Paul Dini and Alan Burnett continue their work with artist Ty Templeton and colorist Monica Kubina on Batman: The Adventures Continue with issue three. It is a continuation of The New Batman Adventures from WB.
Deathstroke continues to manipulate Robin and Batgirl, providing them with advice and encouragement that they rarely get from Batman. Though he pretends to be a fellow do-gooder, he is secretly working with Lex Luthor in order to kill the Batman. The world’s deadliest assassin sets a trap by having his protege pose as Firefly to lure Batman out into Gotham City, setting a trap that he is sure will kill the Dark Knight. Meanwhile, a mysterious man is spying on the dynamic duo.
One thing I appreciated is that this story does not exaggerate Deathstroke’s abilities. Far too often, we see writers at DC Comics try to play Slade Wilson off as a wunderkind who is on par with Batman. This time, while it does show his abilities, Deathstroke knows his limitations and instead comes up with a plan. This made for a far better plot that made way more sense.
As for the artwork, the team does a good job of capturing the original look of Batman: The Animated Series with the character designs, cityscapes, and even the coloring. It is impressive as is the incredible cover by Joe Quinones.
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