DC’s squad of junior superheroes might seem like an idea solely designed to get children into reading comics, but the Teen Titans are one of the most original and daring teams in the business. Characters like Robin, Raven, Kid Flash, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Cyborg all filled out the Titans roster at one point or another, and their radically diversified backgrounds made for some great reading.

During the ‘80s, which was one of DC’s most creatively fertile times, Teen Titans was one of the best superhero books on the market. The stakes were high, the villains were fierce, and the interplay between each hero was fascinating to watch. Stories like "The Judas Contract" completely shattered preconceptions of what a kid team could be. They might need fake I.D.'s to buy a 30-pack of Natty Ice, but this team is as hard-boiled as they come.

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