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May 6, 2012 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Little League is a Peanuts-esque webcomic about the Justice League (via Comics Worth Reading). The tone is alternately sweet, funny, and poignant. Because it's hosted on Tumblr it's a little awkward to work through the strips in chronological order. Start here.
posted by jedicus (24 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

They got me at “Mr. Schwartz”.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 11:59 AM on May 6, 2012

Gym coach Darkseid alone makes it worthwhile.
posted by Rangeboy at 12:18 PM on May 6, 2012 [4 favorites]

One, that is great.

Two, tumblr sucks for comics.
posted by oddman at 12:26 PM on May 6, 2012 [3 favorites]

I saw this a while ago and it really is great. I hope more people start reading it, and also that DC gives this guy a bunch of money to turn it into a bigger project.
posted by HostBryan at 12:37 PM on May 6, 2012

So cute. This one got a laugh out of me, and on a day when grading finals has got me pretty low. Thanks!
posted by TreeRooster at 12:52 PM on May 6, 2012

DANG IT, BARRY!! (I lol'd.)

They got me at “Mr. Schwartz”.

Me too. I was friends with Julie late in his life and I like to think he would have found this charming.

I haven't made it through all the strips yet, but I hope that if they haven't already introduced Ra's al-Ghul somehow that they do it soon. That would absolutely have made Julie's day.
posted by That's Numberwang! at 1:04 PM on May 6, 2012

If this comic were a puppy I'd crush it to death with hugs and kisses.
posted by device55 at 1:21 PM on May 6, 2012

Well, I could've done w/out making Power Girl so ditzy, but then I giggled that she was reading Ponies! Ponies! Ponies!.
posted by emjaybee at 1:44 PM on May 6, 2012

Batman has a "#1 Detective" mug for cocoa. Love it!
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 3:16 PM on May 6, 2012

It's not really Peanuts-esque, but it's pretty clever.
posted by JHarris at 3:41 PM on May 6, 2012

I'm pretty relieved that it's not Peanuts-esque; although "doing X in the style of Y" can still produce some decent results in the hands of a genuinely creative artist, the metaconcept is so tired that sometimes I don't even want to click through. But this is making me laugh repeatedly, especially the one where Batman and Superman are playing at being Spider-Man.

Also, I'm pretty sure that I actually had Darkseid as a gym teacher, more than once.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:05 PM on May 6, 2012

That's great.

Whatever happened to the guy who was doing the "Little Batman" strips? I think that was on MeFi, too.
posted by Curious Artificer at 7:47 PM on May 6, 2012

It was. It was on Livejournal only, apparently, and may be gone now.
posted by Curious Artificer at 7:49 PM on May 6, 2012

Yeah these are great, but what is the legality of publishing stuff like this online? I imagine that the more widely read these become, the faster the DC people will have them taken down.
posted by hermitosis at 7:56 PM on May 6, 2012

Other minor details:

"Mr. Grant retired this summer.
What? Not Coach Ted!"

"And you know how I love the "Mad Bomber" episode."
posted by zamboni at 8:52 PM on May 6, 2012

It's not really Peanuts-esque, but it's pretty clever.

I took that from Comics Worth Reading's description: "Stewart has the Peanuts-like sensibility of a young Charles Schulz, treating his characters as though they have the neuroses of adults and the interests of children."
posted by jedicus at 8:58 PM on May 6, 2012

My love of the Adam West Batman show and The Animated Series means that bringing up the Gray Ghost is a sure-fire way to win me over. That it came up in the first strip is a good sign.
posted by ckape at 10:11 PM on May 6, 2012

I thought this had been posted on MeFi before.
If not, can I highlight
this one?

Not the funniest, but touching.
posted by Mezentian at 1:31 AM on May 7, 2012

Who's that kid in the red hooOH MY GOD
posted by BiggerJ at 3:56 AM on May 7, 2012

These are great. Thanks.
posted by .kobayashi. at 5:14 AM on May 7, 2012

Yeah, Batman always was kinda anti-social.
posted by valkyryn at 5:26 AM on May 7, 2012

Wait, who is the kid in the red hood? Is that supposed to be Robin #2?
posted by oddman at 5:40 PM on May 7, 2012

Good stuff.. a few gems in there, but I laughed at "The Green Nightlight".
posted by MattScully at 7:29 AM on May 8, 2012

Wait, who is the kid in the red hood?

We dare you to accept this challenge! Can YOU outguess Batman and Robin and NAME… THE BOY BEHIND THE RED HOOD????
posted by zamboni at 10:56 AM on May 8, 2012

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