On May 17th, 2003, fans got a taste of what would be destined to become
one of the greatest (and sadly, shortest) runs of the animated Batman
comic. Breaking away from any current on-air incarnation, Batman
Adventures took Batman and his crew to new places and stories; along the
way, we met new characters, saw new locations and even saw the future
tied into the past with a destroyed Arkham and the budding relationship
between Barbara and Bruce (and even a taste of dissention between
Barbara and Dick in issue #15). Wildly praised and applauded, issue
after issue, Batman Adventures had a few weak points but remained a
solid title throughout its seventeen month run, entertaining and teasing
fans along the way.
This section is a tribute to Batman Adventures; Reviews, all-new
Character biographies written for the section reflecting character
changes and the stories behind the new ones, cover Gallery, Creator
profiles, a Backstage area with art and scripts and The Comic, with
interviews with those involved in the title.
A major thanks to all those involved in helping make this
section: randomguy for pitching the idea and the comic reviews, Amazing Spidey for some of the bios, Borg4of3 for image scans, SJJ for graphics help, and James Harvey for the backstage material; Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty, Jason Hall, Vito DelSante, Dave Haspiel, Gabe Soria and, of course, the entire crew behind Batman Adventures for giving us an excellent comic we can read and re-read, time and time again.