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Eli Katz wrote:TINY TITANS is unreadable. It is like the superhero version of Caillou, that unwatchable children's cartoon that PBS plays all morning, every morning, in an attempt to lobotomize preschoolers. I tried very hard to enjoy this comic for what it is. I really did. But I couldn't. The story about Lex and Superman both showing up to a birthday party with gift-wrapped t-shirts is so dull I considered flipping on the TV and watching Caillou instead. I can't imagine TINY TITANS being entertaining even to four-year-olds.
Victorian Squid wrote:I don't think I was in for that.
Tiny Titans has a lot more DC in-jokes referencing the past couple decades of comics than any kid will ever catch, where last week's all-ages book seemed dumbed down too much, this week's all-ages book is really a comic for old men disguised as a kid's book. Although there is a level of humor in the book younger readers would relate to, it's about on par with your average Bazooka Joe offering. How many younger readers will recognize the various iterations of the Brainiac character over the years, or the Superman II references? Hell, not knowing who or what the heck Match was almost made the first story impenetrable to me as well.
It's definitely a book for a long-time DC fan to enjoy, and just maybe one his or her kids might like too. I would be surprised, though, if there weren't a lot more old men reading this than new readers. It's a bit bizarre that your typical mainstream Marvel or DC comic book seems to be what many kids are reading, while a book like Tiny Titans seems skewed toward an older market. I think DC and Baltazar have pitched this book to the "Dad & kid" market, something to have a multi-generational appeal but still make it on many adults' pull lists. I just don't think it succeeds on more than one level the way, say, an old Warner Bros cartoon or Roald Dahl story does or even some of the early comic strips. I don't think it would take long for a child of any age to outgrow this book, unless they are at least in their thirties.
thefourthman wrote:Match is like Bizarroboy.
Working in a shop, kids love this book. Seriously, they eat it up. When the book debuted, I would agree with you, old men were reading it and that had a lot to do with its initial success. Overtime, the old men, including myself dropped it. It is very kiddy and reads like a bazooka joe, for sure, but in small doses that is okay. At the end of the day it is the DC equivalent of one of them kid's menus at IHOP or Shoneys. It is kind of geared at getting parents who are involved with their kids to enjoy it when they are reading it with them. As such, it has a limited marketable audience - it is geared at the same age that enjoys Yo Gabba Gabba and the ilk.
John Snow wrote:Secret Avengers is the only Avengers book not drawn by Jim Cheung worth reading.
I haven't had time for any RG stuff over the past couple of days and I just got my NA and TT today so I'm probably not getting to those until the weekend. I will get the much anticipated Garrison thread up on time tomorrow morning fo sho tho.
Victorian Squid wrote:You used to make time!
John Snow wrote:I knew this was coming and tried to bow out before it got to this, but you fuckers wouldn't let me. I should have more time in a few weeks.
(I probably could have made time this week, but making time to read Bendavengers is kind of like making time to get fisted up the the elbow by Popeye.)
thefourthman wrote:so wait, did you just need help for a few weeks or did you really want to give it up?
there may have been a misunderstanding in the way you asked.
John Snow wrote:I knew I had busy time coming up and I had been doing it longer than any of the previous tyrants so I figured it was time to pass it on to someone else, but since you fuckers were too lazy to step up the moment has passed and you're now stuck with half assed me.
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