The Dark Knight Goes Chibi With ‘Batman’s Mystery Casebook’


Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and a host of his rogue’s gallery are getting a “chibi” makeover for the upcoming DC Comics kids’ graphic novel ‘Batman’s Mystery Casebook.’ The comic book is written by psychologist and television producer Sholly Fisch with illustrations from Christopher Uminga. Similar to ‘Blue’s Clues,’ the reader follows Batman and company to solve riddles, investigate mysteries, and learn about the history of Gotham City.

“Batman is a great detective, but he rarely works alone,” DC Universe explains. “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!”


On the cover, we see a host of Batman villains including Joker, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, The Penguin, Harley Quinn, and Clayface among a few others.

The story is “a Middle Grade book for readers ages 8-12.” They also released a “first look” of the cover.

“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,” they continue.


The Batmobile will also be a feature in the story as one revealed panel shows a high-speed chase between Batman and his enemy Two-Face. Robin also assists with the mystery, helping the Dark Knight keep an eye out for the bad guys.

‘Batman’s Mystery Casebook’ is slated to be released on August 30, 2022.

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