What was the comic where DC superheroes appeared as babies?
June 19, 2007 5:06 AM   Subscribe

I remember reading as a young kid - in about 1985/6 - a comic book starring the cast of the Justice League of America as babies or toddlers. I'm not sure of the specifics, like if it was actually the JLA, but it definitely had cute little baby versions of all the favourite DC staples: Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and the Flash. Does anyone else remember this? Am I imagining the whole thing? What was it called and where can I find a copy?

I don't recall much more, but I'm fairly sure that they were alternate baby versions of themselves, not shrunk by a baby ray or anything. That is, the plot didn't make them babies, they just were. They also weren't 'younger' versions of themselves, just 'baby' versions. I realise that distinction might not be clear, but I think you'd know what I mean if you'd seen it.

Please help me track down this tiny piece of my childhood. This is my first Ask Metafilter question, so I wanted it to be important.
posted by joshnunn to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Super Juniors Holiday Special from 1985. There were also apparently figurines from 1978, if this eBay auction is accurate, and a Spanish version.
posted by mediareport at 5:15 AM on June 19, 2007

Best answer: A comment on this page also claims the Super Juniors were an ongoing comic series in Europe:

Then there are characters like the Super Jrs (kind of like a Muppet Babies version of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman only it actually pre-dates Muppet Babies) which are so obscure I can’t even find a reference to them online, but I know from European friends that this was a popular DC-licensed series in the ’70s (or at least popular enough to get their attention).
posted by mediareport at 5:25 AM on June 19, 2007

Sounds like this has been answered, but don't forget Marvel Mites!
posted by GaelFC at 5:46 AM on June 19, 2007

And the X-Babies!
posted by mkultra at 8:16 AM on June 19, 2007

Wow.. I need to find this as well - looks way too cute :-)
posted by niteHawk at 8:40 AM on June 19, 2007

And don't forget Jill Thompson's The Little Endless Story book - a rather cute spin-off of Neil Gaiman's Sandman.
posted by minifig at 9:33 AM on June 19, 2007

Response by poster: Thank you everyone, it was indeed the Super Juniors Holiday Special. Clicking that link was like going back in time! Man I wish I'd kept that comic.

Nice one mediareport, thanks everyone. Say mediareport, had you seen it before or did you search for it?
posted by joshnunn at 2:15 PM on June 19, 2007

I'd heard of it before (work with one of the biggest comics geeks in town), so figured it existed and could be found. I just started searching for "baby wonder woman"+"baby superman" and pulled up that comment at Comics Should Be Good. Once I had "super juniors" it was easy.

Surprised there's not more about them online, though.
posted by mediareport at 10:03 PM on June 19, 2007

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