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
Batman Day is almost here and to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80 years as the World’s Greatest Detective, DC and Warner Bros. are lighting up the night skies by projecting the iconic Bat-Signal, as well as producing fan celebrations, in major cities around the globe on Saturday, September 21.
Scroll and zoom your way around the world in the map below for more information on these global celebrations!
Batman 80 Playlist
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 80 Must-Read Graphic Novels
Celebrate Batman by adding this custom frame to your profile picture! Simply visit this link while logged into Facebook and type “Bat-Signal” in the search bar.
Batman teams up with Amazon at custom curated pop-up shops, open for a limited time now through September 30 in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The interactive shopping experience is designed for fans of all ages and features special-edition merchandise, daily giveaway items, and an photo standee so you can don the cape and snap a photo with the caped crusader himself.
Not in these cities? Shop the collection online at www.amazon.com/batman
For 80 years, Gotham City has been a haven to the world’s most notorious criminals and only one man has defeated them at every turn: Batman. The Joker, Penguin, Harley Quinn and a host of other vile villains have all been thwarted by the Dark Knight. Join Robin, Catwoman, Jim Gordon and more as DC celebrates 80 years of the Caped Crusader with this 18-film collection, available now on BLU-RAY™ and DVD!.
For the first time, this deluxe volume tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he’s taken throughout the years across comics, TV, animation, film, video games, and beyond, to present a compelling portrait of one of the most recognizable and versatile characters in the history of fiction. Covering the complete history of Batman in vivid detail, the book features exclusive commentary from the key creatives who have been instrumental in building the Dark Knight’s ongoing legacy, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O’Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder, and Zack Snyder.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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