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Batman The Animated Newsletter #13

Subject: Batman: The Animated Newsletter #13
Date: Sunday, December 27, 1998 2:12 PM

Weeks of Dec 28 – Jan 2/3, Jan 4 – 9/10
Volume 1,

HAPPY NEW YEAR, BAT-FANS!

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to another action-packed issue of “Batman: The Animated Newsletter”!

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SPECIAL IN THIS ISSUE

The “BEST/WORST” of 1998 voting continues in this issue. Be a true Batfan and show the world what you think is the best and worst of the past year – the best way to improve the quality of our favourite hero.

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HISTORY OF THE ANIMATED BAT

The five-time emmy-winning Batman: The Animated Series (BTAS) debuted in September of 1992, running weekdays on the FOX network. 65 episodes later, season two began in 1994, airing only on Saturday, adding only 15 new episodes to the roster.
A year later, BTAS was re-introduced to the FOX weekday line-up. All the original episodes were brought back this time, as well as 5 new episodes, leaving the episode count at 85 in September of 1995. The series was top-notch, and fans were sad that it wouldn’t go on – but it was an excellent run. In 1997, BTAS was pulled from the FOX network. Was BTAS dead?
We were all proven wrong.
NEW episodes began airing bright and early on the morning of September 13th, 1997, on the WB network. Two years (less two days) after BTAS ceased production, it was reborn.
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HISTORY OF THE ANIMATED MAN OF STEEL
In the fall of 1996, the creators of BTAS moved on and produced an animated version of the Man of Steel. The first season was made up of a mere 13 episodes, and while the show did not blow away audiences like BTAS did, “Superman” (STAS) still managed a fair amount of success. In it’s second season, it was teamed up with BTAS on the WB, making the full hour block of “Heavy Duty Dubbas” episodes a sure-fire winner. In fact, the series involved a three-part crossover with Batman, and has three more crossovers planned in the future. In 1997, the series won an “Outstanding Special Class Program” emmy, which it shared with BTAS. The series is moving strong and gaining even more steam as it blasts into Season Three…
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BATMAN:THE ANIMATED ARCHIVES
So, you’re a new subscriber and wish to see back issues of “Batman: The Animated Newsletter”? Well, fear not, for a great friend of mine has offered to hold back issues of our newsletter at her site, for all to enjoy! Christmas has come early (and in bi-weekly installments) this year! The site is called “The Warner Bros. Club” and features an amazing amount of WB related games and information! For all you wanting to catch up, or look back, here is the URL:
//www.toonzone.net/wbc
The Warner Bros. Club site is also part of a much bigger site. The site is called TOON ZONE and contains three more WB related sites: Brian Cruz’s WB Cartoon Page, Colin’s WB schedule page, and the WB Comic Zone. The sites have been updated and somewhat revamped! Do you wanna see the people behind it? There’s also a site for that as well. This isn’t an official WB page but it’s so good, might as well be! There’s even a chat room and a great message board! If you’re looking for anything WB related check out this site! Definatly worth bookmarking!
TOON ZONE
//www.toonzone.net
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ALSO, if you can’t seem to find them there, or if they are not updated, e-mail the following address and we will send out a back-issue directly to you.
btanarchives@hotmail.com
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NEW EPISODE(S)
This section will just basically give an insight into what the new episodes are about and hopefully a synopsis of the episode. This section will feature both new Superman and new Batman episodes. 
‘REBIRTH’
Batman Beyond #1, 2
Air date: Jan. 10 & 16, 1999
The premiere of the new series! See what made Bruce Wayne give up the cowl, and how a teenager in futuristic Gotham City became Batman for the 21st century. This is a two-parter, for sure. They’re showing this episode prime-time on Jan. 10th and then in the new weekend schedule on Jan. 16th. Written by Paul Dini, Stan Berkowitz, and Alan Burnett. Directed by Curt Geda.

