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Series Index: New Teen Titans v2 / New Titans




New Teen Titans #1 [1984] to 49 [1989]
& New Titans #50 [1989] to 130 [1996]

Based on the popularity of the New Teen Titans, DC launched them into an all-new second series. This book was printed offset on top-grade white paper with rich, vibrant colors – known as the baxter format. The series picked up right where Tales of the Teen Titans left off. Marv Wolfman and George Pérez were still at the helm.
The title launched with an epic showdown between the Titans Raven’s evil father, Trigon in New Teen Titans #1-5. Although victorious, Raven was lost in a flash of white light. Worse yet, the Titans lost a guiding force as George Pérez left the book with the 5th issue as well.
Pérez was ably replaced Jose Garcia Lopez, as the Titans uncovered Lilith’s true identity as  daughter of the sun goddess Thia in New Teen Titans #7-10. That same storyline also introduced the gentle crystal spinner known as Kole, whose own origins were uncovered in issues #10-11. That issue also concluded Garcia-Lopez’s short but memorable run.
The title soon welcomed Eduardo Barreto as regular artist, as the Titans became engulfed in the cataclysmic Crisis on Infinite Earths – a conflict which claimed the lives of Kole, Aquagirl and Dove. Starfire was then  summoned back to her home planet to quell a Civil War, which was only solved through a marriage of state between Koriand’r and Prince Karras. Starfire went through with the wedding, which shattered her relationship with Dick Grayson. After Blackfire wrested control of the planet, Starfire left Tamaran and returned to earth. This all transpired in New Teen Titans #13-23.
Meanwhile, Donna Troy tried to keep the team together. This proved to be a difficult task, as Dick Grayson angrily left to search for the missing Raven while Changeling and Cyborg tried to free Steve Dayton from the ill effects of the Mento helmet. Troy gathered a makeshift Titans team in New Teen Titans #20-21 to prevent an assassination attempt, as Speedy discovered he was a father to Cheshire child, Lian. The team returned to battle Steve Dayton’s deranged Hybrid, a team of mutated freaks under Mento’s thrall, in issues #24-25.
Finally, the team was whole again as they located the missing Raven and at last defeated Brother Blood in New Teen Titans #26-31. Things were looking up for the Titans – especially Raven, whose purified form allowed her to experience emotions for the first time. The group encountered the wily Wildebeest in issues #36-37, preventing his attempt to frame Starfire for murder. And soon after, the Titans welcomed their youngest member yet – as 13-year old telekinetic Danny Chase joined the team in New Teen Titans Annual #3. The Titans came to the aid of H-dialer Chris King in issues #45-46 and Red Star in issues #48-49. With that, Eduardo Barreto left the title.

George Pérez returned to the Titans with issue #50, which marked another change: the book dropped the ‘Teen’ from the title, and the became  New Titans. The first storyline, “Who is Wondergirl?, resolved Donna Troy’s lingering continuity questions  as she assumed a new identity as Troia with issue #55.

George Pérez continued with the title, plugging the continuity holes caused by the Crisis on Infinite Earths, with New Titans #56 and Secret Origins Annual #3. Soon, Tom Grummett assisted him with  art chores and eventually took over as full-time artist  of the book. Pérez co-plotted a few issues, but left the title again with issue #67. After a few fill-in stories, New Titans took a radical change in direction.

Longtime Titans readers can agree on one thing: “Titans Hunt” was one of the most controversial storylines in the team’s collective history. But many fans still debate the merits of the story itself. Its detractors decry it as a series of cheap stunts, while its supporters applaud the bold changes that reignited the title.

It began with New Titans #71 [1990], in which the Titans were hunted and captured by the Wildebeest Society on the eve of the team’s anniversary celebration. In that same issue’s letter column, editor Jonathan Peterson hinted at the changes in store: “You see, what we all agreed on was the fact that the Titans as a group had become too settled in. Things were far too quiet. So we gleefully decided that it was time to, well how can I say it, “shake things up.” And I mean A LOT. Over the course of the next few months things are not going to be what you expect. I can guarantee it. Over the course of the next few months the Titans Universe will change in ways you never thought we’d dare to change it. You’ll see an entire new evolution in the characters themselves and in the debut of a new team. That’s right–I said a new team. It’s been ten years since the Titans debuted and to celebrate that fact we thought it was time to introduce some all-new team members. Where does that leave us? Well, in the months ahead some Titans will stay…some will go…some will die…some will get marr–oopsl Don’t want to spoil all the surprises.”

And the changes were many. Deathstroke and Steve Dayton galvanized a group of allies to rescue them, revealing Jericho as the mysterious Wildebeest leader. Possessed by evil Azarathian energies, Jericho was slain by his own father in the storyline’s epic finale in New Titans #84.  Along the way, some Titans died (Golden Eagle, Danny Chase and Jericho), new Titans joined (Red Star, Pantha, Phantasm, Baby Wildebeest and the time-tossed Team Titans), several Titans were transformed (leather-clad Raven and robotic Cyborg) and an iconic headquarters was destroyed (Titans Tower).

“One of the problems the Titans have had for many years was playing to the status quo,” recalled writer Marv Wolfman, “We weren’t doing anything. I was bored with it. And so were the readers – we just weren’t pushing.” New editor Jonathan Peterson was instrumental in pushing for changes. When Peterson took over the book, Wolfman says artist Tom Grummett, inker Al Vey and outgoing editor Mike Carlin got together for three days to come up with the current storyline that has them all excited again.

The original Titans Hunt ran from New Titans #71-84, but its reverberations continued up until “Total Chaos”, in New Titans #90-92, Team Titans #1-3, Deathstroke #14-16. In that story, the Team Titans tried to slay Donna Troy before she bore her demonic son, Lord Chaos. Hurdled through time on a one-way trip, the Team Titans infiltrated the Titans but Donna Troy gave birth before they could intervene. Total turmoil erupted when Lord Chaos arrived, determined to insure his own future. At that point, both teams united to end Chaos and spare Donna’s life at the same time.

At the close of that story, editor Jonathan Peterson left the book and the title started to lose its focus. Roy Harper returned to the team in issue #99 and assumed a new costumed identity of Arsenal, as Nightwing abruptly proposed to Starfire.

New Titans #100 featured the disastrous almost-wedding of Nightwing and Starfire, which was disrupted by the violent return of Raven, now an evil avatar of Trigon. Tom Grummett left the title with #100, as Bill Jaaska assumed art chores. The book struggled to find direction, and Bill Jaaska – although a good artist – had a rough art style ill-suited for the Titans. New Titans #101-112 clumsily floundered around leftover plots as members came and went.

Following the events of Zero Hour, New Titans #0 launched an all-new Titans team, sponsored by the government and led by Arsenal. The team began operating in #115 of the series. Members included Darkstar (Donna Troy), Green Lantern, Impulse, Damage, and former Team Titans Mirage and Terra (whose series had been canceled and fellow teammates erased from existence). Later members included Supergirl, Minion and Rose Wilson. The book attempted to use some popular, more recognized characters to bolster sales. William Rosado became the artist on the title. While the title found more solid footing, the new team failed to spark enough interest and DC decided to cancel the book with #130. Marv Wolfman crafted a final storyline (#126-130) that brought back former members and brought his 16 year run on the series to a close.



Series Index:
New Teen Titans #1-49
New Teen Titans Annual #1-4
New Titans #50-130
New Titans Annual #5-11
Titans $ell-out! Special #1
Secret Origins Annual #3

Crossover Index:
Action Comics Weekly #613-618 “Cheshire Contract”
Action Comics Weekly #636-640 (Speedy)
Arsenal Special #1
Batman #440-442: “A Lonely Place of Dying” Crossover
Batman Plus Arsenal #1
Blue Beetle #11-12
Damage #0, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 16
Darkstars #22-23, 26-27, 28, 32, 34
Deathstroke #14-16 (“Total Chaos” Crossover), #17-20, 45, 46, 47-50, 51, Annual #4
Final Night Preview
Flash (second series) #80-83
Green Lantern #57, 59, 65
Hawk & Dove (second series) # 11-12
Hawk & Dove Annual (second series) # 1
Infinity Inc. #45: Crosses over with New Teen Titans (second series) #38
Omega Men #34-35: Crosses over with New Teen Titans (second series) #16 and #17
Outsiders #17
Secret Origins #13 (origin of Nightwing)
Secret Origins #38 (origin of Speedy)
Secret Origins #43 (origin of Hawk & Dove)
Secret Origins #46 (origin of Titans Tower)
Secret Origins #50 (origin of Robin/Nightwing)
Secret Origins Annual #2 (origin of Flash)
Secret Origins Annual #3 (origin of Teen Titans)
Showcase ’93 #1-2 (Cyborg story)
Showcase ’94 #11 (Starfire story)
Showcase ’95 #2 (Supergirl story with Evil Raven)
Team Titans #1-3 (“Total Chaos” Crossover), 6, 23
Wonder Woman (second series) #47-48

Armageddon 2001 #1-2
Cosmic Odyssey #1-4
Final Night Preview
Final Night #1-4
Invasion! #1-3
Underworld Unleashed #1-3
War of the Gods #1-4
Zero Hour #0-4

Key Issues and Storylines:
New Teen Titans #1-5: The Titans face Trigon and ultimately defeat him.
New Teen Titans #7-10: Lilith learns her origin and the Titans rescue Kole.
New Teen Titans #20-21: Cheshire reveals Speedy is the father of her child.
New Teen Titans #26-31: The Titans and their allies defeat Brother Blood.
New Teen Titans #36-37: First Wildebeest.
New Teen Titans Annual #3 and New Teen Titans #40: Danny Chase joins.
New Titans #50-55: “Who Is Wonder Girl?” Donna Troy learns of her connections to the Titans of Myth and becomes Troia.
Secret Origins Annual #3: The Post-Crisis history of the team is revealed.
New Titans #60-61, Batman #440-442: “A Lonely Place of Dying” Tim Drake becomes Robin.
New Titans #71-84: “Titans Hunt” A corrupted Jericho takes over the Wildebeest Society and hunts the Titans. Jericho, Arella, Danny Chase and Raven are slain. A new Phantasm is born. Pantha and Red Star join the Titans.
New Titans #90-92, Team Titans #1-3, Deathstroke #14-16: Total Chaos Crossover. The Teamers try to kill Donna Troy before she gives birth to Lord Chaos.
New Titans #99: Speedy becomes Arsenal; Nightwing proposes to Starfire.
New Titans #100: Nightwing and Starfire’s wedding is shattered by Evil Raven.
New Titans #0, 114-115: Arsenal takes control of the Titans and forms a new team.
New Titans #126: The Titans have some downtime and deal with personal problems.
New Titans #127-130: “Meltdown” The team reunites with Starfire, Cyborg and Changeling in outer space to purge Raven of evil.

Notable Creative Runs:
Marv Wolfman, Writer: New Teen Titans #1-49, New Titans #50-130
George Pérez, Artist: New Teen Titans #1-5, New Titans #50-61
Jose Garcia-Lopez, Artist: New Teen Titans #7-11
Eduardo Barreto, Artist: New Teen Titans #13-49
Tom Grummett, Artist: New Titans #58-100
Jill Jaaska, Artist: New Titans #100-113
William Rosado, Artist: New Titans #117-130


Series Index: New Teen Titans v2 / New Titans


New Teen Titans (second series) #1
cover date: August 1984

Credits:
“Shadows in the Dark!”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: George Pérez
Inker: George Pérez
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: Todd Klein
Editor: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Engaged in a training exercise against Jericho, the Teen Titans are startled when Raven suddenly appears. Thinking it is part of the game Jericho attempts to possess her, only she vanishes in an explosion which knocks him unconscious. All of the Titans are concerned about Raven’s recent behavior, and but she refuses their aid and announces that she is leaving the team.

That night, a determined Jericho enters her room and possesses her as she sleeps. He finds himself in the horrific dimension that Raven’s father, Trigon, had been banished, encountering her mother, Arella. Trigon is angered at Jericho’s penetration of his realms, and attempts to destroy him. Raven intervenes, allowing Trigon to take her over. Raven’s scream alerts the other Titans, and the rush to her room to find it empty except for her rings and a terrified Jericho in her place.

Notes:
>> Arella returns this issue; last appeared in New Teen Titans #6
>> Trigon returns this issue; last appeared in New Teen Titans #6


New Teen Titans (second series) #2
cover date: October 1984

Credits:
“The Search for Raven”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: George Pérez
Inker: George Pérez
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: Todd Klein
Editor: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: An impenetrable darkness blankets the earth, and an unnatural thunderstorm hits New York and the Titans Tower, all of which are manifestations of the imminent return of Trigon. Lilith rejoins the Titans to help them search for the vanished Raven, but insists that they recruit Wally West, due to his previous involvement with the empath. Lilith then leads the Titans in a seance, using Raven’s rings as a focus. Raven’s image appears, but rejects their help, after which the Titans are mystically transported to Azarath that is in the process of being destroyed.

Despite the efforts of the Teen Titans, Azarath and all of its inhabitants are apparently destroyed. Back in New York, Raven returns to Earth in a terrifying transformed state, with red skin and four eyes like her demonic father, and announces his coming. As the people of New York panic to this announcement the Titans Tower is turned into a solid mass of rock, and a gigantic Trigon appears on top of it.

Notes:
>> Wally West returns this issue


New Teen Titans (second series) #3
cover date: November 1984

Credits:
“Souls as White as Heaven… as Black as Hell”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: George Pérez
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Editor: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Lilith taps the power of Raven’s rings to return herself, the Teen Titans, and Arella to Earth. On arriving, they find that a large section of New York has been taken over by Trigon, and is continuing through the state. The demon himself appears to be asleep atop Titans Tower, while the Titans encounter the transformed Raven in the streets of a hellish version of New York. They attempt to reason with her, only to fight her into a stalemate. Jericho is thrown into shock when he attempts to possess her, while Wally West and the Titans are banished into the realm of their own nightmares.

Each Titan confronts an evil version of himself: Nightwing’s double shows him a murdered Batman whose death the new Robin, Jason Todd, was unable to prevent, and demands that he return to the role of a twelve-year-old sidekick; Cyborg finds himself regards as a monster by Sarah Simms and her students, who look to a normal Victor Stone for protection; Wonder Girl watches as her counterpart uses her Amazon strength to kill her husband, Terry Long; Changeling sees himself as a scavenger feeding on the bodies his deceased loved ones and terrorizing his living friends; Starfire’s duplicate taunts her with an image of her homeworld enslaved by the Gordanians, and claims she can only save the planet by returning to slavery herself; and Wally is witness to his own doppleganger and the transformed Raven making love, after which the evil Kid Flash and invites Wally to take his place. On Earth, Raven, Lilith, and Arella see the Titans as a stone columns of lost souls.

Notes:
>> none


New Teen Titans (second series) #4
cover date: January 1985

Credits:
“–Torment!”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: George Pérez
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: Todd Klein
Editor: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Raven attacks Lilith and Arella, but finds herself unable to destroy them. Each of the Titans trapped in nightmares of their own worst fears is taunted by his or her own evil double until, one by one, they turn on their tormenting duplicates and kill them. The column they made up on Earth is shaken apart, and the Titans reappear as their own dark sides. raven believes they are now Trigon’s slaves, but Lilith tells her that by forcing the heroes to kill, she has instead sealed her own doom. Raven orders the transformed Titans to destroy Lilith, but instead they unite against Raven herself and kill her. With her death, the Titans return to their normal selves and to their own minds, just as Trigon awakes to take vengeance for the death of his Daughter.

Notes:
>> none


New Teen Titans (second series) #5
cover date: February 1985

Credits:
“The Terror of Trigon!”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: George Pérez
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis:
Trigon awakens at full strength, possessing the souls of everyone on Earth except for the Titans and Arella, and has grown to an even larger size, dwarfing the Titans Tower. Wally West launches a hopeless attack on the demon with his super-speed, and the other Titans follow him into battle. With minimal effort, Trigon lifts the former tower into the air, and sends it onto the Titans except Nightwing, who he then dispatches with his staff. Only Lilith and Arella remain, but Lilith senses the Titans are still alive. Starfire had used her star bolts to protect them from the falling tower and now uses them to free them from the rubble. She then locates and revives Nightwing. Despairing, Wally is ready to give up, but the other Titans decide to fight on, even in a seemingly hopeless cause.

As they rush to confront their foe, Lilith tries to rouse Arella to action, but fails until Raven’s mother hears Lilith speaking in the voice of the deceased Azar, the former spiritual leader of the Temple Azarath. As the Titans approach, Trigon begins to open a gateway to his ravaged home universe, intending to recreate it by allowing it to absorb the dimension containing Earth. While the Titans fight a delaying action, Arella and Lilith, who is being controlled by Azar, replace Raven’s rings on her body. Raven’s soul-self, now an angelic pure-white entity that is serving as a conduit for the power of Azar, rises from her still form and grows to envelop Trigon, ultimately destroying him. The form of Raven rises from the battle site, and disappears, while the darkness that had covered the world vanishes and the Earth returns to normal.

Notes:
>> Raven disappears this issue after being cleansed of Trigon’s evil
>> Trigon dies this issue
>> George Pérez leaves the title with this issue


New Teen Titans (second series) #6
cover date: March 1985

Credits:
“Titansmania”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Dan Jurgens
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Although the memories of most ordinary people are hazy in the aftermath of Trigon’s destruction, the people of New York recognize that the Teen Titans have saved the Earth from the demon, and give them a heroes’ reception and a huge parade. Depressed over what has happened to them and Raven, the Titans are in no mood for the festivities, and are a little wary of the publicity. Wally West, meanwhile, has returned to Blue Valley not telling his parents of his involvement.

Following the parade, the Titans make plans to rebuild the Tower, as Arella leaves to search for Raven, and Cyborg visits the recovering Jericho in the hospital. All of the young heroes are haunted by the nightmares induced by Trigon, and finally at Terry Long’s suggestion, they take a second camping trip to the Grand Canyon together to talk things over. Each tells the others of their nightmare experience, and Terry offers his advice to the group as well.

Notes:
>> This issue is guest-pencilled by Dan Jurgens.


New Teen Titans (second series) #7
cover date: April 1985

Credits:
“The Origin of Lilith!”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Jose Luis Garcia Lopez
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: Phil Felix
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Kory, Joe, and Lilith are enjoying themselves at an outdoor art show, when the winged alien returns and carries his beloved Lilith into the sky. When Lilith once more begins to glow and emit her heat powers again, the Titans take the alien and got to Lilith’s apartment in Greenwich Village to talk.

At the same time, the beautiful but merciless owner of Sun Publishing Company reveals herself as the sun goddess Thia, the missing twelfth member of the mythological Titans. As she soars sunward to replenish her powers, she senses that Lilith is close, and goes to her long-lost daughter. Thia invades Lilith’s apartment, announces that she is the precognitive Titan’s mother, and abducts her, despite Starfire’s efforts to prevent her. Starfire summons the other Titans, and Wonder Girl is able to identify Thia from Kory’s description as the wife of Hyperion. Taking the winged man with them, the Titans journey to Paradise Island, from which they hope to enter the realm of the gods to which Thia has probably taken Lilith. Arriving they find the island in ruins and all the amazons gone.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Thia
>> The events of this issue – Lilith’s origin – have been negated by the Crisis on Infinite Earths


New Teen Titans (second series) #7-10 [1985]: After a series of strange manifestations of flames and dreams, Lilith discovers her true origin as the daughter of Thia, renegade member of the legendary Titans (the predecessors of the Olympian gods). At this time she also learned that Thia had murdered Lilith’s father, as she did all of her many mortal lovers, soon after their daughter was conceived. Thia abducts Lilith and the Titans go to rescue her. The Teen Titans encounter a young girl named Kole, a crystal spinner under the thrall of Thia. The Teen Titans are able to free the Amazons from a crystal prison and defeat Thia’s mythological minions. Hyperion (Thia’s husband) attacks Thia, sacrificing himself to destroy her, and the two perish together in flames. The battle ended, Zeus decrees the surviving Titans and Lilith, who is recognized as a demi-goddess, remain in Olympus. Lilith is officially instated as a goddess and remains in Olympus. First appearance of Thia in issue #7. First appearance of Kole in issue #9. First appearance of Children of the Sun in issue #9. Thia and Hyperion die in issue #9. Lilith is proclaimed a goddess and leaves the Titans in issue #10. The events of this issue have been negated by the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

New Teen Titans (second series) #10-11 [1985]: Captain Karras is on his way to Earth in order to bring Princess Koriand’r back home to Tamaran; Jericho and newest Titan member, Kole Weathers, become close friends; Sarah Simms has found a new boyfriend, Gary Sellers, and wants to clear things up between herself and Cyborg; Kole and Jericho discover that Kole’s father has turned her mother into a mutant; The Titans gather to battle Dr. Abel Weathers’ mutants. First Appearance of Karras in issue #10. First Appearance of Gary Sellers, Sarah Simms new boyfriend in issue #10. First appearance of Abel Weathers, Kole’s father in issue #10.

New Teen Titans (second series) #12 [1985]: When Dick Grayson sees the ghost of a young girl in his apartment building, the Titans work to solve the mystery while Mother Mayhem meets with the Winged Man and tells him that he is actually Azrael, the angel that separates life and death; Raven is hiding and healing others somewhere outside Birmingham, Alabama.

New Teen Titans (second series) #13-14 [1985]: Prince Karras’ ship, Xplor’r, is attacked during the Crisis, Cyborg straightens out his relationship with Sarah Simms; Karras arrives, telling Koriand’r that she must return to Tamaran; Nightwing, Jericho and Starfire board the starship bound for Tamaran, and Wonder Girl is left in charge during Nightwing’s absence; Cyborg and Changeling go after a deranged Steve Dayton after he attacks his right-hand man, Vernon Questor; At the Church of Blood in Massachusetts, Azrael is starting to believe in Brother Blood; The rest of the Earthbound Titans rally to stop Mento, but he eludes the heroes.

Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 [1985]: In the final battle of the Crisis, Kid Flash is struck by a blast that cures his disease but reduces his top speed to the speed of sound. Wally West decides to commemorate Barry Allen by becoming the new Flash.

New Teen Titans (second series) #15 [1985]: Komand’r has incited civil war on Tamaran, and King Myand’r tells Starfire that she must marry the Prince of Tamaran’s southern continent in order to stop this mayhem; Arella and several Church of Blood acolytes find Raven at the same time, and mother and daughter are taken captive; Captain Karras reveals that he is the man that Starfire must marry.

Omega Men #34-35 [1986]: Guest starring the New Teen Titans. Crosses over with New Teen Titans (second series) #16 and #17. Starfire’s sister, Komand’r, tries to take advantage of a civil war on Tamaran to wrest control of the planet. She manipulates the Omega Men in a battle with Nightwing and King Myand’r’s supporters. The Omega Men discover her treachery and eventually side with King Myand’r’s supporters and Nightwing.

New Teen Titans (second series) #16 [1986]: Starfire, Nightwing and Jericho mistakenly fight the Omega Men; Starfire and Nightwing argue about her upcoming wedding; Komand’r gathers her forces to take over Tamaran, and captures Nightwing, Jericho and Starfire’s brother, Ryand’r;A distraught Starfire heads toward the capital city of Tamarus for her wedding.

New Teen Titans (second series) #17 [1986]: Ryand’r, Jericho and Nightwing escape from Komand’r and arrive in Tamarus in time to see Starfire and Prince Karras marry; Komand’r attacks right after the wedding, captures Nightwing, Jericho and Karras, and has the Royal Family sent to Okaara; Komand’r attempts to have the Royal Family eliminated and believes she is successful – as Dick Grayson watches the starship bound for Okaara explode.

New Teen Titans (second series) #18 [1986]: After escaping Komand’r yet again, Nightwing, Karras and Jericho travel to Okaara, where Dick tells Starfire to forget that she ever knew him; Nightwing and Jericho return to Earth. Titans’ Tower is now completely rebuilt; Wonder Girl tells Cyborg and Changeling that she cannot help them find Mento because she has to help her husband, teacher Terry Long, write a paper or he will fail to get tenure. Mother Mayhem prepares a confused Azrael for his new role in the Church of Blood. Jericho learns of Kole’s death, then tells Wonder Girl what happened on Tamaran. Wonder Girl goes to see Dick Grayson, who argues with her. Cyborg and Changeling find Mento at the fictitious Caulder Industries and Mento inflicts horrible damage to Cyborg.

New Teen Titans (second series) #19 [1986]: Mento almost kills Cyborg and escapes; Changeling brings Cyborg to S.T.A.R. Labs. Dick Grayson chastises Donna Troy for not knowing that Raven and Arella had been captured by Brother Blood and the two friends have a vicious arguement. While Donna is crying, Terry Long is wondering who is going to help him write his paper. An angry Wonder Girl learns that Dr. Jenet Klyburn and Dr. Sarah Charles will attempt to repair Cyborg. Nightwing infiltrates the Church of Blood in Massachusetts, but because he is not concentrating, he is almost killed by two guards.

On Okaara, Starfire finds she cannot concentrate either, as she trains for her impending attempt to reclaim Tamaran from Komand’r. Later she consummates her marriage to Karras but her thoughts are elsewhere. Once Wonder Girl knows that Cyborg’s surgery is a success, she returns to Titans’ Tower, where she receives a call from CBI agent, King Faraday. Wonder Girl gathers Aqualad, Hank “Hawk” Hall, Jason Todd, Roy “Speedy” Harper and Wally West – now “The Flash” – to respond to Faraday’s call.

New Teen Titans (second series) #20 [1986]: In Switzerland, the villainess Cheshire resurfaces and threatens to disrupt a peace conference between Russia and the United States; She battles Wonder Girl’s “new” Titans – but Wonder Girl’s new group is plagued with internal problems: Hawk is increasingly violent, Aqualad still mourns Aquagirl’s death, Flash tries to live to to Barry Allen’s legacy, Jason Todd is unsure and Speedy is uncharacteristicly quiet. During the conflict, Hawk is out for blood, and Wonder Girl stops him from needlessly killing one of Cheshire’s henchmen. Cheshire comes face to face with Speedy and informs him that he is the father of her child – and now she intends to kill him.

