"Where Nightmares Begin!": This story is reprinted from DC Comics Presents #26.
- Titans -- let 'er rip!
- -- Changeling
Appearing in "Where Nightmares Begin!"
- New Teen Titans
- Raven (First appearance) (Flashforward and main story)
- Robin (Dick Grayson) (Flashforward and main story)
- Changeling (Flashforward only)
- Cyborg (Victor Stone) (First appearance) (Flashforward only)
- Kid Flash (Wally West) (Flashforward only)
- Starfire (Koriand'r) (First appearance) (Flashforward only)
- Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) (Flashforward only)
- Silas Stone (First appearance) (Flashforward only)
- Nameless other-dimensional entity (Single appearance) (Flashforward only)
- Unnamed police officer (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Where Nightmares Begin!"
This story is reprinted from DC Comics Presents #26.
Robin arrives at S.T.A.R. Labs which is currently being besieged by terrorists. He prepares to move in on them, but suddenly finds himself transported into a strange new environment. He finds himself outside a large building called Titans Tower. He sees a few familiar faces such as Wonder Girl and Beast Boy (now calling himself Changeling), but also meets teen heroes he has never seen before, such as Cyborg, Raven and Starfire. Wonder Girl reminds him that these are the "New" Teen Titans, and the young heroes cannot understand why Robin doesn't recognize them.
There is little time to ponder the matter however as the Titans alert system indicates that an amorphous blob has been seen attacking S.T.A.R. Labs. Robin and the New Teen Titans go to S.T.A.R. Labs and discover that the blob creature is actually an alien from another dimension. One of S.T.A.R.'s scientists, Silas Stone, inadvertently provided the alien access to this dimension. He warns the heroes that unless the creature is stopped, it will convert all of the world's oxygen into methane, rendering the planet lifeless.
The Titans work together and upon Robin's suggestion, begin pumping oxygen out of the building, depriving the alien the ability to convert it to harmful methane. They drive the creature back through the dimensional aperture.
As the adventure concludes, Robin finds himself transported back to his original environment. He is outside S.T.A.R. Labs with an NYPD officer. The officer tells him that he had heard him mutter something about pumping the oxygen out of the building, so they took his suggestion and forced the terrorists to evacuate. Robin is pleased that the situation is resolved, but is still stunned by the strange people and images that he had apparently dreamed about.
From around the corner, Raven watches the confused hero walk away. What Robin experienced was not a dream, but a vision of the future - a vision provided for him by Raven.
Appearing in "Reunion!"
- New Teen Titans
- Unnamed drug smugglers (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Reunion!"
This story is reprinted from Best of DC #18.
Speedy travels to the Dominican Republic investigating a group of drug smugglers. One of them discovers him, and manages to knock him out. They dump him into the sea and leave him for dead. As luck would have it, a nearby fish telepathically sends a summons to Aqualad who pulls Speedy from the water before he drowns. Aqualad and Speedy regroup with their old allies the Teen Titans. Robin recognizes the importance of dealing a blow against the illegal drug industry so they agree to help Speedy take down the drug dealers. They travel with him to the Dominican Republic and defeat the criminals.
- "Where Nightmares Begin!" was originally in DC Comics Presents #26, the first appearance of the New Teen Titans.
- "Reunion" was originally printed in The Best of DC #18.
- Beginning next issue, this series begins reprinting New Teen Titans (Volume 2).
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Links and References
- New Teen Titans (Volume 1) series index at Comicbookdb.com
- New Teen Titans (Volume 1) series index at the Grand Comics Database