Showing posts with label Wonder Girl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wonder Girl. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Titans – The Return of Wally West | Comics

When "Flashpoint" wave caused the creation of the reality of Prime Earth, speedster Wally West was missing from that timeline and Barry Allen was the one the world came to know as The Flash. Since, Wally has recently resurfaced from beyond the Speed-Force and with help from Barry Allen, has established his anchor to Prime Earth.

Donning a new red costume, Wally now goes looking for his friends, The Titans but the world that he knew has forgotten him long ago. Back at their old hangout, Wally is confronted by his old friend Dick Grayson AKA Nightwing, only to be tased by lightning upon touching him, which also restores his memory about Wally.

Rest of the gang he used to hang out with; Arsenal, Donna Troy, Omen and Tempest also arrived thinking Nightwing was in trouble and soon takes their shot on Wally and everyone's memory is eventually restored with the spark of his Speed Force, re-uniting the happy family of Titans once again.

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Titans – The Return of Wally West | Comics

As Lilith Clay looked inside Wally's mind, she found a powerful thought in his mind, the name of Linda Park, whom he knew before all of these. Omen also unknowingly awakened another mind from within Wally's consciousness, currently residing in Keystone City.

A lousy magician named Mister Hocus Pocus, who suddenly started yelling in pain and transformed into Abra Kadabra, a villain who is obsessed with Wally West. Meanwhile, reporter Linda Park arrives at Keystone City looking for a fresh scoop and find out a crowd appeared out of nowhere, resembling to The Titans but only younger and in their old outfits.

She even confronted the Kid Flash among them about if he knows her, to which he denies as he was just born without any memories. Soon, the real Titans reach to the scene to confront their evil counterparts created by Abra Kadabra.

The magical reproductions of the original Titans seem to have outmatched the real team a bit but eventually got taken down. The puppet Lilith Clay figures out that Linda Park from the audience is very special to Abra Kadabra's arch-nemesis Wally West but he thinks that's impossible according to the history. However, the villain then abducts Linda Park in his twisted revenge scheme against Wally West and gave him only an hour to save her life.

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Revenge of Kadabra

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02. Titans V3 01

03. Titans V3 02

04. Titans V3 03

05. Titans V3 04

06. Titans V3 05

07. Titans V3 06

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Titans – The Return of Wally West

With a new wave of change, "DC Rebirth" has started unfolding many unresolved mysteries and providing long-awaited answers. "The Return of Wally West" storyline ran side by side with The Flash story-arc "Lightning Strikes Twice" and takes place to the third ongoing monthly series of "Titans", which is scripted by writer Dan Abnett (Ghostbusters, The Authority) and illustrated by artist Brett Booth (Justice League of America, Teen Titans – New 52), collecting issues #01-06 and Titans: Rebirth one-shot.

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Wally's Last Run

The story sheds light on the reality altering events of DC Universe, as Flash's old enemy Abra Kadabra is back again with his bag full of tricks and it is revealed that he made his arch-nemesis disappear from reality.

Though he was responsible for Wally's disappearance, he has nothing to do with reality manipulation of Prime Earth, since he isn't that powerful. However, Abra Kadabra is still aware of a "Presence" that was actually responsible for that. This probably is a nod to the "Watchmen" connection, which will be more detailed in the upcoming "Made in Manhattan" storyline.
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Thursday, October 23, 2003

Teen Titans – Year One | Comics

When heroes of the Justice League of America start behaving like villains, young trainees like Aqualad, Kid Flash, Robin and Wonder Girl should team up.

Sitting on the Batcomputer, Robin was trying to see if any of his fellow teen superheroes are up online only for Batman to show up out of nowhere. Although Dick Grayson was trying to contact his friends to see if anyone knows anything about a master cat burglar but The Dark Knight believes that he is wasting time chatting and takes him to patrol.

