Batman The Animated Newsletter #60

Batman: The Animated Newsletter
Weeks of March 13 – March 25/26, 2000
Volume 3,
Rated: PG for some “low-key coarse language and occasional griping”

THIS ISSUE’S SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE: “SO WHEN WERE THOSE ANIMATED BAT-VIDEO GAMES SUPPOSED TO BE OUT THIS YEAR, ANYWAY?”
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SPECIAL NOTICE

Due to upcoming finals and many other school-related projects (and some not) in the lives of our two editors, “Batman: The Animated Newsletter” will be taking a two-week hiatus. We’ll be back bright, new, and refreshed on March 27. See ya’ll then!

-editor Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
(who for some reason talks about himself in the third person)
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MAKE US LOOK LIKE FOOLS AND SEE YOUR NAME IN PRINT!

Yep, you heard right! Ever since the issue #1, my hasty editing procedures have always left not just a few, but sometimes a whole horde of simple errors, grammatical problems, untrue facts, and whatnot. Just no typos – you’ve gotta be more creative than that! Here’s where YOU come in. If you can find any mistakes in this issue (we’re not purposely making mistakes – any mistakes you find will be ones we were too blind to see), we’ll print your name in the following issue in a special column. Sound fun?

Come on. Make us look like idiots. We dare ya. Grrrr.

-Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
the tremendously warped editor
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THOSE WHO POINTED OUT OUR FAULTS

No one. HA! Does this mean our newsletter was flawless? Hardly…
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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING…
New episodes are on the horizon! Here’s what we can expect in the near future…

‘SNEAK PEAK’
Batman Beyond #32
Air date: March 26, 2000
A gossip reporter acquires the technology to become “incorporeal” and walk through walls. Becoming the ultimate peeping Tom, he discovers Batman’s identity and threatens to reveal it on national television.

For synopses of all other upcoming second season BATMAN BEYOND episodes, check out of BTAN at this address:

//www.toonzone.net/wbc/newsletters/btan
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WB ANIMATION SCHEDULES:
(courtesy of Brian Cruz and/or the official BTAS/STAS site)

THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES air Mondays thru Saturday; BATMAN BEYOND also airs on these days. Check local listings each day for what show is on at what time.

//www.batman-superman.com/batman/cmp/episodes.html
//www.toonzone.net/brian/schedules/
//www.ktla.com/backstage/programming/kids_framed.frm

NOTE:
If our schedule is not updated, then go to the following URL. It will ALWAYS contain the most up-to-date schedule possible.
//www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Taping/2928/
airdate.htm

THIS WEEK:
Mon 03-13-00: Superman #05 A Little Piece of Home
B-BEYOND #25 Babel

Tue 03-14-00: Superman #06 The Way of All Flesh
Batman #103 The Demon Within

Wed 03-15-00: Superman #25 Brave New Metropolis
Superman #42 Where There’s Smoke

Thu 03-16-00: Superman #10 My Girl
Batman #104 Legends of the Dark Knight

Fri 03-17-00: Superman #15 Ghost in the Machine
B-BEYOND #27 Eyewitness

Sat 03-18-00: NO EPISODES TODAY, DUE TO A POKEMON MARATHON

NEXT WEEK:
Mon 03-21-00: Batman #106 Mad Love
B-BEYOND #23 Mind Games

Tue 03-22-00: Batman #72 Harlequinade
B-BEYOND #21 Hooked Up

Wed 03-23-00: Batman #33 The Laughing Fish
B-BEYOND #22 Rats

Thu 03-24-00: Batman #83 Make ‘Em Laugh
B-BEYOND #24 Revenant

Fri 03-25-00: Batman #92 Joker’s Millions
B-BEYOND #30 Final Cut

Sat 03-26-00: Superman #53 Unity
B-BEYOND #32 Sneak Peak ———> NEW!!!

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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CANADIAN EPISODE SCHEDULE
(BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and BEYOND on YTV)
(courtesy of our friends at YTV)

-To find the episode guide and airing schedule of BATMAN and BATMAN BEYOND on YTV then please go to //www.ytv.com and click on the YTV GUIDE icon at the bottom of the screen. To check out the schedule then click on BATMAN or BATMAN BEYOND in the time grid and it will have the schedule for the current week.

