For most of us, comics equals cool. Obviously some people in this world consider them the exact opposite but we'll forget about them for right now. Seeing a superhero overcome great odds or do something really spectacular with their powers makes our hearts swell with pride. A great issue can make us really happy and cause us to wonder how everyone in the world isn't reading comics too. Then there are girls like me. I read comics and react the same way to those great epic moments yet I also live for those adorable panels the wonderful creators seem to stick in now and then. As luck would have it, it's been happening a whole lot lately so I'm starting something new: The Nerdy Bird Adores
"I'm the goshdarn Batma--"
Now, I'm speaking from a girl's perspective, that's not to say that guys don't or shouldn't find this kind of stuff adorable too it's just that I'm probably more likely to admit it in public. How anyone wouldn't find Superman/Batman #51 adorable is beyond me! A younger (?) smaller version of Superman and Batman show up playing the hero just like their larger counterparts and acting very much like children. And we all know how much Batman loves children.
It's all fun and games for the Lil' Capes until they realize the Big Capes aren't taking them seriously. Of course Lil' Batman is the first to go off. He makes sure they know why he became a crime-fighter.
That's right, his parents were pushed, not shot and are still alive. And they were also about the same height as him. Big Batman decides his origin story is best left for another time. Of course Lil' Superman's parents are still alive and well too as is all of Krypton. They sent him away to Earth because it was going to rain. To the writers of this issue, Michael Green and Mike Johnson, you are amazing.
Things got a little weird when the Lil' League showed up. They were all over the place like kids on a jungle-gym and then Lil' Superman scooped up Lois in his arms with hearts floating around his head that were visible to everyone. Then the girls took it a bit too far...
"Are those lips?"
Eeek! Lil' Vixen, Wonder Woman, Black Canary and Supergirl are going after Robin! With floating lips! The rest was cute but this borders on creepy. Notice Lil' Flash's reaction to all the attention?
Obviously Mr. Mxyzptlk is behind it all, though not much else gets resolved in this issue, just a whole lotta adorable. A crew of Lil' Villains shows up as our cliff-hanger for the next issue though. Doomsday says, "Woof." Enough! There's only so much cute I can take in one sitting. Actually there was more than one issue this week that meets these standards but I'll save that for tomorrow. That's it for the first edition of The Nerdy Bird Adores.