Unable to properly prepare or hide his new team from the Demon’s Fist, Damian decides to turn himself over to Ra’s al Ghul to fight for the lives of his new friends. This means trial by combat with cousin Mara. Although he wins the fight, Damian’s unwillingness to kill his cousin costs him dearly as he is jailed by the League awaiting his former family to make an example of him.
The new era of the Teen Titans begins here with Damian celebrating his 13th birthday by celebrating his individual victories over Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven, and Kid Flash (all of whom he’s keeping locked up in the Batcave). Gloating over his prisoners, Damian’s plan to forge the group into a new team is revealed when the young heroes begin to work together to free themselves.
The first of five consecutive episodes all taking place with the Teen Titans stranded on a deserted island, “Coconut Cream Pie” plays like a cheap knock-off of Gilligan’s Island (complete with a generic millionaire and his wife thrown in to complete the crew of the S.S. Minnow). Of the five island episodes, this is one of the weakest forcing each member of the Titans into roles that don’t necessarily quite fit them, and beating a running gag to death involving Raven (Tara Strong) and coconut cream pies that never pays off.
Clad in a new costume, Titans #1 continues to focus on the return of Wally West. Working with his old teammates once again, Lilith attempts to see into Wally’s mind and find some trace of the person responsible for removing him from reality.
If there was every any idea that the heroes of Teen Titans Go! are anything more than the equivalent of the characters from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in bright costumes “TTG v PPG” dispels it. To avoid getting taken down by the Powerpuff Girls, Mojo Jojo (Roger L. Jackson) jumps dimensions to a world where the heroes care less about saving the day. The world he chooses? Of course, it’s the world of Teen Titans Go!