"Red Son Rising, Part 1": The Bat-Family's stalker reminisces how it's been four years since his last encounter with Joker, as he loads his gun. Joker having already spotted him, informs Straightman about it and that he's carrying a gun. The stalker states he only came for surveillance and Joker


Quote1.png Who's this Jason? He was the second Robin, wasn't he?! Quote2.png
Tim Drake

Batman: The Adventures Continue #9 is a chapter in the digital-first series Batman: The Adventures Continue (Volume 1 (Digital)) with a cover date of July, 2020.

Appearing in "Red Son Rising, Part 1"

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Synopsis for "Red Son Rising, Part 1"

The Bat-Family's stalker reminisces how it's been four years since his last encounter with Joker, as he loads his gun. Joker having already spotted him, informs Straightman about it and that he's carrying a gun. The stalker states he only came for surveillance and Joker having no one except one henchman should make his job considerably easier. He however nearly falls off the wheel as Straightman destroys its support posts. Jason gets amazed at its strength and survives as the wheel falls, before unloading his gun at him. He however finds that bullets have no effect before being buried under debris by a grenade thrown by the Joker, who forces Straightman to come along with him as he flees.

Later, Commissioner Gordon informs Batman that Joker has been at the place before escaping and the dark knight realizes someone else was there too after finding a handgun. Back at the Batcave, Bruce informs Alfred that he was unable to find any fingerprints on the gun, but those on its bullets belong to Jason Todd. Alfred reacts in disbelief since he had died, but Bruce states it perfectly explains why their stalker knew so much about the Bat-Family. Tim comes up and states he thought the same thing, asking who he is and if he really was the second Robin. Bruce refuses to answer as he gets dressed for leaving and Tim demands to know more since he has never told him anything about Jason.

Bruce while getting in the Batmobile tells Alfred to inform Tim about Jason's story before leaving and Alfred proceeds to tell him about a violent street gang named the Wolves, which consisted entirely of youngsters. Their leader was a violent psychotic boy called Alpha who mandated that every new member must go through an initiation rite, which consisted of them wearing a red mask while keeping a lookout for police as others members robbed a place. This however naturally made the new members an easier target for the police. One of the new members however fell to his death and Batman upon learning this decided to hunt the gang down.

Jason however arrived at the Wolves' hideout before Bruce and fought everyone there himself, something Batman marveled at. He was however stopped by him as he pulled out a gun and he took him to the place he was staying at. Batman realized that he came after the Wolves because they were responsible for his elder brother Danny, the same member whose death by falling Batman had come upon earlier and was surprised to learn he was a fan of him, having decorated his room's with his pictures as well as that of his allies and enemies. Batman was someone he could relate to and was inspired by him, with Bruce soon deciding to take him in since he had been lonely after Dick left him.

Both Barbara and Alfred however believed that Bruce was too eager to admit him under his wing and Alfred thought he was greatly talented like Dick, but was also violent. Alfred later informed Bruce about Jason being obsessed with the Robin suit, but got told that he knows that he'll only be suitable enough to wear it when Bruce so thinks so. Alfred however found the suit missing when Bruce had gone out to fight crime later in the evening, with Jason having stolen it to follow Batman and jumping into his fight with Firefly and other goons.

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