As the Teen Titans were to the Justice League, so the Tiny Titans are to them. A whole bunch of sidekicks and child characters in the DCU attend Sidekick City Elementary and get up to all kinds of hijinks - and hilarity absolutely does ensue. If you can read through an issue without being at least a little bit touched, you're a cold-hearted bastard.
The series started in April, 2008 and ended in 2012 on its 50th issue. The same team are now working on a comic called Superman Family Adventures after a month gap. which includes a grown up Superboy and Supergirl alongside Superman. According to most of the fans, it was the only current ongoing Teen Titans comic that is actually good. As you can guess by this, it has picked up an obscenely large Periphery Demographic.
After a year's absence, Tiny Titans returned in 2014 right where it left off for a 6-issue limited series, Back to the Treehouse. The Tiny Titans had a cameo in the 2019 animated film Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans.
Similar to Marvel series Mini Marvels.
This series contains examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Duela (The Joker's daughter) towards Robin
- Accidental Misnaming: Robin, Brainiac and Psimon get this a lot.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: All the villains are much more likeable than their original versions. Justified, given the target audience.
- Affably Evil: Trigon. He's constantly seen swooning over his daughter, gushing over how adorable Kid Devil is, and just acting like a giant kid. When he's asking Raven to wear her bow, Raven comments that he's making a big deal of it, and that "it's not the end of the world". This shocks Trigon for a moment, before he replies "Well not yet".
- All Crushes Go Unrequited: But DAMN does Beast Boy try with Terra. It all pays off in the last issue.
- Bumbling Dad: Trigon towards Raven
- Butt-Monkey: The bulk of bad things seem to happen to Robin. He also get little to no respect from his friends.
- Catchphrase: AW YEAH, TITANS!
- Celebrity Paradox: Psimon wants a cool lightning bolt T-shirt like the Shazam! kids have. Unable to conjure one no matter how much he yells "shazam", he buys one...at the comic book store.
- Continuity Nod: By issue thirty, Wayne Manor still has penguins and bunnies that were released earlier in the series. This manages to get the bats to leave...
- Also, whenever Robin decides to go Nightwing, everyone references the previous times. He's even carried over wearing the costume from one issue to another.
- Babysitting Crisis of Infinite toddlers (doubles as Continuity Nod and Shout Out!) In which all the people who have babysitted in a previous issue come to the treehouse with the people they babysat so that Supergirl can babysit them all at once.
- Creepy Good: Cassandra Cain is a good guy, but her silence, creepy costume, and weirdness freaks out Barbara.
- Crossover: With Little Archie. Best crossover ever. Well, second best.
- Cute Little Fangs: Beast Boy, Kid Devil, and Damian Wayne all sports sharp top teeth, but still cute nonetheless.
- Cute Mute: Kid Devil, Jericho and Cassandra Cain.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Seems to be why Wayne Manor can't get rid of them.
- Eye Am Watching You: When Robin figures out that Mrs Grundy is married to supervillian Solomon Grundy, Solomon acts innocent. On his way out of the classroom, he angrily makes this gesture at Robin.
- The Glomp: Miss Martian towards Beast Boy when he's in dog form.
- BEE! BEE!
- Hilarity Ensues: Basically every issue. Good examples being:
- Beast Boy, Robin and Aqualad play in the Bat Cave. (Let's just say it ended with penguins, jetpacks and rolling giant pennies.)
- Basically every Pet Club Meeting.
- Lighter and Softer: It's Teen Titans for kids too young to appreciate the Teen Titans, of course it's going to be Lighter and Softer.
- And then there's Lobo as a Phys. Ed. teacher.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Multiple characters are introduced every issue. (Not literally.) Many of these have only a few appearances too, some never being seen again.
- Mythology Gag: A lot of them.
- Precocious Crush: Most of the Titans have a crush on an adult superhero, most notably Terra on Superman (which Beast Boy tries to exploit by dressing up like the man of steel)
- Punny Name: Jason Toddler, one of the other Robins that occasionally appear.
- San Dimas Time: When the Legion of Super-Heroes comes to the present in order to pick up Brainiac 5 (citing some crisis in the future) they're in a hurry. Brainiac then points out that they don't have to actually do anything for 1000 years.
- Shout-Out: Among those to other DC comics, Starfire has Kid Flash do her hair up like Marge Simpson.
- Blue Beetle's parents are... The Beatles
- The cover of issue #43 is this line's version of the Young Justice promo poster (except with Speedy in Artemis' place and, obviously, the Aqualad being Garth instead of Kaldur).
- The first rule of Pet Club is very similar to Fight Club's.
- The portrayal of Batman and the Bat-Family in general takes several cues from the 60's TV series.
- The cover of issue #29 is a reference to the famous cover of issue #8 of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
- Show Within a Show: Inverted. This comic series is used as a cartoon for other comic series.
- Spin the Earth Backwards: Parodied affectionately in issue #6 when the Titans ask Supergirl to reverse time by flying around the Earth backwards in order to not get grounded (long story).Supergirl: "Oh! Fly around the Earth backwards and reverse time? No problem!"
- Spinoff Babies: This for the Teen Titans.
- The Voiceless: Kid Devil. Beyond sneezing he has never uttered a single word in any issue (plus many others, most notably Wildebeest)
- Villains Out Shopping: Principal Slade and Trigon taking their kids to basketball match.