History ComicBook / TeenTitans

29th May '16 2:47:32 PM AndyLA
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The series had been revamped again multiple times during that third volume, introducing new {{Legacy Character}}s (such as ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-esque Miss Martian and the cynical Bombshell), and attempting to be both LighterAndSofter (for example, bringing Wendy and Marvin from ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' into the DCU) and DarkerAndEdgier, killing off even ''more'' characters (such as the aforementioned Wendy and Marvin, at the hands of a murderous devil dog version of Wonder Dog, no less). Such gore-filled editorial mandates led to writer Sean [=McKeever=] to quit the book in protest, and things spiraled further down the drain, to the extent that DC reunited the 80s New Teen Titans into their own book "Titans" (''again'') and the Teen Titans went through even more change. After two years, the various team members were 'graduated' to the Justice League (Troia), 'demoted' back to the Teen Titans book (Beast Boy and Raven) or killed off (Tempest). "Titans" was now about a Deathstroke-lead team of villains, while the simultaneous run on "Teen Titans", by comic newcomer Felicia Henderson, had few champions, even amongst the most rabid fans.

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The series had been revamped again multiple times during that third volume, introducing new {{Legacy Character}}s (such as ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-esque Miss Martian and the cynical Bombshell), and attempting to be both LighterAndSofter (for example, bringing Wendy and Marvin from ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' into the DCU) and DarkerAndEdgier, killing off even ''more'' characters (such as the aforementioned Wendy and Marvin, at the hands of a murderous devil dog version of Wonder Dog, no less).less[[note]]Wendy actually did survive, but became paralyzed from the waist down[[/note]]). Such gore-filled editorial mandates led to writer Sean [=McKeever=] to quit the book in protest, and things spiraled further down the drain, to the extent that DC reunited the 80s New Teen Titans into their own book "Titans" (''again'') and the Teen Titans went through even more change. After two years, the various team members were 'graduated' to the Justice League (Troia), 'demoted' back to the Teen Titans book (Beast Boy and Raven) or killed off (Tempest). "Titans" was now about a Deathstroke-lead team of villains, while the simultaneous run on "Teen Titans", by comic newcomer Felicia Henderson, had few champions, even amongst the most rabid fans.
28th Apr '16 2:33:51 PM rafi
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* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Happen in an issue entitled "A Swinging Christmas Carol" involving a stingy junkyard owner, junk smugglers, and a young boy in need of a motorized wheelchair. The Titans work out what's going on halfway through and, entirely undisturbed, take the opportunity to play the ghosts.



* Retcon: The New 52's Teen Titans history is... unstable, to say the least. The first year of its publishing had the Teen Titans existing, but dissolved. ''Teen Titans'' had Tim reference a previous incarnation of the Teen Titans, and ''Batwoman'' had Betty Kane reference being in the Teen Titans and fighting Deathstroke. ''Red Hood and the Outlaws'' had Roy mention a team consisting of him, Starfire, Dick, Cyborg and Garth, but it's never called the Teen Titans, though it is obvious it was meant to be them. Reprints and trade collections removed all references to the Teen Titans from these series, and it's retconned that Tim's team is the first. Cyborg doesn't even allude to ever being on ''any'' super team aside from the Justice League, where he's now a founding member.

