Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

Writer: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini Artist: Ty Templeton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 1, 2020 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 24
8.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series comes all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, S.T.A.R. Labs 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?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 1, 2020

    Batman: The Adventures Continue #1.1 was well worth the wait, and I'm sure the follow-up will be too. I'm so going to buy this series when it comes out in stores. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 1, 2020

    If you're a fan of Batman: The Animated Series, this is one book you won't want to miss. Come to that, if you're any kind of Batman fan, you won't want to miss this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Apr 2, 2020

    A perfect blend of nostalgia, style, and storytelling. Bat-tastic! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 1, 2020

    This is a strong first issue. Burnett and Dini give us a lot to work with initially and bait our Bathooks with several cliff hangers and questions just hanging in the air. I don't want to spoil anything about a Lex and Batman battle, but a green beam of light? What's up with that? Well done in wetting the appetite! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Apr 4, 2020

    This book has the distinction of being one of the very few released on the first Wednesday that new printed comics did NOT arrive in local comics shops. It was intended to be a "digital first" series, so it arrived via comiXology. Thank goodness! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 1, 2020

    This first issue definitely feels like something of a pilot episode in many ways. There's a fun opening battle sequence and the sly introductions of a few ancillary figures that will likely be a large part of the series going forward. The goal of this book is to introduce characters that were never included in the original cartoon, and there's already an effort to do that within the first few pages. In other words, this book is already fulfilling its promises in some surprising ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Apr 1, 2020

    Batman: The Adventures Continue #1is fun, nostalgic, and a truly the embodiment of the animate series it draws inspiration from. As the only comic released by DC Comics this week, it'll have the task of holding over readers, and it won't disappoint, for the most part. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Apr 20, 2020

    The reason why the story gets only an 8 for Batman: The Adventure Continues #1 is because 22 pages is not enough and honestly, each issue should be a giant sized one! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Jul 9, 2020

    This is a brilliant comic. It's not only a great nostalgia trip for fans of the show it's based on but it's a great Batman comic in general and it's accessible for new readers. The writing is well done. Dini and Burnett clearly have a great grasp of these characters and it shows throughout the comic. The story is a well-written action/mystery that makes good use of lettering and despite some inconsistencies with the background, the art is as close to the animated series as possible. A fantastic read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Apr 8, 2020

    I can't say I'm surprised this was so good, given the creative team, but this comic was surprisingly good and a nice visit back to the animated Batman universe that so many of us loved. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 2, 2020

    For those who have been needing a comic fix in the fallow weeks ahead, DC has you covered with a revival of one of the all-time greats. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Apr 1, 2020

    If you are a fan of the original series or if you are new to the world this issue is a great way to start off and hopefully, we get so much more out of the upcoming issues! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Apr 1, 2020

    If youre a fan of the animated series and you enjoy a good Batman comic then you will definitely be wanting to pick this up. The Adventures Continue has everything you want in a good story, as well as the welcome return of characters like Alfred and Bullock; even if only for a few panels. The lovely little touches like the Iceberg Lounge billboard really flesh out the worldbuilding and warm the cockles. Weve been lucky with such a good mainline Batman run of late, and this new series compliments it brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Jun 10, 2020

    This loving first issue is just the thing old-school Batman fans have been waiting for so don't let it slip past you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 16, 2020

    Lex is an interesting choice of villain, and the Bane cameo is fun. But of all the pieces of the comic, there's a single panel that I find the most intriguing suggesting the comic is finally ready to introduce a pivotal character of Batman mythos which, up until this point, has been ignored up until this point. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 7, 2020

    This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, well receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 1, 2020

    Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, and Ty Templeton wasted no time getting us back into the DC Animated Universe with Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter 1. Burnett and Dini do not skip a beat when it comes to writing this version of Batman, Bruce Wayne, and Lex Luthor. Templeton's artwork adds to that as he captures the style from The New Batman Adventures and makes it work in comic book form. For fans of the DCAU this is a must buy comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 2, 2020

    A solid, nostalgic trip to the Diniverse Gotham, which leaves lots of doors open for future stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 1, 2020

    Comparing Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 to its animated predecessor is unfair, given the limitations in space and pacing - but for those looking for a little bit of familiarity to tether themselves during these unprecedented times could find plenty of worse ways to spend 99 cents. Surprisingly ambitious for its small size - even at times occasionally outpacing their actual capabilities — Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 is a solid continuation of a watershed moment in the history of DC’s premier Dark Knight Detective. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Apr 1, 2020

    Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 takes much of the charm of the cartoon and follows in its footsteps. It's nice to see Bruce Wayne get some time out of the house, for one thing. Though the start of this series is charming, for sure, it does seem to carefully stay in the lines instead of taking risks. It delivers on what it claims to be and stops there. Fair enough! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 2, 2020

    Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 is an okay distraction, especially since nothing much else is coming out these days, but to me, it was a disappointment.  It didn't feel essential like I'd hoped it would, but this is just the first chapter, and things can change.  Still, I was a bit bummed out after reading it, and while I will be checking the next chapter in a couple of weeks, it's now with hopes of it getting better than just with pure excitement. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jun 17, 2020

    Mediocre books are often the most heartbreaking kinds of books. Reading a mediocre book isn't fun like an outrageously bad book, or a spectacularly good book; it just reminds you of what could have been one of those things, but just couldn't find its place. But I'm not so disappointed when I read this book, as compared to some of the other comics that have crossed my radar. After all, I knew what this book was: like so much popular content we live to consume, this comic is a method of boosting the sales for action figures. Nothing more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    I Review Comics Sep 8, 2020

    It's been almost a decade since I watched an episode of Batman: The Animated Series in any capacity. It was one of my favorite cartoons growing up and I often debate the better series between Batman and X-Men. I saw this series on the Comichub app and figured I'd check it out.

    The book opens with Batman taking on Bane. Bane is quickly defeated but shortly after, a giant robot lands in Gotham City. The robot's intent is to steal technology from Wayne Tech. Batman does what he can with the machine but the robot escapes with the technology. Upon returning to the Batcave Batman vows to get to the bottom of things but the situation is further complicated when Let Luthor rolls into town.

    Most of the comics I re more

  • 8.5
    ICC Aug 17, 2022

    Read issue one when it first came out but had a hard time finding other issues when it was being released so I put my reading of the series on hold. Now, two years later, I finished another rewatch of BTAS and was looking for something to fill that spot of fun Batman content that still had great story telling. I noticed this series actually had Burnett and Dini attached to it so I’m excited to finally read “a continuation” of the series. Had fun with the issue and enjoyed the character reveal towards the end.

  • 8.5

    Batman The Animated Series might just be my favourite run of any media of entertainment, and during the show part of what made it great imo is how grounded it was. Almost every villain in the show had a reasonable explanation to explain everything that is going on with them and why they become who they are. Psychology, science, whatever.

    The only really extraordinary or unbelievable concepts were like Supergirl and Etrigan, which seemed pretty alien to the rest of the series(but still were very welcome). That was like 2 episodes.

    There were a lot of unexplored characters and concepts that Batman is a lot more known for in the comic books, especially how he fits into the greater DC Universe. I am all for exploring tha more

  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Apr 1, 2020

    Great continuation of the amazing animated series. If you haven't seen that series yet, you should stop reading this review and this comic and watch the entire series first. While the art for the series is obviously dated (it is 2 decades old), the storytelling is on another level, rivaling many of the best Batman stories told in comics. What was unique about the show was its ability to separate itself from the comics universe that its based on, while being able to tell a mature story. This goes for all of the DC Animated Universe. But enough about the show, how's the book? I'm glad to report that Dini still loves the Batman universe and knows how to write a good fun mystery. This feels very rooted in the DCAU, as the art style sugge more

  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 8, 2020

    The nostalgia has probably inflated this score somewhat.

  • 6.5

    It is nice to see a new adventure based on the classic cartoon. The down side is it was just another dull-as-a-cucumber-sandwich Superman team-up. I loved the animated series until it left FOX and became "The new Adventures" on the WB. It grew dull and the change in animation style sucked. And I always considered the Superman series of the time a bore that killed the quality of the comics when they started using it for their inspiration 20 years ago.
    I also hate the red sky. Come on. How lazy can the artists get when they won't make a real Gotham sky with clouds and instead just colors it all red? It really would benefit if they followed the earlier style episodes (The FOX ones), which EVERYONE I've asked agrees, were the better ones. more

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Jun 15, 2020

    The characters are on model from the cartoon and the colors are great (I love that blood-red sky). If you are a die-hard fan of the animated series, this offers a little something to bring that experience back. I think it even references events from the animated series, I don't know, I can't actually remember it in that much detail and I doubt I ever saw all of the episodes.

    The plot is nothing special, it a simple done-in-one story save for a teaser at the end. I'd also say that it's family-friendly by my standards. It was a nice visit to a beloved series but it needs more.

  • 5.0
    Psycamorean Apr 1, 2020

    I was originally not going to read this, but then comics pretty much stopped completely, so I figured why not? I was not a fan of the show growing up, simply because I didn't watch it. I've tried getting into it here and there, but it's truly not a bingeable show, in my opinion, so my speed on that front is glacial. It's just not really my thing. And this comic isn't my thing either. It's fine. Honest. I just don't find myself invested in it, which could just be the format of the comic rearing its ugly head. The biggest complaint for me is the art. Some people will understand this: It reminds me of the Simpsons comics. They were like the show, but a little off model and the coloring was much more flat. Same here for this comic compared to t more

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