Top 5 Reasons Why We’re Excited for Batman: Adventures Continue!
Published March 9th, 2020
Posted in: Reading Guides
Hey Third Eye Faithful! You know we are BIG fans of Batman, and all of his many stories. One of our favorite Batman has got to be the world built around BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES. The creative team of Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Mitch Brian changed the landscape of animated superhero tv shows in the early 90s, and ushered in a more mature approach to Gotham City akin to what long time comic book fans were used to!
It should be no surprise that we were STOKED to learn that Paul Dini is back again with BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE, an upcoming six part comic series set in the world of Batman The Animated Series! With its first print issue set to hit us Wednesday May 6 2020, get hype by reading our top 5 reasons we can’t wait for Batman Adventures Continue!
1. Batman visionary PAUL DINI returns with an all star creative team!
When you think of Batman, and Gotham City in general, there are certain creators that come to mind instantly. Paul Dini is one of those guys. Since the early 90s, he’s worked on, or been at helm of not only iconic Batman stories, but iconic GOTHAM stories, including GOTHAM CITY SIRENS and BATMAN ADVENTURES! Not to mention, a little thing called BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES!
Joined by co-producer Alan Burnett and illustrated by Ty Templeton (BATMAN ADVENTURES), Dini is sure to spark magic once again with BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE! In the opening chapter of the six part mini series, 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?
2. Batman The Animated Series creative team = NOSTALGIA!
We are BIG one nostalgia and trying to reclaim tiny bits of what made the yesteryears of comics so great. That’s why when we heard that BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE was to be set in the world of Batman The Animated Series, we were all in!
Batman, The Adventures Continue it set to take place after the events of The Animated Series, but before Batman Beyond. Tim Drake returns as Robin, and Batman is still kicking butt and taking names! Haven’t seen Batman TAS? Our recommendation: Borrow a friend’s DC App login and get binging! While you’re at it, pick up the original BATMAN & ROBIN ADVENTURES VOL 1 at our store to refresh yourself. Trust us, you’ll thank us later.
3. BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE introduces Red Hood to the Animated Series universe!
Not gonna lie, Third Eye Faithful – this might be our FAVORITE part about this upcoming series.
Jason Todd in the Batman TAS universe is a HUGE deal. Paul Dini confirmed that not only will Jason be showing up, they have BIG plans for him and the Bat Family.
Says Dini in an interview for Entertainment Weekly “What we’re doing with this is looking at this as a chance to go back and acknowledge that was a part of the animated Batman’s history. For the first time you’re going to see that story and you’re going to see what happened in that relationship. So, it’s our chance not only to do Jason Todd but also the Red Hood.”
We are so excited to see where they take the Red Hood, and what it means for the animated universe!
4. Also confirmed: Deathstroke and Azreal!
If you all thought Jason Todd was gonna have all the fun, think again. Deathstroke and Azreal are both set to wreck havoc in ADVENTURES CONTINUE.
Says Dini of Azreal “[He comes] to Gotham on a mission of death to recover something that’s been stolen from the Order of St. Dumas and that brings him into conflict with Batman. Batman has to keep him murdering members of the Gotham underworld as they try to put together this mystery of who took it and why”
So far, there’s not been much word on how Dini, Burnett and Templeton are going to introduce Deathstroke, but if we’ve got any idea based on Azreal and Red Hood – we’re gonna be in for something awesome.
5) New DC Collectibles Action Figure Line!
Alongside the comic, DC plans to release a brand new DC Collectibles line under the BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE brand! The line is scheduled for release this coming July, and features characters from the original series as well as a few rebooted for the upcoming series!
You know we’ll be snagging them for the store, so don’t forget to contact us to find out how to secure those before they hit the shelves!