I told my daughter (who is 3) last night I'd get her a new comic book but there isn't much out there for her age. I've picked up Scooby Doo before and she liked it and we've bought Tinker Bell graphic novels and got Strawberry Shortcake during FCBD this year. I want to get something new but not over her head. Is Batman Li'l Gotham a good choice or is there another book that would be better?
Did a quick search on it, and Comixology said it was 9+
I've never read the series myself but the artwork looks nice, it might just be the reading level or certain content.
You might want to have someone whose actually read the series give you an opinion though :)
all ages but I wouldn't say designed for a 3-year old. So it wouldn't be inappropriate or anything but the art isn't as bold or eye catching.
Comic book tie-ins to the cartoons usually go over well. So if you can find a Batman: Brave and the Bold or something. Not even sure what's on anymore, but usually there's a corresponding all ages comic to go with it.
And then if it doesn't have to be superheroes, you can always do Archie or Sonic or the Disney character comics. Or the Owly books, which was what we always suggested for kids trying to learn to read.
EDIT: Peeps are saying it's rated 9+, not all ages.
It's rated 9+. I think it's because of the reading level. You should read some issues and decide if its appropriate or not for your daughter because everyone has different views on what's appropriate or inappropriate.
That would be the limiting factor, the series is fairly verbose. However, if the OP were looking to expose their daughter to a higher reading level, Lil' Gotham isn't a bad choice. Gore-free action, an entertaining younger cast (Colin, finally!), and best of all it's free of any New-52 retcons.
Li'l Gotham is totally awesome, you should, if nothing else, buy it for yourself :). Personally, I'd say that image-wise it's fine. The art is very good, with a slightly childish bent, and there's always a lot to look at. There's often self-contained funny situations that only last one or two panels (for example, Damian being unable to lick a frozen ice-cream waffle, with predictable results). Overall though, I think the plot might be a tad too advanced for a 3-year-old (disclaimer: I don't know any 3-yo kids!). The writing isn't really dumbed down, it's just clean and funny. I'd say a 5-yo should easily be able to enjoy it with some help. But try it out! The images alone, plus the funny situations is worth it all IMO.