Article by Steve J. Ray
Whoah, mama! This week has provided a veritable cornucopia of exciting Batman news. Not only have we had our first look at Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, but DC Comics have sent us a press release which has blown my fan-boy mind! Coming this spring a brand new Batman: The Animated Series inspired comic-book will be hitting digital platforms and comic-book stores. Batman: The Adventures Continue Is Coming!
As someone who owns every issue of The Batman Adventures, Batman Adventures: The Lost Years, The Batman And Robin Adventures and Gotham Adventures you will understand my excitement. When you see that this new six issue series will have Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and Ty Templeton working on it, some of the talents that brought us the original animated series and the comics that were inspired by it, then you may even forgive me while I squee.
Check out the new logo, some gorgeous art from the book and the full press release from DC:
Attached is Dave Johnson’s cover for the first print issue hitting shelves May 6 (digital chapters preceding print in April) along with Dan Mora’s variant cover and a first look at interior artwork by Ty Templeton (color by Monica Kubina).
Batman: The Adventures Continue Arrives from Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and Ty Templeton!
New Comic Books, Set in the World of Batman: The Animated Series, Coming this May
From the visionary team behind Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories set in this seminal animated world! Batman: The Adventures Continue, DC’s new, Digital-First six-issue mini-series, launching in print on May 6, 2020, is co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, both producers of the original animated series, and illustrated by Ty Templeton, who has brought the world of B:TAS to comic books since 1992’s Batman Adventures #1.
Inspired by the beloved and Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, these new comics reflect a new era of the long-running DC Collectibles action figure line by featuring newly designed characters never before seen in the beloved animated shows! DC’s Batman: The Adventures Continue characters are all based on art by Ty Templeton in the iconic Bruce Timm animated style. New figures from DC Collectibles launch this spring, and now, together with these new comics, the legendary Batman: The Animated Series continues to reach new audiences!
“Fans familiar with the Batman of The New Batman/Superman Adventures will be right up to speed,” says Paul Dini. “Alan and I approached the writing with the idea that we were doing the season you might have seen if we had not put the series aside to do Batman Beyond.”
“Tim Drake is still a very young Robin,” added Ty Templeton of the timing of the series. “Batman isn’t middle-aged or anything, and we’re not even close to the events of Batman Beyond.”
“What is different, however, is that we’re going back to cover certain gaps in the original series, events that didn’t have a bearing on the series at the time, but now do,” continued Alan Burnett. “In other words, there will be secret histories that will turn Batman’s world upside down. Things that no one knew were out there, until now.”
“Perhaps the most intriguing character in the run will be young man whose story threads through most of the issues,” teased Burnett. “He’s a smart, super-elusive loner who knows way too much about the Dark Knight. How this mystery man fits into the world of Batman Adventures and what he means to accomplish should, I hope, be a real jolt for old fans.”
In the first issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue, collecting two digital-first chapters, Wayne Enterprises in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?
Batman: The Adventures Continue #1, written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with art by Ty Templeton and color by Monica Kubina, featuring a cover by Dave Johnson and a variant cover by Dan Mora, hits shelves on May 6, 2020. Digital-First chapters will be released beginning in April 2020.
If you’re a fan of Batman: The Animated Series (and who isn’t?) then this mini-series will surely be a must buy! If you are a follower, then check out the I Am The Night Podcast, one of the shows on the DC Comics News Podcast Network, where we review and break down episodes of Batman: TAS… and have a blast doing so!
Will you be picking up Batman: The Adventures Continue? Let us know, as I would really love to talk to everyone about it.
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