In his 75 years, Batman has been the central figure at the forefront of graphic storytelling. These ten titles, from seminal industry benchmark Batman: The Dark Knight Returns to New York Times #1 bestseller Batman: The Killing Joke to the modern classic Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls, are essential to every comic library. From the printed page to the big screen, Bob Kane's creation has never been a more significant fixture in popular culture the world over. Join us as we celebrate the Dark Knight's 75th anniversary.
Comic-Con may officially take place in San Diego, California, but with giveaways, star appearances, two spectacular experiences and one blockbuster Hall H panel, the city on everyone’s mind will be Gotham.
Today, thousands of comic shops and bookstores worldwide are celebrating Batman Day. They’re hosting parties, giving away free Batman comics and in some locations, handing out some awesome Batman masks. Based on four distinct Dark Knight-eras, these masks are fun and perfect for a little cell phone photography. And since Batman has shown he’s not above taking an occasional selfie, we’re putting a call out for some BatSelfies!
Over twenty hot artists from DC Comics, the tattoo art scene, the graffiti world, and the edge of cool have all been given the ultimate blank slate—a white latex reproduction of Batman’s famous cowl and cape. Each will bring his or her own unique sensibility to decorate this piece however they see fit in Cape/Cowl/Create, a remarkable art exhibit coming to San Diego Comic-Con.
It’s Batman’s 75 Anniversary, and between his upcoming adventures on the big screen (in the now filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), small screen (as a young boy in this fall’s Gotham), video game consoles (in Batman: Arkham Knight and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham), animation (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and multiple ongoing comic books (including his very first weekly, Batman Eternal), it’s going to be a big couple of years for the Dark Knight. But that’s okay, he’s used to it.
As part of their ongoing celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment (DCE) announced today that 750 Batman titles will be made available for digital download for $.99 each. For one week only beginning on July 22, fans can become immersed in the adventures of the world’s most popular Super Hero.