‘MAD LOVE’
Batman #106???
Air date: Jan. 16, 1999
An adaption of the award-winning Dini/Timm comic, featuring Harley Quinn’s origin. Joker appears as well, of course, with Two-Face, Riddler, and Killer Croc (instead of Penguin) making cameos. There is still no definite word on whether this is a one-parter or two-parter. We’ll have to wait and see. Butch Lukic directs.

‘ABSOLUTE POWER’
Superman #??
Air date: Jan. 16, 1999
I hve no idea what this episode is about…sorry!

‘RISE OF THE DEMON’
Superman #??
Air date: ???
Batman and Superman team-up for the third and final time, this time to take on the likes of Ra’s Al Ghul, who holds another twisted plot to return its globe to its natural state. Will it be a 3-parter as originally planned?
Hopefully!
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WB ANIMATION SCHEDULES:
(courtesy of Brian Cruz and/or the official BTAS/STAS site)
The New Batman/Superman Adventures last this past year with high ratings and critical sucess! Kid’sWB airs the show Monday through Friday from 4-5 pm (eastern time) and now in a 90 minute block on weekends starting at 8:30am (eastern time). The time may vary for the various WB affiliates across Canada and the U.S. The schedule is set to change again in Septmeber or October, so watch the SCHEDULE and NEWS section for upcoming information!

THIS WEEK:
Mon 12-28-98: Batman #14 Heart of Ice
Superman #26 Monkey Fun
Tue 12-29-98: Batman #72 Harlequinade
Superman #24 Soldar Power
Wed 12-30-98: Superman #15 Ghost in the Machine
Batman #97 Over the Edge
Thu 12-31-98: Superman #10 My Girl
Batman #67 A Bullet for Bullock
Fri 1-1-99: Batman #78 Showdown
Superman #23 Double Dose
Sat 1-2-99: Batman #98 Mean Seasons
Batman #108 Beware the Creeper
Superman #?? Little Big Head Man

NEXT WEEK:
Mon 1-4-99: Superman #20 Identity Crisis
Batman #64 Read My Lips
Tue 1-5-99: Batman #18 Beware the Gray Ghost
Superman #19 Target
Wed 1-6-99: Superman #22 Speed Demons
Batman #30 Perchance to Dream
Thu 1-7-99: Batman #88 Cold Comfort
Superman #30 Bizarro’s World
Fri 1-8-99: Superman #09 Stolen Memories
Batman #103 The Demon Within
Sat 1-9-99: Superman #39 World’s Finest (Pt. 1)
Superman #40 World’s Finest (Pt. 2)
Superman #41 World’s Finest (Pt. 3)

Note: All episodes #86 and onward of BATMAN are considered THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES while the original 85 are considered BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (BTAS) episodes.
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EPISODE OF THE WEEK:
(by Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton)
This section lets me tell you about my favorite rerun airing this week! You are not to miss this episode at all cost! Tape it if possible! All Batman and Superman episodes which have at least been shown once are eligible – but try to catch the new episodes if you can!

THIS WEEK:
Batman
There are two instant-classics this week, both of which are part of Batman’s roster of
episodes. These are the emmy-award-winning “HEART OF ICE” featuring the tragic origin
of Mr. Freeze, and the acclaimed “OVER THE EDGE”, featuring the death of Batgirl and
Batman’s last days as a crimefighter. Watch ’em both!

NEXT WEEK:
Superman #39, 40, 41
WORLD’S FINEST #1, 2, 3
Airs Jan. 9, 1999

The first animated team-up of the world’s two oldest (and best) superheroes! Batman and uperman oin forces and take on the dual threat of the Joker and Lex Luthor in this award-winning instant lassic. Also features Commissioner Gordon, Harvey Bullock, Lois Lane, Harley Quinn, Mercy Graves, and Alfred.

THIS WEEK’S EPISODE TO MISS:
Airs Dec. 31, 1999
None of these episodes are terrible, so it’s difficult to pick a stinker for this week. While not bad at all, the award-winning “A BULLET FOR BULLOCK” will not appeal to all simply because it focuses on a supporting character in the Bat-mythos. It’s still a good episode though.

NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE TO MISS:
Airs Jan. 8, 1999

THE DEMON WITHIN
Again, difficult to choose. While not a terrible episode, this episode has a very thin plot that would leave most fans wanting more – because there is nothing here to begin with. Where’d the Demon come from? How’d Bruce meet him? Who’s this Klarion kid? The weak plot is at least partially saved by the terrific animation by TMS. Unless you don’t mind all-out action or like the character of Etrigan the Demon, this is a one to mark on your “miss” list.
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CARTOON NETWORK WB ANIMATION SCHEDULE:
“Yabba Dabba Doom”
(courtesy of Brian Cruz)
It seems that about every month or so the schedule for Batman changes again! So please be patient. We may not be able ot get the new episode schedule up in time but here’s the most current schedule for Batman:TAS on CARTOON NETWORK: It airs Monday thru Friday at 6 & 6:30pm and a midnight repeat (of the 6pm episode) Monday thru Thursday. We’ll note of any change.

Mon 12-28-98: #31 The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
Tue 12-29-98: #34 Night of the Ninja

Episode schedules for the Cartoon Network for any later dates were unavailable at the time of mailing this newsletter. For future updates, check out TOONZONE for schedules. See the links section for the link. NOTE: Most of the episodes airing now on the CARTOON NETWORK won’t be airing on KidsWB for quite some time! If you want to complete your collection then get as many as these episodes on tape as possible! Just some friendly advice.
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EPISODE REVIEW: (SPOILERS!)
(by Bob Evatt)
Mr. Evatt is an experienced reviewer of the new BTAS episodes and has much of his work shown at the Lazarus Pit website, and is now contributing to this newsletter! His other reviews can be reached via this link:
//effect.net.au/allan/lazarus-pit
NOTE: Mr. Evatt was unable to supply a review for this newsletter so Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton is filling in for him.

HOLIDAY KNIGHTS 
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Dan Riba
Animation by Dong Yang
Original air date: September 13, 1997
My rating: **1/2

Seeing how it’s the holiday season, I decided that I should review the most recent holiday episode of the series. Here goes!
This is the first episode in the new style, and in every way, is drastically different from all its redecessors, in that it is a 22 minute episode split up into three vignettes. The story is based on the vents that occur in a Batman Adventures Holiday special, released in 1994.
The first vignette stars the long-awaited re-team-up of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. It’s December 2, and their life is the pits. So what do they do? Ivy drops by a party held at the mansion of eronica reeland and kisses one of the party-goers…Bruce Wayne…under the mistletoe, casting him under er pell. She then drags him into their car, where she and Harley ambush him, taking all his credit cards, nd then going on a shopping spree around Gotham at his expense.
The second vignette is set at Mayfields, a Gotham department store, on Christmas Eve. Barbara ordon is there, buying a present for her father, while Bullock and Montoya are there undercover as anta Claus and an elf to catch a theif that has been robbing the store in the recent past. A group of our kids enter the store and then become involved in a chase sequence before crashing together, evealing themselves to be none other than Clayface! Batgirl quickly changes her costume and battles layface, before she, Bullock, and Montoya chase him outside and apprehend him. The best scene in his vignette, in my opinion, is Batgirl’s battle with Clayface…this is an example of how much more TAS can get away with (violence-wise) on WB, compared to FOX.
In the third vignette, Batman and Robin have just been informed that the Joker has stolen a special onic-bell (or something) developed by Gothcorp. On a video tape sent to the GCPD, the Joker akes a promise that, seeing how it is New Year’s Eve, he will kill absolutely no one in the orthcoming year…so, he must kill a massive amount of people tonight to make up for it, using the onic-bell, which, when struck, kills everyone within earshot. For the big New Year’s countdown, housands of Gothamites have gathered at Gotham Square, where the Joker is awaiting for them… his vignette is great, except fot the Joker’s look…where are his red lips? This also is a landmark for he series…it’s the first episode in the series in which someone gets shot…Batman, of all people!
This episode is good for laughs and just plain old entertainment. No real drama here, and despite the scalated violence, there is no real sense of darkness. Not great, but not bad. Some may not like ow hree stories are crammed into just 20 minutes…that’s the largest weakness of the episode. The pisode is entertaining enough to watch once or twice, but it’s basic purpose, to me, was to introduce the new style of the series, and show how much more they can get away with on the WB than on FOX.
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SPECIAL IN THIS ISSUE #1
(by Tim TWO-FACE Leighton and Dick Grayson)

