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Batman: The Collected Adventures Volume 1 Paperback – 30 Oct 1998

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: D C Comics (a division of Warner Brothers - A Time Warner Entertainment Co.) (30 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563890984
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563890987
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 0.6 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,947,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Slott is a comics writer best known for his work on series including DC’s ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL, and, for Marvel, THE AVENGERS and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Squirr-El TOP 50 REVIEWER on 24 Feb. 2014
Format: Hardcover
The stories from the comic book Batman Adventures are collected in these volumes. They consist of one 17-page main story and a short 5-page follow-up story. These are 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 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 comic stories in each volume, 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 ‘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)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Winn on 18 Oct. 2001
Format: Paperback
Okay this collection is taken from the comics taken from the animated series as such it represents the 'midway point' between hardcore batman fans and the casual comic book purchaser. (me :) ) The collection contains some interesting plotlines, particularly the Scarecrow, Joker and Rose Door stories, where the writing really excels. The art however is rather plain with none of the grit and gothic mastery of other accomplished artists. Instead it does appear that Batman might well be in modern New York or LA with none of the distinctiveness Gotham has built up over the years. Also the 'trip to England' gimmick has been done before (anyone remember the old 60's episode where the dynamic duo visit 'Londinium'?) All in all i would recommend it for younger readers (perhaps 10-14 years old.)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyable, not groundbreaking 1 July 2001
By Ron Tothleben ( - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book that collects the first 6 issues of the 'Batman Adventures' series is like I said in the title of this review a very nice read, without it having a major influence on the history of the Batman character. Self-contained stories that aren't hard to keep up with, an 'easy-read' if you will. But don't think that what I'm saying here is a negative thing because you'll get your money's worth.
The first three issues are a window-tale. Two issues that seem to be oneshots untill they're being linked and exposed to be just a part of the whole in the third issue, which finishes the arc. Characters involved in this story are the Penguin, Catwoman and the Joker. Issues 4 and 5 are together one story which is the best in the book for me personally. This story features the Scarecrow, who seems to have found the perfect crime, and Robin (Dick Grayson) is in it too. The final issue of the book is an issue without a villain out of Batman's natural 'Rogues Gallery', but a down-to-earth detective story instead. In it Bruce is found over a murdered body in a room with only one door and loads of people on the other side of the door. Naturally Bruce is accused of murder and what follows is Bruce, with the aid of Dick, trying to figure out a way to prove his innocence from within his jail-cel.
If you're looking for spectacular detailed art that jumps of the pages this is not for you. The art is cartoonish, which is pretty natural since it's a cartoon-made-into-comic, sufficient and clear to tell the stories, nothing more. If you're in it for the stories just to have a good time for a while and don't neccesarilly need every story to be deep and complicated you can have some fun with it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Way to Spend Time... 23 Jan. 2007
By Patricia Puckett - Published on
Format: Paperback
This collection of the first six comics of the Batman Adventures comic series is fantastic! I personally found the tying-in of the first three stories to be ingenius. I highly recommend this!
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