The Titans are going green!
As the team desperately attempts to heal the Borneo rainforest, they reach out to the only avatar that can help… Swamp Thing!
Will the peaceful yet powerful giant be enough to stand up to the forces of evil?
Or will the new and improved Demolition Crew wreck them all?
Lyles Movie FilesThis title remains enthralling each month and with the ramp up to the first big Titans-focused event, it’s not gonna stop anytime soon.
Major SpoilersI had lost track of this book for an issue or two, but Titans #5 was a positive enough reading experience that I went back to read the previous three, and the combination of Scott’s beautiful art and a script that lets the kid sidekicks take another step into adulthood makes it worth your time. If you’ve never thought that Beast Boy could be a bad@$$, this may be one for you.
Geek DadThese characters have been aroundand honestly, pretty staticfor a long time, but Taylor seems to be giving them new life with every issue.
Fortress of Solitude
Comic WatchIssue five of the series sets up a multitude of possibilities for the future of our heroes; from setting up a prologue to the upcoming Beast World event, to expanding their team by one member, and making room for Swamp Thing to appear in the near future. While also setting up a crossover story, it doesn't ignore the main story that the writer, Tom Taylor, has been building up.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Taylor takes the team in an interesting direction in this issue. I like how both sides of the story complement each other. The Nightwing/Flash story has a great level of suspense while the Titans story has a great lighter tone. I enjoyed the ending and look forward to seeing what happens next. The Art: Scott delivers some dynamic art throughout the issue and I continue to love the visual style of the series.
AIPTTitans #5 is a great issue that drives story and entertainment together. With the Rainforest and Flash’s Death plot points getting closure, there is one more visit to Brother Blood, and we get another exciting reveal. This situation will be exciting and can lead to some wild fallout in upcoming issues. Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott deliver as always.
DC Comics NewsTaylor presents a different approach to how super-heroes interact with their world. It may not be for everyone, but comics have always reflected the world in which they are produced, and this particular aspect suggests something not only different, but pertinent in our own world. It provides a different kind of connection as well as showing that saving the world can have a different meaning.
Dark Knight NewsTitans #5, much like a huge part of its plot, felt like planting seeds to grow a lot of future stories. Well drawn, well written well, now I'm ready for "Beast World!
COMICONAs their inaugural story arc as the premiere heroes of the DC Universe wraps up, ‘Titans’ #5 sends the former team of teen sidekicks towards their next huge adventure. A conclusion that is just as much of a roller coaster as the whole arc, struggling to achieve a smooth landing.
Batman-NewsOut of the Shadows is mostly about standing for something as a group outside of the shadow of the Justice League. Instead, the team operates more like the Saturday morning cartoon version of a worldwide superhero team. Although the beginning of the series is underwhelming, their focus on mature, tangible goals for the planet seems promising. Much of what Beast Boy tries to say feels like frustrations felt by activists around the globe. In many ways, Garfield's PSA is noble, even if consistently showing how unstable his emotions have become. None of the villains or plot points are living up to the challenge, but at least the messages are. Lastly, I'm happy Taylor acknowledges and addresses many of the things that I've questioned in previous issues. Even if the book has the tone of High School Musical, Titans has the potential to try something new and maybe heal the world.
ComicBook.comTitans #5 shows readers just how well Tom Taylor can balance two storylines at once, with his script here managing to tie both timelines together with ease. Even though the title says this is the end of the first arc, it feels incomplete and unrealized, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The pieces are moved right where they need to be for future storytelling as this title moves forward at a breakneck pace.
Weird Science DC ComicsTitans #5 is a boring, unfocused waste of a comic. Taylor concludes the big murder mystery of Wally's death in the least interestingly and energetic way possible, the lion's share of the issue is taken up with a nature field trip, and the art hits a new low with possibly the laziest attempt at a Swamp Thing I've ever seen.