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World's Finest: Teen Titans #4 (of 6)

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Universal acclaim

Based on 11 critic ratings.


America’s sweetest situationship breaks hearts-including Aqualad’s and Wonder Girl’s own!-when Garth realizes a part of him isn’t fully in it with Donna. To heal the wounds, Wally invites Garth and Roy to a sleepover at his folks’ home, where Aqualad opens up about his fluid sexuality. Meanwhile, Mal assists Bumblebee in an unexpected battle, giving him a taste of the Teen Titan he could be…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    It’s a weekend at Wally’s and some much needed downtime. For the reader, it’s time to get to know the Titans some more as Mark Waid and Emanuela Lupacchino delve into what makes our young heroes tick in ‘World’s Finest: Teen Titans’ #4.

  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    World’s Finest:Teen Titans continues to be an immensely rewarding read. Unless the creative team is overworked, there’s really no reason this should just be a limited series.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    World’s Finest: Teen Titans #4 delivers fantastic character study storytelling with the pairing of Garth, Wally West, and Roy Harper. The rest of the Titans cast is also highlighted well. It all comes together for a can’t miss comic book for any DC Comics fan.

  • 90

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest has well-earned the high praise that myself, and many other reviewers, have given it so far. Waid’s understanding of these characters isn’t simply relegated to the battlefield, as this latest issue of World’s Finest: Teen Titans proves. While there is a little superhero action here, mostly at the tail-end of the issue, a lot of the fourth outing for this iteration of the Titans is focused on their relationships with one another. The strongest story being Wally West (Kid Flash), Garth (Aqualad), and Roy Harper (Speedy) attempting to spend the weekend with one another and seeing how their personalities will often clash. Waid does an excellent job of showing how their interactions can be quite problematic, even if the three don’t necessarily see it for themselves. Waid is firing on all engines here when it comes to characterization as well as thinking of interesting ways to bring Silver Age elements into the present seamlessly.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    We’re seeing some big changes to the origins of the core Titans here, mostly for the better, but I think I’m more interested in the work this series is doing with the lesser-known Titans. It’s been so long since they had the spotlight, and this could become a defining run for them.

  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    World’s Finest: Teen Titans #4 is a masterclass in character development and emotional storytelling. Waid gets you to care about the individuals that make up the Titans instead of simply throwing the team into one brawl after another. That said, the plot takes a backseat to the character development, so readers looking for many Titans’ actions will be left wanting.

  • 80


    I’m flat out head over heels for Waid’s World’s Finest universe. I could read nothing but this from DC forever and be happy. (Put out other stuff, though, DC. I like new, weird things. City of Madness in particular looks incredible this week.)

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    As this series progresses, it becomes evident that this isn’t your standard teenage superhero narrative. Waid leans more towards weaving drama and fleshing out character depth than mere action-packed sequences. This edition presents the beloved Titans grappling with contemporary challenges, a dynamic portrayed exceptionally well in World’s Finest: Teen Titans #4.

    The series’ trajectory is promising, and I’m eager to follow its unfolding in the subsequent issues.

    Final Verdict: This was a comic I never knew I wanted.

  • 80

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 70


    World’s Finest: Teen Titans #4 is a good issue that depicts the challenges some people face in their most intense developmental years. When we struggle, it’s important to lean on a friend. Waid depicts this importance rather well by showing the benefits and risks of opening up to our friends, even when they’re different from us.

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    It may not have been the best of series to date, but Mark Waid’s story is still a great read even on a bad day. The issue eschews heavy action sequences (until the final few pages) for a deeper look at the interpersonal dynamic between different subsets of the group, including a very astutue reflection on what makes Speedy act the way he does around others by Aqualad. The Karen/Mal story was also a joy to read and it’s great to see Karen getting more focus. The cliffhanger implies we’re about to get into some serious plot as we approach the end of this run and I can’t wait to see what this creative team has in store for us.

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