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The Teen Titans are an organization of young vigilantes banded together to fight crime, help teenagers and answer calls. Beginning as a group of side-kicks looking to distinguish themselves from their mentors, they would go on to expand into a world-wide establishment.
- 1 Background Information
- 2 Teen Titans East
- 3 Teen Titans West
- 4 New Teen Titans
- 5 Headquarters
- 6 Episode Appearances
- 7 Notes
- 8 External Links
- 9 See also
- 10 References
The 'Original' Teen Titans
On the parallel earth of Earth-One, three young hero sidekicks: Aqualad, Kid Flash and Robin, while on their way to deal with ‘civil matters’ in the small town of Hatton Corners, must 'team-up' to confront the villainous Mister Twister who had unsuccessfully tried to force the town elders to pay reparations the he believed they owed to his family going back several generations. When the town elders are unable to pay Mister Twister, he uses the elemental powers of his magic staff to abduct the town's teenagers and bring them to nearby Goat Island. After a brief battle, Robin is able to gain control of the villain's magic staff with his Batrope. Without his staff, Mister Twister is powerless. The teens of Hatton Corners are reunited with their parents.
It wouldn’t be long before, before the teens are called into action again. Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad, unaware of each others involvement, decide to converge on Metropolis to seek the aid of Superman when their adult counterparts (Batman, Flash, and Aquaman) suddenly turn to crime. On the way, Kid Flash meets Speedy and the two join Robin and Aqualad. While discussing their next step, the teenage Wonder Girl appears. After a brief introduction, they decide to confront the adult heroes on their own. The young heroes successfully stop Wonder Woman and capture Aquaman, Batman and Green Arrow. In the Secret Sanctuary (the JLA headquarters before the JLA Satellite was built), they discover that an alien energy-being, the Antithesis has warped the super-heroes in order to feed on the energies released by their criminal actions. He would however, fade away into nothingness when the last of his Justice League pawns is beaten. Inspired by the success of their teamwork, the five young heroes form a permanent organization, the Teen Titans, with Speedy as a part-time-only member.
A few months later, the Titans (Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl) are summoned to the town of Midville on ‘Teen Day’ by Tommy Holmes to battle a ‘giant-hand’ sent by the menacing villain, the Separated Man (Jake Trask stole a formula from Tommy’s dad, Professor Holmes becoming the Separated Man). Soon a giant eye appears and begins dropping flaming tears. Together with few local teens and some town folks they successfully defeat the menace and send him to jail. The teens briefly go their separate ways, awaiting their next mission!
Next, the ‘Titans’ (Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl) meet with the mayor of Clarkstown and promise that while the Flips are in town playing they will insure that no crime happen. In spite of their best efforts to prevent the Flips from leaving their hotel room it appears that the Flips somehow to sneak out and to cause havoc across town before the Titans catch up to them. They are apprehended and taken to the local jail. The Flips plea with the Teen Titans to help clear their names. It is suddenly revealed that "new evidence" has been found making the Flips innocent. Just before the next concert, a bunch of impostors arrive in the Flips dressing room to take their places. They are easily defeated. With the crooks defeated, the Flips put on their show and both they and the Titans are praised by the teenagers of Clarkstown.
The 'Cool Quartet' / 'the Fab Foursome' is joined by Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy on a few occasions to fight crime. After several adventures with the new team of five, Aqualad takes a leave of absence from the group, but does return occasionally to help defeat the ‘bad-guys’ sometimes with girlfriend Tula. Also during this time, Beast Boy of the Doom Patrol seeks membership, but was rejected as too young.
Unfortunately, the Titans must deal with the accidental death of a peace activist, leading them to reconsider their methods. Displaced and unsure of their future roles, the Titans meet a millionaire industrialist named Loren Jupiter. Jupiter, with the help of psychic Lilith Clay was putting together a training program designed to help young heroes work within a team dynamic. Robin decides to attend school and devote more time to the SuperFriends. The remaining Titans are joined by a tough inner-city kid (and armature boxer), Mal Duncan and existing heroes Hawk and Dove, a duo of teenaged super powered brothers, whom they met in an earlier adventure.
After a few years, the team decides to take a hiatus, during which Mr. Jupiter closed down his training program and gave the Titans all his equipment. Mal was left in charge of the Titans' base.
Robin, Speedy, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash converge on the base two years later to help defeat Dr. Light. We are soon introduced to Karen Beecher (aka Bumblebee) and Duela Dent (aka Harlequin) and the Titans West’ team.
Unfortunately, this revival was short-lived. The Titans, now in their late teens and early 20s, decide that they had outgrown the ‘Teen’ Titans and go their separate ways.
Select members of the Titans (Dick Grayson, Donna Troy, Garth, Duela Dent, Mal Duncan, Roy Harper) would come together again at the High School graduation of Wally West and again (Aqualad, Hawk & Dove, Kid Flash, Robin, Wonder Girl), when an alien being arrived in orbit, in an effort to move earth out of her orbit; and when Batman would enlist the aid of Robin, Kid Flash, Speedy, Wonder Girl to help him as undercover agents, infiltrating the Runaways, a gang of teenage thieves under the control of a mysterious Fagin called The Man.
