Wednesday, December 13, 2023

World's Finest: Teen Titans #6 Review


Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Mike Norton, Emanuela Lupacchino
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Chris Samnee, Matheus Lopes
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: December 12, 2023

World's Finest: Teen Titans #6 brings the coming-of-age, Teen Titans origin story to a close when Robin concocts a plan to stop the Terror Titans... right before he says his goodbyes.
Is World's Finest: Teen Titans #6 Good?

Mark Waid brings it all home in a finale designed to mend fences, build bridges, walk in another's shoes, and every other saying you can think of that results in turning a group of individuals into a team. If every creator put as much thought and care into developing characters, DC would be in a much better place.

When last we left the fledgling Teen Titans, their first sortie against the Terror Titans resulted in an embarrassing loss. Struggling with hurt feelings, mistrust, and misunderstandings, the Titans couldn't act as a team. Robin, for his part, did the unthinkable to show his commitment to the Titans by revealing his secret identity.

Now, Robin hatches (*heh* Get it? A robin is a bird. Eggs hatch? Nevermind) a plan to draw the Terror Titans into a trap where the reinvigorated Teen Titans find their groove and bring the lethal vigilante team down. The issue ends with a montage prologue where each member finds peace with their respective dramas.

What's great about World's Finest: Teen Titans #6? In all, Waid ends the issue with a heartfelt, feel-good finish that gets you emotionally invested in the team. Sales for this mini-series haven't been the best, but I truly believe this is some of the best writing on the Titans in years, and it deserves to continue. Robin even gives each Titan a Wizard of Oz moment to tell them just what they need to hear to take the next step into maturity.

What's not so great about World's Finest: Teen Titans #6? There's nothing wrong with this finale, or the series as a whole beyond minor nitpicks.

How's the art? The art's good. It's unclear where Mike Norton stopped and Emanuela Lupacchino started, but their styles are close enough to complement each other without noticing the handoffs. The action is fun, Bellaire's colors are strong, and the overall look of the book is solid.

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

World's Finest: Teen Titans #6 brings the mini-series to a satisfying close with rousing action, genuine heart, and a group that finally feels like they've become a team. Waid's coming-of-age storytelling is pitch-perfect, and the art team delivered an action-packed finale.


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