The Batman Adventures #2, “Catwoman’s Killer Caper,” November 1992, written by Kelley Puckett, penciled by Ty Templeton
The Joker tasks Catwoman into stealing England’s crown jewels, gaining another necessary bit in the heist to add to his running plot to defeat Batman. Honestly I read this issue like a week ago and I am fuzzy on the details. So what, who cares?
What the 26 year old thinks: Better than the first issue. The tone is slightly darker, if only because the sultry Catwoman is the villain instead of the cartoonish Penguin. Plus Templeton draws the heck out of some action sequences, proving that this comic is just as fluid as the cartoon. That’s hyperbole intended for positive effect. I know these are a minimal amount of static images presented on a printed paper page and not an animated sequence.
What the 8 year old thinks: He thinks this is sorta rad but nowhere NEAR as rad as the “real” Batman comics (he knows this isn’t man DC continuity, you can’t pull one over on this kid!). But gotta admit, he’s mad that there are pages with no words on them. He gets to read comic books in school because the teacher counts it as reading! If she sees this issue it might blow his cover and he might have to start reading THE BOXCAR CHILDREN AGAIN (nooooo!!!).
Verdict: “I don’t know I guess this is kinda cool, but it’s not as cool as this song I heard. Want to hear the lyrics? Okay! One two, princes here before you, just go ahead now!”