"The Man Who Toppled the Titans": Two years ago, the members of the Teen Titans formally disbanded in order to pursue their individual careers. During the hiatus, Mr. Jupiter closed down his training program and [[Malcolm Duncan (New Eart
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Synopsis for "The Man Who Toppled the Titans"
Two years ago, the members of the Teen Titans formally disbanded in order to pursue their individual careers. During the hiatus, Mr. Jupiter closed down his training program and Mal was left in charge of the Titans' base and equipment.
When the members receive an emergency signal, which rallies Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Speedy to their former headquarters, it turns out to be a trap set by Doctor Light, who intends to use the Titans as bait to trap the Justice League.
Meanwhile, Mal, who also received an emergency signal, appropriates an exo-skeleton  and the Guardian's costume (left in the keeping of Speedy)  from the Titans' storeroom and becomes the new Guardian. Now costumed, he is able to free his fellow friends, and together they defeat Doctor Light and later revive the Titans team once again.
- This book was first published on August 19, 1976.
- First issue of the restarted Teen Titans. The last issue was published in February of 1973. The Teen Titans reform in this issue after a "two-year" hiatus.
- First appearance of Mal Duncan as the Guardian.
- Doctor Light appeared last in Justice League of America #136. He appears next in Action Comics #474.
- Robin appeared last in Batman Family #7. He appears next in Batman Family #8.
- Kid Flash appeared last in The Flash #240. He appears next in DC Super-Stars #10.
- Speedy appeared last in Action Comics #436. He appears next in Teen Titans #45.
- Wonder Girl appeared last in Teen Titans #43. She appears next in Teen Titans #45.
- It is revealed in this issue that Roy Harper is the nephew of Golden Age super-hero Jim Harper, the original Guardian.
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