Monday, 31 December 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

To all our readers a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you ALL

HAPPY NEW YEAR

May 2013 bring you every happiness that you desire.

Best Wishes From Noel and my Dawg BUDDY X X X

ENJOY !

Thursday, 20 December 2012

THE TEEN TITANS WEST part Two The Return of Beast Boy

With the use of her powers, Lilith  discovered that the disasters that were wreaking the West Coast of America had been caused by a new villain called Captain Calamity.

Forming a New Team of Teen Titans from her friends Hawk & Dove and her boy friend Gnarrk she released that the four of them may not enough to tackle the disasters plus Captain Calamity.

Using her mental powers she called out to other super powered teens in the area.  3 Answered her call.

The first of which was Garth Logan aka BEAST BOY.

Gar had many years before petitioned the Original Teen Titans for a place on their Team. However, they were forced to turn down his request as they felt that although he had amazing powers, he was far TOO young for them to offer a place on their Team.  Rejected, He would return to his life with his adopted parents in The Doom Patrol.

BUT after his Mother Rita Farr and the other members of the Doom Patrol were killed in action, his grieving Father, Millionaire and part time hero, Steve Dayton insisted he gave up any ideals of being a hero.

He settled into his life of luxury, and in secret would still play Hero as The Beast Boy.

Now a few years older, Gar who was now a TV Star, jumped at the chance to help Lilith.



Beast Boy, older and Wiser



Gar Logan was the first new recruit, but who were the other.


Find out next time !



ENJOY !

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

THE TEEN TITANS WEST part one

When a series of disasters hit California, the former Titan Lilith realised these were not natural in their origin. At this time Lilith was living on the West Coast of America with her Boy Friend the Cave Boy Gnarrk.  She was still in contact with her former beau Don Hall and his brother Hank,  better known as both former Titans Dove & Hawk.

Using her mental powers she gathered together a team of her own, who was dubbed  The Teen Titans West.

The line up of the  New Team consisted of Lilith, Gnarrk, Hawk, Dove, and 3 other Teen Heroes. These three were not former Teen Titans, but ones was a close "Friend" of the Boy Wonder, one was a Rejected Titan and the third was a newly emerged Hero.


LILITH, with beauty in Mind and Soul 
GNARRK ....The Tamed Teen aged Cave Man

HAWK & DOVE, brothers with apposing views.

Next time I will give some more info on the other New Members of the  New Teen Titans Team.


ENJOY



Friday, 14 December 2012

SOME NEW MEMBERS FOR THE TEEN TITANS ... Part 6 Meet BUMBLE BEE

Karen Beecher was a Beautiful part time Student and Liberian from New York City.  She studied Science and Engineering at NYU.  She was very talented, and was considered one of the brightest students of her generation.

KAREN MEETS MAL

She met Mal Duncan, it was love at first sight. Mal soon revealed he was Hornblower, and was a member of the Teen Titans. Mal had then just adopted the Hornblower identity after obtaining the Gabriel's Horn.  Karen was fascinated with the Horn, and would make many studies of it. She knew what it could do, but was able to work out how it did it. She realised that with a lot of time further study she maybe able to reproduce the Horn.  She deduced that the Horn was more powerful than even Mal thought.   This was a problem for Mal, as he already felt that he did not measure up to the abilities of the other Titans before he had obtained the Horn, but now with it, he STILL had a feeling of inadequacy.  Especially as it seemed he did not know how to use it properly either.

Compared to the Power of Wonder Girl and the Speed of Kid Flash, what could he really offer to the Team. ?   Mal was very wrong, the other Titans did not consider him a weak link. They acknowledged he was not super powered like some of the other members past and present, but what Mal seemed to forget that both Robin and Speedy DID NOT have any special powers and DID NOT even have a Special Cosmic Powered weapon like his HORN to aid them either. The Titans originally had asked Mal to join the Team due to his courage and personality. However, this still did not help Mal feeling a bit useless at times.

Karen would later meet the Titans as Mal's girl friend and she also got the opinion that the other Titans did not appreciate him was she thought they should. Again, this was Karen's lack of knowing that the other Titans had been friends for many years before Mal joined the Team. And to an outsider it could been seen as the other Titans excluded Mal from many things.  Which was not the intention or the case.

Karen decided to help improve Mal's standing in the Team. She did this by designing a Super-Powered Suit that would give the wearer amazing powers. Using some of the inventions she had already designed along with information available to her she quickly built a Suit that would allow the wearer to have enhanced strength and the ability to fly.  BUT the plan was not to let Mal wear the suit, SHE was going to WEAR the outfit herself.