BTAS will air at Noon on weekdays (in all time zones), and BATMAN BEYOND will air at 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. YTV has the rights to show all 109 BTAS episodes. They also have the rights to air the first 26 episodes of BATMAN BEYOND (all of season 1 and the first half of season 2).

YTV will be making some schedule alterations very soon. Thanx to WF’s official newsman Mr. Eye, we were able to get a hold of some of them! And here they are… Batman Beyond will join The Zone beginning Monday, March 13th at 3:30pm (ET).

THIS WEEK:
Mon 03-13-00: BTAS #30 Perchance to Dream
BEYOND #13 Ascension

Tue 03-14-00: BTAS #06 The Underdwellers
BEYOND #14 Joyride

Wed 03-15-00: BTAS #34 Night of the Ninja
BEYOND #16 Splicers

Thu 03-16-00: BTAS #36 The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
BEYOND #17 Lost Soul

Fri 03-17-00: BTAS #42 Tyger, Tyger
BEYOND #18 Bloodsport

Sat 03-18-00: BEYOND #12 Disappearing Inque

Sun 03-19-00: BEYOND #11 A Touch of Curare

NEXT WEEK:
Check out //www.ytv.com for updated schedules for this week!
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CARTOON NETWORK WB ANIMATION SCHEDULE:
(courtesy of Brian Cruz)

THE CARTOON NETWORK was able to get the exclusive rights to 52 episodes of the classic BTAS, as well as both animated movies. BTAS airs Monday-Friday at 6pm (ET) and then repeated again at midnight. If our schedule listings is not complete or up to date then please go to either of these sites for the schedule:

//www.toonzone.net/brian/schedules/batman-cn.html
//homes.acmecity.com/animation/saturday/352
/schedule.html

To see the 52 episodes that the CARTOON NETWORK does show, go to this link:

//www.toonzone.net/brian/eplists/batman-cn.html

NOTE: The schedules at Brian Cruz’ site are currently unavailable; if anyone knows of any other place where people can get listings for BTAS on the Cartoon Network, please e-mail us!
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EPISODE REVIEW: (SPOILERS!)
(by Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton)

All of Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton’s reviews of the new-style BTAS episodes and BATMAN BEYOND can be found via these links, which link to “Two-Face’s Tower of Tranquility and Terror”:

MAIN PAGE: //www.angelfire.com/tx/TimTwoFace/index.html
BTAS PAGE: //www.angelfire.com/tx/TimTwoFaceText/bats.html

The creative “team” for this column alternates between Zanna and Justin Chen, two loyal subscribers and great friends of ours here. Any other reviews printed here are written by editor Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton. Enjoy!

ARMORY
Written by John P. McCann
Directed by Kyoung-Won Lim
Animation by Koko Enterprise Co., Ltd. and Dong
Yang Animation Co., Ltd.
Original airdate: March 12, 2000
My rating: *** 1/2 (Out of five stars)

Gotham has a new criminal. He’s called the Human Armory because of his impressive and varied personal weaponry. Terry, as Batman, takes on Armory, but Batman fails in his first attempt to capture him. Because of the sophistication of Armory’s weapons, Terry has a suspect in mind.

Armory is a very capable, effective criminal who is similar to Superman’s Steel in many ways. Both are inventors who can create amazing equipment except that Armory uses his inventions to do crime and Steel uses his inventions to fight crime. Armory’s weapons include a grenade-like device that produces a portable force field, a liquid spray that coats and instantly solidifies into a hard substance, several devices that short circuit electronic components, a car that can alter its outward coloring instantaneously, and a very powerful sonic weapon.

Armory isn’t a genetically or medically altered human. He isn’t psychotic or bent on revenge. He is extremely clever and capable thief. Both times that Batman goes after him, Armory gets away.

With all the high tech gadgetry available to Armory and Batman, it was refreshing to see Batman use a Bat-grapple when his suit failed and he could no longer fly. Later, using a Bat-grapple to subdue the villain was equally satisfying and nostalgic.

