Today, DC Comics announced Batman’s Mystery Casebook, a middle-grade graphic novel. 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’s 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.)
Batman’s Mystery Casebook, a Middle-Grade book for readers ages 8-12 by writer Sholly Fisch (The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries) and artist Christopher Uminga, will publish on August 30, 2022.
About the Batman’s Mystery Casebook team:
Sholly Fisch is a mild-mannered developmental psychologist who has helped produce dozens of educational TV series, digital games, magazines, and hands-on materials, including Sesame Street, Cyberchase, The Magic School Bus Rides Again, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, and lots of things you’ve probably never heard of. He’s spent more than 30 years writing everything from Superman to Star Wars to Scooby-Doo. He lives with his lovely wife, Susan, and his brilliantly talented children, Nachum, Chana, and Miriam, who hope he’ll get more sleep someday.
Christopher Uminga is a Connecticut-based painter and illustrator. With his two Boston terriers by his side, Chris has spent the last ten years developing a unique style that blends together creepy and cute. You can find the influences of classic movies, Saturday morning cartoons, graffiti, and low brow/outsider art in his work. He has created art that can be seen on products ranging from comic books backpacks to t-shirts and toys. Chris owns way too many baseball hats and is a long-time suffering New York Knicks fan.