"Intruders of the Forbidden Crypt": In Verona for the opening of Mr. Jupiter's new laboratory complex, the Titans and their mentor become involved in a feud with the Della Loggia family, who oppose the building of the new project. At the
Appearing in "Intruders of the Forbidden Crypt"
- Donato Della Loggia
- Calibano Della Loggia
Synopsis for "Intruders of the Forbidden Crypt"
In Verona for the opening of Mr. Jupiter's new laboratory complex, the Titans and their mentor become involved in a feud with the Della Loggia family, who oppose the building of the new project. At the same time, Lilith becomes convinced that she is the reincarnation of the Shakespearean heroine, Juliet, and becomes romantically involved with Romeo Della Loggia. After the conflict erupts into violence, Mr. Jupiter and the other Titans trail the missing young lovers to a hidden crypt.
Appearing in "A Titan is Born"
- Mr. Jupiter (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "A Titan is Born"
While the rest of the team is in Italy, Mal minds the store at Mr. Jupiter's American base. A dimensional monitoring experiment goes awry, and the Titans' old enemy, the Gargoyle, is released from his banishment in Limbo. Mal manages to deduce the villain's true identity, though he is disguised as a scientific colleague of Mr. Jupiter's, and causes the computer monitor to reverse its error, returning Gargoyle to his exile in Limbo.
Appearing in "The Doom Hunters"
- Wally Welky
- Tom Blake
- Sevren Island
- The Daredevil
- The Flagship
Synopsis for "The Doom Hunters"
This story is reprinted from World's Finest #139.
After Aquaman and Aqualad refuse to place prize markers for an undersea treasure hunt in dangerous areas, Wally Welky, head of the Daredevils' Club, goes ahead with it on his own. Aquaman has to rescue one of the contestants from a whirlpool, thus indicating the need for he and Aqualad to look after the others. When Tom Blake, another member, almost dies from a deliberately-set trap, Aquaman lures Welky into revealing his intentions to murder Blake, his cousin, and thus gain Blake's uncle's wealth by inheritance. The heroes capture Welky and his confederates.
Appearing in "Have Arrow -- Will Travel!"
- Unnamed Crooks (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Have Arrow -- Will Travel!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #263.
When Roy Harper wants a raise on his allowance so that he can buy a boat, Oliver Queen suggests that he go out and get a job and earn the extra money he needs. Deciding to hire out his services as Speedy, Green Arrow's sidekick is hired to test out archery targets. What Speedy doesn't know however, is that people who hired him are criminals and are making casts of the indentations his arrows are making in the targets to make a false arrow head with a bomb inside in the hopes of eliminating both Speed and Green Arrow.
Successfully putting the exploding arrow head on an arrow next time Speedy comes for practice, one of the crooks also takes Speedy's wallet when he drops it on the ground. However, the plot is spoiled when Speedy notices that the arrow he got back did not have red paint on it from the target it hit, and the bomb goes off without harming anyone. Green Arrow and Speedy then capture the crooks, and Speedy's archery skill saves the life of the owner of a boat manufacturing company, who rewards Speedy with the boat he was hoping to purchase.
- Double-size 48-page issue.
- This issue is indexed in The Official Teen Titans Index #2.
- "The Doom Hunters" was originally printed in World's Finest #139.
- "Have Arrow -- Will Travel!" was originally printed in Adventure Comics #263.
- The original stories from this issue are reprinted in Showcase Presents: Teen Titans Vol. 2.
- The house which would become "Juliet's house" was built by the Cappello during the 12th century, four centuries before Shakespeare's theater piece would be published. It is only during the 19th century, three centuries after Romeo and Juliet's publication, that a link between the house and "the Capuleti", Juliet's family, would be established ; due to the similarity between the name "Capuleti" and "Cappello". The place soon became a popular tourist site. It is only during the middle of the 20th century, however, that "Juliet's balcony" would be built as part of a process of restoration of the place to suit the image of a 16th-17th century house.
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Links and References
- Teen Titans article at Wikipedia
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- Images of Juliet's house
- ↑ M. Carrara. Gli Scaligeri. Verona, 1964. pp. 136-137