BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM is a digital book available on Comixology app/website for the price of 99 cents. This is not available in print form currently. However, many of the digital DC books eventually make it into a printed collection.
This book is made to fit your tablet or phone. You won't have to jumble around, rotating the screen to get it to fully use the screen. This book uses the space incredibly well. Now, because of the fact it's a digital book and it's a bit cheaper, you're obviously getting a bit less than a traditional comic book. You get roughly half as much; however, the story fits into this smaller format very well. Think of this book more of a comic strip than an actual comic book, and you'll enjoy it a whole lot more.
How long have fans been waiting for this? Ever since we first saw Dustin Nguyen draw the characters of Gotham in his "Li'l" style, fans have been clamoring for this book, and it's finally here. LI'L GOTHAM does not disappoint.
This book works well for kids as well as for adults. We get some great messages for kids about being nice to one another, and we get some little quips that are pretty darn funny, from an adult perspective. It's a book you and your child/niece/nephew/grandchild/brother/sister/etc can enjoy together. Some of the words within this issue may be a little beyond a young reader's grasp though. Keep that in mind. Writers Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs do a fantastic job here.
It's Dustin Nguyen's pet project. There's a lot of love here, when it comes to the art, and it shows. Artwise, this may be my favorite work he's done on a Batman book. It ranks right up there with STREETS OF GOTHAM and Heart of Hush. This is one colorful book which only adds to the feeling of fun. This is a great showcase of Dustin Nguyen having a great time with art.
If you don't have a phone or a tablet capable of using the Comixology app, you're stuck reading it on the computer. To me, it loses a bit of its fun on the computer. There's just something a bit more satisfying about reading a comic on your phone or tablet.
If you're a fan of Dustin Nguyen's art, buy this book. Seriously, it's only 99 cents. You'll have a dumb smile on your face the entire time you read it. This book is a fantastic showcase of Dustin Nguyen's love for the world of Batman. It's great for kids as well as adults. The only down side I saw to this issue was that it's currently only digital. I know quite a few people only want to read physical books, but if anything, this is a good "gateway drug" into digital.
Overall, I highly recommend this issue.