New Teen Titans (second series) #21 [1986]: Cheshire has just informed Roy Harper he is the father of her daughter. Roy claims that he didn’t know about the child; Cheshire fakes an assassination attempt for the Church of Blood, battles the Titans, and escapes with some Church of Blood acolytes, who arrive via helicopter for her. The Cult of Brother Blood leaked an assassination story to Faraday so the United States would send unsanctioned protection, which in turn left the Russian delegates feeling betrayed. The peace conferences were called off, as the Titans are left looking like fools. The Titans’ popularity is now at an all-time low, having been set up by The Cult of Brother Blood.

The Flash comes out of this battle with two bullets in him and feels that he has failed to live up to Barry Allen’s standard. A disguised Dick Grayson gets into the Church of Blood in Zandia and is detected but allowed to find Raven and Arella. Dick Grayson is shocked when he sees Raven’s face. Mother Mayhem announces Resurrection Day is coming for Brother Blood. Terry Long is fired from Manhattan University for not turning his paper in on time. Speedy goes to Hong Kong to find Cheshire and is allowed to hold his daughter, Lian, for the first time.

New Teen Titans (second series) #22 [1986]: Jericho works with his mother at Searchers, Inc. but misses the Titans. Meanwhile, Dick Grayson speaks with Raven and Arella in a prison in Brother Blood’s castle. Raven, now dressed in white, has been brainwashed by the Church of Blood. Dick is captured, tortured, and brainwashed by one of Brother Blood’s Confessors.

Komand’r learns that her family is still alive and orders them to return to Tamaran within 12 hours; Starfire immediately begins her countercoup,bringing war to her own planet. The two sisters each vow to return paradise to Tamaran in their own way.

Mento talks of creating a new version of the Doom Patrol known as the Hybrid. He later tries to kill Changeling by taking control of Cyborg’s body and using it against Changeling. As Mento releases control of Cyborg, he warns them the Hybrid is coming. John Constantine recruits Mento for a mission [Mento’s story continued in Swamp Thing #50].

Swamp Thing #50 [1986]: John Constantine summons a group of super-powered individuals to battle an evil supernatural force. A group of sorcerers channel their energies through Steve Dayton – but the mystic chain proves overwhelming; The combined energies destroy what is left of Steve Dayton’s fragile mind and cripple his body as well.

New Teen Titans (second series) #23 [1986]: On Tamaran, Koriand’r brings her assault to Tamarus, then learns that the Tamaraneans prefer Komand’r’s rule over King Myand’r’s; The two sisters battle until their father intercedes, declaring that Komand’r shall remain ruler of Tamaran; The Council of Elders insists that the Royal Family rule at Komand’r’s side; Starfire realizes that Tamaran is no longer her home, tells Prince Karras that she does not love him, and departs Tamaran for Earth.

New Teen Titans (second series) #24 [1986]: The deranged Mento blames Changeling for the death of the original Doom Patrol and wants him dead. Mento gathers recently deceased people to become his version of the Doom Patrol, called the Hybrid. He creates Gorgon the Terrible, the Horrible Harpi, and Pteradon – who become reluctant soldiers in his cause.

Meanwhile, Changeling sees Jillian Jackson, who has dyed her hair blue. Later, Pteradon attacks the T-Jet and causes into to crash into the river. First appearance of the Hybrid.

New Teen Titans (second series) #25 [1986]: Aqualad saves the Titans from a watery grave after the T-Jet crashes. The Titans capture and interrogate the Hybrid member Pteradon about Steve Dayton. Mento sends two of his other creations, Gorgon the Terrible and the Horrible Harpi, to retrieve Pteradon: they succeed and capture Aqualad, but fail to defeat the Titans, who ask Adeline Wilson and Searchers, Inc. to help them find Mento. Mento creates the newest member of the Hybrid – Behemoth – and vows to destroy the Titans.

New Teen Titans (second series) #26 [1986]: Mother Mayhem uses the media to hype the upcoming resurrection of Brother Blood: Nightwing and Raven are brainwashed and shown anxiously awaiting the rebirth of Brother Blood. The Titans – joined by the Flash – opt to go after Raven and Nightwing, and Mento is angered that they are ignoring him. The Hybrid convinces Mento to let Aqualad live. The Titans, with Starfire and Jason Todd back with the team, head to Zandia to learn at which Church of Blood Nightwing and Raven are being held. Twister – a confused girl that fell victim to Blood’s macabre experiments – volunteers to help the Xandian leader; she agrees to contact the second Brotherhood of Evil to ask them to help battle the Titans. Twister attacks the Titans with her mind warping powers and recruits the Brotherhood of Evil. As the Titans search Blood’s castle, they are attcked by the Brotherhood of Evil! First appearance of Twister. Starfire returns to the team.

New Teen Titans (second series) #27 [1987]: The Titans battle the Brotherhood of Evil and Twister, and Jericho is captured and tortured by the villains. During the battle, Cyborg is injured and taken in by a kind family; Twister later finds Cyborg being helped by her family, who recognized her as Theresa, their daughter. Twister becomes confused when her mother tells her her family loves her, since Blood had convinced Twister that only he loved her. Cyborg escapes and rejoins his fellow Titans.

While Wonder Girl rescues Jericho and Cyborg taps into the Church of Blood’s computer, Monsieur Mallah places the Brain in Brother Blood’s pool in order to renew his life. The Zandian Church of Blood blows up due to Cyborg’s tampering.

New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #2 [1987]: Mother Mayhem tells the Titans the origin of Brother Blood and asks that they not interfere with Blood’s destiny, which is to be killed by his son, whom Mother Mayhem believes she is carrying.

New Teen Titans (second series) #28 [1987]: Bethany Snow announces that Brother Blood’s resurrection will be broadcast on live TV. Azrael is the opening act for Brother Blood’s resurrection. Frances Kane arrives at Titans’ Tower just before the Titans head for the Church of Blood in Washington D.C., where Nightwing and Raven are being held; Robotman and Jason Todd join the Titans for this case – but Frances Kane is frightened and remains behind. Azrael and Raven are used as props, while Mother Mayhem coordinates Blood’s “resurrection” from behind the scenes. The Titans storm Brother Blood’s headquarters and discover Blood’s confessor, who claims to have killed Raven’s mother, Arella. Meanwhile, Brother Blood returns – his resurrection is complete.

New Teen Titans (second series) #29 [1987]: Brother Blood’s resurrection is seen on live TV. His powers are elevated due to his new legions of followers. The Titans discover Arella is clinging to life, and Jason Todd volunteers to guard her, as the Titans attack Brother Blood. Brother Blood, his acolytes and a brainwashed Raven attack the Titans; Raven uses her new emotion powers to twist the Titans’ minds as Brother Blood destroys Robotman’s mechanical body. The Titans are defeated as a brainwashed Nightwing announces his devotion to Brother Blood to the world. Meanwhile, Frances Kane dons her costume and recruits several heroes – Batman, Booster Gold, Dr. Midnight, Skyman, Green Lanterns John Stewart and Katma Tui – to aid her in a rescue attempt.

New Teen Titans (second series) #30 [1987]: Brother Blood channels the emotions of his followers through Raven, as a jealous Mother Mayhem wants Brother Blood dead. Jason Todd is able to reunite Raven with her injured mother, Arella. After curing Arella, Raven begins to break Blood’s brainwashing.

Meanwhile, Superman, Batman, Booster Gold, Dr. Midnight, Skyman, Green Lanterns John Stewart and Katma Tui try to contain Blood’s followers around the world as Frances Kane pleads with them to help the Titans at Blood’s castle. Frances is able to reunite with the Titans as they attack Blood. Brother Blood holds off the Titans and summons Raven to kill them once and for all.

New Teen Titans (second series) #31 [1987]: The Titans plead with Raven to break her brainwashing at the hands of Brother Blood. Meanwhile, Mother Mayhem secretly tampers with Blood’s technology that channels emotions he siphons as a power source. Raven returns to normal and attacks Brother Blood with all her might. Azrael saves Brother Blood from certain death and flies him to a safety. Blood’s Church is exposed, along with Bethany Snow and his followers.

Wally West and Frances Kane leave the Tower to start a new life [leading into Flash (second series) #1]. Jason Todd goes back to Gotham City. Changeling vows to find Mento. Starfire wants everything between Dick and herself to be the same as it was before her marriage to Prince Karras, but Dick does not think this is possible.

At a monestary in Virginia, Azrael has brought the shattered Blood to a group of monks, where the would-be conqueror now lives an inoffensive life, seemingly unaware of his past actions. Brother Blood is finally defeated. Azrael finds a new calling as Blood’s ‘caretaker.’

New Teen Titans (second series) #32 [1987]: Starfire moves into her own apartment and Raven ponders her future. Meanwhile, Changeling has gone in search of Mento. The Titans, except Changeling, later enjoy a murder-mystery vacation that turns deadly – a real dead body is found. The Titans investigate to discover the truth: the hotel manager’s son had stolen a cadeaver from a local medical school, staging a fake murder as a way to gain publicity for the hotel. Elsewhere, Zandian terrorists plot to hold New York hostage.


New Teen Titans (second series) #33
cover date: July 1987

Credits:
Guest Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Erik Larsen and Romeo Tangal
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Cover Art: Joe Orlando and Mike DeCarlo

Synopsis: Changeling reports back to the Titans on his search for Mento. The Titans are later needed to stop a series of terrorist acts from a group of Zandian rebels who want America to help free Zandia. The conflict escalates as their leader becomes desperate and threatens to complete a Kamikaze drive with a car full of explosives. Nightwing is able to reason with the terrorist leader, as she breaks down and surrenders.

Notes:
>> none


New Teen Titans (second series) #34
cover date: August 1987

Credits:
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: When Nightwing stops a gun-toting husband from shooting his wife, he realizes how much he loves Starfire; The Titans battle the Hybrid, and, when it looks as if the Titans have been defeated, Mento arrives to gloat, but Raven breaks Mento’s control over the Hybrid. Raven, with the Titans and the Hybrid behind her, cleanse Steve Dayton’s mind of its helmet-induced insanity. Nightwing and Starfire make up and resume their relationship.

Notes:
>> The events of Blue Beetle #11-12 take place in the middle of this issue – between pages 12 and 13.
>> Blue Beetle #11-12 [1987]: Mento is recruiting his Hybrid team and finds Curt Calhoun, an employee of Ted Kord’s company. As the Titans face off against Mento’s Hybrid team, Blue Beetle joins the fray. Curt Calhoun is revealed as Prometheus, the newest Hybrid recruit.


New Teen Titans (second series) #35
cover date: September 1987

Credits:
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Pat Broderick
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Pat Broderick

Synopsis: Raven shows Vic Stone and Joe Wilson her new apartment overlooking Broadway. Meanwhile, a man named Arthur learns he has the power to make thoughts into a personal sensory reality inside a person’s head – in effect, making dreams come true. His wife, Elelyn, prompts him to exploit the power for their own benefit. After displaying his powers at South Street Seaport, he is sensed by Raven. Suddenly, Arthur’s powers spin out of control until he is finally contained by Raven. Now powerless, Arthur is comforted by his wife, who regrets her earlier selfish behavior.

Notes:
>> The Titans discuss their funding at a team meeting; each Titan contributes a monetary amount, except Raven, who is exempt; Vic has money from his father’s patents, Gar from Dayton’s fortune, Kory from modeling, Donna from photography and Dick from Wayne Enterprises.


New Teen Titans (second series) #36
cover date: October 1987

Credits:
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: The Titans encounter the Wildebeest for the first time; A series of Wildebeest robots commit petty thefts, as the ‘real’ Wildebeest controls them from remote. Starfire loses her temper and fires a starbolt at a Wildebeest, unaware there was a man inside. The Titans are arrested for murder, as the Wildebeest gloats over his victory at framing the Titans. Meanwhile, Raven thinks that she is in love with Dick Grayson.

Notes:
>> First appearance of the The Wildebeest.


New Teen Titans (second series) #37
cover date: November 1987

Credits:
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: The Titans are released on bail except for Starfire, who is being held for the murder of the man in the Wildebeest suit. Nightwing and Raven investigate and discover the man in the Wildebeest suit was a scientist named Jonathan Surrey, who developed remote-control exo-suits. Further investigation proved the radiation that killed Surrey was much higher than anything generated by Starfire’s starbolts.

As Nightwing and Raven investigate, Raven unwittingly uses her emotion powers and shares a kiss with Nightwing, who she believes loves her. Nightwing then tangles with the Wildebeest, who later escapes. There is enough evidence to clear Starfire, but all leads to the identity of the Wildebeest prove to be dead ends. The Wildebeest vows to exact revenge on the Titans.

Notes:
>> none


New Teen Titans (second series) #38
cover date: December 1987

Credits:
Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Guest Scripters: Roy and Dann Thomas
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto and Mike Gustovich

Synopsis: Members of Infinity Inc. visit Titans Tower as a spacecraft crashes in the East River. The spacecraft contains the villainous Ultra-Humanite, who had been propelled into deep space. The Ultra-Humanite begins to harness extraterrestrial energy clusters and threatens New York City. The Titans and Infinitors vow to stop him. Meanwhile, Raven finds herself attracted to Infinity, Inc. member Todd “Obsidian” Rice.

Infinity Inc. #45 [1987]: The Titans and Infinity Inc. try to stop the extraterrestrial energy clusters from disinegrating New York City, as Raven and Obsidian analyze a fragment of the creature. The heroes try to contain the creature with an electrical field and sludge from the East River – but neither is effective. Raven eventually deduces that the answer lies with the Ultra-Humanite. Raven and Obsidian use their shadow forms to locate Ultra-Humanite in the center of the growing energy creature. Raven learns that the Ultra-Humanite is not controlling the creature, but the creature is drawing from his intellect; Once that connection is severed, the energy creature wanders off. The Titans and Infinitors later gather by the pool, where Jade rebuffs Gar’s advances and Raven withdraws from Obsidian.

Notes:
>> This story is continued in Infinity Inc. #45 [1987].
>> The covers to New Teen Titans #38 and Infinity Inc. #45 form one large image.
>> Nightwing does not appear in this story.


New Teen Titans (second series) #39
cover date: January 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis:
Kory and Dick are concerned for Raven, who is convinced she and Dick Grayson are in love; Kory agrees to address the situation. Kory and Raven teleport to tropical Tahiti, where Kory convinces Raven that the empath does not love Dick Grayson in the manner that she thinks she does; Raven is at first embarassed, but the incident deepens the friendship between the two women.

Upon returning to New York, Raven attends an impromptu party thrown by Vic Stone. Later, after thwarting an art robbery, Adeline Kane invites her son Joseph to join her full time at her company, Searchers Inc. Elsewhere, Dick moves in with Koriand’r and is happy to learn that Koriand’r and Prince Karras did not take traditional Tamaranean wedding vows.

Notes:
>> This issue occurs just before the events in New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #3[1987], where The Titans meet Danny Chase and he joins the group.
>> New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #3[1987]: The elegant mercenary Godiva makes her debut, capturing Central Bureau of Investigation agents, John and Cherie Chase; Their son, Danny, brings the Titans to Switzerland to rescue his parents and joins the Titans thereafter. First appearance of Danny Chase and Godiva.


New Teen Titans (second series) #40
cover date: February 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: For Danny Chase’s first official case, the Titans find themselves up against the Silver Fog, the Gentlemen Ghost and I.Q. – three criminals whom the Titans believe are acting together. The Titans set a trap to ensnare the thieves, where they learn the ghost-themed robberies were coincidence; Upon meeting, Silver Fog, the Gentlemen Ghost and I.Q. fight for possession of a rare diamond chalice. The Titans intervene and capture I.Q., but Silver Fog and the Gentlemen Ghost escape.

Notes:
>> This issue occurs after the events in New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #3[1987], where The Titans meet Danny Chase and he joins the group.
>> During this mission, Jericho and Starfire’s eyes meet, and Raven senses a torrent of emotions; This plot point is never touched upon again.
>> The Silver Fog is a character created by Harlan Elison during Marv Wolfman’s writing tenure on Dial H for HERO for Adventure Comics.


New Teen Titans (second series) #41
cover date: March 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis:
Wildebeest attacks S.T.A.R. Labs, defeats its superpowered security team, Thunder and Lightning, and captures a very pregnant Mother Mayhem, who is soon to give birth to Brother Blood’s heir. Elsewhere, Dr. Sarah Charles is offered a job as the head of S.T.A.R. Labs’ West Coast medical facilities, which could jeopordize her relationship with Vic Stone. Joe Wilson is teaching sign language at Sarah Simms’ school, when she tells him that Gary Sellers left her; Joe asks Sarah Simms on a dinner date but she declines – only for the time being.

Later, in the T-Jet, the Titans chase but lose Wildebeest, who has broken the Puppeteer, the Disruptor, Gizmo and Trident out of Ryker’s Island Prison; Wildebeest reveals one of his identities to Mother Mayhem: he had been posing as her doctor, Dr. Ellis.

Notes:
>> The Puppeteer last encountered the Titans in New Teen Titans #9 [1981].
>> The Disruptor last encountered the Titans in New Teen Titans #20 [1982]; Appears next in Titans Secret Files #1 [1999].
>> Trident last encountered the Titans in New Teen Titans #33 [1983].
>> Gizmo last encountered the Titans in New Teen Titans #39 [1984].
>> Joe Wilson asks Sarah Simms on a date; This seemed to hint at a future storyline/relationship, but was never followed up.


New Teen Titans (second series) #42
cover date: April 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: The Titans battle Disruptor,Trident and Gizmo, who are committing robberies as a distraction to The Wildebeest’s true objective. Disruptor and Trident elude capture, but Changeling takes Gizmo back to the Titans Tower for questioning. The Titans later defeat Trident and Disruptor. Gizmo has a change of heart and exposes Dr. Ellis as The Wildebeest; He later tells the Titans the location of Wildebeest’s hideout. The Titans battle Dr. Ellis, but he escapes; He reveals to Mother Mayhem that he never wanted her unborn child – it was just part of his ruse to gain more information on the Titans. The Titans bring Mother Mayhem to the hospital where she gives birth to a girl, thus ending the curse of Brother Blood.

Notes:
>> The Puppeteer does not appear in this issue, although he was broken out of prison the previous issue; Disruptor,Trident and Gizmo believe The Wildebeest may have killed him; The final fate of Puppeteer is unrevealed.
>> Gizmo does indeed reform; He is next seen in New Titans #116 where he is working for S.T.A.R. Labs.


New Teen Titans (second series) #43
cover date: May 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Curt Swan
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: George Pérez

Amazing Heroes Preview: Curt Swan guest-draws issue #43’s battle between Raven and Phobia of the New Brotherhood of Evil. Phobia partly caused Ravens metamorphosis into Trigon’s plaything many issues ago, and its finally time for a showdown, and a chance for Raven to get even. When two emphatic psychics get together, get ready for a hallucinatory overload!

Synopsis: The Titans visit Mother Mayhem and her newborn daughter, Jessica in the hospital; She thanks them for saving her and her child. All the Titans except Raven have vacation plans. As she prepares for some solace, Phobia induces a fatal heart attack in a man vying to be a United Nations Ambassador.

Raven investigates his death as Phobia recieves orders from The Brain to eliminate the remaining candidates, leaving only his candidate to take the available seat. Phobia is successful in eliminating the second candidate, as Raven arrives too late to save him. Phobia confronts the last candidate only to discover it is her estranged father, Lord Hawkins. Phobia breaks down when Lord Hawkins fails to flee – and is forced to confront a lifetime of regrets. Lord Hawkins reaches out to his daughter and Raven leaves them to sort out their relationship. She returns to Titans Tower and closes the file on Phobia.

Notes:
>> Although Phobia seemingly reforms, when she appears next she has returned to her villainous ways.


New Teen Titans (second series) #44
cover date: June 1988

Credits:
Guest Writer: R. J. M. L’Officier
Plot Consultant and Dialogue Assist: Marv Wolfman
Guest Artist: Mike Collins
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Mike Collins and Dick Giordano

Synopsis: Danny Chase’s parents invite the Titans to visit Danny’s grandfather, Franklin Chase, who is a spy as well. King Faraday arrives and is charged with safeguarding a British spy code named Cuckoo. Meanwhile, Godiva is hired by Dr. Cornelius to assassinate Cuckoo and retrive some intel he possesses. Godiva arrives at the base and captures the Titans. Danny and his grandfather save the Titans at the last minute, but Godiva assassinates Cuckoo. Although she believes she has taken a recording of Cuckoo’s intel it was actually stolen back by Danny Chase. Danny bids farewell to his grandfather, and the Titans take some solace in preventing the intel from falling in the wrong hands.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Danny Chase’s grandfather, Franklin Chase.


New Teen Titans (second series) #45
cover date: July 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: Chris [Dial H for HERO] King is being chased by an insane and vengeful Vicki [Dial H for HERO] Grant, his former girlfriend. As Vicki shifts into various murdering forms, Chris King narrowly escapes with his life, through the assistance of the Teen Titans. Chris King later recovers at teh Titans Tower, where he relates his history with the H Dial; After months of adventures – and romance – with Vicki Grant, the two teens grew apart when Chris King went to college. Vicki mysteriously reentered his life bent on revenge.

Elsewhere, Sarah Charles tries to convince Vic Stone to continue their relationship, despite her impending move to the West Coast. Meanwhile, Vicki Grant succombs to the dial again and hunts Chris King to Titans Tower. Vicki trounces the Teen Titans and kidnaps Chris King, revealing the identity of her masters: The Children of the Sun!

Notes:
>> First appearance of The Children of the Sun [Post-Crisis]
>> First appearance of Chris King in Titans series


New Teen Titans (second series) #46
cover date: August 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: The Titans recover from injuries inflicted by Vicki Grant; Danny Chase is initially tramatized by his injuries, but Nightwing calms him down. Elsewhere, Vicki Grant taunts a kidnapped Chris King, relating the recent changes she’s been through: After she split with Chris, Vicki fell in with a bad crowd and later encountered the Children of the Sun, who sought to exploit her powers for their own gain.

Unknown to Vicki, Jericho was hiding in Chris King’s body – allowing the Titans to track them down. The Titans were able to abduct Vicki and attempt to cure her at S.T.A.R. Labs. Vicki transformed once again and escapes the confines of S.T.A.R. Labs. Chris King vows to find Vicki and cure her.

Notes:
>> The Children of the Sun next appear in New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #4 [1988]: The Children of the Sun attack the Titans in their dreams through a mysterious man known as Muse.
>> Chris King nexts appears in a Titans series in Hawk & Dove Annual (second series) # 1 [1990], where Titans West reunites briefly; Appears next in New Titans #83-84 [1991] as a captive of the Wildebeests
>> Vicki’s story is continued in Superboy & the Ravers #13 [1995]: Ex-Dial-H-Hero Vicki Grant encountered Hero Cruz. She first savagely attacked Hero Cruz, but was then reunited with her dial. She dialed and was able to change back into normal Vicki Grant.


New Teen Titans (second series) #47
cover date: September 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Kelly Jones & Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Ken Steacy

Synopsis: With the rest of the Titans at the movies, Danny Chase calls up their individual origin stories. When the Titans return, the Titans Tower computer experiences massive feedback. When everything stabilizes, Nightwing discovers a calling card from the Wildebeest, thanking them for all their secrets. Shortly later, Donna Troy laments the fact that her early years remain a mystery – even to herself.

Notes:
>> This issue contains a pin-up page by George Pérez featuring the pre-Crisis East and West teams.
>> Donna Troy’s Post-Crisis origin is eventually retold in New Titans #50-54.


New Teen Titans (second series) #48
cover date: October 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: Soviet assassins Hammer and Sickle track Red Star to the United States to kill him. Meanwhile, the Titans observe Sarah Charles as she examines Eric Forrester for meta-human abilities at S.T.A.R. Labs’ San Francisco branch; Eric makes himself known to the female members of the team. The Titans’ old friend, Red Star, arrives at S.T.A.R. Labs for what he believes to be an exchange of information between the Soviet and American Governments. Hammer and Sickle invade S.T.A.R. Labs to retrieve him. The Titans battle Hammer and Sickle, and they depart with Red Star and Starfire as a hostage. Cyborg, however, is able to hijack a ride on the back of their escape van. Hammer muses to himself about the true mission: Kill Red Star to prevent any attempts of Glasnost.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Eric Forrester; Appears next in New Titans #66-67 [1990].
>> First appearance of Hammer [Boris] and Sickle [Tasha].
>> Red Star last appeared in a Titans series in New Teen Titans (first series) #18 [1982]; appears next in New Titans #77 [1991].


New Teen Titans (second series) #49
cover date: November 1988

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Inker: Romeo Tangal
Cover Art: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis: People’s Heroes’ members Hammer and Sickle attempt to terminate Red Star, but the Titans intercede, and Red Star gains political asylum in the United States.

Notes:
>> Last issue with Eduardo Barreto as artist.


New Titans #50-55 [1989]: “Who Is Wonder Girl?” the post-Crisis origin of Donna Troy. The Titans of Myth return to Earth to collect Wonder Girl so that she might help the gods defeat Sparta, a renegade Titan. Wonder Girl learns that she was raised by the Titans of Myth, is given new powers, and takes on the code name Troia. After this adventure, the team drops the “teen” part of their name and refer to themselves as “the New Titans.” Danny Chase is asked to leave the Titans by Nightwing, who will not take responsibility for someone so young on the team. First appearance of Donna as Troia in issue #55. Danny Chase fired as a Titan in issue #55.