THE BUMBLE-BEE



Karen's plan was simple, she would break into the secret HQ of the Titans and attack Mal. This would allow Mal to show the Titans he was more than an equal to the others. At first the plan worked, Karen dressed in her Super Suit broke into the Titan's Lair, and confronted Mal.  She announced she was "THE BUMBLE-BEE" and she wanted to destroy the Titans.   She attacked Mal, who remember did not know it was Karen or what was happening. He held his own, but then all of the other Titan's appeared, and started to protect Mal. Realising she had MIS-Read the situation , Karen barely managed to escape the combined force of Hornblower and the other Teen Titans.

Later at home, Karen confessed to Mal she was The Bumble-Bee and that she had realised that the Titans did not undervalue him in anyway.   Mal secretly had realised at some point during the "fake" attack that Bumble-Bee was Karen. This he decided to keep to himself.

KAREN TELLS MAL SHE IS THE BUMBLE-BEE

Karen apologised to the other Titans, who forgave her misguided act. That would not be the last to be seen of the Bumble-Bee, and in the coming months in secret Karen continued to develop the suit and its abilities.

When the Titans set up home at the Night Club " Gabriel's Horn "  that Mal and Karen opened, Karen would be tempted to help her friends on occasions.  She found that she started to enjoy the Hero Life more than her normal life, and eventually she became a full time Titan.
THE NEWEST TEEN TITAN

When Mal gave up the Hornblower identity after loosing his Horn, Karen helped update and improve Mal's Guardian Uniform.   Bumble-Bee and The Guardian would both remain with the Titans for many more months until the Team finally disbanded forever.

THE FINAL LINE UP OF THE ORIGINAL TEEN TITANS


Bumble-Bee would be the last "New" Titan to join the "Original"  Teen Titans.... However, next time we head out WEST were a new Membership drive was happening.


More Soon



ENJOY.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Tales of the Teen Titans Continues

When I left the story, the Teen Titans Active Line Up consisted of Robin the Boy Wonder,  Kid Flash, the Fastest Teen on Earth,  Wonder Girl, Amazon Princess,  Aqua Lad Prince of Atlantis, Speedy, The Teen Archer,  Guardian, Street Kid Made Good & newest member  Harlequin, Daughter of  The Joker (Maybe ?)

However, around the same time that Duela Dent join the Team, another new member was inducted into the fold.  She was a new Super Teen, who's identity was a surprise to one unsuspecting Titan. Mal Duncan at this time had started to adopt his Guardian identify as he had lost his Horn. He would continue as the Guardian until the Team finally disbanded. His life was on the up, and had recently started a relationship with a beautiful girl called Karen.


Why is the Mystery New Titan, and what is HER connection to the Team ?


Find Out SOON



ENJOY

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Service Now Resumed....... Sorry !




Sorry for no recent Blogging, BUT I was unable to do any as I was hospitalised recently.  As I am now home and recovering I plan to get back to "MY" Teen Titans story very soon.


Sorry to all our readers


ENJOY




Sunday, 2 December 2012

SOME NEW MEMBERS FOR THE TEEN TITANS part 5 HERE'S DUELA DENT AKA THE JOKERS DAUGHTER ?

 
 
Like Donna Troy , aka Wonder Girl, Duela Dent's true identity and back ground took decades to be revealed or come up with a "TRUE" workable background story. Duela had many identities over the years, and claimed to be the daughter of nearly all of DC's Criminal Super Villains. However her first identity as THE JOKERS DAUGHTER, would turn out nearer to the truth than even SHE knew.
 
When Duela first came onto the scene, it was as The Joker's daughter, and that is who she claimed to be,  Bat-man's number one foe's little girl. This claim and the Costume ( a complete copy of what the Joker then wore ) made sense. During her first outing as the Joker's Daughter Duela made claims she had stolen an important manuscript to Robin, and invited him to catch her.  When Robin did catch up with her, he found that she had lied and had not stolen anything. Also he realised that she had become obsessed with him, and that she may not be the villain she confessed to be.
Acting like a Bad Girl !
 
 
When she again appeared on the scene, she claimed to be the Daughter of Cat-Woman, and Two Face, and The Penguin, and The Scarecrow and The Riddler.  Again some of this information turned out to be true or true - ish.  Duela's obsession with the Boy Wonder continued until she was able to un mask him and reveal his true identity. However, Robin also had worked out who The Joker's Daughter really was, and it was Duela Dent, daughter of Harvey Dent aka Two Face. Again this made sense, but would turn out to be wrong - ish too.
 
Anyway, after Duela had helped the Titans beat one of their foes, Robin asked Duela to join the Team.  This was more to keep an eye on her, as he was getting fed up with her causing mayhem to him due to her unnatural attraction to him. 
 
