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Teen Titans: Raven

(Teen Titans #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,243 ratings  ·  383 reviews
When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth's foster mom—and Raven's memory—she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.

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
Published July 2nd 2019 by DC Ink
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Jun 11, 2018 marked it as to-read
I'm not into graphic novels but guysss this is about my babyy RAVENNNNNN!!!!
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

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
Julia Sapphire
I received an ARC of this book by DC Ink in exchange for an honest review.

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
Evangeline Dowling
I received this graphic novel as an e-ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Raven’s back story in graphic novel format. Dark.
Great artwork.
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
Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
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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
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My husband is a big time comics fan and has been for 40+ years. He has a rather extensive collection and knows the background story and facts about almost every character. DC, Marvel, Indy.....he's read them all. I enjoy comics, too. But I'm definitely playing catch up when it comes to my knowledge base. I wasn't allowed to read comic books (unless they featured Disney characters) as a child. My mother didn't approve of them. Fifteen years ago when I married my husband, suddenly I was surrounded ...more
laurel [suspected bibliophile]
Rachel "Raven" Roth loses her memory and her mother in a car accident, and gets sent to live with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans. But something isn't right. Raven is hearing voices, and there's something weird going on with her family.

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 ne sais quoi.

Overall, it's
Rod Brown
More like 2.5 stars, but I'll round up because I liked the last few pages.

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
Autumn Byrd
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it

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
julianna ➹
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
i think that these dc ink novellas aren't working for me as much as i've expected them to :// (review to come around release date)
Divine Anas
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I've received only a DC Ink Sampler of this graphic novel via Netgalley.

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
Kayla Brunson
Apr 12, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-arcs
✨eARC provided via DC Ink from Edelweiss.✨
A. M.
May 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What I liked:

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
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
I loooove it!! Completely!!!
Great job with the illustrations!!
Full review to come!!

May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bea-arcs-2019
Full review to come after 7/2/19, but this was seriously really cool and I absolutely loved the art!
Fae Crate
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved reading Teen Titans: Raven! Garcia stayed very true to Raven's characters from the comic world while still bringing a young and fresh feel to her for a new story to tell. The illustrations are gorgeous and well done. I was not thrown off by any of the transitions. I cannot wait for this book to be published!
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Thanks to my friend Max, I got to borrow his ARC copy while we were at Apollycon and I really enjoyed this. I didn't know a lot about teen titans so everything was really new to me so I feel like I'm going to learn along with her throughout this journey. :)

Can't wait for the next one.
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a graphic novel about Raven from Teen Titans. We are introduced to Rachel Roth (Raven) as she scrambles to makes heads and tales of her life. Having been in an accident at the beginning of the graphic novel, she has lost her memory of everything. She's sent off to live with her aunt and cousin as she tries to gain her memory back. As if that isn't enough, she has been having these vivid dreams about a demon, and there's a voice inside her head telling her to do awful things to others. Wi ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was so ready for this book, excited to have a new Raven graphic novel. Out of all the Teen Titans, she's what keeps me coming back. But, and it's hard to say this, I didn't really enjoy this one. And, believe me when I say that I really tried to.

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
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok, I'm going to be straight-up honest here. I don't generally read graphic novels, and I am not very familiar with most superheroes...Teen Titans included. But something about this cover drew me in, and it sounded good, and...yeah. Long story short? I *really* like it.

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
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
Seems like a good one, I like the cover and the story sounds promising.

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

May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is finally here! The first installment of DC Ink's new Teen Titans series. As a die-hard Marvel fan for most of my life, this isn't a franchise that I'm familiar with beyond cartoons here and there as a kid. I was turned on to this new series because one of my favorite artists, Gabriel Picolo, illustrated Raven's story.

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
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.

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
Callie Rose Tyler
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dc, comics
Advanced Reader Copy

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.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
eARC supplied through NetGalley. This was really basic and filled with boring tropes. I can appreciate the themes Garcia was going for, they just weren’t done well here. I think she recently watched American Horror Story Coven. I will say that the art is really pretty and there’s one or two cute moments; also some great diversity among the cast of characters. 3/5 Stars.
Emily (Obsessed Reader)
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was fantastic!! I really loved Raven and her story. Kami Garcia did a great job with the writing and dialogue. The art style was nice, although I wanted to see a bit more color. However, the color was strategically placed in this comic and I appreciated that. I really can’t wait to see more of Raven’s story!
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Teen Titans: Raven is basically Raven's origin story, filled with teen angst, friendship, family, and a little romance. This was a really fun read and it was nice to have a graphic novel completely about Raven. The artwork was awesome (even for an incomplete arc) and was very stylized. Overall this was a great graphic novel.
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I went into this book expecting it to be pretty mediocre, since any DC related books I’ve read have been a bit of a letdown, but I found this book highly enjoyable! Raven has always been my favorite Teen Titan, and Kami Garcia managed to create a unique version of Raven’s backstory, while keeping the important bits and managing to write Raven with her charm and sarcastic attitude that I’ve known and loved over the years. Can’t wait for this book to come out so more people can read it!
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I'd give it a 3.5 if I could. I didn't want it to end. Looking forward to more form this team!
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Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. She is the coauthor of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, which has been published in 51 countries and 37 languages, with over 10 million copies in print. In 2013, Beautiful Creatures released as a feature film from Warner Brothers. Kami is a cofounder of the YALLFEST kid lit book festival and the author of five solo ...more

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