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Comic Guide - Batman Adventures

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Issue #01 - No Asylum / Who Am I?
Cover Date - June 2003. Released on May 7th - Series Premiere
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty and Templeton, cover by Bruce Timm


Batman must protect and recapture his biggest foes all at the same time - even though he's just been outlawed by Gotham's surprising new mayor.
Issue #02 - Free Man / Fowl Play
Cover Date - July 2003. Released on May 17th
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Bruce Timm


Hunted mercilessly by shadow assassins, The Riddler turns to Batman for help - but even a Riddler on good behavior can't resist playing games with the Dark Knight. Also, follow a day in the life of The Penguin......Gotham's newest mayor.
Issue #03 - My Boyfriends Back / Breathing Room
Cover Date - August 2003. Released June 18th
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett, Templeton, and Terry Beatty; cover by Bruce Timm


Gotham’s law-breaking lovebirds are on the lam—but the Joker’s become a pussycat, and Harley Quinn isn’t enjoying the change! And the Joker isn't Harley's only problem as she learns about Poison Ivy's new powers...the hard way!
Issue #04 - Need to Know / The Balance
Cover Date - September 2003. Released July 16th.
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett, Templeton, and Terry Beatty; cover by Bruce Timm


Batman confronts an old foe — Ra’s Al Ghul — in a very old place: Easter Island! Plus, in the back-up story, see the World’s Greatest Detective squeeze info out of a bad guy in a scary but scientific way!.
Issue #05 - Shot to the Heart / Liar Liar
Cover Date - October 2003. Released August 20th.
Written by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton; art by Terry Beatty and Templeton; cover by Kelsey Shannon


Private detective Harvey Bullock is chained to a suitcase that everyone wants — including a marksman named Deadshot! Can Batman keep him off-target? Plus, in the backup story, learn how Bullock lost his badge!
Issue #06 - Playing with Matches / Two Minute Warning
Cover Date - November 2003. Released September 17th
Written by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton; art by Rich Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


Batman’s out to bust the various rackets of the gangster named Black Mask…but he’s playing with fire when he goes after the Mask’s pet arsonist: Firefly!
Issue #07 - Dagger's Secret
Cover Date - December 2003. Released October 15th
Written by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


The Phantasm from the animated film Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm returns! While Batman’s off spying on Gotham’s mobsters, it’s up to Batgirl to face the deadly Phantasm on her own!
Issue #08 - Masquerade / Face to Face
Cover Date - January 2004. Released November 19th
Written by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


Batman faces off against the Black Mask! Whose side will the deadly Phantasm take? Also, Bruce reflects on the many masks he wears.
Issue #09 - Deathtrap A-Go-Go! / The Couch
Cover Date - February 2004. Released December 17th.
By Vito Delsante and Gabe Soria; art and cover by Dean Haspiel


Batman beats a death trap and Bruce Wayne stumps a head shrinker!


Issue #10 - One Step Ahead / Uninvited Guest
Cover Date - March 2004. Released January 21st
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


Misunderstood by the cops, Batman needs Catwoman’s help to escape them. But if Catty thinks they can be fugitives together, she’s wrong! And in the backup story, Catwoman pulls a heist at Wayne Manor!
Issue #11 - Poker Face / The Riddler In Questions That Begin With a Queue
Cover Date - April 2004. Released on February 18th.
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


The Riddler is out and at it again, with a twist. This time, he's leaving clues for Batman that solve other criminals' crimes! What's the Riddler up to?








Issue #12 - The Duo Dynamic / The Hidden Display
Cover Date - May 2004. Released March 19th.
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


The Riddler’s been badly wounded — but by whom? Everyone wants to know…especially the Penguin, whose job as Gotham’s mayor could depend on it! Plus, in the backup, discover the origins of Batman's trophy room!

Note: This title was solicited with the cover on top The cover that was released with the bottom cover.




Issue #13 - Swan Song / Knight Light
Cover Date - June 2004. Released on April 21st.
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


Who’s in charge of Gotham City? The Penguin and Batman face off over it — but you’ll be surprised by the answer!
Issue #14 - Reel to Real / While Justice Needs Me
Cover Date - July 2004. Released, on May 19th.
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


Batman’s childhood idol goes missing while filming the new Gray Ghost movie. Is something sinister afoot? And in the backup, a favorite old Gray Ghost episode stirs childhood memories in Batman — and helps him solve a crime!
Issue #15 - Best Served Cold / Koonak of the North
Cover Date - August 2004. Released, on June 16th.
Written by Jason Hall; art by Kelsey Shannon and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


Mr. Freeze goes on the run after trying to kill a romantic rival, but does the crime truly have his cold-blooded touch? Plus, the Eskimo boy Koonak tells the story of how Freeze became the father he never had.

Issue #16 - The Bride of Joker / The Flower Girl
Cover Date - September 2004. Released on July 21st.
Written by Ty Templeton; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


The Joker and Harley Quinn are getting hitched! It’ll be the wedding of the century…if Poison Ivy doesn’t gum up the works first!

Issue #17 - Fear Itself
Cover Date - October 2004. Released on August 18th.
Written by Ty Templeton; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


A terrifying dream sets events in motion as Batman faces his ultimate foe…and we don’t mean The Joker! Don’t miss this breathtaking final issue!

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