‘I like pink very much, Lois’ states the cover of this issue, proving that someone at DC remembers a line from the Superman movies beyond ‘Kneel before Zod’.
I like this issue very much. A washday accident at Wayne Manor – Supergirl puts a batch of S-capes in with the Batman Family’s more dour laundry – unleashes a plethora of pink pants. The likes of Batgirl and Supergirl are thrilled, Robin and Superman less so.
Who knew that so many great gags could centre on the girliest of colours, but this issue of Tiny Titans gave me the most smiles of any comic in ages. Take baby Damian and ‘Miss Cassandra’, for example (click to enlarge):
There’s also a riff on the Smallville blur, Robin being taken to the most terrifying spot on Earth and Superman looking like a lumberjack (and he’s OK). As for that famous line from Superman: The Movie, it does come into the book, but I’ll let you find out just how for yourself.
It’s safe to say that if you put your cash down for this issue, you won’t regret it. Creative geniuses Art Baltazar and Franco have perfected the art of kid-based superhero satire in one of the most consistent comics around.