"The New Teen Titans": A Gordanian slave envoy carries the Tamaranian princess Koriand'r to be sold to an unknown buyer. Koriand'r however, breaks free of her bonds and steals a shuttle pod. She escapes to Earth and lands in New York's East side where she
Synopsis for "The New Teen Titans"
A Gordanian slave envoy carries the Tamaranian princess Koriand'r to be sold to an unknown buyer. Koriand'r however, breaks free of her bonds and steals a shuttle pod. She escapes to Earth and lands in New York's East side where she is found by Grant Wilson. Meanwhile, the Empath known as Raven begins gathering heroes to form a new group of Teen Titans. She gathers Robin, Changeling, Wonder Girl, Cyborg and Kid Flash in an effort to rescue the team's final member Starfire (Koriand'r) from alien capture. The Gordanians arrive on Earth and begin attacking the United Nations building. The Teen Titans fight them off forcing them to retreat through a space rift. The Titans follow them onto the ship where Cyborg rewires the engine systems causing it to explode. They find Starfire and invite her onto the team, much to the chagrin of Grant Wilson.
Appearing in "The New Teen Titans"
- New Teen Titans (First appearance chronologically) (Origin)
- Vega Star System
- This issue is reprinted in New Teen Titans Archives, Volume 1.
- This issue is indexed in The Official Teen Titans Index #3.
- The events from this issue take place one week after Robin's altercation at S.T.A.R. Labs in DC Comics Presents #26.
- Earliest chronological appearance of the New Teen Titans; formed together for the first time in this issue. Through the efforts of Raven, Dick Grayson experienced a prophetic dream featuring his new teammates in DC Comics Presents #26, the group's canonical first appearance.
- Garfield Logan begins calling himself Changeling with this issue. Previously, he had been known by the code name Beast Boy.
- Carol's last name, Sladky, is not revealed until issue #2.
- A brief origin of Wonder Girl is featured in this issue. This relates to the Pre-Crisis origin, which has since been amended.
- The first named appearance of the H.I.V.E., concurrent with Action Comics #513. However, a criminal conspiracy first appears in Superman Family #203 which is later identified as the H.I.V.E. in Superman Family #205, thereby making Superman Family #203 the true first appearance.
- Behind the scenes cameo of the H.I.V.E.. In Deathstroke the Terminator #4, the off-panel H.I.V.E. agent speaking to Grant in the last panel will be retconned to be Bill Walsh, alias the Jackal.
- First appearance of Ravager (as Grant Wilson).
- The identity of the menace that Raven speaks of is revealed in issue #2.
- Bruce Wayne makes a cameo appearance in this issue and is seen smoking a pipe. This is an oddity as traditionally, only the Earth-Two Bruce Wayne ever smoked a pipe.