Sunday, 31 January 2016

THE NEW TEEN TITANS part Fourteen Enter Deathstroke

Last time I mentioned the First real Villain that took on the newly formed Teen Titans, Grant Wilson aka Ravager......  here is the final part of his story and the effect his involvement had on the young heroes. Unknown to Grant his "employers" HIVE had already started laying plans with their failed recruitment of his father aka Deathstroke.

Deathstoke refusing the contract to kill the Teen Titans

During the Titan's initial outing  when they all came together in part by manipulation OF Raven and later by aiding the then unknown  Starfire escape capture by her Alien pursuers , Grant Wilson got involved.

Whilst trying to recapture Starfire on Earth,  The Gordanians  came crashing into Grant's apartment, in NYC and  destroyed it in the process.  Grant blamed The TT's for both destroying his apartment, and later on  playing a major part in causing his girl friend to leave him.

This was not really true, the damage to his property  was an accident, and the girl friend Carol Stradky left Grant as she did not like his involvement with HIVE, also he had become abusive towards her..... and the fact that when both Wonder Girl and Starfire had witnessed his abusive nature towards Carol, Grant had ended up on the wrong side of a star-bolt from Korriand'a

In a bid for revenge Grant allowed H.I.V.E. scientists to give him superhuman enhanced powers. HIVE had wanted to use Grant as a guinea pig as they wanted to develop abilities some what identical to those of Deathstroke. (using the DNA samples obtained when HIVE tried to kill Deathstroke as told last time) Grant knew about Deathstroke and his abilities and status as  an Assassin, but he did not know that he was also his father Slade Wilson.

The HIVE upgrade seemed to be a success, and as payment to HIVE, Grant, now known as Ravager took as his first contract  to assassinate the Titans.
Grant Wilson aka Ravager "Agent of HIVE"

Dressed in a similar type of costume to  Deathstroke, Grant attacked the Teen Titans. His powers and skills seemed to be better than expected. He managed to best all of the Teen Titans. ..... But as Ravager moved in to finally kill each of the heroes his path was blocked by the mysterious figure of Deathstroke, who revealed  himself to be none other than Grant's Father Slade Wilson.

Deathstroke is Grant's Father Slade !!!!!!

 Slade  Wilson aka Deathstroke had become aware of his son's involvement with HIVE along with his recent "Upgrade"  BUT realising that the process was not safe warned his son that his new powers were unstable and slowly killing him. Grant aka Ravager refused to listen and fought on..... Little by little  Ravager started to  burn himself out fighting the Titans. The weaker he got the more his body started to deteriorate ..... finally collapsing and dying in his fathers' arms.

Ravager is dying as his body is burnt out 

Deathstroke told the Titans he blamed them for his son's pointless death, and promised them that he would one day fulfil his son's contract and terminate and destroy all of the Teen Titans. As nether Deathstoke or his shady past was then unknown to either Robin or the other Titans, and feeling that Slade  had suffered enough with witnessing  his son die,  the TT's allowed Deathstroke to leave the scene taking the fallen broken body of Ravager.

The Titans win the Battle but the Cost is too high!.

However, this would prove to be an unwise choice..... as Deathstroke would return many times in his quest to fulfil his promise to destroy them all.

SLADE WILSON promises to Avenge His Son by Destroying The Teen Titans

Next Time its Raven's Turn to have some Daughter - Father Time.

Until Then ENJOY !

Thursday, 28 January 2016

THE NEW TEEN TITANS Part Thirteen Families and Friends.

Now that the new Teen Titans had been formed they soon found themselves at odds with a character who in some way would be their Krytonite. This character would end up being a thorn in the sides of all the Titans for Many Years to come. A character who's family would for ever be part of the Teen Titans Myth and legend.

Although Raven had gathered the new Teen Titans together to help her fight the Evil of her Father Trigon, this battle did not happen straight away. that battle would not happen until dear old Dad turned up in issue 5#.....  ( Although he did make one or two cameos in the lead up to the big showdown )
Trigon always forever  watching his Daughter Raven

The Titans first real enemy was Ravager.  Grant Wilson was the son of Slade Wilson who was in secret the mercenary the world who get to know as Deathstroke The Terminator.

