Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime written by Derek Fridolfs and illustrated by Dustin Nguyen is a retelling of classic fairytales like Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland and more using Batman characters!
Featuring four distinct stories including Damian Wayne, Alfred and Batman, Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen bring together the DC Universe with classic fairytales.
Once upon a crime…
Damian Wayne dreams of becoming a real boy wonder–as long as he can avoid telling lies and making his nose grow.
Batman’s butler takes an unexpected trip through the looking glass and finds himself in a topsy-turvy world, for Alfred’s in Wonderland!
Gotham City Police Department detectives interrogate Gotham’s most dangerous criminals looking for the princess who stole the pea.
And in our final tale, Batman meets a snow queen who leads him on a dangerous quest.
The creative team behind LI’L GOTHAM returns to their Bat-roots, this time with a fairy-tale flair!
Illustrated by Dustin Nguyen is a New York Times best-selling and Eisner Award-winning American comics creator best known for his work on Image Comics’ Descender and Ascender, DC Comics’ BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM, Scholastic’s DC Comics: Secret Hero Society and many other things Gotham-related.
Written by Derek Fridolfs has been Eisner Award-nominated for co-writing BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM and is the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of the DC Comics: Secret Hero Society series. In addition, he’s also written and provided art for titles including TEEN TITANS GO!, SCOOBY-DOO, LOONEY TUNES, Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
This graphic novel is like no other one I have ever read! Sure, it has some of our favorite Batman characters but this time they are mixed into some very famous fairy tales! My favorite was definitely Alfred taking a sip of tea and ending up in Wonderland! There was even a crazy cat….Catwoman! This is a fun title that really keeps the reader on their toes. It is also longer than a lot of graphic novels I am used to because there were several stories included…each one following a different fairy tale. Big Sis is 11 and reads a lot of graphic novels and she thoroughly enjoyed this one. She also felt girls might enjoy this one as well since it is not your typical bad guy/good guy story line.
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