Secret Origins Annual #3
cover date: 1989

Credits:
“Pieces of the Puzzle”
Writer: George Pérez
Art: Tom Grummet & George Pérez (1-3, 63-66)
Grant Miehm & Anthony Vanbruggen (4,5,20,21,42,52,57-62)
Irv Novick & Ty Templeton (6-11)
Michael Bair (12-14,25,33,50,51,53,54)
Trevor Von Eden (15-19,22-24)
Dave Cockrum & Larry Mahlstedt (26-32)
Kevin Maquire & Karl Kesel (34-37)
Mark Bright & Akin, Garvey (38-41)
Colleen Doran & Romeo Tanghal (43-49)
Dick Giordano (55-56)
Editor: Mark Waid
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis:
After a date with Kory, Dick Grayson suffers an extended nightmare hosted by a mysterious figure in a cloak. As Dick relives his career as a Titan, the cloaked figure tries to weaken his spirit and portray the Teen Titans as failures, through their inception to the present day. Mal Duncan and Lilith Clay break into Dick’s dream and reveal the truth: The cloaked figure is actually the Gargoyle, an old adversary from the Titans’ early days.

It is revealed that the Gargoyle is actually a transformed Mr. Twister, the very first foe that was beaten by the combined might of Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad. Years ago, the negative-energy-feeding Antithesis pulled Mr. Twister into limbo and transformed him into the Gargoyle, a hideous beast with strange powers. Since then, Gargoyle has worked as a pawn of Antithesis, trying to vex the Teen Titans, or help his master escape limbo. Gargoyle also corrupted Mal Duncan’s computer-programed “Gabriel’s Horn”, so that each time Mal used it, the fabric of limbo would be slightly torn. The cumulative effect would break the barrier between limbo and earth and free Gargoyle and Antithesis.

Once the Titans discover this, Mal destroys his Gabriel Horn, thwarting the evil pair. Again among friends, Dick Grayson proposes a toast to the Titans.

Notes:
>> This issue includes Who’s Who entries for Flamebird, Golden Eagle, Bumblebee, The Herald, Antithesis, and Gargoyle – all by George Pérez.
>> This issue reveals the revised history of the Teen Titans, after the reality-altering events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
>> First appearance of Bette Kane as Flamebird (formerly Bat-Girl in old Pre-Crisis continuity).This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> First appearance of Mal Duncan as Herald (formerly Guardian, then Hornblower, in old Pre-Crisis continuity).This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> Lilith’s origin as the daughter of Thia (New Teen Titans (second series) #7-10) no longer valid; theTitans of Myth role in Donna Troy’s past, as revealed in New Titans #50-55, effectively negated Thia as Lilith’s mother; Lilith once again is a woman with an unknown past. This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> It is revealed Lilith dated Dove during the original organization of Titans West. This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> First appearance Golden Eagle in revised costume. Golden Eagle’s new armor retroactively replaces by old costume in future stories and flashbacks.
>> Gnarrk’s history with the Titans has also been altered; See New Titans #56 for Gnarrk’s revised history.
>> Mr. Jupiter does not appear in this revised history. He is later reintegrated into Titans continuity with Teen Titans (second series) #1 in 1996, where it is established that he did indeed fund the team.
>> Duela Dent (Joker’s Daughter) does not appear in this revised history. She is later reintegrated into Titans continuity with JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative #2 in 1999, where she begins to claim that she is the daughter of various super-criminals.
>> Gargoyle and Mr. Twister revealed as the same entity in this story.
>> This Annual includes a 2-page text article detailing the published history of the Teen Titans, by Mark Waid.
>> This story takes place shortly after New Titans #55.


New Titans #56 [1989]: Mal Duncan and Karen Beecher recall an old Titans case from the past. Based on psychic flashes from Lilith, the Teen Titans travel to Southeast Asia, where they eventually find Gnarrk, still encased in ice. He was psychically calling out to Lilith – who responded. Although Lilith was dating Don Hall (Dove) at the time, she nonetheless found herself attracted to the gentle soul. The Titans brought Gnarrk back to S.T.A.R. Labs. It was established that Gnarrk was dying; the S.T.A.R. scientists wanted to dissect him, but the Titans prevented them from doing so until he died. Lilith used her powers to establish a mental rapport with Gnarrk before he died. First appearance of Gnarrk post-Crisis.

New Titans #57-59 [1989]: Not long after Dick Grayson moves out of Starfire’s apartment, Cyborg, whose internal circuitry has been tampered with, is captured by Wildebeest; Nightwing temporarily leaves the Titans to help an emotionally driven Batman; Bumblebee aids the Titans on the case. The Titans are individually attacked by Cyborg, who is dressed in a Wildebeest Exosuit; Once Cyborg is returned to normal and Wildebeest is dealt with, Nightwing puts Cyborg in charge of the Titans and takes a leave of absence in order to straighten things out between himself and Batman.


New Titans Annual #6
cover date: 1990

Credits:
“Starfire’s World”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Paris Cullins (chapter 1), Curt Swan (chapter 2), Tom Grindberg (chapter 3)
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson, Mike Carlin
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis:
Karras’ sister Xyannis and her lover Zorgan are shown as wanton criminals. A flashback reveals the tragic past of Xyannis: At the time that Koriand’r was taken into slavery by the Citadel, Tharras and Salja were also supposed to send their eldest daughter, Xyannis. However, King Tharras refused to comply with the order, and instead told the Citadelians that Xyannis had died during the attack by the Citadel on Tamaran. Instead, he put her in stasis and sent her into space so she could escape slavery. Everyone thought she had died, including her brother, Karras. As fate would have it, Xyannis nonetheless was found and put into slavery. In fact, she was bought and sold 17 times. Then, she came upon a new master, Zorgan, who had observed her powers of flight. He then set out to successfully win her in a gambling match from her current owner. Using his knowledge and her powers, they set out on a crime spree. Back in the present, Xyannis Zorgan flee the authorities and travel to Tamaran, where they claim innocence and manipulate the Tamaraneans into doing their fighting for them. Arriving on Tamaran, Xyannis is reunited with her brother, Karras, who is acting as advisor to Queen Komand’r.

Back on earth, The Titans battle the Society of Sin (formerly the Brotherhood of Evil), with their new member, Trinity. Following that, Queen Komand’r. summons her sister, Starfire to return to Tamaran to aid them. The Titans oblige and Starfire is reunited with her family and estranged husband, Karras.

The Titans and Tamaraneans are able to defeat the posse sent to bring in Xyannis and Zorgan. But Karras deduces the truth and learns they had all been played for fools. The Titans and Karras track down Xyannis and Zorgan to their planet. They had already enacted the second phase of their plan: they planted bombs all over the planet and threatened to detonate them unless they were given absolute power as leaders of the world. Karras fights his sister, but refuses to kill her. Her lover Zorgan kills her as she is about to reveal the locations of the remaining bombs. In a heated confrontation, both Karras and Zorgan are mortally wounded. Raven is able to use her powers to divine the locations of the remaining bombs before Zorgan dies. As Karras lay dying, he bids a tearful good-bye to Starfire and his love, Taryia. Later, Taryia reveals that she is pregnant with Karras’s child and that his bloodline would continue.

Notes:
>> Death of Karras, Starfire husband.
>> First appearances of Karras’ sister, Xyannis and her lover, Zorgan; both die in this story.
>> First appearance of Trinity.
>> The Brotherhood of Evil has changed their name to the Society of Sin.
>> Starfire married Karras in New Teen Titans (second series) #15-23, where she was forced into a marriage-of-state to keep peace in Tamaran.


New Titans #60-61, Batman #440-442 [1989]: “A Lonely Place of Dying” Speedy rejoins the group at Nightwing’s request; Timothy Drake helps Batman and Nightwing defeat Two-Face, and Batman soon agrees to let Timothy become the new Robin. First appearance and origin of Tim Drake Robin.

Hawk & Dove Annual (second series) # 1 [1990]: featured a brief reunion of Titans West. A mysterious note to Dawn Granger leads to Hawk and Dove teaming up with the old Titans West crew, with Hawk, Dove, Flamebird, Bumblebee, Mal, Golden Eagle and Chris “Dial H” King forming a rag-tag Titans West team. Flamebird suggested reforming the team, but no one was interested.

New Titans #62-65 [1990]: Deathstroke comes out of retirement to help the New Titans defeat lycanthropic creatures, one of which has taken over Raven.

New Titans #66-67 [1990]: Eric Forrester romantically pursues Raven. Raven has just begun exploring her emotions, now free from Trigon’s evil influence. Shortly afterward, Raven agrees to a more physical relationship with Eric. Before their relationship could be consummated, Jericho intervenes, and prevents Forrester from absorbing Raven’s soul-self, which he needed to sustain his humanity. This also ultimately destroys Eric Forrester as well. Raven makes amends with her mother, Arella, who started a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

New Titans #68-69 [1990]: The Royal Flush Gang meets the Joker, who gives them a few items to enhance their crimes. Danny Chase infiltrates the Gang, operating on his own. He is found out, and eventually needs the Titans to defeat the Gang. The Royal Flush Gang learn they were duped, and the man they thought was the Joker was an impostor.

New Titans #70 [1990]: Deathstroke saves the life of a government official, one of who trying to create peace with his government and a faction of rebels. This issue served as a ‘primer’ for Deathstroke’s solo series.


New Titans #71
Cover date: November 1990

Credits:
“Beginning… Endings… And (we promise) NEW Beginnings!”
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: As the third anniversary party of the New Teen Titans team approaches, Dick Grayson reflects on the personal growth of each Titans member. Unable to attend the party, Donna Troy and Terry Long head for Greece. As Dick recalls each of their histories, The Wildebeests hunt the Titans one by one. Starfire, Cyborg, Changeling, Jericho and Raven are each ambushed by Wildebeest. When Nightwing arrives for their party, he is alarmed when none of his teammates attend. Then, he is also ambushed by Wildebeest while on the phone with Steve Dayton. Sensing danger, Steve Dayton calls on Deathstroke to help find the missing Titans.

Notes:
>> First issue of the “Titans Hunt” storyline; Concludes in New Titans #84.
>> Troia appears next in Wonder Woman (second series) #47-48: Donna’s dreams lead her to Greece – where she meets Wonder Woman at last. But a more immediate concern is Circe’s magics, which are transforming people into were-beasts. This is the first time Donna Troy and Wonder Woman meet ‘face-to-face’ after the continuity-altering events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
>> The Wildebeest is still believed to be a single individual this issue.
>> Nightwing assumes the identity of a Wildebeest agent this issue, although he appears to be captured.
>> Jericho has secretly taken control of the Wildebeest Society prior to the events of this issue.


New Titans #72
Cover date: January 1991

Credits:
“Death of a Hero”
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Golden Eagle and Aqualad respond to a summons from Deathstroke to help track down the captured Titans. After they meet up on the coast of Long Island, they are both brutally attacked by a Wildebeest Agent. The Wildebeest takes out Aqualad and leaves Golden Eagle for dead. Meanwhile, Deathstroke and Steve Dayton investigate the Titans’ disappearance and encounter a Wildebeest. Later, at Titans Tower, a Wildebeest uses the Titans’ database to learn the location of Arella, Raven’s mother. Deathstroke and Dayton learn of Golden Eagle’s death and head to Rocky Point, where they find Aqualad barely clinging to life.

Notes:

>> Golden Eagle seemingly dies this issue; He later resurfaces very much alive in Hawkman #37-38 in 2005. In Hawkman #45, Charley reveals his father, Fel Andar, saved him from certain death at the hands of the Wildebeests.
>> Aqualad goes into a coma this issue; awakens in New Titans #87.


New Titans #73
Cover date: February 1991

Credits:
“Paradise Lost”
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Aqualad’s condition is stabilized, saving his life for the time being. Deathstroke and Dayton locate Arella, whose ranch in Wyoming has been devastated by Wildebeest. A traumatized Arella details the attacker as a lion-shaped shadowed creature that killed all of the ranch’s residents except herself.

Meanwhile, two Wildebeest agents are assigned to capture Danny Chase in Washington DC.  A mysterious cat-creature, Pantha, lurks in the shadows, spying on Wildebeest agents. At a shopping mall, Danny Chase is ambushed by Wildebeests, seemingly killing the teen telekenetic, just as Deathstroke, Dayton and Arella arrive. The carnage is interrupted by a mysterious floating entity that announces itself as the Phantasm. Deathstroke, Dayton and Arella retreat to Titans Tower to plan their next move while the two Wildebeests arrive at their headquarters, which is filled with Wildebeest agents.

Notes:

>> Danny Chase seemingly dies this issue, but secretly becomes the Phantasm.
>> First appearance of Phantasm, later revealed as Danny Chase in disguise.
>> First appearance of Pantha.
>> Wildebeest Society is revealed this issue.


New Titans #74
Cover date: March 1991

Credits:
“When Pantha Strikes”
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Two Wildebeest agents assigned to capture Danny Chase are reprimanded for their failure. One of those agents is later revealed as Nightwing in disguise, having posed as a Wildebeest since his supposed capture. The Wildebeests discover experiment X-24 (Pantha) has escaped. The Wildebeests hunt Pantha, who also encounters  Deathstroke, Dayton, and Arella. Phantasm follows Pantha and invites her to join his hunt against the Wildebeests.

Notes:
>> It is revealed this issue that Nightwing was not captured in New Titans #71, and has been posing as a Wildebeest since then.
>> First full appearance of Pantha.


New Titans #75
Cover date: April 1991

Credits:
“Countdown to Doomsday”
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Nightwing is brought before Wildebeest Society, and the captured Titans are shown to him. Deathstroke trails Pantha and Phantasm – and manages to gain access inside the Wildebeest headquarters. Once inside, Deathstroke  is shocked to discover the leader of the Wildebeest is his own son, Jericho. Mysteriously, the once-mute hero can also speak.

Arella, Dayton, Pantha and Phantasm break into the Wildebeest complex, where Pantha destroys one of their labs. Eventually, everyone reconvenes to witness Jericho launch rockets he claims contain individual Titan members. Nightwing watches helplessly as a rocket containing one of the Titans explodes over Russia.

Notes:
>> Jericho revealed as Wildebeest leader this issue.
>> Included in the captured Titans are Starfire, Changeling, Cyborg, Raven, Bumblebee, Herald, Frances Kane (Magenta), and Chris King.


New Titans #76
Cover date: June 1991

Credits:
“Tower of the Damned”
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Nightwing and company reel from the possibility of another dead Titan as Jericho mysteriously manifests a lion-shaped soul self and escapes. A distraught Deathstroke pleads with his son, to no avail. Nightwing, Pantha, Arella, and Deathstroke reconnoiter at Titans Tower to determine the exact location of the exploding rocket in Russia. Meanwhile, Red Star salvages the wreckage of the rocket in Russia.

Tensions flare as Pantha’s outbursts force the Titans to shackle her. Just then, Titans Tower is assaulted by Wildebeest agents as Phantasm arrives. The team barely escapes in the T-Jet as Titans Tower is completely engulfed in an explosion.

Notes:

>> Last appearance of Titans Tower I; Destroyed this issue.
>> Red Star appears with a new costume this issue; Last encountered the Titans in New Teen Titans (second series) #48-49.


New Titans #77
Cover date: July 1991

Credits:
“Red Star Rising”
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: In Russia, Red Star salvages the crashed rocket ship and recognizes its contents. In New York, Nightwing and company use the T-Jet to head towards Russia to retrieve their missing-in-action teammate. Red Star’s surrogate father, Dr. Pytor Raskov, works to save the life of the person within the rocket ship. Nightwing, Deathstroke, Dayton, Pantha, Phantasm and Arella arrive at the Science City Complex, where they meet with Raskov and Red Star. The group is horrified to discover Vic Stone has been rebuilt by Russian scientists as a brain-dead robotic stormtrooper. Claiming Cyborg in the name of Russia, Raskov orders Vic to attack the Titans.

Notes:

>> First appearance of Cyborg in new battle armor.
>> First mention of Councilwoman Elizabeth Alderman.


New Titans #78
Cover date: August 1991

Credits:
“Mind Over Machine”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett, Steve Montano
Inker: Al Vey, Bob Lewis
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: At the Wildebeest Lair, Jericho is anxious for the “transference process” to begin as he senses Donna Troy has returned from her trip to Greece. Donna Troy returns to New York to find the destroyed Titans Tower. Captain Hall informs Donna that Councilwoman Elizabeth Alderman wants the Titans to pay for all the property damage that has been caused.

In Russia, Dr. Pytor Raskov orders Cyborg to attack the Titans. With Red Star’s urging, the kind-hearted scientist relents, allowing The Titans to take Cyborg to the United States. Red Star elects to join them to protect Russia’s interests. Upon arriving in New York, Nightwing downloads Troia on what has happened, as Nightwing and his new allies are attacked by Wildebeests. Meanwhile, Troia disappears in a bright flash of light. A captured Nightwing is brought before Jericho, who holds the kidnapped Titans in a large machine, saying that the transference will begin.

Notes:
>> Donna Troy believes she may have the flu; This is actually morning sickness, as she is pregnant with Robert Long, the child the Team Titans fear as Lord Chaos in the future.
>> Troia returns to the Titans this issue after aiding Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman (second series) #47-48.
>> Troia’s mysterious disappearance ties into the War of the Gods (mini-series) #1-4, also published this month.


New Titans #79
Cover date: September 1991

Credits:
“Prelude…”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett, Paris Cullins, Curt Swan
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Donna Troy fades away with a mysterious figure as Deathstroke and the Titans’ allies recover from the Wildebeest attack. Deathstroke, Dayton, Pantha, Phantasm and Arella plan their next move. In police headquarters, Councilwoman Elizabeth Alderman begins her crusade against the Titans as a platform in her bid for mayor. Captain Hall tries to champion the Titans as heroes for saving the city. At S.T.A.R. Labs, Aqualad’s condition worsens.

Meanwhile, a mysterious group of teenagers try to track down Donna Troy. Later reconvening at the Statue of Liberty, the four mysterious teens are joined by Terra, who announces that Donna Troy is theirs for the killing.

Notes:
>> Troia’s mysterious disappearance ties into the War of the Gods (mini-series) #1-4, also published this month.
>> First appearance of the Team Titans: Terra II, Mirage, Nightrider, Killowat, Redwing and Prestor Jon; Origins and history revealed in New Titans Annual #7 and Team Titans #1 (5 variants).
>> This story is continued in New Titans Annual #7, which establishes the backstory of the Team Titans.
>> First appearance of Elizabeth Alderman.


New Titans Annual #7
cover date: 1991

Credits:
“2001:A Titans Odyssey”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Tom Grindberg, Willie Blyberg, Ian Akin
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grindberg

Synopsis:
Waverider reads an unconscious Nightwing to determine if he is fated to become the villain, Monarch. Instead, Waverider sees a bleak future where the son of Donna Troy, Lord Chaos, rules surpreme in the year 2001. Helping form a resistance, future-Nightwing is joined by several allies: Redwing, a bird girl that serves as his Robin-like sidekick; Kilowatt, a soldier crackling with electric energy; Mirage, an illusion casting woman who is in love with Nightwing; Nightrider, a heroic vampire, Prestor Jon, a living computer and and Terra, an identical doppelganger to the original psychotic traitor to the Titans. This resistance force is part of a larger network known as the Team Titans, led by an enigmatic leader from behind a computer screen. This leader claims he knew the Titans once, but his identity remains secret.

The Titans launch an attack on headquarters of the U.G. Corp, which stands on the site of Titans Tower. Looking to stop Lord Chaos’ distribution of mind-draining “numb dust,” the Titans barely escape with their lives. The Teamers return to their secret lair, and the leader reluctantly details his plan to his group: they must go back in time 10 years to kill Donna Troy before she can give birth to her son, who will turn out to be Lord Chaos.

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Armageddon 2001” and tied into Armageddon 2001 #1-2 bookend specials.
>> The events of this Annual are continued from New Titans #79, where a mysterious group of teenagers stalk Donna Troy.
>> The story continues continue in New Titans #80, where the Team Titans arrive in the present.
>> First full appearances of Mirage, Redwing, Killowat, Nightrider, Terra II, Future Nightwing/Later Deathwing and Lord Chaos.
>> The Team Titans leader was originally supposed to be Danny Chase but was later changed to be Monarch to tie into Zero Hour.


New Titans #80
Cover date: November 1991

Credits:
“The Once and Future…”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Kerry Gammill, Paris Cullins
Inker: Will Blyberg, Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Kerry Gammill and Will Blyberg with Ed Hannigan

Synopsis: Waverider leaves an unconscious Nightwing to meet Joe Wilson, while in the future, a mysterious leader details his plans to his Team Titans: they will go back in time to eliminate Donna Troy before she can give birth to her son, who will turn out to be Lord Chaos. The mysterious leader sends various Titans teams into the past by using a time travel portal. After eluding Lord Chaos’ troops, Terra II, Mirage, Nightrider, Killowat, Redwing and Prestor Jon arrive in the present day. Lord Chaos vows to follow them to the past and insure his own future.

Notes:
>> This story is continued from New Titans Annual #7, which establishes the backstory of the Team Titans.


New Titans #81
Cover date: December 1991

Credits:

“And they call the wind Pariah!”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Kerry Gammill

Synopsis: At S.T.A.R. Labs, the scientists struggle to save Aqualad’s life. Lilith Clay meets up with Deathstroke, Pantha, Phantasm, Red Star, Terry Long, and Cyborg at Steve Dayton’s apartment as the War of the Gods rages. Pariah senses great doom is coming as the group learns Wonder Woman has died. Looking toward the sky, it seems New Olympus has come to earth! Continued in War of the Gods mini-series.

Notes:
>> This issue ties into the War of the Gods (mini-series) #1-4, also published this month.
>> This issue is labeled on the cover as chapter 23 of the War of the Gods storyline.
>> A note at the end says that the story is continued in War of the Gods #4.
>> Lilith guest stars this issue and also appears, with Troia, in the War of the Gods mini-series.
>> Lilith’s hair is mistakenly colored as blond, instead of red.


New Titans #82
Cover date: January 1992

Credits:
“The Jericho Gambit” Part 1
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Jericho begins the “transference procedure” on the kidnapped Titans, as a captured Nightwing tries to stop him. The Wildebeests stop him and place Nightwing in a holding cell with a man who proclaims to be the original Wildebeest leader.  Jericho observes a growing fetus in one of the Wildebeest Labs.

In the cell, the Wildebeest tells Nightwing about how he created the Wildebeests: The Wildebeest Society was formed as a criminal organization using a clever strategy of permitting only one member to be seen in public at any one time. This created the belief that there was only one Wildebeest, a menace whose methods would appear complicated and motives would not be able to be discerned. The Society was then taken over by Jericho, and the original leader was thrown in a cell, left to rot.

Meanwhile, Troia, Deathstroke, Red Star, Dayton, Pantha, Phantasm and Arella track down the Wildebeest headquarters and discover it in the Dimension Azarath.

Notes:

>> Origin of Wildebeest Society revealed this issue.
>> The identity of the original Wildebeest leader is never revealed.
>> Some of the Wildebeest Society members were former H.I.V.E. Operatives.
>> The experiment in the Wildebeest Lab is later revealed as Baby Wildebeest in New Titans #85.


New Titans #83
Cover date: February 1992

Credits:

“The Jericho Gambit” Part 2
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Jericho kills the original Wildebeest leader and brings Nightwing to one of the labs to witness the “transference process.” Troia, Deathstroke, Red Star, Dayton, Pantha, Phantasm and Arella attack the Wildebeest headquarters to locate their teammates and split into teams. Deathstroke tells Phantasm he has deduced his true identity. Phantasm is downed and a small human hand emerges from the cloak.

The Titans and their allies all converge in the lab as the transference process begins. Jericho reveals that he is/are the Souls of Azarath, looking for mortal forms to host the Trigon-tainted souls. It seems the tainted souls of Azarath regained their strength and merged with Jericho shortly after Trigon’s second defeat. This explains how his vocal chords have healed and his soul-self manifestations. The souls now need powerful vessels for each of them to survive. Now possessed by this force, Jericho sought to acquire superhuman beings as vessels for the souls of Azarath. He used the Wildebeest Society as a front to kidnap the Titans to house the tainted souls of Azarath.

The real Jericho briefly resurfaces and pleads with his father to end the madness, forcing Deathstroke to drive a sword through his son, killing him.

Notes:
>> Death of Jericho.
>> It is later revealed that Jericho’s damaged spirit survived and took refuge deep within Deathstroke’s body. This is revealed in Teen Titans (third series) #3-4 in 2003.
>> Death of the original Wildebeest leader.


New Titans #84
Cover date: March 1992

Credits:
“The Jericho Gambit” Part 3
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: The Titans are still reeling from Jericho’s death at the hands of Deatshtroke. Danny Chase reveals himself as Phantasm, having used a sheet, hockey mask and voice box to masquerade as the mysterious entity. As Jericho’s body turns to dust, the tainted souls of Azarath possess the kidnapped Titans, forcing them to attack their friends.

Danny and Arella try and contain a demonic, red-skinned Raven. Arella, channeling the spirit Azar, joins with Danny and vanquishes Raven. Their own energies combined with the force from Azarath drive away the evil of Trigon’s lingering influence. This new force inhabits the garb once worn by Danny Chase and takes on the identity of the new Phantasm. The remaining Titans defeat the remains of the Wildebeest Society and escape the collapsing Dimension Azarath.

Notes:
>> Last chapter of the “Titans Hunt” saga this issue.
>> Death of Arella, Danny Chase and Raven.
>> Raven later returns as an evil avatar of Trigon in New Titans #93 and reveals herself to the New Titans #100.
>> Once Evil Raven is vanquished, Raven is given a new golden spirit-form in New Titans #130.
>> Raven is later reborn in a new teenage body in Teen Titans (third series) #8-12 in 2005.
>> Arella and Danny Chase are merged with the cleansed souls of Azarath to become the new Phantasm.
>> First appearance of the new Phantasm.


