Were There Previous Teen Titans Incarnations In The New DC Universe?

Teen Titans Incarnations

There has been much controversy over Teen Titans editor Bobbie Chase announcing at the New York Comic Con that the current Teen Titans of the new DC Universe are the first incarnation of the Teen Titans ever. Many fans were very upset that the past adventures of their favorite teen superhero group had been wiped from history. Or at least that was the story until Teen Titans #2 hit comic book stores today.

It’s now no longer clear if this current group of Teen Titans is the first and only Teen Titans of the new DC Universe, thanks to a thought made by Red Robin (a.k.a. Tim Drake). During a battle with Skitter, Red Robin thinks “I can’t believe I’m thinking this..but this was so the shortest incarnation of the Teen Titans. Ever.”

If there have never been previous incarnations of the Teen Titans, then it really wouldn’t make sense for Red Robin to think of his group as the shortest incarnation of the Teen Titans. There would have to have been other groups of Teen Titans in the past. Was this just a case of an editor overlooking some dialogue by a writer? Or could it be that this really isn’t the first incarnation of the Teen Titans in the new DC Universe?