Get Started In TEEN TITANS

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by snowbi-wan, updated May 2019

The TEEN TITANS are DC's teenage superhero group formed from sidekicks and other adolescents. There have been a few different groups bearing the name or something similar, as DC has canceled and relaunched the series (as well as their entire Universe) several times. A team book at its heart, the Teen Titans are an ever-evolving team with a rotating roster where the interactions among the members are just as intriguing as the villains they go up against. The first Teen Titans group from the Silver Age consisted initially of Robin (Dick Grayson), Kid Flash (Wally West), Aqualad (Garth) with Wonder Girl (Donna Troi) and Speedy (Roy Harper) added fairly soon. While initially popular, the series was canceled at issue #43 in 1973 which turned into a nearly 4-year long hiatus with a short-lived Bronze Age revival attempt from 1976-78 (issues #44-53).

The Teen Titans became a bigger hit, however, during their 1980s high-quality relaunch as the NEW TEEN TITANS from Marv Wolfman and George Perez. DC borrowed talent from Marvel which perhaps brought with it some aspects of the then growing success, the Uncanny X-Men. The Teen Titans team appeared in DC COMICS PRESENTS [1978] #26 the month before their self-titled series, NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] launched. The team was slightly older and added the now-enduring fan favorite members of Cyborg, Raven, Changeling (formerly Beast Boy) and Starfire. The peak of this new era was arguably the JUDAS CONTRACT storyline, in which their first recruit, the psychopath known as Terra, betrays the team to its biggest archenemy...Deathstroke. The team becomes the NEW TITANS as the members apparently age out of their 'teens.' Dick Grayson would assume his Nightwing identity during this time period, and he would eventually depart the team. After the ZERO HOUR event in 1994, the roster would be nearly unrecognizable from its 1980's beginnings, and the title would be canceled in early 1996.

Later in 1996, the Teen Titans would relaunch from writer/artist Dan Jurgens with a radically new roster of a teenage Atom (Ray Palmer), Argent, Risk, Joto, and Prysm. This second group (Teen Titans II) were genetic experiments created by the evil alien H'San Natall Empire. These half-human/half-alien Titans faced villains like Dark Nemesis and Haze before sales inevitably slumped, and the series was canceled. As the TEEN TITANS [1996] series was collapsing, some other young heroes in the DC Universe, such as Robin (Tim Drake), Superbory (Kon-El) and Impulse, had formed under the name and title YOUNG JUSTICE. The Titans themselves would relaunch in 1999 with the series TITANS [1999] and a more classic line-up of: Nightwing, Donna Troy, Arsenal, Flash (Wally West), Tempest, Cyborg, Starfire, Argent, Damage, and Jesse Quick. This series would run 50 issues and--along with YOUNG JUSTICE--end, leading into the TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY [2003] mini-series, which would serve as the relaunching point for two new series: TEEN TITANS [2003] and OUTSIDERS [2003].

Geoff Johns oversaw the 2003 relaunch of the Teen Titans and spawned renewed interest in the franchise, as the series was also relaunched alongside the new, highly successful Cartoon Network animated, anime-inspired television series, TEEN TITANS. The comic book Changeling would resume using his old name of Beast Boy to match the show. A second ongoing comic book title, TITANS [2008] ran from 2008-2011 alongside TEEN TITANS [2003]. The Titans went through roster and storyline chaos as DC experienced multiple 'Crisis' events and other seemingly, rapid-fire event storylines until DC's NEW 52 publishing-wide relaunch reset the entire DC Universe. A new TEEN TITANS series came out of that relaunch, but it was not able to reclaim its Bronze Age glory. The TEEN TITANS series wase subsequently relaunched alongside a new TITANS series during DC's REBIRTH relaunch. The TITANS HUNT [2015] series and REBIRTH re-established the Teen Titans history and returned the team to a classic--and more popular--line-up.

