Batman: The Animated Series

“Batman: The Adventures Continue” Creators Interviews, Preview Images Released

DC Comics has released preview images and a publisher-conducted interview for Batman: The Adventures Continue, a digital-first mini-series based on Batman: The Animated Series. The series, co-written by animated alums Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with artwork by Ty Templeton, will feature stories taking place following the events of The New Batman Adventures. The first digital issue of series will be available April 1, 2020, with a print edition currently slated for May 2020. Continue below for press content and artwork from the series.

Batman: The Adventures Continue
Offers a Return to the Animated World



Batman: The Adventures Continue
is exactly what it sounds like: a return to the seminal world of Batman: The Animated Series, with new comic book stories starring the Dark Knight and his familiar allies and villains – plus characters from the wider DC Universe introduced to the beloved animated setting for the first time, including Azrael and Deathstroke.

Batman: The Adventures Continue is co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, both producers of the acclaimed animated series, and illustrated by Ty Templeton, who has brought the world of Batman: The Animated Series to comic books since 1992’s Batman Adventures #1.

With Batman: The Adventures Continue debuting digitally this week, all three creators discussed the new series with DC Nation and what it was like returning to the world that shaped a generation of Bat-fans.

When does Batman: The Adventures Continue take place, relative to the last time we saw these versions of the characters? Has time passed, or does it pick up pretty much where things left off?

Paul Dini: It’s pretty much a continuation. Fans familiar with the Batman of The New Batman/Superman Adventures will be right up to speed. Alan and I approached the writing with the idea we were doing the season you might have seen if we had not put the series aside to do Batman Beyond.

Alan Burnett: 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. 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.

Deathstroke makes his debut here in the Batman: The Animated Series world. How much fun is it to get to play with that character, in this context?

Ty Templeton:
Deathstroke is one of DC’s enduring hero/villains. I’ve always loved his design and his history with the Titans, which makes him part of Dick Grayson’s history, which makes him part of the Bat-World. Slade is kind of a “Batman-but-with-guns” type of character, only with a very different moral code. That kind of tension, where characters have different approaches to similar problems, is always a fun undercurrent to play with.

Dini: It was fun to come up with a first encounter between him and Batman and rework his character and motivations in a way that made sense of the animated series at that time. We’ve also given him someone new to interact with, a female protégée named Sunny – yes, her name is ironic. She’s sort of a Batgirl gone way wrong.

Any other new/surprising additions you’re able to tease?

Burnett: You are going to see quite a few of the villains we used in the old Batman series, some making just bit appearances, but there will be a definite sense of that animated world. We even allude to certain episodes, such as one in which Robin befriended a little lost girl, who turned out to be part of Clayface. She comes back for a page or two in these comics.

But perhaps the most intriguing character in the run will be young man whose story threads through most of the issues. 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.

Dini: We’re bringing in Azrael and showing how a version of him could fit into this world. A number of old favorite adversaries are coming back: Clayface, Mad Hatter, Roxy Rocket, and that’s just in issue #2. There are plenty more surprises down the road.

There is so much fan love for this series – how meaningful is it to you to see how Batman: The Animated Series and its associated titles have endured?

Burnett: It’s wonderful how it’s endured. I think the reason it has is because we all loved Batman back on the animated series, and took the best from the comic books. We really respected all the creators that went before us, and fans knew that. So now here we are 25 years later getting back into it again, and we’ve been having a terrific time from page one. How great is that?

Templeton: There’s never been so accessible, so accurate, so “right” a version of Batman on film as those original episodes and movies. It’s been an honor to help this talented team bring some level of that world onto the pages at DC.

The first digital issue of Batman: The Adventure Continues will be available April 1, 2020, with a print edition currently slated for May 2020. Additional details and imagery for Batman: The Adventures Continue are available at at The World’s Finest. Plus, stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here! For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the extensive dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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Latest “Batman: The Adventures Continue,” More, Coming June 2020 From DC Comics

DC Comics has provided details for its June 2020-shipping titles, which includes the latest issue of the digital-first series Batman: The Adventures Continue. The series, featuring new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series, will debut new issues digitally before print editions are available the following month, with the first digital issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue available in April 2020. Batman: The Adventures Continue is co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with artwork by Ty Templeton. DC Comics is also releasing a special $2 reprint of The Batman Adventures #2. Continue below for artwork and release details.

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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #2
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by SEAN MURPHY
Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

Slade Wilson has come to Gotham City, and his arrival is making the Dark Knight very suspicious. Robin, on the other hand, thinks the swashbuckling mercenary is just here to help. Is Deathstroke a friend or foe…and what are his plans for Batman?
ON SALE 06.03.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 2 OF 6
FC | DC
DIGITAL FIRST
This issue will ship with two covers.