The action sequences in this episode were diverse and exciting, mainly due to the variety of Armory’s weapons. Batman’s method of fire extinguishing, though low-tech, was resourceful.

Jared Tate reprises his role as the new stepson of a wealthy, successful man and Terry’s friend. While Jared and Max don’t start off being very friendly, things look up at the end. It would be good to see Max get a social life; after all, she is very attractive and outgoing.

While Armory made an entertaining criminal, it would have been interesting to see the inventor become this Batman’s Earl, the “mechanic”, or Harold, the gadget inventor. Perhaps, when he gets out of prison?

Where’s Bruce? He’s not even mentioned in this episode. Even when his presence is reduced to an Alfred-like caustic comment, it adds to the story.

Reviewed by Zanna
(Zanna_Z@NOSPAMyahoo.com remove NOSPAM to email)
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EDITORIAL
(by Kelly Tindall)
cointoss@hotmail.com

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AND THAT’S THE FACTS
(by “Reliable Source”)

(Yes, I understand that the title is grammatically incorrect. So sue us. Actually, nix that. Don’t sue us.)

(DISCLAIMER: For those of you who are not yet familiar, Reliable Source is an anonymous character who first surfaced on Batman: The Animated Message Boards, spewing forth ridiculous predictions about the future of Batman Beyond under the guise of spoiler warnings. His controversial posts created quite a buzz, and have landed him a temporary column with this newsletter. The thoughts and ideas expressed by this shady character are in no way officially connected to Kids WB, Batman Beyond, this newsletter, or anything that is decent or holy. That said, on with the show.)

Hello, folks, this is Reliable Source. Many of you may have thought that I died, was kidnapped, got amnesia, or just plain forgot about my duties to this column and this newsletter. The truth is far more amazing than any of you could ever suspect. I have been in the future. Yes, folks, I have discovered a way to transverse the barriers of time and pass into the future. What did I do on my grand adventure through time? I did what any of you would have done…and checked out the future of Batman. And I have some shocking news.

Just before the third season of Batman Beyond begins next fall, a huge fire at the WB warehouse destroys every existing episode of Batman, Superman, and Batman Beyond. In fact, everything is burned except Pokémon episodes. Because of this, Kids WB is forced to make its entire lineup consist strictly of Pokémon. No one notices the change.

With all their old episodes gone, Dini and co. are forced to recreate the series from scratch. Due to a limited budget, many episodes are combined with other episodes. For instance, “Joker’s Favor” and “Mad Love” are rolled together in “Joker’s Mad Love Favor,” likewise all three Mr. Freeze episodes are combined in “Deep Freeze Heart of Cold Comfort Ice.”

When it came time to recreate Batman Beyond, the decision was made to go a totally different route. Instead of the story of Bruce Wayne’s successor, the new series is about an earlier Batman, a caveman named Grogg. As a child, Grogg saw his parents eaten by an evil Tyrannosaurus Rex. Fleeing the scene, Grogg fell into a cave full of prehistoric bats and decided to become Batman, waging war on all evil dinosaurs.

As for the live action movies, there will only be one more, and it will be even worse than Batman and Robin. On the surface, the concept seems great, recreating the Knightfall storyline for the big screen. Unfortunately Hollywood once again gives the reins to Joel Schumacher, who butchers it like the proverbial fatted calf. Bane, played this time out by wrestler Goldberg, is once again portrayed as a simple-minded, grunting muscle man, who makes the Hulk look like Einstein. Instead of the dramatic fight to the finish with Bane that broke Batman’s back in the comics, Bane simply mumbles, “Grrr! Break back!” and punches the caped crusader in the spine. Also, instead of going through the trouble to introduce Azreal, Chris O’Donnell’s Dick Grayson becomes the new Batman, and somehow becomes evil. In the end, he is stopped by Bruce, whose back heals for reasons not explained, since the writers didn’t want to bother to introduce Shondra Konsolving. The movie also features Michael Gough as Alfred, Pat Hingle as Commissioner Gordon, and Regis Philbin as Batman (hey, he’s doing everything else).

