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Exclusive Preview: TEEN TITANS #16

Tim Drake and Jason Todd are hanging out together. Not by choice. Find out what Joker has planned.

There's been some complaints about Joker being everywhere taking on the entire Bat-Family in the Death of the Family issues. What was great about the TEEN TITANS and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS issues is Joker brought both Tim and Jason to the same place. The end of the story is near and we got an exclusive preview for TEEN TITANS #16 to see what the final phase to Joker's plan is.

And check out the solicit to see who's "returning."

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TEEN TITANS #16

A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in!
• Our heroes learn a lesson they’ll never forget as Arsenal takes control in Red Robin’s absence!
• Mirroring the events of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #16, Jason Todd and Tim Drake must rely on each other to survive The Joker’s attack!
• Plus: It’s the return of Raven!

Written by: Scott Lobdell

Art by: Brett Booth

Cover by: Brett Booth

Variant Cover by: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Jan 30 2013

You can click each page to enlarge.

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Posted By Teerack

If the artist got Starfire's costume wrong like he did on the cover that's hilarious.

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Posted By havoc1201

@kalorama said:

That whole "like brothers" thing between Tim and Jason makes no sense, esp. when he follows it up by saying they haven't talked much since Jason came back from the dead. Given that Tim didn't become Batman's partner until after Jason died, they couldn't have bonded over being members of that "exclusive club" before then. And if they haven't talked much since Jason came back, when did they have a chance to form this brotherly relationship?

so true i swear lodbell just writes sh!! to p!!s off fans Dick and Tim are the closets in the fam and Jason and Tim never would have met before Jason died and havnt really talked sinde he has been back so yeah makes perfect sense that they would be closets to each other...Give me a break and a new writer for TT.

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Posted By robert_serrano_1992

im getting confused with who's where and what their doing in the new 52 first superman is fighting H'el then he's getting stepped on by ocean master now batman is doing the same thing except he's just losing everywhere lolis their like a timeline im missing or something?

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Posted By Cavemold

is anyway to get the art by itself without writing please

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Edited By DEGRAAF

Why would tim be such an outsider? He seemed closer to batman then almost any other Robin prior to New-52.

@kalorama said:

That whole "like brothers" thing between Tim and Jason makes no sense, esp. when he follows it up by saying they haven't talked much since Jason came back from the dead. Given that Tim didn't become Batman's partner until after Jason died, they couldn't have bonded over being members of that "exclusive club" before then. And if they haven't talked much since Jason came back, when did they have a chance to form this brotherly relationship?

THANK YOU! This explains my thoughts exactly

I JUST DONT GET HOW THIS COULD HAVE GOTTEN PAST LOBDELL OR EDITING

How can you write two Bat family characters and not know the bat-family time line and WHY destroy Tim Drake? If you want to have Jason get past his issues over his death fine, im not happy about it but fine, but to have Tim no longer be a robin (which doesnt really help or hurt him in any way) and to take away his relationship with Dick and as someone else said call him a genius and then have every plan blow up. He changed before the New 52. He was almost willing to kill to succeed and was able to take on the league of assassins. The only reason why i would think its happening the way it is is bc he is now going against teams of mutants rather then teams of assassins.

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Posted By JarxandertheGreat

@Nightwing28710: Lol I love his art! and i'm loving Teen Titans too!

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Posted By Mezmero

I figured it out. It hasn't been the Joker who has been terrorizing the Bat family. It was Joe from Joe's garage the whole time. He must have burned his face while welding or something and the accident granted him psychic powers then he decided to take down the family one by one or in this case two by two. It's either that or Joker lost his sense of fashion after losing his face.

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Posted By NovaDawg

Poor Tim Drake.

Tim is probably the biggest casualty of the New 52 rewrites. All his best traits were given to Dick Grayson in the #0 issue. His connection to the Bat-family hasn't been explored, like at all. He was cover teased sooooo hard during the Court of Owls arc and all we got was a prissy looking panel shot. They keep clamming that he's a super genius but all his plans blow up right in his face. You can't tell me that this Tim Drake that was retarded enough to steal from the Penguin and not cover his tracks is the same Tim Drake that almost single-handedly defeated the League of Assassin's.

Lobdell, stop killing this character!!! What was the point of changing his name to "Red Robin" form the beginning. How is Jason Todd the closet member of the Bat-Family to him? Was that part in Battle for the Cowl where Jason tried to kill him just laughed off?!? I like the idea of them becoming closer but whatever happened to Tim becoming Red Robin because Dick was so close to Tim as a brother that he could never view him as a sidekick. Teen Titans needs a new creative team so bad I can't think straight anymore lol.

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Posted By Jake Fury

Night of the Jokers continues.....sooooo...... many.....crossovers......

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Posted By Nightw BR

I agree I haven't read any of his issues and won't. I don't like the guy. Killing animals for fun in comics is wrong. I haven't read very many comics, but just hearing what he is doing with this storyline makes me sick.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Can't wait for it! If only Wednesday could get here sooner...

