Batman the Adventure Continues Season Three #1
Alan Burnett and Paul Dini return once more to the world of Batman: The Animated Series! Someone is targeting the Muscle now that he’s locked up in Blackgate Penitentiary. With his deep ties to the criminal underbelly of Gotham, the worst villains are calling for his head before he turns them over to the police! Batman will need to protect him, but can even the Dark Knight figure out where the next attack will come from?
Have you been missing Batman, The Animated Series, and Kevin Conroy and need something new to occupy your time? Then, pick up BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON THREE #1
The story is not Batman-centric instead focuses on a convict given a chance to make a deal in exchange for information to take down a mob boss. It is nice to get away from the supervillain of the week, for the most part, in this comic and see a slightly more grounded, middle-passed story where the audience gets to play Batman. Just a little!
The art which is reminiscent of the cartoon, struggles with large-scale fight sequences, particularly during the latter part of the comic. The big fight seemed to have a small piece missing from it, but overall, this is a minor critique of an otherwise fun and straightforward story.
The dialogue is well-written, and each character’s lines feel different. Batman’s interactions with each character are also significant. The comic doesn’t shy away from adding a little humor that is often forgotten in Batman comics and films. It gives just enough fun to humanize Batman and keep him appealing without going too much into other interpretations of the Bat.
Reading this comic, I was transported into the Gotham of the animated series right away; Batman’s dialogue can only be read with the late Kevin Conroy’s voice in your ear. It feels complete, like it belongs within the continuity of the original show as the art and the writing carry the energy of Batman the Animated series, although the story is not particularly original or thought-provoking, it’s somewhat predictable.
Overall, It is still an enjoyable ride.
If you're a fan of the original series and you miss Kevin Conroy, you will enjoy this issue. If you are looking for a more lighthearted but not silly version of Batman, this is also a fun issue to pick up. I would even say if you're looking to introduce someone to comics and they have seen the show, this might be a great place to start.
BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON THREE #1: The Batman The Animated Series Fix You Need
- Writing - 7/107/10
- Storyline - 7/107/10
- Art - 6/106/10
- Color - 7/107/10
- Cover Art - 7/107/10
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