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World's Finest: Teen Titans #5 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

It All Goes Haywire!

Robin’s reeling after a battle against Haywire’s Anti-Titans doesn’t go as planned, and a confrontation with his biggest stan, Kid Flash, reveals how Batman’s protégé really feels about his role as a leader. Robin sees he must make a big move to earn back his teammates’ trust-and shares a super-secret!

Meanwhile, Speedy shoots his shot with Donna, but is rebuffed… Could Wonder Girl have eyes for another superhero in the making?

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

    Lyles Movie Files

    There’s been some tension brewing among the team and it reaches its breaking point with the arrival of the Terror Titans. If you’re gonna wind down a team book, it makes sense to have them battle a supervillain team. With a big reveal in this cliffhanger and so, so much left to tell from a storytelling perspective hopefully this isn’t the last time we see this creative team handle the adventures of the Teen Titans.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This incarnation of the team has rarely gotten the spotlight in the modern day, so this could easily wind up being their defining story as a group.

  • 90

    Sometimes it can difficult to think of new ways to sing the praises of DC’s World’s Finest series, but World’s Finest: Teen Titans can often make it easy with its dynamic storytelling and fresh ideas. Waid and Lupacchino are able to masterfully re-tell the earlier days of the Teen Titans, injecting some ingenious new characterization for classic characters. What makes World’s Finest work so well is that all the characters feel “right” and the conflic arises organically. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, World’s Finest is a superhero comic book fan’s dream come true and you’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not checking out at least one entry under Waid’s umbrella. The final page isn’t a surprise for those who are big Teen Titans fans for example, but it feels like one thanks to the inventive new approach. Buy this comic book.

  • 85


    World’s Finest: Teen Titans #5 is another great issue as this miniseries races towards its conclusion. While ending on a dramatic cliffhanger, the issue is a whirlwind from start to finish. There are only a few loose ends to tie up as this issue ends, each relatively attainable in the series finale. Furthermore, this issue is an enjoyable read depicting how the original Teen Titans became the gold standard for generations of heroes to admire. Clearly, getting there will only work if they work together.

  • 83

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 80

    Weird Science DC Comics

    World’s Finest: Teen Titans #5 is a surprisingly strong example of a well-done, YA-focused comic set in the main universe. The team’s lack of maturity and trust bubbles over into a series of engaging dramas, and the superhero aspects fit right in with the best of classic Teen Titans or Young Justice.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    In conclusion, World’s Finest: Teen Titans #5 is a testament to the exemplary work of the creative team. Waid’s narrative gains momentum as the Titans face a dire challenge that tests their resolve. Lupacchino’s vibrant artistry brings the story to life with vigor and flair. This issue encapsulates the quintessential elements of a Teen Titans saga; heart, humor, and spectacle, making it a must-read for fans and newcomers alike.

    Final Verdict: this is a comic that’s very much worth your time.

  • 70


    This definitely felt like one of the weaker issues in the series, but it’s by no means bad. Sometimes you gotta dip down so you can rise higher next time.

  • 70


    ‘World’s Finest: Teen Titans’ #5 sees the Titans finally face off against the Terror Titans. But, with infighting and stubbornness holding them back, the Titans soon fall apart conveniently too easily.

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