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Batman tales : once upon a crime / written by Derek Fridolfs ; painted by Dustin Nguyen ; lettered by Steve Wands.

Fridolfs, Derek, (writer.). Nguyen, Dustin, (illustrator.). Wands, Steve, (letterer.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G FRI (Text) 33500013214879 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J G FRI (Text) 33500013214887 New Checked out 05/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781401283407
  • ISBN: 1401283403
  • Physical Description: 191 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger"
Formatted Contents Note:
Waynocchio -- The princess & the pea -- Alfred in Wonderland -- The Snow Queen.
Summary, etc.:
Collection of short stories with a classic fairy-tale twist set in Batman's Gotham City.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 DC Comics.
Grades 4-6 DC Comics.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    This finds popular characters from Gotham living out a set of fractured fairy tales: Damian Wayne dreams of being a Pinnochio-like puppet; the Gotham PD investigates the theft of a diamond in a Princess and the Pea–themed story; butler Alfred takes the place of Alice in Wonderland; and Batman becomes enchanted by the Snow Queen. The first three tales feel noisy and energetic, full of puns and funny situations, with Batman's allies and foes taking the place of the traditional characters and adding their own quirkiness. "The Snow Queen" reads more like a quiet picture book, with full-page illustrations and lyrical captions. Those familiar with the team of Fridolfs and Nguyen from the Li'l Gotham series will be familiar with the sketch-like, watercolor artwork, which is particularly stunning in "The Snow Queen." Familiarity with the Batman canon is helpful, since some lesser-known characters (Talia al Ghul, Harvey Bullock) appear without introduction or backstory. However, anyone who likes twisted fairy tales or appreciates the humor in the Teen Titans Go! TV series will find this title worthwhile. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    This finds popular characters from Gotham living out a set of fractured fairy tales: Damian Wayne dreams of being a Pinnochio-like puppet; the Gotham PD investigates the theft of a diamond in a Princess and the Pea–themed story; butler Alfred takes the place of Alice in Wonderland; and Batman becomes enchanted by the Snow Queen. The first three tales feel noisy and energetic, full of puns and funny situations, with Batman's allies and foes taking the place of the traditional characters and adding their own quirkiness. "The Snow Queen" reads more like a quiet picture book, with full-page illustrations and lyrical captions. Those familiar with the team of Fridolfs and Nguyen from the Li'l Gotham series will be familiar with the sketch-like, watercolor artwork, which is particularly stunning in "The Snow Queen." Familiarity with the Batman canon is helpful, since some lesser-known characters (Talia al Ghul, Harvey Bullock) appear without introduction or backstory. However, anyone who likes twisted fairy tales or appreciates the humor in the Teen Titans Go! TV series will find this title worthwhile. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Writer 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 written and provided art for titles including TEEN TITANS GO!, SCOOBY-DOO, LOONEY TUNES, Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Artist 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

Subject: Batman (Fictitious character) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Robin, the Boy Wonder (Fictitious character) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes > Comic books, strips, etc.
Butlers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Fairy tales.
Superheroes > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Fairy tales.
Superhero comics.

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