A special school in Oregon has been messing with some of its students. Vic Stone discovers his body is being covered with a liquid-like living metal. Tara Markov can cause earthquakes. Gar Logan can change into any animal form he wants. Joseph Wilson keeps to himself for some reason. And they, along with a Native American girl named Raven out in New Mexico, are all having the same visions of aliens from another world. Is there a connection between their mutual visions, the name "Starfire", and the strange underground installation seemingly run by Vic's mom...?
Writer Jeff Lemire and penciller Terry Dodson (with inking support by Rachel Dodson and Cam Smith, and colors by Brad Anderson) do a great job of updating the Titans, while also spotlighting their strengths. Lemire's script deftly captures the feelings of isolation and hostility teens can feel in their lives, and amps it up a notch with cool battle scenes between the installation's guards and the hulking Deathstroke (who, along with one of the aforementioned Titans, undergoes a total revamping).
Teen Titans Earth One Volume One leaves open a number of dangling plot threads which will be better explored in future installments. But this first adventure is a great starting off point.