Teen Titans Go!

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Teen Titans Go!
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date January 2004 – July 2008
Number of issues 55
Main character(s) Robin
Starfire
Beast Boy
Raven
Cyborg
Creative team
Writer(s) J. Torres
Adam Beechen
Artist(s) Todd Nauck
Larry Stucker
Dave Bullock
Tim Smith
John McCrea
James Hodgkins
Erik Vedder
Rob Ross
Mike Norton
Sean Galloway
Khary Randolph
Scott Iwahashi
Francisco Herrera
Glen Murakami
Chynna Clugston
Johane Matte
Sanford Greene
Alex Serra
Fabio Laguna
Christine Norrie
Michael Change
Joe Quinones
Ethen Beavers
Creator(s) J. Torres
Todd Nauck
Collected editions
Truth, Justice, Pizza! ISBN 1-4012-0333-7

Teen Titans Go! is a comic book series that was published by DC Comics, based on the 2003 animated TV series Teen Titans, which is itself loosely based on the team that starred in the popular 1980s comic The New Teen Titans. The series was written by J. Torres, with Todd Nauck and Larry Stucker as the regular illustrators.

Style[edit]

A typical page of Teen Titans Go!, featuring gags outside of the page margins (a story seen in a flashback from the season 2 finale). Art by Todd Nauck.

Most issues were largely self-contained stories, and included a number of characters outside the core group of Robin, Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg. Given that character licensing restrictions in DC comics are different from those on the show, J. Torres was able to include characters such as Wonder Girl who were not licensed for the TV show.[1] Each issue contained riddles, sight gags, and jokes played out by super deformed characters outside the page margins.

The series was written to appeal to an all-ages audience that included pre-teen children, the primary audience of the TV series. However, regarding the target audience for the comic, J. Torres notes that:

"As with the show, [we] started out skewed a lot younger... but along the way, I think the producers discovered it was reaching a wider audience. ... [the show] got into some darker storyline, and they introduced a lot more characters, so they expanded on it, and they let the show evolve with the audience, which is what we tried to do with the comic book, as well."[1]

Continuity with the animated series[edit]

While the comic's stories stand independently, its issues were done so as not to contradict events established in the animated series' episodes. Often, Teen Titans Go! also referenced episodes of the show, as well as expanding on parts of the series.

  • In #5, Raven has a zit which turns out to be Trigon.
  • Issues #11 and #12 occur during Terra's time with the group, expanding on a flashback from "Aftershock Part 2."
  • In #26 and #40, the issues shows Jinx's time with both HIVE Five teams. Another instance is with Wonder Girl's appearance in the comics. Her appearance will refer to cameos that she made in Season 5 of the show.
  • Terra, or a schoolgirl who looks exactly like her, appears in a cameo in #34; her backstory and that of her brother Geo-Force is explored in #51. She also makes a cameo in #39 as a doll (T costume) and in a joke as the schoolgirl.
  • In many issues the writers have placed the goth boy from the dance club that talked with Raven in the episode "Sisters."
    • Although in issue # 16 ("Beauty and The Wildebeest") a chibi version of Goth (shown selling Chibi Raven candles from a store named DV8 as a parody of the word deviate) is shown with no eyebrows and long eyelashes on the left eye only (a possible A Clockwork Orange reference).
    • Issue #19 as the drummer of Johnny Rancid's band. His official name is never actually stated but he is referred to as Goth by most fans. In issue #19 he wears a shirt with the word "GOTH" printed on it.
    • In issue #42 it is revealed that he works in an arcade, where wears a name tag marked "GOTH BOY." It's not clear whether that is his real name, with "Goth" being his first name and "Boy" as his last name, or if it is merely his nickname. In Teen Titans Go! his design has been changed: he no longer has elongated eyelashes on his left eye like he did in the cartoon; he has regular eyelashes. He also has thick eyebrows as opposed to no eyebrows as seen in the show. He also has thicker hair with hair on the sides and grayish purple eyes. In issue #42 when Raven's emoticlones run loose on the city the purple emoticlone which represents love/lust flirts with Goth while he is working at the arcade, embarrassing him in front of the other "cast members."
  • Issue #39 takes place after the movie Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo where Robin and Starfire have finally admitted their feelings for each other and have finally become a romantic couple.

