The New Teen Titans Archives Volume 2

The New Teen Titans 9

Cover Date: July 1981
Subtitle: Like Puppets on a String
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: A forth Dayton Industries board member was murdered by the time Gar got home. Once inside, one of his own toys took a shot at him. He called Robin for help. The next day, Changeling and Robin toured Dayton and were introduced to Project Promethium. They learned that the man once known as the Puppeteer was now working at Dayton and was their lead suspect. At the man's home, they ran into (and escaped) a trap.
As Victor and Raven left their class with the handicapped children, Cyborg was attacked by a toy Batman. The Puppeteer gained control of him. Raven escaped and sent her soul self to warn the others.
Kid Flash, Starfire, and Wonder Girl arrived on scene and were blasted by Cyborg. The Puppeteer gained control of them. Raven went to Robin and Changeling. The mind-controlled Titans caught up with them and attacked. Kid Flash vibrated to get himself away from Changeling and broke free of the Puppeteer. He was able to get the rest back to normal, and the team went after their attacker. He escaped by sending his troops against them.
Deathstroke set Dayton Industries on fire and stole the plans for Project Promethium.


Best of DC 18

Cover Date: July 1981
Subtitle: A Reunion
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Carmine Infantino, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Aqualad brought an unconscious Speedy to Titans Tower. He'd picked Roy up in the Dominican Republic on a drug raid. Roy soon regained consciousness and told the Titans what was going on.
The team arrived in the DR before the helicopter shipment left. Wonder Girl and Starfire followed it while the guys stayed behind and took down the suppliers. In Miami, Starfire and Wonder Girl took down the rest of the organization.
Speedy and Aqualad, having other obligations to fulfill, turned down the invitation to rejoin the team as full-time members.


The New Teen Titans 10

Cover Date: August 1981
Subtitle: Promethium Unbound
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Deathstroke met with his people who had been going over the Project Promethium notes.
A US ship carrying a thermonuclear device was attacked by unknown assailants.
Gar Logan talked with Vic Stone about his past. He'd contracted a rare disease as a child. The treatment turned him green and enabled him to change forms. His parents were killed in a canoeing accident and he was adopted by two members of the Doom Patrol. Robotman was the only surviving member, and he spent his time searching out Gar's adoptive parents.
Deathstroke sniped Starfire out of the sky. When she crash-landed, they began to battle it out. During the fight, he got a transmitter on her. He escaped while she was forced to save innocent bystanders. Through her, he made his ultimatum to the Teen Titans: he had Cyborg's friend, Sarah Simms. If they didn't show up, he'd kill her. The trade was made - them for her. He set up the auction for the Promethium plans and demonstrated the bomb with the one he stole from the aircraft carrier. The Titans were the target. They beat the bomb and went after Deathstroke, who'd just killed the two HIVE members (who'd killed the other bidders). Deathstroke escaped, leaving Changeling on his death bed.


The New Teen Titans 11

Cover Date: September 1981
Subtitle: When Titans Clash
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: The female Titans (Raven, Wonder Girl, and Starfire) were dropped off at Paradise Island with Gar. They hoped he could be helped there. Below, in Tartarus, Hyperion awakened. He began soaking up the sun's rays, blocking it from getting to the island. Wonder Girl went after him, but he seduced her. Starfire and Raven were blasted away.
Hyperion began his journey to free his brothers and sisters; the Amazons prepared to wage ware on the Titans of Myth. Days later, they arrived at the scene where Hyperion had successfully freed the Titans. Donna told them all she was with them by choice. The Titans of Myth disappeared en route to Mt. Olympus.


The New Teen Titans 12

Cover Date: October 1981
Subtitle: Clash of the Titans
Writer(s): Marv Woflman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: The Titans of Myth and the Olympian gods began their war. The Titans of Myth were victorious and the Amazons reached the pinnacle of Mt. Olympus. Donna was questioned by her mother and fellow Titans. She realized that the "peace" Cronus offered was servitude to him - not free will. Another battle began. The Titans of Myth realized their reign must fall to their children and willingly returned to Tartarus, vowing to turn it into a paradise.
Gar awakened.


