DC Comics has announced the continuation of Batman: The Animated Series in comic book form.
The comic – Batman: The Adventures Continue – is a six-issue series from writers Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, and artist Ty Templeton. The first issue of the comic will be available in digital in April, arriving in print from May 6th.
In a press release, Paul Dini, said: “Fans familiar with the Batman of The New Batman/Superman Adventures will be right up to speed.
“Alan and I approached the writing with the idea that we were doing the season you might have seen if we had not put the series aside to do Batman Beyond.”
“Tim Drake is still a very young Robin,” added Ty Templeton. “Batman isn’t middle-aged or anything, and we’re not even close to the events of Batman Beyond.”
“What is different, however, is that we’re going back to cover certain gaps in the original series, events that didn’t have a bearing on the series at the time, but now do,” continued Alan Burnett. “In other words, there will be secret histories that will turn Batman’s world upside down. Things that no one knew were out there, until now.
“Perhaps the most intriguing character in the run will be young man whose story threads through most of the issues.
“He’s a smart, super-elusive loner who knows way too much about the Dark Knight. How this mystery man fits into the world of Batman Adventures and what he means to accomplish should, I hope, be a real jolt for old fans.”
Batman: The Adventures Continue promises to bring all of the fun of the Animated Series, while introducing new characters that never appeared on the show. The comic follows a new collection of figures from DC Collectibles which arrive this spring, that are also inspired by Batman: The Animated Series.