And so it ends. It ends not exclusively with great sadness but on a happy note, and on an occasion quite fitting for the normally holiday themed series. This issue marks the end of Li’l Gotham and while I’m really bummed to see it go; I hold hope that it may one day return. If not, The stories we have now will live on for years to come regardless. What this series accomplished is nothing short of amazing, an all ages book with a timeless tone, and whisks of nostalgia, fun, creativity, and lessons to be cherished for many years. In an era of ever seemingly increasing violence and a lack of good old fashioned comics for kids this book defied the norm and held it’s ground in a league all of it’s own.
It’s Halloween! and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than to review the wonderful combination of the spirit of this great holiday and one of my favorite characters: The Batman. It’s been a little while since i wrote one of these up but I thought this was the best occasion to finally release my thoughts on these two issues.
Some of my favorite Batman stories have come out of the head of a Mr. Paul Dini, from The Animated Series to his run Detective, I’ve enjoyed a ton of Paul Dini’s work and any throw back to those awesome stories is a welcome rush of nostalgia. And so here we are again for the first time this month we have our new installment of Li’l Gotham and yes, it continues to be wonderfully nostalgic.
What happens when Batman is out of town? Absolute shenanigans is the answer. It’s nearly the end of summer, and so we close it by getting yet another neat chapter of Li’l Gotham.
We’re coming close to October, meaning that we are only a short while away from one full year of this title. Between this, the recently added digital titles and the impending stories in the main continuity; there is enough content here to satisfy any fan. Question is – what’s worth your time and money? – well, lets start with this title for the time being.
Ok, let me just start by saying that I absolutely love this cover, any homage to the classic Batman #9 cover is a very welcome piece for me. SDCC is coming to a close today, and this book marks a great way to send off the con visitors and remind us In a simple child like manner; why it is we love the characters we do. In a way this is an homage to fandom and also to the various interpretations of heroes out there. In the end we have a great little story here that continues to be a breath of fresh air from the swarm of serious monthlies we are accustomed to.
The fourth of July themed issue of Li’l Gotham is here. This makes 14 issues into this series and I personally could not be more satisfied with the bunch we have out now. I’ve sung my praise for this book quite a bit in the past but it is all well deserved. The 4th may have come and gone but this does not dimmer the brightness of the firework’s this issue has to offer.