Also, Torres mentioned in the letter pages of #34 that not all stories would be set in the present time. Some were even placed during season 1. An example of this was the first story in #40, which showed Jinx as part of the HIVE.

Issue guide[edit]

No. Title Guest heroes Villains
1 Demo None Jinx, Gizmo, Mammoth, Slade, HIVE Headmistress
Gizmo creates a way to study the Titans' abilities and weaknesses through an online fight game. Now Gizmo, Jinx and Mammoth can use what they learned in battle.
2 The Beast Boy Who Cried Wolf None Gordanians
Beast Boy's constant jokes are angering the other Titans. When Starfire is chased by Gordanians, no one believes Beast Boy when he says their teammate is in trouble.
3 Lame Sarah Simms Cinderblock
Even being a hero, Cyborg has many problems with the Titans' fans: they consider him very "freaky" and "scary". This changes only when he meets Sarah, a volunteer who looks after deficient children. Penciller: Tim Smith III
4 My Crummy Valentine Goth boy Puppet King
It's Valentine's Day, so Cyborg and Beast Boy encourage Robin to take Starfire out on a romantic date, only to show her the "true meaning" of this holiday. However, Puppet King intends something to this date. Penciller: John McCrea; inker: James Hodgkins.
5 Monster Zit None Trigon (not the true Trigon, but a mere manifestation of Raven's anger and rage)
Raven has a zit, and all the Titans (especially Beast Boy) want to pop it somehow. But as Raven's anger grows with the pursuit, the zit also grows, and grows, and grows...and unleashes great destruction and chaos such as her own interdimensional demon-father Trigon the Terrible.
6 Storm Thunder & Lightning None
Thunder and Lightning begin a fight above the city. Their powers are breaking everything and creating tumult. What's worse, the Titans, instead of stopping the fight, end up joining it.
7 How You Play the Game None Blackfire
Blackfire returns to Earth to seemingly make amends with Starfire, and challenge her to a friendly sisterly race across the city. The other Titans don't trust Blackfire, so they will follow this race closely.
8 Naked City None Mad Mod
Mad Mod, disguised as a stylist, gave some clothes to the heroes. These clothes hypnotize whoever wears them. Every citizen also buys Mad Mod's clothes, because of the Titans' popularity with them. First work of Adam Beechen as writer, Erik Vedder as penciller and M3th as inker in an issue.
9 War Machine Fixit Jinx (cameo), Mammoth (cameo), Gizmo
Gizmo becomes a hard opponent for the Titans, because of his stolen tech. So, Cyborg begs help to Fixit and his upgrades. However, when Gizmo builds a giant robot, only the "Titans Go-Bot 5" can help them.
10 Finding Nero Aqualad, Terra (cameo), Speedy (cameo), Gill Girl None
A strange aquatic creature is scaring the people at the Jump City Bay and seeking something. Nevertheless, the only thing that Starfire and Raven are thinking at moment is "Does Aqualad have a girlfriend?"
11 Countdown Terra Slade and minions
Before the events in Episode twenty-three, "Betrayal", Terra already gained the trust of the five Titans; until she's supposedly kidnapped by Slade. As the fans must know, it's just a trap.

Note First issue with a letters column.

