WHAT: Every year, DC Entertainment invites fans to celebrate the most revered Super Hero of all time on BATMAN DAY. This year on Saturday, September 17th, generations of fans will celebrate the Caped Crusader’s remarkable legacy at festivities held at thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries around the world, some of which will include free comic book giveaways and signings by some of the biggest names in comics
To commemorate BATMAN DAY this year, fans will receive a copy of BATMAN #1 from this year’s DC REBIRTH written by Tom King and illustrated by David Finch, Matt Banning and Jordie Bellaire.
Major retailers including Pottery Barn Kids, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, as well as hundreds of schools and public libraries will host fan events with fun-filled activities at locations nationwide, and Six Flags parks across the U.S. will distribute free copies of BATMAN #1. Batman fans will also be able to download for free a family friendly BATMAN DAY activity kit including activity sheets, trivia and games.
Digital readers can get in on the Batman Day fun through two, massive digital comics sales. From Sept. 13-19 the “Road to Batman Day” sale will offer 15 eBooks and 100 digital periodical issues featuring iconic Batman titles like BATMAN: HUSH and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. eBooks will be on sale for $5.99 and periodicals will have a 75 percent discount. Then on Batman day (9/17), BATMAN VOL. 7: ENDGAME and BATMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 1 will be on sale for $3.99 each.
This year’s BATMAN DAY celebration is hosted by DC Entertainment, along with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensees including Capstone Young Readers, Bendon, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, DK Licensing, HarperCollins and Storytoys, all creating unique opportunities for retail and digital promotions across various media to honor the Dark Knight.
Now in its third year, the annual fan-favorite event was first introduced timed to its world-renowned character’s 75th anniversary. For more information, visit the new BATMAN DAY website http://www.dccomics.com/ BatmanDay.
WHO: Signings and meet-and-greets with top Batman talent include an all-star lineup at Midtown Comics Downtown in New York City with Frank Miller, Tom King, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Additional signings include Snyder and John Romita, Jr. (Long Island, NY), DCE Publisher Jim Lee (Pasadena, CA), Hope Larson (Pasadena, CA), Paul Dini (Los Angeles), Julie and Shawna Benson (Los Angeles), James Tynion IV (Downtown Los Angeles, Danny Miki (Chino Hills, CA), Tim Seeley (Chicago, IL) and David Finch (Windsor, Ontario), with more to be announced.
WHEN: Saturday, September 17
WHERE: Participating comic shops, libraries, bookstores and retailers. Visit DCComics.com/BatmanDay for a map of participating locations.
Information courtesy of DC Entertainment