The Titans have been one of DC’s fan-favorite teams for decades, but in both continuity and publication, the team has been cut short for far too long.
when it comes to b DC ComicsSuperhero teams, there are few groups more widely recognized than titansAnd now that they’re playing a more prominent role in the DC Universe, they should finally get the respect they deserve. Fan-favorite heroes have been around individually and as a unit for decades and have saved the entire DC Universe at once many times, and many of the Titans are some of the most recognizable DC heroes, even outside of comic book fans. But DC Comics seems to have forgotten that.
From Nightwing to Cyborg and even to the Flash, every Titan is a standalone hero in his own right. However, for whatever reason, DCComics has spent the past few decades acting as if these heroes still have nothing to prove to themselves and the Justice League. Now that the Justice League has taken a step back after the events of Dark Crisis on Infinite EarthsIt’s time for the Titans as the DC Universe’s premiere superhero team. And the newfound respect that should come with their exalted status is long overdue.
Titans Together – Sidekicks Forever
While the initial Teen Titans lineup consisted largely of young heroes, the larger line-up that was put together by Marv Wolfman and George Perez in New Teen Titans #1 Which really sets the team apart from the elders of the DC Universe and makes them heroes in their own right. Not only does this list feature future mainstays like Flash Wally West and Donna Troy, but this beloved series introduces fan favorites Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Raven. It also features the debut of Dick Grayson’s Nightwing identity as the final symbol of these characters’ transition from sidekick roles to independent heroes. Together, the Titans take down all kinds of vicious foes, including Raven’s father Trigon, an entity that threatens the world even the Justice League has failed to defeat.
Ultimately, the New Teen Titans name simply went on to be called the Titans, which is quite indicative of their maturity and status as heroes in their own right, but that promise hasn’t been kept by DC Comics for decades now. With constant reboots and resets frequently reshaping the DC Universe timeline, it’s often legacy characters like the Titans that have suffered the most. It could be argued that their rise to adult hero roles “ages” classic heroes before them like Wonder Woman or Batman. As a result, Titans and their peers are either forgotten and unused, or left stagnant and unable to truly grow and evolve despite all they’ve done for the DC Universe.
Giants have deserved the spotlight for years
New Teen Titans It is one of DC’s most beloved series to this day, and its popularity has inspired fan favorites Teen Titans animated series f titans on HBOMax. But with inconsistent publishing and a steady decline, DC Comics hasn’t taken full advantage of the Titans’ cultural cache just yet. More often than not, it feels as if DC has gone out of their way to ignore the Titans, with only recent developments, such as the announcement of the upcoming titans Created by Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott, the series is finally capitalizing on the characters’ popularity in a way that hasn’t been heard for years.
After saving the world for decades while supposedly still in the shadow of the Justice League, the titans have long deserved their fair shot in the spotlight. And with their new status as the DC Universe’s premiere superhero team, it looks like their days of playing second fiddle may be behind them. In the end, the titans They have always been List A champions – and DC Comics He just finally started treating them that way.
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