“When there’s trouble you know who to call… TEEN TITANS!” Whether it’s from the comic books or the cartoon shows, generations of nerds enjoy the DC group of superheroic youngsters known as the Teen Titans. Aside from their battles against evil using superpowers, the main appeal of the Titans was the conflicts within their relationship dynamics and forging ahead as friends (and sometimes lovers).

However, even the biggest fans of the Teen Titans don’t know everything about them. We mean, the team has been in comic book stories since 1964. That was nearly 60 years ago. The Teen Titans should really be the Retiree Titans by now, shouldn’t they? But anyway, the point is, they have a lot of history that most sane people wouldn't go through thoroughly. Not today!

Here are some interesting and sometimes odd facts about the Teen Titans comics, characters, and cartoons for you to kill time with.

Beast Boy

CRACKED.COM Teen Titans Beast Boy said dude 114 times in the cartoon. Beast Boy leaned hard on the word throughout 65 episodes, averaging just under two dudes per episode. That's a ratio that any '90s surfer or pizza-loving ninja turtle would love.

Source: CBR

Raven

CRACKED.COM Teen Titans The cartoon resurrected Raven in the comics. When the cartoon debuted in 2003, Raven was long- dead in the comic books. With the show's growing popularity, DC rebooted the Teen Titans comic and brought her spirit back into a human form.

Source: WhatCulture

Nightwing and Superman

CRACKED.COM Teen Titans superman helped create Nightwing. In 2005's Nightwing: Year One, Dick Grayson goes to Superman for advice, and Supes tells him about a legendary Kryptonian protector named Nightwing . Dick takes the name and makes it his own.

Source: Screen Rant

Wonder Girl

CRACKED.COM Teen Titans Donna Troy was born out of a mistake. The team consisted of sidekicks, including Wonder Woman's sidekick Wonder Girl. Except that Wonder Girl was a younger Wonder Woman and not a sidekick at all. To fix this goof, Wonder Girl was retconned into a new character, Donna Troy.

Source: CBR

Drugs

ITTANSI Teen Titans keebler sponsored an anti-drug Teen Titans tale. In 1983, the elf cookie company teamed up with the U.S. government to sponsor a Titans story warning kids about the dangers of drugs (but not sugary pre-packaged snacks). CRACKED.COM

Source: DC Database

Bumblebee

Teen Titans DC's first female black superhero was a Teen Titan. Karen Beecher debuted in 1976's Teen Titans #45, and by #48 she turned into Bumblebee, the first African-American superheroine in DC' history. CRACKED.COM

Source: DC Comics

Adult Titans

CRACKED COM Teen Titans It had to happen: They grew up. As Dick Grayson, Starfire, Raven, and the others grew up beyond being teens, the group has become just Titans, letting new crops of younger heroes to be under the Teen Titans banner.

Source: DC Comics

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