Cartoon Network's TEEN TITANS show and its successor TEEN TITANS GO! are a couple of that network's most successful shows ever--with nearly universal exposure to the entire Millennial generation. The cartoons owe much to the NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] series from Wolfman and Perez, and--as a franchise as a whole--the Teen Titans show no signs of ever completely disappearing from the DC Universe as long as there are young heroes in it.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the most current series to help you get started with Teen Titans comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

PublisherFrequencySeries 
DCOngoingTEEN TITANS [2016](flagship title)
DCOngoing - EndingTITANS [2016](title for the older, graduated 'Teen' Titans)
DCOngoingTEEN TITANS GO! [2014](cartoon tie-in)
DCOngoingTEEN TITANS GO! GIANT [2020](anthology series with new material and classic reprints)
DCLimited (7)TITANS: BURNING RAGE [2019](reprints serialized story from TEEN TITANS GIANT [2018], a Wal-Mart exclusive)
DCOne-ShotTALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE JUDAS CONTRACT [2020]

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Teen Titans. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Teen Titans.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

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TEEN TITANS #27
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Feb 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #27   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
DEATHSTROKE #41
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Mar 2019DEATHSTROKE [2016] #41   (TERMINUS AGENDA, Prelude (start of a story arc))UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
TEEN TITANS #28
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Mar 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #28   (TERMINUS AGENDA, Part 1 (start of a story arc))UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
DEATHSTROKE #42
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Apr 2019DEATHSTROKE [2016] #42   (TERMINUS AGENDA, Part 2)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
TEEN TITANS #29
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Apr 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #29   (TERMINUS AGENDA, Part 3)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
DEATHSTROKE #43
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May 2019DEATHSTROKE [2016] #43   (TERMINUS AGENDA, Part 4)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
TEEN TITANS #30
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May 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #30   (TERMINUS AGENDA, Epilogue)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TEEN TITANS #31
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Jun 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #31   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TEEN TITANS #32
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Jul 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #32   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TEEN TITANS #33
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Aug 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #33   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TEEN TITANS #34
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Sep 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #34   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TEEN TITANS #35
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Oct 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #35   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TEEN TITANS #36
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Oct 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #36   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TEEN TITANS #37
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Dec 2019TEEN TITANS [2016] #37   PRE-ORDER$3.99
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TITANS #34
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Feb 2019TITANS [2016] #34   (INTO THE BLEED, Part 2)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TITANS #35
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Mar 2019TITANS [2016] #35   (INTO THE BLEED, Part 3)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
TITANS #36
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Apr 2019TITANS [2016] #36   (INTO THE BLEED, Part 4 (series end))UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
TEEN TITANS GO! #33
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Mar 2019TEEN TITANS GO! [2014] #33   UNAVAILABLE$1.94
TEEN TITANS GO! #34
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TEEN TITANS GO! #35
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Jul 2019TEEN TITANS GO! [2014] #35   UNAVAILABLE$1.94
TEEN TITANS GO! #36
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TEEN TITANS GO! GIANT #1Quick ViewOct 2019TEEN TITANS GO! GIANT [2020] #1   (series beginning)UNAVAILABLE$3.24
TEEN TITANS GO! GIANT #2Quick ViewDec 2019TEEN TITANS GO! GIANT [2020] #2   PRE-ORDER$4.99
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TITANS: BURNING RAGE #1
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Aug 2019TITANS: BURNING RAGE [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 7 (mini-series beginning))UNAVAILABLE$3.24
TITANS: BURNING RAGE #2
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Sep 2019TITANS: BURNING RAGE [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 7)UNAVAILABLE$3.24
TITANS: BURNING RAGE #3
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Oct 2019TITANS: BURNING RAGE [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 7)UNAVAILABLE$3.24
TITANS: BURNING RAGE #4
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Nov 2019TITANS: BURNING RAGE [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 7)UNAVAILABLE$3.24
TITANS: BURNING RAGE #5
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Dec 2019TITANS: BURNING RAGE [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 7)PRE-ORDER$4.99
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TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE JUDAS CONTRACT #1
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Dec 2019TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE JUDAS CONTRACT [2020] #1   (one-shot)PRE-ORDER$5.99
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PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Teen Titans comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Teen Titans. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

The Teen Titans have a long publishing history with many series, and there is still a lot of material in print. Short of reading everything in chronological order as presented in the list below, any of the 'VOL 01' volumes below could be an excellent place to get started with the Teen Titans. Wolfman and Johns' runs are perennial fan favorites.

