|"The Titans in This Picture Aren't the Giant Lizard Men" from New Teen Titans vol.1 #1 (DC, 1980) by Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Romeo Tanghal|
I can't believe New Teen Titans started as far back as 1980! But then I came in very late on the book, by which time it had already become "Tales of", though before it started reprinting the Baxter series. Still, with George Perez handling the art on many issues, it's nice to go back. The title makes me wonder if "Teen Titans" was somehow tainted that it needed that clumsy "New" in front of it. I mean, they stayed the NEW Teen Titans or NEW Titans for years and years. They outgrew the Teen, but not the New? Who was YOUR favorite new Titan? If I can't say Robin/Nightwing or Wonder Girl (old Titans), I guess I'd have to say Cyborg. The clearest concept and frankly deserving of the attention DC is almost spending on him right now.