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"Raven Rising, Part I": The new Brother Blood has arisen. Having captured Raven, he seeks to marry her and from their union, a great leader will arise to lead the cult of Brother Blood forward towards a thousand years of peace.


Quote1 We really need to get a Titans Jet or something. Not that I don't like holding your hand, Robin -- but I don't. Quote2
-- Superboy



Appearing in "Raven Rising, Part I"

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Synopsis for "Raven Rising, Part I"

The new Brother Blood has arisen. Having captured Raven, he seeks to marry her and from their union, a great leader will arise to lead the cult of Brother Blood forward towards a thousand years of peace.

All over San Francisco birds begin taking to the air and swirling about in a specific pattern. Beast Boy finds himself locked into a bird form and begins chanting, "Raven belongs to Brother Blood". The other Titans begin experiencing feelings of intense negativity – specifically, anger towards their respective fathers. Robin, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash hurry back to Titans Tower.

When they arrive they find that the water surrounding the tower has turned into blood. The skeletal remains of Trigon rises from the red water and begins attacking the Titans. Starfire and Superboy let loose with a couple of star-bolts and some heat vision. Eventually, the zombified body collapses back into the bay.

Everyone realizes that all of these strange events are connected to Raven somehow. They begin following the path of the birds until they come to a large cave. Deep within the cave is the temple of the new Brother Blood. Brother Blood has Raven tied up to an alter and he has removed the gemstone that once laid upon her forehead. Unbeknownst to the Titans, Deathstroke and Ravager have found their way to this lair as well.

The Titans find Brother Blood's sacrificial chambers. They dive into the cultists and begin fighting. Brother Blood latches onto Superboy and takes a bite out of his arm. From tasting Superboy's blood, he now possesses his strength. Brother Blood slams the floor with his fists, smashing it wide open. The Titans begin falling into a dark, gaping maw.



Notes

  • This book was first published on April 14, 2004.
  • This issue is reprinted in the Teen Titans: Family Lost trade paperback.
  • Trigon appears as an animated corpse only.
  • Ares appears as an image in a pane of glass only.
  • It is revealed in this issue that the original Brother Blood was killed and that his body had recently washed up on the shore partially eaten.

Trivia

  • This comic book includes advertisements for the following products:
—Juicy Fruit chewing gum
—Mario Ware, video game for Nintendo Gamecube
—Magic the Gathering: Darksteel online supplement
—Tokyo Godfathers DVD
—Duelmasters customizable card game
—Truth – anti-smoking public service announcement
—DC Comics – Firestorm comic book series debut
—DC Comics – Batman #626
—DC Comics – Action Comics #814, Adventures of Superman #627, Superman #204
—Transformers video game for Playstation 2



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