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The Tiny Titans Crossover With Archie

It's the lil' ones, though.

 Imagine Lil' Frankie Castle joining them.

Heh… I believe that the last time Archie did a crossover with any superheroes from the Big Two, it was in that delightfully-messed ARCHIE MEETS THE PUNISHER one-shot from the early 90s. More on that in a second, but I bring it up because it shows that this TINY TITANS/ LITTLE ARCHIE comic coming out in October isn’t entirely without precedent. The Source made the announcement and the title’s pretty self-explanatory - - this is a meeting of the lil’ versions of Riverdale Teens and DC Sidekicks and it’s going to be handled by those Eisner winners Art Baltazar and Franco.

I’ve, of course, heard of the Tiny Titans before this, but is this first time I’ve been made aware of Little Archie. I probably shouldn’t find the concept of the later that hard to grasp - - the versions been around for decades, apparently - - yet I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. See, TEEN TITANS is something that’s had a real range of intensity across all its incarnations. On the one pole, you’ve got a really dark story like the JUDAS CONTRACT. Somewhere further down the slide, you’ve got the fun and sun of the TEEN TITANS toon, which I heard did a heavily toned-down version of the JUDAS CONTRACT in one of its episode arcs. As I was told, Deathstroke was even just referred to as “Slade” because his name was a little too menacing for the kiddies. == TEASER ==

 Yes, this does exist.

But Archie already is all-ages. How much more acceptable can you make it? And I have to wonder how much of the high school romance carries on into this elementary school tykes. I’d imagine Little Archie wouldn’t be chasing after Little Betty or Little Veronica at that age… he’d be yanking their pig tails and then running away for fear of catching cooties.

Anyway, look out for this in the 10 month of this year. I’m sure there’ll be more discussion of it at the AH YEAH! DC Kids panel at SDCC  next week. In the meantime, look up THE PUNISHER MEETS ARCHIE. It needs more addition. No joke, it was about Frank Castle trying to blow Archie away because he mistook him for a red-headed gangster he was stalking.

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Studios and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

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Posted by kittenpride

Haha. I have the Archie meets the Punisher issue.

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Posted by Mbecks14

lol i like it

Posted by A-Strondinaire

Weird...

Posted by Joey Ravn

Tiny Titans is an awesome series. Don't overlook it because it's "kiddy"... It's not kiddy at all, trust me. It's FULL of DC Universe references most kids who read the series just can't get. Plus, Art Baltazar's art (NPI) is gorgeous. It's so simple, yet fresh and lively, most "serious" comic book artists are put to shame by it. I'm totally getting this issue :D

Posted by X-93

sounds funny,

Posted by cbishop

Sounds like fun. 
 
Btw, the Archie Meets Punisher one-shot was excellent - it was surprising how well it worked - and it's notable, because it references a crossover that came out just after it: the Batman/Punisher crossover.  Awesome!

Posted by aztek_the_lost
@Tom Pinchuk: you've never heard of the Little Archies? where have you been the past few decades? I've only read a few Archie digests in my lifetime but I'm pretty sure the Lil' Archies are in almost every one of them
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Posted by NightFang

Interesting. 

Posted by The_Warlord
@kittenpride said:
" Haha. I have the Archie meets the Punisher issue. "
Posted by Black Lantern Mar-vell

Ya, I've got the Punisher meets Archie issue too.  I thought it was pretty good.
Posted by arrowfan237

I cannot wait to read that Tiny Titans issue.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

ew

Posted by DanP

Oh wowowow I'm so much more confused than usual!

Posted by Silkcuts

Sold out?

Posted by Zoom
@Joey Ravn said:
"Tiny Titans is an awesome series. Don't overlook it because it's "kiddy"... It's not kiddy at all, trust me. It's FULL of DC Universe references most kids who read the series just can't get. Plus, Art Baltazar's art (NPI) is gorgeous. It's so simple, yet fresh and lively, most "serious" comic book artists are put to shame by it. I'm totally getting this issue :D "
Posted by xerox_kitty

Cute cute cute cute cute!!!

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Posted by jamdown

In archie meets the punisher archie probrably has to fight along side frank castle to stop some drug bust and archie dies in hail of gun fire
Posted by Kenshiro28

Archie Meets the Punisher was FANTASTIC. I wish I had an actual physical copy of my own.

Posted by roxamilli

nice, even more reasons to buy Tiny Titans!
Posted by LiamRawson

Archie and friends better keep their wisecracks to themselves or they'll get a pasting!