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Scott Beatty told The Continuum he has written two stories so far for DC Comics' The Batman Strikes!, based on the Kids' WB! animated series.

"The first is a Catwoman heist story," Beatty said. "The second involves a cadre of villains formed by The Joker to off The Batman."

The stories will run in The Batman Strikes! #27-28.

Beatty's other upcoming projects include JSA Classifed #19-20, a two-part story called "Skin Game," with Dr. Mid-Nite investigating the black market trade in metahuman body parts. Rags Morales and Michael Bair provide art.

And he is also writing The DC Comics Action Figure Archive, due out in 2007 from Chronicle Books. "This one covers every DC action figure ever produced with wonderful photography by Marc Witz," Beatty said.

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Chris Yost, story editor of Cartoon Network's Fantastic Four animated series, is developing the new Spider-Man animated project, The Continuum has learned.

Spider-Man is being produced by Marvel Studios and Sony's newly formed Culver Entertainment. It is being timed to coincide with the third Spider-Man live-action film.

In addition to Fantastic Four, Yost has written for X-Men: Evolution, The Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He co-writes the New X-Men comic book with Marvel Studios' Craig Kyle.

In other Marvel animation news:

* Producer Jason Netter told The Continuum that the new Wolverine and X-Men series is in "full pre-production."

* The Teen Avengers animated project, recently announced as part of Marvel's quarterly report, will not be based on the Young Avengers comic book.


With the Fantastic Four movie premiering on HBO on Sunday and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in production, The Comics Continuum as Detroit News profiles Michael Chiklis, who plays The Thing.

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Oni Press on Thursday announced that Wasteland, the series by Antony Johnston and Chris Mitten, will take a "skip month" in November and resume with #5 in December.

"Taking a month in-between #4 and #5 was a very deliberate choice for us, said Oni Press managing editor Randal C. Jarrell. "First, we could see that retailers were still in the process of gauging the growing demand on the book. The off-month gives them a chance to re-approach their initial orders to more accurately meet the needs of their stores without having to rely as much on re-orders which are more expensive and less reliable."

"But it's not just about that," added Oni editor-in-chief James Lucas Jones. "One person, the unbelievably talented Chris Mitten, pencilled, inked, toned, and lettered the first three issues of Wasteland and one of those issues was double-sized. That takes a lot out of a person and we knew something was going to have to give if we were going to avoiding breaking Chris -- we do want him on this series for a long, long time, after all.

"With issue #4 the series welcomes new letterer Doug Sherwood to the team, but even with that slight reduction in Chris' workload, we're still going to have take breaks every once in a while. The alternative is to start missing on-sale dates, and we just won't do that. They won't be prolonged and they won't be frequent, but in order to keep the quality and integrity of the series intact, they will happen from time to time."

The entire first issue of the series will be available online at on Wednesday, which is also the date that the series' third issue arrives in stores.

"I think it's safe to say that I've never experienced a fan reaction as wide or as passionate as I have for Wasteland," Johnston said. "It's a thrill to see people get so involved and ingrained in this world we've created and with the massive amount of fan mail we've received -- including a piece of music! -- it just seemed right to create a special place for our fans on the official website."


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* Sci Fi continues to release images from its upcoming season of Battlestar Galactica. Shown here are Katee Sackhoff as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace and Grace Park as Sharon Valerii.

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The Everywhere Man, voiced by Superman Returns star Brandon Routh, will be the villain of The Batman episode "The Everywhere Man," which could air as early as October on Kids' WB!.

* Below is a first look at the Special Edition versions of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, which will be released on Nov. 28.

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In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Sunday, September 3: From Canadian Fan Expo -- DC Comics' Big Guns, Mike Mignola and Geoff Johns.

* Saturday, September 2: Blade: The Series, X-Men: Evolution's Brad Swaile and Marvel's Civil War.

* Friday, September 1: Jim Lee at Canadian Fan Expo, The Batman, Legion of Super Heroes, Superman serials on DVD and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 31: Blade: The Series, Diamond Select/Marvel products for November, Smallville Season 5 DVD, Robert Kirkman press conference and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 30: Fantastic Four animated, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Blue Water First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 29: The Punisher DVD, The Batman season opener, Fantastic Four press conference, Smallville and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, August 28: Virgin Comics for November, Viper Comics for November, The Batman and First Looks.

* Sunday, August 27: Spawn Series 30 action figures, Fantastic Four animated and First Looks.

* Saturday, August 26: Image Comics First Looks, Family Guy and Oni Press for November.

* Friday, August 25: Blade: The Series, Arcana Studio for November, Ghost Rider's Nicolas Cage and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 24: Devil's Due Publishing for November, IDW Publishing for November, Ultimate Spider-Man's Brian Michael Bendis, The Tick DVD and First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 23: Fantastic Four voice cast, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Blade: The Series.

* Tuesday, August 22: Marvel Comics for November, Image Comics for November, Who Wants to be a Superhero?, Gen13, Civil War new printings and First Looks.

* Monday, August 21: DC Comics for November, Boom! Studios for November, Archie Comics for November, Spider-Man 3's Topher Grace and Wolverine: Origins' new arc.

* Sunday, August 20: The Simpsons and Smallville win Emmy Awards, The Spirit's Frank Miller and First Looks.

* Saturday, August 19: White Stripes on The Simpsons, Cyberforce/X-Men, Krypto the Superdog and First Looks.

* Friday, August 18: Smallville Season 6, Teen Titans for September, Fantastic Four for September, James McAvoy attached to Wanted movie, First Looks, Civil War checklist and Highlander.

* Thursday, August 17: Legion of Super Heroes' Shawn Harrison, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo on Cartoon Network, Superman DVDs, Aspen Seasons, IDW's Angel: Masks, Moonstone Books for December, Top Cow First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 16: Smallville: Season 6, Dwayne McDuffie at BET, DC First Looks, Image First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 15: X-Men: The Last Stand DVD, The Batman Season 2 DVD, Blade: The Series, Marvel First Looks and Civil War books delayed.

* Monday, August 14: Dark Horse Comics for November, Teen Titans DVD, The Fountain and First Looks.

* Sunday, August 13: Hellboy animated, Spider-Man action figures and Triumph Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, August 12: Legion of Super Heroes, Spider-Man 3's Topher Grace, Family Guy, Smallville and Chuck Dixon writes for TightLip Entertainment.

* Friday, August 11: The Simpsons, HBO/Cinemax in October, Image First Looks, Devil's Due First Looks, The Tick on DVD and July sales.

* Thursday, August 10: Hellboy on Cartoon Network, Avengers movie, Image Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, new Adult Swim series and Ultimate Fantastic Four press conference.

* Wednesday, August 9: DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Archie First Looks, Teen Titans and Battlestar Galactica.

* Tuesday, August 8: Legion of Super Heroes' Kari Wahlgren, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Soulfire: Chaos Reign, Darkness/Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SLG Publishing's Agnes Quill.

* Monday, August 7: Marvel Studios, Legion of Super Heroes and The Runaways' Mike Norton.

* Sunday, August 6: Wizard World Chicago -- Lynda Carter statue and WildStorm and Vertigo panels.

* Saturday, August 5: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and from Wizard World Chicago: DC Universe, Civil War and Ultimate panels.

* Friday, August 4: Top Cow, DC Nation and Mondo Marvel panels at Wizard World Chicago, X-Men: The Last Stand DVDs, Hellboy sequel and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, August 3: Spider-Man 3's Thomas Haden Church, Virgin Comics for October, Arcana Studio's OutlawScorn 3030 A.D. and Blade: The Series.

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