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* Retcon: {{Retcon}}: The New 52's Teen Titans history is... unstable, to say the least. The first year of its publishing had the Teen Titans existing, but dissolved. ''Teen Titans'' had Tim reference a previous incarnation of the Teen Titans, and ''Batwoman'' had Betty Kane reference being in the Teen Titans and fighting Deathstroke. ''Red Hood and the Outlaws'' had Roy mention a team consisting of him, Starfire, Dick, Cyborg and Garth, but it's never called the Teen Titans, though it is obvious it was meant to be them. Reprints and trade collections removed all references to the Teen Titans from these series, and it's retconned that Tim's team is the first. Cyborg doesn't even allude to ever being on ''any'' super team aside from the Justice League, where he's now a founding member.
17th Apr '16 7:20:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalFearInducer: Phobia, a minor enemy of the Teen Titans and sometime member of the Brotherhood of Evil, has this power [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as her codename indicates.]]
15th Mar '16 9:41:25 AM rafi
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* {{Fanservice}}: To an insane degree. Though notably, both Wolfman and Perez gave a bit of equal ground -- Dick Grayson was MrFanservice personified, and Deathstroke was set up as a "sexy older gentleman" type, and the female fans of the book reciprocated alongside the males drooling over Starfire and Wonder Girl.
** The {{Animesque}} cartoon series made Raven into the resident fanservice girl, complete with [[MostCommonSuperpower big breasts]], a skimpy costume (though usually obscured by her cape) and getting her clothes ripped off briefly during the Trigon arc. Which is a complete 180 from her original interpretation as a ''small-chested'', demure girl who didn't really get normal people. To make your head spin even more, they made '''Starfire''' small-chested. Yes, [[GagBoobs "Miss Balloon Bod"]] Starfire.

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* {{Fanservice}}: To an insane degree. Though notably, both Wolfman and Perez gave a bit of equal ground -- Dick Grayson was MrFanservice personified, and Deathstroke was set up as a "sexy older gentleman" type, and the female fans of the book reciprocated alongside the males drooling over Starfire and Wonder Girl.
** The {{Animesque}} cartoon series made Raven into the resident fanservice girl, complete with [[MostCommonSuperpower big breasts]], a skimpy costume (though usually obscured by her cape) and getting her clothes ripped off briefly during the Trigon arc. Which is a complete 180 from her original interpretation as a ''small-chested'', demure girl who didn't really get normal people. To make your head spin even more, they made '''Starfire''' small-chested. Yes, [[GagBoobs "Miss Balloon Bod"]] Starfire.
Girl (see MsFanservice).
15th Mar '16 9:38:40 AM rafi
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* FollowTheLeader: [[TropesAreNotBad A positive example, since the New Teen Titans were arguably the high point of the title.]] Still - take two up-and-coming talents from Marvel, and give them a Sixties team that has potential but not much success. Keep some of the original cast, and add a more varied group of newcomers. Include a character that debuted in another title and looks to become a breakout star (named Logan, for bonus points) and [[Comicbook/XMen what have you got?]]
31st Jan '16 5:37:08 PM comicwriter
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* RetCanon - Following the ''One Year Later'' TimeSkip from ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Beast Boy donned his costume from the cartoon and Raven donned a similar costume to the one from the cartoon (modified to include a bird symbol and leggings). A future incarnation of Cyborg has blue plating similar to his cartoon self. A series of Titans East teams also appeared, but only the third bore any resemblance to the cartoon's version, the first (whose ranks include the aforementioned future Cyborg) being from the future and freedom fighters against [[FutureMeScaresMe their old teammates]] and the second being PsychoRangers set up by Deathstroke.

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* RetCanon - RetCanon: The cartoon proved to have a pretty big impact on the comics:
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Following the ''One Year Later'' TimeSkip from ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Beast Boy donned his costume from the cartoon and Raven donned a similar costume to the one from the cartoon (modified to include a bird symbol and leggings). A leggings).
** Beast Boy was given pointy ears and fanged teeth to match his animated counterpart.
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future incarnation of Cyborg from the "Titans Tomorrow" storyline has blue plating similar to his cartoon self. self.
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A series of Titans East teams also appeared, but only the third bore any resemblance to the cartoon's version, the first (whose ranks include the aforementioned future Cyborg) being from the future and freedom fighters against [[FutureMeScaresMe their old teammates]] and the second being PsychoRangers set up by Deathstroke.Deathstroke.
** The concept of a romantic relationship between Beast Boy and Raven originated in the TV show before being ported back to the comics.
** Joto was renamed Hotspot like his TV incarnation.
** In the {{New 52}} continuity, Tempest wears the suit he wore as Aqualad in the cartoon.
31st Jan '16 8:32:23 AM nombretomado
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The series had been revamped again multiple times during that third volume, introducing new {{Legacy Character}}s (such as ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-esque Miss Martian and the cynical Bombshell), and attempting to be both LighterAndSofter (for example, bringing Wendy and Marvin from ''SuperFriends'' into the DCU) and DarkerAndEdgier, killing off even ''more'' characters (such as the aforementioned Wendy and Marvin, at the hands of a murderous devil dog version of Wonder Dog, no less). Such gore-filled editorial mandates led to writer Sean [=McKeever=] to quit the book in protest, and things spiraled further down the drain, to the extent that DC reunited the 80s New Teen Titans into their own book "Titans" (''again'') and the Teen Titans went through even more change. After two years, the various team members were 'graduated' to the Justice League (Troia), 'demoted' back to the Teen Titans book (Beast Boy and Raven) or killed off (Tempest). "Titans" was now about a Deathstroke-lead team of villains, while the simultaneous run on "Teen Titans", by comic newcomer Felicia Henderson, had few champions, even amongst the most rabid fans.

