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History


In the far reaches of space, an alien threat loomed – one that would soon reunite the Titans of past and present. Having collected a planet-size assortment of technological debris, Victor Stone journeyed to Earth to turn its moon into a new Technis world and populate it with his Titans allies. The JLA and the Titans first clashed, then united, eventually freeing Victor from alien influence. Following this encounter, the original five Titans decided to rebuild the team, inviting five other members to join as well.

A new Titans Tower was built using some of the schematics laid out by Vic Stone during the Technis Imperative. Now reforming, the Titans once again settled on a small island located by the East River in New York City.

The New Titans Tower wasn’t actually a tower at all. Enemies engaging in attempts to destroy T-tower would find their efforts wasted on an essentially invulnerable holograph. The real titans base was actually subterranean, and provided new security measures, improved information control and consolidated services and support for the Titans. These included increased and secure guest facilities with automated hospital and surgical theaters, increased laboratory space with future expansion and heightened computer sensitivity and global information systems penetration.

The Titans Tower soon became overcrowded with members and non-members alike; In addition to the Titans, the Tower was populated with Lian Harper, Dolphin, Cerdian, Rose Wilson, five kids who escaped from a D.E.O. orphanage, and a mysterious youth known as Epsilon. Epsilon was eventually revealed to be under possession by a D.E.O. orphan named Kevin. When the real psychotic Epsilon emerged, he cut a swath of destruction that resulted in the utter destruction of the second Titans Tower.

Although Tempest was working on a new design to rebuild Titans Tower, this group of Titans disbanded before it was constructed.

ABOVE: Titans Tower exterior shot.
BELOW: Titans Tower schematics.

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 Essential Reading


The Titans Secret Files #1 [1999]: Learn about the history (and future) of the new team of Titans in this one-shot. In an origin story, the original members and the new additions get together for the very first time, and we learn what happened to those who didn’t make the cut. In a “lost pages” segment (written by Jay Faerber, with art by Rick Mays), discover what took place between the end of Arsenal’s Titans and the beginning of the Atom’s group. Plus: a look at Donna Troy’s photo album; bedtime stories for Lian; a “brush with greatness” with Argent; and profile pages of Titans old and new — plus some new villains — by Adam Hughes, Mark Buckingham, Dan Jurgens, Dwayne Turner, Tom Raney, and more. Features schematic & description of Titans Tower II.
Titans #1-2 [1999]: Following close on the heels of the events in the JLA/TITANS miniseries, the original Titans decide to set up shop, rebuilding their headquarters (a new Titans Tower) and enlisting a second, non-core group of Titans to help them. And the entire, 10-member roster gets a workout when the team is attacked by the reformed H.I.V.E.! First appearance of Damien Darhk, H.I.V.E. II and H.I.V.E. Mistress II in issue #1. First appearance of Titans Tower II.
The Titans #37 [2002]: Dakota Jamison enlists the Titans’ aid to help a DEO orphan named Kevin Tanaka, who has the ability to project his mind into another body; Epsilon revealed to be Kevin in an adult body. But Kevin’s fragile state lets the real, vicious Epsilon finally break through. Epsilon unleashes his full fury at the Titans – destroying the Titans Tower in process! Destruction of Titans Tower II.

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Sources for this entry: DC Secret Files, supplemented by titanstower.com


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