 
Duela accepted the position on the Team, but decided that working with a new group of heroes warranted a NEW Identity.   Thus the Harlequin was born.  As the Harlequin, Duela made a good addition to the team, however, her unstable behaviour and strange ways made her unpopular with some members of the Titans.
Duela a True Hero at Last.
 
 
Duela remained on the team until they disbanded again. After which she some what disappeared. She would resurface many years later as a guest at Donna Troy's wedding, when it suddenly hit Robin, that Duela could not be the Daughter of Two face, as she was too old.  To what was the true identity of Duela Dent, and why she did not know who she was either for certain remained a mystery for many years to come. 
 
It was later announced that Duela Dent was in fact a person who had been displaced in time and space, and was not from Earth  1 (DC's Main Universe)..... she had been born on Earth 3.... a World where the heroes of Earth 1 are Villains and the Villains are Heroes.  Very complicated, but as far as I know Duela's Father was Jackie Napier, The Jokester and her mother Evelyn Dent aka Three Face, although Duela's mother kept her pregnancy secret and went on to marry the Earth 3's Riddler.  However, when Duela fell in love with Owl-man's side kick Talon, the Earth 3's versions of Batman & Robin who were Super Villains, Duela's parents disowned her. How and why she ended up on Earth 1 is still a mystery, but it appears this phasing back and forward to both worlds caused certain mental issues for Duela, which would account for her unstable behaviour.   Yes in her mind she was a hero, and Daughter of two Heroes, and a Step father who was a hero.  ie a  heroric version of  Joker, 2 Face and the Riddler .. But she found herself living on a World where they were villains, and her boyfriend Talon, who was a villain, on her world was a Hero on this AND in this case  was Robin. So she was right to claim to be the Daughter of The Joker, 2 Face and The Riddler, but not the ones that everyone else knew. So her attraction to Robin came from her Earth 3 lover Talon who she had wanted to marry,
 
Anyway, Duela would only know who she was when she was on her own Earth, but when she phased from her home to the Earth that the Teen Titans existed, some of the details and information got muddled. 
 
 
Duela's  jumping from one world to another would be the cause of her Death, as she was finally annihilated  from existence by a Monitor who believed that her dimensional jumps to Earth 1 was causing too many anomalies, and as a result he killed her to stop any further transgressions.
 
 
All in all, Duela Dent may have been many things.....She could be dangerous at times as her multiple personalities spiked from passive to chaotic to dam right Kookie..... but she was a Hero and a passionate member of the Teen Titans after all was said and done.
 
Duela Dent was originally written to be a throw away character, a foil for Robin's solo career, but after many years and many writers, she became a lynch pin in what became known as COUNTDOWN Mini Series of 2007.
 

 
Duela Loves Robbie !  But will the Real Duela Dent please Stand Up !
 
 
 
 
Next time another New Lady Joins the Team, and this one Stings !
 
 
 
Until Next Time     ENJOY ! 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 26 November 2012

SOME NEW MEMBERS FOR THE TEEN TITANS ......part four GNARRK

The Teen Titans ranks had grown over a short space of time,

The Full membership of the Titans during the Late 1960's


 however when  the Group disbanded and  split up for a short while after the death they did not prevent (as detailed in Lilith's Story) this looked like the end for the Teen Titans.

Robin had been forced to return to Gotham City to become a full time partner of The Bat-Man. a decision made by Caped Crusader as he was disappointed in his  young ward. Garth  was still away on personal business in Atlantis helping Aqua-man.

The other Titans remained together, now under the care of Mr Jupiter, they were persuaded to give up their costumed identities and work for him and his organisation.  Even though still together, they were no longer the Teen Titans.  Mr Jupiter had an idea to help train them to be a force for good but not to relay on or hide behind their costume identities. .... (This idea did not last too long, and the Grey and white Jumpsuits were soon replaced by the colourful clothes of the Titans..... falling sales of a Comic Book will sometimes lead to quick changes.  You really could not have a Comic called The Teen Titans, when the subjects where just ordinary Teens in boring Jumpsuits ! )  So this story line was fazed out and the Titans got SUPER again.

Robin also returned and the Teen Titans returned to a normal more Super Hero Look.  But now they had a sponsor and financier in Mr Jupiter who would continue to guide the young heroes. Bat-Man still not happy with how the Titans had operated, no longer would support them and their expenses via the Wayne Foundation.






