Date: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 5:14 PM
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED NEWSLETTER MINI-UPDATE
(delivered between Issue #5 and #6)
Sept 5-12, 1998.
We have taken a three-week break from “Batman: The Animated Newsletter”, due to returning to school and the fact that our computer access has been temporarily cut-back. We apologize for this inconvenience, but have still supplied you with the air date schedules and episode-of-the-week picks.
We’ll be back on the weekend of Sept. 12 for a mini-newsletter (issue #6), and will be back in full force on Sept. 19/20 for the “Season Premiere Spectacular”! See you then!
The Sept.12th installment of the new BATMAN/SUPERMAN adventures will be airing at 9am eastern time,following MIB. But this is only temporary. Kids’ WB! new schedule and season starts the weekend after so be prepared! We’ll be explaining and telling all in our next newsletter. When we return for the September 12th/13th edition of the newsletter we’ll give you all the information on the schedule changes! The weekday schedule remains the same until the new season.
Sept 7th-SUPERMAN #17-ACTION FIGURES
Sept 8th-BATMAN #75-BANE
Sept 9th-SUPERMAN #26-MONKEY FUN
Sept 10th-BATMAN #57-SHADOW OF THE BAT Part One
Sept 11th-BATMAN #61-SHADOW OF THE BAT Part Two
SUPERMAN #39-WORLD’S FINEST Part One
SUPERMAN #40-WORLD’S FINEST Part Two
SUPERMAN #41-WORLD’S FINEST Part Three
Next Week (Sept. 19th):ALL NEW EPISODES!!!!ALL NEW WEEKDAY/WEEKEND SCHEDULE!!!!!!
EPISODE OF THE WEEK
Well this is a special installment of the EPISODE OF THE WEEK.This week we a classic superhero team-up: BATMAN and SUPERMAN!
Episodes #39, 40, 41
WORLD’S FINEST Parts 1, 2, 3
This is no doubt the best meeting of the superheroes and I doubt there next meetings will top it! The animation is amazing and the plot works! The Joker heads to Metropolis with 20 pounds of Kryptonite to kill Superman…for a price. Where Joker goes Batman can’t be far behind but he encounters an obstacle: love. When he arrives at Metropolis (as Bruce Wayne) he meets Lois Lane and they instantly click and hit it off! Then the trouble begins. Batman first meets Superman in a nightclub brawl. The Joker kidnaps Lois! Luthor is under tremendous heat from both the Joker and the “bullies in long underwear”. All I can say is that it’s an action packed 60+ minute movie that shouldn’t be missed. Great animation and a great finale! And ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY gave the BATMAN/SUPERMAN movie (which is World’s Finest) a rating of ‘A-‘!Not bad hunh?
EPISODE TO MISS:
SUPERMAN #26-MONKEY FUN
You can skip this weekday episode. Its not really a bad episode, but just a run of the mill beat-the-crap-out-of-a-mutant episode. Some funny scenes and dialogue make it worthwhile, but nowhere near a GREAT episode.
-WB will be having a ‘special’ morning centering around a special airing of WORLD’S FINEST: A BATMAN/SUPERMAN MOVIE. There will be ‘behind the scenes’ clips and shows what it takes to make an episode of the award winning and critically acclaimed series. WORLD’S FINEST re-airs September 12th (or 13th) at 9am on Kids’ WB!
-Plus in a recent review ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY gave the BATMAN/SUPERMAN movie a rating of…’A-‘ (which is basically **** (out of 5) for all wondering).
-Hilary J. Bader will be writing the ‘GIRLS NIGHT OUT’ crossover between Supergirl and Batgirl. It’s still undetermined if this is a one part or multi part episode.