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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.

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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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DC Comics Releases “Harley Quinn And The Gotham Girls” Collection, “The Batman Adventures” #12 Reprint Details

DC Comics has released official details for the upcoming February 2020-dated Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls trade paperback collection, plus details on a special $1 reprint of The Batman Adventures #12 hitting shelves in January 2020. Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls collects all five issues of the 2002 Gotham Girls mini-series, published by DC Comics and loosely based on the 2000 Gotham Girls online animated series, itself spun out of Batman: The Animated Series. Continue below for official details and cover artwork.

DOLLAR COMICS: BATMAN ADVENTURES #12
Written by: KELLEY PUCKETT
Art and cover by: MIKE PAROBECK and RICK BURCHETT
Reprinting Harley Quinn’s first comic-book adventure in a tale guest-starring Poison Ivy and Batgirl!
ON SALE 01.15.20
$1.00 US | 32PAGES | FC | DC

HARLEY QUINN AND THE GOTHAM GIRLS TP
Written by: PAUL STORRIE
art by: JENNIFER GRAVES
Cover by: SHANE GLINES
Unable to resist a golden opportunity tofund her beloved lion preserve, Catwoman heists a vial of a mysterious formulafor a shady company—only to discover she’s actually working for Harley and Ivy!Detective Renee Montoya, investigating the theft of the formula, follows thedeadly trail of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, while Ivy tries to convinceCatwoman and Batgirl that they should cooperate with her. Then, Harley Quinngets control of the chemical formula everyone wants, which means that nothinggoes as planned—not even for her best pal, Poison Ivy! Collects Gotham Girls#1-5.
ON SALE 02.12.20
$16.99 US | 128 PAGES | FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9971-2

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“Young Justice: The Animated Series – Book One: The Early Missions” TPB Collection Coming Oct. 2, 2019

DC Comics has provided details on the upcoming Young Justice trade paperback collection, called Young Justice: The Animated Series – Book One: The Early Missions. The trade paperback collects issue #0 – 13 of the 2011 – 2013 series along with content from Free Comic Book Day 2011. The earlier trade collections of the series are currently out of print. DC Comics is expected to collect the comic series in two releases. Continue below for the official details and cover artwork.

YOUNG JUSTICE: THE ANIMATED SERIES BOOK ONE: THE EARLY MISSIONS TP

WRITTEN BY ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO, GREG WEISMAN and KEVIN HOPPS
ART BY MIKE NORTON and CHRISTOPHER JONES
COVER BY MIKE NORTON

In this new trade collecting issues #0-13 of the 2011 series plus the 2011 Free Comic Book Day story, the Justice League needs a covert team that can operate on the sly, so who better than experienced crimefighters Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad? Together with Superboy and the crush-worthy shape-shifting alien Miss Martian, these teens are ready to stop being sidekicks and start taking down their own villains—like the League of Shadows and The Joker—all on their own.

ON SALE 10.02.19
$24.99 US | 328 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-779501417

Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the Young Justice animated series, is currently available on the DC Universe streaming service. New episodes of the series debut July 2, 2019. An exclusive Young Justice: Outsiders comic is also available on the platform. It has not been confirmed if that comic will be released or collected in print format.

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“Batman And Harley Quinn” Comic Collection Coming March 2018

DC Comics has announced a special hardcover collection of the recent Batman and Harley and Harley and Batman digital comic titles, based on the 2017 Batman and Harley Quinn DC Universe Original Movie title, will hit shelves in March 2018. The twelve issues digital comic series featured a five-part Harley Quinn and Batman prequel segment, covering events leading up to the animated movie, and a seven-part Batman and Harley Quinn sequel segment exploring the film’s fallout. Details for collection can be found below.

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

Batman and Harley Quinn

Written by: Ty Templeton and others
Art by: Rick Burchett and others
Cover by: Ty Templeton

The Story: Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett reunite for a story that serves as a sequel to the Batman and Harley Quinn animated film! Harley Quinn is a legend in her own mind, so when she realizes The Joker thinks of her as more of a sidekick, she takes her revenge! But before Batman can swoop in and cart her off to Arkham Asylum, her pal Poison Ivy rescues her! But if the only way to get rid of her sidekick status is to strike out on her own, will Harley be willing to try it? And does that mean…joining Batman? Collects Batman and Harley Quinn digital chapters #1-12.

Release Date: March 7, 2018
Cover Price: $24.99

Single issues of the Harley Quinn and Batman and Batman and Harley Quinn digital comic titles are currently available through DC Comics, Comixology and other digital comic retailers.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic book mini-series, now available to own in the trade paperback format. In short, writer Matthew K. Manning and artist Jon Sommariva skillfully weave a fun story which finds Batman and the Ninja Turtles facing off against some of their biggest respective threats, including the likes of Shredder, The Joker and a wealth of surprise foes that are better left unspoiled. With clever twists, brilliant homages, smart dialogue and some legitimate surprise appearances, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is a terrific story that fans should pick up. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures

In further Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures coverage, The World’s Finest recently interviewed both Manning and Sommariva about their respective work on the comic series. Click here to check out Manning’s interview and click here to read Sommariva’s interview. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is now available to own in the trade paperback format through online and traditional retail outlets, though single issues are also still readily available online or through your local comic vendor.

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