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Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Three #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

Alan Burnett and Paul Dini return once more to the world of Batman: The Animated Series!

Someone is targeting the Muscle now that he’s locked up in Blackgate Penitentiary.

With his deep ties to the criminal underbelly of Gotham, the worst villains are calling for his head before he turns them over to the police! Batman will need to protect him, but can even the Dark Knight figure out where the next attack will come from?

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26 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A fun, entertaining and fast paced adventure from Burnett and Dini. It’s a great standalone story that beautifully connects to the previous season while crafting a story that anyone could pick up and be immersed in. I love the way the plot utilizes all its characters brilliantly while creating an adventure that would be perfectly executed on the screen as well as the page. I love this series and cannot wait for more.

    The Art: Gibson beautifully captures the look and feel of the animated series while also having its own unique visual style that enhances the story.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    This first issue of the new season was a blast! Great art, great story and if you like Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of The Phantasm and/or if you just like comics, add this book to your reading list.

    Batman: The Adventures Continue #3.1 is a cartoon lover’s type of Comic book!

  • 89

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Batman: the Adventures Continue Season Three #1 was a stellar first issue and could possibly be considered to be the best of this series thus far. Amazing artwork, and a story which foreshadows things yet to come in a way that grabs readers and keeps them hooked for more. Fans will no doubt hear the late, great Kevin Conroy’s voice in their minds as they read, keeping his legacy alive.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    One of the best Batman alternate universes is back for another season, expanding on the world created for our TV sets back in the ’90s. Of course, this whole universe has more of a poignant edge to it since we recently lost the brilliant Kevin Conroy, but it’s great to see the world he helped build live on in comics. This first issue focuses on a new villain introduced in the last season—Oscar Delgado, the ruthless mob enforcer known as Muscle. He was brought in to take out Renee Montoya, and now he’s target #1 behind bars because he knows too much. He’s being targeted for assassination by a mob queen and her allies—including the Penguin and Black Mask—and is being counseled by a kindly priest to take a plea deal and turn state’s evidence to protect himself. But his rage and his enmity for Batman might keep him from cutting a deal and make him turn to even darker forces.

  • 80


    This first issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue Season 3 is a marked improvement on the first two seasons. It tells a focused, self-contained story that’s both engaging and dramatic. Muscle is elevated from a generic thug to a three dimensional character who struggles with how to handle being betrayed by his employers. The art is moody and is able to make every page feel alive with emotion and movement. Seeing a one-shot like this that uses the drama of minor characters to flesh out the world of Gotham is a real return to form of what made Dini’s original comics so great.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    Batman: The Adventures Continue returns with a strong first issue in season 3, widening the world of BTAS with an intriguing mystery and energetic visuals.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 70


    The plot of the first issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three revolves around the attempts to kill Muscle in prison, one of which Batman stops when Killer Croc gets into his cell.

  • 68

    Comic Watch

    If you’re a fan of the original series and you miss Kevin Conroy, you will enjoy this issue. If you are looking for a more lighthearted but not silly version of Batman, this is also a fun issue to pick up. I would even say if you’re looking to introduce someone to comics and they have seen the show, this might be a great place to start.

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