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Preview: ‘Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime’

The newest DC middle-grade graphic novel takes Batman out of the grim-n-gritty milieu of The Dark Knight and its successors and takes it in a new direction: Spinoffs of traditional children’s stories, with twisted-tale dialogue by writer Derek Fridolfs and luminous watercolors by artist Dustin Nguyen. We have a preview of one of the stories, “Alfred in Wonderland,” and we’re following it up with an interview with both the creators, who previously teamed up on Batman: Li’l Gotham. The book will be released on February 11. Enjoy!

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.


  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I would love to have this one. Could become a collector’s item.

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