Skating and shing-a-linging into the new year!

§ January 1st, 2019 § Filed under happy new year, teen titans § 5 Comments

Okay, this is hardly the most extreme example:

…but there’s nothing quite like Bob Haney’s “hip” and “with-it” dialogue from the 1960s Teen Titans comics, and just how overboard it can get. Wonder Girl constantly called “Wonder Chick,” Aqualad gettin’ hit with “Aqualaddio” (egads), and pretty much every panel is basically this:

I mean, seriously, they tried really hard.

But you know what? For all that wacky dialogue, this era of Teen Titans is still a lot of enjoyable fun, and not just for how the characters speak the lingo. How can you not love a comic that whips out a Nessie ex machina to rescue Aqualad from imprisonment in a Loch Ness tower?

Bless Bob Haney, and bless Nick Cardy for drawing it so beautifully.

Here’s to enjoying more comics in the new year, from older classics like these, to new efforts that some talented folks are writing and drawing even as we speak.

from Teen Titans #17 (Sept-Oct 1968) by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy

5 Responses to “Skating and shing-a-linging into the new year!”

  • Turan, Emissary of the Fly World says:


  • Thom H. says:

    “WG” takes longer to say than “Wonder Girl.” Unless they’re pronouncing it “wig,” which is a terrible nickname.

  • philfromgermany says:

    Happy new year! Great opening salvo for 2019, Timely Titans, hooray for Haney!
    I feel kind of worried for these very young teens to hit the club scene where people like Ozzy and Bowie and Elton John hang out, but I was the same way at their age! :D

  • Casie says:

    Oh man, that’s fantastic. Now I suddenly need 60’s Teen Titans comics.
    Happy new year, Mike! Hope you’re doing well!

  • Cej says:

    This is a great opportunity to give a shout out to the podcast “Teen Titans Wasteland” (now “Titan Up the Defense”). It is a delightful review of Haney’s Titans–even if you aren’t familiar with the issues.