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

Lobdell Sucks.

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Posted By Nwing77

This is such idiot writing. How could they not talk much post-resurrection and yet be close as brothers? Its not like Tim was around pre-resurrection. ?????????

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Posted By JairamGanpat

@jointron33 said:

@JairamGanpat: for even less continuity? f u, hipster!

Can you give me an example where Image has poor continuity?

I take hipster as a compliment.

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Posted By entee

@Nightwing28710 said:

Am I the only one who hates how Booth draws faces?

Nope, I'm not a big fan of his art either. I wonder how his art would look like with thicker inks, cuz the way it is now isn't very eye-appealing

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Posted By RoastedRay

I think this has been a great overlapping Bat story. To everyone getting your panties in a bunch about Joker being all over Gotham 1.) It's a comic book guys it doens't need fit perfect in the world it's called suspension of disbelief. 2.) This whole time line could be taking weeks for all we know and he has had people longer than others. Great story also super pumped to see Raven!

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Posted By Catsnlynne

Please enough with the Joker already.

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Posted By jointron33

@JairamGanpat: for even less continuity? f u, hipster!

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Posted By NightFang3

@soumya said:

@BR_Havoc said:

@NightFang said:

@BR_Havoc said:

Alright I am going to say this and sorry if its not popular but Death in the Family started off and it was really interesting but with nothing but cross over to cross over. I am sick of seeing the Joker and I feel the over exposure of the character is hurting the core story.

Okay I can give you the Death of the Family is drawn out, but you can always skip the tin-ins and read the mean Batman. And how can the Joker be overused when he's the main villain of the event.

What I meant by over used is he is in every damn tie in. I understand with Court of Owls there where many Talons it made sense. The Joker is one man yet he managed to fight Batman then Robin then Batgirl of coarse Harley and now Tim and Jason. This Story needed to stay in the pages of Batman and have limited cross overs but that went out the window with the theory of how one single man can be in 15 places at once.

I agree with you.At least Catwoman and suicide squad were not supposed to be the cross over.The Batgirl story is lame in the "tie-ins".The only good things came out in the main Batman titles and the Nightwing titles(well,in horror kind of way)...

This is the thing I don't get. Batman can be in multiple books, but nobody says a thing, Joker does it and he becomes overused.

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Posted By soumya

Booth's pencil is great,..hands down.Hope he made a decent job on Raven..

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Posted By soumya

@BR_Havoc said:

@NightFang said:

@BR_Havoc said:

Alright I am going to say this and sorry if its not popular but Death in the Family started off and it was really interesting but with nothing but cross over to cross over. I am sick of seeing the Joker and I feel the over exposure of the character is hurting the core story.

Okay I can give you the Death of the Family is drawn out, but you can always skip the tin-ins and read the mean Batman. And how can the Joker be overused when he's the main villain of the event.

What I meant by over used is he is in every damn tie in. I understand with Court of Owls there where many Talons it made sense. The Joker is one man yet he managed to fight Batman then Robin then Batgirl of coarse Harley and now Tim and Jason. This Story needed to stay in the pages of Batman and have limited cross overs but that went out the window with the theory of how one single man can be in 15 places at once.

I agree with you.At least catwoman and suicide squad were not supposed to be the cross over.The Batgirl story is lame in the "tie-ins".The only good things came out in the main Batman titles and the nightwing titles(well,in horror kind of way)...

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Posted By JairamGanpat

@MightyMODOK said:

I haven't read any of the 'Death of the Family ' series yet. In fact I've barely read any of the new 52.

count yourself lucky. go buy some Image comics.

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Posted By HollowPrince665

I'm gonna skip all this because 1) I'm a poor college student 2) The only DC title I follow with single issues is talon and 3) I'll just buy the TPB or HC whenever it comes out.

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Posted By akbogert

As a fan of RHatO, I'm just hoping this is the issue that the last RHatO should have been. Because for all the flak Lobdell gets about his Teen Titans run, I've honestly loved the Outlaws, and their last book was pretty much all Titans. So yeah...hope this ends up being more like a Red Hood book, in content and quality.

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Posted By zyzyx

so, wait, was joker ever red hood then? the way he says it, it seems that he wasn't but clearly was in a previous batman book. Wonder if that was a mix up.

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Posted By theMightyMODOK

I haven't read any of the 'Death of the Family ' series yet. In fact I've barely read any of the new 52.

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Posted By Vitacura

There goes Dick and Tim relationship. I guess Lobdell really can’t build a character without cannibalize another.

And is to much to ask him to remember he changed Tim’s uniform the pass issue, or is the point that the Joker hadschanged Tim’s clothes three times?

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Posted By sweetesttoaster

@ME24601 said:

DC really needs to hire a new writer for Teen Titans...

This.

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Posted By jwalser3

@luisaraujo said:

"to see what the final phase to Joker's plan is."

no we wont.. it will just be another filler story to confuse the timing of the whole DOTF story where joker is everywhere..and knows everything without any explanation.. then probably have then whole tray serving thing and "REVEALED next on batman 17.." in the last page im loving batman and this arc but had just about enough of these tie inns..i would understand if they were crucial to the story..but just sounds like DC greed to me.. anyway bring on issue 17!!

