Titans, Vol. 4
Writer Dan Abnett (Aquaman) and artist Paul Pelletier (Superman: The Man of Steel) put the Titans up against the most mindbending challenge they’ve ever had to face in Titans Vol. 4!The Titans attempt to regain their balance after their epic clash with Troia—Donna’s villainous future self—and look toward a brighter tomorrow. But the Justice League wants answers about Donna Troy’s true nature, and they’ll get them—even if it means shutting down the Titans for good!Collects TITANS #19-22, Annual #2.

Titans, Vol. 4 Details

TitleTitans, Vol. 4
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401284480
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Comic Book

Titans, Vol. 4 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    The Justice League forces the Titans to disband leaving Arsenal to get in way over his head. This story ,unfortunately, wastes the great talent of Paul Pelletier. He's certainly one of DC's unsung heroes. Somehow, a drug gives you the power to control the weather? The story is dumb, the characters poorly written. I almost hope the Titans are disbanded so we can hand the book over to someone who knows how to treat them properly.
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    This book needs to end...are we getting a creative team change???World: The art is meh, it’s middle of the road and the characters are not done well enough to really give each characters personal voice, but that also really stems from the really poor character work which I’ll get to below. The world of the Titans is fractured and after the arc from the last book this time around with the separation, it pretty much feels like the world is being shoved aside to end the series (I hope so). The piec This book needs to end...are we getting a creative team change???World: The art is meh, it’s middle of the road and the characters are not done well enough to really give each characters personal voice, but that also really stems from the really poor character work which I’ll get to below. The world of the Titans is fractured and after the arc from the last book this time around with the separation, it pretty much feels like the world is being shoved aside to end the series (I hope so). The pieces used here are uninspired from Intergang to Doom Patrol villains which could have been used better. Highly forgettable.Story: The story is paced okay, that’s about the best thing I can say about the story. The story is boring, cliched and just uninteresting. The breakup was telegraphed too much and the of course resultant coming back together was contrived and emotionally hollow. The characters were written out of character and inconsistent. Last arc we just saw Wally not using his powers cause they were afraid he woud die, no problem this arc, cause of poor writing. In the end the story was pointless, the characters bad. This series needs a new creative team.Characters: I’m so bored of these characters being written like this. This is not the Real World for Superheroes, it’s so melodramatic and whiney in a bad way. These characters also don’t act the way they should. Then the JL arrives none of the big characters really act like the rest of the Rebirth series, they are transparent drama and road block characters for the Titans and that’s it. Roy, what the fuck, can no one write Roy without only going back to the addiction, lazy ass writing. Then there’s Donna which is just as poorly written. Batman is stupid this arc, really stupid. Then there’s Flash with inconsistent powers and Nightwing who is not Nightwing. The villain was such a waste, they are campy good fun characters from Doom Patrol and here they are tossaway bad characters.This series sucks, it’s a waste of money cause the characters here are treated and written so poorly. Don’t read it.Onward to the next book!*read individual issues*
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]The Titans are no more! After their battle with the time-tossed Troia, the Justice League have forcibly disbanded the team and placed Donna Troy under house arrest. With the team scattered to the wind, only Roy Harper seems intent on cracking down on crime, while the rest of the former Titans seem resigned to their fate. But when Roy gets in over his head (as he’s liable to do when Cheshire is on the scene), he’ll need Nightwing and Donna to bail him out before The Brain a [Read as single issues]The Titans are no more! After their battle with the time-tossed Troia, the Justice League have forcibly disbanded the team and placed Donna Troy under house arrest. With the team scattered to the wind, only Roy Harper seems intent on cracking down on crime, while the rest of the former Titans seem resigned to their fate. But when Roy gets in over his head (as he’s liable to do when Cheshire is on the scene), he’ll need Nightwing and Donna to bail him out before The Brain and Monsieur Mallah destroy the entire planet, right under the Justice League’s nose.This is definitely a ‘changing of the guard’ type arc – with most of the Titans now off the board, I expect this may be the last we see of Omen, Bumblee, or Garth in this series. Wally West’s off to rejoin the Flash, and Arsenal’s going back to Green Arrow at some point, which leaves Donna and Dick to continue on into the next iteration of the team. But we get one last hurrah here at least.The plot’s not bad, although I do have issues with Donna being so compliant with Wonder Woman’s house arrest idea. I can see Dick listening to Batman, even if he doesn’t like it, but Donna not rebelling long before she actually does doesn’t sit quite right. Dan Abnett’s made a lot of effort with Donna and her backstory, so I thought he’d gotten a better handle on her.At first, I thought that having Roy stumble into Brain and Mallah’s scheme was a bit daft, but on reflection it’s typical Roy Harper – trying to do good, and ending up entirely in over his head. It’s a good progression across the issues, culminating in the big team-up to save the day, although I do question how many times (and across how many continuities) Roy can fall for Cheshire’s wiles before he starts to get wise.On art we have Paul Pelletier, who is one of DC’s underused gems. He’s a reliable artist who manages to capture so much emotion and movement in his visuals that I’m surprised he doesn’t have constant work. He’s almost like DC’s version of Mark Bagley (although Bagley did work at DC for a little while), and that’s a really high compliment. He pencils all of the main issues here, while the annual is tagteamed between him and Tom Grummett, also from the under-appreciated artists school.Titans Apart looks like the end, but it’s only really a temporary stopping point. Titans will live on, even if not all of these characters will appear. This final arc of the original team has a suitably bonkers plotline, bringing back some old foes, and there’s always a thrill to be had seeing a team of friends fighting instead of just comrades. This book isn’t losing any steam, it’s just taking a pit stop before it shoots off into the next big thing.
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  • Iris Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    [Read in single issues]My heart still hurts from everything that Wally and the whole team were put through.Why do you hurt my babies so much, Dan Abnett? Why
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