The New Teen Titans Archives Volume 4

Issue #21

Cover Date: July 1982
Subtitle: Beware the Wrath of Brother Blood
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Starfire and Raven disrupted a baseball game to find a terrorist's bomb. As they searched for the red herring, assassins struck. Raven got the location and related it to Starfire. She dug it up and flew it into the sky. It exploded sooner than she'd expected, but Raven saved her from falling.
Someone (the Monitor?) watched them from a satellite above Earth.
Victor's ex-girlfriend tried to escape from a retreat she'd been attending. One of Brother Blood's people attacked her, but was hit by a train. She called Victor to tell him; he was making amends with Sarah. Marcy was dead before Cyborg got to her. The woman who vouched for Marcy was killed by Brother Blood.
At Marcy's funeral, her father blamed Victor for her death. Raven calmed him, and he gave them some details on where to start looking for Brother Blood. The Titans - those who could be disguised as human - went to "join" the cult. They were bio-scanned on the way in - an anomaly was found. Brother Blood executed one of the members for blasphemy during mass. He turned the congregation against the Titans, then defeated them one by one.


Issue #22

Cover Date: August 1982
Subtitle: Ashes to Ashes
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Brother Blood ordered the Titans into captivity - all but the "non-powered one," which he took away himself. Robin was tortured, but told them nothing. He was thrown into the pit with the rest of his unconscious friends. A huge spider crept near them.
Raven's soul self got to the other Titans and requested their help. They burst through as Blood was giving a TV interview. He showed them as the villains - persecuting them for their beliefs.
Robin, about to give up the fight against the spider monster, was helped out by Raven's soul self returning. She stopped the spider and freed the others. Cyborg got to Brother Blood, who put up a fight, but fled in an airplane when the others arrived. Cyborg was able to latch on to the plane and destroy part of it's tail. It crashed. Raven knew Brother Blood had not been killed.
From space, Starfire's sister, Blackfire, poised to nab the escaped slave.


Issue #23

Cover Date: September 1982
Subtitle: Kidnapped
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Komand'r ordered her Gordanian subjects to lay waste to the Earth, but to capture her sister unharmed. The Titans landed and were taking into custody for their actions on TV against the Church of Brother Blood. Since he'd been "resurrected" the previous night - the Titans were not murderers. He also dropped any charges against them. They were told to keep silent about the issue. The DA wanted Blood prosecuted, and could have them making him look good any more. Gordanians broke Starfire loose and captured her. The Titans attacked.
A Gordanian gave them an ultimatum: surrender, or your planet will be destroyed. The military opened fire on them. Cyborg captured one of their ships, but any time one of the Gordanians was captured, they disintegrated. Robin was unable to get in contact with the JLA Satellite. Aqualad got the Titans a second ship - one that had been in on the original visit to Earth. They got the two ships in working order and blasted off to save their friend.
In orbit, Kamand'r's ship used a tractor beam to bring the two Titans ships aboard. She gave orders for them to be killed. They were defeated and thrown into space. Raven's soul self enveloped them, and they were brought aboard the JLA satellite. Superman greeted them, but could not help them - his powers had betrayed him.


Issue #24

Cover Date: October 1982
Subtitle: Citadel Strike
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Superman introduced the Teen Titans to the Omega Men. They were also from the Vegan star system (like Starfire). The Omega Men were at war with the Citadel and agreed to take the Titans home with them and rescue Koriand'r.
Starfire broke free, but her sister defeated her. She took the "Earthly" name of Blackfire. They finally landed. She took her sister to Lord Damyn. She would be able to keep her sister. Damyn planned to kidnap the living goddess, X'hal.
The ship carrying the Omega Men and Teen Titans arrived on Okaara. They watched as X'hal's son reformed her and was again told to be her assassin. The Gordanians struck. Changeling morphed into one and carried Robin and Cyborg onto a ship as prisoners.


