I bought this for one of my nephews and then liked it so much I kept it because I’m a bad aunt. I’ll have to buy him another copy.
Tiny Titans is one of DC’s all-ages comic books. Possibly the only one. It consists of their Teen Titans line up, but all as little kids, probably about 6-8 years old or so. The drawings are adorable, and they have appropriate kid-friendly, silly stories and jokes (like the classic Knock Knock banana/orange joke that kids find HILARIOUS).
However, it is all-ages because there are a TON of inside jokes for the adults who are somewhat familiar with the DC Universe. Things like commenting on Nightwing’s outfit. Poking fun at the million zillion Robin versions (this is what won me over, especially the Damian version). The color scheme of villains. How Starfire got the afro hair she used to sport years ago.
There’s also a lot that I don’t get with characters I’m not familiar with, and I’m having fun looking them up. Watching Batman: the Brave and the Bold has the same effect by using the Silver Age lineup and personalities (for the most part; there’s some mixing, like using the modern Blue Beetle as opposed to the original Blue Beetle, although he is mentioned in an episode). It is kind of weird when you find out some of these adorable characters grow up to have really dark futures though, like Jericho, who’s a Little Tiny Titan in this series and a cute curly-haired baby (who can hypnotize teachers). But don’t think about that! Just enjoy the kiddies as they run around doing kiddie things.
Sadly DC has recently canceled this wonderful series (issue #50 just came out), but not to worry (completely). They are replacing it with Superman Family Adventures done by the same creative team.
I’m going to have to get them all (darn!) so I can find the best Aqualad story for my oldest nephew, who’s six. He has a thing about the ocean, and I think these will be perfect for him. And maybe for the second oldest nephew (five), a story of the Blue Beetle (he likes bugs and just had a bug cake made for his birthday). I’m hoping one of the four will turn out to be a geek like me!