The New Teen Titans ongoing 1982 (issues 15-26, annual 1)

Issue #15

Cover Date: January 1982
Subtitle: The Brotherhood of Evil Lives Again
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: The Brain and Monsieur Mallah introduced Changeling to their new partners in the Brotherhood of Evil: Warp, Phobia, Houngan, and Plasmus. He agreed to fight alongside them until Zhal and Rouge were defeated. They attacked. Logan found the rest of the Titans in a strange container, devolving into ape-like form. Robotman was able to use some of Cyborg's tech and bust them out. They immediately were restored to their normal selves. A three-way battle raged and they soon found the robot soldiers were actually humans in armor.
When Zhal opened fire on Robotman, one of his own bullets ricocheted back and killed him. Changeling pursued Madame Rouge and killed her, but not before she activated the self-destruct on the flying fortress.
With their enemies dead, Warp got everyone off the fortress before it self-destructed. The Brotherhood of Evil and the Teen Titans went their separate ways.


Issue #16

Cover Date: February 1982
Subtitle: Starfire Unleashed
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Raven worried about her first day of college; Dick pretended not to care that Kori had a new boyfriend, Franklin Crandall. He'd realized who she was, though she'd done her best to keep it a secret. Someone broke into Donna's apartment and stole some prints she was working on. Dick got some fingerprints and they went to see if they could find a match.
After telling Starfire he loved her, Crandall reported to his HIVE boss. Robin unraveled the plot with Donna's apartment. He, Cyborg, Wonder Girl, and Starfire took down a smalltime mob boss who was holding a model hostage. Franklin told the HIVE he was finished with them, and he was shot. Kori took the Titans to meet him, but found him at his last breath. He told her where to find the HIVE agent before he died. Starfire raged and almost killed the man, but was held back by Wonder Girl. The man was found later dead - killed by the HIVE.


Issue #17

Cover Date: March 1982
Subtitle: The Possessing of Francis Kane
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: At college, Wally met one of his old friends - a girl who's mother had been trying to contact her dead husband and child. He walked her home, and they found her mother doing a seance. Francis was ordered to join her; Wally stuck around to watch. All of the sudden, household items began flying at the daughter. Kid Flash appeared and tried to block the stuff from hitting the women. They woke up, and the items began to fall in place. Wally reappeared. The woman said her daughter should have died with everyone else - she was evil.
Wally returned the next week with Raven. She witnessed an incident and realized the girl was a nexus to another dimension. The Titans got the girl to a specialist, and the hospital began coming apart as they ran tests on her. Once everything stopped, the girl's mother disowned her for being evil. The Titans took her back to the tower. They began running their own tests. During the next episode, a demon began to take form around Titans' Tower. Everything metal in nearby New York began flying toward them. Cyborg returned. He'd remembered hearing the doctor say something about the girl having an overabundance of magnetism in her brain, so he got fitted with a reversing mechanism. After he got through with her, she felt the ordeal was over. In another dimension, Dr. Polaris realized his attempt at returning to reality had failed.


Issue #18

Cover Date: April 1982
Subtitle: A Pretty Girl is like a Maladi
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: A Russian man, who blamed deaths of his loved ones on Americans, planned revenge. He gave some paperwork to his assistant and sent her on a trip to New York.
King Faraday (FBI) gave a heads-up to Robin and Wonder Girl: their old friend, Starfire (a Russian superhero) was on his way to the States in secret. He also mentioned something about a plague carrier.
The Russian girl arrived in the US, and everything she touched seemed to gain a faint green glow. Changeling found Leonid Kovar (Starfire's alter-ego) when he arrived at the airport. He reported back to the Titans, and also that a man fell over dead when they touched. The Titans sent Raven to watch him further (the "old" Titans had met him, but he'd never seen Starfire, Raven, or Changeling).
The Titans soon learned that close to 100 people had come down with the same radiation sickness as the airport employee, none of whom had come in contact with Kovar. He found his target and got into his costume. When the Titans saw this, they approached him. He refused to give them any information, so Raven calmed him down. Back at the Tower, he broke it down to them. After one too many of Kid Flash's comments about his home country, the Russian belted him and fled.
They caught up with him later after he'd found the plague carrier. He was attacked by the Titans when he told her she must die to stop spreading the disease. After a battle, the Titans refused to let him kill her. They took her to a hospital, where she died a week later. Starfire told them they were to be married that day. Her victims were cured by treatment.


