The New Titans: Total Chaos

Deathstroke the Terminator #14

Cover Date: September 1992
Subtitle: Child's Play (Total Chaos part 1)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Art Nichols, Will Blyberg
Storyline: The Titans searched New York City for Deathstroke. He was outed in front of Nightwing and Starfire by a group of children conning people of of their belongings. He escaped and reclaimed his weapons from the kids.
The Titans regrouped; Donna's child had another growth spurt inside her.
Terra got the Team Titans new costumes as a second Starfire appeared at Dayton's place.
Deathstroke collapsed in the sewer - his powers had been dwindling.


The New Titans #90

Cover Date: September 1992
Subtitle: That Which Lurks Within a Star (Total Chaos part 2)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Tom Grummett, Al Vey
Storyline: Nightwing, Starfire (the real one), Red Star, Pantha, and Changeling headed to STAR to save Donna from the fake Starfire. The Team Titans followed and wrecked their helicopter. They all survived the crash, but the public saw them as a menace when the wreckage his Times Square.
Deathstroke found himself in a group of misfits in the sewer. One attacked him, but he bested the freak. The rest saw him as their new leader. He had them lead him to STAR.
Lord Chaos went to his soon-to-be mother. Deathstroke watched as the fake Starfire revealed her true self (Mirage of the Team Titans) and freed Red Wing. A battle ensued between the New Titans and Team Titans. Lord Chaos arrived.


Team Titans #1

Cover Date: September 1992
Subtitle: Childhood's End (Total Chaos part 3)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Kevin Maguire, Will Blyberg
Storyline: As the battle raged, Lord Chaos disappeared with his mother. The Team Titans explained themselves and Lord Chaos to the New Titans. Nightwing realized there must be some truth to the matter.
Donna gave birth in a location Chaos had created.


Deathstroke the Terminator #15

Cover Date: October 1992
Subtitle: Escape from New York (Total Chaos part 4)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Art Nichols, Will Blyberg
Storyline: Deathstroke had another episode and was taken to his bed. Changeling sat with him and they came to an understanding about their relationship. Changeling and Terra, though, did not. Still harboring ill feelings toward the other Terra, he refused to give Future Terra a chance.
With Wintergreen's help, Deathstroke contacted his sewer friends and was taken to Sweet Lili's (a woman he'd rescued years before and whom he'd had an on-again, off-again relationship).
Wilson was loaded into a helicopter set for Germany, but was double-crossed and handed over to New York authorities.


The New Titans #91

Cover Date: October 1992
Subtitle: Growing Pains (Total Chaos part 5)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Tom Grummett, Al Vey
Storyline: After giving birth, Donna was blasted by Lord Chaos. The godling held his infant self.
On Titans' Island, a new pyramid neard completion. Somewhere in the city, Future Nightwing arrived.
Phantasm reconstituted himself out of the souls of Azarath to tell the Titans (both groups) that Troy was all around them. Hostilities broke out between the teams and baby Wildebeest became full-sized Wildebeest. Mirage was left with the New Titans while the rest of the Team Titans escaped.
Storms erupted around them, then Troia appeard - she was huge and in golden armor.


Team Titans #2

Cover Date: October 1992
Subtitle: From the Ashes of Defeat(Total Chaos part 6)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Kevin Maguire, Will Blyberg
Storyline: Giant Troia went after her son and Lord Chaos. Starfire, still reeling that Nightwing had slept with Mirage ("fake" Starfire), went after Troia. She got so high she ran out of air and plunged into the ocean.
The Team Titans went after some muggers / would-be killers, but didn't fare so well. Dagon ended up killing one of them.
Troia realized Lord Chaos must be after Terry. Chaos's temple was completed on Titans' Island.
Starfire regrouped with the rest of the team as the Team Titans arrived to get Terry (for bait) and Mirage. Chaos arrived.
Elsewhere, a armored man took out the rest of the muggers the Team Titans sparred against.


Deathstroke the Terminator #16

Cover Date: November 1992
Subtitle: Terminated: The Death of Slade Wilson (Total Chaos part 7)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Art Nichols, Will Blyberg
Storyline: Deathstroke was unmasked - it was the helicopter's pilot. Wilson had managed to take control of the chopper and switch outfits. Another helicopter gave chase, but crashed into a bridge. Wilson crashed into Lord Chaos' new temple. When he awakened, he was surrounded by a squadron. He single-handedly killed them all before collapsing.
Wintergreen was captured on the runway awaiting their plane to Germany.


The New Titans #92

Cover Date: November 1992
Subtitle: My Enemy - My Mother (Total Chaos part 8)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Tom Grummett, Al Vey
Storyline: Troia, now normal size, did battle against her son from the future. Kilowat blasted Chaos, causing an explosion and fire. Troia hit him with a tidal wave, but Chaos escaped with the baby.
Nightwing realized that Lord Chaos and the Team Titans were from the future, but not from their future. He rallied the troops (both Titans teams) to go after Troia, who'd blazed off looking for her son. She returned and gathered the Titans. They flew to Chaos' new temple. Aqualad appeared as the Titans were dropped into the river.
Chaos welcomed a squadron of his troops from the future.


Team Titans #3

Cover Date: November 1992
Subtitle: Out of Chaos (Total Chaos part 9)
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Kevin Maguire, Will Bylberg, Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Within the temple, Troia did battle with Lord Chaos. Battalion, a creature from the future, entered the fight. The Titans of Myth summoned all to their home. Chaos, who was granted god powers, but did not grow into them (no wisdom) was taken by them. He would either gain the wisdom or cease being.
Donna, having gained the wisdom, asked that her powers be removed so that she might live a normal life with her husband and child. Her wish was granted.


notes

  • The girl who would grow up to be Rose Wilson, the Ravager, makes her first appearance as Lili's daughter. (Deathstroke #15)
  • Note: First appearance of Battalion. (Team Titans #2)
  • "You're still one of us. You were born on earth and you've been my partner and my friend since you were thirteen." (Nightwing to Troia, New Titans #92)

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