Saturday, October 16, 2021


Joseph Self’s…

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It’s a recipe for all: one part original Titans, one part new Titans, and one part "Junior JLA" sidekicks, with plenty of villains and trivia to boot! If you're a Titans fan, past or present, you don't want to miss this new Secret Files and Origins.

Teen Titans and Outsiders Secret Files and Origins

Start with most of the original Teen Titans, several New Teen Titans, and a couple plain old Titans (it’s okay if they’re dead, it won’t ruin the freshness).

Sort these out, then liberally add Young Justice and other “Junior JLA” sidekicks.

Sprinkle in an original Outsiders’ daughter, and an ex-Infinity, Inc. powerhouse. Flavor with a dab of new faces. Mix well.

Divide into two portions, garnishing generously with powerful villains. Serves everyone.

Naturally, this popular recipe cooks up the latest Teen Titans and Outsiders incarnations, two separate teams bound together by past events. Keeping up can be a little confusing, especially when several of them used to wear the same costumes, and one even had a different body!

Luckily, by combining new stories with biographical pin-up pages, this series provides insight into both teams and, despite the title, leaves the reader wanting more even as it clarifies a few plots.

From his secret Rocky Mountain refuge 9200 feet above the world, Joe indulges his passion for comics and other alternate realities, including his own. A long-time writer for ComicBase, his name is a veritable pun generator. You can e-mail your questions and suggestions to Joe at

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