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TEEN TITANS: THE SILVER AGE VOL 01Quick ViewDec 2017TEEN TITANS: THE SILVER AGE [2018-TPB] VOL 01
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TEEN TITANS: THE SILVER AGE VOL 02Quick ViewNov 2018TEEN TITANS: THE SILVER AGE [2018-TPB] VOL 02
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 01Quick ViewSep 2014NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 01
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 02Quick ViewApr 2015NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 02
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 05Quick ViewJul 2016NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 05
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 06Quick ViewFeb 2017NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 06
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 07Quick ViewAug 2017NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 07
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 08Quick ViewDec 2017NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 08
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 09Quick ViewAug 2018NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 09
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NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 10Quick ViewMar 2019NEW TEEN TITANS [2014-TPB] VOL 10
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TITANS: TOTAL CHAOS Quick ViewMay 2018TITANS: TOTAL CHAOS [2018-TPB]
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TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK 01Quick ViewMar 2017TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS [2017-TPB] BOOK 01
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TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK 02Quick ViewFeb 2018TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS [2017-TPB] BOOK 02
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TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK 03Quick ViewMay 2019TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS [2017-TPB] BOOK 03
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TITANS BOOK 01: TOGETHER FOREVERQuick ViewSep 2018TITANS [2018-TPB] BOOK 01: TOGETHER FOREVER
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TEEN TITANS VOL 01: IT'S OUR RIGHT TO FIGHTQuick ViewSep 2012TEEN TITANS [2011-TPB] VOL 01: IT'S OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT
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TEEN TITANS VOL 02: THE CULLINGQuick ViewJun 2013TEEN TITANS [2011-TPB] VOL 02: THE CULLING
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TEEN TITANS VOL 03: DEATH OF THE FAMILYQuick ViewDec 2013TEEN TITANS [2011-TPB] VOL 03: DEATH OF THE FAMILY
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TEEN TITANS VOL 04: LIGHT AND ARKQuick ViewJul 2014TEEN TITANS [2011-TPB] VOL 04: LIGHT AND ARK
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TEEN TITANS VOL 05: THE TRIAL OF KID FLASHQuick ViewFeb 2015TEEN TITANS [2011-TPB] VOL 05: THE TRIAL OF KID FLASH
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TEEN TITANS GO! VOL 01: PARTY, PARTY!Quick ViewMar 2015TEEN TITANS GO! [2014-TPB] VOL 01: PARTY, PARTY!
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TEEN TITANS GO! VOL 02: WELCOME TO THE PIZZA DOMEQuick ViewJul 2016TEEN TITANS GO! [2014-TPB] VOL 02: WELCOME TO THE PIZZA DOME
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TEEN TITANS GO! VOL 03: MUMBO JUMPLEQuick ViewJan 2017TEEN TITANS GO! [2014-TPB] VOL 03: MUMBO JUMPLE
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TEEN TITANS GO! VOL 04: SMELLS LIKE TEEN TITANS SPIRITQuick ViewDec 2017TEEN TITANS GO! [2014-TPB] VOL 04: SMELLS LIKE TEEN TITANS SPIRIT
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TEEN TITANS GO! VOL 05: FALLING STARSQuick ViewNov 2018TEEN TITANS GO! [2014-TPB] VOL 05: FALLING STARS
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TEEN TITANS GO! [VOL 06]: WEIRDER THINGSQuick ViewOct 2019TEEN TITANS GO! [2014-TPB] [VOL 06]: WEIRDER THINGS
  
