Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Three #4

Writer: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini Artist: Ty Templeton, Jordan Gibson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 12, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The tragic story of Straightman continues in Crack-Up, part two! The Joker's not-so-funny sidekick is hell-bent on revenge and has arrived at the doorstep of the dastardly doctor who mangled his mind, Hugo Strange. Meanwhile, Batman tangles with a mysterious foe who has a strange and unexpected tie to Straightman.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 11, 2023

    Templeton delivers great characters and atmosphere through dynamic and beautifully detailed imagery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Apr 12, 2023

    Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #4 does a great job at stay true to the characterization of different DCAU characters, while giving readers added suspense through plot twists and many action-packed scenes. There are new characters introduced as well as more obscure bat-villains being brought back. It also does a good job of connecting the DCAU as a whole, referencing Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, and even possibly foreshadowing Batman Beyond. What will happen when Harley and Joker inevitably reunite? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 11, 2023

    This is maybe not as strong as the first season, but it's another great installment in the series' legacy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Apr 11, 2023

    If you're a fan of the animated universe, if you enjoy great comics, this is a book for you! A very enjoyable read. Batman: The Adventures Continue #3.4 was a wild ride full of fun references. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Apr 11, 2023

    The third season of Batman: The Adventures Continue rolls on multiple plot threads in play. "Crack Up! part-two nudges the Task Force X plot along nicely whilst also teeing up a confrontation between Batman, Joker and Hugo Strange. Though it doesn't quite fully recapture the magic of the TV series, it's great to see BTAS style storytelling continue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 24, 2023

    I must admit, I'm not enjoying this latest season of Batman: The Adventures Continue as much as the earlier runs. Don't get me wrong, the stories aren't bad, but as the comic has gotten a bit darker in tone the comic has lost some of the all-ages magic of the series which spawned it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Apr 11, 2023

    Batman: The Adventures Continue Season 3 #4 is a bit of an awkward read. There are plenty of story beats thrown in, but you're jerked from one to the next so suddenly that it feels disjointed. Taken on their own, the individual scenes vary in quality from stiff to engaging. However, the overall story never comes together into a satisfying narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.5

    Once again this title is Bat book of the month. It's really too bad it's not an ongoing. I enjoyed the return of Hugo Strange, who has always been one of Batman's most menacing foes. True he didn't do much, but he still had a good role. I also enjoyed Joker's dialogue reminiscing the classic series episode where they met.
    This series paints an accurate picture of that big fat bitchy human blimp Waller in the animated continuity. A character I never have or never will like. If some genius ever writes a book where some villain kidnaps and tortures her I do not want to miss it. That's what I think of her. As for Harley, I can't tell if they want to keep her going solo like in the regular Universe or may send this version back to the Joker more

  • 8.5
    Hydro-Man Apr 12, 2023

    The only DC book I bought this week.

    If you enjoy B:TAS, this is for you. The characters look and act like they’re straight out of cartoon. With Hugo Strange, Joker even references “The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne” as an Easter Egg.

    If you did not grow up with B:TAS, I probably wouldn’t recommend it.

  • 8.0
    K-23 Dec 7, 2023

  • 8.0
    ResearchReader Aug 28, 2023

  • 7.5
    ComicWorm Apr 11, 2023

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