Batman: The Audio Adventures #1

Writer: Dennis McNicholas Artist: Anthony Marques, J. Bone Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Don't touch that dial! Picking up right after the season finale of the award-winning podcast, Batman: The Audio Adventures continues in this new seven-issue miniseries! A string of attacks has plagued Gotham's seedy underbelly, sending criminals into a panic. But it's not Batman who is striking at the heart of the city, it's a group of mysterious assailants on the hunt for an ancient artifact. As Batman hunts down these assassins, he finds clues that keep drawing him to their true goal: the sword of King Scimitar!

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 27, 2022

    It has the aesthetic down pat, but with Batman only appearing in a few pages of the first issue, it doesn't feel like it has much of a focus. I wonder if this is part of the transition between mediumsit's very dialogue-heavy so far, and many scenes feel as if they were lifted straight from a podcast. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Sep 27, 2022

    Batman: The Audio Adventures #1 is a successful first issue. It maintains a look and tone consistent with something like IDW's TMNT. The book suffers from a couple layout and character problems, but nothing severe enough to call it terrible. In fact, the humorous tone and spirit of the book is enough to recommend to a specific kind of Batman fan looking for quaint adventures like these. The other kind of fan won't easily accept a "McBatman from McNicholas any time soon. As for the rest of us, we will be deep diving into each death-defying chapter of the audio/visual adventures of Batman! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 12, 2022

    That said, I did enjoy the art of Batman: The Audio Adventures #1 and the comic has a nice nod to Batman: The Animated Series‘ odd pairing of Killer Croc and Baby-Dollalthough that didn't play into the somewhat unfocused story so far. The comic is far from a must-read, and there's not a lot to sell me on a larger storyline but fans may still get some enjoyment out of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Sep 29, 2022

    Overall, Batman: The Audio Adventures #1 shows some storytelling potential, but is hampered by middling subplots and a weak comedic tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Enigma95 Sep 29, 2022

    A solid start and follow up to the Season 1 finale. I'm very curious to see where each of these threads are going. A fun set up issue that continues this wonderfully bizarre world of "Life and Death in Gotham City!"

  • 8.0

    I haven't heard the podcast yet, but I liked last year's special pretty good, so I felt this was worth a look at. It is better than the regular Batman books, so that's saying something. It's set in an earlier time in Batman's career so that makes it a bit more interesting too. This was an average start, but I think I'll stick with it. And I don't do that with most of the usual 735 thousand Batman books per month DC puts out nowadays.

  • 4.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 29, 2022

    This is bad. I would not want to hear this, yet alone read it. At least it was short. Imagine my shock to learn there is actually 6 more issues of this drek. No thanks. I'll stay out of this one.

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  • 8.5
    retcon_D Oct 4, 2022

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