Day 30 (30 Day Comic Book Challenge)

Your favorite run or series of all time.

Titans Together!

I read comics before this series, but it wasn’t until this series that I became a collector. I read the debut of the New Teen Titans in DC Comics Presents #26 and I remember distinctly thinking, “I want that.” Unfortunately, this was the time before comic shops, so I was at the mercy of grocery stores and the contents of the spinner rack and I missed the debut of the New Teen Titans. In fact, it wasn’t until issue 23 when I found the series that would go on to be my favorite of all time. NTT would inspire me to write my own prose knockoff teen supergroup–thus launching my pursuit of a creative writing degree–and try my hand at drawing superheroes.

NTT came to me at a time when I was near the age of the characters, feeling the way some of them did (see my Day 2 post), and wishing I had powers like them (with friends who also had powers) to escape the confines of my real world. Marv Wolfman and George Pérez provided stories that were full of adventure, character building, subplots, and just great art that made such an impression upon me that I still, 28 years after George left the book and 16 years after the title was canceled (though it wasn’t really the same after “Titans Hunt”), love to this day. I recently bought the NTT Omnibus, volume 1, and plan to buy future volumes just so I can look through those wonderful issues again.

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