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Batman The Animated Newsletter #100

Batman The Animated Newsletter #100

Batman: The Animated Newsletter
Weeks of September 10 – September 23, 2001
Volume 4, 0
Rated: PG (as with all other things Batman-related)

THIS ISSUE’S SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE: “We’ll keep all of you in our prayers.”

Sorry about this issue not getting into inboxes in time. Not only has school gotten in the way (but yet again), the whole thing with the terrorist attacks in the USA has sort of taken precedent. I’m not an American myself, but my heart (and those of others working here) goes out to ANYONE even remotely affected by everything that’s happened – the airplane crashes, destroyed Pentagon, levelled buildings, and the Twin Towers (to say the least), and all the emergency crews assisting both the dead and the survivors.

Hell, a good chunk of our Toonzone affiliates live in the New York area – our prayers are with them, too. With every one of us using the internet nowadays, chances are we all know at least one person in or around the boroughs of New York, Washington, Pennsylvania, and any other affected area. Our prayers go out to them all.

I just wanted to say something. Even though this is centred on the United States, everyone up here in Canada is feeling the brunt of all the chaos with the airlines, too. The same goes for the rest of the I do have an idea of what is going on and my sympathy (and empathy) goes out to everyone involved in any possible way.

With all that said, we’ll postpone our celebratory 100th issue until we meet again. I’m not really in the mood to party right now, anyway.

Take care, fellow readers.

Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
-proud Canadian supporting the efforts of our American cousins in the wake of this terrorism.
New episodes are on the horizon! Here’s what we can expect in the near future…

-Finally! UNMASKED will air on the KidsWB on Friday, September 14, at 4:30 pm.
(see back issues for older info)

-Congratulations to the staff at WB studios for the rankings of their superhero shows in a recent WIZARD magazine “Top #100 Cartoons of all time” list. SUPERMAN came in at #21, BATMAN BEYOND at #6, and BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES at #2. (The only show to beat it was, you guessed it, THE SIMPSONS, and that’s pretty impressive.)
-The following artists are selling artwork on eBay. The following are their names and Seller ID’s:
Terry Beatty:
Craig Rousseau: cerousseau
Tim Levins: tlevins
Min S. Ku: min3000gt

-Some stills from the series have popped up on the net!
-Though BATMAN BEYOND will soon be leaving KidsWB, it will be returning to air on the CARTOON NETWORK on October 1st, at 6:30pm as part of the Toonami line-up. UNMASKED is the only episode that the CARTOON NETWORK will NOT be able to air once BATMAN BEYOND jumps networks.
-BTAS has been temporarily removed from the YTV schedule, but starting September 15th, BATMAN BEYOND will begin airing “new” episodes at 10am (starting with PLAGUE). Go to our YTV schedule section for details. Thanks to for the scoop!

-Tim Levins is currently co-plotting of BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES with Scott Peterson. It looks like it will be a Catwoman story; no word on whether it’ll be an extra-sized issue like #1, though. This issue will be out in May 2002.
-Levins also confirmed that he hasn’t heard any word on GOTHAM ADVENTURES being cancelled in the near future just as SUPERMAN ADVENTURES and BATMAN BEYOND have. That’s good news to me!
-Oh yeah, ever wonder what he looks like? COMICSCONTINUUM has posted a picture of him on their site. Check it out:
-JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES, the new animated-style comic book based on the upcoming animated series, releases its first issue on November 14, 2001. It is written by Ty Templeton, has interior art by Min S. Ku and Dan Davis, and sports a cover by both Bruce Timm and Alex Ross.
-Other writers for the series already include Chuck Dixon, Paul Storrie, Mike W. Barr, Dan Slott, Len Kaminski, Fabian Nicieza, and Christopher Sequeira.
-Issues in this series will cost $1.99 US, or $3.25 Canadian, just as with GOTHAM ADVENTURES and SUPERMAN ADVENTURES.
Issue #1 description: “The JLA faces a deadly alien threat! When a meteor lands in an American suburb, the League is called on to investigate. Soon they are drawn into an intergalactic conflict, but it seems as if the real threat may be one of their own – Green Lantern! Our heroes’ adventures may be over as soon as they’ve begun!”
Cover to Issue #1:
All I know about this one is that Two-Face finally returns; looks like Nightwing and Robin are in it, too. Here’s the cover:
All we know is that this is going to feature the Ventriloquist (and Scarface too, of course.)
-MAD LOVE will be re-released on November 21st to coincide with the release of the Harley Quinn snowglobe by DC Direct.