New Titans #85
Cover date: April 1992

Credits:
“Dirge”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett & uncredited assist
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: The Titans attend a funeral for their fallen comrades: Golden Eagle, Raven, Jericho, Danny Chase and Arella. Gar Logan discovers Vic Stone in his robotic vegetable state as S.T.A.R. Labs. Aqualad continues to cling to life and Aquaman brings him back to Atlantis for medical care. Councilwoman Alderman continues to blame the Titans for the property damage caused during their battles. The Team Titans continue to track Donna Troy. The new Phantasm arrives and announces itself to the awestruck Titans, as Dick Grayson explains how Danny Chase became the original Phantasm. The mysterious Phantasm then gives the Titans a capsule from the Wildebeest Society, revealing the Baby Wildebeest inside.

Notes:
>> This issue serves as an epilogue to the “Titans Hunt.”
>> First appearance of Baby Wildebeest.
>> Starfire is shown wearing a new costume while recuperating.


New Titans #86
Cover date: May 1992

Credits:
“If This Be Chaos!”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist:     Tom Grummett, Curt Swan & Moore
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Lord Chaos assumes control of a large conglomerate as he attempts to locate Donna Troy and the Team Titans to insure his own birth in the future. Steve Dayton offers his Estate as a place for the Titans to stay after the destruction of Titans Tower. The Titans deal with Baby Wildebeest, who is a pint-sized terror of a toddler. Red Star, Troia, and Terry Long later visit a brain-dead Cyborg at S.T.A.R. Labs, where Donna collapses from an unknown malady.

Elsewhere, The Team Titans continue to hunt Donna Troy. Terra II makes herself known to an awestruck Changeling. Mirage spies on Nightwing and Starfire. Later, Starfire and Dick Grayson have an argument and Dick leaves, only to return mere moments later. But is it really Dick… Or possibly Mirage in disguise? Later, a distraught Nightwing confronts Deathstroke at the ruins of Titans Tower, leading to a violent confrontation between the two men. Realizing they are both dealing with loss on their own terms, they part ways.

Notes:
>> The cover boasts that the fight between Nightwing and Deathstroke is for the leadership of the Titans, but that is not the case.
>> The “Dick Grayson” that returns to Starfire is actually Mirage in disguise. Mirage kidnaps and replaces Starfire, although this is not revealed until later.


New Titans #87
Cover date: June 1992

Credits:
“Reflections”
Writer: Louise Simonson
Artist: Tom Grummett, Mark Bright, Dan Jurgens, Art Nichols, Andrew Paquette, John Statema
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Redwing observes Tucker and Maude Stone, who are visiting Charley Parker’s grave. At Dayton Estates, the Hybrid member Harpi tells Steve that she longs for freedom from the confines of the estate grounds. In the underwater province of Crastinus, Aqualad emerges from his coma and is greeted by Aquaman and his pet walrus, Tusky. In Russia, Red Star’s surrogate father, Dr. Pytor Raskov, is arrested by a rogue government faction – and they force him to call Red Star back to Science City. Dick Grayson mends his relationship with “Starfire”, who is surprisingly affectionate.

Elsewhere, Pantha observes Baby Wildebeest, who she resents as a reminder of the Wildebeests that ruthlessly experimented on her. Pantha refuses to care for the infant ‘beest, even as he plays in traffic.

Notes:

>> “Starfire” is really Mirage in disguise in this story.
>> Aqualad emerges from his coma this issue, which has been in since New Titans #72.
>> Mento’s super-team of misfits, the Hybrid, were slated to get their own ongoing series with Art Nichols on art chores. Harpi of the Hybrid abruptly appeared this issue, longing for freedom from Dayton Estates. This ‘plotline’ was never followed up and the Hybrid did not appear for the remainder of the New Titans series, which was cancelled with issue #130.
>> Most of the Hybrid were seemingly slain, as they appear on the “Fallen Players of the House” remembrance wall, in JSA #28 in 2001.


New Titans #88
Cover date: July 1992

Credits:
“Bringing up Baby”
Writer: Marv Wolfman, Len Wein
Artist: Tom Grummett
Inker: Al Vey, John Statema, Ian Akin
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: “Starfire” designs a new costume for herself and a new costume for Nightwing as well. Pantha is forced to watch Baby Wildebeest, who begins to call her “momma.” Later, unknown to Pantha, Baby starts experiencing random growth spurts. At S.T.A.R. Labs, Donna Troy learns she is pregnant as Redwing crashes through, intending to kill her. The other Titans arrive, as Redwing immediately recognizes Nightwing as her former mentor. In all the confusion, Donna collapses again, and Sarah Charles fears for the safety of the baby.

Notes:
>> “Starfire” is really Mirage in disguise in this story.
>> “Starfire” gets a new costume this issue; It is the same costume she wore briefly in New Titans #85.
>> Nightwing gets an updated costume this issue.


New Titans #89
Cover date: August 1992

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: June Brigman
Inker: Mike DeCarlo, Steve Montano, Pepoy
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Donna Troy’s godlike fetus advances at an accelerated rate, putting her in her third trimester. The Titans learn they must take down Deatshtroke, who is a wanted man.

The team realizes that “Starfire” is an imposter and that Donna is in danger at S.T.A.R. Labs.

“Starfire” designs a new costume for herself and a new costume for Nightwing as well. Pantha is forced to watch Baby Wildebeest, who begins to call her “momma.” Later, unknown to Pantha, Baby starts experiencing random growth spurts. At S.T.A.R. Labs, Donna Troy learns she is pregnant as Redwing crashes through, intending to kill her. The other Titans arrive, as Redwing immediately recognizes Nightwing as her former mentor. In all the confusion, Donna collapses again, and Sarah Charles fears for the safety of the baby.

Notes:

>> “Starfire” is really Mirage in disguise in this story.
>> The events of this story lead into Deatshtroke #14, “Total Chaos” part one.


Total Chaos: New Titans #90-92, Team Titans #1-3, Deathstroke #14-16 [1992]: The Team Titans have been sent to the past to kill the pregnant Troia before she gives birth to her son, who could become a god-powered dictator named Lord Chaos in the future. The Team is defeated, and Troia, having lost her powers, gives birth to a normal baby boy. Mirage of the Team Titans kidnaps Starfire and impersonates her so that she can date Nightwing. First appearance of Battalion in Team Titans #2. First appearance of Rose Wilson in Deathstroke #15. Birth of Robert Troy Long. Team Titans #1 is released in five different versions, but unlike variant cover gimmicks, all five are double-sized while selling for the regular price. Although all contain a common story, each also includes a different full-length origin story for a group member [Origins of Mirage, Terra II, Nightrider, Redwing and Killowat].


Titans Sell-Out Special #1
cover date: 1992

Credits:
“The Titans $ell-Out $pecial” or “The Buck Stops Here”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Art: Tom Grummett, Steve Erwin, Adam Hughes, John Statema, John Costanza
Inks: Al Vey, Adam Hughes, Ken Branch, Charles Barnett, Dave Hunt
Editor: Jonathan Peterson and Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Kevin Maguire

Synopsis:
After the Titans once again caused property damage in New York, Councilwoman Elizabeth Alderman once again hunts the team for monetary retribution. Feeling their funds depleted and reputation tarnished, the Titans consider Steve Dayton’s suggestion to cash in on the Titans’ name and increase their Q rating. The entire Titans team, along with the Team Titans, head for Hollywood with Dayton. The team makes a deal to license themselves for toys and a cartoon series. The Titans are horrified, however, when they see “Teeny Titans,” a sugar-coated kiddie-version of their exploits, with unflattering portrayals of each teammate. Thoroughly outraged, the Titans leave Hollywood no better off then when they arrived.

Notes:
>> This issue takes place after the events in Team Titans #3. The Titans appear next in New Titans #93.
>> This issue containsa fold-out poster by Art Thibert for a Nightwing limited series he was slated to write and draw. The mini-series was never produced.
>> This issue contains a multi-page segment of the “Teeny Titans” cartoon, using a Warner Bros. “Tiny Toons”-type animation style.


New Titans #93 [1993]: The Titans respond to their newfound fame, as Titans-mania sweeps the country. Mirage poses as Starfire for XXXPose magazine in an attempt to make a fool of her. Approached from behind by an unseen person cloaked in grey [actually Evil Raven], the startled Phantasm is informed that Trigon’s evil can never die, and is struck down with an energy bolt.

Showcase ’93 #1-2 [1993]: Red Star and Sarah Charles continue to try to restore Vic Stone’s brain, damaged during the Titans Hunt. Suddenly, Cyborg’s systems automatically bring him to his father’s hidden laboratory, as Red Star and Sarah Charles follow. Cyborg downloads a failsafe system his father had set-up, and restores his mind at last! Vic is glad to be reunited with Sarah, but is unnerved by his new more robotic body. Before long, the secret lab’s security defenses kick in, which triggers Vic’s Russian defensive programming. The lab’s security measures unleash a virus, wiping Vic’s newfound mental restoration. Note: This 2-part story is puzzling and aggravating for Vic Stone fans. In part one, the reader is teased that Vic is fully restored only to have it negated the very next issue. What is the point of the story that goes from point A to point B back to point A? A waste of time for obsessive completists only.

New Titans #94-96 [1993]: Red Star travels to his homeland of Russia with Sarah Charles in an attempt to restore Cyborg. He learns his father Konstantin is alive and building an army of Meta-Men as part of a plot to assassinate President Yeltsin and blame it on the American government. Red Star is aided by a mysterious agent named Anna, who is foiling Konstantin’s plot for reasons she keeps to herself. Their ensuing battle triggers and explosion, which triggers a startling change in Leonid. His body burst into flames – he becomes an energy entity which can channel and redirect energy. He eventually reverts back to human form.

Anna and Leonid disrupt Konstantin’s plans, but Pyotr Raskov is killed in the battle for refusing to comply with Konstantin. Also, Anna is forced to kill Leonid’s father, Konstantin. Order is restored and Red Star returns to the United States. Anna is secretly revealed to be the descendent of the legendary Grand Dutchess Anastasia – making her heir to Russia. Russian scientists have secretly salvaged the remains of Konstantin and made him a cybernetic (perhaps brain dead) Meta-Man.

Meanwhile, Nightwing uses Mirage in a plan to separate Dick Grayson and Nightwing in the public eye. Pantha prowls and gives into her more animal instincts. Gar spends more time with Terra. In issue #96, Jillian Jackson confronts Gar about not returning her phone calls, sensing Terra is the reason.

New Titans #97-99 [1993]: Changeling risks everything when he makes an unholy pact with the Brotherhood of Evil in an attempt to save Cyborg’s mind. Roy Harper reappears; Having given up his Speedy identity, he now works as a government agent. In her office, Liz Alderman is visited by a mysterious presence [later revealed to be Raven] who warps her emotions. The Brotherhood of Evil encounter the Titans and Gar’s use of a prototype Mento helmet has lasting effects. Mallah and a Rita Farr imposter are revealed as energy creatures in search of Cyborg. Roy Harper assumes the new identity of Arsenal in issue #99. In issue #99, Dick proposes to Kory and she accepts. First appearance of Roy Harper as Arsenal in issue #99.


New Titans Annual #9
cover date: 1993

Credits:
“The Red Hand Blues”
Writer: Paul Witcover and Elizabeth Hand
Penciller: Malcolm Davis
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Malcolm Davis

Synopsis:
Seven extraterrestrial predators have come to Earth and slaughtered thousands of humans by feeding on their spinal fluids. At her home, teenager Courtney Mason rebels against her dysfunctional family by going on a spending spree. On the run in New Orleans, Courtney is kidnapped by a cult which sacrifices her to two of these insatiable parasites, Pritor and Lissik. The parasites’ bites unleashes the Animus, an impossibly strong extradimensional monster, which is now able to enter the world through Courtney.

Meanwhile, the Titans are called to investigate a biohazard situation in New Orleans on behalf of Steve Dayton. As Anima, Courtney seeks revenge against the cult and encounters the New Titans. Courtney – now a runaway reluctant super-hero –  realizes that her life is forever changed and that she just may be the most powerful force on Earth. She leaves her brother and father behind to start her new life.

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Bloodlines” and tied into Bloodbath #1-2 bookend specials.
>> First appearance of Anima.
>> This story takes place after the events of New Titans #99, but before New Titans #100.


New Titans #100
cover date: August 1993

Credits:
“The Darkening” Chapter 4
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Tom Grummett, Bill Jaaska
Inker: Al Vey, Rob Leigh, Steve George, John Statema
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis: Changeling is saved from a watery grave by Aqualad. Returning to Dayton Estates to warn the Titans of the Brotherhood of Evil, Changeling discovers his powers aren’t working. Two strange entities observe Cyborg from afar. Meanwhile, Dick Grayson is determined to get married regardless of outside issues and potential threats. Donna Troy wonders if Dick and Kory are getting married for the right reasons.

Despite any doubts and misgivings, the wedding ceremony begins. Nightwing and Starfire’s wedding is interrupted by the return of Raven, now a villainous avatar of Trigon. Raven brings dangerous new allies: the corrupted Deathwing and the deadly Judge & Jury. Dick Grayson faces off against Deathwing while his friends battle Judge and Jury. Starfire is viciously attacked and implanted with a demon “Trigon Seed” by Raven, as Dick Grayson watches helplessly. Raven gleefully departs, leaving a fallen Starfire and devastated Dick Grayson behind.

Sarge Steel begins his plans to assume control of the Titans and gives Roy Harper an ultimatum: If he doesn’t replace Nightwing as leader of the Titans, the government will have no choice but to shut the team down.

Pin-Ups this issue:
The Teeny Titans by John Costanza and Dave Hunt
Titans Villains (2-page spread) by Phil jimenez
Nightwing and Starfire by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer
Swimsuit Piece of Female Titans by Mal Davis
Baby Wildebeest by Bill Jaaska

Notes:
>> Last issue with Tom Grummett as artist.
>> First issue with Bill Jaaska as artist.
>> Many former Titans return for Dick and Kory’s wedding: Donna Troy, Wally West, Roy Harper, Garth, Mal and Karen Duncan; Also appearing is Tim Drake.
>> Bruce Wayne does not attend Dick’s wedding because his back was broken by Bane.
>> Starfire and Nightwing do not actually get married this issue.
>> Starfire and Nightwing appear next in Flash #81-82, where they help Flash storm the headquarters of the Combine – a high-tech mob that has been plaguing Keystone City. Dick Grayson is referred to as Kory’s ‘husband’, although their marriage did not actually happen in New Titans #100.

Also Published This Month:
>> Team Titans #12
>> Deathstroke #28


New Titans #101
cover date: September 1993

Credits:
“Aftermath”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Bill Jaaska
Inker: Steve George and Al Vey
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Bill Jaaska

Synopsis: After Evil Raven’s savage attack on Starfire, she is taken to the hospital. Starfire’s rage and power surges are eventually calmed by Phantasm. Elizabeth Alderman makes her bid for mayor and denounces the Titans publicly once again. Roy Harper’s government connections reveal that restrictions on super-hero activities may continue, and suggests considering Sarge Steel’s offer for funding the Titans under goverment control. This leads to a heated confrontation between Roy and Dick Grayson, who opposes the Titans under the government’s watchful eye.

When Changeling tries to stop a group of petty thieves, he realizes exposure to the Mento helmet has changed him, and he can only transform into demonic and horrific creatures. Even more horrifying, he discovers he enjoys it.

Notes:
>> First issue with Bill Jaaska as artist.
>> Donna Troy is seen in her Troia costume this issue. This is an error, as Donna gave up her powers after the events in New Titans #92 and Team Titans #3.
>> This month in Team Titans #13, a purple-haired mental patient named Duela claims she used to be a Teen Titan. Writer Phil Jimenez explains: “We were going to explore the Joker’s Daughter angle. We were going to find out that the Joker’s Daughter was insane – that her memories of the Titans (now non-continuity) were just ravings in her head. She was going to steal the Time Commander’s hourglass and reshape Manhattan into the island that she remembered, recreating a 70’s world of heroes, villains, and icons that the Titans would find themselves in.” This story was never created and Duela’s appearance was dismissed as a Zero Hour time glitch.

Also Published This Month:
>> Team Titans #13
>> Deathstroke #29


New Titans #102
cover date: October 1993

Credits:
“Original Sinn”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Bill Jaaska
Inker: Steve George
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Bill Jaaska

Synopsis: A group of petty thieves is attacked by a creature calling itself Sinn, who proclaims to be a member of the Titans in an effort to discredit them. The current mayor denounces the Titans after Sinn’s rampage, which discourages Arsenal. Later, Changeling realizes he can only transform into horrific creatures after his prolonged exposure to the Mento helmet. Changeling is then attacked by Sinn and counters with a savage attack of his own. Changeling begins to become frightened by his dark side. Sinn is later revealed as one of Evil Raven’s agents.

Meanwhile, Starfire continues to fight Evil Raven’s influence, with Dick’s help. Redwing, Terra, and Prestor Jon arrive at S.T.A.R. Labs, where Sarah Charles attempts to use Prestor Jon’s powers to reach Cyborg’s mind. Pantha gains access to Steve Dayton’s computer files and pulls up Project Hybrid, Dayton’s genetic tampering which merged people with animals.

Notes:
>> none

Also Published This Month:
>> Team Titans #14
>> Deathstroke #30


New Titans #103
cover date: November 1993

Credits:
“Interface”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Bill Jaaska
Inker: Dave Simons, Steve George
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art:

Synopsis: Prestor Jon tries to reach Vic Stone’s mind to cure his brain-dead condition. Mallah, Rita Farr, and Brain – who have been stalking the Titans – are revealed as aliens in disguise known as Technis. The entity known as Technis argues with itself about the best way to preserve its programming as they encounter the Titans. During the battle, Changeling reveals to the team that he is only able to shape-shift into horrific creatures. When the Technis kidnap Cyborg, the Titans demand his return. Upon that request, they are teleported away.

Notes:
>> First official appearance of the Technis.

Also Published This Month:
>> Team Titans #15
>> Deathstroke #31


New Titans #104
cover date: December 1993

Credits:
“Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” Part 1
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Nick Napolatino
Inker: Steve George
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art:

Synopsis: The Titans encounter the planet Technis, where life is a planetwide computer program – and the Titans must battle to save Vic Stone’s life. The technological alien race explains that it has been infected by a virus, and is slowly dying. In order to survive they need to access Cyborg’s soul.

Notes:
>> This four part “Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” story was published bi-weekly.

Also Published This Month:
>> Team Titans #16
>> Deathstroke #32


New Titans #105
cover date: December 1993

Credits:
“Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” Part 2
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Nick Napolatino
Inker: Steve George
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art:

Synopsis: On earth, Starfire watches as an insane Liz Alderman is brought into the Nordling Asylum. She realizes she needs to confront Alderman to learn more about the Trigon seed growing inside her. On Technis, the entities try to convince the Titans to help them. The Technis offer to access Pantha’s hidden memories and discover her past or craft a new set of weapons for Arsenal. In exchange, the Technis needs to replicate the souls of Prestor Jon and Cyborg to survive. The Titans agree, and once Cyborg is connected to the Technis system, his mind is restored at last.

Notes:
>> This four part “Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” story was published bi-weekly.


New Titans #106
cover date: January 1994

Credits:
“Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” Part 3
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Mark Tenney
Inker: Charles Barnett III
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art:

Synopsis: A restored Cyborg is reunited with Chnageling and Sarah Charles. Technis attempts to access Pantha’s hidden memories, but is unable to do so; Her past remains a mystery even to her. Prestor Jon tries to access the Technis system, but is forced out. Arsenal learns that one of the Technis – Zavior – plans to ravage the earth in an effort to save the dying Technis race.

Notes:
>> This four part “Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” story was published bi-weekly.
>> Victor Stone returns as Cyberion in New Titans #127.
>> Prestor Jon is given a new human body in this story.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #1
>> Team Titans #17
>> Deathstroke #33


New Titans #107
cover date: January 1994

Credits:
“Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” Part 4
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Mark Tenney
Inker: Charles Barnett III
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art:

Synopsis: In deep space, Arsenal coordinates with the Titans on earth to prevent the Technis from taking over the earth. Prestor Jon is given a new human body by the Technis, and uses his new abilities to protect the Titans from Technis. Arsenal is able to destroy the Technis mastermind, Zavior, thus ending the Technis stranglehold on earth. Despite Changeling’s and Sarah’s protests, Cyborg merges himself with Technis, which allows him to live without pain, as well as save the dying race from extinction.

Notes:
>> This four part “Terminus: The Fate of Cyborg” story was published bi-weekly.
>> Victor Stone returns as Cyberion in New Titans #127.
>> Prestor Jon is given a new human body in this story.


New Titans #108
cover date: February 1994

Credits:
“Rebirth”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Bill Jaaska
Inker: Bill Jaaska
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Bill Jaaska

Synopsis: The team returns to earth and reacts to Vic Stone’s final fate with Technis. Nlghtwing tries to help Starfire cope with the devastating emotional fallout of Raven’s savage attack. Starfire visits the now-insane Elizabeth Alderman in Nordling Asylum, and Alderman unnerves Kory with details about the Trigon seed growing inside of her. Alderman later reveals to Evil Raven that the Titans have returned to earth. On the positive side, public opinion on the Titans seems to be improving. Arsenal meets with Sarge Steel and then Lex Luthor in helping to prepare the Titans for a new start under government funding. A distrught Starfire travels to South America and begins the Tamaranean ritual called Kynasf’rr.

Notes:
>> Lex Luthor and Supergirl guest-star this issue.
>> Supergirl encounters Arsenal again in a flashback sequence, detailed in New Titans Annual #11. That story takes place after the events of this issue.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #1
>> Team Titans #18
>> Deathstroke #34


New Titans #109
cover date: March 1994

Credits:
“Ritual”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Bill Jaaska
Inker: Bill Jaaska
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Bill Jaaska

Synopsis: Starfire faces the greatest ordeal of her life. Trapped beneath the earth in Brazil, she must confront the Tamaranean ritual called Kynasf’rr, a ritual that could leave her one of the strongest warriors in the universe – or dead. A changed Koriand’r emerges – and is worshipped as a warrior goddess.

Notes:
>> none

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #2
>> Team Titans #19
>> Deathstroke #35


New Titans #110
cover date: May 1994

Credits:
“The Rebirth of Princess Koriand’r”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Bill Jaaska
Inker: Bill Jaaska, Dave Simons, Will Blyberg
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Bill Jaaska

Synopsis: Dick Grayson travels through the Amazon and eventually locates Starfire, whose demeanor startles Dick. At Checkmate headquarters, Sarge Steel briefs Arsenal, Flash, Red Star, and Changeling on an enironmental terrorist names Terraizer. The terrorist has launched a satellite from Zandia and means to hold the world hostage in an effort to stop toxic pollution. The Titans secure an experimental rocket from Lex Luthor for transportation and head into space.

Meanwhile, Pantha tracks down the woman she believes is responsible for the actual experiment that created her. She is gone, having been ‘paid off’ by someone. Pantha confronts Steve Dayton. Dayton confirms that he sent the woman away and asserts that he won’t tolerate anyone investigating his work. When Pantha pushes the issue, Dayton uses an energy blast from his hand to repel her attack. From Dayton, we learn that the mysterious woman was his Chief Genetic Researcher on Project Hybrid, a project he cancelled after he saw how dangerous it was. Dayton insists that she must’ve taken her research to the Wildebeests, and they created Pantha, not him. Pantha wonders why, if he’s telling the truth, why would he work so hard to keep her and the woman apart ?

Back in the Amazon, Dick reaches out to Starfire, who does not remember him. Starfire the flies into space to try to stop the satellite,

Notes:
>> Pantha never learns her full origin, but it is revealed Dayton was involved. In Deathstroke #50, Steve Dayton had been going insane due to prolonged use of the Mento helmet. He became obsessed with experimentation. To this end, he continued his DNA experiments that he used to create the mutated super-group, the Hybrid. That same technology was used by the Wildebeests in their experiments – the same experiments that created Pantha. “I used the technology to create The Hybrid — it was used for the Wildebeests and Pantha.” This still leaves many unresolved questions about Pantha’s origins and Dayton’s involvement.
>> In Team Titans #20, Monarch is revealed as the leader of the Team Titans in the future.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #3
>> Team Titans #20
>> Deathstroke #36


New Titans #111
cover date: June 1994

Credits:
“The Extra Mile!”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Matt Thompson
Inker: Rus Sever
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Bill Jaaska

Synopsis: Starfire heads from a small Amazon village to the stars, as a stunned Dick Grayson watches. Startled at the changes in Starfire, Dick ponders whether they even have a future together anymore. The Titans try to repossess the USS Argus satellite, which has been taken over by the environmental terrorist known as Terraizer. Red Star saves Starfire from the satellite’s weapons system and the Titans eventually defeat the terrorist group.

Notes:
>> Aqualad appears in this issue. How he got on the shuttle from last issue to this is not known, as he was not with the Titans when they lifted off.
>> In Team Titans #21, dozens of Team Titans are stranded in the past and ponder their futures. Donna Troy petitions the Titans of Myth to grant her powers again, but they reject her. Donna searches to reunite with Terry, only to find he has left her and is living with his ex-wife, Marcia.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #3
>> Team Titans #21
>> Deathstroke #37


New Titans Annual #10
cover date: 1994

Credits:
“Facets”
Plot by Marv Wolfman
Writer: Louise Simonson
Penciller: Scott Lee
Inker: Martin Griffiths, Kevin Conrad, Dan Davis
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Mike Deodato, Jr.

Synopsis:
An evil witch-queen named Raven plots to bring forth her demon father in a fantasy realm known as N’Yarque. Raven performs transforming spells on the prisoners held captive in her Raven’s Nest. Her captives – Vict’r Stone, Changeling, Flash, Arsenal, Pantha, Don’na (Wonder Girl), and Nightwing – are given strange powers and abilities.

