Little League
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) 30 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

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

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