The Titans are back and they’re not messing around! The first three episodes of Titans’ third season just dropped on HBO Max and for Batman fans—or more specifically, fans of his second Robin, Jason Todd—they’re a tour de force. Red Hood is playing for keeps and it’s already clear that not every Titan will make it out of the season alive. Of course, alongside all of the action (seriously, how amazing was that first episode Nightwing fight?), the Titans team found room for plenty of Easter eggs nodding to the DC Universe as a whole. I imagine you caught some, but did you catch all of them?
If not, I’m here to help. From the introduction of key new characters to moments lifted directly from the comics to a clever nod at New Teen Titans artist George Perez, here are the Easter eggs you might have noticed while watching the Titans season 3 premiere.
The Easter eggs start right out of the gate as Jason listens to the Gotham City Police Department radio where a report mentions that an officer named Alvarez is struggling against the Joker. Detective Carlos Alvarez first appeared in 2011’s Catwoman #4 and regularly tangled with Selina during her New 52 series. He was also a regular character in Fox’s Gotham, played by J.W. Cortes.
Bruce orders Jason not to confront the Joker without him, mirroring their infamous conversation from Batman #427. The conversation beats are the same, and unfortunately for Jason this results in…