The New Titans #130

Teen Titans

Meltdown, Part 0: Where Nightmares End

Feb 1996
Modern Age / USA / English
Comic / 32 pages / $2.25

Creators

WriterMarv Wolfman
ArtistWill Rosado
InkerWill Blyberg
ColoristChris Matthys
LettererAlbert De Guzman
Cover ArtistGeorge Pérez
EditorDan Thorsland

Characters — View More ↓

Raven (Rachel Roth)
Arsenal (Roy Harper Jr.)
Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr)
Phobia (Angela Hawkins III)
Darkstar (Donna Troy)
Blackfire (Komand'r)
Warp (Emil LaSalle)
Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
Minion (Jarras Minion)
Starfire (Koriand'r / Kory Anders)
Changeling (Garfield Logan)
Cyberion (Victor Stone)
Monsieur Mallah (Mallah)


Plot

Having captured Changeling and Starfire, Evil Raven relates Raven’s life story. Months ago, Evil Raven thought she was infecting Starfire with an evil Trigoin seed, but in truth, it was the good soul of Raven, long thought lost after the defeat of the Wildebeest Society. With Raven’s soul within her, Starfire underwent a Warrior ritual and returned to Tamaran; This was Raven’s soul trying to protect itself, away from Evil Raven, who was nothing more than an avatar of Trigon’s evil.

Allying herself with the Psions and Gordanians, Evil Raven’s true goal was to locate Starfire and destroy ‘good’ Raven. Then she would be free to unleash Trigon once again. The Titans are able to destroy Evil Raven utterly, and restore good Raven into a new spiritual golden body. During the battle, Changeling was also cured of evil influence.

Starfire decides to rebuild her culture on a new planet dubbed New Tamaran. Now reunited with her husband, Ph’yzzon, Raven even sense that Starfire is with child. Raven expresses a desire to stay on New Tamaran. Cyberion, now feeling more emotion than he has in months, elects to travel the stars and Gar Logan accompanies him. On earth, Mirage gives birth to a healthy baby. For many Titans, it’s not an ending, but a new beginning.