Review: Batman: Flashlight Projections – Heroes & Villains

by Joshua Raynor
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Written by: Jake Black

Illustrations by: Scott Buoncristiano



Using illustrated cutout screens, Batman: Flashlight Projections allows children to project their favorite scenes and locations from the Batman universe at home with a flashlight. They can read along and answer the call of their very own Bat-Signal, play the part of Robin, and fight off The Joker with this one-of-a-kind tour through the most action-packed moments from the Batman universe.

In addition to the exciting and memorable scenes based on the iconic DC Super Hero Batman, a blank page in the back lets kids create their own projection.

Now anyone can now be a citizen of Gotham City and watch the adventures of the world’s greatest detective—Batman!


I believe it’s extremely important to foster a child’s imagination, and comic books are the perfect way to do that. With fantastical settings and characters, comics are a beautiful breeding ground for creativity. And now Insight Kids has come up with a unique way to foster that love of comics while giving parents a chance to connect with their youngsters.

As a parent myself, I found this to be a very enjoyable read.  It’s great to be able to share my love of comics, especially Batman, with my young child.  Luckily, Batman is her favorite superhero, so when I showed her this book, she was ecstatic.  She couldn’t wait to crack it open and try it out.

This book contains six beautiful scenes to shine on the wall, and accompanying them is interesting information about Batman and the heroes and villains that surround him.  The artwork by Scott Buoncristiano is absolutely gorgeous.  It’s simplicity at its finest.  And the quality of the book itself is great, with hard, sturdy pages that won’t easily get damaged and strong plastic from which the images are projected.


This truly is a great piece of DC merchandise, but the one thing about it that I wish was different is that I was hoping it would be more of a story as opposed to just information about the Dark Knight.  It is presented in a way that’s palatable for kids, but I think being an actual story with accompanying scenes would have been a much better way to go.


Overall, this is a great piece for any DC lover, and if you have kids, it’s a nice way to introduce them to, or expand their love of Batman and the world of DC Comics.



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