Batman the Adventures Continue Season Two #4
Written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
Art by Jordan Gibson
Colors by Monica Kubina
Letters by Josh Reed
The Rundown: Things get dangerous in Gotham when Montoya is targeted by as assassin.
A new player has come to Gotham and immediately finds himself being hired to take out a high profile target, Detective Renee Montoya. With Montoya and her squad moving in to stop a group of Rupert Thorne’s hired thugs, Batman swoops in to help out. When the killer’s first attempt at the detective fails, Batman begins investigating the assassin as Montoya is being honored for her work. The assassin strike again when Bruce tries to give Montoya and her date a ride home and is almost successful the second time.
When the assassin goes after someone close to Montoya, she goes after him and Batman will have to find her before she becomes the assassin’s next victim.
The Story: Burnett and Dini keep the spirit, pacing and tone of the animated series alive with this issue. The story is engaging, fun and thrilling. The pace is definitely fast, but never takes away from the story or characters and it was a fun read from start to finish. Making Batman vulnerable in the story is another great addition and that vulnerability leads to some great interactions between Bruce and Alfred as well as an awesome moment between Bruce and Renee.
The Art: Jordan Gibson nails the look and feel of the animated series and adds some great action and visual thrills throughout.