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TITANS HUNT Quick ViewSep 2016TITANS HUNT [2015-TPB]
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TITANS VOL 01: THE RETURN OF WALLY WESTQuick ViewMar 2017TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 01: THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST
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TITANS VOL 02: MADE IN MANHATTANQuick ViewSep 2017TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 02: MADE IN MANHATTAN
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TITANS: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT Quick ViewJul 2018TITANS: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT [2018-TPB]
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TITANS VOL 03: A JUDAS AMONG USQuick ViewFeb 2018TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 03: A JUDAS AMONG US
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TITANS VOL 04: TITANS APARTQuick ViewSep 2018TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 04: TITANS APART
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TITANS VOL 05: THE SPARKQuick ViewFeb 2019TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 05: THE SPARK
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TITANS VOL 06: INTO THE BLEEDQuick ViewMay 2019TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 06: INTO THE BLEED
  
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TEEN TITANS VOL 01: DAMIAN KNOWS BESTQuick ViewJun 2017TEEN TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 01: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST
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TEEN TITANS VOL 02: THE RISE OF AQUALAD REBIRTHQuick ViewFeb 2018TEEN TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 02: THE RISE OF AQUALAD REBIRTH
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TEEN TITANS VOL 03: THE RETURN OF KID FLASHQuick ViewOct 2018TEEN TITANS [2016-TPB] VOL 03: THE RETURN OF KID FLASH
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TEEN TITANS VOL 01: FULL THROTTLEQuick ViewApr 2019TEEN TITANS [2019-TPB] VOL 01: FULL THROTTLE
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TEEN TITANS VOL 02: TURN IT UPQuick ViewSep 2019TEEN TITANS [2019-TPB] VOL 02: TURN IT UP
  
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1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Teen Titans, if it's within your budget. The Teen Titans has seen several different member rosters in its long publishing history. The following table lists the first appearance of some of the more noteworthy line-ups that kicked off major series.

  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD [1955] #54  (1st appearance/origin of Teen Titans)
  • DC COMICS PRESENTS [1978] #26  (1st appearance of New Teen Titans)
  • TEEN TITANS [1996] #1  (1st appearance of Teen Titans (II))
  • TEEN TITANS [2003] #1  (1st appearance of Teen Titans (III))
  • TEEN TITANS [2011] #1  (1st appearance of Teen Titans (IV); the NEW 52 relaunch)

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. The 'origin' of a superhero is typically the event or circumstances surrounding how they gained their powers and/or began fighting crime. In the case of a team book, a more appropriate origin is how the ensemble first came together. This section lists some key books that give origin material for the original Teen Titans and the New Teen Titans.

  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD [1955] #54   (1st appearance/origin of Teen Titans)
  • TEEN TITANS [1966] #53   (origin of Teen Titans retold; series finale)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #1   (origin of New Teen Titans)
  • TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS [1982] #1-4   (back-story/origin, one issue each for Cyborg, Raven, Changeling and Starfire)
  • SECRET ORIGINS ANNUAL [1987] #3   (3- and 4-page stories recap Titans' origins and careers)
  • SINS OF YOUTH SECRET FILES [2000] #1   (1-page character profile on the Titans)
  • TITANS SECRET FILES [1999] #2   (1-page character profile on the Titans)
  • TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE [2008] #1-6   (reimagining of how the original Teen Titans came together)

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Teen Titans comic books. The Titans have had a long publishing history, beginning in the Silver Age and still going strong today.

