"Love & War": In the wake of Superboy's devastating battle with Superboy-Prime, the boy of steel is brought back to Titans Tower and placed inside a special restorative healing tank. Lex Luthor uses a short-range teleporter to sneak inside
- Did Robin just point at Superman?
- — Raven
Synopsis for "Love & War"
In the wake of Superboy's devastating battle with Superboy-Prime, the boy of steel is brought back to Titans Tower and placed inside a special restorative healing tank. Lex Luthor uses a short-range teleporter to sneak inside the tower to monitor Superboy's progress. Robin and Wonder Girl then walk in and attempt to stop Luthor, but he teleports away after a few barbed taunts.
Raven informs Robin of the recent devastation taking place in Blüdhaven, and he takes off to lend a hand. Cassie stays behind to watch over Superboy. When they arrive, they find dozens of heroes struggling to rescue people following a recent attack by Chemo. While Raven reels from the influx of emotional energy, Robin faces the Fearsome Five. Psimon keeps him off his feet, but falters when Superman arrives to lend a hand by way of a blast of arctic-breath. A frustrated Robin tells Superman that he is taking charge of the rescue efforts in Blüdhaven. Superman (who has to take care of business elsewhere), trusts Robin's leadership capabilities and tells the extraneous heroes to follow his lead.
Back at Titans Tower, Superboy awakens from his chemical bath and speaks with Cassie. He is still recuperating from his injuries and decides to take Cassie back to his home in Smallville. He shows her his private loft and the two make love.
The following morning, Jonathan and Martha Kent discover the two in the barn. Martha visibly disapproves of their actions but recognizes that Superboy has been through a lot lately. She invites Cassie into the main house for some breakfast.
In Blüdhaven, the rescue efforts continue, but it is a slow and arduous task. Robin leads the Titans and works tirelessly to save as many people as possible.
Appearing in "Love & War"
- The Teen Titans
- Black Lightning
- Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi)
- Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
- Green Lantern (John Stewart)
- Loose Cannon
- Mister Miracle (Scott Free)
- Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
- Plastic Man
- Wildcat (Ted Grant)
- Metal Men
- Cheetah (Barbara Minerva)
- Lex Luthor
- The Wizard
- Aquaman (Flashback only)
- Arrowette (In a photograph only)
- Bibbo Bibbowski (Flashback only)
- Captain Marvel (Flashback only)
- Dabney Donovan (Flashback only)
- The Flash (Wally West) (Flashback only)
- Guardian (Jim Harper) (Flashback only)
- Impulse (Flashback only)
- Paul Westfield (Flashback only)
- Supergirl (Matrix) (Flashback only)
- Wonder Woman (Flashback only) (In a photograph only)
- Joto (Behind the scenes)
- Lois Lane (Earth-Two) (Behind the scenes)
- Superman (Earth-Two) (Behind the scenes)
- Tin (Behind the scenes)
- Will Magnus (Behind the scenes)
- Metropolis (Flashback only)
- This issue went to press for a second printing on April 19th, 2006.
- This issue takes place between Teen Titans #32 and #33, and concurrently with events from Infinite Crisis #5.
- Cyborg, Kid Flash (Bart Allen) and Starfire do not appear in this issue.
- The Society dropped Chemo onto Blüdhaven in Infinite Crisis #5.
- Lex Luthor makes reference to his first attempt at cloning Superman. This experiment led to the creation of the first Post-Crisis Bizarro in Man of Steel #5.
- This issue contains flashbacks that take place around the time of Superman (Volume 2) #75 and Adventures of Superman #500.
- Superboy takes Cassie up to a barn loft at the Kent farm. The illustration resembles Clark Kent's recreation loft from the WB television series, Smallville.
- Lex Luthor is seen wearing his traditional purple and green costume typically worn by the Silver Age Lex Luthor of Earth-One.
- 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)
Links and References
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