12 Magic and Misdirection Terra Mumbo
Mumbo wants to do his thefts without the Titans' interference. So, he makes many magics and tricks to keep them busy. (The ending of this adventure is shown as a memory flashback of Terra's in "Aftershock, Part 2").
13 What Time Is it, Mr. Wolf? Mr. Wolf, Goth boy, Sarah Simms Mr. Wolf (werewolf)
An ill man named Mr. Wolf begs help to the Titans: a place to stay at the Halloween's full moon night because it seems that they're the only ones who can... handle his illness. Beast Boy was chosen to watch over him.
14 If You Can't Beat 'Em... Speedy Plasmus
Speedy appears to help the Titans against Plasmus. But Plasmus chugs plenty of toxic sludge, and is more dangerous: now, when it's damaged, its pieces become minor monsters.
15 Pop Quiz None Kitten, Kwiz Kid, Killer Moth
A new villain called Kwiz Kid kidnapped Kitten. To find them, Robin has to seek various clues and riddles spread in all the city.
16 Beauty & the Wildebeest Wildebeest, Goth Boy (chibi), Fixit (chibi), Terra (chibi), Thunder & Lightning (chibis) Rock, Paper, Scissors, H.I.V.E. Headmistress
Walking in the shopping mall, Starfire finds a little boy, seemingly lost and alone. They don't know that they are followed by three new villains. Although, these three also don't know this child. Penciller: Mike Horton.
17 Anger Management Hot Spot Adonis
Hot Spot needs to control his angry temperament, so the Titans try many ways to get it. (Story is specifically set after the episode "The Beast Within".)
18 When Chibis Attack Larry, Tween Titans, Chibis of Thunder & Lightning. Kardiak, Chibis of Slade, Jinx, Gizmo, Mammoth, Mad Mod, Blackfire, Cinderblock, Killer Moth, Kitten, Kwiz Kid, Gordanians, Slade Commandos, Puppet King, Plasmus, and Mumbo
Suddenly, chibis of the Titans appear without explanation. Who's to blame is Larry and his allergy: when he was reading his comic book (Teen Titans Go!, maybe...), he sneezed and the characters went out of it.

NOTE: J. Torres and Todd Nauck appear in the last page of the story, in the "real" world, and all three regular creators appear as chibis.

19 Song of the Dead Goth boy The Agent, Johnny Rancid
Someone gave Johnny Rancid what he asked for: to sing with a rock band. However, in every place that he makes a concert, appear brain-eater zombies.
20 Secret Moves Bumblebee, Mas Y Menos, Aqualad, Speedy, Sarah Simms (chibi), Terra (actually, just a game character). Atlas, Jinx, Gizmo, Mammoth (cameo), Blackfire (actually, just a game character).
Atlas appears in the online fight game to challenge Cyborg again. The plan was suck Cy inside of the game. Nevertheless, who "enter" in it are Starfire, Raven and other girls.
21 ...Garsaurus REX! Bumblebee, Aqualad, Mas Y Menos, Speedy Professor Chang, Garsaurus Rex, Slade (cameo), Brother Blood (cameo), Phobia (cameo), Control Freak (cameo), Kwiz Kid (cameo), The Brain (cameo), Giant Eyeball (cameo)
Chang creates a weapon that causes transmutations in its targets. The result is the creation of a big monster what is destroying all the city. Second appearance of the Titans Go-Bot 5.
22 The Book/Listen True Master (Listen) Slade (Listen)
The first issue with two stories.

The Book: Raven lends the Titans her most terrifying book. Nevertheless, she doesn't want lend it to Beast Boy, because he's very fearful. Then, he decides to "borrow" it and sneak out. Penciller: Sean Galloway

Listen: Robin is training with the True Master when he is attacked by robot commandos disguised as monks. Slade appears to fight! Penciller: Khary Randolph.

23 Knockoff! None Red X (actually robots), Control Freak
Red X reappears in the city, but seems what he can be in many places at the same time now. Besides, his new thefts are very strange. Then, maybe it isn't Red X.
24 Power Failure Speedy (chibi), Aqualad (chibi) Katarou, Master of Games (just as remembrance)
Katarou finds the gem used by the Master of Games and try trap warriors and use their powers. In the battle, the gem is broken and it changes the powers of the Titans. Now, they must learn with each other's powers.
25 Secret Santa Mr. Wolf (from #13), Titans East (via satellite TV) Billy Numerous
During Christmas, the Titans need stop a Billy Numerous' thefts. After they resolve it, the heroes go back to the Tower and exchange gifts in a "Secret Santa".
26 Call of the Wild None The HIVE Five (Jinx, Gizmo, Mammoth, See-More, and Private HIVE)
Beast Boy is invited to participate in a movie called "Jungle Boy". While the changeling is busy with scenes and recordings, the other Titans need to stop the HIVE Five.
27 Love Is a Battlefield Sarah Simms, Aqualad (chibi), Gill Girl (chibi), Goth boy (chibi), Más y Menos (chibis) Jinx, Overload, Kwiz Kid (chibi), Kitten (chibi)
During a battle, Overload hides itself inside Cyborg's body, leaving him "unplugged". In this condition, Cyborg wants to go on a romantic date with Sarah; but a jealous and envious Jinx will do anything to stop them having a romantic moment and nice time together.

