Teen Titans #6
A sign of maturity in super-hero comics is the writers' ability to allow their main heroes remain utterly unmatched and undefeated throughout most of the storyline only to triumph through the utmost in personal perseverance and sacrifice. Thus is the action of "Last Kill" as the Titans go up against the supremely confident and powerful Trigon, a demonlord of his own dimension who has his sights set on Earth.
Here we learn the history and origin of Raven and of Azarath, the heaven-like realm where Raven's mother tried to shield her from the demonic clutches of her father, the demon Trigon himself. The Titans show what being a team is really all about by rallying behind Raven, although her secrecy has vexed and puzzled them in the past. In glorious battle, they realize only teamwork can defeat ultimate evil. Trigon (looking every bit like an homage to Tim Curry's excellent portrayal of the devil in "Legend") doesn't stand a chance.
Marv Wolfman's script shines with personal sacrifice, the evil consequences of lust and curiosity unchecked and the undying value of teamwork and friendship. George Perez' pencils are given a deeper human tone by Pablo Marcos' passionate inks wherein each character takes on a roundness and depth heretofore unknown.