  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD [1955] #54, 60   (initial tryout appearances)
  • SHOWCASE [1956] #59   (follow-on tryout appearance)
  • TEEN TITANS [1966] #1-53   (1st solo ongoing series; multi-year hiatus between issues #43-44)
  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD [1955] #83   (appearance of Teen Titans)
  • DC COMICS PRESENTS [1978] #26   (1st appearance of New Teen Titans)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #1-40   (Wolfman and Perez's successful, quality relaunch; numbering continues in the ongoing TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984])
  • TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS [1982] #1-4   (back-story/origin mini-series, one issue each for Cyborg, Raven, Changeling and Starfire)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1982-SC]    (Tor paperback reprints DC COMICS PRESENTS [1978] #26 and NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #1-3)
  • MARVEL AND DC PRESENT FEATURING UNCANNY X-MEN AND NEW TEEN TITANS [1982] #1   (cross-publisher, cross-over one-shot)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1982] #1-2   (numbering continues in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1984])
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1983] [1]-[3]   (promotional comics for drug awareness program)
  • TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #41-91   (numbering continues from NEW TEEN TITANS [1980]; issues #59-91 are 1-year delayed standard paper reprints of NEW TEEN TITANS [1984] #1-31)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1984] #1-49   (upscale Baxter-paper stock; issues #1-31 are later reprinted in stadard paper stock in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #59-91; numbering continues in NEW TITANS [1988])
  • TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1984] #3-4   (numbering continues from NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1982]; numbering continues in NEW TITANS ANNUAL [1989])
  • OFFICIAL TEEN TITANS INDEX [1985] #1-5   
  • TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT [1986] #1-21   (individual Titans in solo stories, often spanning a few issues)
  • NEW TITANS [1988] #50-114, 0, 115-130   (numbering continues from NEW TEEN TITANS [1984]; issue #0 follows ZERO HOUR event with new team roster appearing in #115)
  • NEW TITANS ANNUAL [1989] #5-11   (numbering continues from TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1984])
  • TITANS SELL-OUT SPECIAL [1992] #1   (one-shot, but story thread is picked up in ongoing titles)
  • TEEN TITANS [1996] #1-24   (Teen Titans (II) relaunch with initial members: teenage Atom (Ray Palmer), Argent, Risk, Joto, and Prysm)
  • TITANS: SCISSORS, PAPER, STONE [1997] #1   
  • TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1997] #1   
  • JLA/TITANS [1998] #1-3   (mini-series preceeding another relaunch)
  • TITANS [1999] #1-50   (relaunch with a more classic line-up)
  • TITANS SECRET FILES [1999] #1-2   
  • TITANS/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: UNIVERSE ABLAZE [2000] #1-4   
  • TEEN TITANS [2000] #1   (one-shot with new Silver Age tale from Wolfman)
  • TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY [2003] #1-3   (mini-series preceeding another relaunch)
  • TEEN TITANS [2003] #1-6, 1/2, 7-100   (Teen Titans (III) relaunch)
  • TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES 2003 [2003]    
  • TEEN TITANS GO! [2004] #1-55   (cartoon tie-in)
  • TEEN TITANS/LEGION SPECIAL [2004] #1   
  • TEEN TITANS AND OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS 2005 [2005]    
  • TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [2006] #1   
  • TITANS EAST SPECIAL [2008] #1   (Cyborg attempts to form a new team; prologue to TITANS [2008] series)
  • TEEN TITANS LOST ANNUAL [2008] #1   (one-shot originally intended as an Elseworlds special way back in 2003)
  • TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE [2008] #1-6   (reimagining of how the original Teen Titans came together)
  • TINY TITANS [2008] #1-50   (kid-friendly, elementary school version of the Teen Titans)
  • TITANS [2008] #1-38   (original New Teen Titans line-up re-forms)
  • TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [2009] #1   
  • BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS [2009] #1-3   (event tie-in)
  • TITANS: VILLAINS FOR HIRE SPECIAL [2010] #1   (event tie-in)
  • TEEN TITANS: COLD CASE [2011] #1   (one-shot)
  • TITANS ANNUAL [2011] #1   
  • NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES [2011-HC]    (original material from Wolfman and Perez; also released in softcover)
  • DC COMICS PRESENTS: THE TEEN TITANS [2011] #1   (reprints TEEN TITANS LOST ANNUAL [2008] #1 plus material from SOLO [2004] #7)
  • TEEN TITANS [2011] #1-12, 0, 13-23, 23.1, 23.2, 24-30   (Teen Titans (IV) NEW 52 relaunch)
  • TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [2012] #1-3   
  • NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES [2013-SC]    
  • TEEN TITANS GO! [2014] #1-   (2nd ongoing series)
  • TEEN TITANS [2014] #1-24   (while most DC titles had runs from issue #1-52 during the NEW 52, TEEN TITANS relaunched in 2014 with writer Will Pfeifer ignoring events of the RAVAGERS [2012] spin-off)
  • TEEN TITANS: FUTURES END [2014] #1   (event tie-in)
  • TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE [2014-HC] #1-2   (reimagination of the Teen Titans for the EARTH ONE imprint; released in softcover also)
  • CONVERGENCE NEW TEEN TITANS [2015] #1-2   (event tie-in)
  • CONVERGENCE TITANS [2015] #1-2   (event tie-in)
  • TEEN TITANS GO! FCBD SPECIAL EDITION / SCOOBY-DOO! TEAM-UP FCBD SPECIAL EDITION [2015] #1   
  • TITANS HUNT [2015] #1-8   (mini-series restores pre-NEW 52 Teen Titans incarnations to canon)
  • TITANS: REBIRTH [2016] #1   (REBIRTH relaunch prologue)
  • TITANS [2016] #1-36   (REBIRTH relaunch)
  • TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH [2016] #1   (REBIRTH relaunch prologue)
  • TEEN TITANS [2016] #1-   (REBIRTH relaunch)
  • TITANS ANNUAL [2017] #1-2   
  • TEEN TITANS: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT SPECIAL [2017] #1   (part 4 of 4 of a cross-title storyarc running through multiple ongoing series)
  • TEEN TITANS GIANT [2018] #1-7   (Wal-Mart exclusive series reprints four ongoing DC series)
  • TEEN TITANS SPECIAL [2018] #1   (special following the NO JUSTICE storyline that alters the Teen Titans' status quo)
  • TITANS SPECIAL [2018] #1   (special following the NO JUSTICE storyline that alters the Titans' status quo)
  • TEEN TITANS GO! GIANT [2020] #1-   (anthology series with new material and classic reprints)
  • TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE JUDAS CONTRACT [2020] #1   