Although the Team had 9 members, not all of them were part of the Team.  Aqua Lad spent most of his time beneath the Ocean dealing with Atlantis Affairs and Hawk & Dove would spend time away from the team dealing with situations closer to their home.  This would cause a strain on Dove's romantic attachment to Lilith.   Lilith kind nature and Dove's overall demeanour had meant that they were extremely attracted to one another. These two love birds meant that Wonder Girl and her Beau Speedy were no longer the only two Titans to be in a relationship.  BUT remember this was the late 1960's early 1970's and both pairs relationships would not be shown as anything more than Boy Friend - Girl Friend.   Holding hands and a peck on the cheek was as far as these kids went.  It would only be  with the return of a new group of Teen Titans in the 1980's when relationships would be allowed to develop further.

Lilith and Don Hall's (DOVE) relationship would suffer as a result of them spending time apart, but soon Lilith would find a new person in which she would find love. He would be older than her, well he was a few million years older than her.

Mal had been accidentally transported back in time by an invention developed by Mt Jupiter's organisation.   Mal was now trapped in prehistoric times when man was no more than a  Neanderthal cave dwelling race of people.

With the aid of Kid Flash, Mal was returned to the present day, but  unintentionally they picked up a hitch hiker....... A Caveman (or Cave Teenager to be correct )


THE TEEN AGED CAVE BOY !

On arrive in the 20th Century , the Cave Boy nearly trashing Mr Jupiter's office and laboratory only the intervention of Lilith could calm the confused Cave Teen.   Mr Jupiter was unable to return the wild boy back to his own time, so decided that the challenge of "Domesticating" the cave boy would be a good task for the Titans.

The Titans nicknamed him GNARRK as this was the phrase the Cave Teen kept on repeating to his captors . Lilith established a Psychic Bond with Gnarrk and discovered that beneath the rugged exterior lay a wonderful, but frightened Beautiful mind. 

Along with the help of Wonder Girl, Lilith gave Gnarrk a shave and a haircut, revealing a strikingly handsome young man. As the weeks went on Lilith began to educate Gnarrk in the ways of the modern world, and soon Gnarrk's transformation was complete.  Although Lilith knew when she first met him he was intelligent, now he was able to show this himself through is own communication skills. 
More He - Man than Cave Man

Even though Gnarrk looked like a normal teen ager, OK he was a modern day cave man, he was still Innocent of many things. He was stronger and faster than the average man, after all he was of a
Neanderthal back ground,  a race that predated Homo Sapiens .... and sometimes he had difficulties dealing with new situations, but with Lilith's help he would continue to evolve.

With the help of the Titans, Gnarrk or John as he was now called, obtained a job for a while. But once his true origin was discovered his employer was forced to let him go.

Gnarrk would on occasion help the Teen Titans on missions, but never was officially made one of the team.

Gnarrk and Lilith's    romance continued to grow, and eventually they left the Super Hero life behind and headed to California to build a life for themselves.

This would not be the end of Gnarrk or Lilith, but that's the end of their tale for now.




Next time we meet the Joker of the Pack ! ( or was SHE ? )



ENJOY

Thursday, 15 November 2012

SOME NEW MEMBERS FOR THE TEEN TITANS part three MAL DUNCAN

The next Teen to become a Titan was not your usual Super Hero,  To tell the truth He Was Not Even a Super Hero !

Malcolm Duncan, or Mal to his friends aided the Teen Titans when they were attacked by a Street Gang of Youngsters calling themselves The HELL HAWKS. The Teen Titans at the time were NOT wearing their usual uniforms, as they were trying to fight crime without the trappings and use of their powers ( Strange story that came out of the Titans failing to save the Guy who Lilith had warned them about ...... See Lilith's story a few weeks back)

MAL DUNCAN the New Teen Titan

Anyway, the Titans were amazed by Mal's courage taking on the Gang leader, and decided that their Team could use a man of his abilities.  Mal became a Titan, but felt that as he was not a Super Hero, he really did not meet the Teen Titans measure. ( By this time the Titans had gone all Super Powers and Costumes again.........  As the Grey unpowered Super Teens did not go down well with the readers, and the Falling sales did not go down too well with the guys at DC either ! ) 

ORANGE is Mal's Colour of choice

However, when the Titans were all but defeated by Dr Light,  ( who had tracked them down to their secret Head Quarters ) Mal used a combination of items that were held in the Titans Trophy room, ie The Uniform and Shield of the Guardian ( a hero from the 1940's)  and a Strength enhancing Exoskeleton.  The combination of the items gave Mal the ability to help defeat Dr Light.

MAL the New Guardian

He took the name Guardian and enjoyed the identify for a short time.  However, Mal still felt that his place on the Titans was only due to the costume he now wore, and the Power it Gave him.

Shortly after becoming The Guardian, Mal obtains an ancient mystic Horn belonging to the Angel Gabriel.  This horn would give Mal power to defeat any foe in battle. BUT if Mal was to be defeated,  it would cost him his life.  ( Another Crazy plot line, that came and went VERY QUICKLY ! )   But for a while  Mal shed his Guardian identify and uniform, and became HORNBLOWER.

