It’s been several decades since the groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series wrapped up its legendary run, but comic readers know that the Dark Knight’s animated adventures are back. Debuting last year, Batman: The Adventures Continue is a new series written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett and drawn by the artist behind the classic Batman: The Animated Series comics, Ty Templeton. Set within the same continuity as the show, it’s the next best thing to getting a new season. Over its first few story arcs, Batman: The Adventures Continue introduced characters like Red Hood and Deathstroke to the animated universe, while bringing back iconic villains like the Joker, Harley Quinn and Lex Luthor.

Now, after a brief hiatus, the series is returning—this time in comic shops as well as digital outlets—for an all-new season that launches with the Court of Owls.


(Yeah, sorry, that pun was intended.)

The Court of Owls didn’t even exist when Batman: The Animated Series was on the air. The idea of seeing them facing off with the square-jawed hero once voiced by Kevin Conroy seemed like an impossibility a couple of years ago, but now we’re all about to see it. And even better, we’re giving you a sneak peek! To get your holiday weekend started off right, we’ve assembled an extra-sized preview of Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 for your reading pleasure, which also guest stars everyone’s favorite dead dude, Boston Brand. Enjoy!

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #1 by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina is available in print and as a digital comic on Tuesday, June 1.

Make way for the Main Man! As soon as you’re done reading up on that Bat-stich, head on over to the DC Community for an exclusive first look at next week’s Crush and Lobo #1!