-For more animated comic updates, go here:

-Frank Miller’s long-awaited THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN will finally hit stores on December 5, 2001. Issues #2 and #3 will come out in successive months. Each issue will cost $7.95 US.
-As of March 1st, 2002, Chuck Dixon will be leaving DC Comics and moving to CrossGen comics. Dixon currently helms three titles – NIGHTWING, ROBIN, and BIRDS OF PREY – and has written countless mini-series’ and issues for other titles over his many years at DC thus far.
Check out the full story at CINESCAPE:
-Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale report that they have another upcoming project with DC Comics…but that’s all. It might be another Batman miniseries, a Superman mini, or something different altogether. More as we hear it.
-A new Bat-family comic book is coming to comic stores near you! No release date has been set, but NEWSRAMA reports that Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker are joining forces to write for a title tentatively known as “GOTHAM CENTRAL” – focusing on the corrupt Gotham City Police Department.
Featuring the Scarecrow out of Arkham, giving speeches on the ramifications of fear.
-BATMAN #597
The final showdown between Batman and Zeiss.
-DETECTIVE COMICS #765 (in December) cover:
-HARLEY & IVY: LOVE ON THE LAM – a one-shot story chronolizing the duo’s relationship post-NML but pre-HARLEY QUINN ongoing series. It’s due out in September. Written by Judd Winick.
-A hardcover version of DARK VICTORY, collecting all 13 issues, will be released on October 24. Don’t expect a softcover version any earlier than March 2002.

-Wanna check out the new SPECIAL EDITION BATMAN MOVIE? (It’s the one from 1966, by the way.) Go to this link:
-Paul Dini has come out and said that it is very likely that the WB will release an unedited ROTJ movie – but with different cover art to differentiate it from the family-friendly version. It might even be sold only through DC Direct. Expect this as early as late this year or early 2002.

-David Boreaenz is once again at the top of the pile of rumours of actors that might play Batman. Here’s what he might look like:
-WARNER BROS. is currently aiming for a 2003 summer release date for YEAR ONE. Frank Miller has wrapped up all of his comics projects (such as THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN) so he’s focussing his attention on movie production, now.

-While at WizardCon in Chicago, Paul Dini implied that the live action BATMAN BEYOND movie appears to be dead in the water.

-At the WIZARD WORLD convention, Paul Dini has confirmed that there will be more animated Bat-movies on the way. Aside from a second BATMAN BEYOND “Nightwing” film (which is always possible), there could possibly be movies featuring team-ups between Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, and Green Arrow. These ideas HAVE been greenlighted by the WB.

-No new news on this movie for a while…but yeah, it’s still in production.

-No new news here. Don’t expect this movie to happen for quite a while.

-For a promo poster for SMALLVILLE, go here:
-For a current airing schedule for the 1966 Adam West series, click here:

-Gotham Girls need your help. Another Batman newsletter, GOTHAM WEEKLY NEWS, reports that traffic has dropped on the Girls’ site to such an extent that the WB powers that be are hinting that no new productions will get the greenlight. So if you enjoy girly hi-jinks of Gotham’s most notable women or just want to check out some cool web based animation click on over to
-However, these new episodes are still coming out, on the following dates:
Sept. 11: #08 – “Gotham Noir”
Sept. 25: #09 – “Scout’s Dis-honor”
Oct. 9: #10 – “I’m Badgirl”

