The New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito

January 15, 2007 | Trades


The New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito
Marv Wolfman, George Perez
DC Comics
$26.99/$19.99 US (Paperback)
*** ½ (out of five)

Thank you Teen Titans cartoon fans.
It really is for you that Terra Incognito is in print, much more so than for die-hard New Teen Titans fans like me (who has every Titans comic printed over the past 28 years).
You see fanboys like me could have told you all along that while The Judas Contract, the storyline which follows this volume, was the pinnacle of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez’s 50+ issue run on the Titans, these set-up chapters are essential reading.
Unfortunately it has taken the popular cartoon series which features so many of the characters introduced in this book to see it collected for the first time in 24 years.
Oh well, better late than never.
This collection — reprinting New Teen Titans Vol. 1, issues 26, 28-34 and Annual 2 — sees the introduction of Terra, the super-powered teen who infatuates Changeling (A.K.A. Beast Boy), and quickly works herself into a position of trust and onto the Titans roster. Of course she turns out to be a villain in the end, but that’s another story.
Also seen in Terra Incognito are the seeds for Wally West’s decision to quit being Kid Flash and Dick Grayson’s change from Batman’s partner Robin to the hero we known him as today: Nightwing.
So thanks again cartoon fans for giving us diehards back a classic.

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