"Homecoming": Nightwing and Jericho watch in horror as the spaceship carrying Starfire and her family explodes. Blackfire taunts Nightwing before leaving. [[Karras (New Earth)|Karras]
New Teen Titans (Volume 2) #18 is an issue of the series New Teen Titans (Volume 2) with a cover date of March, 1986.
Synopsis for "Homecoming"
Nightwing and Jericho watch in horror as the spaceship carrying Starfire and her family explodes. Blackfire taunts Nightwing before leaving. Karras swears revenge, and Nightwing apologizes for misjudging him.
Parras frees them from prison and tells them the royal family didn't die. He brings them to a spaceship piloted by his allies, but he chooses to stay behind. He is killed as the ship takes off.
Nightwing, Jericho, and Karras arrive Okaara where the Tamaranean royal family is in hiding. Koriand'r greets Karras alone, signalling to Nightwing that their relationship is over.
Koriand'r and Karras are retrained by the Warlords of Okaara over the next three weeks while Dick becomes increasingly depressed and frustrated. His birthday is celebrated with a feast, and he decides to return home. Koriand'r asks him to stay, but Dick won't be her lover on the side and tells her to forget they ever knew each other.
Back on Earth, Wonder Girl has finished overseeing the reconstruction of Titans Tower. Cyborg and Changeling ask for her help finding Steve Dayton, but she promised to help her husband Terry write a paper. Neither Cyborg nor Changeling is impressed with her priorities.
Joey and Dick return to Earth. Joey goes to Donna's apartment to exchange news. Donna goes to see Dick, and he becomes angry with her prioritization and takes out his frustration on her. Donna, however, refuses to be his whipping boy and demands he talk to her.
Dick goes to Wayne Manor where Alfred can tell something is wrong, but when he asks about it, Dick tells him to mind his own business. Batman doesn't have time to talk since he and Robin are on a case, but he wishes Dick a happy birthday on his way out.
Cyborg and Changeling track down Mento. When they burst into his hiding place, he attacks them before they can offer him help. Mento threatens to kill them both unless Cyborg gives up, which he refuses, only to collapse as Changeling yells, "No!"
Appearing in "Homecoming"
- Alfred Pennyworth
- Jennifer Long
- Parras (Only appearance; dies)
- Warlords of Okaara
- Vega system
- This issue doesn't say what birthday Dick Grayson is celebrating, but Secret Origins Vol 2 13 (set during this issue) says his fifth birthday was fifteen years earlier, indicating it is his twentieth.
- Teen Titans Recommended Reading
- New Teen Titans (Volume 1)
- New Teen Titans (Volume 2)
- Tales of the New Teen Titans (Volume 1)
- Team Titans (Volume 1)
- Teen Titans (Volume 1)
- Teen Titans (Volume 2)
- Teen Titans (Volume 3)
- Teen Titans (Volume 4)
- Teen Titans (Volume 5)
- Teen Titans (Volume 6)
- Teen Titans Academy (Volume 1)
- Teen Titans Spotlight (Volume 1)
- Teen Titans Go! (Volume 1)
- Teen Titans: Year One (Volume 1)
- Titans (Volume 1)
- Titans (Volume 2)