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The two stories from the comic book Batman Adventures #2 are collected in this volume. They are the 17-page main story “Free Man”, and the short 5-page follow-up story “Fowl Play” These are an excellent adventure stories for younger readers who are interested in the exploits of the Batman and his supporting cast. The style of the artwork is heavily influenced by the animated TV / DVD series of DC Comics’ superheroes, and so is likely to be familiar to readers. The two stories are well-written with clear storylines, characterisation, and well-described action and problem solving situations; and are very, very entertaining. As well as the comics, there is a supporting page of writer & artist biographies, a general and a Batman-specific glossary, and two pages of Visual Questions and Prompts.
THE SPOILER ZONE The main story sees the Riddler, released from prison, trying to go straight and selling his communications technology to a mobile phone company when a team of assassins strike at him. He flees the attack, and sends a riddle to Batman giving a clue to his hideout, hoping that Batman will come and rescue him. Is he back to his old tricks again? Only one way to find out – stop the assassins before the Riddler gets riddled by bullets…
The second story sees the Penguin’s old criminal associates trying to buy influence with him now that he is Mayor of Gotham. Lots of bird jokes; and see if you can spot the disguised Batman among the bystanders…
FURTHER READING The ‘original’ Batman comic books are reprinted in both colour and black-and white (and suitable for home colouring-in). They are no less suitable for younger readers than these more modern stories aimed at the same age group as the originals were. Colour version – The Batman Chronicles, Volume One Black & white version – Batman (Showcase Presents)Read more ›
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3.0 out of 5 starsThis Reader's Musings ...2 April 2013
By Nicola Mansfield - Published on Amazon.com
Continuing the story started in the previous volume, this one concentrates on the Society going after The Riddler who is currently out of prison and "cured". Batman helps him out but doubts his cure. Finished with a short story about Batman and The Penguin mayor. Another fun story though nothing out of the ordinary.