Teen Titans: The Complete First Season (DVD)
"Fighting for truth, justice and the last slice of pizza, these five superheroes are living proof that you're never too young to save the planet. Protecting Earth and beyond, the Teen Titans live and operate from their T-shaped, high-tech headquarters. Using martial arts and cutting-edge gadgetry, the teens battle villains, giant monsters and alien invaders--and still find time to argue over who's going to do the dishes. As the hip teens try to find their place in the world, they must also cope with the tribulations of adolescence. Teen Titans fuses hip, anime-style visuals with awesome stunts and real ""teen world"" humor for a super adventurous good time. Fasten your cape, hop in the hoverjet...it's time to save the world! Featuring many stand-alone, single-story episodes, this coming-of-age series about friendship and loyalty allows viewers to see each character in his or her own light yet maintains a fully realized group dynamic. Every character-driven episode is strong on action and humor. As they survive surprising twists and turns, the teens never know who or what they may encounter, from dangerous villains to alternate dimensions and daring undercover missions. Watch for exciting guest appearances from popular DC Comic characters such as Speedy, Aqualad, Wildebeest and Warp."
The complete first season of Cartoon Network and WBTV's fine adaptation of Marv Wolfman and George Perez's '80s-era DC Comics title Teen Titans arrives in a 13-episode two-disc set. The attractive, anime-influenced episodes of the series' 2003 debut season pit the Titans--former Batman sidekick Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, Cyborg, Terra, and Raven--against a horde of regular foes, including Slade (voiced by Ron Perlman), Trigon, Trident, Mad Mod, and many others. True to their age, the Titans also have to deal with issues about maturity, confidence, a hint of romance, and even a body-switch between two members. --Paul Gaita