“I’ve had enough death! When Tula died I didn’t care about anything. But that was wrong. She would never have wanted me to give up. Gar’s step-father is in trouble and needs our help. And I can’t keep turning my back on everyone.
“Tula, I’ve been acting like an idiot since you died…but for you an even more - -for me - - those days are over. I’m not going to sit on the sidelines anymore.”
[New Teen Titans V2 #25: New Teen Titans Vs The Hybrid (November 1986)]
I adore the NTT, but going back and re-reading them after Final Crisis and Rise and Fall was painful enough, now that Garth, Wally, Donna and Gar don’t even exist anymore post New 52; and the NTT never happened in “Lobdell’s World”…
I’m happy to pretend that the reboot never happened, because I can; but I’m just so sad for newcomers to comics who might never get to read the awesomeness that is NTT.
(How does one really live in the DC universe without ever knowing the Fab 5 or the Disco-Wing suit? How?)
It’s my birthday week.
So to “sort-of-but-not-really” celebrate, right up until, and including, Saturday (17th) all comic posts from me <not counting re-blogs> will be comic covers and panels from November 1986. (I know, I know, you can work out my age pretty easily, [with some of you, just add ten years or double your own age].)
So get ready for some retro-gifts on me.