Here is another shot to vote for our poll of the best and worst of 1998. Results will be
posted in the next issue. The due date for submission is Jan. 9, 1999.
YOU GET TO MAKE THE DECISIONS! YEP! We now give you a chance to vote on
what you think is the best and worst of 1998. Here are the categories, and
respond by sending the response form back to THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS (juno@direct.ca)
Have fun! We’ll post the answers in .

1. BEST EPISODE OF BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES aired in 1998.
2. WORST EPISODE OF BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES aired in 1998.
3. BEST NEW CHARACTER DESIGN OF “BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES” in an pisode seen in ’98.
4. WORST NEW CHARACTER DESIGN OF “BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES” in an pisode seen in ’98.
5. BEST VOCALIZATIONS OF A MAJOR CHARACTER ON BTAS in 1998
6. WORST VOCALIZATIONS OF A MAJOR CHARACTER ON BTAS in 1998
7. BEST MUSIC SEQUENCE on a BTAS episode in 1998 (excluding main title)
8. BEST VISUAL FX on a BTAS episode in 1998.
9. BEST NEW CHARACTER on BTAS in 1998
10. WORST NEW CHARACTER on BTAS in 1998
11. BEST OVERALL CHARACTER on BTAS in 1998
12. BEST WRITER FOR AN EPISODE in 1998
13. BEST DIRECTOR FOR AN EPISODE in 1998
14. BEST “animated” BATMAN COMIC (i.e., GOTHAM ADVENTURES) of 1998.
15. WORST “animated” BATMAN COMIC of 1998.
16. BEST COVER of an ANIMATED BATMAN comic of 1998
17. BEST ANIMATED BATMAN ACTION FIGURE of 1998 (any in the “new” style).
Now, for Supes:
18. BEST EPISODE OF SUPERMAN in 1998
19. WORST EPISODE OF SUPERMAN in 1998
20. BEST ANIMATED SUPERMAN COMIC in 1998
21. WORST ANIMATED SUPERMAN COMIC in 1998
22. BEST NEW CHARACTER
23. WORST NEW CHARACTER
24. BEST OVERALL CHARCTER
And now, US!!!
(This is just for fun, but hey!)
25. OVERALL, JUST THE BEST DANG ISSUE
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You need not respond to all the questions, or even any, but feel free to do so!
Thank you for your time.
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EDITORAL
(by Laura Hysert, aka “Phoenix”)
Ms. Hysert has taken the Christmas vacation off, which she deserves after all her hard work – but she will return in January with another editorial about nothing (very Seinfeld-ish, huh?).
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BATMAN:THE ANIMATED TRIVIA
(by Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton)
This is one of my favourite sections, where I get to boggle the minds of all our readers! *EVIL LAUGH* This trivia is all animated-related in some form, and can deal with ANY aspect of the show or comics. Some are easy, some are not. Now have fun – let’s see how well you do! Answers are provided beneath the “Animated Batman/Superman Sites” section.

51. On what day of the year was Mr. Freeze married to Nora?
A: DECEMBER 21
B: DECEMBER 24
C: JUNE 21
D: JANUARY 26
E: SEPTEMBER 6

52. In “Holiday Knights”, how many lives did the Joker claim?
A: NONE
B: ONE
C: TWO
D: THREE
E: HUNDREDS

53. Aside from Christmas/New Years, which of the following holidays have been the setting for a TAS episode?
A: HALLOWEEN
B: APRIL FOOL’S DAY
C: LABOUR DAY
D: EASTER
E: VALENTINE’S DAY

