As always, the water colors by Nguyen are perfect and the comic relies on their cutesy nature pretty heavily. I imagine it's only a matter of time now before we start seeing a lot of Li'l Gotham merchandising pop up everywhere. An ongoing print series is what I would most like to see, but this is great for now. I especially liked how Mr. Freeze was drawn here, it was highly reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series and you really can't complain about that. It's a great design that lends itself well to the style used here. There's even a reference to the snow globe from the now famous Heart of Ice episode. Read Full Review
In the Lunar New Year chapter, we get more of Nguyen and Fridolf's pitch perfect Damian Wayne. The Robin of Li'l Gotham is a study in contradictions (as he should be) -- he's a young boy with a crass sense of humor (heh -- butt-ler), insecure in his father's affections, but eager to fill in his big Bat-shoes all the same. Basically, the Damian of Li'l Gotham is the Damian we know and miss. It's nice to have him back, at least for a little while. Read Full Review
Li'l Gotham doesn't need to be anything more than sweet and amusing, but it has every capability to be those things and smart at the same time. Unfortunately, if this issue is any indication, subsisting on its own ideas without the holiday gloss is not a promising move for the series. Read Full Review
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