Using their powers, the seven transformed humans escape and seek the wizard known as Phantasm. Meanwhile, a woman is transformed by goblin mages and is the given the gift of ‘starfire.’ Starfire and the seven heroes rendezvous with Phantasm, but are attacked by Raven’s demon minions. Arsenal, under Raven’s thrall, impales Nightwing with a sword. Raven captures the heroes and departs. Phantasm uses the empathic souls of Zaratha to heal Nightwing.

Now empowered by these souls, Nightwing and Phantasm save the heroes and quell Raven’s attempts to bring forth Trigon, Raven’s demon father. Raven is now cured and her father’s evil and fades away. Phantasm offers the heroes a chance to becomes human again, but they have grown used to their new forms. Feeling these abilities have brought forth the best in them, they vow to defend their realm as heroic Titans!

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Elseworlds.”


New Titans #112
cover date: July 1994

Credits:
“A New Home”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Rick Mays
Inker: Will Blyberg
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art:

Synopsis: Red Star, Pantha, Baby Wildebeest, and Changeling remain on USS Argus Satellite while Arsenal and Aqualad fly back to Earth with the terrorists in custody. On earth, Sarge Steel makes an offer to Arsenal, Flash, and Aqualad: If the Titans work for the government, they will in turn help the Titans get rid of all the lawsuits against them. After some consideration, Arsenal accepts Steel’s offer with the following terms: they keep the satellite, they choose their missions, and they get their own teleporter. Steel reluctantly agrees to this.

Meanwhile, on USS Argus, Starfire has trouble remembering her life after undergoing her warrior ritual. A kiss from Red Star restores her memories, and she examines the past few months of her life. Starfire believes that perhaps it’s for the best that she did not marry Dick Grayson, and tells Red Star he need not mourn his dead fiancee any longer.

Meanwhile, at Nordling Asylum, it is revealed Liz Alderman has died, her mortal body rejecting the powerful Trigon seed. Evil Raven vows to implant the Trigon seeds in the meta-human Titans as hosts.

Notes:
>> Death of Elizabeth Alderman.
>> Donna Troy petitions to become a Darkstar in Darkstars #22.
>> This issue begins to set the stage for a change in membership in New Titans #114-115 and New Titans #0.
>> In Team Titans #22, the stranded Teamers are supported through a new government-sanctioned program; The government appoints former Titans as superhero team leaders to the individual Teamer groups, including Aqualad, Mal Duncan, Karen Beecher and Flamebird.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #4
>> Team Titans #22
>> Deathstroke #38
>> Darkstars #22: First issue with Donna Troy as Darkstar.


New Titans #113
cover date: August 1994

Credits:
“Coming of Age”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Bill Jaaska
Inker: Bill Jaaska, Rus Sever
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Bill Jaaska

Synopsis: Still taking a sabbatical in the Amazon jungle, Dick Grayson learns the full extent of the changes in Starfire, leading him to reassess his relationship with her and the Titans. As he struggles to save a rainforest village, Nightwing confronts a number of internal conflicts he has long avoided. Returning to New York, Dick gets a new apartment and decides to leave the Titans behind him, for the time being.

Notes:
>> Dick Grayson leaves the Titans for good with this issue.
>> Last issue with Bill Jaaska as artist.
>> Last issue with Rob Simpson as editor.
>> Donna Troy officially becomes a Darkstar in Darkstars #23.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #5
>> Team Titans #23
>> Deathstroke #39
>> Darkstars #23: Donna Troy becomes a Darkstar.


New Titans #114
cover date: September 1994

Credits:
“24 Hours”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Rick Mays
Inker: Karl Story, Jason Martin, Keith Champagne
Colorist: Gina Going
Letters: John Costanza
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Tom Raney

Synopsis: The Titans each reach a crossroads within a 24 hour period: Changeling is kidnapped by Raven and implanted with a demonic Trigon seed. Pantha tracks down a scientist involved in her creation, but the lead is a dead end. Arsenal agrees to the Titans under government jurisdiction. Nightwing decides to leave the team in Arsenal’s hands. Starfire decides to leave earth. Pantha, Red Star and Baby Wildebeest agree to leave the team together.

Nightwing, Starfire, Pantha, Red Star, Baby Wildebeest and Flash decline Arsenal’s invitation for membership for the time being. Only Changeling, who has been secretly corrupted by Raven, accepts membership. Phantasm arrives to summon the team together for one last mission: contain the metahuman known as Damage. Elsewhere, Minion’s home planet is destroyed by an unseen force; as his family perishes, he escapes in the morphing Omegadrome unit.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Jarras Minion.
>> Nightwing, Starfire, Pantha, Red Star, and Baby Wildebeest quit the team this issue.
>> This story is continued in Damage #6, where Arsenal, Pantha, Red Star and Phantasm seek to contain Damage from destroying Atlanta.
>> Starfire’s story is continued in Showcase ’94 #11 and later in Darkstars #26-27.
>> In Team Titans #24, Monarch rants about how the Teamers have been pawns all along and their true role will become apparent soon. The Teamers battle against all the havoc wrought by Zero Hour time glitches. This is the last issue of the series and the story is continued in the pages of Zero Hour.
>> The mysterious Kole in the Team Titans series is written off as a Monarch contruct in Team Titans #24.
>> The Titans appear in Zero Hour #4-0, where the Team Titans are revealed as sleeper agent assassins and are erased from existence except for Terra and Mirage.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #6
>> Team Titans #24: Final Issue.
>> Deathstroke #40
>> Darkstars #24
>> Zero Hour #4-0


New Titans #0
cover date: October 1994

Credits:
“The Changing Order”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Stephen J.B. Jones
Inker: Collazo/Candelario/Champagne
Colorist: Chris Matthys
Letters: John Costanza
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Tom Raney

Synopsis: Nightwing meets with Sarge Steel to make sure the Titans are taken care of by the goverment. Changeling – now corrupted by Raven – savagely attacks Coven and Slagg, two mercenaries hired by the mysterious Crimelord to exact revenge on the Chinese mafia. Meanwhile, the newly formed Titans team is put to the test; Arsenal, Terra, Mirage, Damage and Impulse battle high-tech terrorists sent by the Crimelord at the World Trade Center.

Later, Sarge Steel introduces the new Titans team to their government funded headquarters at Liberty Island State Park in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Crimelord’s hired thugs make themselves known at New York City Hall, announcing “America is under siege.” In outer space, Green Lantern is sensed by a mysterious presense.

Notes:
>> In October 1994, DC’s comic books bore the Zero Hour logo on their covers, and in October they each had a special issue #0, based on the idea that it would be a good chance to recapitulate the origins and backgrounds of the heroes.
>> New Titans #0 fits between #114 and #115.
>> Events of this issue occur two weeks after Zero Hour #0 and Damage #0 & 7.
>> First issue with new Titans members Terra II, Mirage, Impulse and Damage having already joined the team.
>> First appearance of Crimelord, as a hologram.
>> First appearance of Coven and Slagg, two high-tech mercenaries employed by the Crimelord.

Also Published This Month:
>> Damage #0: Damage’s origin is recounted; Damage is placed in Titans’ custody.
>> Deathstroke #0: Beginning the “Hunted” storyline. Deathstroke is implicated in a presidential assassination attempt, making him a wanted man. Crimelord plots against Slade. Addie Kane begins a vengeance campaign against Pat Trayce. Rose Wilson appears, only her second appearance. Maurice, Slade’s informant, is murdered. First appearance of Ravager III.
>> Darkstars #0: Origin of Darkstars recounted.


New Titans #115
cover date: November 1994

Credits:
“The Final Change”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Stephen J.B. Jones
Inker: Keith Champagne
Colorist: Chi
Letters: Costanza & Deguzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Tom Raney

Synopsis: Changeling – now corrupted by Raven – savagely attacks Mirage at Satellite Base [USS Argus]. Mirage narrowly eludes him using an escape pod with depleting oxygen. Changeling reflects on capturing Arsenal, Terra and Damage – with the intention of delivering any super-powered Titans to Raven so she can implant demonic Trigon seeds within them. But Arsenal, Terra and Damage escape and are joined by Impulse. Changeling reverts to Gar Logan and pretends to be disoriented, only to attack his former teammates once again.

Meanwhile, Jarras Minion travels in the Omegadrome and attempts to track down the evil that has destroyed his planet. And Green Lantern is stalked by Psimon.

Notes:
>> Green Lantern’s story is continued in Green Lantern #57, where Kyle is drawn into a battle and possessed by Psimon.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #56
>> Deathstroke, The Hunted #41: Bronze Tiger and Deadshot hunt Deathstroke, seemingly killing him.
>> Darkstars #25: Donna Troy as a Darkstar
>> Damage #7


New Titans #116
cover date: December 1994

Credits:
“Psimon Psays Die”
Plot: Marv Wolfman
Script: Marv Wolfman/Frank Pittarese
Artist: Stephen J.B. Jones
Inker: Keith Champagne and Rich Rankin
Colorist: Chi
Letters: Albert Deguzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Johnson and Panosian

Synopsis: Mirage is rescued from deep space by Darkstar Donna Troy. On earth, Changeling toys with Arsenal, Terra, Dmage and Impulse – before planning to deliver them to Raven. But the Titans escape him just as Green Lantern arrives, under the possession of Psimon, and attacks.

Elsewhere, Psimon enacts revenge on his former Fearsome Five teammates. To that end, Psimon viciously attacks Mammoth and Shimmer, who have found peace in a Tibetan monestary – driving a spear through Baran’s head. He then transforms Selinda into glass and shatters her, killing her instantly. Next, Psiom locates Gizmo, who has reformed and is working at STAR Labs. Psimon uses his powers to continually shrink Gizmo – until he reaches the subatomic level.

Darkstar and Mirage arrive to aid the Titans to battle Green Lantern – who finally breaks free of Psimon’s telepathic hold. Psimon reveals himself to the team ready for a full assault.

Notes:
>> Mammoth later reappears alive, as does Shimmer.
>> Gizmo later reappears alive in Teen Titans [third series] #8 [2004].
>> Rose Wilson reappears in the pages of Deathstroke #42, where she is kidnapped by Ravager III.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #57
>> Deathstroke, The Hunted #42
>> Darkstars #26: Donna Troy as a Darkstar; Starfire assists the Darkstars and says goodbye to Donna as she leaves earth.
>> Damage #8: “Fragments” Part 1: The Origin of Damage


New Titans #117
cover date: January 1995

Credits:
“Psimon Didn’t Psay You’d Win”
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Keith Champagne
Colorist: Chi
Letters: Albert Deguzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Stephen J.B. Jones, Johnson and Panosian

Synopsis: Psimon psychologically tortures each of the Titans who he’s captured. Only Mirage remains free – and when Psimon gives her a psionic scan, he unwittingly unlocks new abilities in her. Meanwhile, Minion arrives seeking revenge against Psimon for callously destroying his planet and family. Mirage’s heightened abilities combined with Minion’s Omegadrome powersuit distract Psimon long enough for the other Titans to break free. Together, they are able to contain Psimon. Minion wants to kill Psimon but finds himself unable to do so. Donna Troy assures him he made the right decision as he flies off.

Notes:
>> Green Lantern joins the Titans this issue.
>> Minion’s story continues in Darkstars #28, where he seeks revenge on Psimon again.
>> Psimon senses Mirage will have a baby boy, and he will be normal. Mirage has a boy in New Titans #130, but in JLA/Titans, she refers to her daughter, Julienne.
>> New artist William Rosado premieres this issue.
>> In Deathstroke #43, Ravager III holds Rose Wilson hostage and reveals Slade is her father.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #58: Donna Troy helps Green Lantern relocate to New York.
>> Deathstroke, The Hunted #43
>> Darkstars #27: Donna Troy as a Darkstar; Starfire assists the Darkstars and says goodbye to Donna as she leaves earth.
>> Damage #9: “Fragments” Part 2: The Origin of Damage


New Titans #118
cover date: February 1995

Credits:
“Downtime”
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Keith Champagne
Colorist: Chi
Letters: Albert Deguzman and John Costanza
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: The Titans leave Psimon in custody with the Darkstars and look forward to some downtime. Donna receives a divorce notice from Terry Long and seeks comfort from Arsenal. Arsenal offers Donna a formal place on the team and she accepts. Meanwhile, the younger Titans – Terra, Impulse and Damage – enjoy the sites of New York City.

Elsewhere, Raven seeks super-human vessels to implant her Trigon seeds. In San Francisco, Thunder and Lightning defeat Crimelord’s agents – Coven and Slagg – only to be ambushed by Raven. At STAR Labs, Dr. Sarah Charles is testing the limits of a teenage meta-human named Rafael Harris, who is able to transform his body into a crystal form. Ravens kidnaps Rafael as well. And Changeling, now utterly corrupted by Raven, entices a young girl at a nightclub to join him back at Raven’s lair – where she is brutally attacked.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Rafael Harris, an African-American teenage metahuman who can transform into a crystal form.
>> In Deatshtroke #44, Sweet Lili and Wintergreen attempt to rescue Rose Wilson as she tries to escape from Ravager III on her own. As Slade once again awakens from death, he is attacked by Crimelord’s agents.
>> The Titans help Damage uncover his origins in Damage #10.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #59: Donna and Kyle share their first kiss under the mistletoe.
>> Deathstroke, The Hunted #44
>> Darkstars #28: Minion tries to kill Psimon but Donna stops him; Minion also learns his father is alive.
>> Damage #10: “Fragments” Part 3: The Origin of Damage; The New Titans appear to help Damage in his quest.


New Titans #119
cover date: March 1995

Credits:
“Forever Evil Part One: Dark Titans”
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Keith Champagne
Colorist: Chi
Letters: Albert Deguzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: Francis Kane attends a concert by the singer known as Georgia with her new boyfriend, Jason. The concert is disrupted when Crimelord’s agents attack, forcing Francis to covertly use her magnetic powers. She is later attacked and abducted by Raven.

At Titans headquarters, Damage quits the team and goes in search of his origins. Elsewhere, Donna Troy loses custody of her son to Terry Long because of her dangerous lifestyle. Roy Harper hangs out with Kyle Raynor as he finishes an art assignment. And Mirage runs for her life as Deathswing savagely stalks her. She is finally overcome by Raven and her new allies: Changeling, Thunder, Lightning, Francis Kane, Rafael Harris and Deathwing.

Notes:
>> The rock star Georgia mentions “it saved me from acting before I was ready to,” implying there was more to her than meets the eye. This plot is never resolved.
>> Outsiders #17 takes place after the events in this story.
>> The events of Showcase ’95 #2 take place after this story; Supergirl is attacked by Evil Raven.
>> This story takes place before the events of Damage #8-12
>> The Titans also appear in Deathstroke #45, where the Titans hunt and capture Deathstroke.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #60
>> Deathstroke, The Hunted #45: The New Titans guest-star in the conclusion of the “Hunted” storyline. The Titans hunt and capture Deathstroke; Wintergreen rescues Rose Wilson but Sweet Lili [Rose’s mother] dies. Concludes the Hunted storyline. Death of Sweet Lili.
>> Darkstars #29: Donna has a rematch with the alien Syndicate and the Crimelord, which comes just as she’s consolidated the Darkstars HQ on Earth with the new Titans facility.
>> Damage #11: “Fragments” Part 4: The Origin of Damage
>> Outsiders #17: Geo-Force comes to blows with Arsenal and Green Lantern when he demands to meet their teammate ‘Terra’, who looks exactly like his dead sister. Donna Troy [Darkstar] intervenes, breaks up the fight and convinces Terra II to talk to Geo-Force. Terra II tells Geo-Force she is not his sister, but before that can talk further she is captured by a giant robot. Geo-Force and the Titans later rescue Terra and learn she’s been kidnapped by a Markovian group of scientists looking to duplicate her powers. Geo-Force and Terra II talk, and Geo-Force wants to get to know her, despite the fact she is not his real sister. Geo-Force later visits the first Terra’s grave and tells her he is closer to the new Terra than he ever was with her.
>> Showcase ’95 #2 take place after this story. Continued from Showcase ’95 #1. Supergirl is kidnapped by an alien artificial intelligence that is intrigued by her morphing abilities as Matrix. After the two-part adventure, Supergirl was attacked by an evil incarnation of the former Titan, Raven. These events lead into New Titans #120.


New Titans #120
cover date: April 1995

Credits:
“Forever Evil Part Two: The Road To Hell”
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Keith Champagne
Colorist: Chris Matthys
Letters: Albert Deguzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: Raven and her allies – Changeling, Thunder, Lightning, Francis Kane, Rafael Harris, Deathwing and Supergirl – plan to capture the Titans and implant Trigon seeds within them. Deathwing dotes over Mirage, who is pregnant with his child. Elsewhere, Phantasm reforms when he senses he is needed. He summons Minion is deep space to help his cause.

At Titans headquarters, Terra is upset over a recent encounter with the Outsiders. But she snaps into action with the team when they realize Mirage has sent a distress signal. The team tracks her signal to Brooklyn, where Raven awaits with her demon allies. The Titans are felled by the sheer brute force of Raven and her allies – especially with Supergirl on their side. Just then, Phantasm and Minion arrive, vowing to defeat Raven once and for all.

Notes:
>> Outsiders #17 takes place before the events in this story
>> Phantasm reforms in this issue.
>> In Deathstroke #46, Rose Wilson mourns her mother’s death and Wintergreen comforts her.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #61: Donna and Kyle’s first date – on the moon – is interrupted by Kalibak
>> Deathstroke #46
>> Darkstars #30: Guest starring Green Lantern; Green Lantern assists the Darkstars
>> Damage #11: “Fragments” Part 5: The Origin of Damage, conclusion.


New Titans #121
cover date: May 1995

Credits:
“Forever Evil Part Three: Demonsoul”
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Keith Champagne & Rich Rankin
Colorist: Chris Matthys
Letters: Albert Deguzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: Raven’s demonic allies – Supergirl, Deathwing, Changeling, Francis Kane, Rafael Harris, Thunder and Lightning – try to subdue the Titans for Raven to implant demonic Trigon seeds in each of them. Phantasm takes Supergirl to Azarath where she is purged of Raven’s evil influence. Deathwing resists Raven’s influence in an attempt to save Mirage – to insure the safety of his unborn child. But it appears Mirage has suffered a miscarriage. As the Titans fend off Raven’s allies and demons, Phantasm is able to finally destroy evil Raven utterly and disappears as well. The Titans bring their remaining demon-infected allies to S.T.A.R. Labs in hopes of finding a cure for them. As the Titans console Mirage, there is hope that maybe someday Raven will return.

Notes:
>> Last appearance of Phantasm to date. Apparently destroyed this issue, but Phantasm has been known to be destroyed and reform when needed.
>> Raven next appears in New Titans #127 – apparently not destroyed as thought in this issue.
>> Supergirl officially becomes a Titan following the events of this issue.
>> Francis Kane appears next in Flash #106 [1995]: Frankie Kane is back and she’s madder than ever before – and out for Flash’s blood for real this time! Talking it out might help, of course, but it’ll have to be fast, since Frankie’s using her magnetic power to race a huge truck to an explosive oblivion, and Linda Park’s on board! Linda Park forces Frankie to take responsibility for her own actions and stop blaming Wally for all her problems. She stops her rampage, brings the truck to safety and disappears.
>> In Deashstroke #47, Sarge Steel meets up with Rose Wilson and Wintergreen.
>> Thunder and Lightning appear next in JLA/Titans #2 [1998]; They are called to aid the Titans from their stasis chamber in S.T.A.R. Labs – apparently cured of Raven’s evil influence.
>> Last appearance of Deathwing.
>> Although Mirage seems to suffer a miscarriage this issue, she later reveals she feigned a miscarriage from fear and embarassment.
>> The Titans appear next in Damage #13, where they have a tense reunion with Damage.
>> The events of New Titans Annual #11 occur after this issue and Damage #13-15.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #62
>> Deathstroke #47: Sarge Steel meets up with Rose Wilson and Wintergreen.
>> Darkstars #31
>> Damage #13: “Picking Up The Pieces” Part 1 of 3: After a tense reunion with his teammates in the Titans. a visit to the funeral of his friend Mandra Darrow, and a mysterious dream, Grant decides to finally start taking some responsibility for his actions.


New Titans Annual #11
cover date: 1995

Credits:
“After Year One”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Greg Land
Inker: Keith Champagne, Mike Sellers, Will Blyberg
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Greg Land

Synopsis:
Arsenals’ team of Titans reflect on various moments from their past. As Mirage and Terra settle in as team members, a strange orb appears, with messages for Mirage and Terra. The orb was sent by the Time Trapper, who reveals that Mirage, Deathwing and Terra are from this timeline, not an alternate timeline, as they had thought – which is why they survived the Zero Hour time crisis. Mirage is actually a runaway street urchin from Brazil. She had been implanted with false memories by the Time Trapper and turned into a “sleeper agent” who would fight the villainous Monarch in the coming Zero Hour event. The Time Trapper also reveals that Terra is from this timeline as well. The Trapper explains: “Terra, you come from this time period. I found you moments befo–“. At that point, Terra destroys the orb, not wanting to know the truth about her past.

The other Titans deal with various issues of their own. Donna’s divorce hearing is disrupted by a terrorist attack, which incites the judge to grant custody of her son, Robert, to Terry Long. It is revealed this is actually a plot by the Crimelord in an attempt to break Donna’s spirit. Later, Donna tries to forget her troubles by helping Minion adjust to life on earth with assistance from Kyle Rayner. His romance with Donna beginning to blossom, Kyle visits the grave of his girlfriend, Alex. Later, new members Supergirl and Impulse relate the tales of how they were each invited for Titans membership. And Damage tries to master his mostly-unstable powers.

Curious about the Time Trapper’s message, Terra – an a new costume – visits the first Terra’s grave, only to find an empty coffin!

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Year One.”
>> This story takes place after the events of New Titans #121, but before New Titans #122.
>> This story reveals how Supergirl and Impulse joined the team.
>> Terra gets a new costume this issue.
>> This story hints that Terra II may actually be Terra I, an idea of then-editor Pat Garrahy.
>> It is revealed that Mirage, Terra II and Deathwing are all from this timeline, and have been sleeper agents of the Time Trapper.


New Titans #122
cover date: June 1995

Credits:
The Crimelord/Syndicate War, part 2 of 4: “Syndicate Rites”
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Finn Harris
Inker: Keith Champagne & Rich Rankin
Colorist: Chris Matthys
Letters: Albert Deguzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: unknown

Synopsis, Deathstoke #48: The Crimelord/Syndicate War: part 1 of 4: Rose Wilson confronts Slade and blames him for her mother’s death; Slade is intentially cruel to Rose because he feels distancing himself from her is in her best interest. Later, Wintergreen petitions to adopt her, but Slade has already made arrangements with Sarge Steel to place her into the Titans’ custody. In Tibet, Crimelord’s agents – Coven and Slagg – retrieve the brain-dead body of Mammoth. In Munich, a female Vigilante decimates Syndicate troops.

The Crimelord threatens the government with nuclear weapons, leading Sarge Steel to send Deathstroke and the Titans to a stronghold in Dallas. Crimelord is actually setting up the Titans to attack a base of the alien criminal cartel known as The Syndicate. In doing so, two of his enemies are pitted against each other, leaving him free to advance his own plans. After destroying a Syndicate freighter, all the Titans fall to the Syndicate troops, except Deathstroke and Donna Troy.

Synopsis, New Titans #122: The Crimelord/Syndicate War: part 2 of 4: Deathstroke and Darkstar battle Syndicate troops in Dallas; Darkstar and the Titans are captured while Slade is presumed dead. Minion and Green Lantern console Mirage, who is still recuperating, and get a call from Sarge Steel to return to headquarters. Upon returning they are introduced to their newest member, Rose Wilson; Rose voices her displeasure about being forced on the team, and Minion admires her spirit. Steel sends Minion and Green Lantern to assist the team in Dallas.

The Syndicate tries to find a way to siphon the Titans’ powers, until Deathstroke, Green Lantern and Minion help them escape. They repel the Syndicate, just in time for a new threat to arrive…. The Crimelord’s Force-Troops: Coven, Slagg, Mammoth, Deadzone, Powerhouse, Bolt, and Sudden Death.

Synopsis, Darkstars #32: The Crimelord/Syndicate War: part 3 of 4: The Titans and Deathstroke are caught between the Syndicate’s army and The Crimelord’s Force-Troops: Coven, Slagg, Mammoth, Deadzone, Powerhouse, Bolt, and Sudden Death. Deathstroke is able to learn some of the locations of The Crimelord’s nuclear weapons. They are able to barely hold their own – but then the calvary arrives: John Stewart and a swarm of Darkstars.

Synopsis, Deathstroke #49: The Crimelord/Syndicate War: part 4 of 4: Steve Dayton agrees to help Sarge Steel with his new holographic computer system. Later, Sarge Steel enlists Deathstroke, the Titans, the Outsiders, the Blood Pack, Extreme Justice and Hawkman to retrieve The Crimelord’s nuclear weapons. The heroes are able to locate the bombs, which forces Crimelord to move up his timetable. Crimelord merges with his intelligent computer system known as Zarina – and reveals himself as Steve Dayton.

Notes:
>> The events in New Titans Annual #11 take place before this story.
>> The events of Deathstroke #48 occur before New Titans #122: Wintergreen petitions to adopt her, but Slade has already made arrangements with Sarge Steel to place her into the Titans’ custody.
>> Rose Wilson officially joins the Titans tin New Titans #122.
>> This issue is part 2 of the The Crimelord/Syndicate War although it is not noted anywhere in the issue.
>> This story is continued in Darkstars #32 [part 3] and then in Deathstroke #49 [part 4].
>> Crimelord is revealed as Steve Dayton in Deathstroke #49.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #63
>> Deathstroke #48: The Crimelord/Syndicate War, part 1 of 4
>> Darkstars #32: The Crimelord/Syndicate War, part 3 of 4
>> Damage #14: “Picking Up The Pieces” Part 2 of 3


Deathstroke #50
August 1995

Credits:
Story: Marv Wolfman and Dale Hrebik
Artist: Sergio Cariello
Inker: Will Blyberg
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Sergio Cariello

Synopsis: Steve Dayton – now revealed as The Crimelord – recalls the recent events that led to his current criminal role. He had injected the mento chip into his own hypothalamus, and achieved a new awareness, although it had driven him mad with power. He reveals he framed Deathstroke for the murder of a U.S. Senator in an agressive plan to gain control of the world. Now, Deathstroke and Wintergreen invade Dayton’s technodome and piece everything together – including his identity as Crimelord.

