Besides the X-Men, the Teen Titans were one of the more popular comics to emerge out of the 1980s. The comic focused on younger superheroes formally associated with more popular mentor such as Batman, Wonder Woman and even Aquaman. The 1980s revival of the Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, also brought intergalactic characters (Starfire) and supernatural ones (Raven) for the young group to partner with against evil and injustice. Eventually, the team would bring on a new team member, Tara Markov aka Terra. Tara would be the centerpiece for this miniseries.
With the Judas Contract storyline, it was a radically different saga for the team. The team's greatest nemesis, Deathstroke the Terminator, has a spy in Terra, who infiltrates the ranks of the Titans. Despite the individual personal problems that Wolfman had already piled on for practically each Titan (Cyborg/Victor Stone's relationship issues, Wonder Girl/Donna Troy's upcoming wedding, etc), the betrayal of a team member certainly put more burden on the team's shoulders. What with Brother Blood, Trigon and even the Brotherhood of Evil, the team had enough to deal without team members being traitors. Nobody was more devastated then Gar Logan, who was in love with Tara. One of the more positive aspects to develop from this saga was the debut of Dick Grayson as Nightwing and shedding his role as Robin for good.
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