Wednesday, December 29, 2010

COMIC: Top of the Stack - Tiny Titans/Little Archie #3 (Review)

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco Aureliani
Pencils by Art Baltazar
Cover by Art Baltazar

Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99

During the second week of December, the all-ages titles came to battle for Top of the Stack. The consistently solid, and previous Top of the Stack winner, Thor: The Mighty Avenger had another great issue, BOOM! Studios brought another big time competitor with an issue of Uncle Scrooge but in the end, it was the most adorable and smartly designed all-ages book that came away as the week's Top of the Stack - Tiny Titans/Little Archie #3.

The regular creative team of Tiny Titans, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, are behind this mini-series where the characters of Tiny Titans interact with the Archie Universe. In this issue, readers are presented with the usual Tiny Titans humor with the aid from the Archie bunch. Sabrina the Witch meets Raven, Archie gets transported to the Batcave and gets mistaken as the Joker's kid, Jughead and Cyborg have a burger eating contest and Robin gets brought home to meet dad by Veronica. And that is just the beginning.

Baltazar's Tiny Titans style continues in this mini-series and the characters of the Archie universe benefit from the translation, looking just as adorable as the Tiny Titans while keeping their recognizable traits they are known for. And in the spirit of Tiny Titans, in one panel Baltazar draws the entire cast of characters in Joker makeup and cat suits.

This was the last issue of the three part mini-series that fans of all-ages books should definitely read. It is more proof of how brilliant Baltazar's art is along with Franco's writing make them a fantastic creative team. I would not mind reading a Little Archie book or a return for these characters in the Tiny Titans world. Maybe a yearly mini-series would be nice. Either way, the more Tiny Titans content that exists the better.

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