The New Teen Titans #16

The New Teen Titans #16

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“As far as I know, this issue has never been a big fan favorite, but it’s always been one of mine.”Writer Marv Wolfman
(From the “Foreword” to The New Teen Titans Archives: Volume 2, November 2004)


Title: “Starfire Unleashed”
Synopsis: Starfire gets involved in a whirlwind romance – one that takes a tragic turn thanks to The H.I.V.E.

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciler: George Pérez
Inker: Romeo Tanghal

Much like the legendary “A Day in the Lives …” (see review of The New Teen Titans #8), this done-in-one issue focuses almost exclusively on character-driven moments. The main story arc – a whirlwind romance featuring Starfire – feels rushed, but the Titans creative team generally excels at superhero soap opera.


Title: “This Bunny Unbound!”
Synopsis: A strange ray is devolving the citizens of two worlds, while a strange meteor imbues anthropomorphic animals with superpowers.

Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Scott Shaw! and Ross Andru
Inker: Bob Smith

While not awful, this silly story is hard to swallow when wedged between the mature themes of the lead feature.

Grade (for the entire issue): B

Cool factor: Captain Carrot might be cool …
Not-so-cool factor: … but not in the middle of The New Teen Titans, please.

Notable: Includes a 16-page Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! preview with an interior cover by Scott Shaw and Ross Andru. … First appearance of Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew.

Character Quotable
“He’ll see how terrible my power is, Dick.”Starfire, unleashed
The New Teen Titans #16

Published and © by DC, February 1982
Cover by George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal

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