Deathstroke finds evidence of Dayton’s macabre experiements – an evolution of the technology that was used to create The Hybrid and Pantha. Slade discovers clones of all the world leaders, who Dayton plans to use in his mad plan for world conquest. Slade fends off Dayton’s mutates and locates Dayton himself. Meanwhile, the Titans, the Outsiders, the Blood Pack, Extreme Justice, Hawkman and Aquaman retrieve The Crimelord’s nuclear weapons – working with Sarge Steel and Checkmate.

Once exposed, Dayton enacts his escape plan. By merging with his intelligent computer system Zarina, Dayton plans to merge his essence into the worldwide web, giving himself immortality and control of the world’s computer systems. But Dayton’s computer system crashes before entry, leaving him now floating somewhere in the void of cyberspace. The government finds no sign of Dayton upon searching his destroyed technodome.

Just as Slade is finally cleared of all charges against him, The Ravager enters the scene and attacks. Slade subdues him long enough to unmask him – and discovers the Ravager is his own half-brother, Wade DeFarge.

Notes:
>> The New Titans appear in this story, which takes place after the events of New Titans #122, but before New Titans #123.
>> Steve Dayton merges with cyberspace this issue; Not seen again until Teen Titans (third series) #35, where the Doom Patrol appears with revamped continuity.
>> This story is continued in Deathstroke Annual #4: Wade DeFarge (Ravager III) relates how his hatred for his half-brother, Slade, grew over the years (a flashback featuring Joe and Grant Wilson and Addie Kane is related); Addie, now insane from Slade’s blood transfusion, dons the Vigilante costume and joins the fray, only to be shot between the eyes. Addie seemingly dies then rises in a morgue; Deathstroke defeats Ravager, who is brought into custody. A back-up story features Rose Wilson: Sarge Steel wonders about the hellion he has assumed custody of; Rose sneaks out against orders and runs into some street thugs.


New Titans #123
cover date: July 1995

Credits:
“Salvation”
Plot: Marv Wolfman
Dialogue: Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: J.B. Jones
Inker: Rich Rankin
Colorist: Chris Matthys & Ed Lazellari
Letters: John Costandza
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: Minion reflects on his new life since the events that destroyed his planet. He tells the Titans about revisiting his desolate former home, only to discover what he believed to be marauders. The aliens were actually “preservers,” a collective that tries to preserve the cultures of dead planets. Minion made peace with the preservers and thought of how to honor the memories of his family and planet. Minion tells the Titans he no longer is consumed by revenge. Arsenal offers him a place with the Titans and Minion accepts.

Notes:
>> Minion formally joins the team with this issue, although he has been an ally since New Titans #117.
>> This issue tells the origin of Minion.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #64
>> Deathstroke #49: The Crimelord/Syndicate War, part 4
>> Darkstars #33
>> Damage #15: “Picking Up The Pieces” Part 3 of 3


New Titans #124
cover date: August 1995

Credits:
“Seige of the Zi Charram” Part 1 of 5
Story: Marv Wolfman and Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Keith Champagne & Jason Martin
Colorist: Joshua Myers
Letters: Albert DeGuzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado & Newell

Synopsis, New Titans #124: “Seige of the Zi Charram” part 1 of 5: Sarge Steel calls on the Titans to investigate a space anomoly. Donna Troy welcomes her Darkstar liason, Annie Bonelli, and her two sons to Titans headquarters. The team prepares for space travel, while Impulse misses his ride and remains stranded on earth. Rose Wilson remain on earth in Titans headquarters. While investigating the strange interstellar phenomenon called a “gravity well” that had appeared near Jupiter, the New Titans team is pulled through the well to another galaxy. Now thousands of light years from home, the Titans encounter a group of hostile aliens. And the team is separated in deep space.

Synopsis, Green Lantern #65: “Seige of the Zi Charram” part 2 of 5: Green Lantern and Supergirl locate Arsenal, Terra, Mirage and Damage and free them from the Progenitors’ prison. Another prisoner informs them that the Progenitors have razed through the Zi Charam galaxy conquering all in their path. The Titans reconvene and decide to stop the Progenitors before they eventually reach earth.

Synopsis, Darkstars #34: “Seige of the Zi Charram” part 3 of 5: Contacted by the ruling council of Zi Charam, the Titans are charged with finding the components of a powerful bioweapon that will bring an end to the threat posed by the Progenitors before they defeat the forces of Zi Charam and make their way towards Earth. Darkstar and Terra are successful in obtaining the first component. Meanwhile, at Titans headquarters, Darkstar liason Annie Bonelli encounters her violent ex-husband – who violates his restraining order and demands to reclaim his two sons – at gunpoint.

Synopsis, Damage #16: “Seige of the Zi Charram” part 4 of 5: The Titans are able to obtain all the elements needed to build a bioweapon. But once they meet with the Zi Charam council, they learn the nature of the bioweapon: it releases a plague that will sterilize the entire race of Progenitors – in effect, commiting genocide.

Notes:
>> The five-part “Seige of the Zi Charram” crooses over into other titles: New Titans #124-125 [part 1 & 5], Green Lantern #65 [part 2], Darkstars #34 [part 3], Damage #16 [part 4].

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #65: “Seige of the Zi Charram” part 2 of 5
>> Deathstroke #50: New Titans appear to stop the Crimelord. Working with Sarge Steel and Checkmate, Slade is able to prove that the assassination attempt was actually a plan of the Crimelord, Steve Dayton.
>> Deathstroke Annual #4: Deathstroke Annual #4: Wade DeFarge (Ravager III) relates how his hatred for his half-brother, Slade, grew over the years (a flashback featuring Joe and Grant Wilson and Addie Kane is related); Addie, now insane from Slade’s blood transfusion, dons the Vigilante costume and joins the fray, only to be shot between the eyes. Addie seemingly dies then rises in a morgue; Deathstroke defeats Ravager, who is brought into custody. A back-up story features Rose Wilson: Sarge Steel wonders about the hellion he has assumed custody of; Rose sneaks out against orders and runs into some street thugs.
>> Darkstars #34: “Seige of the Zi Charram” part 3 of 5
>> Damage #16: “Seige of the Zi Charram” part 4 of 5


New Titans #125
cover date: September 1995

Credits:
“Seige of the Zi Charram” Part 5 of 5
Story: Marv Wolfman and Michael Jan Friedman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Keith Champagne
Colorist: Chris Matthys
Letters: Albert DeGuzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: Darkstar liason Annie Bonetti is being held at gunpoint by her violent ex-husband, who demands to take his two sons with him. Rose Wilson intervenes and subdues him, while Annie worries about Rose’s emotional stablility.

In the Zi Charam galaxy, the Titans try to stop the Zi Charam council from activating a bioweapon that will sterilize their brutal enemies, the Progenitors. Arsenal and most of the team think genocide is not the solution. Minion, Darkstar and Arsenal are able to use the weapon to only infect the Zi Charam council and the Titans – which means that if the Progenitors come anywhere near them, they will be sterlized. This forces the Progenitors to leave the Zi Charam galaxy. The Titans use the gravity well to return home. Realizing the reappearance of the well must be more than coincidence, the Titans surmise that someone orchestrated events to send them to Zi Charam. Elsewhere, a mysterious alien notes the Titans’ success.

Notes:
>> The five-part “Seige of the Zi Charram” crooses over into other titles: New Titans #124-125 [part 1 & 5], Green Lantern #65 [part 2], Darkstars #34 [part 3], Damage #16 [part 4].
>> This double-sized issue features a wraparound cover, detailed information and schematics of the New Titans Liberty Island Headquarters and USS Argus Satellite Base. It also features an Impulse pin-up and a Pantha/Wildebeest pin-up by Tom Raney.
>> The events of Deatshtroke #51 take place after this issue; Damage brings Rose Wilson to the hospital, her meta-gene powers having kicked in. Rose has an extensive precognitive vision where she sees her father’s future, caught in a grudge match with Hawkman.

Also Published This Month:
>> Nightwing [mini-series] #1 of 4
>> Green Lantern #66
>> Deathstroke #51: As Damage brings Rose Wilson to the hospital, her meta-gene powers kicked in. Rose has an extensive precognitive vision where she sees her father’s future, caught in a grudge match with Hawkman.
>> Damage #17: While Bounty fails in his task, Damage succeeds in destroying a healthy portion of Titans HQ – on national TV no less! Following a blow-up between him and the Titans’ leader, Arsenal, Grant has left New York and the Titans with Mandra’s sister, Megan, in hopes of salvaging what is left of his life.
>> Darkstars #35: The Flash guest-stars when he and Donna Troy must investigate the disappearance of a mercenary expedition in Antarctica.


New Titans #126
cover date: October 1995

Credits:
“Going Home”
Story: Dale Hrebik
Artist: Rick Mays
Inker: Rick Mays
Colorist: Chris Matthys
Letters: Albert DeGuzman
Assistant Editor: Keri Kowalski
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: Arsenal reflects on his new role as leader as he visits his friends – former Checkmate operatives Martin and Erika Santos. Meanwhile, at Titans headquarters, Impulse confides in “Arsenal” that he has a crush on Rose Wilson. “Arsenal” is actually Mirage, who was unaware that she had subconciously assumed his appearance. Her powers seem to be increasing in strange new ways.

Then, Mirage, Donna Troy and Kyle Rayner are ambushed by the younger Titans – Terra, Minion, Supergirl, Impulse and Rose Wilson – who incite a playful round of wargames. Mirage continues to exhibit new abilities as her illusions stay even when she moves. And hormones rage as Mirage finds herself attracted to Arsenal, while Rose finds herself attracted to Kyle Rayner, while Terra hints she is attracted to Minion. But events take a serious turn when Rose Wilson lashes out at Donna Troy when she tries to mother her; Rose is still reeling over the death of her own mother.

Arsenal later confides in Supergirl, as he muses over his new role as father figure to some of the younger Titans. Elsewhere, at S.T.A.R. Labs, the stasis chamber containing Changeling is shattered – and the demon-infected shape shifter is free again.

Notes:
>> Mirage exhibits some new abilities – carrying over a subplot from New Titans #117, where Psimon unwittingly unlocks new psionic abilities in her. These new abilities have yet to be explored.
>> Last New Titans issue with Rose Wilson as a member; In Deathstroke #55, she informs Slade that she is leaving him and the Titans to live with a friend of her mother.
>> Last issue with Supergirl as a member; the details of her resigning remain a mystery.

Also Published This Month:
>> Nightwing [mini-series] #2 of 4
>> Green Lantern #67
>> Deathstroke #52: Rose appears for one panel, worrying the grudge match with Hawkman and her father is beginning. Hawkman battles Deathstroke.
>> Damage #18
>> Darkstars #36: Darkstar and the Flash struggle to return a group of fugitive convicts to their Antarctic prison.


New Titans #127
cover date: November 1995

Credits:
“Meltdown” part 1 of 4
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Will Blyberg & Fred Fredericks
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: On a shuttle craft in space above the planet Okaara, Komand’r and a wounded Koriand’r struggle to escape from a Gordanian attack. On Tamaran, a fleet of ships is led by General Ph’yzzon, a brave alien soldier. Komand’r and Koriand’r are rescued by a Technis ship and a strange entity occupying the ship, who takes the sisters to earth after repelling the Gordanians. En route, the ship senses two souls within Starfire.

Back on earth, Terra rushes Mirage to S.T.A.R. Labs in San Francisco when she experiences great abdominal pain. Meanwhile, Damage quits the team after an intense arguement with Arsenal. And just as Minion prepares to leave the team as well, Changeling breaks out of S.T.A.R. Labs, still partially infected with a Trigon seed. The Titans contain Changeling in San Francisco, where Starfire and her sister arrive in a Technis ship. Also emerging from the Technis craft is a bio-technical energy being known as Cyberion – who reveals to the Titans that they once knew him as Cyborg!

Notes:
>> Rose Wilson, Impulse and Supergirl do not appear in the last four issues of the series; Their last appearance as Titans is in New Titans #126.
>> Rose announces to Deathstroke she is leaving the Titans to be on her own in Deathstroke #55.
>> First appearance of Vic Stone as Cyberion.
>> Damage quits the team this issue. His story continues in Damage #18.
>> First Appearance of General Ph’yzzon this issue; later revealed to be Starfire’s husband.
>> Last issue edited by Pat Garrahy.

Also Published This Month:
>> Nightwing [mini-series] #3 of 4
>> Green Lantern #68: Donna & Kyle battle Neron’s demonically-enhanced villains
>> Deathstroke #53
>> Damage #19
>> Darkstars #37


New Titans #128
cover date: December 1995

Credits:
“Meltdown” part 2 of 4
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Will Blyberg
Editor: Dan Thorsland
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: As the Titans react to Victor Stone’s new form as Cyberion, Starfire shocks the team when she emits a white soul self in an attempt to cure Changeling, who is still infected with a Trigon seed. Cyberion briefly reunites with Sarah Charles and senses a glimmer of his humanity once again. After Starfire relates her planet’s peril, a group of Titans – Donna Troy, Arsenal, Minion, Changeling – accompany her and Cyberion back to the stars. They hope to cure Changeling as well.

Meanwhile, Mirage reveals that she is still pregnant and about to give birth. She concealed her pregnancy and faked a miscarriage because she was ashamed of carrying Deathwing’s child. Terra remains by Miri’s side as the Titans head into space. In the Vegan sector, the Psions plot with an unseen individual, who orders Tamaran be destroyed. As Starfire arrives with her sister and the Titans, they all watch helplessly as Tamaran is utterly destroyed, with Starfire’s parents still on the surface of the planet.

Notes:
>> Rose Wilson, Impulse and Supergirl do not appear in the last four issues of the series; Their last appearance as Titans is in New Titans #126.
>> Death of King Myand’r and Queen Luand’r, and most of the inhabitants of Tamran in this issue.

Also Published This Month:
>> Nightwing [mini-series] #4 of 4
>> Green Lantern #69
>> Deathstroke #54
>> Damage #20: Final Issue.
>> Darkstars #38: Final Issue.


New Titans #129
cover date: January 1996

Credits:
“Meltdown” part 3 of 4
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Jordi Ensign, Will Blyberg
Editor: Dan Thorsland
Cover Art: William Rosado

Synopsis: General Ph’yzzon and the remaining Tamaraneans settle on a nearby planet, still devastated from the destruction of Tamaran. Starfire confides in Donna Troy that she felt compelled to leave earth after being infected with one of Evil Raven’s Trigon seeds. A mysterious shadow creature then abducts Starfire and Changeling, as Cyberion is left to witness the destruction of the Technis bio-technical race, who he had merged with. The shadowed figure reveals herself as Evil Raven, having survived their last encounter.

On the planet surface, Ph’yzzon and the Titans repel the Gordanians as Ph’yzzon exhibits his ‘binary’ powers in full force. After the skirmish, Ph’yzzon reveals his powers were a product of Psion experimentation. He then relates how he met and fell in love with Starfire and also reveals something else: Three weeks after the war, Starfire became his wife!

Notes:
>> Rose Wilson, Impulse and Supergirl do not appear in the last four issues of the series; Their last appearance as Titans is in New Titans #126.
>> Ph’yzzon reveals he is Starfire’s husband this issue.

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #70: Donna Troy breaks up with Kyle Rayner; These events occur after this issue.
>> Deathstroke #55: Rose Wilson announces to Deathstroke she is leaving the Titans to be on her own; Appears next in JLA/Titans #2.


New Titans #130
cover date: February 1996

Credits:
“Meltdown” part 4 of 4
Story: Marv Wolfman
Artist: William Rosado
Inker: Will Blyberg
Editor: Dan Thorsland
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis: Having captured Changeling and Starfire, Evil Raven relates Raven’s life story. Months ago, Evil Raven thought she was infecting Starfire with an evil Trigoin seed, but in truth, it was the good soul of Raven, long thought lost after the defeat of the Wildebeest Society. With Raven’s soul within her, Starfire underwent a Warrior ritual and returned to Tamaran; This was Raven’s soul trying to protect itself, away from Evil Raven, who was nothing more than an avatar of Trigon’s evil.

Allying herself with the Psions and Gordanians, Evil Raven’s true goal was to locate Starfire and destroy ‘good’ Raven. Then she would be free to unleash Trigon once again. The Titans are able to destroy Evil Raven utterly, and restore good Raven into a new spiritual golden body. During the battle, Changeling was also cured of evil influence.

Starfire decides to rebuild her culture on a new planet dubbed New Tamaran. Now reunited with her husband, Ph’yzzon, Raven even sense that Starfire is with child. Raven expresses a desire to stay on New Tamaran. Cyberion, now feeling more emotion than he has in months, elects to travel the stars and Gar Logan accompanies him. On earth, Mirage gives birth to a healthy baby. For many Titans, it’s not an ending, but a new beginning.

Notes:
>> Final Issue.
>> Rose Wilson, Impulse and Supergirl do not appear in the last four issues of the series; Their last appearance as Titans is in New Titans #126.
>> Nightwing, Damage and Impulse make short cameos at the end of this issue.
>> This issue features a cover by George Pérez that is an homage to New Teen Titans #1 in 1980.
>> Raven is cleansed of evil and given a new golden body; Appears next in JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative mini-series.
>> Cyborg appears next in JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative mini-series.
>> Minion appears next in JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative mini-series.
>> Changeling appears next in Teen Titans (second series) #22.
>> Terra appears next in Adventures of Superman #557 features the “Millennium Giants” storyline; Geo-Force and Terra II defend Markovia, revealing that Terra II settled in Markovia following the events of New Titans #130.
>> Mirage appears next in JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative mini-series.
>> Although it is stated Mirage gives birth to a baby boy in this story, it is later established as a baby girl, named Julienne, in JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative (mini-series) #3.
>> Starfire’s pregnancy is never mentioned again.
>> Starfire appears next in Final Night Preview; Her marriage is depicted as a marriage of state in that story; New Tamaran is destroyed by the Sun Eater in that story, resulting in the death of Ph’yzzon.
>> Blackfire appears next in Final Night Preview, where she is seemingly killed in the explosion of New Tamaran. It is later revealed she survived in Rann/Thanagar War (mini-series) #1 in 2005.
>> Donna Troy and Green Lantern appear next in Green Lantern #70, where Donna and Kyle break up.
>> Chronologically, this Titans team appears next in Titans Secret Files & Origins #1, where the dissolution of Arsenal’s team is told.
>> Arsenal appears next in Arsenal Special #1, where he severs his government ties with Sarge Steel; chronologically takes place after Titans Secret Files & Origins #1.
>> Deathstroke’s series lasts a few issues longer but it is canceled with Deathstroke #60.
>> The Teen Titans concept is revived in 1996 with Teen Titans (second series) #1, a new teenage team with Argent, Risk, Joto, Prysm and Atom, de-aged after the events of “Zero Hour.”

Also Published This Month:
>> Green Lantern #70: Donna Troy breaks up with Kyle Rayner; These events occur after this issue.
>> Deathstroke #55: Rose Wilson announces to Deathstroke she is leaving the Titans to be on her own; Appears next in JLA/Titans #2.


Annuals


New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #1
cover date: 1985

Credits:
“The Vanguard”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Ed Hannigan
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Cover Art: Ed Hannigan and Dennis Janke

Synopsis:
Jericho reads up about a case from the Titans’ past. A team of super-powered beings which traverses the universe helping worlds who need them, The Vanguard arrived on Earth, battling and attempting to capture Superman. Before they could abduct the Man of Steel, the New Teen ‘Titans intervened, but quickly realized that this could not be the real Superman. As it turned out, the Superman that was captured was a robot. The combined might of the Titans and the Vanguard proved enough to overcome Brainiac and his re-channeled super-energy. They rescued Superman after Brainiac’s own energy was scattered across the cosmos. The Titans and the Man of Steel turned to Earth and The Vanguard continued Its travels.

Notes:
>> The framing sequence takes place before New Teen Titans (second series) #13.
>> The flashback story takes place right after New Teen Titans (first series) #39.
>> First and only appearance of the Vanguard, which is comprised of Anti-Matterman, Black Nebula, Solarr, White dwarf, Scanner, and Drone.
>> This story was original slated to be an original graphic novel.


New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #2
cover date: 1986

Credits:
First story: “Revenge of the Rusting Reptiles from Outer Space”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: José Luis García-Lopez
Second story: “The Book of Blood”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Art: Jim Baikie
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Cover Art: John Byrne

Synopsis, First Story:
Donna Troy tells her stepdaughter, Jenny, a bedtime story: Giant dinosaurs run amok on Easter Island and it’s up to the Titans and the new female Dr. Light to stop them.

Synopsis, Second Story: Mother Mayhem tells the Titans the origin of Brother Blood. The cult of Brother Blood is over 700 years old. It began when a Christian priest named Brother Sebastian came upon what may be the prayer shawl of Christ. Whatever it was, it gave him invulnerability and drastically slowed his aging process. In order to gain the shawl, Sebastian had to slay the priest that led the Crusade’s armies to invade Zandia. With his dying breath, the rebel priest cursed Sebastian, saying that the son must slay the father before the father’s 100th birthday. Ignoring the curse, Sebastian donned the mantle and declared himself Brother Blood. It was this Brother Blood who began the practice of bathing in blood. There were seven Brother Bloods before the current one, who was born in 1941. The 20th Century Blood had the benefit of an Oxford education and extensive travels. He eventually returned to Zandia, slew his father, and became the new Brother Blood. Mother Mayhem then reveals to the Titans she is pregnant with Blood’s child.

Notes:
>> Origin of Brother Blood revealed.
>> This story takes place somewhere around New Teen Titans (second series) #26-28.
>> John Bryne draws Marv Wolfman into the story as a man who just relocated from New York to California, only to see his new house destroyed. At the time of this tale, Wolfman had just relocated to the West Coast.


New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #3
cover date: 1987

Credits:
“Godiva”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Mike Collins
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Marv Wolfman
Cover Art: Mitch O’Connell

Synopsis:
While on a mission in Tokyo, John and Cherie are kidnapped by the fanatical mercenary, Godiva, for their knowledge of a secret missile site. Danny seeks help from fellow CBI agent, King Faraday, but Faraday is denied permission from his higher-ups. Acting on his own, Danny taps into the CBI computers and summons the Titans, who, with the help of Danny, rescue John and Cherie Chase. After the mission, the Titans allow Danny to join the team. This meant going public with his powers, which required the Chases’ permission. The Chases agree to this, and Danny becomes an enthusiastic member of the New Teen Titans.

Notes:
>> First appearance of Godiva. Appears next in New Teen Titans (second series) #44.
>> First appearance of Danny Chase. Origin revealed. Joins the team this issue and appears next in New Teen Titans (second series) #40.
>> A text page reveals Marv Wolfman’s thoughts on the addition of Danny Chase. It also has character designs of Danny Chase and Godiva.
>> This adventure takes place between New Teen Titans (second series) #39 and #40.


New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #4
cover date: 1988

Credits:
First story: “Whom the gods would destroy…”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Eduardo Barreto, Gordon Purcell, Colleen Doran, Kelley Jones, Ty Templeton, Mike Collins, Paris Cullins
Inker: Romeo Tanghal, Eduardo Barreto, Chen, Dick Giordano, Ty Templeton, Karl Kesel, Rick Magyar, Dennis Janke
Secons story: “The Private Life of Titans Tower”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Art: Chuck Fiala
Editor: Barbara Kesel
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis, First Story:
Nightwing and the Titans all experience sleepless nights, as their dreams are being invaded. The Children of the Sun are behind the attacks in their dreams through a mysterious man known as Muse. Raven is able to rally the Titans to defeat him, and he is left incoherent and mentally shocked. Carl Vesper, one of the leaders of the shadow group, despairs at Muse’s failure.

Synopsis, First Story: The Titans Tower provides a tour of itself in a humorous tale.

Notes:
>> The Children of the Sun appear; Last seen in New Teen Titans (second series) #45-46 (where they corrupted Vicki Grant); Full origin revealed in New Titans Annual #5
>> This issue contains an extra story, “Private Lives,” which all Annuals featured this year.


Secret Origins Annual #3
cover date: 1989

Credits:
“Pieces of the Puzzle”
Writer: George Pérez
Art: Tom Grummet & George Pérez (1-3, 63-66)
Grant Miehm & Anthony Vanbruggen (4,5,20,21,42,52,57-62)
Irv Novick & Ty Templeton (6-11)
Michael Bair (12-14,25,33,50,51,53,54)
Trevor Von Eden (15-19,22-24)
Dave Cockrum & Larry Mahlstedt (26-32)
Kevin Maquire & Karl Kesel (34-37)
Mark Bright & Akin, Garvey (38-41)
Colleen Doran & Romeo Tanghal (43-49)
Dick Giordano (55-56)
Editor: Mark Waid
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis:
After a date with Kory, Dick Grayson suffers an extended nightmare hosted by a mysterious figure in a cloak. As Dick relives his career as a Titan, the cloaked figure tries to weaken his spirit and portray the Teen Titans as failures, through their inception to the present day. Mal Duncan and Lilith Clay break into Dick’s dream and reveal the truth: The cloaked figure is actually the Gargoyle, an old adversary from the Titans’ early days.

