The kids are not all right! After plummeting into the Nightmare Realm, the remaining members of the Titans come face-to-face with a fever dream turned reality: the Terror Titans! These warped versions of our heroes are prepared to do anything to become the next Justice League…even kill!
But Why Tho?Knight Terrors: Titans #1 is a great idea for a group nightmare. The issue features horror and mystery that is able to be maintained for the entire comic. It’s such a wonderfully crafted journey, with eloquent dialogue that never wants to say too much. The partnership between writer and artist means that neither steps on the other’s toes. Slowly revealing the characters as they progress up the tower mixes The Wizard of Oz, The Raid, and a horror story into one.
You Don't Read ComicsConstant and company have managed to work with what could have been a very cliché concept and turn it into something that feels genuinely interesting. And maybe all they really needed was to introduce one character and one mirror and suddenly it becomes something new. Hold a mirror up to the old cliché and suddenly there’s steps to it. All you have to do is look at things in reflection. It’s kind of an interesting image. Very iconic.
Geek DadOverall, he does a solid job, and that’s mainly due to the creepy visual sense of this issue. Artist Scott Godlewski is always a solid choice for a comic, and he turns out to have an excellent talent for horror visuals.
Batman-NewsNothing about the Knight Terrors event seems to be compelling enough on it’s own. Luckily, this book drives up enough interest in its isolated storyline to warrant a nice read. In fact, it is not dissimilar to the Teen Titans (2003) episode “Fear Itself.” Much like this, in the episode the Titans are unable to leave the Tower and must confront manifestations of Raven’s darkest fears. The artwork makes use of color, ink, and creative imagery to draw interest in the story and its mysterious protagonist. Overall, I can recommend this book to anyone, even if you don’t understand the overarching premise in Knight Terrors. Looking forward to part two!
COMICONThe DC Universe’s new premier hero team gets pulled into the nightmarish event sweeping the line as ‘Knight Terrors: Titans’ delivers a decent tale. Fans of the current series or the characters as a whole might feel a bit hollow from this one. It’s presented fine but is a bit lacking as both an event tie-in and a general story.
Comic CrusadersKnight Terrors: Titans #1 is a classic case of too much to do and too little time to do it. Introducing a new character to lead the issue is a bold move but we’ll have to wait until the second (and final) issue to see if it pays off. Until then, this is a solid issue but questions abound. Who is this new character that’s helping the Titans? Are they all in the same nightmare? And if so, who’s nightmare is it? There is an intriguing twist that has potential to make this one of the most unique nightmare scenarios. But again, we’ll just have to wait and see how this story pans out.
Dark Knight NewsKnight Terrors: Titans #1 was fun, well-paced, and different enough that it wasn’t tedious reading another book in this event. I can’t express how worried I am about the next issue though. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
ComicBook.com"Knight Terrors" remains an interesting crossover in DC Comics' arsenal, taking the opportunity to show the worst nightmares of the comic book universe's heroes and villains. Like many tie-ins, a crossover event will have its hits and misses, with the latest featuring the Titans being somewhere in-between. Based on the number of heroes that make up the team, we unfortunately don't get as much time to really dive into the interesting terrors presented here, especially with Starfire and Donna Troy. Perhaps the most noteworthy was Beast Boy's nightmare, presented as the most harrowing thanks to his lovable nature. The issue's conclusion loses a lot of its "oomph" not due to the creators themselves, but the decision to use the conclusion as the cover of the issue itself, lessening its impact. If you're a fan of the Titans, this might be worth your time to explore their psyches a bit more, but otherwise, it might be a tie-in worth skipping if you're not a "Knight Terrors" completionist.
Weird Science DC ComicsKnight Terrors: Titans #1 may be one of the weirder Knight Terrors tie-ins because it focuses on an unknown character, and the shared dream belongs to an inanimate object. Constant understood the homework assignment, but he's got a lot of ground to cover in #2 to make it make sense.