Batman’s Mystery Casebook | Incoming
Batman’s Mystery Casebook is coming from DC Comics at the end of August. A middle grade book for readers ages 8-12, it’s written by Sholly Fisch (The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries) and drawn by Christopher Uminga. Fisch has written a number of enjoyable kids’ comics for the publisher, but it turns out he’s also “a mild-mannered developmental psychologist,” while Uminga is a painter and illustrator whose style “blends together creepy and cute.”
Continuing with the DC press release,
Batman is a great detective, but he rarely works alone. His sidekicks Robin and Batgirl, his butler Alfred, and the police of Gotham City all play a role in helping him keep his city safe. [Y]ou can help keep Gotham City safe, too! Look for clues! Analyze evidence! Solve riddles! Learn Gotham City history!
How good are your detective skills? Did you know that no two fingerprints are the same? Help the Batman as he goes on his adventures and see if you can spot the answers to these mysteries before he logs them into his casebook. Then, like Robin and Batgirl, try one of his crime-fighting techniques to help solve a mystery. You could study shoe prints to determine who tracked mud all through the kitchen, or take fingerprints to find the cookie-eating culprit! (It’s probably your little brother.)
Wonder if they’ll finally reveal which state the city is in? Here are five preview pages from Batman’s Mystery Casebook provided by the publisher.
Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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