The New Titans #122

Teen Titans

The Crimelord/Syndicate War, Syndicate Rites

Jun 1995
Modern Age / USA / English
Comic / 32 pages / $2.25


WriterMarv Wolfman
ColoristChris Matthys
LettererAlbert De Guzman
Cover ArtistFinn Harris
EditorPat Garrahy

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Arsenal (Roy Harper Jr.)
Mirage (Miriam Delgado)
Impulse (Bart Allen)
Mammoth (Baran Flinders)
Darkstar (Donna Troy)
Damage (Grant Emerson)
Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson)
Terra (Tara Markov)
Ravager (Rose Wilson)
Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
Bolt (Larry Bolatinsky)
Minion (Jarras Minion)
Supergirl (Matrix)
Sarge Steel
Sudden Death (Dwayne Wainwright)
Crimelord (Steven Dayton)
Coven (Melissa)
Slagg (Donalley)


The Crimelord/Syndicate War: part 1 of 4: Rose Wilson confronts Slade and blames him for her mother’s death; Slade is intentially cruel to Rose because he feels distancing himself from her is in her best interest. Later, Wintergreen petitions to adopt her, but Slade has already made arrangements with Sarge Steel to place her into the Titans’ custody. In Tibet, Crimelord’s agents – Coven and Slagg – retrieve the brain-dead body of Mammoth. In Munich, a female Vigilante decimates Syndicate troops.

The Crimelord threatens the government with nuclear weapons, leading Sarge Steel to send Deathstroke and the Titans to a stronghold in Dallas. Crimelord is actually setting up the Titans to attack a base of the alien criminal cartel known as The Syndicate. In doing so, two of his enemies are pitted against each other, leaving him free to advance his own plans. After destroying a Syndicate freighter, all the Titans fall to the Syndicate troops, except Deathstroke and Donna Troy.