Same old Mal, but now with added HORN !

However, The Hornblower was not a big hit with the Readers of The Teen Titans, and even after running a competition to give Mal a New Look as The Hornblower, shortly after Mal would give up this crazy identity and power.


The winning New Costume Design for Mal......  NOT A GOOD LOOK !  



Soon Mal would return to the Guardian identify, after he explains that everyone knew who he was as Hornblower, and that the Guardian identity fitted his needs better.  What Mal did not tell his Team Mates was the real reason for giving up the Hornblower identity........ that being  He had lost the Horn ! 

Back to The Guardian Look Again

The main problem with the character of Mal Duncan seems to be that too many writers wanted the character to become too many different things.   Mal was originally introduced as DC "Wanted" to have a main stream Hero who was Black African - America..... , one who the readers could relate too.  What they ended up doing with the character was to keep changing him until they got him right.  One writer liked the fact that Mal was a un powered hero, another wanted him to have a power, another hated the retro Guardian identify.  The Hornblower id and power was lame, and the costume introduced for the Character was also very lame.  So when the Hornblower look and power was dropped, Mal became the Guardian again, in an updated costume that combined both the Original 40's Guardian look with the Exo Skeleton .

Mal would continue as The Guardian up until the Teen Titans disbanded a few years later.

HOWEVER, after the events of the DC Comics Crisis Re Boot in the 1980's Mal Duncan was subject to some more changes of identity.

BUT More about that at a later date.


Mal in full Guardian Uniform......  The Final Version before the 1980's CRISIS !




Next Time we meet a Titan from Another Time !


Until Nect Time......... ENJOY !


Saturday, 10 November 2012

SOME NEW MEMBERS FOR THE TEEN TITANS part two HAWK & DOVE

Before they were asked to become part of the Teen Titans, the Hall brothers,  Hank & Don had enjoyed a short successful career as the duo HANK & DOVE.  They had helped the Teen Titans on occasions, and even battled them.

Originally the Hall Brothers did not know how they obtained their Super Powers but many years into their costumed fighting careers they found out they had been granted them by two mysterious forces of the Cosmos, The Lords of Chaos and Order.

Both brother received similar powers, but would go about using  them in different, and at times conflicting manners.

Don Hall was better known as DOVE,  unlike his brother and crime fighting partner Hank or HAWK he held a more of a pacifist nature and would look for a peaceful answer to conflict. His Liberal approach to situations, with a  thoughtfulness and reasoned regard for doing the " Right Thing"  meant that at time Dove could be prone to being seen as too indecisive..... and this meant his brother believed him to be weak !

If a Victory could be found through Peaceful Ways, Dove tried his best to achieve this.
PEACE at ANY COST


HOWEVER, his Brother Hank Hall had a completely different view to life and getting the job done.


Hank Hall was better know to the world at HAWK.  He could have been called the complete opposite of his brother Dove.   He was short tempered, aggressive and had a very conservative and reactionary nature regarding solving problems.   Where Dove looked for Victory through Peaceful ways, Hawk believed it Fight First, Talk Second...... Kill or Be Killed.

Dove and Hawk came into being in the late 1960's at a time when War & Peace were a common everyday topic,   Dove appealed to the Make Love Not War ! half of society, where Hawk tended to follow the traditional view  of Attack before you get Attacked. An EYE for An EYE !
KILL or be KILLED

This balance of two good people trying to solve the problems that they came upon in very different ways, was not a new one. BUT due to the time or AGE  these characters were "born" into, today both Hawk and Dove look like A Hippie Do - gooder and a Crazy Hot Headed Vigilante.  Two heroes with one aim but two extremely difference ways of working. This differnce of opinion would cause the two to end up fighting each other at times.

Here are the Brothers Dove and Hawk together .


WAR & PEACE


Although Hawk and Dove became members of the Teen Titans, their attendance was more on a PART TIME basis. However, as time went on and the Hall brothers parted company from the Teen Titans, they would soon be part of their own group of Super Heroes on the West Coast of America.


 More of that at a later date.






Next time, a new member who came to the Titans with nothing to offer but his two fists.


ENJOY



Monday, 5 November 2012

SOME NEW MEMBERS FOR THE TEEN TITANS part one LILITH CLAY

Although the Teen Titans were not looking for new members, soon they found themselves with some additions. Most  originally started by helping them on missions..... but ended many ended up being asked to stay.

The first new member came in the form of a young girl called Lilith Clay.  At the age of 13 Lilith started to manifest strange mental powers. At first she was able to read peoples minds and later these increased and she was able to start to see premonitions of future events.

