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'The Batman' Traction episode details
source: Comics Continuum

Comics Continuum has some details on this Saturday's episode 'Traction' which features the debut of Bane on the new show. In addition, they have some details on a new promotion involving Burger King and more ratings info

Batman Begins featured in SFX Magazine
source: SFX

Fans in the UK Will want to pick up the latest issue of SFX magazine which will be in newsstands September 29 2004. The issue will have an interview with David Goyer and pictures from filming. Superhero Hype has a snippet of the interview.

USA Today also has a small interview with Goyer. He talks about what went wrong with the old film series, answers the doubters and has an answer to who would win in a Batman vs. Blade barfight

Batman Alumni News: Alex Ross art up for Auction
source: Superhero Hype

Artist Alex Ross (Batman: War on Crime) will be putting his artwork from the intro of Spider-Man 2 up for sale from now to October 20, 2004. The proceeds will be donated to the United Cancer Front (UCF) Women's Cancer Research Program at UCLA. More details can be found Here

Bat-Alumni News: Infantino Lawsuit dismissed
source: Newsarama

An Update on the Lawsuit regarding former Batman Artist Carmine Infantino. It appears that Infantino himself has withdrawn his suit against DC.

The dismissal came not through a decision by the judge, but rather pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(ii), which allows the plaintiff to dismiss an action without order of the court by filing a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared in the action. That is, the plaintiff, in this instance, Infantino, has opted to dismiss, and the court has agreed. According to the filing, the dismissal is made without prejudice, that is, Infantino could revise his complaint and refile if he so chooses.

Newsarama also has a weeklong feature on former Batman writers Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. Their feature in addition to more details on the Infantino suit can be found at Newsarama

Jon Proctor on Robin
source: Pulse

 Artist Jon Proctor talks to Pulse about drawing Robin 130; the latest part in the War Games storyline and also discusses his working habits, drawing Robin and Dark Knight Returns


Batman Begins filming status
source: Batman on Film

Batman on Film is reporting that principle photography of Batman Begins will come to a close in the next few days and then it will go into post production. Considering that the composers were announced a few days ago, this makes sense.

Also Paul Wares, filmmaker and moderator of Batman on Film, was one of the lucky ones to get an invitation to visit the set and interview some of the cast and crew including Christian Bale. Due to Legal reasons, Paul can't reveal his entire report until January 2005 but check out a small preview of what he saw at Batman on Film

'Bats in the Belfry' Ratings
source: Comics Continuum

The first episode of the new TV series 'The Batman' scored quite well among several demographics. The show scored second and sixth place among Male Tweens 9-14 and Tweens 9-14 respectively. Head down to Comics Continuum for more figures

Katie Holmes on Batman Begins
source: Latino Review

Latino Review has a small interview with Katie Holmes (Rachel Dawes). She talks about her role in the film, the possibility of appearing in future Batman films and her future film career


Batman Begins gets two new composers
source: has revealed that Batman Begins will have not one but two composers. Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) and James Newton Howard (The Village) will provide the music for Batman Begins. Long time Chris Nolan collaborator David Julyan was rumoured to be the film's composer.


'Batman' appears at Father's rights rally in the U.K
source: BBC

A Father's rights rally had a bizarre moment when one of the protesters dressed as Batman climbed a balcony of Buckingham palace and kept police at Bay for five hours. Go Here for more details

A Review of 'The Batman'
source: Superhero Hype

Superhero Hype has a review of the first episode of the new TV show 'The Batman'. The reviewer gave the show favourable marks. The review can be found Here

Bat-Alumni News: Status on Irv Novick
source: Pulse

The following is a press release (From Pulse) regarding the status of former Bat Artist Irv Novick.

PRESS RELEASE In 2001 comic legend Irv Novick took a fall and was wheelchair bound. He was still in a wheelchair when he attended the 2002 Comic Con International. In 2003 Irv entered a physical rehabilitation center where he lives to this day. Irv is now 88 years old, it is unlikely that he will ever be released. Any fans, or professionals who would like to send cards or letters can send them to this address ... Sylvia Novick 71 Beechdale Rd. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. 10522-3001 It will not be possible for Irv to respond individually to cards and letters, but he would definitely appreciate words of encouragement from his fans and fellow comic professionals. The family request no phone call or personal visits.


Meet 'The Batman's Joker: Kevin Michael Richardson
source: Comics Continuum

Comics Continuum has a little profile on Kevin Michael Richardson; the voice actor who does the voice of the Joker. The Joker will make his debut in the first episode which airs this week on Kids WB!.

Another clip from new animated show
source: WB

Three days away from the debut of 'The Batman' and WB has released another clip for the show. This one is a preview for the first episode 'Bats in the Belfry'


WB has big plans for David Goyer
source: Variety

Variety is reporting that David Goyer has signed a first look writing, directing and producing deal with Warner Brothers. Goyer also had a similar deal with New Line. Full details can be found Here

Terry McGuinness to appear on Justice League Unlimited
source: Comics Continuum

Comics Continuum is reporting that the future Batman, Terry McGuinness will appear in the Justice League episode 'The Once and Future Thing, Pt. 2'

New Writer for 'Catwoman'
source: Newsarama

Newsarama has learned that writer/artist Scott Morse will fill in for three issues as writer for Catwoman

Ramon Bachs talks Batman: City of Crime
source: Pulse

Ramon Bachs has given his thoughts about what to expect from his artwork for the story arc Batman: City of Crime which will start in Detective Comics 801. Ramon talks about how he will draw Gotham and Batman and which former Bat director he won't be taking getting inspiration from. Head down to Pulse for more details