"History Lessons": Nightwing takes part in a mock combat against the Titans to test their fighting capabilities without the use of their powers. Raven however refuses to fight and he grabs Beast Boy, asking her if she'll do it when he dislocates his shoulder. Starfire tells him to stop, stating

Titans Giant (Volume 2) #1 is an issue of the series Titans Giant (Volume 2) with a cover date of April, 2020. It was published on February 17, 2020.

Appearing in "History Lessons"

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  • Professor Kemple (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback and main story)

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  • The Ruin (Destroyed)
    • Professor Hausner

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Synopsis for "History Lessons"

Nightwing takes part in a mock combat against the Titans to test their fighting capabilities without the use of their powers. Raven however refuses to fight and he grabs Beast Boy, asking her if she'll do it when he dislocates his shoulder. Starfire tells him to stop, stating it's too extreme, while Garfield transforms into a gorilla, but he is thrown upon Starfire by Nightwing. Red Hood holds him at gunpoint and states it only has taser charges, but Dick reveals he was the one who took his live rounds after fooling him.

Dick chides Red Hood for talking about playing by the acceptable norms, stating their enemies won't and at the Titans are the only people keeping the world from being destroyed, which is why they need to be better. Raven gets ready to leave for her graduate museum presentation and asks if anyone's interested in going with her since she'll get extra credit for bringing in a guest. Raven tells them that the presentation will be hosted by Hausner, the assistant of Professor Kemple who has been missing for about a week, and that her department's been acting strange since they excavated a monolith from New Mexico.

All the Titans decide to accompany Raven to the museum presentation, but when Hausner unveils the slab, Raven realizes its form has changed from a plain slab to that of a human being. As Jason and Starfire view the statue from another floor, the latter notices it moving. Donna wraps the statue before it can grab Hausner and Dick tells Jason to follow him after he states that he had followed its orders, while also telling Beast Boy to grab Kemple after Raven notices she's inside it and is near death. Garfield finds that Kemple's life force has bsen drained by it and himself gets absorbed inside it.

Starfire starts unleashing her attacks on the statue despite Dick's opposition and he tells Donna to bring it down as well as try to convince Starfire to stop attacking. Raven tries to reach out to Beast Boy in her Soul-Self while Red Hood threatens Hausner to tell him what he knows about the statue. Starfire meanwhile refuses to restrain her attacks, revealing it knows the statue is called "The Ruin" and will destroy all life on Earth if not stopped. As Nightwing meets up with Red Hood, he learns from Hausner that the Ruin tried to make him merge with it but he gave Kemple to it instead as he was fearful. This made it take its current form.

Ruin wasn't satiated however and made Hausner organize the presentation so it could feed more. Hausner states that it was left on Earth a long time ago by aliens who fed on the horror of sentient life, but since no complex organisms existed they left it here to alert them in case it ever developed. Without any sentient being trapped in it, its just stone.

Nightwing tells Raven to reach out to Beast Boy and make him turn into something mindless. Garfield rejects it stating he'll lose any sense of self but Raven assures she'll help him turn back. After he does as Raven requested, Ruin expels him and Donna destroys it. Beast Boy turns back to his normal form with Raven's help and Donna states that being a Titan is about being with people who'll always watch their backs.

Appearing in What's "Normal"?

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  • Luthor Knox (Single appearance)

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  • Alan Eckles (Single appearance)
  • Miranda Ramirez (Single appearance)
  • Mr. Ramirez (Single appearance)
  • Church of Blood (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for What's "Normal"?

Raven is on her first date which she starts regretting. She takes her leave after experiencing a surge of emotional pain. She finds a couple arguing with a man arguing about not being able to convince their daughter to come back and later heads to the Titans Tower to try to help them. Nightwing after having investigated them has found out about their daughter being Miranda Ramirez, who fell in with a cult called the "Church of the Inner Light". They had hired Alan Eckles to bring her back but he couldn't convince her.

