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Are You Ready For Lil' Gotham By Dustin Nguyen?

As if you didn't already have a reason to buy the Batman and Detective Comics annuals.

Boy, DC Comics and Dustin Nguyen really are in a giving mood lately.  First we got to see the really cool cover art to the DC Holiday Special 2009.  Now we get a peak at "Lil' Gotham."  
 
Where can you find Lil' Gotham?  DC will be releasing Batman Annual #27 on October 7 and Detective Comics Annual #11 on October 14.  Both of these annuals will feature stories on the new Azrael and his developing role in the Bat-universe.  They both will also contain two-page shorts on Lil' Gotham by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs.  What it comes down to is cute little versions of your favorite Bat-characters.  Need I say more?
 
Batman Annual #27 will have the story "Off Rogue Racing" and Detective Comics Annual #11 will have a story called "Question & Answer."  Here's some art to see what you can look forward to.


What do you think?  Do you want to see more of this?
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Posted by Omega King

This looks awesome

Posted by warlock360

lol @ Chibi comics

Posted by G-Man

Dustin also did prints like this with Batman villains and another with Marvel characters.  He's so cool, he gave both Babs and I a copy.

Posted by sora_thekey

This is cool! I think I'm gonna get the annuals just for this!!!

Posted by xerox_kitty

Cute cute cute... not quite as cute as Tiny Titans, or so very VERY beautiful!!

Posted by burr787

That is so cute. :3 But one thing that I don't get is that we get the new Question, Batwoman, and the newly formed Sirens. Yet Nightwing, Drake Robin, and Babs Batgirl are there. Come on, do something new and original. Have a Damian chibi punching new inmates, while Red Robin and Batgirl drop Clay face because they're to busy arguing, and have new Batman wheel the oracle through the asylum while they have cartoon hearts in between them.

Posted by Grapist

amazing
Posted by DennyColt

Outstanding news.

Posted by G-Man
@burr787 said:
" That is so cute. :3 But one thing that I don't get is that we get the new Question, Batwoman, and the newly formed Sirens. Yet Nightwing, Drake Robin, and Babs Batgirl are there. Come on, do something new and original. Have a Damian chibi punching new inmates, while Red Robin and Batgirl drop Clay face because they're to busy arguing, and have new Batman wheel the oracle through the asylum while they have cartoon hearts in between them. "
I think it's just a matter of not worrying about little details (no pun intended) and just enjoy it for what it is.  Like in Mini Marvels, we had stories about Civil War but you also have Clint as Hawkeye, Eddie as Venom and Gwen Stacy is still alive.  We can just pretend we're looking at some funky kid-ified universe.
Posted by NightFang

The art looks good so i'll give it a shoot.

Edited by Grendel

This was the pic he did awhile ago.
 


 
 
 
 
 He missed Firefly (And a few others). Looks like he's going to more than make up for it.
Posted by Grendel

Here's a Marvel version:
 

Posted by ulrich200

CUTE!

Posted by Bruce Vain

HECK YEAH I'M READY !!  
 
I freaking love Nguyen's art whenever he does Lil' Gotham. Got anymore sneak peak image panels?
Posted by pixelized

I like it.

Posted by Warlock0of0oz

Minis...... Rock
Posted by G-Man
@Grendel: YES! Those are the ones he gave us.
Posted by TheBug

Oh yes, me day has been made! Dustin is just too talented. Love his watercolor stuff, its really lovely.
Posted by mattydeNero

I would figure true-blue Bats fans would be all, "Ugh!  What's cute about the Batman Universe?!"
Posted by Obsurity

Can't wait to get my hands on those issues
Posted by ryanwh

They should do a muppet babies crossover.

Posted by Decept-O

Aww. its all so cute I'm going in a diabetic coma.  Blasted, much as I want to not like this, I can't help but smile at it all.   
 His work is so frikkin' cool no matter what he does.  I really like his work.  Blast it!
Posted by Bruce Vain
@Grendel said:
"Here's a Marvel version:
 

 
"

I'm surprised he didn't include Black Panther or any Marvel girl in this.
Posted by Mbecks14
@TheBug said:
" Oh yes, me day has been made! Dustin is just too talented. Love his watercolor stuff, its really lovely. "
agreed!!
Posted by TheBug

So many icon possibilities.
Posted by spiderpigbart
@Grendel said:
"
This was the pic he did awhile ago.
 
     He missed Firefly (And a few others). Looks like he's going to more than make up for it. "
Alfred looks like Mr. Peanut.
Posted by FoxxFireArt

This looks pretty cool. I like the touch. It's sort of a Batman chibi adventures.

Posted by dc-kid21

yay

Posted by crazed_h3ro

cool, picking this up when it comes out...love the art for both Batman and marvel 
Posted by AngelFrost

Awwwww!

Posted by ARMIV

I dig the look!

Posted by Media_Master

his art is great

Posted by CellphoneGirl
@Bruce Vain said:
" @Grendel said:
"Here's a Marvel version:
 

"
I'm surprised he didn't include Black Panther or any Marvel girl in this. "
Sexist!! :P
Posted by Bruce Vain
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
" @Bruce Vain said:
" @Grendel said:
"Here's a Marvel version:
 

 
"
I'm surprised he didn't include Black Panther or any Marvel girl in this. "
Sexist!! :P "

I know right? Such a pig !! :)
Edited by DennyColt
@Bruce Vain said:
" @xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
" @Bruce Vain said:
" @Grendel said:
"Here's a Marvel version:
 

"
I'm surprised he didn't include Black Panther or any Marvel girl in this. "
Sexist!! :P "
I know right? Such a pig !! :) "

Nah guys, Invisible Woman is there. She's just invisible.
Posted by Fleonix
@DennyColt:  Oh Oh Oh I think I see her in the Top Right Corners =P
Posted by Bruce Vain
@DennyColt:
HA HA HA HA
Posted by spectaculous
@Grendel:
who's the little girl on clayface?
Edited by DennyColt
@spectaculous:
 Annie, from TNBA. She was a scout Clayface made, when she got too far, she m anifested her own personality and forgot about being part of Clayface. Tim falls for her, things happen, they find out, she gets reabsorbed into Clayface, Batman and Robin defeat Clayface, and Tim gets all sad. Good episode. A lot better than my crappy summary.
 
Season 1 of TNBA -  Episode 8: Growing Pains
Posted by Pheeke

why are there no girls in the marvel one?
Posted by Grendel
@Pheeke:  I think during the comic con interview he mentioned he was making a separate one just for the Marvel females.
Posted by hero vs. villian

That is AWESOME!
Posted by Pheeke
@Grendel:
oh ok than ist good ^^
Posted by TheMess1428

This all looks awesome! Reminds me of Tiny Titans!
Posted by UnsolvedParadox

These are fantastic! I'd love to buy them as prints (especially a Firefly one).