Celebrate Teen Titans With Our Favorite Comics!

On this day in 1980 in the pages of DC Comics Presents the world was introduced to the “new” Teen Titans. While Beast Bou (a.k.a. Changeling) and Robin were already known by the general population of comic book readers, this introduction was the first for characters like Starfire, Raven, and much loved Cyborg!

While in the past, 1964, Teen Titans existed as the children equivalent of the Justice League, with the likes of Kid Flash, Robin, Aqualad, and Wonder Girl. However, while this was like the Junior league at this time, I felt like in the 1980s was the actual formation of a team that stood on it’s own, with new characters and a unique group and stories to tell that didn’t simply leverage the fans of the adult counterparts from the comics, with the exception being Robin.

It’s this version of the Teen Titans that was made into the successful Teen Titans animated show, and interesting and also loved, but slightly less, Teen Titans Go!

With that in mind, and in that respect, we are sharing our favorite Teen Titan Comics focusing on this team!

DC Comics Presents #26 (1980)
When fighting terrorists at S.T.A.R. labs, Robin is transported to the future, a vision provided by the mysterious Raven, and he must work alongside the already formed and existing Teen Titans with new allies like Cyborg and Starfire. Together they are able to force a extra-dimensional being back to it’s own world before it converts all our oxygen to methane. Written by Marv Wolfman with art from George Pérez.
New Teen Titans #1 (1980)
When an alien force known as the Gordanians arrive on earth to look for their slave, the Tamaranian princess, an empath known a Raven will gather heroes to form the Teen Titans to fight them off. In the process of forming their group consisting of Robin, Beast Boy (a.k.a. Changeling). Wonder Girl, Cyborg, and Kid Flash, they defeat the Gordanians, force them through a space rift, and then find their final member, Starfire, the Tamaranian princess. Written by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
New Teen Titans #5 (1981)
The real reason that Raven formed the Teen Titans is to fight off and defeat her father, Trigon. However, when he sets his eyes on Earth, the only people to stand in his way is the Teen Titans, but while Raven has tried her best, they fall short of being able to fend off their foe. In an effort to save her friends and stave off his invasion of Earth, Raven agrees to serve at her father’s side if he shows the planet mercy and leaves. Written by Marv Wolfman with art from Curt Swan.

What was your favorite Teen Titans comic?

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