Title reference: This is based on a romantic love song titled, Love is a Battlefield.

28 Surprises Mento, Elasti-Girl, Robotman, Negative Man Madame Rouge (cameo), Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man
It's Beast Boy's birthday, and the Titans and the Doom Patrol are making a surprise party. While they prepare, the Titans and the readers hear some stories about the little green kid. Notes The remembrance with Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man is eventually a homage to the comic book My Greatest Adventure, the first appearance of the Doom Patrol in the DC Universe.
29 Night Time Nightwing, White Raven (cameo), Older Beast Boy (cameo), Older Cyborg Warp
In a sequel to the episode "How Long Is Forever", Nightwing travels back to the Titans' time to straighten out Warp's meddling with Robin's past.
30 Slings and Arrows/The Battery Speedy, Aqualad (Slings and Arrows) Trident (Slings & Arrows); Dr. Light, Professor Chang (The Battery)
Slings and Arrows: Aqualad and Speedy fight Trident and his mind-controlled squid.

The Battery: Dr. Light tries to steal Cyborg's energized battery.

31 Who Wants Pie? Bumblebee, Aqualad (chibi), Lightning (chibi), Mas Y Menos (chibi), Kid Flash (chibi) Mother Mae-Eye, Brain, Slade (chibi), Control Freak (chibi), Killer Moth (chibi), Mumbo (chibi), Atlas (chibi)
Cyborg, Beast Boy and Starfire are all contestants on Who Wants Pie?, the new game show sensation. If the Titans want to get out alive and out of the host's control, they'll have to solve a bunch of puzzles and brain-teasers.

NOTE: Although Jinx had become a hero by this point, her name is listed amongst the villains'.

32 Arena Kole, Gnarrk, Pantha, Herald, Tramm, Aqualad The Lanista, General Immortus, Private HIVE
One Titan after another is being kidnapped and forced to fight Private HIVE, in training as a gladiator.
33 The Strangest Sports Story Ever Told Bumblebee, Aqualad, Speedy, Mas Y Menos, Fixit, Jinx (chibi) Atlas, Control Freak, Plasmus, a Slade Commando, Mumbo, Puppet King, Captain Pegleg Jack, Killer Moth, Kitten, Steamroller, Mother Mae-Eye (chibi), The Brain (cameo), Monsieur Mallah (cameo)
An all-villain team challenges the Titans to a very unfriendly game of baseball, with the safety of Jump City at stake.
34 The Great Race Jinx, Kid Flash, Speedy, Aqualad, Argent, Mas Y Menos, Schoolgirl (Terra; cameo), Bumblebee, Bushido, Doom Patrol, Wonder Girl (cameo) Cheshire, Punk Rocket, Ding Dong Daddy (cameo)
Kid Flash challenges Mas y Menos to a race around the world as a charity fundraiser, but they have to get through both villains and groupies to reach the finish line.
35 Enemy of My Enemy None Private HIVE, General Immortus, Slade's commandos, and cameo appearances for Brother Blood, Hive Wrestler, Gizmo, Mammoth, Jinx, & See-More
In a follow-up to issue 22, Private HIVE has been cast out of the Lanista's arena in disgrace. General Immortus recruits him for an assault on Titans Tower.
36 Troy Wonder Girl (first appearance), Speedy, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Jinx, Pantha, Kole, Argent, Bumblebee, and cameo appearances for Mas Y Menos, Gnarrk, Herald, Thunder & Lightning Blackfire, Gordanians
The Titans race to stop the Gordanians from kidnapping all of the world's female heroes to sell them into slavery. It should also be noted that the original Teen Titans from the comics (Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Speedy) team up towards the end of this issue.
37 Winterlude (includes a story from sparktop.org) Sara Hunter (Story from Sparktop) Mumbo
Winterlude: A spell from Mumbo temporarily gives Silkie the ability to talk like humans, and the Titans fight a giant snow-monster Mumbo, with Beast Boy finally defeating him due to his cold.

Story from Sparktop: The team helps Beast Boy's old friend Sarah Hunter find her father, who is trapped in an ancient pyramid.

