This book is pure, unadulterated joy. Plain and simple. The original Teen Titans stories. Nick Cardy artwork. Everything good in the world all wrapped up in a beautiful package.
The book collects about 900 pages of Teen Titans comics. The Brave & The Bold appearances, the Showcase books, the first 24 issues, a Brave & Bold Batman team up and the whole run of the first Hawk & Dove book.
It so much fun revisiting these cheesy as hell stories. The first half (or more) are just so god awful, they're good. The book was clearly a victim of it's era, but it was also written to appeal to 8 year olds, who I'm sure looked down on these scripts as being too juvenile. LOL. About half way through the book, the stories start taking a more serious vibe, written less for 8 year old and more for a general comics audience. These are the stories I loved the best. The Bronze Age Omnibus will have more of this type of story in it, which I'm so looking forward to revisiting.
Teen Titans has been my favorite series ever since the first issue I bought. It was #44, the revival issue. I was living in Bethel, CT at the time and that is my strongest memory of the entire time I lived there. Discovering this book. I was probably 8 or 9 at the time (wait, I just googled it. I was 10.) It left a lasting impression in my head, 41 years later.
The Silver Age Teen Titans Omnibus
Writer: Bob Haney, Steve Skeates, Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Mike Friedrich, Gil Kane, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman
Artist: Nick Cardy, Gil Kane, Irv Novick, Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Bruno Premiani, Bill Molno, Lee Elias, Bill Draut, Sal Trapani, Jack Abel, John Celardo, Wally Wood