DC has announced a brand new book aimed at readers aged 8-12. However, Batman’s Mystery Casebook isn’t just any graphic novel. The book itself will put your children (or you) in the shoes of Batman’s helper where you’re tasked with solving riddles, looking for clues, and trying to work out puzzles in this fun-looking story.
Written by Sholly Fisch (Flash Facts, Action Comics) and with adorable art by Christopher Uminga (Ghostbusters) this graphic novel has a very unique feel about it. The premise is that this will be a more immersive experience in comparison to its other child-friendly titles of recent years. Of course, this isn’t a bad thing anything to introduce and encourage a new generation of comic readers is welcome.
The book’s tagline:
Look for clues! Analyze evidence! Solve riddles! Learn Gotham City history!
makes it sound like a great introduction to the DC universe for kids.
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. In DC’s upcoming Batman’s Mystery Casebook graphic novel by Sholly Fisch and Christopher Uminga, you 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.)
The book is scheduled for release on August 30th, 2022, and will contain 144 pages of Gotham City cuteness.