- Posted by Johanna on May 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
I’m trying to figure out how Yale Stewart gets the idea of a Justice League in kindergarten so right with Little League when DC’s tried for years to do kid superheroes and it’s always fallen flat.
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. I adore the way their backpacks look over their costumes. I also like the way the strips are faux-aged, as though clipped from a newspaper weeks ago.
Little Bruce is broody, J’Onn is a foreign exchange student, Hal is loud and blustery, Barry is hyperactive, Karen is starry-eyed, and Clark … well, he’s just right, too. (And that’s the hardest to get right, making him brave and upstanding without being boring or goody-goody.) Of course, their teacher is Mr. Schwartz. Favorite storyline so far: Bruce thinks Diana has cooties ’cause she’s a girl. Although the punchline of this strip really struck me funny.
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