When her mind reading powers first emerged, she discovered that she had been adopted, and when she was old enough she left home in search of her TRUE parents.

It would take many years for her to find out who her real parents were, but in the mean time one of her premonitions revealed that a politician was in danger and would be killed.   The Teen Titans at that time in their civilian guise visited the Night Club Disco Lilith was working in.

She approached the Titans, but although they were surprised that Lilith knew who they were out of costume, they dismissed her plea to help save the man in danger. 

However, once the Politician had died the Teen Titans racked with guilt asked Lilith to join their Team.

Unlike the other Titans, Lilith worn no mask or costume, as she felt as she had no home she did not have a secret identify to hide.
MORE GIRL POWER

With Lilith on board, her unique skills would take the lead in future Teen Titans adventures, ensuring that her warnings would result in the Titans doing all they could to stop things happening before they happened.

With another Girl on the Team, what the Titans needed was another Boy !   BUT they got TWO  for the Price of ONE

Next Time meet the bickering brothers.

HERE IS A CLUE !


ENJOY

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

TRICK OR TREAT !

Have a very Happy and Fun Halloween.  Have a Spooky Time !



            NICK DE' VILLE                     WITCH HAZEL                     COUNT YURI MOANIE






ENJOY !

Monday, 29 October 2012

WONDER GIRL FINDS LOVE ( AND A NEW LOOK ! )

As mentioned the Teen Titans Line up Now consisted of full time members Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl & Speedy ... with Aqua Lad as part time back up when he was able to help.

With Roy now a full time member, it was not long until his attraction to Donna, became an issue. Both Donna and Roy had hit it off straight away, however that caused initial problems to both Wally & Dick.  Garth had found his own undersea love Tula.

Donna had a big Crush on Roy mainly due to his bad boy nature. She still cared for Dick, and Wally and Garth... ,  BUT  her heart was aimed at only one person......  Her Own Cupid with a Bow....... Speedy.


DONNA HAD A WONDER CRUSH ON HER BEAU WITH THE BOW ROY !



Like a lot of teenagers, the boys in the team would fight and disagree about everything from the Leadership of the Group, to Politics and even Girls..... with one Girl in Question WONDER GIRL.

However, as time went on Donna and Roy became an item, and the others accepted their positions as caring "Brothers" of their beloved WONDER GIRL. It must be noted that all the members of the Teen Titans were either Orphans or without any real family. So the Titans became their own family Unit.  A relationship that their mentors sometimes found hard to understand.

In life it is said that Girls mature faster than Boys, this in turn made Donna start to both evaluate herself and look for answers to who she really was.  Donna found answers to her past ( but it was not until many years later she REALLY found out WHO and WHAT she really was ).

But for now she was happy to learn how she ended up adopted by the Amazons.  Still proud of her connection to her "Sister" Diana aka WONDER WOMAN,  she wanted to be more than just  Wonder Woman's kid Sister, she wanted to be her own young woman.   Donna decided to reinvent her look. Therefore she changed her costume to the familiar Red Leotard look she would wear for many years to come.  No more stars and sandles..... Now it was stars and a sexy new look.
THE NEW AND IMPROVED WONDER GIRL

However, The First New and Improved Wonder Girl's costume was more in keeping with the Age. Gone were the bear legs, in came long boots , jewellery and  her Lasso converted to double up as a  natty belt. 

This was the late 1960's and Donna dressed as any young woman would want to at this time.  By the 1980's The Jewellery  was gone, and the Stars on the leotard had changed,   but she was still the same old Wonder Girl.

On the whole the "Boys" stayed dressed the same, with a few up dates to masks.  But if it aint broke.....

THE NEW LOOK  OLD TEEN TITANS

Shortly after Donna made her change of look, the Teen Titans stories and missions began to included new members.

More about the NEW GIRL ON THE TEAM next time.

ENJOY !

Saturday, 20 October 2012

PRESENTING ....... SPEEDY


Roy Harper Jnr, or SPEEDY did not became a member of the Teen Titans straight away.  He,  like the current members of the TT's,  was also a  teenage partner of a member of the Justice League. In Roy's case this was Oliver Queen aka  Green Arrow.

SPEEDY or is it "RED ARROW" ?

Roy, the son of  a forest ranger,  had been orphaned at the young age of two and had been adopted by Brave Bow the Shaman who was member of the Tachini  tribe .  Roy's father had died saving many of the Native America Indian people, and in gratitude of this sacrifice, Roy became a member of the Tachini people, with Brave Bow  as his father figure.

As Roy grew, he quickly learnt many of the skills of the tribe. He was an expert tracker and scout, but his skill with a bow and arrow made him stand out from the rest of the Tachini men.

