Fish Sticks, Anyone?
Over in the New Teen TitansA group of young heroes, typically teenage sidekicks, that have banded together to fight crime and serve as a familyMeant to denote a group of characters that are all interrelated or share the same origins, methodology, or powers. (Example: All Members of the Green Lantern Corps belong to €œthe Lantern family €) unit of a sorts., that title had already been renamed to Tales of the New Teen TitansA group of young heroes, typically teenage sidekicks, that have banded together to fight crime and serve as a familyMeant to denote a group of characters that are all interrelated or share the same origins, methodology, or powers. (Example: All Members of the Green Lantern Corps belong to €œthe Lantern family €) unit of a sorts. during the Brother Blood story and kept the new title through The Judas Contract storyline featuring Terra and the Terminator.
But what does one do after a criminal organization has infiltrated the Titans, duped them, and nearly killed them….
You invite Aqualad and Aquagirl over for a follow up story and take down the H.I.V.E. forever.
Under the sea Garth and Tula were enjoying a swim when they and other creatures of the oceans began to feel weak, poisoned in fact by a plan put together by the H.I.V.E. organization. The H.I.V.E. which had just specatcularly failed in its ability to kill the Titans had another headquartersThe location of where a single costumed character or a team of costumed characters meet, plan courses or actions, or even live. The JLAAn abbreviation of Justice League of America Satellite, the Batcave, and the Fortress of Solitude are all examples of Headquarters. under the oceans where the H.I.V.E. Mistress controlled the operations of the organization after the death of her husband. In this sense, she became a Queen Bee, however this H.I.V.E. Mistress was clearly off her rocker and her subordinates paid for that dearly.
Lucky for the aquatic teens, Wally West had returned for a visit along with Frances Kane who were able to save the duo. The Titans agree to help Garth and Tula discover what the problem is with the oceans and they discover H.I.V.E. underwater. The H.I.V.E. Mistress had planned to lure the Titans there to finish the job the H.I.V.E. could not complete on land. However it went badly for her and the organization.
The Titans quite fed up with the H.I.V.E. handed them the butt kicking of all time. Garth and Tula went back to the ocean and all things seem right with the world.
A minor battle with some villains called the RECOMbatants take up the next issue while Doctor Light makes a villainous return in the issue after that, setting up a slow burn up to the event of Titans history not to be duplicated since..
Next Up: The Wedding of Donna Troy!