You can write to me as Reliable_S@hotmail.com, and, as always, more as I hear it.
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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 based on the show. Remember, answer the questions WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE ANIMATED CONTINUITY. Now have fun – let’s see how well you do! Answers are provided below.

Entitled: “ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE CONCIEVED ASKING”

286. Which Bat-villain’s first name (in their secret identity) is the same as one of the headlining actors that has appeared in one of the four mainstream Bat-films?

A: The Joker
B: The Ventriloquist/Scarface
C: The Scarecrow
D: Mr. Freeze
E: Killer Croc

287. Where was the first story featuring the team-up between Batman and Superman seen (according to date of their original release)?

A: “WORLD’S FINEST”
B: “THE BATMAN/SUPERMAN MOVIE”
C: Batman Adventures #25
D: Batman & Robin Adventures #25
E: “KNIGHT TIME”

288. In this first story of Batman and Superman’s “partnership”, what were the featured villains?

A: The Joker, Lex Luthor
B: Lex Luthor, Maxie Zeus
C: The Penguin, Brainiac
D: Ra’s Al Ghul, Lex Luthor
E: Clayface, Parasite

289. What is the only episode in which one of the Riddler’s riddles consisted of letters from newspapers and magazines cut and pasted on a piece of paper in lieu of writing with a pen?

A: “IF YOU’RE SO SMART, WHY AREN’T YOU RICH?”
B: “WHAT IS REALITY?”
C: “RIDDLER’S REFORM”
D: “TRIAL”
E: “JUDGEMENT DAY”

290. Before deciding upon the name “Harley Quinn”, what was one of Dini’s original names for his creation?

A: Mrs. Joker
B: The Jester
C: Columbine
D: The Klown Princess of KKKrime
E: She was never meant to be a big-time character, so she originally never had a name
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AND THESE ARE OUR FINAL ANSWERS (to the trivia)

Answer to #286: B
Answer to #287: C
Answer to #288: B
Answer to #289: D
Answer to #290: C
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LITTLE FACTS AND BLOOPERS
(by Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton)

Here is a section that just points out various little facts and bloopers that we have noticed while watching BTAS and STAS countless times. If you have anything to contribute, feel free to do so! Enjoy!

CONTRIBUTED BY STAFF:
Alas, we here at the newsletter were unable to spot any new little facts OR bloopers over the past week. For that, we apologize. Really.

CONTRIBUTED BY OTHERS:
(by “Christina Sarron”)
1) In THE LAST RESORT, toward the end when Sean is holding the Boss of the Ranch over the ledge, Batman tells him it’s his chance to be a hero and Sean replies that he only went along with “it” because he wanted a chance to kill the Ranch Boss. Go along with what? Batman shouldn’t know about going along with anything, Sean’s deal was with Terry. I am sure they didn’t want to imply that Sean knows who Terry is.
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MERCHANDISING: WHERE THE REAL BAT-CASH IS MADE
(by anyone who cares to contribute)

Come on, contribute! Someone! Please? 🙂
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COMIC REVIEWS
(BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES by Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton)
(BATMAN BEYOND by Tim Wan)
(SUPERMAN ADVENTURES by Dick Grayson)

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES
ISSUES: “Missed Connections” (#24)
WRITTEN BY: Scott Peterson
PENCILLED BY: Terry Levins
INKED BY: Terry Beatty
ISSUED: March 1, 2000 (cover date, May 2000)
RATING (out of 5): ***1/2

It seems like Peterson is finally getting a grasp on this title. When he started nine issues ago, he had a few stand-out issues, but they alternated with a number of very poor ones. Recently these said poor ones have been upgraded to “good”, and occasional great issue still remains. He’s not the same as Templeton, but he’s getting closer and closer. Either way, the title is still a great read.

I’m growing accustomed to Peterson’s splash on page one – it’s a great way to introduce the story. The story itself is very simple, but a good one. Robin and Nightwing are captured by an unknown individual while attempting to save a fellow Gothamite; even Killer Croc gets trapped.

