- Years ago I used to hang out with a group called the Teen Titans. We were a junior Justice League dedicated to fighting crime, protecting democracy, listening to rock and roll -- and trying to score with Wonder Girl.
- — Flash
Synopsis for "Titans: Then & Now (Part II of IV)"
Titans alumni Nightwing, Arsenal, Flash and Tempest stand before younger versions of themselves; versions similar to what they looked like back when they were all members of the original Teen Titans. Both groups begin fighting one another and the younger Titans taunt their older adversaries, citing the worst points of each of their respective careers. Kid Flash tells Wally that he is a disgrace to the legacy of Barry Allen. Robin tells Nightwing that he could never measure up to the Batman. Speedy reminds Arsenal of the years he spent as a drug addict, and Aqualad accuses Tempest of being secretly happy that Aquababy and Aquagirl are dead so he could enjoy the spotlight.
A few hours earlier however, the real Teen Titans met up with Neil Richards outside the Cardy Boarding School. He brought them up to speed with everything that has happened including the appearance of Haze and the disappearance of Loren Jupiter. The kids pile into the T-Jet and take off for Wyoming - the last known whereabouts of the original Titans. En route, the kids continue to bicker with one another over recent events, particularly Risk and the Atom.
When they arrive in Wyoming they find several of their known adversaries ready to do battle with them: Vault of Dark Nemesis, Jugular of the H'San Natall, a Psion and one of his robotic sentries. The Titans begin fighting the villains and Argent notices that Vault appears to be much more limber than she remembered.
Suddenly, Omen arrives and reveals the truth of the situation. Haze has used his powers to create illusions in the minds of all the Titans, forcing everyone to see their foe as someone else entirely. Once the truth is revealed, the illusions disperse and everyone apologizes for attacking one another. Like many before her, Argent finds herself smitten by Nightwing.
Without warning, a dimensional aperture opens and giant tentacles emerge, grabbing Omen and taking her away. The Titans mobilize to get her back. They explore Haze's realm and the Atom is the first to find Omen.
Appearing in "Titans: Then & Now (Part II of IV)"
- Haze (Jarrod Jupiter)
- Haze's henchmen
- Trick Arrows
- Boxing glove arrow
- Explosive arrow
- Flare arrow
- Chapter Two of the "Then & Now" story-arc.
- This issue is narrated by the Flash.
- Issue includes Teen Titans Profile #7: the Flash.
- The tagline to this issue is "Clash!"
- Prior to the last page in issue #12, the Teen Titans appeared last in Genesis #4. Prior to that, they appeared last in Teen Titans (Volume 2) Annual #1.
- The false Kid Flash makes reference to the death of Barry Allen, the previous Flash. Barry Allen gave his life in Crisis on Infinite Earths #8.
- The false Aqualad makes reference to the deaths of Aquababy and Aquagirl. Aquababy died in Adventure Comics #452 and Aquagirl died in Crisis on Infinite Earths #9.
- The Teen Titans perceive the original Titans in the forms of a Psion, one of the Psion's robot guardians, Vault and Jugular. The Titans dealt with the Psions and Jugular in Teen Titans #1-3. They fought against Vault and the rest of Dark Nemesis in Teen Titans (Volume 2) #7-8.
- The Atom developed the ability to increase his size during the "Genesis" event.
- These characters appeared as illusions to their combatants in this issue.
- Argent looked like Robin
- Prysm looked like Aqualad
- Joto looked like Speedy
- Risk looked like Kid Flash
- Nightwing looked like Vault
- Tempest looked like the Psion
- Flash looked like Jugular
- Arsenal looked like the Robot sentinel
- 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)
- Teen Titans Go! (Volume 1)
- Teen Titans: Year One (Volume 1)
- Titans (Volume 1)
- Titans (Volume 2)