Teen Titans: Raven
Starting over isn't easy. Raven remembers everyday stuff like how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can't remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. And when impossibl ...more
Raven is my favorite hero from the DC world (I am a Marvel fan to be honest), I remember the excitement I had when I was in middle school and I wanted to go back home to watch Teen Titans!
That's why I immediately ordered this when I saw it on Edelweiss (Thanks for the publisher for the E-ARC which does not affect my opinions on this).
It is also drawn by Gabriel Picolo who I follow on Twitter and is a fan of!
I feel that rating this is a hard task because it is written by ...more
I LOVED THIS!! This story follows a seventeen-year-old girl named Raven. She loses her memory in a car accident that occurred. She now has to start over and live in a foster home, while also experiencing high school.
The art in this was STUNNING! I loved the grey, black, and purple color palette. The illustrations were overall extremely well done and expressive. The romance in this was also really nice! When they were t ...more
Teen Titans Raven is a graphic novel written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo. It will hit stores on July 2nd, 2019.
Rachel Roth (also called Raven) is a 17-year-old high school sophomore who was involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) with her adoptive mother. This results in a chain of events that leads Raven to her aunt, who is a voodoo priestess, and her cousin Max, who also possesses ...more
Plenty of high school angst along with the supernatural.
I’ve had this on my shelf from a conference last year. I was asked this week by a teenager why I didn’t read graphic novels. In consideration, I now realize you need to take the time to appreciate the art and realize it’s more serial than encapsulated. Reading to me is a movie or my own visual. A graphic novel has its own artistry that I can appreciate but it’s a different exp ...more
Teen Titans: Raven was fun and entertaining, even if you have next to zero knowledge of the world of Teen Titans. I've never seen any of the TV show/movie, and can count on one hand the number of comics I've read in general. I still thoroughly enjoyed this coming-of-age story for one of the main characters from Teen Titans. The plot is very basic, but it answers the story of how Raven came to be who she is and the awakening of her powers we ...more
Lemme be the first to say that aside from watching the cartoon a lot in the early 00s, I am not a Teen Titans fan. I haven't kept up with the show and I haven't read any of the comics. So me picking this up was a weird spark of...je ne sais quoi.
Overall, it's ...more
Since I first read her debut back in 1980 (She's 39? Doesn't look a day over 17 here.), Raven has not had much of a personality, so it was nice to see someone at least try to make her human. The writing is a little cliched -- starting with the amnesia storyline, for instance -- and the art a little rough in places, but I'd pick up a second volume if one came along, which is more than I can say for the Super Sons: The Polar ...more
Other creators involved in the making of this graphic novel include: Illustration by Gabriel, Jon Sommariva, and Emma Kubert, coloring by David Calderon, and lettering by Tom Napolitano
Content/Trigger Warnings: Death of a parent/loved one, bullying, minor homophobia
After a horrible accident taking more than her memories, 17-year-old Rachel Roth moves to New Orleans to recover from the accident and finish her last year of high school. Things are never that simple though. Starting over and try ...more
I'VE BEEN A HUGE FAN OF GABRIEL PICOLO SINCE 2015 AND I'M SO ECSTATIC THAT HE FINALLY DID IT! HE FINALLY HAVE HIS WORK IN A GRAPHIC NOVEL BY DC. AAAAAHHHHH I JUST LOVE HIS ART However, as much as I loved the art style, the artist, and welp Raven (I've read a lot of graphic novels about Raven this year!), I think this introductions kind of fell off the mark for me. It's elevated by the graphic artist but without it, it just a ...more
I really liked the art style of this graphic novel, and Raven has always been my favourite of the Teen Titans. It was interesting to see a bit of her backstory.
What I did not like:
The writing was messy, and was pushed far too quickly. There wasn't any character development, and Raven's character which was so original throughout the tv show became a cliché teenager with no depth. I also really did not like the integration of voodoo culture. It was poorly represented and had no connec ...more
Can't wait for the next one.
There was so much in here I couldn't wrap my head around. Raven wasn't herself. The story went on way too quickly, and in a direction that made little sense . After a few pages, I thought it would be more in-depth, something that wasn't very high schoo ...more
The artwork is fitting - not super bright and colorful, but something that matches the story. The story is interesting, and one that I really enjoyed. The last graphic novel related to a superhero, well...was not. Raven is a typi ...more
When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom — and Raven’s memory — she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening — impossible th
Teen Titans: Raven takes place before the Teen Titans have formed, instead focusing on Raven's life after the accident that taken the life of her mother. Suffering from memory ...more
Teen Titans: Raven is a reimagined origin story for the character. I enjoyed the things that were played around with. Voodoo, high school, amnesia to name a few. I was thoroughly engrossed the whole time. Kami Garcia's dialogue is so natural that it is hard to not pay attention. Gabriel Picolo's art is fantastic throughout and I love that you can tell how much he loves Raven. So much thought and detail put in ...more
Loved the art even though my ARC was just the inks. Beyond that the origin story was a little boring and overall forgettable. This is more high school drama than thrilling action story similar to Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Volume 1 but without the charm and humor.
Overall, this was a disappointment that did not leave me wanting more.