The Tiny Titans are back. I could stop right there. That's reason enough to buy this comic.
TINY TITANS is a series that had an incredible fifty issue run. That's a rare things these days. Too many of today's comics are a little on the dark and dreary side. TINY TITANS shows us the lighter things. We see that comics can actually be fun. Art Baltazar and Franco know how to make things fun.
A common misconception with all-ages books is they are only for kids. This series takes the characters we know and love, often in a more familiar form, despite the art style, than we're seeing in the New 52. It may have been a couple years since the last issue of TINY TITANS, but with SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES and the general vibe of this series, it's easy to jump back into the groove of what we had before.
It's a joy to see Baltazar's art. It's not just more of the same as some characters have new costumes and we get to see cameos from some adult characters you wouldn't expect to see.
The best thing is the existence of a comic that can be read by anyone in your family. We need more books that younger readers can read to become familiar with these characters but also written with subtle humor that older readers can enjoy as well.
(Note: My daughter read this and said, "I really liked it. It was good.")
Perhaps my anticipation and expectations were a tad too high. The humor was present but a couple times it didn't quite hit the usual marks. The longer running story throughout the issue is both good and bad. It's nice to have an expanded story but that could have resulted in trying to stretch out some of the humor.
Everyone needs to get this book. This needs to be an ongoing series. Everyone needs more TINY TITANS in their lives. We need some comics that are on the lighter side and also pure fun. Art Baltazar and Franco have a knack for making comics that kids can read with jokes that older readers can appreciate as well. Do yourself a favor, read this comic and share it with a younger reader in your life. Or better yet, buy two, one for yourself and one to give away. This is a comic that can easily brighten the dark shelves at comic shops.