Batman Adventures is a DC comic book series featuring Batman. It is different from other Batman titles in that it is set in the continuity (and style) of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited as opposed to the regular DC Universe.

In 2003, DC comics launched Batman Adventures shortly after the cancellation of Batman Gotham Adventures. The first issue was made available through the regular purchases and Free Comic Book Day May 3, 2003. It ran for 17 issues; it was canceled to make way for The Batman Strikes!, a new title based on the new, unrelated, animated series The Batman. Issue #15 written by Jason Hal] bridges the gap between Mr. Freeze's appearances in Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond. #17 ends the series with Batman confronting Joe Chill, the man who murdered his parents, although he is unaware of Chill's true identity.

Original Plan for Batman Adventures #15Edit

In Batman Adventures #15, a character named Warren Powers originally appeared as head of Powers Technology. As a sort of prequel to the Batman Beyond episode, "Meltdown", Warren would have been shown acquiring the head of Mr. Freeze and locking it away in his vault, believing it holds the secrets of immortality. It has been confirmed that Warren is the father of Derek.

The issue would also have shown the Mr. Freeze Robot killing Ferris Boyle (from BTAS episode Heart Of Ice) and Grant Walker (from the BTAS episode Deep Freeze and Gotham Adventures #5). Other differences include Nora's visit with Koonak (from Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero) happening earlier in the issue, as well as focus on the deterioration of Nightwing and Batgirl's relationship.

The Red HoodEdit

An animated version of the Red Hood character appears at the end of Batman Adventures #8. It was meant to be a subplot to be resolved later, but the cancellation of the ongoing series prevented that. Though the creative team (Dan Slott and Ty Templeton) behind the story are hoping for a chance to resolve it, they have yet to do so. It has been stated that this Red Hood is someone crucial to the DC animated universe. Dan Slott mentioned that the background of the character would tie into a subplot concerning Lucius Fox, The Vellestra Gang (from Mask of the Phantasm) and The Powers Family (including an infant Derek Powers from Batman Beyond).

Additional CharactersEdit

While there were many characters who never appeared in The New Batman Adventures,Batman Adventures would occasionally introduce and features characters who never made it to the screen.


(Batman Adventures #16)

(Batman Adventures #1-2 and 5)

(Batman Adventures #6)


(Batman Adventures #5-8)

(Batman Adventures #5-8)

(Batman Adventures #5-8)

(Batman Adventures #1)

  • Joe Chill (His only full appearance in DCAU outside the various flashbacks)

(Batman Adventures #17)

(Batman Adventures #8)

(Batman Adventures #5-8)

Comic Books Edit

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