For 80 years, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans. Since appearing in the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939, Batman continues to leave his mark in every form of entertainment imaginable. Appearing in countless comics, animation, television, films, video games, toys and other products, he remains the single most popular superhero. He would not be complete without the most iconic gadgets and of course, the Batmobile; not to mention, an unparalleled rogues gallery.

Batman is humanity’s timeless hero and he’s just getting started.

Join us for a year-long global celebration of the Caped Crusader! #LongLiveTheBat #Batman80 #Detective1000


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Batman 80 Playlist


Read Batman

In his 80 years, Batman has been the central figure at the forefront of graphic storytelling. These titles, from seminal industry benchmark Batman: The Dark Knight Returns to the modern classic Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls, are essential to every comic library.

Batman Run Series

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Batman by joining us at the DC Batman 5K on Saturday, September 21st. Experience heroic race course entertainment, earn the limited edition 80th anniversary DC Batman t-shirt and finisher’s medal, and join the epic post race party! Thousands will take part at Los Angeles City Hall or virtually around the WORLD. You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime event. 

Click here to register now!

Quick! To the Batcave™ with Build-A-Bear Workshop!

Collect the coolest furry friends in Gotham City™ today at Build-A-Bear Workshop! 80th Anniversary Batman™ Bear, The Joker™ Bear and Harley Quinn™ Bear make one-of-a-kind additions to your collection!

More details from Build-A-Bear!


Become Batman on Snapchat

Transform into Batman with our new Snapchat lens! Set against Gotham City’s skyline, users will experience the Bat-Signal, the Batarang, and much more! Do you have what it takes to be Batman? Find out when you unlock the Batman lens with this snapcode #LongLiveTheBat


The Ultimate Batman Playlist

We've compiled the best of music from Batman-related films, television and games. From Batdance to Hans Zimmer, this is the perfect soundtrack to set the mood during a cruise through Gotham City.

Stream it now on Spotify!



Come back for details on more upcoming events, exclusive products and coverage of all things Batman as we celebrate the Dark Knight all year long!
#Batman80 #LongLiveTheBat #Detective1000

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