DC Database

in: Dick Giordano/Executive Editor, Rich Buckler/Cover Artist, Jack Abel/Cover Artist Bob Rozakis/Writer, Juan Ortiz/Penciler, John Fuller/Inker, Gene D'Angelo/Colourist, Ben Oda/Letterer, Jack C. Harris/Editor, Teen Titans (New Earth)/Appearances, Garth (New Earth)/Appearances, Karen Beecher (New Earth)/Appearances, Malcolm Duncan (New Earth)/Appearances, Duela Dent (Earth-3)/Appearances, Wallace West (New Earth)/Appearances, Richard Grayson (Earth-One)/Appearances, Roy Harper (New Earth)/Appearances, Donna Troy (New Earth)/Appearances, Justice League of America (New Earth)/Appearances, Orin (New Earth)/Appearances, Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)/Appearances, Bartholomew Allen (New Earth)/Appearances, Oliver Queen (New Earth)/Appearances, Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)/Appearances, Antithesis (New Earth)/Appearances, Earth-One/Appearances, Gabriel's Horn/Appearances, Metropolis/Appearances, Daily Planet/Appearances, Gotham City/Appearances, Secret Sanctuary/Appearances, Lasso of Truth/Appearances, Robin's Motorcycle/Appearances, Comics, 1978, 1978, February, 1977, December (Publication), Teen Titans Vol 1, Bronze-Age, Synopsis Written

Teen Titans Vol 1 53


Teen Titans Vol 1 53

99,543pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

"In the Beginning...": Looking through the Teen Titans Casebook, Guardian and Bumblebee review the heretofore untold origin of the Titans.

Appearing in "In the Beginning..."

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:




Synopsis for "In the Beginning..."

Looking through the Teen Titans Casebook, Guardian and Bumblebee review the heretofore untold origin of the Titans.

When their adult counterparts suddenly turn to crime, Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Wonder Girl — whom the others meet for the first time — converge on Metropolis to seek the aid of Superman, but then decide to team up and battle the Justice-League-members-turned-evil by themselves.

The original Titans trio of Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad defeats a rampaging Wonder Woman, while Speedy and Wonder Girl stop the Flash. Then Aquaman, Batman and Green Arrow are also captured by the young heroes.

In JLA headquarters, they discover an alien energy-being, the Antithesis, who has warped the super-heroes in order to feed on the energies released by their criminal actions, but who fades away into nothingness when the last of his Justice League pawns is beaten.

Inspired by the success of their teamwork, the five young heroes form a permanent organization, the Teen Titans, with Speedy as a part-time-only member. Even as Guardian and Bumblebee come to the close of the team's first case, the other Titans arrive to announce the break-up of the group, in order that the members might again pursue their solo careers.



  • The origin story presented in this issue is re-imagined in modern continuity in the Teen Titans: Year One limited series.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.