Monday, July 12, 2021

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #1

Batman: The Adventures Continue, um, continue in a new volume. Writers Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, and artist Ty Templeton, all return for the first issue of Season Two which introduces the Court of Owls to the expanded DC Animated Universe. Issue #1 focuses on a Talon killing Mayor Hill and doesn't get too bogged down in the backstory of the secret organization who created zombie soldiers to rule Gotham City from the shadows.

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #1 also brings in Deadman, who up until this point has yet to meet Batman (confirming events from this comic take place before the Justice League Unlimited episode "Dead Reckoning," while also creating a continuity error as the episode states Batman originally met Deadman while helping the spirit solve his own murder).

The addition of Deadman adds an interesting angle as he isn't able to possess the zombie Talons (who can see him), helping Batman accept their odd nature quickly (although a trip to Zatanna proves to be equally useful). Now, with Deadman's help, can Batman prevent the Court of Owls assassins from taking out any more prominent Gothamites?

[DC, $3.99]

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