Though Kid Flash actually responded back to him, Dick never saw it on his way out and Wally got stressed out quickly due to his perception of time being too faster than anyone else. He even took a trip to Paris to get a snack and then started to look for others on the web. Donna Troy comes to the big city looking for Wonder Woman with no luck.

Back in Gotham City, Robin notices Batman to be extra cranky than his usual and it only worsens when he catches the Bat beating someone over a necklace. When Dick tries to reason him over the matter, he got swatted back on the face and left perplexed.

In Atlantis, young Aqualad sees Aquaman employing a group of sea creatures in wrongfully assaulting a submarine and tells him to stop but gets strongly rebuffed by Orin instead. Similarly, Kid Flash faces the same problem with his own mentor, Barry Allen AKA The Flash acting weirdly out of his nature as they both race to Easter Island.

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Teen Titans – Year One | Comics

Knowing his underdeveloped lungs would not let him survive out of water; Aqualad still reaches to the surface and is taken to a cave by the Boy Wonder. After seeing ten messages from Speedy, they all assumed that Green Arrow has gone rogue too. Heading over to help their friend, they all are eventually saved by the timely arrival of Wonder Girl.

After taking her to their secret cave, the youngsters learn that she too has been having a hard time to reason with Diana. Earlier, Donna met her outside of United Nations Building and behaved pretty rudely. Robin has finally come to the conclusion that something really weird is going on with their idols and they need to intervene at once.

Suggesting that they should work together, he sends Speedy and Wonder Girl together after The Flash and taking both the teenage Atlantean and speedster along with him. At first, these three goes after Wonder Woman with a plan to capture her before moving to Aquaman. Donna and Roy successfully take down Barry and Oliver as well.

The heroes take all four possessed members of Justice League of America to Secret Sanctuary at Happy Harbor. With only Batman left to bring in, Dick announces he would do it even though he strictly advised everyone against the idea of going against their own idols.

The Dark Knight strikes onto them when they least expect him to be there and take them all down with ease. During his confrontation with Dick, his little sidekick managed to reach out to him and helped him break free of the control by a vile creature. Not only the heroes were freed, they appreciated the bravery of their juvenile partners.

Of course, Robin had to get back to Gotham City and rest of the team became very popular to media as Teen Titans, they would still face troubles from second-string villains with a grudge over their fame or someone trying to piss off their mentors.

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Teen Titans – Year One

As per tradition, "Year One" is a retelling of Teen Titans origin story by writer Amy Wolfram and artist Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy – Welcome to Gotham Academy, Gotham Academy Second Semester – The Ballad of Olive Silverlock). This six-issue limited series came out in 2008 from DC Comics chronicling early days of these superhero sidekicks.

Though her depiction of Batman seemed a little off at times but other than that, Wolfram pulled off a pretty decent plot in overall. It would have been nice to see more of her work on these young heroes or maybe some other character from DC Universe. Kerschl was also spontaneous with his animated styled art throughout the miniseries.

Initially, the heroes considered calling Superman for help but that idea didn't work out at all. At one point, Aqualad referenced back to their prior team-up effort against Mister Twister from first ongoing series of Brave and the Bold, issue #54 that came out back in 1964.

Lesser known villains like The Ant, Antithesis and Ding Dong Daddy showed up to give these rebel band of youngsters some trouble but their rendition came out a lot less threatening to be deem as an actual threat, except for Antithesis who actually managed to take most of JLA members under his control and troubled the Titans as well.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Teen Titans | Comics

Apart from doing their vigilantism work as sidekicks, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Robin were also active as a solo hero. When Mister Twister started trouble at Hatton Corners, these young heroes stopped him by working as a team and they decided to continue their union by calling themselves Teen Titans with approval from their mentors Aquaman, Batman and The Flash.

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Teen Titans | Comics

Soon, they recruited Donna Troy as original Wonder Girl and Speedy to the team and start operating from a former Wayne Enterprises warehouse. When the mysterious tele-empathetic teen superhero Raven approaches Cyborg, Beast Boy, Kid Flash, Robin, Starfire and Wonder Girl for help fighting the menace of her demonic father Trigon, they re-builded the team as New Teen Titans.