When Roy learnt in newspapers of the exploits of the then New Hero on the Block, The Green Arrow, Roy trained even harder as he wanted to be just like his HERO.

Roy finally got to meet his Hero, when Green Arrow visited the Reservation after being asked to judge an archery competition.  Green Arrow was very impressed with Roy's  speed and skill.  After Roy helped Green Arrow foil a robbery,  Green Arrow nicked named him SPEEDY, as he said he thought Roy was even faster than him.

After a discussion with Brave Bow, it was decided that Roy would be better placed in the care of  Green Arrow. Brave Bow knew that Green Arrow and Oliver Queen were the same person, and believed that the youngster had a better future as the ward to the millionaire.

Like Bruce Wayne had done with Dick Grayson, Oliver trained Roy to become the best there was. After much training Green Arrow gave Roy his own uniform, based on his own....... and gave him his secret identity....  SPEEDY, named after Oliver's nickname for Roy.

After Brave Bows death, Oliver completely adopted Roy as his son and heir to his business and fortune.

Speedy met and helped out the Teen Titans on many occasions, but did not became a full time member until Garth, AQUA LAD found that he could no longer devote all of his time to his team mates.

 Although Garth life as Prince of Atlantis and partner of Aqua man took up must of his time, he would always  on hand to help the Teen Titans when required.

The line up of the Teen Titans would remain ROBIN, KID FLASH, WONDER GIRL & SPEEDY for some time. BUT AQUA LAD was never out of the Picture or forgotten by his teenage partners.




THE "ORIGINAL" TEEN TITANS





Like all youngster, the Teen Titans started to get older, and with that one decided to make a change in their appearance.


More on that change, and a NEW MEMBER next time


ENJOY


 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT !

This site marked its 14,000 th visit recently.  Thanks to everyone who had popped into see my Dawgs.

Here is a little THANK YOU from Buddy and me.  Buddy seen here in the different Film looks of Steve Rogers aka CAPTAIN AMERICA or as we call him CANINE AMERICA !




Thanks   !


                                                     CAPTAIN AMERICA AT THE MOVIES
CONCERT PARTY CAP,   RESCUE BUCKY CAP, WW 2 CAP & MODERN DAY AVENGERS CAP.

 
ENJOY !

Monday, 15 October 2012

BEAST BOY auditions for a place with The TEEN TITANS

The first person who attempted to join the Teen Titans was a certain Garfield Logan, better known as BEAST BOY.

As a child Garfield Logan or Gar to his friends contracted a rare illness after being bitten by a GREEN monkey in the Jungles where his parents were doing scientifics studies.  His parents both scientists and explorers save Gar's life but the serum that they developed to save their son had some strange side effects. The combination of the poison from the bite and the cure made him start to grow green hair all over his body and his skin also became green. This change was not just a change in colour, Gar also found he could metamorphose into any animal he could think of.   He only had to have seen the animal and he was able to transform into it.  Well a green version of it.

IT IS NOT EASY BEING GREEN !

A few years later his parents died in a tragic accident, that would have also taken Gar's life if not for his amazing abilities, Gar ended up under the protection of Nicholas Galtry, who not only controls Gar's life, but has control of the large fortune that Gar's parents had left him. Galtry had no time for Gar, and did his best to hide the Green Freak from public knowledge. He tolerated Gar, only because it gave Nicholas Galtry complete control of the Logan fortune. 

As the years went on Galtry managed to embezzle a large part of the estate, so large that he worried that he would be exposed as the now teenage Gar had started to ask questions and show an interest in HIS fortune.    Galtry decided to hire someone to kill Garfield, and on the first few attempts, Gar's amazing abilities manage to  insure he was not harmed in the STAGED accidents.

On one occasion, The Doom Patrol help save the green skinned teen, and as a result exposed Nicholas Galtry as being both a fraud and trying to kill his ward.

Gar is finally adopted by a member of the Doom Patrol, Rita Farr (Elasti - Girl) and her Husband Steve Dayton.  Now Part of  family at last, Doom Patrol adopt him as their mascot, and give him his own uniform, complete with a Purple Mask to hide his Green Features, and call him BEAST BOY. 


BEAST BOY of The DOOM PATROL

However, due to his age he is not allowed to go on any Doom Patrol missions, and after another failed attempted to convince his "parents" Rita & Steve to let him join them on missions, he decides to try to join the Newly emerging Super Group.... The Teen Titans.

However, although he helps the Teen Titans on a mission, they all decide that Gar is too young to join the group, and tell him to go home to his parents.

Gar would one day become a Teen Titan, but for now his place was the safety of life with his family The Doom Patrol.


