*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.
*This review is cross-posted to Otakus and Geeks.
In this parody of Goodnight Moon, Batman is lounging in his cave when some bad guys show up. He beats them up, then goes to bed. The whole rogue’s gallery is there and the character design calls back to the Batman: The Animated Series character designs.
This book is clever and funny. The joke works better if you’re familiar with Goodnight moon and I read this to my kid (who loves comics) and she laughed and did want a copy of her own.
For a book put out by MAD Magazine, it’s pretty kid friendly. The art is in their typical style but there’s nothing in it I would feel hesitant to show a kid who is already familiar with comics. There’s a justifiable amount of violence (superheroes don’t tend to cuddle the villains to jail) and I think this will give both kids and adults a few good chuckles. I read this on my Kindle but I think this is worth a hardcover purchase if you love Batman and love MAD. 4.5 out of 5.