Selected Key Storylines

This section contains a curated list of some of the best storylines for Teen Titans, any one of which can be a good place to get started. Wolfman and Perez's run from the 1980's is generally regarded as the definitive Teen Titans run. Geoff Johns' run from 2003 usually scores near the top as well. THE JUDAS CONTRACT is likely the most famous Teen Titans storyline, but there are many other great arcs to discover as well. Anything from the list below would be a great place to get started with Teen Titans comics.

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1980NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #1-8   (beginning of Wolfman and Perez's definitive run with the most recognizable roster includes the debut of Deathstroke; this series is a main inspiration for the Cartoon Network animated television series)
1984TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #42-44   (THE JUDAS CONTRACT; riveting story is the apex of Wolfman and Perez's run, including Robin assuming his adult identity, Nightwing)
TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1984] #3   
1984NEW TEEN TITANS [1984] #1-5   (THE TERROR OF TRIGON; Raven's world-destroying father comes to Earth; reprinted in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #60-64)
1985NEW TEEN TITANS [1984] #7-11   (José Luis García-López's short art stint includes the Titans meeting the Titans of Myth)
1985TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #53-54   (TRIAL OF THE TERMINATOR)
1988NEW TITANS [1988] #50-54   (WHO IS DONNA TROY?; new revelations of a fan-favorite character revealed)
1990NEW TITANS [1988] #71-80   (TITANS HUNT; watershed team changes, including introduction of new members (the story name, TITANS HUNT, would be reused for a mini-series in 2015 to restore the team's line-up and history for the REBIRTH relaunch))
1998JLA/TITANS [1998] #1-3   (Devin Grayson's neo-classical relaunch which begins in this mini-series and continues in TITANS [1999] includes, among others, all five original Teen Titans in their adult identities)
TITANS [1999] #1-4   
2003TEEN TITANS [2003] #1-12   (beginning of Geoff Johns' popular, modern day run that mixes old and new generations of Titans)

