High School Frenzy was the debut issue for the Teenage Tribes series, being released October 4, 2018. This was followed by Death Trap (Issue 2). The price of the comic was decided at $2.00.
Daniel is misbehaving in Mr. Garcia-Anderson’s class, refusing to do his work. He is sent to the office, but Daniel procrastinates. His girlfriend, Brooke, immediately left to check on her beloved, and he says he plans to escape the school. She doesn’t want to join him. However, her anxiety for his safety got the better of her and she went after him. The two found each other downtown, but were cornered by Toby Desrochers, angry at the two for a Tinder prank they pulled on him. He attempted to kill Daniel before Brooke told Toby he could kill her. This drove Daniel to hysterics and he fought Toby, eventually managing to kill him.
Brooke and Daniel were suspended for 3 weeks for truancy, but they didn’t care, as long as they were still together. Toby was now dead. This is what eventually sparked up all the criminals trying to shut down the Tribes.
- The name of Issue 1 was going to be the series name at one point.
- Principal Mathis appears on the cover despite not being in an issue until Drama Alert (Issue 3).
- Issue 1 was remastered on March 9th, 2019, fixing some broken elements. The tinder prank became canon, and the issue implies that Brooke and Daniel were in a relationship before The issue even started.
- The cover of this issue is the only one to show a path leading to the front of John Baker High School.