In the aftermath of “Zero Hour”, Nightwing passed the leadership mantle to Arsenal, following a bunch of new recruits like Changeling, Damage, Impulse, Kyle Rayner, Minion, Mirage, Supergirl and Terra. Then Donna Troy dies on “Graduation Day” and Nightwing formed The Outsiders. This apparently left Beast Boy, Cyborg and Starfire in their San Francisco based Titans Tower.

Bart Allen as Impulse, Tim Drake as the new Robin, Superboy and a new Wonder Girl re-formed the team again to deal with Deathstroke and the Church of Blood, led by a new Brother Blood. The team was also active during Identity Crisis, Infinite Crisis and Countdown to Final Crisis. The older members of the team later formed "Titans" and Cyborg reforms Titans East.

For more information on Teen Titans comics series, you can check out these links below.

Teen Titans (Comics) Wikipedia

Teen Titans (Comics) DC Wikia

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Early Days of the Titans

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Teen Titans – Year One

The Silver Age Teen Titans Archives Vol 01

The New Teen Titans Archives Vol 01

The New Teen Titans Archives Vol 02

The New Teen Titans Archives Vol 03

The New Teen Titans Archives Vol 04

The New Teen Titans – Terra Incognito

The New Teen Titans – The Judas Contract

The New Teen Titans – The Terror of Trigon

Crisis on Infinite Earths (Softcover)

Crisis on Infinite Earths (Hardcover)

Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths

History of the DC Universe (Softcover)

History of the DC Universe (Hardcover)

New Teen Titans – Games (Softcover)

New Teen Titans – Games (Hardcover)

JLA/Titans – The Technis Imperative

Titans/Young Justice – Graduation Day

New Teen Titans – Who Is Donna Troy?

Teen Titans Vol 01 – A Kid’s Game

Teen Titans Vol 02 – Family Lost

Teen Titans Vol 03 – Beast Boys and Girls

Teen Titans Vol 04 – The Future is Now

Teen Titans/Outsiders – The Insiders

Infinite Crisis (Softcover)

Infinite Crisis (Hardcover)

Teen Titans Vol 05 – Life and Death

Teen Titans Vol 06 – Titans Around The World

Teen Titans Vol 07 – Titans East

Teen Titans – Titans of Tomorrow

Teen Titans – Spotlight – Wonder Girl

Teen Titans – On the Clock

Teen Titans – Spotlight – Raven

Titans – Old Friends (Softcover)

Titans – Old Friends (Hardcover)

Teen Titans – Spotlight – Cyborg

Titans – Lockdown

Teen Titans – Changing of the Guard

Terror Titans

Teen Titans – Deathtrap

Teen Titans – Child’s Play

Teen Titans – Ravager – Fresh Hell

Consisting of the popular teenage superheroes, the concept of the fictional superhero team Teen Titans was created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. It first appeared in the 60th issue of The Brave and the Bold monthly ongoing series from DC Comics in 1965.

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Titans on Adventure

During the long running publication period, writer Dan Jurgens (Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey, The Death of Superman), Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Brightest Day) and Scott Lobdell (The Darkness, WildC.A.T.s) has helped create the base of a long running chronological storytelling along with artists Gil Kane (Conan the Barbarian, John Carter; Warlord of Mars), Art Saaf, Neal Adams, Mike McKone, Eddy Barrows and Ed Benes (Artemis – Requiem, Blackest Night – Titans).

Following the timeline reboot of The New 52 after "Flashpoint" crossover event, the team of Teen Titans have begin their adventure anew on Prime Earth. Apart from shining in the comic book pages, the team also appeared in its own TV show aired on Cartoon Network simply titled Teen Titans on The WB from 2003 to 2006.
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