54. How much time passes between Parts One and Two of the two-part “TWO-FACE” episode?
A: TWO DAYS
B: FOURTEEN DAYS
C: SIX MONTHS
D: A YEAR
E: TWO MONTHS

55. In the “Batman & Robin Adventures” comic series, which villain makes an appearance at hristmas-time?
A: RIDDLER
B: MAD HATTER
C: JOKER
D: RA’S AL GHUL
E: CATWOMAN
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LITTLE FACTS
(by Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton)
Here is a section that just points out various little facts that we have noticed while watching BTAS and STAS countless times. If you have anything to contribute, feel free to do so! Enjoy!
CONBTRIBUTED BY STAFF:
1) The mother Batman and earth-mother of Superman both have the same name…Martha. Ever otice that?
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ANIMATED NEWS AND RUMORS

MOVIES
-Also it looks like BATMAN:THE ANIMATED MOVIE #3 is a definite YES!(woohoo!) – Boyd Kirkland says that there are no potential plot outlines available just yet.
-“Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” will likely air on Kids WB sometime this season – but this is mere speculation.

ANIMATED SERIES’
– Butch Lukic was revealed to be the director of “Mad Love” in the recently-released
“Batman: Animated”. Preview commercials of this episode have aired, and the animation looks like ome of Dong Yang’s best work. There is still no definite word on whether this is a one or two arter.
– There is some rumor of a “Lost Years” episode featuring how the Scarecrow’s new design came bout, to air sometime after “Mad Love” and “Rise of the Demon”.
– An internet interview with Kevin Conroy is approaching. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!

BATMAN BEYOND
– For those awaiting “Batman Beyond”, you are in luck! Preview commercials have begun to air on he WB network; these were initially seen during “Men In Black” on Dec. 12/13, 1998.
-A sneak peek of this series will be on the WB and affiliates on Jan. 10th, at 7 PM (EST). Check our local listings for details. The series officially kicks off on Jan. 16.
– The two-parter pilot episode, “Rebirth”, is written by Paul Dini, Stan Berkowitz, and Alan Burnett. irected by Curt Geda.
– Mr. Freeze is now rumored to be one of the few current villains which will appear in this new eries. Other rumors are Ra’s Al Ghul (definite), and Clock King, Killer Croc, and Man-Bat (not too ikely). The Joker is evident in the street gang “The Jokerz”, and chances are that Harley will be in here too. Dini himself has definately said that the Joker, Riddler, and Two-Face will NOT appear at ll in the series – they’re long dead.
– For a recent article on BATMAN BEYOND, go to ttp://www.mania.com/columns/newsbytes/newsbytes122598.html
– BATMAN BEYOND now has its own unofficial message board at: ttp://www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb163115
COMICS/BOOKS
Re: NO MAN’S LAND
– Batman is missing for the first three months. Nightwing stays in Bludhaven. Robin leaves town with his father. The new Batgirl appears immediately. Gordon, Bullock, and Oracle appear to be staying. Azrael also becomes a more intricate part of the team. Huntress is also stickin’ around. Alfred most likely stays, too. The JLA won’t appear, and we’re going to see why. As for Spoiler…hmmm?
– Villains aplenty. Catwoman and Riddler abandon Gotham. Mr. Freeze seizes control of the power plant. The Scarecrow has a field day tormenting Huntress. Bane tries to gain control of the city – again. Penguin and Two-Face have major roles, but no details are given. The Joker doesn’t appear until close to the end, along with the new, improved Harley Quinn – whom will appear in civilian form mid-way through the crossover. Other villain heavyweights like Poison Ivy, Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, Firefly, and Ra’s Al Ghul will have roles as well, most likely, but no details are given for them, either.
– It looks like Kelly Puckett and Scott Peterson, writer and editor of “Batman Adventures” 1992-1995) well at least write two issues of “Batman: Gotham Adventures” after Ty Templeton’s eparture following .
– Rumor has it that if the “Batman Beyond” series and comic series are popular enough, it will ecome ontinuing series, instead of just a six-issue mini-series as currently planned. The same happened with The Batman Adventures” many moons ago.
– Joe Staton has been pegged as the artist for the BATMAN BEYOND comic series, while Terry eatty is inker and Hilary J. Bader is writer.
– All five “Lost Years” comics will be sold together in “The Lost Years” Tradepaperback in January.
TOYS
-Previews of the first wave of BATMAN BEYOND toys have been released! Figures included are:
FUTURE KNIGHT BATMAN
LAZER BATMAN
COVERT BATMAN
LIGHTNING STORM BATMAN
MANTA RACER BATMAN
JOKERZ LEADER
Wow…typical Kenner. Five versions of Batman and only one villian to take them on. Hopefully we’ll be seeing BLIGHT, more JOKERZs, and maybe BRUCE WAYNE and villian toys besides the usual variants.(thanx again, Chip!)
-As for the regular animated line, a wave featuring the new-style Mr. Freeze and three Batman ariants is due sometime in 1999 – if anyone has any more info please contact us! I have seen pics of he Mr. Freez figure and it looks really good, just like his original figure – it even has the detachable ead and spider legs!
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OTHER BATMAN RELATED NEWS
Movie News
– No new news yet…
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BATMAN: THE ANIMATED FIGURES
(by Kevin Smith)
“ITSY BITSY, TEENY WEENY, CREEPY BRUCIE AND THE BEANIES”

