Thursday, November 19, 2009

Awesome Stretchy Guy Party





Wednesday has been taking on a new tone in the last few years. I've been adding titles to my hold file for my 8-year old son, so now New Comic Day is an event for both of us. Some weeks, he gets more comics than I do! Gregory is developing into a fantastic reader, and comics are easy, confidence-building reads for him. One book we've recently added to his list is Tiny Titans. I've long since lost interest in both Teen Titans and Titans, but Tiny Titans has been more than scratching my itch for that particular group of characters anyway, without all of the gore and angst. Issue #22 introduces OFFSPRING to the Tiny Titans, as well as his dad, Plastic Man. Later, Elongated Man and Elastic Lad show up for a Stretchy guy party - with ice cream! You see, in the happy-go-lucky world of Tiny Titans, dead characters live, and most like-powered characters form cliques, as demonstrated by the "Bird Scouts" meeting attended by Robin, Raven, Hawk, Dove, Talon and Golden Eagle later in the same issue. If you like elastic superheroes, Tiny Titans #22 is a must have!



It kinda reminds me of this cover, actually...


6 comments:

Erik said...

"Elastic Four." Heh.

MetFanMac said...

Tiny Titans is completely adorable :3 not to mention superior to 99% of the DCU.

BTW who were the Elastic Four? I recognize Elongated Man and Plastic Man, naturally...

Brian Hughes said...

I don't have that comic anymore, but the guest stars were Plastic Man, Elongated Man, and Elastic Lad. The guy in green was a crook who stole either some of Elongated Man's Gingold or Jimmy Olsen's Elastic Lad serum.

Bill said...

See, this is the kind of debate we need more of. Not, "Who is stronger, the Thing or the Hulk?". Consider instead, "The Elongated Man would kick Reed Richard's ass."

Ken said...

The green guy was a former crook "pal" of Plas. He shot himself and poured acid into the wound to get the same powers. I know he drugged both EM's and EL's gingold, but I can't remember how he got Plas to work with him. They were committing crimes when Supes got on the trail.

The green guy lost his powers because the acid was a modern synthetic and "wore off." ???*shrug*

MOCK! said...

I actually like the weeks when my kids have more in the "pull box" than I do....