"The Fearsome Five!": Known Justice League villain Doctor Light calls together a new team of super-villains, the Fearsome Five. The team consists of himself, Psimon, Mammoth, Gizmo and Shimmer. Doctor Light decides to prove the team's va
- Well, my friends, we've completed the casting for the Fearsome Five! And for our first act together, we will destroy the New Teen Teen Titans!
- -- Doctor Light
Appearing in "The Fearsome Five!"
- New Teen Titans
- Fearsome Five (First appearance)
- Gordanians (Flashback only)
- Trigon (Flashback only)
- Goronn (First appearance) (In dream sequence only)
- Justice League of America (In dream sequence only)
- Royal Family of Tamaran (Flashback only)
- Tamaran (Flashback only)
- The Underworld Star (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "The Fearsome Five!"
Known Justice League villain Doctor Light calls together a new team of super-villains, the Fearsome Five. The team consists of himself, Psimon, Mammoth, Gizmo and Shimmer. Doctor Light decides to prove the team's value as a force to be reckoned with by destroying the New Teen Titans.
The Titans meanwhile take a moment to relax at Donna Troy's new apartment. Donna invites Starfire to live with her as her roommate. Starfire tells her new friends about her youth and how she was sold into slavery in order to stalemate a centuries-long war between the people of her homeworld and the conquering forces of the Citadel. Raven suddenly appears before him and warns them of a new mission. Robin doesn't like the idea of snapping to attention every time Raven summons them, but his vocal protest earns himself the ire of teammate Kid Flash who has recently become extremely defensive when it comes to Raven. Tempers simmer and Raven tells the Titans about the threat of the Fearsome Five. Raven leads the Titans to the Fearsome Five's present locale. The two teams fight one another, but the Fearsome Five succeeds in evading capture.
Elsewhere in the city, Silas Stone visits the rundown apartment where his son Victor lives. Vic wants nothing to do with the old man and tells him to stay out of his life. Silas leaves without ever telling Victor that he is dying.
Shortly thereafter, all of the Titans receive a postcard telling them to meet on an island just off the East River. When they arrive, they discover a giant t-shaped tower which has been provided for them as their new headquarters. The Titans are incredulous of such a base of operations, mostly because they don't know who built it and why. Kid Flash races through the tower checking for booby traps.
Raven appears before the team once again and alerts them to another of her premonitions. This time, Robin insists that she gives the Titans a reason to trust her. She tells them of the threat of a demonic entity named Trigon the Terrible. She also reveals that in order to stop Trigon's forthcoming invasion of Earth, they will need to take arms against their allies the Justice League of America. The Titans have no idea what the Justice League has to do with any of this, and are extremely reluctant to put much stock in Raven's premonition.
Meanwhile, at the Fearsome Five's headquarters, Psimon reveals that he has been secretly manipulating his colleagues and is the reason for the group's formation to begin with. Psimon is actually an agent of Trigon who has been granted great psionic abilities in order to serve Trigon's goals. The Fearsome Five bait the New Teen Titans into a rematch, but this time they prove victorious against their young foes.
- This issue is reprinted in New Teen Titans Archives, Volume 1.
- This issue is indexed in The Official Teen Titans Index #3.
- Storyline continues next issue.
- First physical appearance of Titans Tower. Titans Tower was first seen as part of Robin's dream sequence from DC Comics Presents #26. The origin of the tower and the identity of its designer is revealed in New Teen Titans #7. This is the team's permanent base of operations until its destruction in New Titans #76.
- First appearance of the Fearsome Five. Doctor Light appeared last in Justice League of America #149. First appearance of the rest of the team members. Mammoth and his sister Shimmer make a chronologically earlier appearance in New Teen Titans #37.
- Goronn appears in Raven's premonition only.
- Trigon appears only in flashback and as a disembodied voice. His first actual appearance is in New Teen Titans #5.
- The Justice League of America appear only as part of Raven's premonition. The Teen Titans encounter the Justice League in issue #4.
- Reference is made to the Citadel in this issue. The Citadel is one of three alien races with ties to Starfire's origin. The other two are the Gordanians and the Warlords of Okaara.
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Links and References
- New Teen Titans at Wikipedia
- New Teen Titans at Titans Tower
- New Teen Titans (Volume 1) series index at Comicbookdb.com
- New Teen Titans (Volume 1) series index at the Grand Comics Database