The slice-of-life superhero comedy comedian Batman: Wayne Family Adventures will return for a second season this week, Polygon can solely reveal, courtesy of Webtoon and DC Comics.
“Last season, we wanted to focus on the moments that make the Batfamily a family,” author CRC Payne instructed Polygon by way of e mail. “This season, we’re going to dive deeper into these characters and explore what makes them heroes, both in the everyday sense and in the superhero sense.”
For extra from the Wayne Family artistic staff on their comedian’s success, and a sneak peek at season 2 earlier than it begins on Wednesday, learn on!
A bit over a yr in the past, DC Comics launched a partnership with Webtoon for Wayne Family Adventures. The comedian wasn’t like something on Warner Bros.’ film slate or DC’s month-to-month listings. But a foolish household comedy about Bruce Wayne’s gaggle of bat-symbol-wearing children made excellent sense when you had been launched to Batman by means of Tumblr, and evidently audiences have responded accordingly.
Though the DC and Webtoon partnership has lead to a couple different titles — Vixen: NYC, Zatanna & the Ripper, Red Hood: Outlaws — Wayne Family Adventures has been a standout success, in response to Webtoon. David Lee, vice chairman of content material on the worldwide webcomics writer, mentioned the primary season was “beyond [their] expectations” in a press launch, and the foremost business awards in American comics agreed, together with Wayne Family Adventures within the nominations for Best Webcomic in the 2022 Eisners.
Of course, the artistic staff had their very own favourite moments.
Payne has a comfortable spot for “All-Seeing,” a chapter about how the almost nonverbal Cassandra Cain communicates. “I loved being able to tell her story and show the Batgirls supporting one another. Again, huge shoutout to the art team for these episodes. They went above and beyond to visually depict how Cass reads body language and show how it can make her feel like an outsider.”
Artist Starbite referred to as out “Unbelievable” for very comprehensible causes: “I got to draw the Justice League! Come on, how could I not be excited about that? Plus, Batman on a skateboard. Enough said.”
And each agreed that “Recovery,” a chapter the place all of Batman’s kids collaborate to implement his mattress relaxation orders, was excessive on the favourite record. Starbite relished drawing Bruce Wayne as a petulant little one as his children turned the adults within the room. And Payne? “I remember seeing the art for that episode and laughing so hard when I noticed the card from Selina on Bruce’s bedside table,” the author mentioned.
Payne mentioned that the primary season of Wayne Family Adventures was all about introducing the artistic staff’s tackle its menagerie of characters — Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, the Red Hood, Spoiler, Orphan, Red Robin, Robin, and Signal. And the prospect to do a second was an opportunity to increase on that basis. That, and extra villains, in response to Starbite: “Batman villains are my absolute favorite, and I can’t wait to try out my style on a few specific ones.”
But it received’t be all unhealthy guys and gloom. “Of course,” Payne mentioned, “there will be more laughter and silly moments. It wouldn’t be Wayne Family Adventures without Batkid shenanigans!”
If you possibly can’t look ahead to the season opener this Wednesday, you will get a peek at a number of upcoming tales proper right here:
As an added deal with, season 2 of Batman: Wayne Family Adventures will even function the primary crossover in Webtoon’s DC Comics line, when Duke Thomas/Signal runs into Vixen.
The second season of Batman: Wayne Family Adventures kicks off on Sept. 28, and its artistic staff appears energized not least by the wealth of followers accrued within the first. “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the response to Wayne Family Adventures,” Payne shared.
“Batman fans have always drawn slice-of-life fan content, so I also think it filled a much-wanted void,” mentioned Starbite. “That’s why we all love it, and why I’m so excited to be a part of it.”