Ok, so this is the first toy editorial I’ve written in months. Really. I wrote the other ones mostly during this past summer – added a little touch ups, so here goes! This wave is really small; in fact there are only two figures worth mentioning.
First off is the Bruce Wayne figure. I really like this figure. It’s not ultra exciting with playability, but we finally get a Bruce Wayne figure that wears normal civilian clothes. Yes, he’s wearing a trench coat, but he’s also wearing his suit underneath it, and to me, his saving grace is the fact that he has cuffed pants and shoes – not boots! Granted, I would have liked him to have had those piercing blue eyes, but I will cope. Now, he also turns into a black and red costumed Batman, but mine is displayed as Bruce Wayne. I really think they did a nice job on him. This way, collectors can have Bruce, and kids can turn theirs into Batman. I did feel that the card art was a little weak. Something about the motion line between the Bruce version and the Batman version seemed wrong to me. He comes with a wheel that has pictures and names of villains and allies and their secret identities. I hope these are previews of figures to come! 

The other figure in this line worth mentioning is the Creeper. Now, I for one, really liked his character. He was fun, and even though I really do miss Summer Gleeson (I can’t believe Jack Ryder was invited to Bruce’s wedding in “Chemistry”, and not Summer – but I digress), I really dig his character, so I had to get the figure. The figure is very true to the show’s design. However, with the fur on his back, he’s difficult to balance, though possible. He also comes with a television camera that turns into a cannon that can shoot that microphone that he using to help keep his balance with. The card art for this figure is excellent. It shows him off and the style is right on. The Creeper is a colorful addition to any New Batman Adventures figure display! I also decided to mention the DC Beanies that can be bought at your local Warner Brothers Store (and I believe on the net). So far, Batgirl and Green Lantern are unavailable (at least, that’s what I was told), but you can grab Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, Catwoman, and Robin. They are about Seven U.S. dollars a piece, and my Warner Brothers Store was selling three for $18.00. I think that Catwoman is the best because they used a leathery feeling material to make her. Batman has a weird face, but is still a worthy effort. Robin gets my vote for second best. Wonder Woman, Flash, and Superman are ok, though I believe Wonder Woman’s suffers in design from the fact that she hasn’t had a design made for the show, and therefore, the beanie designers had to come up with their best effort. In my opinion, the faces suffer from the fact that a two dimensional face is being rendered on a three-dimensional object, and it looks really weird to not have a nose sticking out. Yes, seams get in the way if a nose sticks out, and on Batman’s the nose sticks out a little without the seams being very prominent. Yet, on Wonder Woman’s the nose is really badly done.
Still, I like them, and plan on completing my collection soon! So, what’s in the next issue? Hmmm…we’ll keep ya posted!
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COMIC REVIEWS
(by Aaron Maurer)
Mr. Maurer was unable to supply us with a review of any Batman comics for this month, but fear ot, e will be back in the next issue!
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COMIC SCHEDULES
This section gives a little bit more indepth look into each monthly issue of BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES and SUPERMAN ADVENTURES. The price is $1.99 in the US and..grrrrr….$2.95 in Canada

