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The New Teen Titans, Vol. 1

(The New Teen Titans tpbs #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  775 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and artist George Perez (FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS, Avengers) crafted a timeless story starring Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changling, Raven and Starfire - a group of young individuals with great powers and strong personalities who learned their way in the world through the strength of their friendship a ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by DC Comics
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Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
So, this was interesting.

I've always said, older DC comics are easier to read than older Marvel comics. I'm not sure exactly why that is? Maybe because DC permitted its writers to write some darker themes? I'm honestly surprised at how many times some sort of human smuggling/enslavement storyline crops up in different books. Maybe it's just a different vibe was going on in DC? I'm not sure. Either way, older DC books are easier to read than older Marvel comics. To be honest, some times I find ol
Sep 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-titans
Very cheesy. I know this was revolutionary in 1980 for bringing back the Titans, but I just didn't love it. And the pervy teen angst can be a bit much. When it's not cheesy or pervy it can be fun. ...more
Brian Poole
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
It’s hard to remember now, but in the early ‘80s The New Teen Titans was one of the most popular series in the comic book world.

It rivaled and often exceeded the popularity of the then top-selling Uncanny X-Men. That was a surprise, given that the previous version of the team wasn’t fondly remembered. Teen Titans launched in the late ‘60s and mostly focused on the sidekicks of some famous heroes: Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Aqualad and Speedy, and later a couple new creations. It chugged alon
Nov 19, 2020 rated it liked it
While not as edgy in the language department as many other comic omnibuses I've read, the other hallmarks of these kinds of books are still present: fabulous artwork, fun action sequences and plots...and a bit too much skin on display, especially from Starfire. I can see why they changed her outfit in the Cartoon Network show. Unfortunate moments aside, I enjoyed this. ...more
Scott Rhee
I'm not entirely sure why I picked this one up to read. I was never a huge DC fan, and the Teen Titans always seemed---even when I was a teenager---to be the "B" team to DC's Justice League. Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Starfire, Changeling, and Raven: all decent young superheroes but not the ones you'd call in case of a real earth-shattering super villain attack. Seriously, why call Wonder Girl when you could get Wonder Woman? Why send in Robin when Batman could probably do the job in ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-dc
Set the Way-Back Machine to November 1980. Today, it's hard to realize how ground-breaking The New Teen Titans was, but it was something that DC Comics hadn't seen before, except perhaps in their far-flung Legion of Super-Heroes comics: it was a modern-day DC comic, written in the Marvel style. That means it was about heroes who were more than just heroes: they were real people with real problems.

Wolfman did a good job of recreating the classic DC character that make up half the cast. Changeling
Christopher (Donut)
I was not into these when they first came out (1980- say it ain't so, Joe), but a lot of kids were.

Today, they seem unbearably corny, although not as much of a 'clone' (or rip-off) of the X-Men as one would imagine.

As one comics blogger put it, "every time I read it, it feels like homework."
The Sapphic Nerd
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
I realize this was written in the 80s, and with that in mind, I can appreciate that it's a fun adventure about teen heroes, and it does a pretty good job of making the characters' personalities different from each other with their own unique skill sets. The backstories are interesting and the art does look nice.

That said, I do have problems with it as someone reading it in this decade. The language is outdated and I find the characters difficult to relate to. That's not too bad though, because y
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finally! I've always wanted to read New Teen Titans, but the Omnibuses have always been too hard to save up for. This new paperback series (you promise DC) is much more affordable at $20/volume and the story doesn't disappoint. Action! Human drama! Great stories! I'm looking forward to volume 2! ...more
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75⭐️ looking forward to making my way through this series for the first time in order. So many of my favourite characters and my favourite teen titans line up.
sage elizabeth
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
an average rating of 4.625 stars.
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teen Titans fans
Recommended to Skjam! by: Nostalgia
By 1980, Marv Wolfman had come over to DC Comics from Marvel, but found himself writing one-shot team-up books, which he felt didn’t allow him the room to develop subplots and characterization the way he wanted to. He offered to write a revival series for the Teen Titans, a book that had teamed up several kid sidekicks (and eventually some more obscure characters) for some years before dropping sales got the book cancelled.

The Powers that Were turned his original proposal down, so Mr. Wolfman re
Someday I will read an older comics series that I really enjoy. This, alas, was not the one. The New Teen Titans served to revive the teen superhero group in the DC universe, and it did so in a pretty good way. There is a nice mix of characters, especially for the time it was originally published. Each one has a unique set of powers that they can contribute to the different situations that they face.

The mystery around Raven and why she wanted to bring the group back together was written in a way
James  Love
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This volume contains the first 8 issues of The New Teen Titans. The special treat is the "ash can" supplement from DC Comics Presents #26 (1978) that introduced the re-formation of the Teen Titans. The original Titans Dick "Robin" Grayson, Donna "Wonder Girl" Troy and Wally "Kid Flash" West are joined by Raven the daughter of the Demon called Trigon, Starfire an alien princess, Victor "Cyborg" Stone and former Doom Patrol alumni Beast Boy aka Garfield "Changeling" Logan.

Marv Wolfman and George P
Nicole V.
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I decided to continue my Teen Titans bender after finishing the Geoff Johns omnibus, & since I'd never read the Wolfman/Perez era before, I figured I'd give it a shot next. Plus it was interesting to see the early incarnations of characters I've come to know & love; already by the end of this volume the characters rang true. I can see why it became such a success. Looking forward to reading more & hitting the iconic stories. ...more
Graeme Dunlop
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first became aware of The New Teen Titans sometime in the early 90's. I think I might have read Issue #8, which contains the excellent "A Day in the Lives", which tells of a day in the life of each of the new Titans. It was clearly a character building piece and it came after a hectic first seven issues as a way to give the series some space before barreling ahead (which I didn't know at the time).