Issue #25

Cover Date: November 1982
Subtitle: War
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Changeling held a Gordanian at gunpoint; Robin demanded to be taken to the Citadel. The war on Okaara continued. Raven began to be overwhelmed by the pain and death. She was able to fight the Trigon in her away.
X'hal, in order to save her people's planet from being destroyed, gave herself up.
The trio of Changeling, Robin, and Cyborg got themselves into Lord Damyn's castle. Demonia, a member of the Omega Men, got to Lord Damyn and Komand'r. She defected and pledged her allegiance to him. She told them there were three earthlings in the castle looking for Koriand'r.
The Titans found her; Robin went berserk. Blackfire demanded her sister back, or X'hal would be unleashed from her stasis. Cyborg threatened Damyn, but Blackfire called his bluff - she killed him herself. Now that she'd assumed power, Robin pleaded with her to give them back Starfire.


Annual #1

Cover Date: 1982
Subtitle: Final Conflict
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Kory blasted her sister with starbolts. As their fight raged, more troops were called in. Robin took a blaster hit. Cyborg went to help, but was blasted, too. The Gordanian council ordered the sisters to stop fighting - Komand'r was not to be their ruler yet. They gave the women an ultimatum - they would fight on their homeworld. If Komand'r won, she would be their ruler. If Koriand'r won, Tamaran would be spared.
As the Omega Men traveled to the Citadel, one of them told Wonder Girl why X'hal was so special to them. The sisters were taken to Tamaran and the fight began. They were not to use their starbolts, and the fight would only end when one was dead. While everyone was busy watching the fight, the Psion who set it up was having his people set up bombs throughout the Citadel. As the war above them began, Changeling heard Demonia planning to herself and grabbed her. She told him she would take him to his friends, who were on tap to be terminated.
Koriand'r won when her sister attempted to blast her while under water. It appeared Blackfire was dead. The Psion set off his bombs.
The space-faring Titans landed and found Robin, Changeling, and Cyborg. X'hal was freed by the Psion blasts; the Titans and Omega Men fled to Tamaran. Raven found Koriand'r and healed her. Once she was whole, she was reunited with her family. The reunion was short - though she wanted to stay, her parents convinced her she must return to Earth or be destroyed by the Citadel.


Issue #26

Cover Date: December 1982
Subtitle: Runaways
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: In space, on their way back to Earth, Vic and Wally discussed the Dick / Kory relationship. Meanwhile, in another part of the ship, the two talked to each other about their feelings. When the ship landed on Earth, the Titans went their separate ways for some much needed time off.
On their date, Kory and Dick saw a man getting mugged. The "victim" shook the guy off and he ran into the street. The boy was hit by a car and killed.
Changeling got a distress signal and found a costumed woman atop the Statue of Liberty. He and the police chased the girl off - she called herself Terra and could alter earth. Elsewhere, Raven found a young runaway who was hungry and took her to Victor's place. They took her to a run away center and bumped into DA Adrian Chase. He asked them to check out some drug situations - the supply was short, so Europeans were trying to get the business. The Titans agreed to take the case. They headed back to Vic's apartment and found a dead body.


Issue #27

Cover Date: January 1983
Subtitle: Runaways part 2
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Raven sensed that the boy was still alive. Wonder Girl noticed he'd been shot. Raven tried to heal him, but passed out while doing so. She fought back her father and regained her senses. The boy, Paul Taylor, came to. He said he was the brother of the kid who was hit by a car a few days earlier. They went to the run away center where the boy had been staying. There, the Titans ran into Roy Harper. The boy refused to give up the address of his dead brother's supplier, but Raven got it from him.
The Titans went back to the tower, and Roy got into his Speedy costume. They took off in the T-Jet. Raven burst on to the scene where the drug suppliers were giving packages to kids for delivery. The Titans took on the goons while Starfire and Wonder Girl destroyed the boat the shipment came on. Two of the children were killed; all the mobsters were either caught or killed after the cops arrived.


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