When Batman and Batgirl investigate, the story finally begins to take shape. Catwoman – a total surprise to me – shows up and gives us all the details. Her last meeting with Batman, way back in Issue #4 (great issue, too – go pick it up) resulted in a big change in her relationship with him; she had become a lot darker, more violent, and even more distant from the object of her affections. Here, she tries to make ammends – by trapping Batman so he and she can have their long-overdue conversation. Of course, Catwoman doesn’t get her wish, and of course, she gets away; Batgirl’s conversation with Batman on the final page is quite enlightening, though. Does Batman still have SOME feelings for her, deep down inside?

And that’s not all! There are many other little things to notice in here. Levins and Beatty are a terrific team, as always…the shading used when Robin and Nightwing are trapped is terrific, the colours used during the bridge sequence were terrific, and Batman and Catwoman’s chase through Gotham was superb. Sure, the dialogue lacked during that sequence, making this issue a rather quick read, but I still really enjoyed it.

It’s nice to see Dick dating other people now – it’d be interesting to see an issue dedicated to this, and how Barbara would react. I see that Batgirl’s “scar” under her right eye (that I pointed out in my review of ) is still present, too. I DID notice, however, that Catwoman’s ghostly complexion was absent – she’s gone back to having a nice peachy skin-tone now. But why the change? I also wish that Killer Croc got to do a bit more than just be brainless, tough, and mean – but hey, I’m not complaining. His inclusion was kinda fun.

Overall, a great issue. I can’t wait until the double-sized issue next month!

;-Y
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COMIC SCHEDULES & COVERING THE BASICS

This section gives a little bit more in-depth look into each monthly issue of BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES, BATMAN BEYOND, and SUPERMAN ADVENTURES. Below each comic listing is a link to the cover of that comic. TALK ABOUT SERVICE!
The price for any of these issues, unless otherwise posted, is $1.99 in the US and…grrrrr…a whopping $3.25 in Canada. (Both our editors and many subscribers are Canadian, hence the “grrr”.)
If we are unsure of the exact date of when an issue is being released, just check out “DIRECT CURRENTS” at //www.dccomics.com for details.

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #25
April 5th
Synopsis: A team-up between Batman and the Flash.
Cover: //comicscontinuum.com/stories/0001/25/
bmgothadvent25.jpg

FOLLOWING MONTH:
Synopsis: Everyone from the CIA and the FBI to the local Gotham mobs (Russian, Italian, Jamaican, Chinese) are in search of Kristov…and they’re willing to kill to get it. Batman doesn’t know what Kristov is, but he’s not going to let anyone kill – or die – for it. Here is the cover:
Cover: //www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0002/22/
BatmanGothAdventCvr26.jpg

BATMAN BEYOND #7 (ongoing)
March 22nd
Synopsis: The return of another popular BEYOND villain (we’re not telling WHO) makes Terry’s life a living hell.
Cover: //www.geocities.com/bbeyond/bbc7.jpg

FOLLOWING MONTH: Issue #8.
Synopsis: Unavailable
Cover: //comicscontinuum.com/stories/0001/25/bmbeyond8.jpg

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #44
April 12th
Synopsis: Unavailable
Cover: Unavailable

FOLLWOING MONTH:
Synopsis: Unavailable
Cover: Unavailable
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NEWS AND RUMORS

ALL-ENCOMPASSING/OTHER
-Terry Beatty has been and will be selling Gotham Adventures and Batman Beyond original art on eBay. His Seller ID is: beatty@machlink.com Do yourself a favor and check out some great art!
-Craig Rousseau has been and will be selling Gotham Adventures and Batman Beyond original art on eBay. His Seller ID is: cerousseau@aol.com Feel free to check it out! You don’t wanna miss it!
-Bruce Timm and Company are working on a Teen Titans animated series and a Legion of Superheroes series.
-Wanna sign a petition to get the WB to hire Jeph Loeb as the screenwriter for BATMAN 5? Go to this site to have your say:
//homepages.go.com/~fabio2_batcave/campaign.html
-The ONSTAR commercials featuring Batman are now on the air, and the website has had an overhaul as well. Check it out! The commercials will be available for download shortly.
//www.onstar.com
-Batman Beyond will join The Zone on YTV beginning Monday, March 13th at 3:30pm (ET). It’s unknown how long this will last and if this will include new BB episodes.