It is revealed that the Gargoyle is actually a transformed Mr. Twister, the very first foe that was beaten by the combined might of Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad. Years ago, the negative-energy-feeding Antithesis pulled Mr. Twister into limbo and transformed him into the Gargoyle, a hideous beast with strange powers. Since then, Gargoyle has worked as a pawn of Antithesis, trying to vex the Teen Titans, or help his master escape limbo. Gargoyle also corrupted Mal Duncan’s computer-programed “Gabriel’s Horn”, so that each time Mal used it, the fabric of limbo would be slightly torn. The cumulative effect would break the barrier between limbo and earth and free Gargoyle and Antithesis.

Once the Titans discover this, Mal destroys his Gabriel Horn, thwarting the evil pair. Again among friends, Dick Grayson proposes a toast to the Titans.

Notes:
>> This issue includes Who’s Who entries for Flamebird, Golden Eagle, Bumblebee, The Herald, Antithesis, and Gargoyle – all by George Pérez.
>> This issue reveals the revised history of the Teen Titans, after the reality-altering events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
>> First appearance of Bette Kane as Flamebird (formerly Bat-Girl in old Pre-Crisis continuity).This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> First appearance of Mal Duncan as Herald (formerly Guardian, then Hornblower, in old Pre-Crisis continuity).This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> Lilith’s origin as the daughter of Thia (New Teen Titans (second series) #7-10) no longer valid; theTitans of Myth role in Donna Troy’s past, as revealed in New Titans #50-55, effectively negated Thia as Lilith’s mother; Lilith once again is a woman with an unknown past. This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> It is revealed Lilith dated Dove during the original organization of Titans West. This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> First appearance Golden Eagle in revised costume. Golden Eagle’s new armor retroactively replaces by old costume in future stories and flashbacks.
>> Gnarrk’s history with the Titans has also been altered; See New Titans #56 for Gnarrk’s revised history.
>> Mr. Jupiter does not appear in this revised history. He is later reintegrated into Titans continuity with Teen Titans (second series) #1 in 1996, where it is established that he did indeed fund the team.
>> Duela Dent (Joker’s Daughter) does not appear in this revised history. She is later reintegrated into Titans continuity with JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative #2 in 1999, where she begins to claim that she is the daughter of various super-criminals.
>> Gargoyle and Mr. Twister revealed as the same entity in this story.
>> This Annual includes a 1-page text article detailing the published history of the Teen Titans, by Mark Waid.
>> This story takes place shortly after New Titans #55.


New Titans Annual #5
cover date: 1989

Credits:
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Chuck Wozniak
Inker: Carlos Garzon
Cover Art: Chuck Wozniak and George Pérez

Synopsis:
When Cyborg is targeted by The Children of the Sun, he learns of his father’s bizarre connection to the clandestine group.

Years ago, a man named Raymond Dark worked with Cyborg’s father, Silas Stone, at Westchester Sciences. Dark proposed use of nuclear power, but Silas thought his measures were too unstable. Dark went over his head and accused Silas of being a communist sympathizer. Under a cloud of suspicion, Silas was forced to leave Westchester Science, and he assumed a job at S.T.A.R. Labs with his wife, Elinore. Westchester Sciences read Silas’ report after he had left, and ultimately agreed with his findings. They pulled the plug on his projects. Furious, Dark left the company and swore revenge on Silas Stone, who he blamed for his misfortunes.

Dark left and created his own company, which he called the Children of the Sun. Garbed in a black hooded robe, Dark had become obsessed and power mad. In his words: “So now we push ahead to create a new sun. To create a world greater than any God ever did. We are greater than Hyperion and Thia! We are greater than Zeus and Hera! And one day we will be worshipped!” To this end, Dark created a process which granted super powers, but would kill its victims in a number of hours. He recruited people to his cause and sent them on suicide missions to further his vision to cleanse the world to make it ready for his eventual rule.

Now learning of Cyborg’s identity as the son of Silas Stone, Dark attacks the Titans and those close to Cyborg. The Titans fight his super-powered dupes and eventually find the lair of the Children of the Sun. Meanwhile, Dark’s followers grow tired of his obsessions regarding Silas Stone, which they think detracts from their true goals. They revolt and kill Dark, intent on still carrying out his new-world vision. The Titans intervene, however, and track them down. The remaining Children of the Sun attempt to board a submarine and escape. However, during their escape, the sub explodes, thus putting an end to the Children of the Sun.

Also in this Annual: New Who’s Who Entries for Troia, the Titan Seeds and the Titans of Myth, all drawn by Tom Grummett; a 5-page segment called “Comiquirer”, which offers a tabloid-like look at each of the Titans.

Notes:
>> Origin of Children of the Sun.
>> First appearance of Raymond Dark, leader of the Children of the Sun.
>> The Children of the Sun are destroyed this issue.
>> The original Children of the Sun were the sons and daughters of the mad-Titan, Thia; Post-Crisis, Thia’s history was revised and a different Children of the Sun group appeared in New Teen Titans (second series) #45-46 (where they corrupted Vicki Grant) and New Teen Titans (second series) Annual #4 (where they attacked the Titans in their dreams).
>> This issue’s cover advertising a “Secrets of the Titans Tower” by Tom Grummett, but no such feature is in the issue itself.
>> This issue contains new Who’s Who Entries for Troia, the Titan Seeds and the Titans of Myth, all drawn by Tom Grummett.
>> This Annual also contains a 5-page segment called “Comiquirer”, which offers a tabloid-like look at each of the Titans.
>> This issue takes place after New Titans #55.


New Titans Annual #6
cover date: 1990

Credits:
“Starfire’s World”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Paris Cullins (chapter 1), Curt Swan (chapter 2), Tom Grindberg (chapter 3)
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson, Mike Carlin
Cover Art: Tom Grummett

Synopsis:
Karras’ sister Xyannis and her lover Zorgan are shown as wanton criminals. A flashback reveals the tragic past of Xyannis: At the time that Koriand’r was taken into slavery by the Citadel, Tharras and Salja were also supposed to send their eldest daughter, Xyannis. However, King Tharras refused to comply with the order, and instead told the Citadelians that Xyannis had died during the attack by the Citadel on Tamaran. Instead, he put her in stasis and sent her into space so she could escape slavery. Everyone thought she had died, including her brother, Karras. As fate would have it, Xyannis nonetheless was found and put into slavery. In fact, she was bought and sold 17 times. Then, she came upon a new master, Zorgan, who had observed her powers of flight. He then set out to successfully win her in a gambling match from her current owner. Using his knowledge and her powers, they set out on a crime spree. Back in the present, Xyannis Zorgan flee the authorities and travel to Tamaran, where they claim innocence and manipulate the Tamaraneans into doing their fighting for them. Arriving on Tamaran, Xyannis is reunited with her brother, Karras, who is acting as advisor to Queen Komand’r.

Back on earth, The Titans battle the Society of Sin (formerly the Brotherhood of Evil), with their new member, Trinity. Following that, Queen Komand’r. summons her sister, Starfire to return to Tamaran to aid them. The Titans oblige and Starfire is reunited with her family and estranged husband, Karras.

The Titans and Tamaraneans are able to defeat the posse sent to bring in Xyannis and Zorgan. But Karras deduces the truth and learns they had all been played for fools. The Titans and Karras track down Xyannis and Zorgan to their planet. They had already enacted the second phase of their plan: they planted bombs all over the planet and threatened to detonate them unless they were given absolute power as leaders of the world. Karras fights his sister, but refuses to kill her. Her lover Zorgan kills her as she is about to reveal the locations of the remaining bombs. In a heated confrontation, both Karras and Zorgan are mortally wounded. Raven is able to use her powers to divine the locations of the remaining bombs before Zorgan dies. As Karras lay dying, he bids a tearful good-bye to Starfire and his love, Taryia. Later, Taryia reveals that she is pregnant with Karras’s child and that his bloodline would continue.

Notes:
>> Death of Karras, Starfire husband.
>> First appearances of Karras’ sister, Xyannis and her lover, Zorgan; both die in this story.
>> First appearance of Trinity.
>> The Brotherhood of Evil has changed their name to the Society of Sin.
>> Starfire married Karras in New Teen Titans (second series) #15-23, where she was forced into a marriage-of-state to keep peace in Tamaran.


New Titans Annual #7
cover date: 1991

Credits:
“2001:A Titans Odyssey”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Tom Grindberg, Willie Blyberg, Ian Akin
Inker: Al Vey
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Tom Grindberg

Synopsis:
Waverider reads an unconscious Nightwing to determine if he is fated to become the villain, Monarch. Instead, Waverider sees a bleak future where the son of Donna Troy, Lord Chaos, rules surpreme in the year 2001. Helping form a resistance, future-Nightwing is joined by several allies: Redwing, a bird girl that serves as his Robin-like sidekick; Kilowatt, a soldier crackling with electric energy; Mirage, an illusion casting woman who is in love with Nightwing; Nightrider, a heroic vampire, Prestor Jon, a living computer and and Terra, an identical doppelganger to the original psychotic traitor to the Titans. This resistance force is part of a larger network known as the Team Titans, led by an enigmatic leader from behind a computer screen. This leader claims he knew the Titans once, but his identity remains secret.

The Titans launch an attack on headquarters of the U.G. Corp, which stands on the site of Titans Tower. Looking to stop Lord Chaos’ distribution of mind-draining “numb dust,” the Titans barely escape with their lives. The Teamers return to their secret lair, and the leader reluctantly details his plan to his group: they must go back in time 10 years to kill Donna Troy before she can give birth to her son, who will turn out to be Lord Chaos.

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Armageddon 2001” and tied into Armageddon 2001 #1-2 bookend specials.
>> The events of this Annual are continued from New Titans #79, where a mysterious group of teenagers stalk Donna Troy.
>> The story continues continue in New Titans #80, where the Team Titans arrive in the present.
>> First full appearances of Mirage, Redwing, Killowat, Nightrider, Terra II, Future Nightwing/Later Deathwing and Lord Chaos.
>> The Team Titans leader was originally supposed to be Danny Chase but was later changed to be Monarch to tie into Zero Hour.


New Titans Annual #8
cover date: 1992

Credits:
“A Thousand Points of Light…”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Phil Jimenez, Curt Swan, Gabriel Morrissette & others
Inker: Ray McCarthy, Ken Branch, Andrew Pepoy, John Statema, Charles Barnett III, Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Jonathan Peterson
Cover Art: Phil Jimenez

Synopsis:
The Titans continue to try to repair Vic Stone’s damaged mind at S.T.A.R. Labs, with futile results. Meanwhile, Eclipso spreads his evil and possesses Red Star, who uses Cyborg’s brain-dead body as his personal soldier. Red Star and Cyborg encounter the Titans, which leads to the possession of several other Titans, including Changeling, Starfire, Pantha and even Deatshtroke. Nightwing and Vigilante Pat Trayce remain unaffected, and seek to rally the remaining heroes to battle their infected allies.

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Eclipso, The Darkness Within” and tied into Eclipso, The Darkness Within #1-2 bookend specials.
>> This story is continued in L.E.G.I.O.N. ’92 Annual #3, and the Eclipso Annuals & Special.
>> This story takes place before the events of “Total Chaos” in New Titans #90-92.


New Titans Annual #9
cover date: 1993

Credits:
“The Red Hand Blues”
Writer: Paul Witcover and Elizabeth Hand
Penciller: Malcolm Davis
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Malcolm Davis

Synopsis:
Seven extraterrestrial predators have come to Earth and slaughtered thousands of humans by feeding on their spinal fluids. At her home, teenager Courtney Mason rebels against her dysfunctional family by going on a spending spree. On the run in New Orleans, Courtney is kidnapped by a cult which sacrifices her to two of these insatiable parasites, Pritor and Lissik. The parasites’ bites unleashes the Animus, an impossibly strong extradimensional monster, which is now able to enter the world through Courtney.

Meanwhile, the Titans are called to investigate a biohazard situation in New Orleans on behalf of Steve Dayton. As Anima, Courtney seeks revenge against the cult and encounters the New Titans. Courtney – now a runaway reluctant super-hero –  realizes that her life is forever changed and that she just may be the most powerful force on Earth. She leaves her brother and father behind to start her new life.

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Bloodlines” and tied into Bloodbath #1-2 bookend specials.
>> First appearance of Anima.
>> This story takes place after the events of New Titans #99, but before New Titans #100.


New Titans Annual #10
cover date: 1994

Credits:
“Facets”
Plot by Marv Wolfman
Writer: Louise Simonson
Penciller: Scott Lee
Inker: Martin Griffiths, Kevin Conrad, Dan Davis
Editor: Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Mike Deodato, Jr.

Synopsis:
An evil witch-queen named Raven plots to bring forth her demon father in a fantasy realm known as N’Yarque. Raven performs transforming spells on the prisoners held captive in her Raven’s Nest. Her captives – Vict’r Stone, Changeling, Flash, Arsenal, Pantha, Don’na (Wonder Girl), and Nightwing – are given strange powers and abilities.

Using their powers, the seven transformed humans escape and seek the wizard known as Phantasm. Meanwhile, a woman is transformed by goblin mages and is the given the gift of ‘starfire.’ Starfire and the seven heroes rendezvous with Phantasm, but are attacked by Raven’s demon minions. Arsenal, under Raven’s thrall, impales Nightwing with a sword. Raven captures the heroes and departs. Phantasm uses the empathic souls of Zaratha to heal Nightwing.

Now empowered by these souls, Nightwing and Phantasm save the heroes and quell Raven’s attempts to bring forth Trigon, Raven’s demon father. Raven is now cured and her father’s evil and fades away. Phantasm offers the heroes a chance to becomes human again, but they have grown used to their new forms. Feeling these abilities have brought forth the best in them, they vow to defend their realm as heroic Titans!

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Elseworlds.”


New Titans Annual #11
cover date: 1995

Credits:
“After Year One”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Greg Land
Inker: Keith Champagne, Mike Sellers, Will Blyberg
Editor: Pat Garrahy
Cover Art: Greg Land

Synopsis:
Arsenals’ team of Titans reflect on various moments from their past. As Mirage and Terra settle in as team members, a strange orb appears, with messages for Mirage and Terra. The orb was sent by the Time Trapper, who reveals that Mirage, Deathwing and Terra are from this timeline, not an alternate timeline, as they had thought – which is why they survived the Zero Hour time crisis. Mirage is actually a runaway street urchin from Brazil. She had been implanted with false memories by the Time Trapper and turned into a “sleeper agent” who would fight the villainous Monarch in the coming Zero Hour event. The Time Trapper also reveals that Terra is from this timeline as well. The Trapper explains: “Terra, you come from this time period. I found you moments befo–“. At that point, Terra destroys the orb, not wanting to know the truth about her past.

The other Titans deal with various issues of their own. Donna’s divorce hearing is disrupted by a terrorist attack, which incites the judge to grant custody of her son, Robert, to Terry Long. It is revealed this is actually a plot by the Crimelord in an attempt to break Donna’s spirit. Later, Donna tries to forget her troubles by helping Minion adjust to life on earth with assistance from Kyle Rayner. His romance with Donna beginning to blossom, Kyle visits the grave of his girlfriend, Alex. Later, new members Supergirl and Impulse relate the tales of how they were each invited for Titans membership. And Damage tries to master his mostly-unstable powers.

Curious about the Time Trapper’s message, Terra – an a new costume – visits the first Terra’s grave, only to find an empty coffin!

Notes:
>> This annual is part of the summer theme, “Year One.”
>> This story takes place after the events of New Titans #121, but before New Titans #122.
>> This story reveals how Supergirl and Impulse joined the team.
>> Terra gets a new costume this issue.
>> This story hints that Terra II may actually be Terra I, an idea of then-editor Pat Garrahy.
>> It is revealed that Mirage, Terra II and Deathwing are all from this timeline, and have been sleeper agents of the Time Trapper.


Special Issues


Arsenal Special #1
cover date: 1996

Writer: C.J. Henderson
Art: Will Rosado
Inks: Rollins
Cover Art: Will Rosado

Synopsis: Arsenal goes on a mission for Sarge Steel to stop a crime boss in Hong Kong. Roy is arrested by the authorities, who are certain he is up to no good. Beaten, interrogated and locked in a nightmarish prison, the crimelord Roy was chasing does the unthinkable: he arranges for 40cc’s of pure-grade heroin to be mainlined into Roy’s arm, a most sadistic torture for a former-junkie. Arsenal is able to escape and bring down the crimelord. Later, Roy severs his ties to Sarge Steel when he learns Steel set him up.

Notes:
>> This special takes place following the events of New Titans #130 and the “Lost Pages” story in Titans Secret Files & Origins #1.


Secret Origins Annual #3
cover date: 1989

Credits:
“Pieces of the Puzzle”
Writer: George Pérez
Art: Tom Grummet & George Pérez (1-3, 63-66)
Grant Miehm & Anthony Vanbruggen (4,5,20,21,42,52,57-62)
Irv Novick & Ty Templeton (6-11)
Michael Bair (12-14,25,33,50,51,53,54)
Trevor Von Eden (15-19,22-24)
Dave Cockrum & Larry Mahlstedt (26-32)
Kevin Maquire & Karl Kesel (34-37)
Mark Bright & Akin, Garvey (38-41)
Colleen Doran & Romeo Tanghal (43-49)
Dick Giordano (55-56)
Editor: Mark Waid
Cover Art: George Pérez

Synopsis:
After a date with Kory, Dick Grayson suffers an extended nightmare hosted by a mysterious figure in a cloak. As Dick relives his career as a Titan, the cloaked figure tries to weaken his spirit and portray the Teen Titans as failures, through their inception to the present day. Mal Duncan and Lilith Clay break into Dick’s dream and reveal the truth: The cloaked figure is actually the Gargoyle, an old adversary from the Titans’ early days.

It is revealed that the Gargoyle is actually a transformed Mr. Twister, the very first foe that was beaten by the combined might of Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad. Years ago, the negative-energy-feeding Antithesis pulled Mr. Twister into limbo and transformed him into the Gargoyle, a hideous beast with strange powers. Since then, Gargoyle has worked as a pawn of Antithesis, trying to vex the Teen Titans, or help his master escape limbo. Gargoyle also corrupted Mal Duncan’s computer-programed “Gabriel’s Horn”, so that each time Mal used it, the fabric of limbo would be slightly torn. The cumulative effect would break the barrier between limbo and earth and free Gargoyle and Antithesis.

Once the Titans discover this, Mal destroys his Gabriel Horn, thwarting the evil pair. Again among friends, Dick Grayson proposes a toast to the Titans.

Notes:
>> This issue includes Who’s Who entries for Flamebird, Golden Eagle, Bumblebee, The Herald, Antithesis, and Gargoyle – all by George Pérez.
>> This issue reveals the revised history of the Teen Titans, after the reality-altering events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
>> First appearance of Bette Kane as Flamebird (formerly Bat-Girl in old Pre-Crisis continuity).This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> First appearance of Mal Duncan as Herald (formerly Guardian, then Hornblower, in old Pre-Crisis continuity).This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> Lilith’s origin as the daughter of Thia (New Teen Titans (second series) #7-10) no longer valid; theTitans of Myth role in Donna Troy’s past, as revealed in New Titans #50-55, effectively negated Thia as Lilith’s mother; Lilith once again is a woman with an unknown past. This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> It is revealed Lilith dated Dove during the original organization of Titans West. This is a retroactive continuity change.
>> First appearance Golden Eagle in revised costume. Golden Eagle’s new armor retroactively replaces by old costume in future stories and flashbacks.
>> Gnarrk’s history with the Titans has also been altered; See New Titans #56 for Gnarrk’s revised history.
>> Mr. Jupiter does not appear in this revised history. He is later reintegrated into Titans continuity with Teen Titans (second series) #1 in 1996, where it is established that he did indeed fund the team.
>> Duela Dent (Joker’s Daughter) does not appear in this revised history. She is later reintegrated into Titans continuity with JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative #2 in 1999, where she begins to claim that she is the daughter of various super-criminals.
>> Gargoyle and Mr. Twister revealed as the same entity in this story.
>> This Annual includes a 2-page text article detailing the published history of the Teen Titans, by Mark Waid.
>> This story takes place shortly after New Titans #55.


Titans Sell-Out Special #1
cover date: 1992

Credits:
“The Titans $ell-Out $pecial” or “The Buck Stops Here”
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Art: Tom Grummett, Steve Erwin, Adam Hughes, John Statema, John Costanza
Inks: Al Vey, Adam Hughes, Ken Branch, Charles Barnett, Dave Hunt
Editor: Jonathan Peterson and Rob Simpson
Cover Art: Kevin Maguire

Synopsis:
After the Titans once again caused property damage in New York, Councilwoman Elizabeth Alderman once again hunts the team for monetary retribution. Feeling their funds depleted and reputation tarnished, the Titans consider Steve Dayton’s suggestion to cash in on the Titans’ name and increase their Q rating. The entire Titans team, along with the Team Titans, head for Hollywood with Dayton. The team makes a deal to license themselves for toys and a cartoon series. The Titans are horrified, however, when they see “Teeny Titans,” a sugar-coated kiddie-version of their exploits, with unflattering portrayals of each teammate. Thoroughly outraged, the Titans leave Hollywood no better off then when they arrived.

Notes:
>> This issue takes place after the events in Team Titans #3. The Titans appear next in New Titans #93.
>> This issue containsa fold-out poster by Art Thibert for a Nightwing limited series he was slated to write and draw. The mini-series was never produced.
>> This issue contains a multi-page segment of the “Teeny Titans” cartoon, using a Warner Bros. “Tiny Toons”-type animation style.


Appearances of Note

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Action Comics Weekly #613-618 [1988]: “The Cheshire Contract” A 6-part Nightwing story with Speedy. In 1988, Action Comics experimented with a new format from issues #601-642: Each issue contained six 8-page short stories and switched to a weekly format. Nightwing encounters Speedy as they stop some illegal contraband. Speedy tells Nightwing he is on a case for the Central Bureau of Intelligence [CBI] and enlists his help in tracking down Cheshire. Speedy and Nightwing discuss their similarities and differences, as Nightwing clears up the circumstances of Batman ‘firing’ him as Robin. The two heroes try to prevent Cheshire from fufilling her contract, which is to assassinate various ambassadors to prevent a peace treaty from taking place. Speedy and Nightwing prevent one assassination attempt, and Nightwing starts to become suspicious of Speedy’s actions. By checking up with the CBI through Danny Chase, Nightwing discovers Speedy had been fired from the CBI months ago. Meanwhile, Speedy reveals his true objective: He used Nightwing to track down Cheshire so he could get his daughter, Lian, from her. Roy is attacked and captured by Cheshire’s friend Wen Ch’ang, who despises Roy as the man who represents Cheshire’s one weakness. Nightwing tracks down Cheshire, stops her bombing attempt of the peace treaty and is able to plant a trace on her. Nightwing tracks down and frees Roy, who battles Cheshire as she curses herself for loving him. She gives Roy a slow-acting poison and leaves. As Roy recuperates in the hospital, Nightwing surprises him with his daughter; Cheshire had left Lian behind and Roy is reunited with his daughter at last.

Action Comics Weekly #636-640 [1988-1989]: “Exiles” A 5-part Speedy story. In 1988, Action Comics experimented with a new format from issues #601-642: Each issue contained six 8-page short stories and switched to a weekly format. Roy Harper gets a job as a private investigator in L.A. and starts investigating a missing persons case of Donald Lossner. Roy’s investigation leads to him Hollywood, where he learns Donald has AIDS and was forced to leave his job. Following that, Roy meets action hero Sean Bauman, who is really Donald Lossner’s brother, the man who hired Roy in the first place. Bauman is at first horrified at Roy’s news, that Donald has AIDS; Donald had been ostracized by his friends and family. But later, Bauman has a change of heart and Roy arranges a reunion with his brother, Donald, on his deathbed.

Armageddon 2001 #1-2 and Related Annuals [May-October, 1991]: ln the year 2001, all of Earth’s heroes perished, slain by one of their own The aftermath was order imposed under the omnipresent gaze of Monarch, whose true identity was lost to history. But rebellion blossomed in Matthew Ryder, catapulted through time in order to deliver Monarch the means to maintain his well-crafted future. Transfigured by the timestream, Ryder emerged in the past as the chronally-charged Waverider and attempted to undo Monarch’s reality by revealing the possible futures of heroes likely to become the despot. Paradoxically, Monarch followed, murdering the heroine Dove in order to goad the brash Hawk, his own youthful self, into slaying him in revenge. Thus Hawk became Monarch! And armed with a formidable neutron bomb, the now-youthful Monarch battled Earth’s combined heroes, including Captain Atom, who absorbed the weapon’s life-destroying radiation and pursued the tyrant through time, thwarting his machinations at every turn.

Effects in the Titansverse:
>> Titans play minimal role in crossover event – until Armageddon 2001 #2.
>> Hawk [Hank Hall] becomes Monarch in Armageddon 2001 #2.
>> Dove II [Dawn Granger] is killed by Hawk in Armageddon 2001 #2.
>> The Future Presented in New Titans Annual #7 introduce the Team Titans universe: Mirage, Redwing, Killowat, Nightrider, Terra II and Future Nightwing/Later Deathwing.

Crossover Issues of Note:
>> Hawk & Dove (second series) Annual #2 [1991].
>> New Titans Annual #7 and New Titans #80 [1991].

Arsenal Special #1 [1996]: Written by C.J. Henderson with art by Will Rosado. This special takes place following the events of New Titans #130. Roy goes on a mission for Sarge Steel to stop a crime boss in Hong Kong. Roy is arrested by the authorities, who are certain he is up to no good. Beaten, interrogated and locked in a nightmarish prison, the crimelord Roy was chasing does the unthinkable: he arranges for 40cc’s of pure-grade heroin to be mainlined into Roy’s arm, a most sadistic torture for a former-junkie. Arsenal is able to escape and bring down the crimelord. Later, Roy severs his ties to Sarge Steel when he learns Steel set him up.

