(October 1985)

DC, 1984 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.35 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Marv Wolfman; Barbara Randall (associate editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["This One Has It All ! The Return of Cyborg ! The End of The Fearsome Five !"] (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Teen Titans / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chuck Patton (signed)
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fearsome Five [Psimon; Gizmo; Shimmer; Mammoth; Jynx; Reactron]; Titans [Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Jericho [Joseph Wilson]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]]

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Victor Victorious (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Teen Titans / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Chuck Patton
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Bob Lappan

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fearsome Five [Psimon; Gizmo; Shimmer; Mammoth; Jynx; Reactron]; Titans [Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Jericho [Joseph Wilson]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]]; Monitor (brief cameo); Lyla [Harbinger] (brief cameo); Captain Hall; Jenet Klyburn; Sarah Simms; Jeff Z. Baron (news reporter); Maude Stone (cameo); Tucker Stone (cameo); Terry Long (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Titans face off against the Fearsome Five as Cyborg contemplates whether to stay fully human in his new body. Psimon is whisked away from the battle and told by the Monitor in his satellite that a Crisis is coming.

Indexer Notes

Non-advertised, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS mini-series tie-in, single-panel-sequence-cameo showing the full figure Monitor and Harbinger. This is NOT a true pre-Crisis appearance. The confusion is understandable. In the panel The Monitor states, "Three months from now shall begin the Crisis on Infinite Earths!" However, this issue is cover-dated October 1985, with the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS mini-series cover-dated April 1985; this issue was on the stands at the same time and along side the Crisis mini-series. WHY? At the time DC COMICS was publishing two separate Teen Titans books, both with new stories. One book was distributed direct to comic book stores only, with nicer/heavier Baxter paper-stock, and starting the numbering back at issue #1, while the second title continued the numbering from regular THE NEW TEEN TITANS but as TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS, printed on traditional lesser quality newsprint comic-book-paper, and was distributed both direct to comic book stores AND through old fashion newsstand outlets; convenience store, grocery stores, etc. WHY? DC's plans were to simple. They felt that they had two audiences; those with access to comic book stores, and those that bought via traditional venues. After publishing 12 issues of new stories in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS, that title would then begin to reprint the then new stories having been published the previous year in the comic-book-shop only Baxter-paper NEW TEEN TITANS book, all in continuity. So, it makes sense that this TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS book would reference the Crisis as a future event, as those readers would not be reading about Crisis until the title started to reprint stories from the baxter-paper THE NEW TEEN TITANS. Of course, all readers WERE reading Crisis at the same time but, there you have it.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tower / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2092

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Adam Burchess, Kevin Lawless, Jeff Volpe, David Barnes and T.M. Maple.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This One Has It All ! The Return of Cyborg ! The End of The Fearsome Five !"]
    Tales of the Teen Titans
  2. 1. Victor Victorious
    Tales of the Teen Titans
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Tower
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
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