ANIMATED SERIES (BTAS, STAS, BEYOND)
-A new series named “ZETA” may spin-off out of BATMAN BEYOND; an episode titled “Zeta” is coming up later this season.

ANIMATED COMICS
-BATMAN BEYOND #9 will feature Batman’s first comic-book battle against Curare. Here is the cover:
//www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0002/22/
BatmanBeyondCvr9.jpg
-The first six issues of BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES will be collected in tradepaperback form, being released on May 17. These six issues feature great stories by Ty Templeton and great art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; characters in the spotlight are Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, the Riddler, Clayface, Deadman, and more. It will cost $9.95, and the cover will be the same as the cover of GOTHAM ADVENTURES #1.

OTHER COMICS
-Larry Hama will be leaving BATMAN after 0. A new writer has yet to be appointed.
-DETECTIVE COMICS #751-753 will focus on Gotham City’s quest to take Robinson Park back from Poison Ivy, who has still controlled that area since the end of NML.
-DARK VICTORY #8 will feature the fateful night at the circus where Bruce and Dick meet for the first time. This issue also features the Joker trying to blow up Gotham City.
-BATMAN: 80 PAGE GIANT #3, written by Chuck Dixon, will be one triple-length story featuring Batman and Robin vs. Calendar Man.
-Howard Porter has signed a two year exclusive contract with DC. Porter will soon be the artist for ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, taking over this fall.
-Devin Grayson will be revealing the narrator of the GOTHAM KNIGHTS series in a five issue story beginning in issue #8, this August.

MOVIES
-Check out the following URL for a rather amusing Budweiser commercial featuring clips from that wonderful show, “Superfriends”. You must have Quicktime 3 or higher to view it.
//63.249.196.103/files/wassup.mov
-Darren Aronofsky, who directed PI, the low-budget, dark film about discovering the secrets of God through mathematics, was the supposed frontrunner to helm BATMAN 5. That’s now old news in Hollywood. Other rumours being kicked around:
Larry Fessenden.
“Who?”
Fessenden has a couple of low-budget indie credits, one of which is a vampire flick called Habit. He also directed something back in 1989 called HOLLOW VENUS: DIARY OF A GO-GO DANCER. Also an actor, Fessenden played a cokehead in Scorsese’s BRINGING OUT THE DEAD and has a role in Steve Buscemi’s next directorial effort, THE ANIMAL FACTORY.
Mystery novelist, Ralph McInerny, is rumored to be working on a new treatment with Scott Rosenberg (who penned THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU’RE DEAD as well as CON-AIR). LIVE ACTION

TELEVISION
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TOYS, BOOKS, AND OTHER MERCHANDISE
-Alfred FINALLY has a figure of his own! He’ll be included in a four-pack including Batman, Robin, and Clayface. Thanks to Bobby Simic for pointing that out! Go here for the pics:
//www.geocities.com/jokerinc_2000/4pack.html
-Here are two pics of the forthcoming Stalker figure from the BATMAN BEYOND line:
//www.figures.com/archives/images/52/2852.jpg
//members.xoom.com/AnakinTsang/Stalker1.jpg
-THX1138 got us this scoop from igndc.com:
THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES
Little is known about this recently announced 3rd-person action title based on the animated series. With UbiSoft’s strong support for the Dreamcast in the early going, we can only hope that it will be indicative of heir current level of quality and commitment. (OK, so it’s not much, but hey, at least it shows that the game is still gonna get made, right?”
-COLUMBIA HOUSE is releasing 10 more videos of BTAS episodes, bringing the total of tapes released to 20 (80 episodes overall). Here is what’s coming soon:

Tape 11
“MONSTERS and MAYHEM”
1. Tyger, Tyger
2. Mudslide
3. Growing Pains
4. The Demon Within

Tape 12
“INTERNATIONAL MENACE”
1. Off Balance
2. Avatar
3. Night of the Ninja
4. Day of the Samurai

Tape 13
“SCARED STRAIGHT”
1. Judgement Day
2. Second Chance
3. Love is a Croc
4. Double Talk

