Jackson Hyde, the DC Universe version of “Young Justice’s” fan-favorite version of Aqualad, will join the Teen Titans in March’s issue 6.
Introduced in DC continuity in 2010 in “Brightest Day #4, which coincided with Aqualad’s animated debut in “Young Justice”, Jackson Hyde was depicted as a teenager living in New Mexico was taught by his parents to fear water out fear that his father Black Manta would find him. After he displays his metahuman abilities, Jackson is told of where he REALLY comes from, after this, he teamed with Aquaman, Mera, and Aquagirl to fight and defeat his father Black Manta.
Jackson was not in the New 52 reboot five years ago but cameoed in “DC Universe: Rebirth” special, where it was revealed that he is gay.
According to DC’s solicitation text, “Teen Titans” #6 kicks off “The Rise of Aqualad” story-arc, which, in superhero-comic fashion, suggests Jackson’s introduction to the team might be a little bumpy:
“THE RISE OF Aqualad” part one! New story! New city! New member? As the team adjusts to their new lives at Titans Tower, Damian investigates a series of strange disappearances in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Jackson Hyde heads west to fulfill his destiny…and finds himself in the crosshairs of the Teen Titans!
“Teen Titans” #6 by Benjamin Percy, Khoi Pham, and Wade von Grawbadger goes on sale March 22nd.