The 'New' Teen Titans
Teen Titans East
- Robin (Dick Grayson) - Original Leader
- Aqualad (Garth)
- Speedy (Roy Harper Jr.)
- Kid Flash (Wally West)
- Wonder Girl (Donna Troy)
- Harlequin (Duela Dent)
- The Guardian / Hornblower (Mal Duncan)
- Bumblebee (Karen Beecher)
Teen Titans West
- Lilith Clay - Organizer of Team West
- Bat-Girl (Betty Kane)
- Beast Boy (Gar Logan)
- Gnarrk (John Gnarrk)
- Golden Eagle (Charley Parker)
- Hawk (Hank Hall)
- Dove (Don Hall)
New Teen Titans
- First Headquarters: Titans Lair
The Titans Lair was located outside of Gotham City, in a cave that used to serve as an underground records storage facility for Wayne Enterprises. Bruce Wayne allowed them access to the empty silo during the time when Robin helped to form the original Teen Titans.
- Second Headquarters: Gabriel's Horn
Gabriel's Horn was a small disco club located in the neighborhood of Farmingdale in Long Island, and later. It was owned and operated by Malcolm Duncan and briefly served as a de facto headquarters for Mal's super-hero colleagues the Teen Titans. In later years, Gabriel's Horn expanded into a restaurant and included jazz-fusion entertainment. Mal would often entertain his guests by playing his horn during meals. He also opened a club in San Francisco.
- Third Headquarters: Titans Tower
Titans Tower' was located on an island in New York City's East River. It served as the HQ of the New Teen Titans. The building was shaped like the letter "T," and it was by far the most sophisticated of the three headquarters.
Appearances from the Filmation series: The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967-1968):
Mentioned in Super Friends (comic book)
- Issue Super Friends, Vol. 2 #3 (February 1, 1977).
- Issue Super Friends, Vol. 2 #7 (October 1, 1977).
- The first incarnation of the team unofficially debuted in The Brave and the Bold vol.1, #54 (July 1964) as a "junior Justice League" featuring Robin (Dick Grayson), Kid Flash (Wally West), and Aqualad, the sidekicks of Leaguers Batman, the Flash, and Aquaman, respectively.
- The group then made its first official appearance under the name "Teen Titans" in The Brave and the Bold vol.1, #60, joined by Wonder Girl (Donna Troy), the younger sister of Wonder Woman. Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy (Roy Harper) later took Aqualad's place in the lineup.
- After being featured in Showcase, Vol. 1 #59 (December 1965), the Teen Titans were spun off into their own series with Teen Titans, Vol. 1 #1 (February, 1966) by Haney and artist Nick Cardy. The series was canceled with #43 (January–February 1973).
- The series resumed with issue #44 (November 1976). The stories included the introduction of the African-American superheroine Bumblebee, the introduction of the "Titans West" team, consisting of a number of other teen heroes including Bat-Girl (Betty Kane) and Golden Eagle and the introduction of Joker's Daughter in #48. The revival was short-lived and the series was canceled as of #53 (February 1978). At the end, they realized that, now in their early 20s, they had outgrown the "Teen" Titans. In the last panel, without speaking, they go their separate ways.
- As revealed in Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #54 (July, 1964). For more on the Brave and Bold #54 go to the DC Database.
- As revealed in Teen Titans, Vol. 1 #53 (February, 1978). For more on Teen Titans #53 go to the DC Database.
- As revealed in Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #60 (July, 1965). For more on the Brave and Bold #60 go to the DC Database.
- As revealed in Showcase, Vol. 1 #59 (December, 1965). For more on Showcase #59 go to the DC Database.
- As seen in Teen Titans #4 (July–August 1966) and issue # 11 (September–October 1967). He officially joined the team in Teen Titans #19 (January–February 1969).
- As revealed in Teen Titans #28 (July–August 1970).
- As revealed in Teen Titans #28 (July–August 1970) and issue #29 (September–October 1970).
- As seen in Teen Titans #30 (November–December 1970).
- As revealed in Teen Titans #6 (November–December 1966).
- As revealed in Teen Titans, #25 (February, 1970).
- Conjecture based on the history within the Earth-1A universe.
- As revealed in Teen Titans, #26 (April, 1970).
- As revealed in Teen Titans #21 (May–June 1969).
- As revealed in Teen Titans, #44 (November 1976).
- As revealed in Teen Titans, #44 (November 1976).
- As revealed in Teen Titans, #44 (November 1976).
- As revealed in Teen Titans, #50; issue #51 and issue #52 (Oct. -- Dec. 1977).
- As revealed in Teen Titans, #53 (February 1978).
- As revealed in DC Special Series, #11 [Flash Spectacular] (April, 1978).
- As revealed in Showcase, #100 (May 1978).
- As revealed in Brave and the Bold, #149 (April 1979).
- As revealed in the Super Friends (comic book) issue # 1 (November 1976).
- Go to the DC Databse for more on The Brave and the Bold, Vol.1 #54 (July 1964)
- Go to the DC Databse for more on The Brave and the Bold vol.1, #60 (July, 1965)