Do cats actually do this? Never mind, rubbing salt in our wounds always seems to be a good idea.
I know I’m late posting that image because it was already in the preview, but back then Li’l Gotham #11 had just come out and I did not want to ruin my good mood by commenting on Batman Incorporated.
When I heard that Chris Burnham would be writing Batman Incorporated #11, my first thought was ‘I hope he doesn’t write the way he draws’. I regret to say, he does.
His writing is way too over the top. He’s probably trying to emulate the quirky madness and hilarious insanity of Japanese manga; unfortunately, this only works with the original.
In the case of Burnham’s story, to me, a ripped-out tongue, disfigured biker ladies and an Amazon with tiger heads as fists are just testimony to a misguided sense of humour.
If this is supposed to be some sort of comic relief for those who still bemourn Damian, it’s clearly not working for me, it rather upsets me even further.
The slightly manga-esque artwork by Jorge Lucas looks pretty cool, though, to end on a positive note.
If I’m not mistaken, this is the first reference to Damian’s death in Batman: The Dark Knight ever. The cat in the fourth panel might also be the first reference to Alfred the Cat outside of Batman Incorporated, which is fine with me, even if it is a reminder of that horrible incarnation of Damian from Batman #666. I’m maybe the only person on this planet who cannot cope with the idea of Batcow, though. It just seems too ridiculous.
Also, wise words from Alfred, as usual.
From the preview of Batman: The Dark Knight #20.
Any comments from your side?
The overtone of this panel surely is interesting. I think I can hear the fangirls squealing from here.
But seriously, it’s amazing how multi-layered the recent Li’l Gotham stories have been, and I think that this is due to the fact that Dusting Nguyen deeply cares for his characters as well as for the feelings of the fandom. I think Li’l Gotham has become way more than just a goofball chibi comic.
One might of course say that Dustin Nguyen is simply playing favourites; after all, it was him who brought Colin back from oblivion in Streets of Gotham (his backstory is summed up in Li’l Gotham #11, too, by the way), probably because he intended to give him a more prominent place in the Bat Mythos, but let me honestly tell you that a friend of Damian’s outside the Batfamily who is a ginger and has the initials C.W. seems a more natural choice to me than one with the initials C.K. No offense meant.
On top of everything, Li’l Gotham #11 has lots of witty dialogue, some really memorable quotes (my favourite is still “I was hoping it was space gold!”), two or three really terrible puns, and Fridolfs Chips. What more could we possibly wish for?!
The perfect way to use these images:
- Make a hardcopy.
- Wrap it around a brick.
- Whack a certain Scottish writer of Batcomics over the head with it.
Fortunately, we don’t actually have to resort to violence because in a manner or speaking, Dustin Nguyen has already done that for us. Instead, buy the digital comics and the print issues of Li’l Gotham as if there was no tomorrow.
By the way, I love the third image; it prevents the whole scene from getting too corny.
Li’l Gotham: the place where even the sidekicks have sidekicks.
Besides, this is going to be Colin’s first visit to the Batcave, an event that would have deserved a place in one of the main Bat-titles, but before I depart on another Things We Cannot Have Because of Morrison Rant, let’s just enjoy the fuzzy cuteness of it.
From Li’l Gotham #11.
By the way, it’s not such a popular holiday, but to all those who celebrate it: Happy Pentecost!
our second chapter comes out tomorrow! check it out here- http://www.readdcentertainment.com/Batman-Lil-Gotham-1/digital-comic/DIG002282
mother’s day is over, but our mother’s day chapter actually comes out this Sunday. so its not really a preview, but here’s a page from the mother’s day chapter that comes out this weekend. Because Teal demanded it.
and you can check here this sunday for the entire chapter, words and all that by Derek Fridolfs and myself- http://www.readdcentertainment.com/Batman-Lil-Gotham/comics-series/9360
It looks charming as always, but somehow there seems to be a really sad edge to it.