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The series had been revamped again multiple times during that third volume, introducing new {{Legacy Character}}s (such as ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-esque Miss Martian and the cynical Bombshell), and attempting to be both LighterAndSofter (for example, bringing Wendy and Marvin from ''SuperFriends'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' into the DCU) and DarkerAndEdgier, killing off even ''more'' characters (such as the aforementioned Wendy and Marvin, at the hands of a murderous devil dog version of Wonder Dog, no less). Such gore-filled editorial mandates led to writer Sean [=McKeever=] to quit the book in protest, and things spiraled further down the drain, to the extent that DC reunited the 80s New Teen Titans into their own book "Titans" (''again'') and the Teen Titans went through even more change. After two years, the various team members were 'graduated' to the Justice League (Troia), 'demoted' back to the Teen Titans book (Beast Boy and Raven) or killed off (Tempest). "Titans" was now about a Deathstroke-lead team of villains, while the simultaneous run on "Teen Titans", by comic newcomer Felicia Henderson, had few champions, even amongst the most rabid fans.
17th Jan '16 6:11:01 AM rafi
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In UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, the series returned as ''The New Teen Titans'', launched in 1980. Written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by George Perez, this version of the series was the most successful and the most iconic (as well as being the version the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans 2003 animated series]] is most based on). It brought back Robin, Wonder Girl, and Kid Flash, and teamed them up with new characters Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, Raven, and Starfire, along with previously-established character [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Beast Boy]], now renamed Changeling.

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In UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, the series returned as ''The New Teen Titans'', launched in 1980. Written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by George Perez, this version of the series was the most successful and the most iconic (as well as being the version the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans 2003 animated series]] is most based on). It brought back Robin, Wonder Girl, and Kid Flash, and teamed them up with new characters Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}, Raven, Comicbook/{{Raven}}, and Starfire, Comicbook/{{Starfire}}, along with previously-established character [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Beast Boy]], now renamed Changeling.
17th Jan '16 4:35:32 AM Doug86
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The original series began back in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with a one-shot story in ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' #54 (July, 1964), where three {{Sidekick}}s, ComicBook/{{Robin}}, [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Aqualad]], and [[{{TheFlash}} Kid Flash]], teamed up. The issue sold notably well, and, after a few more tryouts and the addition of WonderGirl (despite her actually intended to be the the original Wonder Woman as a girl, and not a contemporary sidekick) and [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Speedy]], became an ongoing series.

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The original series began back in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with a one-shot story in ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' #54 (July, 1964), where three {{Sidekick}}s, ComicBook/{{Robin}}, [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Aqualad]], and [[{{TheFlash}} Kid Flash]], teamed up. The issue sold notably well, and, after a few more tryouts and the addition of WonderGirl ComicBook/WonderGirl (despite her actually intended to be the the original Wonder Woman as a girl, and not a contemporary sidekick) and [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Speedy]], became an ongoing series.