Issue #19

Cover Date: May 1982
Subtitle: The Light Fantastic
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: After hearing about the Riddler's recent success, Dr. Light escaped from prison. He soon found his next target - a traveling Indian artifacts collection.
Starfire continued to grieve over her dead lover; Raven sulked over having never felt love at all.
Carter Hall, after hearing a break in at the site of his exhibit, changed into Hawkman garb and went after Dr. Light. As Light blasted at Hawkman, statues were hit, bringing them to life. They seemed to chase him, so he led them to Titans' Tower. The beasts would either be defeated, or they'd kill the Titans. Either way, he won. The reanimated statues battled it out with the Titans, and Dr. Light headed back to the museum to pick up where he'd left off. Hawkman joined the battle.
Back at the museum, they learned that Light used only solar power for his rays. Starfire blasted the beasts with the sun's energy and destroyed them. Dr. Light was returned to prison.
Vic Stone's friend, Sarah Simms, visited Wonder Girl's finance', Terry Long.


Issue #20

Cover Date: June 1982
Subtitle: (1) Dear Mom and Dad; (2) A Titanic Tale of Titans Tomfoolery
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: (1) Wally wrote a letter to his parents. He told them about some Titans happenings - Cyborg and Changeling chased a man calling himself the Disruptor into the sewers. He escaped back to his father, almost killing the two Titans.
Back at the Tower, the Titans threw a surprise birthday party for Cyborg (he turned 19). After the party, Kid Flash took a breather on the roof. He saw Wonder Girl flying back, then falling into the river. The Disruptor blasted Kid Flash with his own power as he attempted to save WG. Disruptor went back to tell his father, "Brains" Beldon, that he'd killed two more Titans. Kid Flash got Wonder Girl to safety and followed their car. He rushed in to attack them, but was captured. Beldon contacted the HIVE (he was trying to get on their elite team); Kid Flash contacted the Titans. They arrived - only Raven could stop the Disruptor. She took him to his own personal hell. Once in captivity, he refused to implicate his father, who disowned him. Wally decided to hand-deliver the letter.
(2) A mad scientist on Earth-1 (where the DCU existed) found another Earth: Earth Prime. No superheroes existed there, only comic books about them. He teleported Marv Wolfman and George Perez to his lab. He tied them up and tried to get them to tell him what the Teen Titans would do next, but before they could talk, the Titans burst in. Igor Igorigorigorivich was defeated. Wolfman and Perez were sent back to their own earth.


Issue #21

Cover Date: July 1982
Subtitle: Beware the Wrath of Brother Blood
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Starfire and Raven disrupted a baseball game to find a terrorist's bomb. As they searched for the red herring, assassins struck. Raven got the location and related it to Starfire. She dug it up and flew it into the sky. It exploded sooner than she'd expected, but Raven saved her from falling.
Someone (the Monitor?) watched them from a satellite above Earth.
Victor's ex-girlfriend tried to escape from a retreat she'd been attending. One of Brother Blood's people attacked her, but was hit by a train. She called Victor to tell him; he was making amends with Sarah. Marcy was dead before Cyborg got to her. The woman who vouched for Marcy was killed by Brother Blood.
At Marcy's funeral, her father blamed Victor for her death. Raven calmed him, and he gave them some details on where to start looking for Brother Blood. The Titans - those who could be disguised as human - went to "join" the cult. They were bio-scanned on the way in - an anomaly was found. Brother Blood executed one of the members for blasphemy during mass. He turned the congregation against the Titans, then defeated them one by one.


Issue #22

Cover Date: August 1982
Subtitle: Ashes to Ashes
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Brother Blood ordered the Titans into captivity - all but the "non-powered one," which he took away himself. Robin was tortured, but told them nothing. He was thrown into the pit with the rest of his unconscious friends. A huge spider crept near them.
Raven's soul self got to the other Titans and requested their help. They burst through as Blood was giving a TV interview. He showed them as the villains - persecuting them for their beliefs.
Robin, about to give up the fight against the spider monster, was helped out by Raven's soul self returning. She stopped the spider and freed the others. Cyborg got to Brother Blood, who put up a fight, but fled in an airplane when the others arrived. Cyborg was able to latch on to the plane and destroy part of it's tail. It crashed. Raven knew Brother Blood had not been killed.
From space, Starfire's sister, Blackfire, poised to nab the escaped slave.