Media Source Material

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Teen Titans, this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. Teen Titans have an extremely popular animated television series and have had an equally well-received associated animated film, TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES, but they have not yet starred in a live-action film (although much to Robin's consternation, Cyborg had a fairly significant role in the DC's JUSTICE LEAGUE movie).

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Teen Titans, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags. There have been many Teen Titans on the team roster, but not all are as popular or memorable as others. The following list includes the first appearances of some of the most iconic Teen Titans members and villains, some of which pre-date the formation of the Teen Titans group itself.

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  • DETECTIVE COMICS [1937] #38   (1st appearance of Robin (Dick Grayson))
  • MORE FUN COMICS [1936] #73   (1st appearance of Speedy (Roy Harper))
  • FLASH [1959] #110   (1st appearance of Kid Flash (Wally West))
  • ADVENTURE COMICS [1938] #269   (1st appearance of Aqualad (Garth))
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA [1960] #12   (1st appearance of Dr. Light (Arthur Light))
  • DOOM PATROL [1964] #86   (1st appearance of Brotherhood of Evil)
  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD [1955] #54   (1st appearance/origin of Teen Titans)
  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD [1955] #60   (2nd appearance of Teen Titans; 1st appearance of Wonder Girl (Donna Troy))
  • DOOM PATROL [1964] #99   (1st appearance of Beast Boy (Gar Logan))
  • SHOWCASE [1956] #59   (3rd appearance of Teen Titans)
  • TEEN TITANS [1966] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD [1955] #83   (appearance of Teen Titans)
  • TEEN TITANS [1966] #32   (1st appearance of Gnarrk)
  • TEEN TITANS [1966] #45   (1st appearance of Karen Beecher)
  • TEEN TITANS [1966] #48   (1st appearance of Bumblebee (Karen Beecher))
  • DC COMICS PRESENTS [1978] #26   (1st appearance of New Teen Titans; 1st appearances of Starfire (Koriand'r), Raven, Cyborg, Changeling (Gar Logan))
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #2   (1st appearances of Deathstroke, H.I.V.E.)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #5   (1st appearance of Trigon)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #21   (1st appearance of Brother Blood)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #22   (1st appearance of Blackfire)
  • MARVEL AND DC PRESENT FEATURING UNCANNY X-MEN AND NEW TEEN TITANS [1982] #1   (Marvel/DC cross-over)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1980] #26   (1st appearance of Terra)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1982] #1   (Starfire vs. Blackfire)
  • NEW TEEN TITANS [1984] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #42   (THE JUDAS CONTRACT, Part 1 of 4)
  • TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #43   (THE JUDAS CONTRACT, Part 2 of 4; 1st appearance of Jericho)
  • TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS [1984] #44   (THE JUDAS CONTRACT, Part 3 of 4; 1st appearance of Nightwing (Dick Grayson))
  • TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL [1984] #3   (THE JUDAS CONTRACT, Part 4 of 4)
  • SECRET ORIGINS [1986] #37   (1st appearance of Dr. Light (Jacob Finlay))
  • WONDER WOMAN [1987] #105   (1st appearance of Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark))
  • TEEN TITANS [2003] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • TEEN TITANS GO! [2004] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • TEEN TITANS [2003] #1/2   (exclusive w/WIZARD MAGAZINE #129)
  • TEEN TITANS GO! [2014] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • TEEN TITANS [2016] #1   (1st issue of this series)