While this isn’t the first time the Teen Titans have crossed with the DC Super Hero Girls, this is the first time they have interacted with multiple episodes in a miniseries event. The first time the two DC superhero teams met was in a special episode of Teen Titans Go titled “Superhero Feud,” in which Control Freak pulled them into their TVs for a game of Family Feud. They worked together to try to return to their worlds.
In an opening very reminiscent of the Teen Titans Go! Island Adventures miniseries, and again extremely catchy, we see the structure of the miniseries as the opening title. The Titans receive an invitation to a vacation in a house in space. The DC Super Hero Girls appear on board the space house and have also received an invitation. No group knows who sent it or why, but they are excited about their space house adventures.
In the first part, the titans settle in the space house and try to find out why they are there. We get a nod to the ongoing burger and burrito debate on the show as they explore all of the house’s offerings. You will encounter the in-house AI program S.H.A.D.I. and the DC Super Hero Girls show up. Both teams are happy that they don’t have to fight against each other. As they explore the house, they come across a mysterious creature that they want to track down and get rid of. Robin becomes infected by the creature and we learn that poor Starro has also been invited to the space house, but the teams throw him off the premises. We also have a fun interaction between Batgirl and Robin as they try to show their superior detective skills in their ongoing rivalry.
In Part 2, in which Beast Boy and Green Lantern are heavily represented, Beast Boy is in love with Jessica’s ring. She shares with the teams how much she means the ring just for Beast Boy to try to steal it while reciting her Green Lantern oath. The ring accidentally falls into Zatanna’s hat, causing part of both teams to follow and try to save him. Beast Boy is increasingly out of control and transforms into a Gollum-like character in a Lord of the Rings gag. In a meta-moment, half of both teams decide to stay in the house and let the other have their moment. As a Green Lantern fan, this was one of my favorite pieces, even though Jessica didn’t lose her Green Lantern suit when the ring was off her finger. It’s just a minor mythology flaw!
In Part 3, Cyborg, Supergirl, Starfire and Wonder Woman had to come up with a plan to protect the house from an impending “meat attack”. This leads to a hilarious Armageddon parody where the team-up group has to try to stop the meat before it’s too late. They play through possible scenarios in a hologram simulator, but in the end they have to move on to the Armageddon plan that requires a member to stay behind to manually blow up the asteroid to save humanity, or in this case, that Space house and two teams there. Even though I had predicted the final outcome of the setup, it was still fun to watch them play.
In the final part (and since there’s only so much continuity in the series, Cyborg is back together after the events of the previous part) the teams finally learn the truth about why they were brought into the space house. Brainiac is on a mission to collect every superhero from the multiverse. We see several other space houses along with different characters in their different animation styles from other earlier DC animated series. We see both heroes and villains scattered around. The Titans and Super Hero Girls convince Brainiac that he needs to grow up and stop collecting superheroes. In the end, the teams are freed and go into space aboard the space house.
While there is no real conclusion, we can hope that one day we can revisit the Space House Adventures as these shows have limited continuity between episodes and miniseries events. We saw this especially with the The Night Begins to Shine miniseries and now they are getting their own spin-off The Night Begins to Shine series!
As with most Teen Titans Go! For episodes, the stakes are pretty low but always entertaining. If you are expecting the quality and content of OG Teen Titans, you are in the wrong place. This miniseries event was a fun way to bring the two DC superhero teams together. Each episode featured and focused on a different lineup of the two teams, showing funny interactions between them. Since they confirm the ability of the two teams to meet again due to the multiverse, along with the other animated series versions of characters, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw them again in another miniseries event capacity.
With similar styles of humor across both series, the episodes could feel natural. The chaotic energy of Teen Titans Go! was offset by the more down-to-earth, but still quirky, humor from DC Super Hero Girls. You can’t really knock the event off as Teen Titans Go never really takes itself seriously. The show knows they’re not trying to be anything more than a fun scenario to put these well-known DC characters in the same location. It was just a fun excuse to have these two teams together, interact, and get into funny situations. Random side note, but I still laugh about the crossovers never addressing the fact that Bumblebee was part of the Teen Titans team on Teen Titans Go for a while! but just roll with DC Super Hero Girls Bumblebee who is different.
My favorite parts were the parodies they often did on Teen Titans Go! We have a Lord of the Rings parody and an Armageddon parody in the same miniseries event. The way they are constantly immersed in pop culture moments is one of the reasons I love the show. Recording the DC Super Hero Girls was a fun way to show them the Teen Titans Go! Viewers if they haven’t seen this series before. I always consider these two shows to be superhero sitcoms and that was clearly shown here in this miniseries event.
All of this is just in time for the brand new season of DC Super Hero Girls! Cross-promotion at its best! The new season kicks off with two episodes on Sunday, June 6th at 8 a.m. on Cartoon Network. The rest of the season will continue at the same time each week.
Not only does the new second season of DC Super Hero Girls premiere on Sunday. DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power is out today on Nintendo Switch! This is the first ever video game adventure for the girls and it looks like it will be a fun game with all of the girls who team up to protect Metropolis.
You can stream season 1 of DC Super Hero Girls on Netflix and Cartoon Network. Teen Titans Go !, including the Space House miniseries event, can be streamed on Cartoon Network and seasons 1-5 on hulu.