Three names that became synonymous with the classic Batman: The Animated Series are returning to that world for a new six-issue miniseries.
Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, who produced the animated series, and Ty Templeton, who worked on the comic series based on the show, are working on Batman: The Adventures Continue, which will debut digitally in April and in print in May.
“Fans familiar with the Batman of The New Batman/Superman Adventures will be right up to speed,” Dini said. “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.”
“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,” Burnett said. “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.”
The new series arrives right around the same time as a new set of action figures, which you can view here.
“Perhaps the most intriguing character in the run will be young man whose story threads through most of the issues,” teased Burnett. “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 Animated Series debuted in 1992, from producers Dini, Bruce Timm and Mitch Brian. It would air through 1995 and eventually added Robin to the title. It was followed by several other animated series starring various DC characters, including Superman, Batman Beyond, the Justice League and the all-encompassing Justice League Unlimited.
DC also published various comics based on these series, including the excellent The Batman Adventures. It featured the work of Templeton, Dini and Timm, as well as Mike Parobeck, Rick Burchett, Kelley Puckett and Dan Slott, among many others, across its various incarnations.