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Raven

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3.37  ·  Rating details ·  410 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Raven needs a break from her Teen Titans team. She decides to move to San Francisco to stay with her estranged aunt and face her most perilous challenge yet: high school!
As Raven discovers more about her human side, one of her classmates goes missing under mysterious circumstances, and she must face an evil like none she's known before!
In a tale set between Teen Titans 24
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Paperback, First, 144 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by DC Comics (first published May 10th 2017)
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Anne
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
The cover looks awesome and I really wanted to read about Raven.
She's a cool Titan and her origin is even cooler.
All dark and demon-y!

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This, however?
This is just a story about a goth Titan who's trying to go to high school and live with her mother's sister's nice Christian family.
There's an attack by some sort of unnamed soul-sucking evil space entity (I think?) that's brought on by a lame group of unknown d-list costumed villains in hope of blackmailing the mayor of whatever city she's now in
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Chad
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
The first issue started off very strong. It focused on Raven moving in with her Aunt's family in San Francisco and adjusting to a new high school. But as soon as the big bad showed up, it devolved into the same thing for the rest of the miniseries. Raven tries to mentally fight this growing, glowing orb, gets smacked by a tentacle and forgets for a few minutes what happened. Lather. Wash. Repeat. We never even find out anything about the orb. Raven just eventually fight it off and it disappears. ...more
Logan
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
An okay read. So this Raven series is set sometime between New 52 and Rebirth; Raven decides she needs a change of pace so she goes and lives in San Francisco with her Aunt and her family, she also goes to high school there. Then a giant orb thingy appears out of no where and starts sucking people in and Raven has to stop it! To start off with what I did like, The Artwork is awesome, its got this trippy, goth, very colourful style to it, which makes it a very nice comic to look at! The first two ...more
Chris Lemmerman
[Read as single issues]
Originally billed as a bridging mini-series that explained what Raven was up to between the end of the New 52 Teen Titans and the Rebirth era series, this little mini doesn't really do any of that. Instead it's mostly character focused drama that gives Raven a chance to deal with her internalized hatred of herself as she attempts to rescue her newest group of friends and her adoptive family from a seemingly-unknown force.

I say seemingly-unknown because I honestly can't rem
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Wing Kee
Sep 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
I love Wolfman but this was pretty bad.

World: The art was good but the framing and the pacing made it janky and it was hard to understand what the fuck was happening. The world building was okay, but it was basic and covered things we've read before about Raven. Nothing special.

Story: The story could have been told in 2 issues but lasted 6. The pacing was a huge problem. It was the same again and again for 4 issues. It was a waste. Not enough time with school. Not enough time with family. In t
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Amber
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5.0 stars

Cool ideas, messy execution. Issue one has the high school hell storyline that I love deeply (aka Raven trying to fit in) plus the humor with her very religious aunt, but issue two jumps straight into the astral plane out of seemingly nowhere. I only know Raven from Teen Titans and had zero explanation about what was going on throughout the series half the time. This is not a well-done, but possibly rushed introduction for the character.

But the white carnival storyline was cool, th
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Sud666
Feb 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
The Teen Titans are not on my top ten list, or even my top twenty list, of favorite series. But, I always liked the character of Raven, daughter of Trigon. So, naturally, they take a deep and complex character and turn her into a "Saved by the Bell" wanna-be. Raven's "trials" with her overly religious and annoying aunt, her "troubles" in high school and the story itself would have been "cool" if I were a 13 year old fangirl. I am not. 13 years old, a girl nor a fan. The art is mediocre and carto ...more
Anniken Haga
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
So this was a pleasant surprise. I don't really have any relationship to Rachel/Raven from before, but I've been looking at this comic a bunch of times, and finally I just gave in a bought it. Then I learned Netflix had made another DC-series adaption of Titans, and so I put off reading this book until I watched the first season.
I liked the season, and so I finally got around to trying to read the comic.

I really enjoyed it.
In the beginning, I was a little unsure about the art style, but it soo
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Manjari
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, superheroes
Uhf. I wanted to like this. I really wanted to like this! I love the concept of Raven's character. I love her aesthetic. I love her taciturn nature. But, damn, this story was boring! Some vague, unnamed threat, literally a big, white blob (come ON!), just...appears out of nowhere and starts ingesting people. Raven then repeats the same internal monologue for about half of the issues in the arc. The very end was kind of interesting, but I found myself skimming most of the middle pages to get to s ...more
Patrick
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, superheroes
2.5 Stars
Ashley Beery
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
First off I am more of a 2000s Teen Titans Raven fan (before the cartoon reboot came back in) so her new Raven fighting form was different for me and I found it strange in this comic. The artwork is interesting, the story line is not so much. She's fighting a "ball of light" that basically just sets up a force field and goes not today Raven, not today. The ending was very anti-climatic and the villain isn't really fleshed out. You don't know why it's there or how. It's just..there. I did like th ...more
Mike
Anti-social superhero in high school = amusement.

Review: https://derailmentsofthought.wordpres...
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Remi
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Art? Fantastic.

Plot? Eh, all right.

