Robin Will Have a New Secret Mentor in Teen Titans

Writer Adam Glass and artist Bernard Chang will begin their run as the new Teen Titans creative team with Issue #20, as the events of Justice League: No Justice begin to impact the title. Along with a new creative team, Teen Titans will also have “new blood, new mission, new attitude,” as familiar faces like Robin, Kid Flash and Red Arrow will be joined by newcomers Djinn, Roundhouse and Crush, the illegitimate daughter of Lobo.

Part of the change in direction for Teen Titans will also include a new, secret mentor for Damian Wayne, according to DC Comics' September 2018 solicitations. The young hero will begin to question the Justice League's methods following the events of No Justice, which took Robin to the alien planet of Colu to try and stop giant Omega Titans from devouring the world. Unfortunately, the combined efforts of the heroes and villains assembled were not enough to save the planet. Could this lead to Robin's change in attitude?

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As for who Damian's new mentor could be, there are a few options. Robin's mother, Talia al Ghul, never seems to miss an opportunity to remind her son of his questionable background as a child raised to be a ruthless killing machine. Ra's al Ghul, Damian's grandfather and Talia's father, recently visited Damian in Batman: Prelude to the Wedding - Robin vs. Ra's al Ghul, with the villain using drugs to manipulate Damian into believing he had a brother. Of course, the third option for a mentor could be someone we're not even considering, and would come as a shock not only to us, but to the reader as well.

Below you can find the cover and solicitation text for Teen Titans #22, with an on-sale date of September 19.


  • written by ADAM GLASS
  • art by BERNARD CHANG
  • cover by NICK DERINGTON
  • variant cover by ALEX GARNER
  • The team’s dealing with an unexpected loss, but there’s little time to grieve. They must travel to Keystone City, where Golden Glider and Swerve plan to pull a heist at a children’s hospital. (That’s a new low, even for some Rogues!) There’s also plenty of drama to go around, as Kid Flash mulls quitting after his clash with Red Arrow, and Damian’s harboring a new, secret mentor, all while his secret prison’s about to blow up in his face.
  • ON SALE 09.19.18
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC | RATED T
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
  • Please see the order form for details.
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