As Part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Dark Knight, DC Entertainment Releases a Free Special Edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 at Comic Book Retailers and Book Stores Nationwide
In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with thousands of comic book retailers and bookstores across the nation to celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. As part of the festivities, fans who visit participating retailers receive a free, special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer.
In addition to the comic book, DC Entertainment is providing retailers access to an assortment of other collectibles to help in the celebration of “Batman Day” including a Batman 75thanniversary cape, bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels and four Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the character’s iconic looks from his 75-year history.
- DETECTIVE COMICS #27: Batman’s first appearance, as drawn by Bob Kane
- BATMAN ’66: inspired by the classic TV series starring Adam West
- THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: As drawn by Frank Miller
- DC COMICS – THE NEW 52: As drawn by Greg Capullo
Fans who visit comic stores on “Batman Day” also have the opportunity to purchase ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1, an oversized one-shot story from bestselling creators Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert and GRAYSON # 1 by Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin, which depicts the original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name.
Continuing the celebration, DC Entertainment is partnering with Random House to bring “Batman Day” to over 1,000 libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, July 26th.
Above is DC Comics Press release surrounding today's holiday. If you are familiar with me at all you know I love me some Batman (and Robin, Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Two-Face, etc...). I'm looking forward to this winter's release of the 1960's TV show on DVD and Blu-ray, I still read the comics, Susan and I even had a Batman themed wedding.
Tonight we'll be at All Heroes Comics on Lake Ave to get our swag, a piece of birthday cake, get some comics, and just hang with other fans of the Caped Crusader. If you stop in tell 'em Billy from The Wease Show sent you.
If you are a Batman fan I also recommend Kevin Smith's weekly Batman-centric podcast "Fatman On Batman"... lots of great guests and Bat Chat.