38 It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World The cast of Blue Monday (cameo) Mad Mod
The Titans are suddenly surrounded by crazed fans, and Mad Mod tries to make them into rock stars. Drawn by Chynna Clugston.
39 Stupid Cupid Wonder Girl, Jinx, Sarah Simms, Mas Y Menos, Pantha, Wildebeest, Kid Flash, Argent, Bumblebee, Herald, Speedy, Larry Kitten, Andre Le Blanc, Cheshire, Monsieur Mallah (chibi)
This story is specifically set after the DTV Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo where Larry takes it upon himself to play matchmaker and pairing up romantic couples that he thinks should be together as inseparable soulmates such as: Bumblebee with Herald, Wildebeest with Argent, and Speedy with Cheshire. This remarks how annoying romantic love shipping is to the writers.
40 Nearly Nabbed Me/Lightning in a Bottle Thunder & Lightning (Lightning in a Bottle) The HIVE Five: Jinx (before reformation), Gizmo, Mammoth, Kyd Wykkyd (actually Raven in disguise), Billy Numerous ("Nearly Nabbed Me"); Professor Chang ("Lightning in a Bottle")
Nearly Nabbed Me: The HIVE Five tell each other stories of how they barely escaped the Titans.

Lightning in a Bottle: Professor Chang tries to capture Lightning and sell him as a genie.

41 Bad Girls Titans East, Argent, Jericho, Red Star, Wonder Girl Mad Maud, Pink X, Joy Stick, Marionette, & Daughter Blood (all of whom are actually Kitten in disguise), Killer Moth
New female villains are suddenly causing chaos all over the world, with each claiming to be the daughter of one of the Titans' enemies.
42 Pieces of Me Jericho, Melvin, Timmy, Teether, Raven Emoticlones Red Raven, XL Terrestrial
An accident causes Raven's personality to split into the "Emoticlones" seen in the TV episode "Nevermore." As they run wild through Jump City, it falls to Beast Boy and Jericho to help round them up and put Raven back together.
43 The Fearsome Five Jinx, Kid Flash The Fearsome Five (including Psimon, Dr. Light, Jinx (undercover for the Titans), Gizmo, Mammoth, Cinderblock, Private HIVE, Angel, XL Terrestrial, See-More, Billy Numerous, Kyd Wykkyd, The HIVE Wrestler, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Control Freak, Steamroller, Adonis, Kwiz Kid)
Psimon holds tryouts to assemble a new team of villains that can take the Titans down. Jinx officially becomes a Teen Titan and gets a Titans Communicator.
44 Red Raven Arella Red Raven, Kitten, Killer Moth
Raven has been a bit too cheerful since the end of #42. The part of her that represents Trigon's evil is still on the loose. Like it or not, she has to reintegrate that facet back into her mind if she wants to be herself again.
45 Biography of a Beast Boy/Cyborg's Story Cyborg's and Beast Boy's parents, Doom Patrol, Justice League (including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Zatanna, Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl), Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Black Canary, Captain Atom, Atom, Mary Marvel), Sarah Simms Stone (flashback to "Deception"), Jinx (flashback took place during "Deception"), Cinderblock (flashback took during place "Lame")
Origins revealed for Beast Boy and Cyborg.
46 Wildfire Wonder Girl, Red Star, Jinx, Kid Flash, Galfore, Starfire's parents, Wildfire (only in memory flashbacks) Blackfire, Wildfire (actually Madame Rouge in disguise), Gordanian army
Starfire's origins of Tamaran are revealed. Starfire's long-lost younger brother named Wildfire comes to Earth for a visit, but his strange behavior turns the family reunion into a free-for-all.
47 Regarding Robin/One Morning Batman, The Flying Graysons (brief flashback) Gizmo
Regarding Robin: Batman checks up on Robin from a distance to see how his life is going.

One Morning: Raven and Starfire start the morning and deal with the latest crime spree in very different ways.