Batman Plus Arsenal #1 [1996]: by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Rodolfo Damaggio and Robert Campanella. Guest-starring Arsenal and featuring art by the hot team of Rodolfo Damaggio and Robert Campanella (GREEN ARROW)! Arsenal seeks Batman’s help taking down the KGBeast who’s somehow kidnapped Cheshire, an internationally wanted assassin and the mother of Arsenal’s daughter. Waiting for a ransom exchange in Gotham, Batman and Arsenal may have been duped and must cope with both deathtraps and the interference of Checkmate.

Blue Beetle #11-12 [1987]: Mento is recruiting his Hybrid team and finds Curt Calhoun, an employee of Ted Kord’s company. As the Titans face off against Mento’s Hybrid team, Blue Beetle joins the fray. Curt Calhoun is revealed as Prometheus, the newest Hybrid recruit. Ties into New Teen Titans (second series) #24-25.

Cosmic Odyssey #1-4 [1988]: The dark and the light – Darkseid and High Father protector of the peace and ruler of New Genesis – are forced into an uneasy alliance by the coming of the Anti-Life! Recruiting heroes from Earth and New Genesis alike, the two rulers send super-powerful teams to protect the planets threatened by this extradimensional entity! Orion and Superman go to Thanagar; Starfire and Lightray travel to Rann; and John Stewart and Martian Manhunter journey to Xanshi. Later, Darkseid secretly goes to face the Anti-Life directly in hopes of harnessing its infinite energy! Once there, however, even the proud Darkseid realizes that his plan is utter madness! In the face of immeasurable power, Darkseid flees-but in his haste, he has left behind him a portal through which the Anti-Life can safely invade our realm and rend our universe into a billion bllion fragments! Only through the timely intervention of that master of magic, Dr. Fate, are the players in this Cosmic Odyssey able to once more and forever defeat the Anti-Life! Starfire is featured in Cosmic Odyssey #1-4.

Damage #5, 6, 0, 10, 13, 16 [1994-1995]:
Damage’s Titans membership: Damage #7-17.

Damage #5 [1994]: Damage causes so much havoc that the governor of Alabama calls in the New Titans to restore order.
Damage #6 [1994]: They’re here and they want to take Damage down – hard! The New Titans want to stop the destruction of Atlanta, hut will they believe that Damage was just trying to defend himself? And, if having to fight off the Titans wasn’t enough, ZERO HOUR is about to slam right into our young hero!
Damage #0 [1994]: Returning from the Zero Hour event, Damage finds himself in Atlanta. Angry and distorted, a confrontation with Iron Monro and Wyldeheart leads to major destruction in Atlanta – and the cause is Damage himself!
Damage #7 [1994]: Featuring the trial of our young hero, some very special guest stars and character witnesses, and the beginning of a new chapter in Grant’s budding career as a super-hero! Sarge Steel is able to cut a deal: Damage would be banned from the state of Georgia and remanded into custody of the then-federally sponsored group, the Titans.
Damage #10 [1995]: “The New Titans appear to help Damage in his quest for his origin.
Damage #13 [1995]: “Picking Up the Pieces” Part 1 of 3. After a tense reunion with his teammates in the Titans. a visit to the funeral of his friend Mandra Darrow, and a mysterious dream, Grant decides to finally start taking some responsibility for his actions.
Damage #16, Darkstars #34, New Titans #124-125, Green Lantern #65 [1995]: The five-part “Seige of the Zi Charram” crossover

Darkstars #22-23, 26-27, 32, 34 [1994-1995]:
Donna Troy serves as a Darkstar in Darkstars #22-38.

Darkstars #22-23 [1994]: Donna Troy finds her new calling – as part of a galactic police force – she becomes a Darkstar! This follow up events of Team Titans #21, where Donna Troy petitions the Titans of Myth to grant her powers again, but they reject her.
Darkstars #26-27 [1994-1995]: Donna Troy, her deputies, and guest star Starfire continue their life-and-death struggle against the forces of the Syndicate. Guest starring Starfire; Starfire assists the Darkstars and says goodbye to Donna as she leaves earth.
Darkstars #28 [1995]: Minion tries to kill Psimon but Donna stops him; Minion also learns his father is alive.
Darkstars #32, New Titans #122, Deathstroke #49-50 [1995]: The Crimelord/Syndicate War, part 3; New Titans [& Donna Troy Darkstar] appear
Darkstars #34, New Titans #124-125, Green Lantern #65, Damage #16 [1995]: The five-part “Seige of the Zi Charram” crossover

Deathstroke #14-16, 17-20, 45, 46, 48-51, 55 Annual #4 [1992-1996]:

Deathstroke: The Terminator #14-16, New Titans #90-92, Team Titans #1-3 [1992]: “Total Chaos” Crossover. First Rose Wilson in #15.
Deathstroke: The Terminator #17-20 [1992]: Deathstroke is brought back from the brink of death by Cheshire; Cheshire nukes Quarac; Roy Harper is sent undercover to stop Cheshire.
Deathstoke: The Hunted #45 [1995]: The Titans hunt and capture Deathstroke; Wintergreen rescues Rose Wilson but Sweet Lili [Rose’s mother] dies. Concludes the Hunted storyline. Death of Sweet Lili.
Deathstoke #46 [1995]: Sarge Steel offers Deathstroke a deal. Addie Kane plots with the Crimelord, who has captured Pat Trayce [Vigilante]. Rose mourns her mother’s death and Wintergreen comforts her.
Deathstoke #48 [1995]:The Crimelord/Syndicate War begins as Deathstroke and the Titans join forces to stop a deadly power struggle – a war that will change the face of Earth’s criminal underworld! Nuclear doom looms overhead as the Crimelord prepares for his final strike at the alien Syndicate. Continued in New Titans #122 [Rose joins the Titans] and Darkstars #32.
Deathstoke #49 [1995]: The Crimelord/Syndicate War, part 4; New Titans appear; Crimelord revealed to be Steve Dayton.
Deathstoke #50 [1995]: New Titans appear to stop the Crimelord. Working with Sarge Steel and Checkmate, Slade is able to prove that the assassination attempt was actually a plan of the Crimelord, Steve Dayton.
Deathstroke Annual #4 [1995]: a YEAR ONE of Deathstroke; the third Ravager revealed as Slade’s half-brother, Wade DeFarge; Wade relates how his hatred for his half-brother grew over the years [a flashback featuring Joe and Grant Wilson and Addie Kane is related; Addie, now insane, dons the Vigilante costume and joins the fray, only to be shot between the eyes. Addie seemingly dies then rises in a morgue; Deathstroke defeats Ravager, who is brought into custody. Deathstroke believes Addie has died. A back-up story features Rose Wilson: Sarge Steel wonders about the hellion he has assumed custody of; Rose sneaks out against orders and runs into some street thugs.
Deathstroke #51 [1995]: As Damage brings Rose Wilson to the hospital, her meta-gene powers kicked in. Rose has an extensive precognitive vision where she sees her father’s (Deathstroke’s) future, caught in a grudge match with Hawkman.

Final Night Preview [1996]: As the Sun Eater ravages the galaxy, the planet of New Tamaran lay in its path. An alien woman named Dusk tries to warn the Tamaraneans, but Queen Komand’r [Blackfire] is too short sighted and xenophobic to listen. Starfire believes her and tried to warn her fellow Tamaraneans. She attempts to communicate with the alien, even as her sister and husband Ph’yzzon are planning an attack on whoever had done this to their source of energy. At some point, the relationship between Koriand’r and Ph’yzzon must have changed; for she remarked when he took off with his fleet to go up against whatever they faced, “While ours was a marriage more of politics than passion, I was never more proud of my husband”. Komand’r labels her sister Koriand’r a traitor and banishes her. Starfire leaves the planet and is unable to prevent its destruction. New Tamaran is destroyed by the Sun Eater – along with many of the remaining Tamaraneans and Koriand’r’s new husband, Ph’yzzon. Koriand’r travels to earth to warn the heroes. This story was originally produced as a 6-page prelude to the FINAL NIGHT crossover, and given away free. It was later included in the FINAL NIGHT trade paperback.

Final Night #1-4 [1996]: Earth’s darkest hour was heralded by the coming of the Sun-Eater, an interstellar entity that traversed untold galaxies, extinguishing stars and subsequently all sentient life in its blackened path. And despite all their vaunted powers, Earth’s heroes could do nothing to stop it. In mere days, temperatures plummeted, crops died and oceans froze as Earth was enveloped in global winter and shrouded in perpetual night. As the populace huddled in fear, the Justice League and other metahumans fought bravely to quell rioting and preserve life, while Lex Luthor and Brainiac 5 racked their formidable intellects for the means to rekindle the Sun. When all hope was lost, a fallen Green Lantern stepped forward to set the world right. Journeying to the heart of the dead star, Parallax absorbed the Sun-Eater with his emerald energies and restored the mighty sun. In his death, Hal Jordan found redemption, giving way to perhaps Earth’s brightest day.

Effects in the Titansverse:
>> Titans play minimal role in crossover event.
>> New Tamaran is destroyed in Final Night Preview; deaths of many Tamaraneans, including Starfire’s husband, Ph’yzzon.

Flash (second series) #80-83 [1993]: Frances [referred now as ‘Frankie’] reenters Wally’s life, attacking him for ‘ruining her life.’ She eventually stablizes and forgives Wally. Guest starring Nightwing and Starfire.

The Flash Plus Nightwing #1 [1996]: Written by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Eduardo Barreto and Gerry Fernandez. The “Plus Specials” continue, teaming your favorite DC heroes! Old friends Wally West and Dick Grayson hit the road for their annual “male bonding” trip, this time winding up in New Orleans at Halloween… where Flash and Nightwing become entangled in the mystery of a strange house with deadly secrets.

Genesis #1-4 [1997]: Where had all the power gone? Earth’s heroes pondered this very dilemma when the malevolent Darkseid began his most insidious campaign, just as the planet’s champions were virtually defenseless. When the Godwave – the concentrated energies of The Source – spread out across the universe, the seeds of divinity were sown, giving rise to gods, demigods, and super-humans in its wake. As the Godwave contracted once more, Earth’s heroes experienced crises of faith as their abilities waned or were transformed entirely by the coruscating energy. Seizing the opportunity to claim all power in the universe for himself, Darkseid sought to capture the Godwave and pierce The Source itself-sparking a conflict joined by Earth’s metahumans and the gods of New Genesis. With Earth erupting in madness and chaos, the heroes linked their minds with the universe entire, returning the Godwave’s energy to The Source and imprisoning Darkseid on its impenetrable Wall.

Effects in the Titansverse:
>> Titans play minimal role in crossover event; Donna Troy is featured in Genesis #1-4.
>> Donna Troy, although powerless, senses something when close to the Source Wall (hinting she does indeed have powers).
>> The New Hawk & Dove [Sasha Martens and Wiley Wolverman] are introduced in Genesis #2; Godwave energies sweep across the cosmos, apparently affecting the teenage duo.
>> Godwave energies effect the teenage Atom in TEEN TITANS; He has the ability to grow as well as shrink, for a time.
>> Godwave energies effect Haze [Jarrod Jupiter], amplifying his mental abilities

Green Lantern #57, 58, 59, 65, 70, 82, 73-75 [1994-1995]:
Green Lantern’s Titans’ membership: Green Lantern #57-70;
Dates Donna Troy: Green Lantern #58-90

Green Lantern #57: Kyle is drawn into a battle with Psimon; continues in New Titans #116-117
Green Lantern #58: Fellow Titan Donna Troy helps Kyle set up his new apartment
Green Lantern #59: Impulse and Arsenal chide him for missing a training session; Kyle & Donna share a kiss
Green Lantern #65: features part 2 [of 5] of “Siege of the Zi Charram” crossover
Green Lantern #70: Kyle and Donna break up the first time
Green Lantern #82: Past and present emerald warriors Kyle Rayner, Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, and John Stewart have been up all night at Warriors, trading Hal Jordan stories. Dog-tired and emotionally drained, Kyle forgets that today he’s to rendezvous with Donna Troy so he can meet her son. Add to that tigers on the loose in the Bronx and a JLA emergency, and you just know Green Lantern’s life is inches away from a major meltdown!
Green Lantern #73-75 [1996]: Donna runs into Green Lantern [last page of Green Lantern #73]. A conflict on the planet Rann involving Darkseid’s son Grayven has erupted. With Darkstar ranks severely depleted, Donna reluctantly asks Kyle for help. Grayven cuts a swath of destruction that decimates the Darkstar forces, destroying most of their super-powered uniforms. John Stewart is crippled in the conflict, and Donna Troy opts to abandon her Darkstar uniform and live a normal life for awhile. Donna Troy gives up her Darkstar identity in issue #75.

Hawk & Dove (mini series) #1-5 [1988]: Hawk encounters a woman claiming to be the new Dove. At first suspicious, he learns to trust her as she reveals her identity as Dawn Granger, a fellow student. The new team defeats Kestrel and decide to remain a team. First new Dove, Dawn Granger in issue #1. Dove II revealed as Dawn Granger in issue #4.

Hawk & Dove (second series) #11-12 [1990]: Hawk & Dove fight Andromeda and Gauntlet, but they escape with the robot M.A.C. as Hawk is badly injured. Hawk calls on the Titans for use of their T-jet to track the menacing robots to a remote island. The reunion is strained, as Titans’ members still bristle at Hank’s oafish behavior. Dove at first conceals her secret identity from the Titans, but later reveals herself as Dawn Granger.

Hawk & Dove and the Titans [Speedy, Troia, Jericho, Starfire, Cyborg and Raven] track down former government scientist Douglas Strange to a remote island, where he is living with Andromeda and controlling Gauntlet by remote control. The heroes battle the robots and a possessed Cyborg – they defeat the mechanical menaces but Andromeda is destroyed in the process. Douglas Strange grieves, as he reveals Andromeda was created in the image of his dead wife. It seems some years ago, Strange was forced by a bio-mechanical alien known as Scarab to use his robots to steal gold, which Scarab used as sustenance for itself and its young. When Strange’s devotion wavered, Scarab killed his wife. With the help of Hawk, Dove & the Titans, Strange is free from Scarab’s control – but Scarab nonetheless escapes. Dawn later offers the services of Hawk & Dove to the Titans, if ever they need it. Guest-starring the New Titans.

Infinity Inc. #45 and New Teen Titans (second series) #38 [1987]: The Titans, without Nightwing, team up with Infinity, Inc. to stop the being known as the Ultra-Humanite from disintegrating New York City; Raven finds herself attracted to Infinity, Inc. member Todd “Obsidian” Rice.

Invasion! #1-3 [1988]: Surrender your heroes.. .or DIE!” So decreed the alien Dominators, who feared that Earth’s metagene energized champions would one day threaten its vast planetary Dominion. Allying with the forces of Gil’ Dishpan, Khundia, Thanagar, Durla, Okaara, the Vegan Citadel, and observers from the red-sunned Daxam, the Dominators attacked Earth, laying waste to every continent. Under Captain Atom’s command and aided by Superman and sympathetic Daxamites, Earth’s heroes beat back the invaders. Its Alliance crumbling, the Dominion bombarded the planet with a deadly Gene Bomb, felling any hero possessing the powerful metagene. As Earth’s metahumans lay near death, the Martian Manhunter marshaled the unaffected heroes, launching an assault upon the Dominion Homeworld to secure an antidote for the metagene plague. Victorious, the Manhunter’s team ended the Dominion threat and restored the Terran metahumans, though not without cost to Earth or its defenders.

Effects in the Titansverse:
>> Titans play minimal role in crossover event
>> Primus and some Omega Men perish in the Invasion
>> Wally West’s father resurfaces and later sacrifices his life to help stave off the alien invasion

Omega Men #26-38 [1985-1986]: A new threat invades the Vegan system – the Spider Guild. New members gather to meet these unknown enemies, including enigmatic Elu, former Green Lantern The Green Man, and Tamaran Prince Ryand’r, as well as the artificial intelligence Artin, minstrel Oho-Besh, Kalista’s cousin, Ynda, the Okaaran Rynoc, his companion Zirral of Tamaran, and the Gordanian Uhlan. Ryand’r, Starfire’s brother, joined the Omega Men in issue #26 as communications officer and remained a member until the series cancellation with Omega Men #38. He had a romatic relationship with Kalista’s cousin, Ynda. Ryand’r appears as an Omega Man, beginning in issue #26.

Omega Men #34-35 [1986]: Guest starring the New Teen Titans. Crosses over with New Teen Titans (second series) #16 and #17. Starfire’s sister, Komand’r, tries to take advantage of a civil war on Tamaran to wrest control of the planet. She manipulates the Omega Men in a battle with Nightwing and King Myand’r’s supporters. The Omega Men discover her treachery and eventually side with King Myand’r’s supporters and Nightwing.

Outsiders #17 [1995]: Geo-Force comes to blows with Arsenal and Green Lantern when he demands to meet their teammate ‘Terra’, who looks exactly like his dead sister. Donna Troy [Darkstar] intervenes, breaks up the fight and convinces Terra II to talk to Geo-Force. Terra II tells Geo-Force she is not his sister, but before that can talk further she is captured by a giant robot. Geo-Force and the Titans later rescue Terra and learn she’s been kidnapped by a Markovian group of scientists looking to duplicate her powers. Geo-Force and Terra II talk, and Geo-Force wants to get to know her, despite the fact she is not his real sister. Geo-Force later visits the first Terra’s grave and tells her he is closer to the new Terra than he ever was with her.

Titans Related Stories in Secret Origins:

Secret Origins Annual #1 [1987]: Secret Origin of the Doom Patrol. Cliff Steele [Robotman] visits the old Doom Patrol brownstone headquarters in Midway and reflects on the Doom Patrol’s past. Leads into the new Doom Patrol 1987 series.
Secret Origins Annual #2 [1988]: Secret Origin of the Flash. Wally West [Flash] relates his life story to his therapist. This Annual includes the origins of Barry Allen and Jay Garrick as well.
Secret Origins Annual #3 [1989]: Secret Origin of the Teen Titans. Written by George Pérez with art by a series of artists (including Tom Grummett, Kevin Maquire & Karl Kesel, Colleen Doran & Romeo Tanghal, among others). Dick Grayson’s dream are invaded by the Antithesis, who seeks to break Dick’s spirit so that he will remain in Limbo; Dick survives with the help of old and new Titans alike. The Special gives a post-Crisis history of the Titans, including some revamps and revisions. Includes: First Appearance of Flame-Bird (Post-Crisis Retcon of Bat-Girl); First Appearance of Herald (Post Crisis Retcon of Hornblower and Guardian); First Appearance of Golden Eagle’s new costume; Includes Who’s Who entries for Flamebird, Golden Eagle, Bumblebee, The Herald, Antithesis, and Gargoyle.
Secret Origins #13 [1987]: Secret Origin of Nightwing. Nightwing relates his life story to Jericho as they await Starfire’s marriage to Karras on Tamaran.
Secret Origins #29 [1988]: Secret Origin of the Atom. Ray Palmer continues his adventures in a subatomic world in the Amazon and reflects on his life. He begins to tire of the violent nature of the subatomic culture. This leads into the new Power of the Atom series in 1988.
Secret Origins #38 [1989]: Secret Origin of Speedy and Green Arrow. Roy Harper sees an article on his life in a news magazine, and muses about its veracity. He then relates the true story of his life to his infant daughter Lian.
Secret Origins #43 [1989]: Secret Origin of Hawk & Dove. The mysterious Barter seaches for the origins of Hawk & Dove and finds answers from the forces of Chaos.
Secret Origins #46 [1989]: Secret Origin of the Titans Tower. Vic Stone recalls the history and origin of the Titans Tower. Other ‘secret origins’ of DC headquarters are featured as well in this issue.
Secret Origins #50 [1990]: Secret Origin of the Robin. Final 96-page jam origin issue. Features a 7-page prose story by Denny O’Neil with accompanying illustrations by George Pérez. The tale relates the night Dick Grayson’s parents die and he meets Batman for the first time.

Showcase ’93 #1-2 [1993]: Red Star and Sarah Charles continue to try to restore Vic Stone’s brain, damaged during the Titans Hunt. Suddenly, Cyborg’s systems automatically bring him to his father’s hidden laboratory, as Red Star and Sarah Charles follow. Cyborg downloads a failsafe system his father had set-up, and restores his mind at last! Vic is glad to be reunited with Sarah, but is unnerved by his new more robotic body. Before long, the secret lab’s security defenses kick in, which triggers Vic’s Russian defensive programming. The lab’s security measures unleash a virus, wiping Vic’s newfound mental restoration.

Showcase ’94 #11 [1994]: Takes place following the events of New Titans #114. Starfire thinks about leaving earth as she encounters a suicidal man weilding a gun. As she intervenes, Raven’s soulself mysteriously manifests from Starfire and soothes the man’s pains. After emotionally healing the man, Starfire chastises the police and departs. Continued in the pages of Darkstars #26-27, where Starfire leaves earth.

Showcase ’95 #2 [1995]: Continued from Showcase ’95 #1. Supergirl is kidnapped by an alien artificial intelligence that is intrigued by her morphing abilities as Matrix. After the two-part adventure, Supergirl was attacked by an evil incarnation of the former Titan, Raven. These events lead into New Titans #120.

Suicide Squad #11-12 [1988]: A two-part story involving drug-running in Colombia. The Squad teams up with Speedy (of Teen Titans fame), and gains a new member: Vixen.

Titans $ell-out! Special #1 [1992]: Written by Marv Wolfman with art by Tom Grummett, Steve Erwin, Adam Hughes and others. This one-shot details events following the ‘Total Chaos’ Titans-related crossover. At Steve Dayton’s suggestion, the Titans look into merchandising themselves in an effort to increase their Q rating. Included in the book is a fold out poster by Art Thibert for the Nightwing limited series he was slated to draw. Also included in the book is the cartoon of the Titans, ‘Teeny Titans’.

Underworld Unleashed #1-3 [1995]: He promised them power and that which they craved most in the world. The only cost was their souls. For Earth’s most despicable villains, Neron’s price was a bargain. The deaths of five of the Flash’s Rogues Gallery unleashed the demon, who wasted little time tempting hero and villain alike to dominate the spirits of all humankind. As the Apocalypse loomed, metahuman heroes encountered foes with vastly augmented abilities, nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Taking the battle straight to Hell’s heart, Earth’s champions fell victim to their own baser sides as Neron plotted to taint the incorruptible soul of Captain Marvel. Duped by the Trickster – who knew full well that Marvel would reject every temptation – Neron claimed the hero’s pure spirit, offered selflessly to spare humanity and his fellow heroes. It was more than the devil could endure. Freed from Neron’s thrall, peace returned to Earth.. but not without its toll.

Effects in the Titansverse:
>> Titans play minimal role in crossover event
>> Most of The Flash’s Rogues Gallery perish; they are later revived
>> Blockbuster receives enhanced intelligence from Neron, and later becomes Nightwing’s adversary

War of the Gods #1-4 [1991]: God and mortal alike were threatened by Circe’s tempest. To destroy the Earth-mother Gaea, the evil sorceress set the Greek deities of New Olympus against their Roman counterparts. Weaving a spell to prevent Wonder Woman’s interference, Circe unleashed the Hellfire Web, streams of cosmic energy that transported the Amazon into battle with the mighty Captain Marvel to defend their respective pantheons. While her arcane bestiamorphs engaged Earth’s metahumans, Circe’s spell called down the gods of untold worlds, each desiring to savagely recreate Earth to mirror their own myths. On Themyscira, the Amazon’s ancestral island, the sorceress defeated Wonder Woman, devolving her to clay as Earth’s heroes watched helpless. With reality unfolding, the Greek gods resurrected their Amazon defender, allowirg Wonder Woman to lead Captain Marvel and their fellow superhumans in besting Circe and the false gods, rejuvenating Gaea and the wounded planet.

Effects in the Titansverse:
>> War of the Gods #1-4 features Troia and Lilith.
>> Crosses over into New Titans #81.

Wonder Woman (second series) #47-48 [1990]: Donna Troy’s dreams lead her to Greece – where she meets Wonder Woman at last. But a more immediate concern is Circe’s magics, which are transforming people into were-beasts.

Zero Hour #0-4 [1994]: This time the crisis involved time itself, rapidly undone by all-consuming Entropy. Stealing the chronal energies of Waverider, the rogue Monarch adopted the guise of the time-warping Extant and joined the former Green Lantern Hal Jordan-now the power-mad Parallax-to hasten the breakdown of time and create an.entirely new reality of their own design. Threatening to engulf the entirety of creation with the collapsing timestream, Parallax wiped out potential time-lines and drew scores of heroes from various possible eras into battle at the most literal Ground Zero, the beginning of time. There, as Parallax fell before the heroes’ assault, the young metahuman Damage exploded with unspeakable power, initiating a new “Big Bang” and restarting time. Reality and the timestream were rebuilt at the most basic levels with new heroes entering the fray to replace those lost, including several members of the Justice Society, cheating death no longer.

Effects in the Titansverse:
>> Titans and Team Titans characters play a significant role in crossover event.
>> Monarch revealed as leader of the Team Titans; Team Titans revealed as sleeper agents under Monarch’s thrall.
>> All Team Titans are erased from existence except Terra II, Mirage and Deathwing.
>> Wally West seemingly dies during Zero Hour – but returns in Flash #0.
>> Damage restarts the universe with his own ‘big bang’.
>> An undisclosed Batman/Robin case is revealed in Robin #0: A fatal error of judgment on Robin’s part leads to the death of an innocent and a near-fatal beating at the hands of Two-Face while trying to spare Batman from hanging in a diabolical Ôdouble-gallows” death-trap.
>> In the wake of Zero Hour, New Titans reform with Arsenal as leader; Under government control, Arsenal leads a new team of Titans, including Impulse, Damage, Changeling, Darkstar, Mirage, and Terra.
>> In the wake of Zero Hour, Deathstroke is framed and becomes a hunted fugitive.

Crossover Issues of Note:
>> Team Titans #24: FINAL ISSUE
>> Damage #0
>> Darkstars #0
>> Deathstoke: The Hunted #0
>> Robin #0
>> New Titans #0, 115

 


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