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As requested I continue posting random 80's Teen Titans stuff.

So... not happy with Terry Long being Donna's lover? Too old? Too annoying? Too creepy? And on top of that a silly haircut? Well, in New Teen Titans #11-12 (1981) he's getting a rival:

See for yourself if the new guy in town can keep up with Terry!

The context: in an intense battle with Deathstroke Gar got shot and is now on the brink of death. To save their friend the Titans fly off to Paradise Island where Gar hopefully can be healed by the Amazon's Purple Ray. While the girls take Gar down to the island the boys leave for a different mission in Africa. And somewhere else...

Meet Hyperion from the Titans of Myth! And before the obvious encounter with Donna, let's take a quick look and compare him with Terry:

Hair: ... well, give Terry a shave and put some flowers in his hair and they could be brothers.
Age: with more than 30.000 years Hyperion wins here - to be fair, Terry might look old but he's actually only 29.
Factor of annoyance: most of us were a bit angry at Terry because he ruined Dick's speech at the campfire scene, but at least you can get a word out in his presence... not so sure here.
Factor of creepiness: ... I always found the Titans of Myth pretty creepy, too.

Hera help me, too, for I cannot bear his enormous ego...

You heard Kory, Dick is the only real man on earth!

And off they fly... to Tartarus once again. After battling a few cyclopses they manage to free the other Titans of Myth:

Together they decide that it's about time to throw Zeus and the other younger gods from the throne. Also: Kory, Raven and the Amazons are on their way to rescue Donna (bringing even Athena herself along), but Donna being Hyperion's new first lady doesn't really care.
Instead in the next issue they head off to Mount Olympus...

Epic battles are fought there and in the end the Titans of Myth win, turning the younger gods into stone.

Momma's here and she doesn't approve of Donna's new boyfriend.
They try to talk things out. Athena being the awesome mod explains that the new peaceful world the Titans of Myth were talking about unfortunately comes without freedom and free will.

And war they get! Kory frees Zeus and before the situation gets even worse, Athena can finally talk sense into everyone. Everyone? Not quite! Hyperion still has something to bitch about.

I know this single page was already included in the Donna&Terry love story post, but it's the epilogue, I can't leave it out...

I'm so bold to say that with Kyle Donna's taste in men changed for the better.

Date: 2009-09-07 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
did Claremont and Perez ever get paired together on any work?

Date: 2009-09-07 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mainboucher.insanejournal.com
Survey says: Uncanny X-men Annual #3?

Date: 2009-09-08 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
Couple of Marvel two in ones.

Date: 2009-09-08 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
was they a bevy of mind controlled women?

Actually..maybe more like Perez and Micheline?

Date: 2009-09-08 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steverodgers5.insanejournal.com
It reminded me more of the whole Ms Marvel mind control/love inducement with that Marcus guy.

You know the one from Avengers 200 which, (Irony upon Ironies,) Claremont later on exposed the horror of it in his Avengers Annual 10..

A lot of Claremont's mind control seems to be from characters who are more straight forwardly evil in that regard..

Whist this Hyperion doesn't seem to be entirly potrayed as the nasty piece of work that he so obviously is..(Much like the initial marcus potrayal in Avengers..)

(PS I adore David Micheline's work on Iron man, and much of his run on Spidey, but I don't know what the heck he was thinking when he wrote that avengers arc...)
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From: [identity profile] xdoop.insanejournal.com
At least Donna is left traumatized by the incident, where Carol was originally portrayed as happy to go off with Marcus.
From: [identity profile] steverodgers5.insanejournal.com
Good point!

(Although I guess what the writers would argue is that Donna's is more guilt induced if she sees herself as betraying someone. I can't honestly recall if Carol was with anyone back in Avengers, although I don't think she was..)
From: [identity profile] steverodgers5.insanejournal.com
Oh, I'd never read this issue in it's entirity. So thanks for this. It's interesting to see the differing aftermaths..


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