48 Wrong Place, Wrong Time Herald (Mal Duncan), Brotherhood of Justice: Dr. Light (Kimiyo Hoshi), Mammoth (Baran Flinders), Madame Rouge (Laura De Mille), and Psimon. Teen Titans I:Wonder Girl (Donna Troy), Kid Flash (Wally West), Robin (Dick Grayson), Aqualad (Garth), and Speedy (Roy Harper). Team Titans: Killowat (Charlie Watkins), Mirage (Miriam Delgado), "Nightwing" (Dagon) and Battalion (Alexander Lyons). Teen Tyrants: Red Robin, Aqualad / Tempest, Red Raven, Speedy / Arsenal, and Blackfire (Komand'r).
Killowat (incorrectly spelled as "Kilowatt" throughout) is accidentally pulled through a time portal that leaves him stranded in the present, and the Titans must find a way to return him to the future. Raven and Herald open an inter-dimensional portal and the Titans have to find which alternate world to send him to. One reality is ruled by the Teen Tyrants, their evil alternate counterparts, and opposed by the Brotherhood of Justice, the good alternate counterparts to the Brotherhood of Evil.

Notes
Blackfire is actually Gemini (Gemini De Mille), working undercover for the Brotherhood of Justice.
Psimon is shown sporting a cybernetic faceguard resembling that of Brainiac.
"Nightwing" is based on Team Titans member Nightrider (Dagon) rather than Nightwing (Dick Grayson).
The Teen Tyrants versions of Aqualad and Speedy are costumed and armed as their adult selves Tempest and Arsenal.
Raven wears the red Dark Raven costume, implying that she is possessed or dominated by her father Trigon. She is drawn to resemble Jinx; she has the same pink hair, gray skin, and specific facial markings.
The Titans see a host of alternate Titans teams in their travels. Among them are a Chibi-version of the Titans, a Furry-version of the Titans, the Team Titans, and the original Teen Titans.

49 Legacy Aqualad, Tramm, Kid Flash, Jinx Wintergreen, Professor Chang, Gizmo, Mammoth, Ravager (Rose Wilson)
The Ravager arrives in Jump City to take over the estate of her father (Slade) and carry on his vendetta against the Titans.

NOTE: The Ravager wears a hood with the left eye covered, reflecting the one she gouged out in DC continuity. However, she eventually removes it to reveal two healthy eyes.

50 Graduation Day Bumblebee, Aqualad, Speedy, Kid Flash, Argent, Jericho, Kole, Gnarrk, Herald, Wonder Girl, Red Star, Lightning, Thunder, Bushido, Hot Spot, Wildbest, Jinx and Silkie Private HIVE (now Sergeant HIVE), Jinx, Gizmo Mammoth, See-More (all in flashback), General Immortus, Army Brats
A continuation of #32 and #35, and the introduction of the Titans' worldwide training program. Having been abandoned by both the Lanista and General Immortus, Private HIVE gives himself a promotion and trains a new squad of supervillains as his foot soldiers.
51 Metamorphosis Terra, Geo-Force General Immortus, Slade
Origins of Terra and Geo-Force. Terra's older brother Geo-Force storms into Jump City looking for her, but is surprised to learn of the events surrounding her time with the Teen Titans.
52 Dial H for Hero Robby Reed (alias Changeling, Power Boy, Lagoon Boy, Jesse Quick), Beast Boy, Cyborg, Jinx, Kid Flash Punk Rocket, Billy Numerous
New heroes start popping up all over Jump City at the same time that the Titans' own unique abiliites begin to fail them.
53 Wacky Wednesday/Hot & Cold Doom Patrol, Kid Flash, Jinx Kid Kold, Ice Kate
Wacky Wednesday: Mento and Beast Boy recall an incident in which they traded bodies.

Hot & Cold: Kid Flash and Jinx run into a pair of villains, one of whom used to be Jinx's boyfriend.

NOTES Beast Boy's full name is given as Garfield Mark Logan.

