"Stepping Stones for a Giant Killer" First appearance of Punch (Sylvester Sepastopol).
*His plan to defeat the Justice League mocked by Headmaster Mind, an old JLA foe, Punch, a teenage would-be super-villain, vows to prove himself by destroying the Teen Titans first. Speedy rejoins the Titans, and he and Wonder Girl are captured by Punch when they investigate racial riots at a New England high school. At the same time, Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad are defeated by high-frequency sound and light devices while on a mission to a midwestern community. Reunited as Punch's prisoners, the Titans use teamwork to escape his traps and overcome the youthful villain and his followers. Afterward, Aqualad returns to Atlantis for an extended leave to look after Aquababy while Aquaman searches for a missing Mera. To fill in the vacancy left by Aqualad, Speedy becomes a full-time member of the Teen Titans. *Source: Official Teen Titans Index #1 - Published by ICG