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Titans: Beast World #1 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 17 critic ratings.

Clawing its way out of the pages of Titans comes an unprecedented threat to the DC Universe.

Superman, Wonder Woman, Starfire –all are powerless to stop the Necrostar from ending all life on Earth.

The only hero who can save the world is… Beast Boy?!

With Nightwing, Raven, Cyborg, and the Titans beside him, can Garfield Logan rise to battle an ancient evil?

What will Amanda Waller do to take advantage of the situation as millions of people are changed into rampaging creatures?

Can humanity survive all-powerful heroes and villains transformed into ferocious beasts?

Friends will fall. Heroes will rise. And nothing will ever be the same again.

Earth is about to become… Beast World.

DC proudly presents the Titans’ first crossover as the world’s premier superhero team, with universe-shattering repercussions.

Brought to you by the all-star creative team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Ivan Reis, this story promises to be an epic one that sets the stage for what’s to come for the DCU!

Publication Date
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Print Lenght
45 pages
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17 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    From start to finish, Titans: Beast World #1 feels like the start of an epic event. The buildup to this story in the mainline Titans issue, although not needed, certainly helps explain why this event is happening in the first place. However, this issue could be read on its own and be a very captivating story. For the Titans’ first event, the pressure placed on them is felt from the start. The Justice League isn’t going to save the day. With that, the story genuinely feels more interesting, as we’ve had a fair amount of Justice League events in the past few years, because of the added pressure. Furthermore, this is a great first issue for Titans: Beast World that ends on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger to set up the next issue.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A blistering debut for DC’s latest event and further proof that the Titans have earned their spot as the headline act. An outstanding story from one of DC’s finest writers, joined here by a blockbuster art team at the top of their game.

  • 100

    Superman Homepage

    This is a really fun and fast issue. I was really impressed with how quickly the plot progressed, it felt like I was reading a Bronze Age title, in a good way. I appreciate the character growth of Beast Boy that was shown in this issue, his ability to stand up to Batman and advocate for his strategy was significant. The portrayal of his relationship with Raven and their responses to his plan was also heartfelt, it resonated. Overall, this may be the start of the most fun DC event I have read in years. I hope that the breakneck pace continues. This is Tom Taylor’s best work in years.

  • 100


    Brother Eternity invites the world to embrace the future his Forevernauts have gone to Titan to find, but their discovery leads to startling and disastrous results. The Titans boom-tube their way to the scene, and call upon the heroes of Earth when they realize they are WAY out of their depth. Starfire helps them all realize what they need, and Beast Boy may be the only one who can help.

  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    DC events have started out strong and fizzled too often lately. but with this creative team in place there’s reason to believe this will be much more impactful than the last round of mega-events.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    While this issue does have a full cast, it’s really Beast Boy and Raven who take center stage as Beast Boy takes on an incredibly risky mission. Taylor has been doing his best to dispel the idea that Gar is a joke character since the start, but this issue makes clear just how powerful he is when he uses his powers in the right way—and what a toll it takes on his mind. Becoming a literal giant star-monster, like was revealed at NYCC, provides some brilliant visuals—but it also means he’s dividing himself across countless pieces of himself and freeing people from possession. He barely survives—and that’s when new wild card Doctor Hate shows up, carrying out Amanda Waller’s wishes and sabotaging his return to Earth. And suddenly Earth has an actual giant rampaging green starfish to deal with—and it’s about to infect the entire world with beast spores. It’s a fantastic event concept, a fun first issue, and I love the current DC event format that uses the main series and maybe one tie-in for the main story and uses the tie-ins to expand the world of the DCU and maybe set up new series.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    Titans: Beast World #1 is an excellent start to the latest DC Universe big event. Tom Taylor and Ivan Reis nail what the scale of a DCU event needs to be. The story is framed around the Titans, specifically Starfire and Beast Boy, helps to further elevate the team as the premiere superhero team. If you are a DC Comics fan make sure to pick up Titans: Beast World #1 this week.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    The premier DC superhero team strongly steps up to embrace the spotlight in DC’s next big event. With Taylor’s creative writing lays a strong foundation while Reis, Miki, Anderson and Abbott give their excellent finishing touches to lock readers in for what looks to be one story that no one will want to miss!

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    Titans: Beast World #1 is an exhilarating start to what has the making of a must-read crossover event. With vibrant artwork and a top-notch narrative, Taylor and team have set the stage for an epic adventure.

  • 80


    A perfectly fine familiar focus helps kick off Titans: Beast World #1, promising big bombastic superhero action and perhaps something more. Colorful and easy to follow, this is a story fitting for those intrigued by line-wide events as they tend to come.

  • 80

    Titans: Beast World, the latest DC Comics crossover, is most assuredly worth your time and feels like a breath of fresh air in an industry that can often rely too much on company-wide stories. Taylor and Reis are both performing at their best in Beast World #1. For fans of the Titans and DC’s legacy characters in general, this feels like the comic book crossover bound to give those characters their day in the sun. The Titans represent a perfect mix of down-to-earth storytelling and the “gods walking amongst men” feel that the DC heroes exude in these pages, suggesting an incredible crossover ahead.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Titans: Beast World #1 delivers the perfect kickoff for the next big DC event, so don’t wait go grab issue one and jump in. I have high hopes for this one!

  • 74

    Multiversity Comics

    “Titans: Beast World #1 is commendable for its sheer ambition but it’s missing some of the fine details that could make it truly great

  • 70


    Two things can be true at once. Beast Boy’s big moment was awesome, decently set up, and well illustrated. Ivan Reis’ illustrations and Brad Anderson’s colors make the book a pleasing page-turner. Still, the main villains have silly names like Necrostar, Brother Eternity, and Dr. Hate. By the way, Brother Eternity dresses like a cross between the Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel and Gerard Way, so taking his televangelist act to a full-on shuttle launch is fairly unrealistic. On a negative note, Beast World‘s use of the Titans cast is bland and the twist felt forced. The plot feels like a consequence pulled out of a hat, rather than a natural conclusion. Overall, the Titan’s first real event is on a rough, but potentially workable path. In many ways it feels very similar to DCeased, so this could have pull with certain demographics of readers.

  • 70

    Comic Watch

    While the first issue of the event was big, it manages to set up aftermath which I believe will have the heroes cleaning up for months. Taylor seemed to quickly lose track of everything the his Titans series has been setting up and will have to spend the next issues of the event trying to regain, or shift the focus on again.

  • 70

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Titans: Beast World #1 is a weirdly mixed bag of a comic. Tom Taylor’s energy, drama, action, and pacing are on point for once, but the story is riddled with plot holes and contrivances. Still, it’s a fun read as long as you turn your brain off first, and Ivan Reis’s art is stupendous.

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