The Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man

9/5/2006 1:50 PM PDT
The word adorable is not exactly first to mind when you think of Marvel Comic's Wolverine or The Incredible Hulk. Marvel could now change that perception as our favorite superheroes could be getting the kiddie treatment.

At the 2006 Licensing Show, JimHillMedia.com snapped some pics of what can only be described as a disturbing trend to "infantize" current properties that probably shouldn't be (the "Bratz Babyz: The Movie" comes to mind). The show revealed the so-called "Marvel Babies" and soon comic icons could be donning diapers instead of tights.

Our concern is this: How will these toddlers interact with the rest of the world? Will they be saving the world like their adult counterparts? Or will these comics feature storylines at a pre-school overrun by evil where only a pint-sized Spider-Man can bring peace to the monkey bars?

God help the babysitter who gets stuck with these "super" kids.