It may not have been the first of this run I read, but it's one of the first I remember, and I li
Brian Rogers
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics

OK, it's all the pipe laying here that produces the payoffs that the later series provides, but if this is your first exposure to the classic ( REAL ) Teen Titans, be sure to press on to find out why this series ended up mattering so much. If you know what's coming you can see everything being set up in these issues, but the stories are still plodding, muddled, over-dialogued and, as a sign of the years they were set, have this bizarre decision to have the issue with th
I remember there was a weird panic over occultism when I was a kid in the 80's. For some reason, the religious wing of the government was sure that all teenagers were worshipping the devil, taking part in arcane rituals, listening to Satan's music, etc. I'm still not sure which zealot got that bee up their collective asses, but it's always stuck with me. Even as a child I facepalmed long and hard over the church and their morality panics.

Reading this and chatting about Majik with the fella that
Elia Princess of Starfall


This is the classical version of the Teen Titans, the DC team of teenage superhero sidekicks, created in the 1980s by the famous comic book duo Marv Wolfman and George Perez. After the rather straitlaced and unrealistic comic book run of the 1950s where the teenagers were respectful towards their elders, always followed the rules and never, ever acted in an immature or rash manner, Wolfman decided that a new course was needed for the Titans, one that was contemporary, relevant to
Art the Turtle of Amazing Girth
This is #90 on the top 100 graphic novel list.

I was transported to my childhood, reading this book as it came out each month. I loved it then, and I loved it now.

I enjoyed seeing Raven again, with her hood down, had a crush on her then, have a crush on her now.

The storylines were bold for the time, and the introduction of Deathstroke, who to this day is still my favorite villain blew me away again.

Starfire, total yum, and extremely strong and confident in herself, what a groundbreaker.

This new T
Paxton Holley
I was always curious about this title but I never read it. So I thought I’d give it a shot.

It’s not bad. I don’t love the Trigon or the Raven stuff. But the Deathstroke and Ravager stuff was pretty great. And the Fearless Five. There’s a lot to like. Starfire is awesome. I love Robin. Kid Flash seems a bit out of character. He’s all over the place and can be kind of a jerk. And Cyborg has SO MUCH angst. But all together they gel well.

I enjoyed only about half the issues but I can see potential
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I don’t know much about superhero comics, but my sons’ love for Teen Titans Go! and a bit of research led me to this as a good starting point for Teen Titans. And I’m digging the darker tones. The original crew (Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash) created in the 60s is present, but to spice it up, Wolfman added Raven, Changeling, Starfire, and Cyborg. This motley group of young superheroes are summoned to fight, exist, and live together.
Seth Heasley
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I grew up reading these characters, and the earliest issues I remember reading were late in this collection. I bought the first 6 volumes when Comixology had them on sale so I'm looking forward to the stroll down memory lane. ...more
Nico D.
Jan 24, 2021 rated it liked it
It’s weird to profess my love for the (Teen) Titans, despite having never read the series which put them (and DC) on the map in the 80s. I’ve only caught a handful of episodes of the popular Cartoon Network series, so my interest doesn’t really originate there. My affection stems from a mix of things: scalations I’ve seen online, adaptations of the characters in other formats, and everyone’s favorite—fanfiction. So I love the Titans, but I wanted to know them. How did they come to be? What sort ...more
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge Teen Titan fans but never read any of the stories from when they first appear. All I can is this was amazing. As if my love for Teen Titans couldn't get any bigger, it did. The way we find out how the Titan were formed and Raven's history was great. As a new fan it's nice to see the origins of our favorite heroes and team. All I can say is that I'm ready for volume 2!! ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended by the 11-year-old, who insisted I read it so we could discuss. Even though you can tell the book dates from the very late 70s-very early 80s (references to Jimmy Carter, The Muppet Show, etc) it has held up well over the years. Pretty decent art. Thoughtful storylines with good vocabulary words. Would recommend to other 11-year-olds.
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This so far has been my favorite trade paperback to date! This is a must read if you have any interest in the Titans! I really enjoyed the character development and seeing how this group of friends came to be, which gave me a greater appreciation for Titans Rebirth! Loved it!
Mar 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Just for fans

It's just for New Teen Titans fans!!!
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reprints DC Comics Presents #26 and New Teen Titans (1) #1-8 (November 1980-June 1981). When Robin has a dream of a new team of Teen Titans, dreams become reality with the appearance of a young woman named Raven who warns of impending doom for Earth from a danger named Trigon. Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, and Changeling find themselves teamed with new heroes in Raven, Starfire, and Cyborg as Trigon threatens the planet. Is Raven telling the truth about why she is on Earth and her relationship ...more
Kyle Dinges
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, dc
I always try to grade comics from before the "Modern Age" on a curve. Part of reading the classics is an understanding that the stories were told in a more verbose manner. That is certainly true of this first collection of the legendary New Teen Titans series from Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Wolfman very much ascribes to the "Show and tell" style of writing comics with nearly every panel being accompanied by dialogue boxes to describe the action that Perez has drawn.

Wolfman's style leads to
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George Pérez (born June 9, 1954) is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, known for his work on various titles, including Avengers, Teen Titans and Wonder Woman.

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