As the Titans fandom converges on Metropolis by the thousands, the team crashes the con as a surprise-knowing it will leave the Titans (and their secrets) exposed. While Kid Flash and Speedy show off for the crowds, a new teenage villain, the obsessive Toyboy, shows up to wreak havoc and “claim” Wonder Girl for his own!
AIPTWorld’s Finest: Teen Titans #3 is another strong entry in the series. The series has carried the purpose of the Teen Titans by having the story discuss heavy topics, such as roles, identity, and the risks of being infatuated and obsessed with others. Throughout this issue, several seeds are planted for the upcoming threats on the horizon. Altogether, this makes for another great issue in the series.
Derby Comics DCWaid and Lupacchino have been doing an amazing job modernizing the classic Teen Titans team and while the first two issues have been stellar, the creative duo outdid themselves this week. The duo continues to make this series nothing but pure fun in both story and visuals. Someone at DC needs to upgrade this to an ongoing because every issue has been a home run so far and I can’t believe we only three more issues before it ends. Say it ain’t so!
Lyles Movie FilesThe team tangles with a minor threat, which doesn’t feel that significant anyway as Waid, Lupacchino and crew are showing a Teen Titans book can work simply by spending time with likable and good-natured characters.
Geek DadWhile on the surface this is yet another one-off adventure, some fractures are starting to emerge in the team as well as in their home lives, and it seems like the first major villain of the run is emerging in the cliffhanger. While it might not quite reach the highs of the parent book, there’s no question that this is easily the best Teen Titans book we’ve gotten in years.
ComicBook.comMark Waid's new story umbrella for the DC universe remains the most solid aspect of the comic book company to date, continuing to inject a fresh modern style into Silver Age stories. In the third issue of the Teen Titans that reside under this banner, Robin and company are given their most meta adventure to date wherein they attend a comic convention dedicated to themselves. Waid and Lupacchino do an excellent job of balancing superhero action while fleshing out these classic heroes in some surprising new ways. The story itself explores quite a few unique aspects of characters like Robin, Bumblebee, and Wonder Girl that are perfectly inline with the young heroes while also treading new ground at the same time. Whether it be through Batman/Superman or with the Titans, Waid's new imprint simply can't miss and remains a strong recommendation for those who are looking for one of the best superhero comics on the market today.
Graham Crackers ComicsHaving been on both sides of the panel table at conventions, I can officially say that Mark Waid has gotten the specifics and emotions of the Titanscon right on the money. Fun and enjoyable followed by moments of creepy and that trapped stifling sense as you feel like you might get mobbed. A new mystery featuring Bumblebee gets introduced and Batman is still being a Grade A jerk to Robin. And with Emanuela Lupacchino’s ability to feature the real-life heroes surrounded by cosplay versions of themselves, horribly over-priced well sculted statues of themselves, and weirdly shaped POP! Figures and Plushies and make it look real, is amazing. And in the end, we see why Robin is a necessary member of the Teen Titans.
Batman-NewsWorld’s Finest: Teen Titans #3 manages to balance the low-stakes fun of the Titans attending their own convention, Robin’s continuing internal conflict about what kind of hero and leader he’ll be, and exciting action. The heart remains Robin’s personal coming of age journey, but enough time is dedicated to the rest of the team that we get to see what kind of people they are while fighting both villains and hordes of fans.
Weird Science DC ComicsWorld's Finest: Teen Titans #3 may feel like Mark Waid's version of a YA comic, but the story (and Lupacchino's art) is surprisingly rich and complex. Without question, this is the best Titans book on the market.
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The Comicbook DispatchWorld’s Finest: Teen Titans #3 is another enjoyable issue with some great action scenes and more insight into each of the Titans’ personalities. There’s a great scene between Robin and Batman and a foreboding appearance by a shadow villain who will be menacing them in the future.
Dark Knight NewsWorld’s Finest: Teen Titans #3 is another win for the franchise. Waid’s script is both fun and thought-provoking while Lupacchino’s art reinforces the overall vibe of the book. What has me particularly excited is that the series seems to be building an overarching story now which wasn’t clear in the earlier issues. I’m excited to see where it goes next. Final Verdict: Lupacchino would have loved to draw the smile that was on my face while I was reading this comic.
Comic Book RevolutionWorld’s Finest: Teen Titans #3 further cements this as one of the best comic books of the year for DC Comics. The convention setting opened new opportunities to explore where each Teen Titans member is at in this point in their lives in and out of their superhero identity. The continued build of the Terror Titans helps build up an endgame for when we get to the final issue of this mini-series.
COMICON‘World’s Finest: Teen Titans‘ #3 is a frothy but empty issue at best. A trip to a comic-con is the backdrop against which the latest new would-be enemy of the Titans makes his debut, but it all plays out rather predictably before he becomes the latest recruit in the war against the teen sidekick crew.