboy is still a clone, and Tim Drake is the brains of the outfit.

For better or worse Cassie Sandsmark is now a tomb raider, instead of student who followed her mother to digs. Bunker is so out of the closet Gay he might offend Gays, but he comes off as th
Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-comics, 2012
I'd actually give it 3.5 stars, but I can't. Goodreads should get on that.

Anyway, I thought it was pretty good. There were some moments where it felt like it jumped from one thing to another improperly, but that's not too big of a problem.

I think I'm in the minority when I say that I actually really like Tim Drake's New 52 costume. Especially since the wings are retractable. I don't think I've had any prior exposure to Brett Booth's art, and I really like it.

I don't know how long this first stor
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was... a comic book. A fairly good example of one, I suppose (or, at least, character development, and no plot holes big enough to drive a truck through). Cliff-hanger ending.

Part of why it got a 4 instead of a 3 is that I very much liked that there were several female characters, and not one of them looked like a stick figure smuggling melons. (No rape backstories, either) In fact, 2 of them were not really in any reasonable sense "sexy" (a spider-woman and a woman surrounded by a black clou
Jul 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-2012-new-52
The art is gorgeous but the story is forgettable.
It's like an early 90's Image comic, Brett Booth did the art for Backlash back then and its nice to see his art has only improved, but the story..
I wouldn't recommend this volume to anyone, you can defiantly skip it. But I will say if you ever find an issue pick it up it's a fun read. Confused?
The problem is while one issue is an ok read, 7 issues is just too much, and it's not even the conclusion in the 7th. Lobdell is a good writer, but her
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People Who Miss Young Justice
Shelves: dc
PROS: I really enjoyed the colourful, '90s-inspired art and a lot of the repartee. Also, the protagonists are considerably more diverse than a pre-New 52 version would likely have been, so that's refreshing.

CONS: As with many "team" titles, time and space on the pages gets invested on an awful lot of characters over a few short issues with the end result that a few (Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Bunker) seem well-developed and interesting whereas others (Skitter, Solstice [a character so on the margin
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it
"Grasping for straws".. that's the first thing that comes to mind when wanting caption this in a review..
It wasn't bad, but it just left me with kind of an empty feeling.. Just right up until the last frame, and then I get a little more excited :)

Okay, I have to admit, you're starting from scratch here, so you're shaping the world, the characters all over again and that takes time... You could feel that, throughout the entire issue, that it was missing some deeper meaning.. But it probably IS bu
Quentin Wallace
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
The first volume of TEEN TITANS from the DC New 52 is good but not great. It ends on a cliffhanger, which is sometimes unavoidable with graphic novels due to the serial nature of comics, but it was still a bit of a drag. Overall the art is good, the characters are interesting and it is a good start to a new Titans series. This volume features the Titans vs. Superboy as well, for reasons I won't get into here, and I'm sure were resolved later in the series.

Overall, if you are a Titans fan you'll
Liz Janet
May 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
One of my favourite teams, who flourished in the beginning and previous years of their creations, has been butchered in this volume. One of the cases of New 52 ruining a good story and characters.
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I already reviewed the first volume of the rebooted Justice League comics in DC's “New 52”. Now I'm going to give some thoughts on the first adventures post-reboot of DC's other major super-hero team, the younger heroes and sidekicks in the Teen Titans.

In Teen Titans, Vol. 1: It's Our Right to Fight, the titular team doesn't really begin to coalesce until about halfway through the story. Currently, Tim Drake, known as Red Robin and the one-time partner of Batman, is investigating several disappe
You can find the full review over at The Founding Fields:

My only previous experience with Teen Titans is with the cartoon series from a few years back. I saw the whole show from its pilot to the last episode, but I never grew to like it. The anime approach to the animation is what did it in for me. The stories, episode to episode, were decent enough but the anime style always ruined the feel for me. These days I even wonder why I subjected myself to that s
Milo (BOK)
“An entertaining, action packed introduction to New 52′s Teen Titans. It’s Our Right to Fight is a graphic novel that is flawed, but very fun.” ~The Founding Fields

It’s Our Right To Fight was the first trade paperback volume that I picked up in print of DC’s New 52 series, and my first non-Batman or Watchmen related DC Graphic Novel that I’ve in my rather short history of reading comics. Well, you could argue that Teen Titans is Batman related, mainly due to the inclusion of Tim Drake, aka Red R
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After leaving Batman, Tim Drake as Red Robin, finds himself the target of N.O.W.H.E.R.E, an organization determined to either capture, control, or kill all young metahumans. Red Robin quickly realizes he, and many others, are in over their heads. Whether they actively seek each other out, or stumble upon each other, these young heroes must unite and become the Teen Titans. Things happen at a rather steady pace for a story focused on teen superheroes, especially considering the energetic style wi ...more
Michelle Huot
Pardon the profanity, I'm not usually this mean towards books. But this is an exception. I went out this weekend and bought a ton of comics because I thought it would be fun to try something new, something that wouldn't take as money or time as novels. Unfortunately, this was the first volume I chose to pick up. I'm so mad that I wasted my money and time on this absolute piece of shit. At least I only bought the first volume. Now I don't read a lot of comics and I've never been super into superh ...more
Katy (Queen of the trash nerds)

I'm no fan of the DC reboot. I was kind of nervous to see that Teen Titans was going to be redone. But, I ended up liking the first volume. It was interesting to see the rebooted characters. I'm still a little unsure about how I feel about the rebooted series, but I guess time will tell.

I liked the new characters introduced. Their back stories weren't fully explored, giving us more time in the future to go back to them (hopefully). And of course, our old favourites were there. Red Robin, W
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Scott Lobdell (born 1963) is an American comic book writer.

He is mostly known for his work throughout the 1990s on Marvel Comics' X-Men-related titles specifically Uncanny X-Men, the main title itself, and the spin-off series that he conceived with artist Chris Bachalo, Generation X. Generation X focused on a number of young mutant students who attempted to become superheroes in their own right at

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