Monday, April 21, 2014

A Titanic Series of Posts!

In 1964 the teen side kicks of DC's greatest heroes- Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Wonder Girl- banded together to  form their own crime fighting team, the Teen Titans. The series was cancelled after 43 issues and met with moderate success.

In 1980 two living legends of comics, Marv Wolfman and George Perez, rebooted the franchise in The New Teen Titans. They aged the teen heroes to young adults and introduced three of DC's most enduring characters, Starfire, Raven, and Cyborg. The series quickly proved to be DC's biggest hit in ages, leading to a second monthly book, also titled The New Teen Titans, which pioneered the new format books that would lead to the modern standards of quality in paper and color.

After that titles was finally concluded, there was a brief, oddly unrelated series also called Teen Titans, but the real spirit of the title was reborn in Peter David's Young Justice, which united the young incarnations- no longer side kicks, really- of DC's big heroes: Robin, Superboy, Impulse, and Wonder Girl.

The original team was revived with its original members, now adults and heroes on their own, in 1999's The Titans.

Finally, the man who ruined the DC Universe, Geoff Johns, did a Teen Titans series that was surprisingly cool, even if it did more or less ignore all continuity before it.

The next big event on the blog involves these characters and their titanic legacy, as well as a look at many other of DC's greatest teen heroes. 
Beginning Thursday: 

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