The New Teen Titans 13

Cover Date: November 1981
Subtitle: Friends and Foes Alike
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Pablo Marcos
Storyline: Donna, still raging about the Hyperion incident, took out her aggressions on a street gang. She headed home to Paradise Island, where Starfire had just won a gladiator-like tournament. The lab where Gar was being treated suffered an explosion. They found him in shape of a dinosaur. He had been maddened by the power of the Amazon medicine, but Raven restored his mind.
Kid Flash, Cyborg, and Robin found the Doom Patrol's Robotman - in pieces. Cyborg was able to get him back functional. He led them to the underground city run by Madame Rouge and Zhal. They rescued Steve Dayton and prepared the jet to return home. Rouge and Zhal looked on approvingly.


The New Teen Titans 14

Cover Date: December 1981
Subtitle: Revolution
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: The female Titans arrived at the scene with Changeling in tow. Raven found mental blockage in Dayton, who continued to jabber on about his "Mento" suit. They let him put it on and he attacked them. The Titans spread out and forced him to fight a battle on multiple fronts. Raven was able to get into his mind and destroy the programming.
Dayton recounted the formation of the Doom Patrol, but could not remember anything that had happened in the last year. An earthquake occurred and the Titans witnessed the underground fortress surface and take flight. Changeling was able to grab on to it while the other Titans boarded their jet.
The flying fortress attacked a small island country in the Baltic named Zandia. The robot soldiers overwhelmed and captured the Titans save for Changeling, who was captured by the Brotherhood of Evil.


The New Teen Titans 15

Cover Date: January 1982
Subtitle: The Brotherhood of Evil Lives Again
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: The Brain and Monsieur Mallah introduced Changeling to their new partners in the Brotherhood of Evil: Warp, Phobia, Houngan, and Plasmus. He agreed to fight alongside them until Zhal and Rouge were defeated. They attacked. Logan found the rest of the Titans in a strange container, devolving into ape-like form. Robotman was able to use some of Cyborg's tech and bust them out. They immediately were restored to their normal selves. A three-way battle raged and they soon found the robot soldiers were actually humans in armor.
When Zhal opened fire on Robotman, one of his own bullets ricocheted back and killed him. Changeling pursued Madame Rouge and killed her, but not before she activated the self-destruct on the flying fortress.
With their enemies dead, Warp got everyone off the fortress before it self-destructed. The Brotherhood of Evil and the Teen Titans went their separate ways.


The New Teen Titans 16

Cover Date: February 1982
Subtitle: Starfire Unleashed
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Raven worried about her first day of college; Dick pretended not to care that Kori had a new boyfriend, Franklin Crandall. He'd realized who she was, though she'd done her best to keep it a secret. Someone broke into Donna's apartment and stole some prints she was working on. Dick got some fingerprints and they went to see if they could find a match.
After telling Starfire he loved her, Crandall reported to his HIVE boss. Robin unraveled the plot with Donna's apartment. He, Cyborg, Wonder Girl, and Starfire took down a smalltime mob boss who was holding a model hostage. Franklin told the HIVE he was finished with them, and he was shot. Kori took the Titans to meet him, but found him at his last breath. He told her where to find the HIVE agent before he died. Starfire raged and almost killed the man, but was held back by Wonder Girl. The man was found later dead - killed by the HIVE.


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notes

  • A month passes between issues 15 & 16: "Yeah, she met him last month after we returned from Zandia..."
  • Though it is placed as the last story in this collection, Best of DC 18 takes place during the missed time between issues 9 & 10: "...she's (Raven) busy enrolling at Manhattan University." I have placed it in order above.
  • Speedy in BoDC18: "...ever since my problem a few years back, I've been working alongside the Narcotics Bureau. I felt it was my duty to try to help others before drugs can abuse them the way they did me."

    Return to continuity section 2.