Learning that Miranda is living in Havensport, Raven goes on her own and rejects Nightwing's advice of taking other heroes with her, stating multiple heroes tried to shut it down and she will be more subdued in her methods. Arriving at Havensport, she gets pointed by a security guard to the "Church of the Inner Light" and finds Luthor Knox preaching to a crowd of followers, proclaiming himself as God and rallying them against living a boring normal life.

Raven transforms out of her civilian clothing after noticing Miranda and tells everyone he's misleading them, leading to the guard she met earlier rush in and fire at her. He however eventually backs off after seeing her Soul-Self protect her. Raven tells Knox to release the people in his church, but he states they came to him off their own accord and the guard is just to protect them. He tells her followers that he's lying to them for his own self-interest and encourages to leave him, to which everyone agrees quickly.

Knox tries to portray Raven as the Devil misleading his former followers, but gets knocked out before she tells Miranda that she'll take her back to her parents.

Appearing in "The Coast-to-Coast Calamities!"

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  • Christie Connell (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "The Coast-to-Coast Calamities!"

This story is reprinted from Teen Titans #50.

Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, and Harlequin encounter a new super-villain, Captain Calamity, and his gang when they rob passengers on the Long Island Railroad. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, Lilith recruits other teen heroes, including Bat-Girl, Beast Boy, Golden Eagle and the Hawk and the Dove to combat a series of mysterious disasters. Then Robin, Harlequin, Speedy, Guardian, and Bumblebee are stymied in a second battle with Captain Calamity.

Appearing in "Everything to Everyone"

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Synopsis for "Everything to Everyone"

This story is reprinted from Starfire (Volume 2) #1.

Starfire sits down in a meeting with Sheriff Stella Gomez of the Key West PD. She explains that she is the youngest daughter of the family Tamarus on Tamaran, her elder sister Komand'r was intended to take the throne until they were attacked by another species leaving her parents dead and her home fighting a losing war. Their only hope would be to surrender; a condition of which would be that Komand'r would remain the head of the civilisation whilst Kori would be banished and sold off as a slave where she was tortured and experimented on - thereby giving her powers that she could then use to free herself and her fellow captives and leading her to Earth.

Stella agrees to Kori's request for help and, after discovering she has no form of currency but valuable gems, takes her to an appraiser, Benji. He explains that whilst some can not be valued, the diamonds are worth "three big ones" - a confusing concept to Kori.

En route to a bar Stella reminisces about her namesake - her grandmother who passed away - and the two stop the car to talk about it.

In the bar Koriand'r discovers the appeal of beer! And in the process of doing so attracts the attention of two fellow bar-goers who fight over who'll get to take her home. Stella goes to step in before Kori blasts the ground near the two men and the girls leave to go shopping for more suitable attire.

Javi brings out a Summery dress despite Stella's request of trousers. She also recieves a phone call from her brother, Sol, who warns her of a looming storm.

Next on the duo's list is to find Kori a place to live; they go to Royal Palms Estates to meet Tina whose grandson Boone is outside gardening when they arrive. Whilst Stella goes in to negotiate with Tina, she returns to find Kori and Boone locking lips under the guise of Kori using her power to learn a language through kissing - despite already knowing English fluently! Tina agrees to let Kori hire a trailer.

At sea Sol talks to his fellow Coast Guards who explain that he'll need to move on if he is to be happy again whilst he stares at a picture of a woman on his phone.

Kori is discovered showering by Boone and leaves to watch the sunset but upon the eve of the storm she returns and retrieved Tina's pet parrot Burtie and the trio take shelter as the storm rolls in.

Appearing in "Action Detectives, Part One: Bad Guise"

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Synopsis for "Action Detectives, Part One: Bad Guise"

This story is reprinted from Adventures of the Super Sons #1.

Notes

  • The comic was released exclusively for Walmart on February 17, 2020, before being released for the direct-market on March 18, 2020.

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