Batman: The Animated Series fans were overjoyed last year when DC Comics announced it would be returning to the world of that beloved cartoon with Batman: The Adventures Continue, a a six-issue digital-first miniseries co-written by B:TAS producers/writers Paul Dini and Alan Burnett and illustrated by Ty Templeton, artist on many a previous animated-style Batman story, as well as colorist Monica Kubina. The same creative team is back for Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II.
After introducing fan-favorite characters such as Deathstroke and Jason Todd in last year’s miniseries, Season II promises even more classic DC Comics characters making their debut in the world of B:TAS including Deadman and the Court of Owls. Since they were introduced in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo‘s acclaimed Batman run as part of the New 52 relaunch, the Court of Owls have made numerous appearances outside of comics including the upcoming Gotham: Arkham Knights video game.
Fans and collectors will recall that DC Direct launched a toy line in conjunction with the comic series with figures of characters based on the iconic style who had not appeared in the animated series. Unfortunately, after DC Direct was shuttered the toy line was canceled despite unveiling future action figures of characters such as Talon, the Batman Who Laughs, and others.
Check out the cover by Riley Rossmo for the first issue of the series below, as well as interior art by Templeton. The physical edition of Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 is due in stores on June 1st, 2021.
Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II #1
written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
art by Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina
cover by Riley Rossmo
card stock variant cover by Andrew MacLean
ON SALE 6/1/2021 (digital chapters begin on 5/6)
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Are there mysterious claw marks on brick buildings in your neighborhood? Who would you call to investigate? The GCPD…or Batman?
From the visionary team behind Batman: The Animated Series and 2020’s hit comic book series Batman: The Adventures Continue comes an all-new season set in this seminal animated world! Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina return for Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II, launching in print on June 1!
Gotham City is changing. After Mayor Hill is killed by a mysterious assailant, Batman finds himself tracking down an ancient order that’s long been buried under the streets of Gotham: The Court of Owls. But what does this group have to gain from the death of Mayor Hill…and how can Deadman help the Dark Knight? Will the clues lead Batman to an ancient Gotham City legend?
Who else besides Boston Brand will materialize in this new season of Batman: The Adventures Continue?
Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II arrives in comic shops on June 1 with a cover by Riley Rossmo and a card stock variant cover by Andrew MacLean. Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II will have digital chapters publishing biweekly beginning May 6 on participating platforms.