Batman: Li’l Gotham #3

coverDec 2012 | DC Comics

Writing: Derek Fridolfs | Dustin Nguyen
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Art: Dustin Nguyen
Cover: Dustin Nguyen

It’s Christmas time in Gotham and the children’s choir was a no show at the tree lighting.

Of course, it would be Mr. Freeze. He looked really creepy with his glowing red eyes the way he was coloured. They were very soul poisoning despite him otherwise being drawn cutely. It really messed me up a bit.

So, this book happened to catch me in just right mood to poison me with it’s fuzzy heartwarming tale to cause my eyes to tear up a bit at the end. I think the cause was an overdose on the warm fuzzies. I also happen to like Mr. Freeze a lot and have always empathized a lot with his situation. Seeing him smile nearly did me in.

On another note, it was nice to get a break from Damian and get Nightwing in on things.  So, yeah. I’m still liking this book a lot.

Batman: Li’l Gotham #2

CoverOct 2012 | DC Comics

Writing: Derek Fridolfs | Dustin Nguyen
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Art: Dustin Nguyen
Cover: Dustin Nguyen

Penguin crashes the Thanksgiving Day Parade with a march of the Turkeys.

I should have known that this would be what it was. Oh, Penguin. It was amusing, he looks silly-cute as a pilgrim and the fact he had turkeys with him, aside from his usual penguins, made me nearly giggle. Seeing the penguins in the cell made me smile, particularly the one with the harmonica, and it was sweet they had a Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the other inmates. We had Babs as Oracle and a Cassandra Cain cameo. Happiness! Oh, and many lols go to the chubby Batman & Robin parade balloons – nice touch!

I liked this issue more than the previous; it had more conflict and seemed much longer. It felt like more like a real comic and less like a children’s one. This improvement leaves me anxious for more.

Batman: Li’l Gotham #1

CoverOct 2012 | DC Comics

Writing: Derek Fridolfs | Dustin Nguyen
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Art: Dustin Nguyen
Cover: Dustin Nguyen

It’s Halloween and Batman teaches a clueless Robin about the Holiday.

I didn’t expect the art style to be so gorgeous! I thought it would be more traditional cartoony or otherwise child like.  I don’t know why, but for whatever strange reason I did. It’s good. Really good.

This first digital issue had a cute story, but a rather very simplistic and very, very short one. Robin, somehow never knew anything about Halloween and goes through some of the things you expect, like attacking costumed kids, but stealing candy and the vandalism surprised me. He is a kid and they are generally pretty stupid in most media, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.

I really don’t have much to say about this comic besides it being cute overall. It’s a nice break from the usual stuff I read and I liked it enough to try another issue.

Thundercats Sourebook

Image and video hosting by TinyPicJan 2003 | Wildstorm

Art: Ed McGuiness | Jason Martin | Dave Stewart | Dustin Nguyen | Joyce Chin | Carrie Strachan | JJ Kirby | Carlos D’Anda | Alex Sinclair | Joaquim Dos Santos | Humberto Ramos | Ashley Wood | Kaare Andrews | Socar Myles | Jason Pearson | Dan Norton | Tony Avina | Ale Garza | Richard Friend | Chris Walker | Joe Phillips | Dario Brizuela | Jim Lee | Randy Mayor | Long Vo | Charles Park | Uden’s Sako
Text: Ford Lytle Gilmore
Cover: Arthur Adams | Carrie Strachan

This nice little book is a collection of brief bios of the several characters, vehicles, and items making up the Thundercats universe. They serve as a nice refresher to the universe and provide enough information to get those new to series up to speed. Each subject is accompanied by beautiful art by varying artists also making this a nice artbook.

The subjects appearing in this book are as follows:

  • Thundercats (as a group)
  • Tygra
  • Mandora
  • Lunatacs
  • Hachiman
  • Lion-O
  • Mumm-Ra
  • Grune
  • Thunderkittens & Snarf
  • Bengali, Lynx-O & Pumyra
  • Thundertank & Fist Pounder
  • Panthro & Cheetara
  • Ratar-O
  • Mutants & Castle Plundar
  • Lion-O vs Mumm-Ra (Sword of Omens & Sword of Plundarr)
  • Berserkers

This is really just another piece of collector’s swag for any Thundercats fan and hard to recommend as a purchase. It ended up in my collection only as I had everything Thundercats on my pull list at my LCS.

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