Comic’s name: Little League
Creators: Yale Stewart
What is the comic about: View the lives of The World’s Greatest superheroes, albeit as prepubescent grade-schoolers. It’s basically like DC’s “Tiny Titans” except even more lighthearted, and more bitesize due to the daily comic strip format.
How is comic drawn: a very cartoony, “Saturday morning” feel. Your favorite DC heroes are drawn perfectly as lil’ kiddies. Love how the coloring is tinged to appear as if made on newsprint. Very nice touch.
How often updated: Updates every Monday and Thursday
What else does the website offer: Nothing else. Not much of a blog, just some comments by the author. There is an FAQ and some referrals to other comics, though.
What do I think of the site’s overall design: Bleah. I don’t like the site’s layout at all, and I really don’t like that I have to click on a strip, even the most current one, to get a version of it that is big enough to be legible. the color scheme and layout are both extremely bland, and the sparse layout is quite uninteresting, especially for the actual strips to be so small.
What do I like about the strip: Growing up, I was a huge fan of “Muppet Babies.” Actually, EVERYONE I knew was a fan of “Muppet Babies.” They were the Juggernaut of Saturday Morning cartoons, no other show could compete in their time-slot (sadly, not even “Mighty Orbots”). The selling point was the pint-size, prepubescent versions of their adult counterparts, put in a brand new setting with a new, yet all-too familiar take on the characters’ defining traits. “Little League” is in that same vein, which presents these classic heroes in a new light. Batman’s darkness and brooding has a brand new perspective when he is only 5 years old. It makes for a very charming and funny read.
Why should YOU read it: Once you get past the crappy site design, you’ll actually find a gem of a comic, especially if you’re a fan of classic superheroes. Or Muppet Babies.
ESRB rating: All Ages.