The two stories from the comic book Batman Adventures #3 are collected in this volume. They are the 17-page main story "No Asylum", and the short 5-page follow-up story "Who Am I?" 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 Penguin elected Mayor of Gotham City! The police ordered to treat Batman as an outlaw vigilante! The Bat-signal smashed! And all on page one! The rest of the main story - "No Asylum" - involves an attack on Arkham Asylum, where Gotham's costumed criminals are mainly housed, by a group of Ninja Assassins. But, they are not there to break criminals out - they are there to kill them! Can Batman rescue his worst enemies from this group of killers before anyone gets hurt...?
The second story - "Who Am I?" - is a retelling of the origin of the Batman, set against his battle with the Cavalier, a villain pretending to be a hero.
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)