Tape 14
“STIR CRAZY”
1. The Ultimate Thrill
2. Lock-Up
3. Beware the Creeper
4. Baby-Doll

Tape 15
“GOTHAM’S MEAN STREETS”
1. Appointment in Crime Alley
2. Sins of the Father
3. Legends of the Dark Knight
4. Torch Song

Tape 16
“COLD FEAR”
1. Deep Freeze
2. Cold Comfort
3. Nothing to Fear
4. Never Fear

Tape 17
“A MILLION LAUGHS”
1. Joker’s Wild
2. Christmas with the Joker
3. Mad Love
4. Joker’s Millions

Tape 18
“BATGIRL”
1. Batgirl Returns
2. Over the Edge
3. Holiday Knights
4. Mean Seasons

Tape 19
“SCRATCHES and OTHER WOUNDS”
1. Cult of the Cat
2. You Scratch My Back
3. Animal Act
4. Old Wounds

Tape 20
“SUPERFRIENDS”
1. World’s Finest (Pt. 1)
2. World’s Finest (Pt. 2)
3. Knight Time
4. Girls’ Night Out
(any part 3 of World’s Finest?)

SPECIAL NOTE
For more BATMAN, SUPERMAN, AND BEYOND news throughout the week, check out the WORLD’S FINEST NEWS PAGE at:
//www.geocities.com/bbeyond/news.html
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ANIMATED BATMAN/SUPERMAN SITES:

* – indicates a shameless plug for a site a certain double-faced editor created with his bare hands – in other words, a cheap advertising technique.

OFFICIAL SITES
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THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES
//www.batman-superman.com
BATMAN:THE ANIMATED SERIES
//www.batmantas.com
BATMAN BEYOND
//www.batmanbeyond.com
BATMAN BEYOND VIDEO SITE
//www.batmanbeyondvideo.com
YTV’S BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES PAGE
//www.ytv.com/shows/batman_animated/
YTV’s BATMAN BEYOND Page
//www.ytv.com/shows/batman_beyond/
SUB-ZERO: THE DEFINTIVE GUIDE
//www.batman-subzero.com
KID’S WB
//www.kidswb.com
DC COMICS
//www.dccomics.com
TOON ZONE
//www.toonzone.net
PSYCOMICS
//www.psycomics.com
RAVING TOY MANIAC
//www.toymania.com
VOICE CHASERS
//www.voicechasers.org

UNOFFICIAL SITES
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*TWO-FACE’S TOWER OF TRANQUILITY AND TERROR
//www.angelfire.com/tx/TimTwoFace/index.html
BATMAN, SUPERMAN, & BEYOND: THE WORLD’S FINEST DISCUSSION CENTER
//welcome.to/worldsfinest
THE DISCUSSION CENTER (same as above)
//www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/
Taping/2928/boards.htm
BRIAN CRUZ’ WB CARTOON PAGE
//www.toonzone.net/brian/index.html
BATMAN UK (BRIAN’S BATMAN PAGE)
//www.batmanuk.freeserve.co.uk
RA’S AL GHUL’S THE LAZARUS PIT
//zap.to/lazaruspit
THE DARK KNIGHT
//www.darkknight.ca
BATMAN BEYOND: WELCOME TO THE FUTURE
//www.batmanbeyond.net
TIM WAN’S BATMAN BEYOND
//come.to/batmanbeyond
DCU ANIMATED
//www.DCUAnimated.zzn.com
HARLEY’S HAVEN OF HEDONISM
//www.harley-quinn.com
GOTHAM CITY LIMITS
//www.batman.gexner.net
BATMAN: DEFENDER OF GOTHAM
//www.fandom.com/batman
THE RIDDLER – EDWARD NYGMA’S PUZZLE WEBSITE
//perso.wanadoo.fr/prospero.milan/nygma
THE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE PAGE
//www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Boulevard/7659/
CHARACTERS ON THE ADVENTURES OF BATMAN & ROBIN
//www.xse.com/leres/batman.html
ARKHAM ASYLUM
//animation.acmecity.com/saturday/352
JOKERZ TERRITORY
//members.xoom.com/Jokerz84/index.htm
THE BATZONE
//www.batzone.cjb.net/
JLA: THE ANIMATED SERIES
//animation.acmecity.com/character/375
ANIMATED TALES
//www.geocities.com/Area51/Dunes/2294/at
A TRIBUTE TO BATMAN
//www.angelfire.com/ny2/russkafin/batman.html
ANIMATED STYLE ARTWORK ARCHIVE
//hjem.get2net.dk/twt/asaa/home.html
BATMAN CEL SITE
//animation.acmecity.com/carbon/111
DARK JUSTICE
//www.mania.com.au/~grahark/darkjustice/
ROGUE AVENUE, GOTHAM
//www.ultros.com/rogue_avenue
THE BATMAN BEYOND INFO PAGE
//www.rogue-spear.com/BB
THE VAULT
//dmoz.org/Arts/Animation/Voice_Actors

