"My friends, I am most pleased to witness the enjoyment you all derive from the talented reality ---- for I have signed us up to compete on next week's broadcast!"
Starfire to the Teen Titans.

Idol Hands digital cover
"Idol Hands"
Written by

Sholly Fisch

Art by

Lea Hernandez

Letters by

Wes Abbott

Cover by

Dan Hipp

Edited by

Alex Antone




DC Comics

Date of publication
  • 14 January 2014 (digital)
  • 19 February 2014 (print)
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"Idol Hands" is the third issue of the Teen Titans Go! comic book series. It was released digitally on 14 January 2014 and in print on 19 February 2014 by DC Comics.


When Starfire signs the team up for the popular reality show contest, Jump City's Got Your Talent Right Here!, Robin becomes determined to show the world just how talented the Teen Titans really are![1]


Thoughts on reality show

Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven share their favorite things about Jump City's Got Your Talent Right Here!.

The Teen Titans are watching their favorite reality show, Jump City's Got Your Talent Right Here! as it proceeds to a commercial following a disastrous performance by the Aristocrats. Cyborg and Beast Boy share their similar views on the show's greatness but Raven sarcastically comments that public humiliation is great. Starfire mistakes this for enthusiasm and reveals that she has signed the Titans up for next week's broadcast much to their shock.

Raven wonders why anyone would suffer public humiliation and have their self-esteem shredded to perform in front of twenty million people but Cyborg answers it's to be on TV. Beast Boy responds that he's got the moves like jaguar while Cyborg practices spinning a plate on a stick for his performance, but smashes it. Raven demands for Starfire to call the producers and cancel before they get carried away, but Starfire remarks that getting carried away is the point of appearing as Cyborg continues smashing plates. Raven pleads for Robin to be the voice of sanity and he declares that they won't be performing only to change his mind once Starfire asks him to reconsider. Raven flees in disgust as Robin begins assigning a daily routine to ensure that the Titans are the best much to Starfire's and Beast Boy's disappointment.

Brotherhood of Evil

The Brotherhood of Evil announces their performance.

Next week arrives and the Titans - save Raven - are anxious to perform. Starfire remarks that the Titans' unique abilities ensure them the win as Raven sarcastically suggests to mime. Beast Boy responds that Raven's only talent is sucking the fun out of the room and she drops an anvil next to him as Cyborg shushes them due to the announcer introducing the next act - the Brotherhood of Evil. The Titans respond worriedly to the name as The Brain introduces his associates, Madame Rouge, Monsieur Mallah, Phobia, and Plasmus. The announcer asks what the Brotherhood of Evil would be performing and the Brain responds that he'd be performing a medley of Lady Gaga songs while his teammates perform interpretive dance. The Titans attack the Brotherhood of Evil before they can perform their act as the Brain responds that they don't appreciate real talent. Cyborg and Robin slam Plasmus with a video camera and club as Raven traps Madame Rouge inside a Director's Clapboard. Starfire cuts the strings of a billboard containing the show's logo over Phobia while Beast Boy (as a T-Rex) chases Monsieur Mallah and the Brain.

The Titans emerge victorious with Robin exclaiming that the Titans rule only for the announcer to remind them that it's up to the judges to decide. The Red Bee complains against Beast Boy's use of a T-Rex to fight crime, Debbi Anderson applauds the teens chasing their skills but exclaims that their skills are from Nowhereville, and Darkseid simply calls their abilities dreadful. The New God criticizes Raven's clothing but is interrupted by Raven who exclaims that her father, Trigon taught her that if people can't say something nice, condemn their souls to eternal torment. She uses her powers to transport the judges to a netherworld which Darksied responds feels rather homey. The announcer wonders how Raven transported them and she replies talent as the judges are forced to listen to talented demons.


For a full transcript of "Idol Hands", click here.


Beast Boy
Debbi Anderson  
Monsieur Mallah  
Red Bee  
Non-speaking roles
Madame Rouge  
Character debut
Speaking debut





  • The Maroon 5 single, Moves Like Jagger, is parodied by Beast Boy when he claims to have the Moves Like Jaguar.
  • Darkseid references his homeworld of Apokolips when he states the netherworld "feels rather homey".



Cover variants

Digital scans

Printed scans

External link


  1. Teen Titans Go! (2013-) #3. Read DC Entertainment (2014-01-14). Retrieved on January 14, 2013.

See also


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