Review: Tiny Titans #19
Tea parties! Art projects! Jump ropes and lollipops are all part of the deliciously delightful 19th issue of Tiny Titans, â€œDeep in Likeâ€!
First I would like to apologize for not writing a review on Tiny Titans #18. My comic store got the shipment late and it arrived with issue #19, almost a month after its original release date. I feel that itâ€™s far too late to write a review on the issue so I will go ahead with #19.
In our first story â€œImagine Me and Youâ€, we find Bumblebee flying solo by the playground on a dark rainy day. The little cutie is looking lonely and depressed when she crosses paths with Plasmus. The unlikely pair hit it off and embark on a magical play date filled with bike rides, ice cream, baseball games and ball pits! Bad weather canâ€™t stop these two from having fun; itâ€™s all sunshine and roses and although they are very different, sometimes opposites attract!
Monsieur Mallah is also going for a stroll on this gloomy day when he comes across his partner, the Brain. The two glare at one another as Plasmus and Bumblebee happily skip by, leaving a trail of butterflies and rainbows behind them.Â The beautiful scenery melts Mallahâ€™s and Brainâ€™s hearts (assuming Brain has a heart) and the two get past their differences and make up. Bumblebee and Plasmus have clearly spread the love and made the world a better place!
Robin has just completed the cover for his flower report in â€œLike Triangleâ€ and is showing his portrait to Ace when Starfire flies up. The princess is captivated by the beauty of the drawing and assumes itâ€™s for her. She thanks Robin before flying off with it and its back to the drawing board for the Boy Wonder. His second drawing catches the eye of Batgirl and Robin hands it over to the love struck titan. Things really go downhill for him when Duela Dent thinks the actual book report is a gift for her and happily takes it as she blows a kiss to Dick. Robin contemplates writing a report on bugs instead which catches the attention of The Ant. It seems like poor Robin just canâ€™t catch a break.
In our third story â€œDatesâ€, Plasmus stops by the treehouse to pick up BumbleBee much to the surprise of Starfire and the Wonder Girls (Donna and Cassie). The couple are headed to the movies to see â€œMonster Mashâ€ but upon entering, movie goers run out in terror of Plasmusâ€™ appearance. This doesnâ€™t surprise him however and he explains to Bumblebee that he faces that reaction daily. The remainder of the audience sramble out of the theater because of a â€œGiant Gorillaâ€ and the couple take notice of Monsieur Mallah and Brain sitting a few seats away. Mallah explains that he too recives that same reaction in public.
In â€œIntermissionâ€ Bumblebee and Plasmus order enough junk food from the lobby to last a lifetime and â€œJump ropeâ€ finds Donna Troy and Cassie getting their magic lassoâ€™s tangeled together. â€œNew Recruitsâ€ follows the struggle to find more members for the Titans Apes Club and finally, the Kroc Files present â€œHow to Eat a Lollipopâ€. Thereâ€™s the Alfred Pennyworth way, the Kroc way and the Plasmus way!
As always, issue 19 of the Tiny Titans is a charming read. â€œImagine Me and Youâ€ sends the message that although we may be different, we can still get along and live in harmony. Even the most unlikely pair can become friends and no matter how gloomy the world gets, you can still find happiness in that special someone.
â€œLike Triangleâ€ is a story I think everyone can relate to. Weâ€™ve all had those awkward moments where someone misinterpits our actions and weâ€™re left in an embarrassing, often frustrating situation.â€œDatesâ€, â€œIntermissionâ€ and â€œNew Recruitsâ€ are pure fun but my favorites were â€œJump ropeâ€ and â€œHow to Enjoy a Lollipopâ€. As always the artwork is nothing short of adorable and this series is perfect for parents to share with their children.
I give Tiny Titans #19, â€œDeep in Likeâ€ 4 out of 5 stars.