BEAST BOY HEADS OUT WEST TO JOIN THE TEEN TITANS


Beast Boy would be come first a West Coast Teen Titan before becoming getting to be a REAL Teen Titan, BUT that is a story for the future.


Next time we meet the first REAL new  member of the Original Teen Titans.



ENJOY

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A NEW TEEN TITAN REQUIRED ?

The Newly formed Teen Titans had many adventures, but then they soon crossed paths with another junior partner of a member of  the J L of A.

THE TEEN TITANS


Next time we will meet this new face. 



ENJOY

Friday, 5 October 2012

GIRL POWER .... PRESENTING WONDER GIRL


For many years no one really knew who Wonder Girl really was.  Originally she was a mistake... the original Wonder Girl was Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince as a young girl.

Back in 1959 in the April editon of Wonder Woman, Princess Diana ends up travelling back in time and meets herself as a toddler ( Wonder Tot ) and as a teenager (Wonder Girl)   See Wonder Woman 105 #.. The character of Wonder Girl was a hit, and little by little when she appeared in Woman Woman tales she was not referred as anything but Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman's little sister.... and  by July 1961 in issue 123# she was Queen Hippolyta's adopted daughter.

Well around the time the guys from DC were putting together the idea of a Junior Justice League... a collection of Teenage Hero Side kicks of the Adult Heroes that existed,  and someone thought that Wonder Girl would make a good addition to the Group. 

But as Wonder Girl WAS really Wonder Woman who only appeared in modern time due to Amazon magic etc... this caused a problem.

Wonder Girl was included in the new Jnr Justice League or TEEN TITANS as they became, but this left a bit of a problem.  Wonder Woman was Diana Prince,   Wonder Girl could not be Diana Prince TOO.   So Wonder Girl became Donna Troy who was the adopted daughter of Princess Diana's mother Queen Hippolyta.

Over the years the truth of who Donna Troy really was hinted at and adapted over the time...  However,  the original story was Wonder Woman had rescued an infant child from a building fire, that child she took to her home,  the home of the Amazon's. The child was adopted by Diana's mother and all the Amazon's bestowed part of their own essence so to make the young child an Amazon like them.  That story worked, and meant that Donna was not Diana any more.

That's where I will leave that part of the story, and hopefully I will try to tell the story of WHO IS DONNA TROY ?  sometime at a later date.

BUT now back to the Titans.

Donna added the female factor to the original line up.  You had  ROBIN (BATMAN JR) KID FLASH (FLASH JR) and AQUA LAD (AQUA MAN JR) ,,, now they needed WONDER WOMAN JR... and they got that in the form of WONDER GIRL.

Like her "SISTER" Diana, Donna had the same powers as Wonder Woman. She could fly, she was strong and she had a magic lasso etc

Growing up on Paradise Island, Donna was very Innocent of many things.   She was in the beginning a bit shy of the ways of the world, but soon discovered not all things in MAN'S world were bad or evil.    She discovered that boys could be fun too.

Here is my version of Wonder Girl when she first joined the Teen Titans

WHAT A WONDER !



And here she is at home,   Donna, Princess of the Amazon's of Paradise Island


Every thing a young girl wants in life...... except BOYS !




Next time a new member to the group


ENJOY !






Wednesday, 3 October 2012

PRESENTING --------- AQUA - LAD




 Garth was an amphibious humanoid who was left to die because of ancient  superstition and prophecy.  Born with Purple Eyes, his Ocean living people believed he would cause the destruction of them all. Unable to bring themselves to murder the infant, they went about  Abandoning the new born Garth to die in the Oceans.  However,  he was found and adopted by Aqua - man, King and Ruler of the Seven Seas. Both Athur "Aqua Man" and his wife Mera cared for him as if he was their own son.

Like his adoptive "Father" Garth  had the ability to breath in water and on land. Also like Aqua-man, Garth or Aqua-lad had telepathic power of all Sea dwelling creatures. He was extremely strong whilst in water, and for a limited time he would be stronger than the average human out of the water.  However, Like Aqua-man, he needed to have access to water so to help renew his strength. 

GARTH, PRINCE OF ATLANTIS

Whilst still young, he joined forces with Robin and Kid Flash.   Originally dubbed " The Junior Justice League "  he went onto to be a founding member of THE TEEN TITANS.

Garth enjoyed his time with the Titans, however his reliance on Water did cause him problems on missions away from the Oceans...... and Like his mentor AQUA-MAN,  Aqua Lad found balancing his life as a Prince of the Seas and an adventurer difficult.

AQUA - LAD MORE AT HOME IN THE SEA.



 
Garth would soon have to retire from full time membership of the Teen Titans, but he was always on hand to come and help in a crisis.


He would later discover more about his birth and the true nature of his powers........ BUT that is a story for another time.




ENJOY