** Characters like the second WonderGirl suffered this in the change from ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' to the third volume of Teen Titans, as Geoff Johns decided to pay more attention to Comicbook/{{Robin|Series}} and ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, effectively making the rest of the cast into wallpaper. After OYL, the focus then became Robin and Wonder Girl, which continued somewhat into Sean [=McKeever=]'s run.

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** Characters like the second WonderGirl ComicBook/WonderGirl suffered this in the change from ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' to the third volume of Teen Titans, as Geoff Johns decided to pay more attention to Comicbook/{{Robin|Series}} and ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, effectively making the rest of the cast into wallpaper. After OYL, the focus then became Robin and Wonder Girl, which continued somewhat into Sean [=McKeever=]'s run.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the first incarnation of the team there wasn't even ''one''. They were looking for a [[TokenMinority token girl]] and they saw that a character called "WonderGirl" had already been published, so they decided to use her. Somehow they (not to mention their editors!) missed the fact that "Wonder Girl" was actually just Diana as a teenager for something like ''four or five years'' real time. She was finally given the first of way too many origin stories in an attempt to fix this mistake. [[ContinuitySnarl And thus began a grand and glorious tradition of no one having any idea who she is or where she came from.]]

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the first incarnation of the team there wasn't even ''one''. They were looking for a [[TokenMinority token girl]] and they saw that a character called "WonderGirl" "ComicBook/WonderGirl" had already been published, so they decided to use her. Somehow they (not to mention their editors!) missed the fact that "Wonder Girl" was actually just Diana as a teenager for something like ''four or five years'' real time. She was finally given the first of way too many origin stories in an attempt to fix this mistake. [[ContinuitySnarl And thus began a grand and glorious tradition of no one having any idea who she is or where she came from.]]



* BelligerentSexualTension: Wondergirl with both Superboy and Red Robin.
* BrainBleach: Red Robin's response to Wondergirl comparing her previous relationship to ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Wondergirl ComicBook/WonderGirl with both Superboy and Red Robin.
* BrainBleach: Red Robin's response to Wondergirl ComicBook/WonderGirl comparing her previous relationship to ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.



* LoveAtFirstPunch: Teased, but ultimately averted between [[FanPreferredCouple Superboy and Wondergirl.]] They meet when he starts his attack on the Titans by battling her.

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* LoveAtFirstPunch: Teased, but ultimately averted between [[FanPreferredCouple Superboy and Wondergirl.Wonder Girl.]] They meet when he starts his attack on the Titans by battling her.



* [[AliensMadeThemDoIt Trigon Made Them Do It]]: Revealed as the cause behind Red Robins's new libido and sleeping with Wondergirl.

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* [[AliensMadeThemDoIt Trigon Made Them Do It]]: Revealed as the cause behind Red Robins's new libido and sleeping with Wondergirl.Wonder Girl.



** He then follows this up by doing the same thing with Wondergirl. And somewhat controversially, they also resolve their UST. This is surprising since this is [[ChasteHero Tim Drake]] we're talking about here.

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** He then follows this up by doing the same thing with Wondergirl.Wonder Girl. And somewhat controversially, they also resolve their UST. This is surprising since this is [[ChasteHero Tim Drake]] we're talking about here.
26th Dec '15 9:20:52 PM nombretomado
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The original series began back in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with a one-shot story in ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' #54 (July, 1964), where three {{Sidekick}}s, ComicBook/{{Robin}}, [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Aqualad]], and [[{{TheFlash}} Kid Flash]], teamed up. The issue sold notably well, and, after a few more tryouts and the addition of WonderGirl (despite her actually intended to be the the original Wonder Woman as a girl, and not a contemporary sidekick) and [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Speedy]], became an ongoing series.

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The original series began back in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with a one-shot story in ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' #54 (July, 1964), where three {{Sidekick}}s, ComicBook/{{Robin}}, [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Aqualad]], and [[{{TheFlash}} Kid Flash]], teamed up. The issue sold notably well, and, after a few more tryouts and the addition of WonderGirl (despite her actually intended to be the the original Wonder Woman as a girl, and not a contemporary sidekick) and [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Speedy]], became an ongoing series.
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