NEWSGROUPS
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news:alt.comics.batman
news:alt.animation.batman
news:alt.comics.superman
news:rec.arts.sf.superman
news:alt.tv.cartoon-network
news:rec.arts.animation
news:alt.animation.warner-bros
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QUESTIONS, SUBMISSIONS, AND FAN-MAIL

If you have any questions, problems, links do not work, or anything else, then please e-mail this address with your problems and we’ll try to fix them as soon as possible. Also if you’d like to send any fan-mail then please send it to this address:

juno@direct.ca

As for submissions, feel free to submit an article or opinion on anything pertaining to BTAS. Keep in mind that as the editors, we have the right to edit your submissions if we deem it necessary. Such instances would include problems with length, grammar, and language. If we do feel we must edit something, however, we will do our utmost to ensure that the opinion and the basic message of the submission does not change, as that is the most important part of any artcile, and everyone is entitled to it. And if you do submit something, please don’t just submit a basic review of an episode or a comic or something (because we have people writing for those purposes already) – write about an issue you’d like to discuss.
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BATMAN: THE ANIMATED ARCHIVES

The very kind people at TOONZONE were nice enough to give us our own little section of their huge and diverse website. The archive contains past newsletters and is semi-regularly updated with the latest one. To check it out go here:

TOONZONE’s BATMAN: THE ANIMATED NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
//www.toonzone.net/wbc/newsletters/btan
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LIKE WHAT YA SEE? WANNA SUBSCRIBE? HERE’S HOW!!!

For those of you who are seeing this at the WBC HOMEPAGE BTAN ARCHIVES section and want to subscribe, just follow these simple instructions:

To subscribe email juno@direct.ca, put SUBSCRIBE in the subject line, and put the e-mail address you’d like the newsletter to be sent to in the body of the message.

For more information about the newsletter just email juno@direct.ca Thank you for your time, and thanks for reading! Tell your friends!

-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! Thank you for reading! See ya next time!

CREDITS FOR BATMAN: THE ANIMATED NEWSLETTER

EDITOR AT COLLEGE, NOT IN A DORM: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
EDITOR AT COLLEGE, BUT IN A DORM: “Dick Grayson”
AIR DATE SCHEDULES: Brian Cruz, RiddlerWB (at the official BTAS/STAS site), and YTV.com
EPISODE REVIEWS: Zanna/Justin Chen, and occasionally Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
EDITORIAL: Kelly Tindall
AND THAT’S THE FACTS: “Reliable Source”
COMIC REVIEWS: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton, Tim Wan, Dick Grayson
MERCHANDISE REVIEW: Various
“BTAN ARCHIVES” MODERATOR: Eileen Delgadillo
TRIVIA: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
PROMOTIONS AND JUST GETTIN’ THE WORD AROUND: Dick Grayson, Eileen Delgadillo, Brian Cruz, Brian Davis
THOSE WHO FILL IN FOR OTHERS WHEN THEY FOUL UP:-Y Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
DELIVERY: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
E-MAIL RECEPTION HANDLING: Tim “TWO-FACE” Leighton
BATMAN CREATED BY: Bob Kane & Bill Finger (who else?)

Batman and all related indicia are trademarks of DC Comics, Copyright c 2000.
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