Teen Titans

Teen Titans

The Teen Titans, also known as the New Teen Titans or simply the Titans, are a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, often in an eponymous monthly series. As the group's name suggests, its members are teenage superheroes, many of whom have acted as sidekicks to DC's premiere superheroes in the Justice League. First appearing in 1964 in The Brave and the Bold #54, the team was founded by Kid Flash (Wally West), Robin (Dick Grayson), and Aqualad (Garth), with the team adopting the name Teen Titans in issue 60 following the addition of Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) to its ranks. Over the decades, DC has cancelled and relaunched Teen Titans many times, and a variety of characters have been featured heroes in its pages. Significant early additions to the initial quartet of Titans were Green Arrow's sidekick, Speedy (Roy Harper), Aquagirl, Bumblebee, Hawk and Dove, and three heroes who did not wear costumes: boxer Mal Duncan, psychic Lilith, and caveman Gnarrk. The series became a genuine hit for the first time however during its 1980s revival as The New Teen Titans under writer Marv Wolfman and artist George PĂ©rez. This run depicted the original Titans now as young adults and introduced new characters Cyborg, Starfire and Raven, as well as the former Doom Patrol member Beast Boy (then known as Changeling), who would all become enduring fan-favorites. A high point for the series both critically and commercially was its famous "The Judas Contract" storyline, in which the team is betrayed by its member Terra to its archenemy Deathstroke. Stories in the 2000s introduced a radically different Teen Titans team made up of newer DC Comics sidekicks such as the new Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark), and Kid Flash (Bart Allen), as well as Superboy (Kon-El), some of whom had previously featured in the similar title Young Justice. Later prominent additions from this era included Miss Martian, Ravager (Rose Wilson), Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), and Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes). Concurrently, DC also published Titans, which featured some of the original and 1980s members now as adults, led by Dick Grayson in his adult persona of Nightwing. Later, a new run following DC's The New 52 reboot in 2011 introduced new characters to the founding roster, including Solstice, Bunker (Miguel Jose Barragan) and Skitter (Celine Patterson), although this new volume proved commercially and critically disappointing for DC. In 2016, DC used the Titans Hunt and DC Rebirth storylines to re-establish the group's original founding members and history, reuniting these classic heroes as the Titans, while introducing a new generation of Teen Titans led by new Robin (Damian Wayne) featuring the new Aqualad (Jackson Hyde) and Kid Flash (Wally West II). The Teen Titans have been adapted to other media numerous times, and have enjoyed a higher profile since Cartoon Network's light-hearted Teen Titans animated television series in the early-mid 2000s, as well as its DC Nation spin-off Teen Titans Go!. A live-action Teen Titans series was in development for the network TNT before moving production to DC's in-house web television service DC Universe. Its characters and stories were also adapted into the 2010s animated series Young Justice. Within DC Comics, the Teen Titans have been an influential group of characters taking prominent roles in all of the publisher's major company-wide crossover stories. Many villains who face the Titans have since taken on a larger role within the publisher's fictional universe, such as Deathstroke, the demon Trigon, and the evil organization H.I.V.E.


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[over video link] And you're sure there's nothing I can say to change your mind?

No, man. I'm stayin' in Steel City as leader of the Titans East. That's it. End of discussion.

Well, could you at least tell me why? I mean, I'm losing a member of my team here, and it's not like I can read your thoughts.

They need me, and this is my big chance. I'm ready to show people what I can do. I'm ready to grow up, to be a man.

And what about Brother Blood?

What about him?

I know how badly you want to catch him, and I know a thing or two about being obsessed with your target. Look, I just worry about what you're getting yourself into.

You think I can't handle it.

I didn't say that.

You didn't have to. Man, this is supposed to be a good thing! My own tower! My own team! Why can't you just be happy for me!

Because you're already on a team. My team! And you can't just quit!

I can, and I did! Which means I don't have to put up with you tellin' what to do anymore!

So, now this is my fault?

It's not *about* you!

No. It's all about you because that's all you care about! You talk about being a man, but if you can turn your back on us after *everything* we've been through, you're nothing but a spoiled child!

[firmly] I'm staying. I don't care what you say, I don't care what you do, and right now, I don't care if I ever see you again.

[Cyborg end the communication by switching off the screen and walking away]

[Aqualad observes from an adjacent hallway. He is with Mas y Menos, Bumblebee, and Speedy, their eyes glowing red]

[speaking into a communicator] He's broken contact with the Titans, Headmaster. We will proceed on your command.

Brother Blood:
[over communicator] Wonderful, my students. Brother Blood is very happy.

[pan down to a lower level of the tower where various monitors playback surveillance footage as Brother Blood lounges in what appears to be a dentistry chair]

Brother Blood:
Continue the charade. Cyborg mustn't suspect that I've recruited you until I'm finally ready to recruit *him*, and I should be ready in a matter of hours.

Brother Blood:
[he opens his eyes, also glowing red] Isn't that right, Professor Chang?

[Professor Chang's goggles also glow red. He pulls out a two-pronged knife. Close on Brother Blood's left eye as his eyebrow tightens and the eye flares red]

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