Issue #23

Cover Date: September 1982
Subtitle: Kidnapped
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Komand'r ordered her Gordanian subjects to lay waste to the Earth, but to capture her sister unharmed. The Titans landed and were taking into custody for their actions on TV against the Church of Brother Blood. Since he'd been "resurrected" the previous night - the Titans were not murderers. He also dropped any charges against them. They were told to keep silent about the issue. The DA wanted Blood prosecuted, and could have them making him look good any more. Gordanians broke Starfire loose and captured her. The Titans attacked.
A Gordanian gave them an ultimatum: surrender, or your planet will be destroyed. The military opened fire on them. Cyborg captured one of their ships, but any time one of the Gordanians was captured, they disintegrated. Robin was unable to get in contact with the JLA Satellite. Aqualad got the Titans a second ship - one that had been in on the original visit to Earth. They got the two ships in working order and blasted off to save their friend.
In orbit, Kamand'r's ship used a tractor beam to bring the two Titans ships aboard. She gave orders for them to be killed. They were defeated and thrown into space. Raven's soul self enveloped them, and they were brought aboard the JLA satellite. Superman greeted them, but could not help them - his powers had betrayed him.


Issue #24

Cover Date: October 1982
Subtitle: Citadel Strike
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Superman introduced the Teen Titans to the Omega Men. They were also from the Vegan star system (like Starfire). The Omega Men were at war with the Citadel and agreed to take the Titans home with them and rescue Koriand'r.
Starfire broke free, but her sister defeated her. She took the "Earthly" name of Blackfire. They finally landed. She took her sister to Lord Damyn. She would be able to keep her sister. Damyn planned to kidnap the living goddess, X'hal.
The ship carrying the Omega Men and Teen Titans arrived on Okaara. They watched as X'hal's son reformed her and was again told to be her assassin. The Gordanians struck. Changeling morphed into one and carried Robin and Cyborg onto a ship as prisoners.


Issue #25

Cover Date: November 1982
Subtitle: War
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Changeling held a Gordanian at gunpoint; Robin demanded to be taken to the Citadel. The war on Okaara continued. Raven began to be overwhelmed by the pain and death. She was able to fight the Trigon in her away.
X'hal, in order to save her people's planet from being destroyed, gave herself up.
The trio of Changeling, Robin, and Cyborg got themselves into Lord Damyn's castle. Demonia, a member of the Omega Men, got to Lord Damyn and Komand'r. She defected and pledged her allegiance to him. She told them there were three earthlings in the castle looking for Koriand'r.
The Titans found her; Robin went berserk. Blackfire demanded her sister back, or X'hal would be unleashed from her stasis. Cyborg threatened Damyn, but Blackfire called his bluff - she killed him herself. Now that she'd assumed power, Robin pleaded with her to give them back Starfire.


Annual #1

Cover Date: 1982
Subtitle: Final Conflict
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: Kory blasted her sister with starbolts. As their fight raged, more troops were called in. Robin took a blaster hit. Cyborg went to help, but was blasted, too. The Gordanian council ordered the sisters to stop fighting - Komand'r was not to be their ruler yet. They gave the women an ultimatum - they would fight on their homeworld. If Komand'r won, she would be their ruler. If Koriand'r won, Tamaran would be spared.
As the Omega Men traveled to the Citadel, one of them told Wonder Girl why X'hal was so special to them. The sisters were taken to Tamaran and the fight began. They were not to use their starbolts, and the fight would only end when one was dead. While everyone was busy watching the fight, the Psion who set it up was having his people set up bombs throughout the Citadel. As the war above them began, Changeling heard Demonia planning to herself and grabbed her. She told him she would take him to his friends, who were on tap to be terminated.
Koriand'r won when her sister attempted to blast her while under water. It appeared Blackfire was dead. The Psion set off his bombs.
The space-faring Titans landed and found Robin, Changeling, and Cyborg. X'hal was freed by the Psion blasts; the Titans and Omega Men fled to Tamaran. Raven found Koriand'r and healed her. Once she was whole, she was reunited with her family. The reunion was short - though she wanted to stay, her parents convinced her she must return to Earth or be destroyed by the Citadel.


Issue #26

Cover Date: December 1982
Subtitle: Runaways
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): George Perez, Romeo Tanghal
Storyline: In space, on their way back to Earth, Vic and Wally discussed the Dick / Kory relationship. Meanwhile, in another part of the ship, the two talked to each other about their feelings. When the ship landed on Earth, the Titans went their separate ways for some much needed time off.
On their date, Kory and Dick saw a man getting mugged. The "victim" shook the guy off and he ran into the street. The boy was hit by a car and killed.
Changeling got a distress signal and found a costumed woman atop the Statue of Liberty. He and the police chased the girl off - she called herself Terra and could alter earth. Elsewhere, Raven found a young runaway who was hungry and took her to Victor's place. They took her to a run away center and bumped into DA Adrian Chase. He asked them to check out some drug situations - the supply was short, so Europeans were trying to get the business. The Titans agreed to take the case. They headed back to Vic's apartment and found a dead body.


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