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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.

The series started in April 2008 and ended in 2012 on its 50th issue. The creative team went on to do Superman Family Adventures after a month gap (after it was alluded to in issue 50), as well as a line of similar series based around Dark Horse Comics properties.

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 also had a cameo in the 2019 animated film Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans. The climax of the 2024 DC Graphic Novels for Kids book Teen Titans Go! To the Library!, made by the Tiny Titans creative team, is set in their universe.

Similar to Marvel series Mini Marvels.

Aw yeah, Trope Examples!:

  • 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.
  • Babysitting Episode: Several issues centered around one or more of the Titans babysits the toddler-aged heroes. One had Supergirl babysit pretty much every toddler Titan introduced up to that point; it ended with the treehouse getting flooded with magically-summoned animals and her officially retiring from babysitting.
  • Bittersweet Ending: A more lighthearted example happens at the end of Return to the Treehouse: the Tiny Titans manage to get their treehouse back from the Braniacs and are allowed to keep the substitute treehouses they've collected, but get detention for using Boom Tubes during class — and Darkseid's the one overseeing it.
  • 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 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...
  • 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 sport sharp top teeth, but are still cute nonetheless.
  • Cute Mute: Kid Devil, Jericho and Cassandra Cain.
  • Eye Am Watching You: When Robin figures out that Mrs Grundy is married to supervillain 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!
  • 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.
  • The Mentor: Some of the later issues saw Ambush Bug show up and act as one to Cyborg, teaching him how to handle his "continuity".
  • Mirror Universe: Discussed and subverted in one issue. Talon (who in the main DC comics actually hails from a mirror universe) summons a bunch of Titans from an alternate universe and insists that they should be evil due to this trope. However, they turn out to be nigh-identical to the main universe Titans; the only "evil" thing about them is their costume colors (as they come from a universe where green and purple are considered heroic colors rather than villainous ones).
  • 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 (2010) 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.