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“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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“Harley Quinn” Season Two Trailer, Images, Upcoming Episode Details

DC Universe and Warner Bros. Animation has released details for the second season of the Harley Quinn animated series, along with a trailer and a gallery of images. The trailer offers a first look at DC Comics characters Catwoman (voiced by Sanaa Lathan) and Mr. Freeze (voiced by Alfred Molina). The second season of the mature animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, which releases new episodes every Friday, debuts April 3, 2020 on the DC Universe streaming service. Continue below for the trailer, followed by additional details and a selection of images.

DC Universe and Warner Bros. Animation describe the upcoming season of Harley Quinn as follows:

Harley Quinn has taken down the Joker and Gotham City is finally hers for the taking…whatever’s left of it that is. Gotham has become a desolate wasteland, left in ruins, following the huge earthquake caused by the collapse of Joker’s tower. Harley’s celebration in this newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler and Two Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, this group now stands in the way of Harley and her crew from taking sole control of Gotham as the top villains of the city.

A description of the first episode of the season, “New Gotham,” is available below, along with details on subsequent Harley Quinn season two episodes. A gallery of images follow.

Harley Quinn “New Gotham”
Debuts April 3, 2020
It’s the new Injustice League vs. Harley in season two.

Harley Quinn “Riddle U”
Debuts April 10, 2020
Harley & Ivy go undercover as college students.

Harley Quinn “Trapped”
Debuts April 17, 2020
Harley & Ivy team up with Catwoman to steal an artifact.













The second season of Harley Quinn debuts April 3, 2020 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes to drop every subsequent week on Friday. For more, click here to check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn‘s first season. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news at the link below.

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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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“Harley Quinn” Season Two Debuts April 3, 2020 on DC Universe

A preview for the second season of Harley Quinn, the acclaimed animated series, has been released by the DC Universe streaming service. The series, from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe, will debut its second season on Friday, April 3, 2020. Check out the Harley Quinn preview in the player below, followed by additional details.

The second season of Harley Quinn, comprised of episodes 14 – 26 from the DC Universe’s initial 26-episode order, picks up following the devastating events of the first season finale. Gotham has been ravaged by an earthquake, Batman is missing in action, The Joker’s fate is unknown, and Harley Quinn finds herself the target of Batman’s rogues gallery. DC Universe’s general synopsis of the series is as follows:

Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. Join DC Universe to watch this action-comedy series featuring Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains from the DC Universe.

The second season of Harley Quinn debuts April 3, 2020 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes to drop every subsequent Fridays. Also, check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn right here! Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage in the coming months 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.

Batman: The Animated Series

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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