“ANIMATED” COMICS

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #10
Jan. 6th
Harley finally writes her tell-all book about the Joker and other Arkhamites! Nightwing and Robin appear.
NEXT MONTH: – At long last, the Riddler is back, but with a twist – he’s leaving clues to the crimes of OTHER villains in Gotham. What’s Eddie up to?

BATMAN: THE LOST YEARS TRADE PAPERBACK
Jan. 20th
A collection of all five Lost Years stories, featuring the origin of Nightwing and Tim Drake, with appearances of Batman, Batgirl, Joker, Two-Face, and Ra’s Al Ghul.

BATMAN BEYOND #1
Jan. 20th
An adaption of the animated debut of the NEW Batman.
NEXT MONTH: Issue #2 – A comics adaption of the second part of the animated debut
of the NEW Batman.

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #29
Jan. 6th
The tragic figure known as Bizarro is lonely — very, very lonely. Enter th’ Main Man, Lobo, who ees this as a perfect excuse to head down to Earth and cause some trouble for Superman. And hile obo dukes it out with the Man of Steel, Bizarro hopes to get his groove back… with his dream girl, ois Lane! Hoo-boy!
NEXT MONTH: – Part one of a two-part story, in which Superman discovers the public
claims he’s been missing for a year! Jonathan and Martha Kent are declared dead, and Superman’s rue parents from Krypton return. What the…?
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COVERING THE BASICS…
This sections helps you, the reader, find the best on the newsstand or comic shop. The covers below are covershots for BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, and/or related comic book/book merchandise. I hope this section makes it easier for you to find true qaulity. The covers are provided by DC CURRENTS, and TOONZONE. Any other source will be given their dues.
BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #10
//www.toonzone.net/comics/covers/bga/bga10.jpg
BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #11
//www.toonzone.net/comics/covers/bga/bga11.jpg
BATMAN ADVENTURES: THE LOST YEARS (Trade Paperback)
//www.toonzone.net/comics/covers/br/balytpb.jpg
BATMAN BEYOND #1 (of 6)
//www.toonzone.net/comics/covers/bb/bb1.jpg
BATMAN BEYOND #2 (of 6)
no cover currently available
SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #29
//www.toonzone.net/comics/covers/sa/sa29.jpg
SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #30
//www.toonzone.net/comics/covers/sa/sa30.jpg
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SITE WORTH CHECKING OUT
It’s the newly revamped BRUCE TIMM ARTWORK ARCHIVE! Now, with a complete it boasts a Fan Forum, the man himself, BRUCE TIMM, and a huge gallery showcasing his artwork. Also presenting up-to-date rumors on all incarnations of the animated Bat, this site is definately worth checking out! 