54 Makes You Wonder Pantha, Bumblebee, Aqualad, Wonder Girl (Donna Troy and Cassie Sandsmark) Trident
An ambitious high school student is determined to prove herself as a worthy partner for Wonder Woman, even if she has to go right through Wonder Girl to do it.
55 When There's Trouble... Melvin, Soldier Boy, Soldier Girl, Protector, Fixit, Cassie Sandsmark, Doom Patrol, Flamebird, Mirage (in the Titans' dreams) Mr. Wolf, Gordanians, Blackfire (in the Titans' dreams), Phobia, Brain, Monsieur Mallah
Phobia appears in Titans Tower twisting the Titans' dreams into nightmares in order to paralyze them with their own worst fears. Robin is abandoned by his teammates and left to defend Jump City alone. Cyborg is stripped of his humanity by Fixit. Beast Boy is forever cut off from his friends in the Doom Patrol. Starfire is attacked by her sister, Blackfire and a group of Gordanians. Raven feels herself being taken over by Trigon's evil. Once all five Titans have been subdued, Phobia contacts the Brotherhood of Evil to report her success, but Silkie sets off an alarm to wake them up. Cyborg quickly updates his internal security programs to keep her from invading his mind again and dispatches her in short order, after which the Titans discuss the creation of a new Titans Tower, called North Tower, Cyborg's New Teen Titans training program, and the threat of Trigon is dismissed. At the end of the issue Cyborg receives an alert about Gizmo and the new Hive Five, the team then departs to the scene. This ending parallels the ending of the Teen Titans television series.

Notes Chibis of many Titans and villains fill the margins of this issue making various knock-knock jokes and poses. The ending of the series is discussed on the letters page: "It really doesn't make sense to print an animated version of a comic book when the cartoon isn't being made."

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected in trade paperbacks:

Vol. Title Material collected ISBN Notes
1 Truth, Justice, Pizza! Teen Titans Go! #1-5 1-4012-0333-7 Digest size
2 Heroes on Patrol Teen Titans Go! #6-10 1-4012-0334-5 Digest size
3 Bring It On! Teen Titans Go! #11-15 1-4012-0511-9 Digest size
4 Ready for Action Teen Titans Go! #16-20 1-4012-0985-8 Digest size
5 On the Move Teen Titans Go! #21-25 1-4012-0986-6 Digest size
6 Titans Together Teen Titans Go! #26-32 1-4012-1563-7 Trade paperback

Characters that did not make an appearance in the TV series[edit]

Wonder Girl (Donna Troy)

Made a cameo in issue #34 ("The Great Race"); had her first full appearance in #36 ("Troy") where she helps the Titans against Blackfire's plot to sell all the female titans into slavery. She appears with the classic Teen Titans (Robin, Aqualad, Speedy, and Kid Flash) and their chibi-selves dress in their original costumes. She also makes an appearance in #39 ("Stupid Cupid") helping Cupid get his wings and arrows back from Larry, who has stolen them to make various Titans hook up with each other.

Wildfire (Ryand'r)

He made an appearance in issue #46 of Teen Titans Go! and was revealed to be the long-lost younger brother of Blackfire and Starfire. He had been sent away from home by his parents to protect him from the Gordanians and to preserve the royal family line. Everyone except Blackfire was heartbroken by this decision to send him away from home, and preserved the big secret to keep him safe. Blackfire was motivated into being a villain by jealousy of her younger siblings because Starfire was the favorite daughter for being prettier and kinder, and Wildfire was next in line for the throne after her father despite his absence. He supposedly returned to visit Starfire on Earth, but in the end he turned out to be Madame Rogue in disguise, it remains unclear how this was set up in the first place. When Starfire learns the truth that her brother hadn't truly returned, she figured that it was Blackfire behind the evil scheme. Starfire was so livid that her big sister would resort to pulling such a cruel stunt just to get rid of her and her friends, she cuts all family and sisterly ties with her and swears to find her little brother one day because "he is the only family she has left". Blackfire then looks down in her prison cell in a seemingly mournful way. It could be that she knows that Wildfire is still out there somewhere in the galaxy and may truly reunite with Starfire one day.

In the original comics, Wildfire is with a group of alien superheroes called the Omega Men. So in theory, he has been with them this whole time fighting against The Citadel as mentioned by Starfire in the Teen Titans origin episode "Go!", as well as other forces of evil across the galaxy. His current whereabouts remain unknown and it also remains unknown as of now if Starfire will reunite with Wildfire someday.

Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man

Had a cameo appearance in issue #28 of Teen Titans Go!. The Doom Patrol discuss a battle they (along with a younger Beast Boy) had with Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man. He makes a full appearance on page 10, which itself is a based on the cover of the My Greatest Adventure comic.