-BTAS is coming to DVD in early 2002! Stay tuned for further developments!
-DC Direct is going to be releasing a set of PVC figures based on THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN, to coincide with whenever it comes out next year.
-It looks like Hasbro is releasing a Batman/Joker two-pack based on the new designs of animated series. No accessories appear to be supplied, though. Here’s a link:
-They also appear to have a Batman/Robin two-pack in the same style, but it looks like the Robin figure is Dick Grayson in the Tim Drake suit. Yeah. Check it out:
-Batman and Superman, too! See?
-All the 85 WB stores across the United States will be closed by October, 2001. However, there is word that the other 30 locations, such as in Canada and across the pond in European countries, will remain open because they operate under separate franchise agreements.

For more BATMAN, SUPERMAN, AND BEYOND news throughout the week, check out the WORLD’S FINEST


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If our schedule is not updated, then go to the following URL. It will ALWAYS contain the most up-to-date schedule possible: THIS WEEK:
Mon 09-10-01: B-BEYOND #15 Earth Mover

Tue 09-11-01: B-BEYOND #40 Where’s Terry?

Wed 09-12-01: B-BEYOND #27 Eyewitness

Thu 09-13-01: B-BEYOND #07 Meltdown

Fri 09-14-01: B-BEYOND #47 Unmasked <-----new!! series finale!!! after this point, batman beyond will no longer be aired on the wb network. _____________________________________________________________________ canadian episode schedule (batman ytv - courtesy of our friends at ytv) has returned to and all 52 episodes are available for air! check it out mondays both 3:30pm 4pm! zeta project follows beyond. come september 15th, it'll air regularly saturdays 10am. though currently rights 109 btas, been removed from time being. sure back here updates! week: sat 09-15-01: #?? plague next week (this may slightly inaccurate) 09-22-01: #?? ??? review: (spoilers!) 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"dick grayson" uusually, there's never really any buss around animated artists unless they responsible breaking mold (mike parobeck) or into mainstream (ty templeton rick burchett), but folks below exception. work under their belt, matter how big small, proven that a major part naimated, indie, comicscene in near future. below my picks 'best upcoming artist' writer'. i was able do short q & session fellows who's names wil very familliar sounding future. best writer paul storrie #23, upcoming: justice league adventures) 1. would you descibe your jl adventures? well, working book based cartoon yet debut held some interesting challenges. fortunately, dc provide details about way characters portrayed interact. probably describe issue ofjl adv. is battle against bizarre villainess provides j'onn opportunity help his teammates teach little something and, turn, an insight character as well. 2. leaguer enjoy drawing most? why? now, writer, that's tough one answer! j'onn most me write, i'm looking forward maybe having chance focusing hawkgirl well. i like developed her show. 3. if had favourite comic character, approach it? let's see *favorite* (not own devising, course) captain america. how writing cap? while being faithful exceptional portrayals past, i'd focus fact that, despite cap man time,patriotism itself isn't dated. it possible aware world works day age still believe america's ideals. plus, cap, you've got ton action, him wading through army badguys. i think try craft villain battle, guys gals who real challenge him, counterpoint don't connection facism nazis.  4. yourself doing five years now? what hope worked then? heck yeah, myself now! love comics. make full-time career them. then, toughie. chuck dixon ever, ever needs fill-in nightwing, that. captian america, obviously. the question dream on. an (or better yet, run) regular bat-books. green arrow hawkeye. (hey, archers!) certainly hope, passed, few creator-owned projects completed. i've couple developing right now.  thanx, paul! artist min s. ku beyond, superman adventures, fun... it's hoot coolest bruce timm style! such honor writers industry. i readers treat...i just disappoint art department. should've read "which except batman" because batman, hands down! he's darn cool! close second toss up green lantern. hawkgirl's look so classic (i'm glad didn't change too much early comics) she spunk her; jon stewart lantern, show's creators gave military background...his personality plays off nicely leaguers! 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