Grant remembers his "dear old Dad" before his parents separated 

Although Grant idolised his father, he really did not know him too well as parents had separated when he was young. Grant had then spent many years away from home at military school were he tried to be as good as a solider as he believed his father was. Although Grant did not know, his Father took an interest in his son, but decided that any real direct contact would and could be dangerous for Grant as Slade had made many enemies  of the years. This was the major part of his parents splitting up, but Grant did not know the full story.

However, back to Grant Wilson.  after leaving Military school Grant moved to New York where he became involved in the Secret Organisation  know as H.I.V.E. Over the years HIVE acronym has altered (very Much Like Marvels S.H.I.E.L.D) but on the whole it stands for Hierarchy of International Vengeance & Extermination.  If  HIVE wanted or needed Grant Wilson for himself or his connection with his Father who by then had become himself super humanly enhanced, is not known....BUT Grant was granted member ship as a lowly soldier or as they called it minion.

HIVE had experimented with trying to enhance humans to superhuman over the years. Most had been less from successful. Again the HIVE Hierarchy did not worry about its failures, or who died in their experiments. All they worried about was building the weapons they needed to win their goal, World Domination.

Anyway, Back to Grant Wilson and his place in the Teen Titans story. HIVE had been keeping tabs on all the  possible threats to them. Mega Humans and Hero Groups and organisations alike. They had kept a close eye on the original Teen Titans, as they would one day be the replacement heroes that existed and would evolve to becoming the "next" Justice League type team. However, when the T T's had disbanded a few years ago, their treat as individuals was seen as small..... BUT now a New Team of Titans had risen, HIVE knew they if they struck early enough they could either destroy or even disband the team before they became a treat to them. This is where Wilson family came in.

Originally Slade Wilson had been offered the contract to destroy the New Teen Titans. HIVE had invited him to meet with their leaders. Slade had turned down the contract  as he was far from impressed with the whole HIVE set up, and their refusal to pay him up front. HIVE made out that Slade's refusal was unacceptable and tried to terminate him on the spot. Slade escaped using his enhanced abilities and skills with is weaponry.

However H.I.V.E. were secretly recording Slade’s actions and taking DNA samples and they believe that  they can recreate his powers to make a Terminator of their own. So in fact the real reason for the meeting was to secure the DNA samples firstly. Now they had the DNA, all they needed was a guinea pig, and what better person than Grant, but convincing him to undertake a life threatening procedure was surprising easier than HIVE had anticipated .

Next Time Grant becomes Ravager and takes on the Teen Titans.

Until then ENJOY !

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Thanks 31,000

Again a big THANK YOU to all of you Guys and Gals who come and visit me and my Dawgs

Here is a new updated version of one of my all time favourite groups of Heroes   The X-Mutts

Thanks and keep coming BACK !

Until Next Time   ENJOY !!!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

The New Teen Titans Part Twelve The Gangs All Here, lets start the PARTY !

With the Team Finally assembled, the "NEW" Teen Titans were finally ready for action.

A theme that was current through out this and even the original version and later versions was "family".

The Original TT's or Robin. Aqua Lad, Kid Flash Wonder Girl and Speedy were from unusual homes. Robin an Orphan adopted by a Multi Billionaire Guardian, Aqua Lad, abandoned by his parents and adopted by the King of The Sea. Kid Flash, although not an orphan he was estranged from his family and lived with his Uncle and Aunt, Wonder Girl, also an orphan who was adopted by the Queen of the Amazons and Speedy an Orphan also adopted by a Multi Billionaire Guardian.  These original Titans became their own family.

Like the New Line up, Robin and Wonder Girl Orphans along with Changeling who had not lost his birth parents but his adopted Mother Rita too, Cyborg, originally estranged from his Father and soon after a brief reconnection saw his father die as his mother had done a few years before. Raven again had issues with her Mother and BIG ISSUES with her Father. Starfire, although not an Orphan, she was not even sure her parents where alive or dead and Kid Flash, still having issues with his parents, but had found his home life again up turned after the murder of his beloved Aunt.

The TT's were family and as so grew to love, respect and protect one another.

Here is The Original Line Up of the NEW TEEN TITANS.

Next Time we will look at some of the Bad Guys who came to play a BIG roll in the development of the Titans history

Until Then Enjoy !


A little late BUT, We Wish all of our followers and readers a Very Happy New Year.

May all your dreams come true and MORE !

Here are a few of the characters I have posted over the last 12 Months.  I look forward to entertaining you all through out 2016

Best Wishes and until Next Time ENJOY !