Sunday, September 19, 2010
COMIC: Top of the Stack - Tiny Titans #32 (Review)
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani
Art by Art Baltazar
Cover by Art Baltazar
Publisher: DC Comics
Tiny Titans is a consistent favorite read of mine every month and in a week with no clear runaway comic it felt like the perfect time for the series to get its time in the spotlight. Co-writer Art Baltazar is probably best known before Tiny Titans for his creater-owned comics like Patrick the Wolf Boy and besides Tiny Titans is also co-writing another of DC's kid friendly titles, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! with his Tiny Titans co-writer Franco Aureliani.
Every issue is a collection of short stories that can either be connected under a central theme of the issue or stand on their own. At times the stories will introduce classic DC characters to the Tiny Titans universe or have some fun calamity happen to the already gigantic cast of the comic. In this issue, Kalibak makes his introduction into the series as the kid of Lunch Lady Darkseid.
The art of Tiny Titans and the cover are all done by the skillful Art Baltazar. His style is so visually appealing and a perfect compliment to the friendly fun of Tiny Titans. Every character and animal in the book are transformed into near cartoon like appearances that help immerse the reader more into the world of Tiny Titans. The Titans go to Sidekick City Elementary School where Slade (Deathstroke) is the Principal, and Darkseid is the lunch lady.
I do not think there is any stopping the wonderful momentum this series has and I look forward to many more issues to read. If you have not read Tiny Titans before, I suggest giving it a shot because you will immediately fall in love with its fun spirit. I can not wait to see what DC storyline will be next to be interpreted into the style of Tiny Titans.
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