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Dustin Nguyen's LI'L GOTHAM Launches Just In Time For Halloween

Get a look at the digital-first series created by Dustin Nguyen and co-written by Derek Fridolfs before it is made available tomorrow.

If you've ever stopped by Dustin Nguyen's table at a comic book convention then it's likely you've seen Dustin's sketches of his Li'l Gotham characters. Dustin is known for his stylized versions of Gotham's most prominent characters, where he takes traditional characters like Batman and the Joker and turns them into tiny, baby versions. Often the characters are illustrated in pencil and colored using traditional watercolors -- the result of which are really beautiful. For those of you that haven't had a chance to see Dustin's Li'l Gotham version of classic DC characters, you're in luck; Dustin and co-writer Derek Fridolfs are taking the characters mainstream in their very own LI'L GOTHAM digital first series. According to Nguyen, this is something he has wanted to do for quite a long time.

“This has been a passion project of mine for some time now, and for anyone that’s followed my work, I’m sure it’s more of an ‘its about time!’ explained Dustin Nguyen. “The look and style is a slight departure from my usual (think the exact opposite of serious), but the idea has always been the same—to take our favorite existing Gotham characters, place them in fun scenarios without having to be tied to just one continuity or look and feel. It’s basically a Batman book for fans, by two huge fans.”

The digital series will be "set against major holidays" including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years; and the first issue will be available tomorrow, October 31st, just in time for Halloween. So if you're looking for a series that is all-ages friendly, you may want to give this a look. Not only are Nguyen's LI'L GOTHAM absolutely adorable, but with Fridolfs on the series as a co-writer, you can likely expect them to be really entertaining. What do you think of the idea behind LI'L GOTHAM? Is this something you will want to download on DC's digital site tomorrow? Let us know in the comments below.

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Posted by new_onslaught

Nguyen's baby versions are great. I guess it will be something like Tiny Titans and Superman family adventures. Hope this comes in print at some point like the rest of the digital-first series. Any word on that?

Edited by ahgunsillyo

This is very exciting. I'm glad they finally got this off the ground. We could always use more fun, funny all-ages comics.

Also, that gap-toothed Bane makes me smile. Like a cartoon baby whale.

Posted by Psycho_Soldier

yay, Cass & Steph

Posted by GR2Blackout

Looks awesome.

Posted by cosmo111687

YES! YES! YUSSSS!!!

Posted by The_Soverighn

sock it a-babies vs x-babies

Posted by kagato

Picking this up, definetly prefer this style to the A/X Babies thing, the art in this is gorgeous!

Posted by Mbecks14

SO EXCITED!

Posted by longbowhunter

Oh nice. I love his li'l Gotham big headed guys.

Posted by longbowhunter

Anyone else notice Klarion and his cat sneaking around up there?

Posted by Ironhawk22

CASSANDRA CAIN! STEPHANIE BROWN! DUSTIN NGUYEN!!!!!! TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!!!

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

OH MY GOD YES HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD ABOUT THIS BEFORE?

Please tell me this will be available in print later. PLEASE.

Posted by GamerGeek360

Dustin Nguyen is my favorite artist so I'm definitely picking this up!

Posted by RedOwl_1

@Mbecks14 said:

SO EXCITED!

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@The_Soverighn said:

sock it a-babies vs x-babies

Posted by Twentyfive

Cool.

Posted by Roxasnelson14

awesome and its free thump up for me

Posted by Wowlock

Now this is how the Bat-family suppose to be ! Cass , Steph , Tim as REAL ROBIN and now ''he was never a robin ! '' stuff..

Bruce looks like a bit of a midget with his aged features but still I will have it !

Posted by BatWatch
Posted by cosmo111687

@longbowhunter: Where, where, where???

Posted by longbowhunter

@cosmo111687: Between Stephanie and Dick.

Posted by sethysquare

:(((((((((( stephanie brown. that mantle stealing thief. go get yiur own identity, stop stealing babs identity.

Posted by sethysquare

just dump that horrible stephanie brown. She is as useless as a fish outta water. joker should break her leg. No wait, that'll give her too much attention. Lets hope she gets killed by an accident and dies so no one remembers.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Any chance we'll be able to see it in hard copy print at all? Still, like this idea a lot even if it won't be!

Posted by Cavemold

sweet and comixlogy will have it

Posted by Lvenger

@sethysquare said:

just dump that horrible stephanie brown. She is as useless as a fish outta water. joker should break her leg. No wait, that'll give her too much attention. Lets hope she gets killed by an accident and dies so no one remembers.

I'm surprised a horde of Stephanie Brown fans haven't descended on you yet :P

Posted by nappystr8

This sounds like a really cool project. From the Comic Vine art picks it's clear that Dustin has a real passion for these little guys. These don't quite excite me in the way Skottie Young's Marvel babies have, and I'm generally turned off by any digital first comic series, so I will probably be skipping this. But I hope this series a lot of luck.

Posted by Michiel76

Why is that robin in the top right corner farting a yellow balloon?
:-D

Posted by BatWatch
Posted by sethysquare

@Lvenger said:

@sethysquare said:

just dump that horrible stephanie brown. She is as useless as a fish outta water. joker should break her leg. No wait, that'll give her too much attention. Lets hope she gets killed by an accident and dies so no one remembers.

I'm surprised a horde of Stephanie Brown fans haven't descended on you yet :P

lol judging from her sales she probably didnt have much fans. even if she did they probably just pirated those comics. so theres no incentive for dc to bring her back.