THE BRUCE TIMM ARTWORK ARCHIVE
//www.aiusa.com/chip/timm/archive.htm
Check it out! You won’t regret it! It might be awhile before this section is updated but stay tuned!
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ANIMATED BATMAN/SUPERMAN SITES:
THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES
//www.batman-superman.com
BATMAN:THE ANIMATED SERIES
//www.batmantas.com
KIDSWB!
//www.kidswb.com
//www.wbanimation.com
TOON ZONE
//www.toonzone.net
TWO-FACE’S TOWER OF TRANQUILITY AND TERROR
//www.angelfire.com/tx/TimTwoFace/index.html
BRIAN CRUZ’ WB CARTOON PAGE
//www.toonzone.net/brian/index.html
BRIAN’S BATMAN PAGE
//members.aol.com/bdavis2613/main.html
THE ANIMATED BAT
//www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/7382/index.html
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED HOMEPAGE
//www3.sympatico.ca/quartet/home.htm
THE BATCOMPUTER
//members.spree.com/batcomputer
BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUB-ZERO
//www.warnerbros.com/subzero
SUB-ZERO: THE DEFINTIE GUIDE
//www.batman-subzero.com
RAVING TOY MANIAC
//www.toymania.com
CHARACTERS ON THE ADVENTURES OF BATMAN & ROBIN
//www.xse.com/leres/batman.html
THE ADVENTURES OF BATMAN & ROBIN F.A.Q. SITE
//www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/1216
THE BRUCE TIMM ARTWORK ARCHIVE
//www.aiusa.com/chip/timm/archive.htm
HARLEY’S HAVEN OF HEDONISM
//www.angelfire.com/hi/harlequinhideaway
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (unofficial site)
//www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Makeup/5158
ANIMANIA
//hjem.get2net.dk/twt/home.htm

These are some of the best BTAS sites on the web at this time. Most sites are updated or have been recently and all are up and running.
If you’ve watched Batman on WB there’s a fair chance you’ve watched Superman as well. This show has picked up 40% more viewers this past season thanx to Batman. This series is one of the most underrated shows on TV becuase it’s stuck under Batman’s (pun intended) shadow. There’s one website that treats it as its own show and its a damn good website!
I recemmend all who have seen this show to check out this site:

SUPERMAN:TAS
//www.rain.org/~stas
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ANSWERS TO THE TRIVIA
Answer to #51: ‘B’
Answer to #52: ‘D’
Answer to #53: ‘B’
Answer to #54: ‘C’
Answer to #55: ‘A’
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CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:
BATMAN and all related property is a registered trademark of DC Comics. 

Visit DC Comics website at:
//www.dccomics.com
DC Comics is owned and operated by Warner Brothers. Visit their website at:
//www.warnerbros.com
Kids’WB! is a part of Warner Brothers. Visit the Kids’ WB! site at:
//www.kidswb.com
If I’ve left any out I’ll probably be suee and homeless within a year so please tell me.
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LIKE WHAT YA SEE? WANNA SUBSCRIBE? HERE’S HOW!!!
Now that this newsletter is archived at THE WBC HOMEPAGE, those who haven’t subscribed have been asking how to do so. Well here it is for those who would like to subscribe:
To subscription requests email juno@direct.ca and that’s all ya do. Just put ‘subscribe’ and your email address in the email message.
A little cash donation would be appreciated, but it’s not obligatory. (Dang!)
Also if you want to ask question about BATAMN/SUPERMAN or this newsletter then please send those as well! We will respond ASAP. Thank you for your time, and thanks for reading!
-Tim TWO-FACE Leighton and Dick Grayson, editors
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TO ALL GOOD THINGS…
…there must be an end. We would like to thank the endless amount of contributors for contributing their editorials, columns, news, jokes, reviews and other articles. We hope you’ve all enjoyed it as much as we’ve enjoyed making it!
See ya next time!
CREDITS FOR BATMAN: THE ANIMATED NEWSLETTER
EDITOR: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton and “Dick Grayson”
AIR DATE SCHEDULES: Brian Cruz
BTAS REVIEWS: Bob Evatt and Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
EDITORIAL: Laura Hysert
COMIC REVIEWS: Aaron Maurer
TOY REVIEW: Kevin Smith
“BTAN ARCHIVES” MODERATOR: Eileen Delgadillo
TRIVIA: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
PROMOTIONS AND JUST GETTIN’ THE WORD AROUND: Brian Cruz, Brian Davis, Eileen Delgadillo
THOSE WHO FILL IN FOR OTHERS WHEN THEY FOUL UP:-P Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
DELIVERY: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
E-MAIL RECEPTION HANDLING: “anonymous”
BATMAN CREATED BY: Bob Kane (who else?)
All elements in this newsletter have been copyrighted (copywritten?) by DC Comics, 1998.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EVERYONE AT “Batman: The Animated Newsletter”!

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