Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #6 Review

Written by: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art by: Art Baltazar
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 5, 2014

Home Is Where the Heart Is

I have really enjoyed this latest Tiny Titans mini series.  Following the cutest versions of my favorite characters travel the DC Universe looking for their Treehouse and/or a suitable replacement has been so much fun.  Art Baltazar and Franco do such a great job of making a truly "all-ages" comic that anyone and everyone should read and enjoy.  This finale is no exception with lots of inside jokes, awesome characters and a setup for a new series that I want right now.

The Tiny Titans have been all over the DC Universe but this issue starts at one of my favorites, Sidekick Elementary.  Every issue has a bunch of awesome "wink-wink" characters and this month it's Math Teacher, Mr. Tawny.  Captain Marvel fans, this one's for you.  Of course, the Titans are more worried about their Treehouse than 2+2 and Cyborg shows up with a plan...and a Boom Tube.  Hey, Boom Tubes aren't allowed in school!

The Titans end up in the JLA Watchtower much to Batman's chagrin.  We then get are second awesome character, B'dg.  I really didn't think this Green Lantern could look any cuter, but Art Baltazar is up to the task.  Seriously, he could probably make me look cute if he worked overtime.  Lots and lots of overtime.

The kids quickly learn an important lesson, Batman always has a plan.  It's straight to the point and hilarious.  He makes Superman call up Brainiac, but when Brainiac acts like I do when anyone calls me, he has to take a more direct approach.  In the end, the Tiny Titans get their Treehouse and a whole lot more.  It took a while to get the job done, but it was a fun and crazy ride.

But wait, the book isn't done.  In an awesome epilogue/setup for a new series, fan favorite lunch lady, Darkseid (yes, you read that right) is called back into action.  He's got a new position, however, and his first job is to give the Titans detention for that Boom Tube.  The ending is Breakfast Club meets Clerks meets some hilarious digs at DC's past Events and more.

I loved this series and this issue didn't disappoint.  All of the humor and in-jokes are there and it ties up the Treehouse story in a satisfying and funny way.  I want the new series that the ending hints at and I would love to see it as a Digital First.  Mr. Antone, make it happen, please!

Bits and Pieces:

This issue and series is just pure fun and great for any comic book fan.  Art Baltazar and Franco continue showing that an all-ages book can be smart, witty, cute and totally awesome.  Don't let any reason stop you from at least giving this book a shot.  While I'm sad that the series has ended, the continuation that's hinted to at the end will certainly make my frown turn upside down.


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