QFT

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Edited By CircularLogic

Why... Why do you keep giving Scott Lobdell work... I would much rather see Jeff Lemire tackle Raven in JLD, he kills in on supernatural characters.

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Edited By slade_wilson

@Nightwing28710 said:

Am I the only one who hates how Booth draws faces?

No you are not. I despise his faces. Also Andrew Dalhouse should be banned from doing colors. Everything is not a pastel!

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Posted By Pixel_Kaiser

God, this script is gibberish. What nonsense. It's like he's literally just writing to fill up the pages and nothing more. Joker sounds like he's acting in a high school play; weird flowery dialogue.

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Posted By BR_Havoc

@NightFang said:

@BR_Havoc said:

Alright I am going to say this and sorry if its not popular but Death in the Family started off and it was really interesting but with nothing but cross over to cross over. I am sick of seeing the Joker and I feel the over exposure of the character is hurting the core story.

Okay I can give you the Death of the Family is drawn out, but you can always skip the tin-ins and read the mean Batman. And how can the Joker be overused when he's the main villain of the event.

What I meant by over used is he is in every damn tie in. I understand with Court of Owls there where many Talons it made sense. The Joker is one man yet he managed to fight Batman then Robin then Batgirl of coarse Harley and now Tim and Jason. This Story needed to stay in the pages of Batman and have limited cross overs but that went out the window with the theory of how one single man can be in 15 places at once.

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Posted By NightFang3

@BR_Havoc said:

Alright I am going to say this and sorry if its not popular but Death in the Family started off and it was really interesting but with nothing but cross over to cross over. I am sick of seeing the Joker and I feel the over exposure of the character is hurting the core story.

Okay I can give you the Death of the Family is drawn out, but you can always skip the tin-ins and read the mean Batman. And how can the Joker be overused when he's the main villain of the event.

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Posted By BR_Havoc

Alright I am going to say this and sorry if its not popular but Death in the Family started off and it was really interesting but with nothing but cross over to cross over. I am sick of seeing the Joker and I feel the over exposure of the character is hurting the core story.

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Posted By daredevil21134

@livlig said:

Red Hood & The Outlaws #16 was terrible, but this actually looks neat.

I agree

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Posted By RedRobin183

@r3d_rob1n said:

Wasn't Tim wearing his old Robin costume at the end of last issue?

Yes. When he arrived in Gotham he was wearing his New 52 suit, then he was somehow kidnapped and stripped and put into his One Year Later suit and now he's back in his New 52 suit.

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Posted By r3d_rob1n

Wasn't Tim wearing his old Robin costume at the end of last issue?

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Posted By Outside_85

I dont really understand either why the Bat-office (or Lobdell, since he's the only one who's done it so far) is trying to establish Tim as a sort of outcast on par with Jason within the Bat-clan while apparently only Dick and Damian are considered 'proper' Robins (even if one of them is a mass murderer) :S

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Posted By wessaari

the brother thing should refer to Dick, they were close. But even so, these two have had nice moments. Booth's art is awesome, and ya his faces are similair but it still looks freaking awesome. This has so much more promise than RHTO 16, and id rather have Booth draw up a Tim and Jason team up than Green, no offense but Booth draws so smoothly and detailed. Lobdell, dont let us down :P

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Posted By VioletPhoenix

Hold the phone..Jason and Tim were close before Jason's death? It that possible? Since they wouldn't have met as simultaneous Robins (Red or otherwise), since Tim replaced Jason when Jason died how were they close or how did they even know each other? Someone get Dick Grayson on the line to clear this up.

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Posted By theOVOXO

Can't wait for Raven!

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Posted By Nightwing28710

Am I the only one who hates how Booth draws faces?

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Posted By Portimion

Finally! I knew Raven was coming back since issue 1

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Posted By ME24601

DC really needs to hire a new writer for Teen Titans...

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Posted By kalorama

That whole "like brothers" thing between Tim and Jason makes no sense, esp. when he follows it up by saying they haven't talked much since Jason came back from the dead. Given that Tim didn't become Batman's partner until after Jason died, they couldn't have bonded over being members of that "exclusive club" before then. And if they haven't talked much since Jason came back, when did they have a chance to form this brotherly relationship?

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Posted By CitizenJP

Joker you so evil :O

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Posted By RedOwl_1

@NightFang said:

@Z3RO180 said:

im a bit surprised he referred to Jason as the closest thing he has to a brother

I guess that means Tim and Jason where closer in the New 52?

I remember Tim and him had a little breakfast on Red Hood and the Outlaws #8 seems like they have a nice brother relationship.

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Posted By Reignmaker

Meh. Skipping this. Tied to terrible issues that came before and it's Scott Lobdell.

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Posted By ccraft

@WonderHunter: I like it when a character gets more than one costume, plus she a girl it makes more sense, fashion and whatnot.

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