This week’s Major Spoilers podcast featured a review of Archie #2, which nearly led to the ever-repeating comic-reading question, ‘Betty or Veronica?’  But we no longer live in such a binary society (and everybody knows the answer is and will always be “Betty”.)  When I was a young’n, we didn’t argue about the ladies of Riverdale anyway, but instead the denizens of Titans Tower.  Some liked the girl-next-door approachability of Wonder Girl, others the strange otherworldly proto-Gothiness of Raven, still others the expressive and passionate Starfire.  Some were impressed by Cyborg’s physique, and there’s nothing wrong with that either, which leads us to today’s circa-1984 query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that the “Ginger or Maryann” trope is a bit too limiting, so will allow the choice of the seven original New Teen Titans, asking: Which Titan would be YOUR Titan Of Choice?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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4 Comments

  1. DamienR
    August 20, 2015 at 11:56 am — Reply

    I was all ready to say Lilith, until I realised you specified the seven core NEW Teen Titans members. (Also, still no love inthe world for Young Justice anywhere, man!)

    So I’d go with Gar. I think he’d be cool to hang out with, espeically during his Space Trek: 2020 era.

  2. August 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm — Reply

    Out of any team that has used the Titans name, I have to go with Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes. Out of the more widely known roster, my choice would be Beast Boy/Changeling. Both seem like they would be fun to hang with, and they are both capable of holding their own in a crisis.

  3. Luis Dantas
    August 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    I found Wally the most interesting, personally. Gar is a close second, then Raven in third (although her concept is almost self-limiting).

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