"The Tomb be Their Destiny": In the secret crypt of the Capulet family, the Titans discover the existence of an unsuspected player in Shakespeare's drama: Calibano, a hunchback who adored Juliet and dueled Romeo for her favor, and who had been preserved in suspend
Appearing in "The Tomb be Their Destiny"
- Calibano Della Loggia
- Donato Della Loggia
- Giulietta Capuleti (Flashback only)
- Romeo Montecchi (Flashback only)
- Kid Flash (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Tomb be Their Destiny"
In the secret crypt of the Capulet family, the Titans discover the existence of an unsuspected player in Shakespeare's drama: Calibano, a hunchback who adored Juliet and dueled Romeo for her favor, and who had been preserved in suspended animation when he allowed himself to he buried alive in the lovers' tomb. While Robin and Mr. Jupiter find proof of a smuggling operation being masterminded by the present-day Calibano, a nephew of the Della Loggia family who had promoted their feud with Mr. Jupiter, the remaining Titans intervene in the struggle between Romeo and the original Calibano. Both Calibanos perish, and the Della Loggia clan calls off its feud with the Titans' mentor.
Appearing in "The Girl of the Shadows"
- Girl (Unnamed)
Synopsis for "The Girl of the Shadows"
Aqualad aids an exotically beautiful mystery girl against a seemingly extradimensional enemy, but both vanish before he can learn their true identities or the reason for the conflict.
Appearing in "Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder"
- Robin (Flashback and main story)
- Batman (Flashback only)
- Carter Nichols (Flashback only)
- Jonathan Kent
- Martha Kent
- Superman (Flashback only)
- Pete Groff (Single appearance)
- Professor Higgins (Single appearance)
- Professor Wilcox (Single appearance)
- Professor Wolfe (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #253.
Superman is inside his Fortress of Solitude when a Kryptonite bomb hidden within an old trophy explodes. He stumbles out of the cave where he finds Robin, the Boy Wonder. He explains that the bomb was concealed inside of a clock-trophy he once received at a science fair exhibit as Superboy. Superman is fading fast, and it won't be long until he dies.
Robin goes to see Professor Carter Nichols, who uses his Time-Ray to send him backwards in time. He arrives in Smallville and introduces himself to Superboy. He warns him of the hidden bomb and the two begin investigating all potential suspects. They concentrate their efforts on three aging scientists, all of whom are donating materials to the Smallville Science Fair.
Over the next few days, Robin spends time at the Kent home and the family general store. Superboy and he go on patrol together and encounter several thugs using highly advanced equipment to pull off daring robberies. They know that the criminals aren't intelligent enough to develop these super-weapons on their own, and they ultimately trace their construction back to Lex Luthor. They seize Luthor in the midst of a bank robbery and take him to prison.
Later, they attend the Smallville Science Fair, where Superboy receives a number of gifts including a suspicious-looking clock. Superboy springs into action to destroy the, and when he returns from catapulting the timepiece into space he discovers Pete Groff hiding inside a prop robot with a deadly piece of Kryptonite. Groff knocks Robin down with a robotic arm, and uses the Kryptonite to weaken Superboy. Groff exits the robot and attempts to escape, but Superboy crawls over to Robin and opens his utility belt. He removes a miniature microscope and uses its mirror to reflect the sun, temporarily blinding Groff. Groff runs into a telephone pole and knocks himself senseless. Once the Kryptonite is out of harms way, the two heroes revive and take Groff to prison, and Robin returns to his present, 1958.
Appearing in "The Teenager from Nowhere"
- Lilith Clay (Flashback only)
- Mr William Clay
- Mrs William Clay
- Miss Hardin
Synopsis for "The Teenager from Nowhere"
As a youngster, Lilith first suspects her possession of special powers when she is able to locate a lost child. Further utilizing her strange gift, she reads her parents' minds and learns that she is actually an adopted orphan. Returning to the orphanage, she learns that her telepathy is an inherited trait from her mother, and that her true parents may still be alive, and resolves someday to search out her real identity.
- Double-size 48-page issue.
- This issue is indexed in The Official Teen Titans Index #2.
- "The Girl of the Shadows" was originally slated as a back-up story for the unpublished Aquaman #57, but the series was continued and the story was placed here instead.
- "Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder" was originally printed in Adventure Comics #253.
- "The Teenager from Nowhere" takes place when Lilith is only thirteen-years old.
- The three original stories in this issue are reprinted in Showcase Presents: Teen Titans Vol. 2.
- The character of Calibano most probably refers to the character of the same name in another play of William Shakespeare: "The Tempest". In the play, the character, only half human, lives on an island alongside a woman, Miranda, and her father. The three of them have "slept" for years before the play starts. And though he has tried to pursue Miranda, the main female, she falls in love with another man.
- 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 Spotlight (Volume 1)
- Titans (Volume 1)
- Titans (Volume 2)