4 Teenage Heroes In One Blazing Adventure!
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Vol.1, No.60, July 1965; Cover Art:Nick Cardy; Writer: Bob Haney; Penciler: Bruno Premiani; Inker: Bruno Premiani
The Teen Titans have a long and storied history in the DC Universe, and while a prototypical version of the team turned up in issue #54, the youthful group made its fully- edged debut here in a tale of generational conflict during a “Teen Day” in Midville. Temporary teen “Mayor” Tommy Holmes calls upon Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, and Aqualad to save the town from an attack by the enormous and segmented Separated Man.
While the new team of heroes struggle to defeat different parts of the Separated Man’s bizarre body – his grasping hand, his stomping feet, his re-crying eye – they also learn that Tommy’s father, Professor Brian Holmes, is responsible for creating the monster while attempting to transform himself into a huge molecule. Holmes has an anti-serum that will stop the Separated Man, but only if it’s injected into the marauder’s heart. Will they find the organ in time?
Special thanks to Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg for his expert commentary on the Vintage DC Comics Cover story for the month of May featured above in our 2020 Vintage DC Calendar. Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an educator, publisher, author, comic and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price guide and teaches courses in everything from comics to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead.