Batman: Li'l Gotham #1

Batman: Li'l Gotham #1

Writer: Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 31, 2012 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Nov 6, 2012

    At the price of a buck, this is a full-size candy bar that tastes way sweeter than DC's typical three-dollar circus peanuts. It's a must-read for anyone who has ever enjoyed superheroes, especially for those who've grown weary of the way they're so often done nowadays. Nguyen and Fridolfs have delivered 2012's finest Halloween treat -- and a pretty spectacular one for Guy Fawkes Day, Armistice Day and Election Day too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Nov 1, 2012

    Nguyen's watercolors are truly gorgeous and are packed with enough Easter Eggs to keep you scanning the page long after you've finished the story. You won't find a better use of 99 cents. Ever. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 31, 2012

    If you're a fan of Dustin Nguyen's art, buy this book. Seriously, it's only 99 cents. You'll have a dumb smile on your face the entire time you read it. This book is a fantastic showcase of Dustin Nguyen's love for the world of Batman. It's great for kids as well as adults. The only down side I saw to this issue was that it's currently only digital. I know quite a few people only want to read physical books, but if anything, this is a good "gateway drug" into digital. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 31, 2012

    This was a beautifully illustrated comic and an all around great time. Best of all, it's not going to be the last we see of this fun, lighthearted Batman & Damian. These Li'l Gotham shorts will be released every holiday from here on out so come back on November 15th to enjoy a Thanksgiving adventure! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 1, 2012

    Overall, this book is fun to look at, fun to read, and overall, a real boon to DC's digital line. I hope that these are collected eventually in print, so I can easily share them with my daughter in a few years. But for 99 cents, you can't afford not to go for it right now. Viva Nguyen! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 5, 2012

    This is the first of a series of digital comics that will be released around the holidays and this Bat-fan will be back on turkey day! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 6, 2012

    Batman Lil Gotham #1 provides not just Halloween fun but a fantastic comic that could be read all year round. Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs provide something that is easily accessible for new and long time readers. There is a great story of a father, Bruce, trying to teach his son, Damian, how to be a kid. The addition of the fun artwork that is peppered with sight gags just adds to the must read quality of this issue. If you have the DC Comics or Comixology App on your phone or tablet buy and download this issue right away. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 11, 2013

    The issue will be a treat for fans who sorely miss the pre-reboot Bat-family. In the world of Li'l Gotham, Nightwing's stripes are baby blue, Babs is Oracle once more, Catwoman is a welcome addition to the Wayne home, and Damian continues his habit of collecting stray animals the way some people collect stamps. There's even a tiny Stephanie Brown-esque Batgirl hidden in a crowd of trick-or-treaters like a Bat-flavored Where's Waldo. Considering the unrelenting bleakness of the Bat-titles in DC's current lineup, Li'l Gotham is a welcome, lighthearted reprieve, full of wit, whimsy, and color. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Oct 31, 2012

    So don't buy Li'l Gotham because you want to prove Dan Didio wrong. Buy it because DC should be encouraged to publish Dustin Nguyen's watercolors wherever and whenever they can. Because Batman should have a lighter side. And because, in the end, it's okay to have a little fun. As a good example for Damian. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 12, 2013

    Honestly, an issue full of Nguyen's miniature figures is worth the price of admission alone, but with some fun storytelling and decent jokes, it's really as good as you can hope for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Nov 3, 2012

    Li'l Gotham is a comedic run through Gotham, which is nice for a quick one dollar laugh.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 31, 2012

    "Batman: Li'l Gotham" #1 is so cute I can barely stand it, but I mean that in the most positive way possible. This is a great usage of the digital delivery medium -- a book that might not do quite as well as a print edition but for a dollar is a perfect impulse buy -- and Nguyen and Fridolfs show us that they're well suited to this particular tone and style. Will I be buying the next issue with its Thanksgiving issue? I dare you to try and stop me. With just the right mixture of humor and drama, "Batman: Li'l Gotham" #1 is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Apr 14, 2013

    These stories are a lot of fun, and I'm sure that's just as true with the physical copy as it is with the digital ones. If you've been looking to spend some time in Gotham City that isn't all grim and dour, then 'Lil Gotham just might be for you. Read Full Review

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