It was kinda cheesy, as most comics are. My main concerns were that the emotional depth of the relationships wasn't really explored enough, which made the entire thing feel rushed. The "new family" thing seemed a little forced and never really felt like it hit a point where it absolutely needed to be there. I suppose the point of the extended family was to show Raven that not all parts of family are Bad, but her connection with them was lackluster and she just
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Juan
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Silas
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mostly know Raven from the old Teen Titans show (not Teen Titans Go! Just Teen Titans), but I like her character, and this seemed like a good place to get to know her counterpart in the comics. They appear to be quite a bit different. Still, it was close enough that I was able to figure out what was going on, for the most part. This is a solid book that features Raven dealing with an unexplained threat, while trying to establish a new secret identity with her aunt's (very Christian) family. Th ...more
Rob McMonigal
Jul 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Sometimes it's better to be known as the "guy who used to write Teen Titans" than the "guy who is writing Teen Titans characters."

Marv used to be a great storyteller, but if this is any indication, he's not that anymore. He's trying to make Raven modern, yet distant, and it comes off as one of those "hello fellow teens" gifs you see so often on Twitter. This Raven is awkward not because of who she is, but who is writing her. And the plot--Raven tries to be "normal" and it goes badly--is somethin
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Artemis
When I first heard about one of the female Teen Titans, Raven, receiving her own solo comic book series, I thought it could be fun at least, reminiscent of Starfire's solo run by Amanda Conner, only instead of a beach, it is set in a high school. The antics and day-to-day troubles of that cliched scenario, mixed in with superheroics, is an extremely common but popular concept with hundreds of tones and directions to take it. You can tell any story in a school - a gateway into adulthood - as it f ...more
Geppis Baltimore
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this series, Raven breaks away from the Teen Titans to try to discover her human side. She moves across the country to San Francisco, to live with her super religious aunt and cousins. While there, she also attends high school- which is challenging enough for anyone, let alone a daughter of a demon. She has trouble making friends, but with a little help from her empath powers, she does find a group to settle in with. Shortly after, a mysterious power is sucking up souls focusing mainly on tee ...more
Apollo Graye
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Raven is one of my favorite characters in comics. I'm familiar with her thought processes and how she doesn't exactly understand the ways of human civilization or the "friends" she has made. The storytelling in this book was weak, not in any way what I was expecting going into the book, but the characterization was spot on. The art was more than excellent. If the storytelling had been just a tad bit better, I would have given it a 4 star rating, but for now it will have to suffice with a 3 star ...more
Elisa The-Bookie-Monster
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Raven gets her own adventure away from the Teen Titans. She moves to San Francisco to reconnect with her mom’s side of the family, who are the complete opposite of her father’s. She also attends public school for the first time which starts off rocky, but she uses her empath powers to quickly make friends.

Suddenly after a fun night at the carnival, teens start going missing and their souls are being sucked up and used to wreak havoc on the city. Can Raven save her family and newfound friends?
Joseph De La Cruz
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-books
For someone who has never read a "Teen Titan" comic or knows a lot about Raven except for someone episodes of the show, this comic blew my mind. I picked this up to find something to read and Raven was a character that I don't know nothing about, and I want more after reading this. The art is gorgeous and I was surprised by the writing because it was good. I'm excited to start browsing and see more comics of Raven. ...more
Jenn Havens
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
This had the potential to be so much better than it was. There wasn't enough time taken to develop the relationships between characters. For example Raven says that Antt is important to her, but all we saw was Antt introducing herself. The whole thing felt rushed as if it was a story that was written to fit in 2 volumes then was condensed to fit in to 1 volume. I liked the character and the premise though. ...more
Nicole
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I gotta be honest, the description of this book did not make it sound appealing, but it actually turned out to be fairly good. The ending was a bit annoying cause (view spoiler) Oh yeah and the art was really nice. ...more
Liv
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Raven is one of my fav DC characters but with a poorly-executed story, a cheesy AF ending I was a bit underwhelmed. Having said that, Raven/Rachel's character arc was rather lovely and so many panels/pages with her internal monologues had me screaming 'THAT'S A ME THING TO SAY!' So yeah, very mixed feelings.

And I just didn't care about any of the new characters. At all. Like give me more Beast Boy cameos and I'll be sweet with that.

3.5 stars
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Viola
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I like Raven's voice & personality but the magical threat (and the plot tbh) was boring. The idea of Raven trying to live an ordinary life of a high school teen is interesting but it wasn't explored in depth.There was too much recap of the previous issues and very repetitive exposition about Raven's background and powers. Which is why this miniseries is a good starting point for new readers but it's not an essential story by any means. The art is lovely though. ...more
Ninoshka
Feb 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I completely flew through this. Growing up, Raven was one of my favorite characters and I love reading more about her story and her history. While this was a quick read, it wasn't the greatest thing I have read about her. I am curious to see if there will be more to continue this storyline and see where it goes. ...more
Tom Brennan
I would have been perfectly content if this story had been about Rachel Roth/Raven going to high school. But of course there's a big bad that must be stopped. Despite being repetitive, the goings on were opaque to me, apart from the basics. I would much preferred that big bad took 2 issues and the other 4 were devoted to Rachel living life with a normal family. ...more
Derek
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
While at times repetitive, this comic does justice to a great character and portrays multiple ways people can try to be good in the face of evil. Quite enjoyable and recommended, especially for fans of the character.
Eric Pecile
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it
A well-drawn miniseries about one DCs canon heroines. The narrative is interesting, but honestly feels a bit rushed and doesn't necessarily leave the reader satisfied at the end. Nonetheless, for Raven fans, this will be an enjoyed title all the same. ...more
Robert King
I had bigger hopes.

I had bigger hopes coming into this. I thought they could have brought more to her character. I had hoped they would have the storyline more focused on her family.
Although it wasn't what I was expecting, it was a good read.
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