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DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #2
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art and cover by TY TEMPLETON and RICK BURCHETT

In this second issue of this new, all-ages reprint series, Batman jets off to London to stop Catwoman from stealing the crown jewels!
ON SALE 06.03.18
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC

Additional details and imagery for Batman: The Adventures Continue available at The World’s Finest. Plus, stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here at The World’s Finest. For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the extensive dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue,” More, Coming May 2020 From DC Comics

DC Comics will launch the print edition of the digital-first series Batman: The Adventures Continue in May 2020, which will feature new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series. The digital-first edition of this series is slated to be available in April 2020. Batman: The Adventures Continue will be co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with artwork by Ty Templeton. DC Comics will also release a special $2 reprint of The Batman Adventures #1 and a new Batgirl-centric trade paperback collection. Continue below for artwork and release details.

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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant cover by DAN MORA
Blank variant cover

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, 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?
ON SALE 05.06.20
$3.99 US | 1 OF 6 | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
DIGITAL FIRST
This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

Batman: The Animated Series

DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #1
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON and RICK BURCHETT
Art and cover by TY TEMPLETON

Why does the Penguin plan to become Gotham City’s biggest philanthropist?
Find out in this reprint of the debut issue of DC’s classic all-ages series,
the first of a new monthly series of reprints with a $1.99 cover price!
ON SALE 05.06.20
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Offered to coincide with The Batman Adventures Continue #1.

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BATMAN ADVENTURES: BATGIRL — A LEAGUE OF HER OWN TP
Written by PAUL DINI, TY TEMPLETON, and SCOTT PETERSON
Art by RICK BURCHETT and TIM LEVINS
Cover by BRUCE TIMM

In these previous, uncollected stories inspired by the hit Batman: The Animated Series, Batgirl swings across the rooftops of Gotham City alongside Batman, Nightwing, and Robin to battle the likes of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Ra’s al Ghul. She even finds time to team up with her father, Commissioner Gordon, to catch two escaped convicts. Collects the all-ages Batgirl Adventures #1 and Batman: Gotham Adventures #8-9, #22, and 38!
ON SALE 06.10.20
$9.99 US | 6” OF 9” | 152 PAGES
FC

DC Comics also released a series of preview images through an assortment of outlets, featuring interior artwork and the official logo for Batman: The Adventures Continue. Please click on the thumbnail images below for a closer look.

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The above imagery is also available at The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite. Stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here at The World’s Finest. DC Collectibles is also releasing new additions to its Batman: The Adventures Continue action figure line, including new Batman and Catwoman variants, along with The Batman Who Laughs and Vampire Batman. For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue” Comic Hits Digital April 2020, Print May 2020, From DC Comics

DC Comics has announced that Batman: The Adventures Continue, a digital-first mini-series based on Batman: The Animated Series, will be available in starting in April 2020, followed by a print edition in May 2020. The series, co-written by animated alums Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with artwork by Ty Templeton, will feature stories taking place following the events of The New Batman Adventures. Continue below for press details and artwork from the series.

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.

For more imagery from Batman: The Adventures Continue, including the title’s logo, check out the gallery available at The World’s Finest.

Stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here at The World’s Finest. DC Collectibles is also releasing new additions to its Batman: The Adventures Continue action figure line, including new Batman and Catwoman variants, along with The Batman Who Laughs and Vampire Batman. For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest “Batman Beyond: The Complete Series – Deluxe Limited Edition” Blu-ray Set Review

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman Beyond: The Complete Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray release, now available for purchase through traditional and digital retail outlets. In short, if you want to watch the best possible presentation of Batman Beyond, this hefty Blu-ray collection is your ticket. The HD remaster is genuinely stunning, bursting with details and amazing colors. Even the “smart rezzed” episodes look solid, considering the circumstances. Plus, the included bonus content is absolutely staggering, and the exclusive extended featurettes are both fantastic – especially the nearly hour-long creatives roundtable discussion. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the collection as follows:

The extraordinary Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Limited Edition package features approximately 1,500 minutes of entertainment spread over four Blu-ray discs, plus the two bonus discs of enhanced content. In addition to a newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, there are 15 featurettes on the bonus discs, highlighted by two new inside looks at the beloved television series, led by Nostalgic Tomorrow, a gathering of Batman Beyond production talent and cast led by executive producer Bruce Timm and actors Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle, the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. The bonus discs also spotlight four episodes with audio commentary from Timm and select members of the production team.

Collectibles within the stunning packaging include an exclusive chrome Batman Beyond Funko POP, and four beautifully-designed lenticular art cards produced especially for Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition. This ultimate collectors Blu-ray box set will be individually numbered for a Limited Edition release of 50,000.

The Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Limited Edition Blu-ray collection is now available for purchase through traditional and digital retail outlets. Stay tuned for further updates and content from Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Limited Edition right here at The World’s Finest

Plus, check out the Batman Beyond subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more. Also, click here for a review of last year’s Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray collection.

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The World’s Finest also recently reviewed Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, a massive hardcover tome that, in short, is basically a must-own for fans. Click here to check out the review!

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