Thursday, April 16, 2020

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

Set sometime during the later seasons of Batman: The Animated Series (after the show's redesign), Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 continues the adventures of Gotham's Caped Crusader. Written by the show's producers Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, and drawn by Ty Templeton, the comic captures the look and feel of the show (even if it isn't the more classic Batman design from the show's earlier seasons, which I prefer).

We're given a bit of a regular night in Gotham for Batman who takes down Bane before getting involved in the larger story involving a robot stealing from S.T.A.R. Labs and Bruce Wayne sparring with Lex Luthor at a dinner party which reveals Superman is missing and Lex is doing more in Gotham than just hobnobbing with Gotham's one-percent.

Lex is an interesting choice of villain, and the Bane cameo is fun. But of all the pieces of the comic, there's a single panel that I find the most intriguing suggesting the comic is finally ready to introduce a pivotal character of Batman mythos which, up until this point, has been ignored up until this point. Worth a look.

[DC, $.99]

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