Sarah Simms

Sarah's character in Teen Titans Go! to has appeared in many issues starting with the third issue #3 ("Lame") where she was playing baseball with a group of children who have prosthetic limbs and her group of encouraged Cyborg when he was depressed after a kid called him lame. Cy and Sarah both were very attracted to each other. As the Titans were leaving, she told Cy to call her. Sarah appeared in issue #13 ("What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf") where she was trick-or-treating with Cy and the same group of children though their date was cut short when Cy needed to help control Mr. Wolf.

Sarah appeared in #20 ("Secret Moves") where her date with Cyborg was cut short once again. In #27 ("Love is A Battlefield") she and Jinx fight over Cyborg, but the comic ends with both leaving him due to a confusion when he is possessed by Overload. Sarah returned to Cyborg in #39 ("Stupid Cupid"), where she and Cyborg went on a double date with Starfire and Robin. In #45 she, Beast Boy, and Cyborg supervise the handicapped children on a camping trip that Cyborg agreed to do prior to their break up. In the first part of the story, Beast Boy tells his origin to Sarah and the kids by the campfire. The second part has Cyborg talking to Sarah and tells her about his life before to joining the Titans. Sarah explained that she left him because she thought that he didn't care, due to Cyborg never telling her when he would be out on missions for weeks. Cy says he should have been more considerate and open with her and then tells her his origin. After, he tells her that she saw past his cybernetic parts and understood him and he could relate with her. He also says that they met in another life (a reference to Sarasim in the episode "Cyborg the Barbarian"). He asks her if she'd give him a second chance and she tells him that she'll be attending college soon, and Cyborg promises her he'll keep in touch through cellphone, e-mail, text, or even smoke signals (he calls himself as a walking communication center). Sarah happily agrees to make up, and the two hug. Cy happily tells Sarah that he thinks Robin can get a T-communicator for her. The story ends with them embracing, and Beast Boy teasing them like he did in the issue they met.

Justice League (Cameo)

Teen Titans Go! #45 has Beast Boy relating his origin to some children at camp, though he goes outside the facts a few times, such as claiming to have been in the Justice League. The members who appear in his fantasy are: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Supergirl, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Mary Marvel, Aquaman, Atom, Black Canary and Zatanna.

  • Batman narrates Dick Grayson/Robin's origin in Teen Titans Go! #47, though he doesn't appear until the last page of the story.
Kimiyo Hoshi/Doctor Light

In an attempt at helping Kilowat to return to his home dimension, The Titans end up in a reality which is home to the Teen Tyrants (Their evil counterparts). They are aided in the fight against The Tyrants by The Brotherhood of Justice (counterparts to The Brotherhood of Evil). Among The Brotherhood is Kimiyo Hoshi/Doctor Light.

Rose Wilson (as the Ravager)

She comes to Jump City in issue #49 and announces herself as Slade's daughter, intending to claim his possessions and carry on his battle against the Titans. However, they convince her that she can make her own choices in life; she then accepts their invitation to stay with them while she sorts everything out.

Geo-Force

He storms into Jump City in issue #51, looking for his sister Terra. Once the Titans calm him down, they learn of the pair's childhood in Markovia and the experiments that gave them their powers. From a distance, he sees Terra on the Murakami School campus. Satisfied that she appears to be happier than she ever was as a child, he leaves without talking to her.

Robby Reed

This version of the character unknowingly drew his powers from other heroes who were close by. After discovering the source of his powers, Robby gave up his dial and signed up for Cyborg's New Teen Titan's Training program. His identities in the issue were:

Cassie Sandsmark

She appears in #54, styling herself as a replacement for Wonder Girl. Her powers (strength, speed, flying) come from two stolen artifacts, the Gauntlet of Atlas and the Sandals of Hermes. She barges into an athletic tournament on Paradise Island, intending to challenge Wonder Girl one-on-one, but ends up saving her from an assault by Trident instead. At the issue's end, she is offered a chance to join the Titans' training program, once her mother is through punishing her for stealing the artifacts.

Cassie has a brief appearance in #55, catching Cyborg off guard with a surprise attack in what turns out to be a very bad dream.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Torres, J. "Adapting the Animated Antics of the Teen Titans". Titans Companion 2. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 216. ISBN 1-893905-87-X.