DC Visits Overseas US Troops on USO Tour

DC Entertainment has visited US troops stationed in Kuwait as a part of the multi-day USO tour.

Jim Lee, Dan Didio, and Batman writer Tom King were the comic book guests that visited troops. Nafessa Williams, as well as Candice Patton, and Danielle Panabaker from CW’s Black Lightning and The Flash also joined them.

DC toured five military bases: Camp Buehring, Camp Arifjan, Ali Al Salem, Camp Patriot and Al Jaber. The troops met and took pictures of the celebrity guests. In addition, the troops sat inside the ‘Tumbler’ Batmobile from The Dark Knight. Finally, service members viewed an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Pennyworth television series.

 

Comics Professionals Give Back to the US Troops

Amongst the events, King held a special panel where he discussed his time as a CIA counterterrorism operations officer and how he transitioned to writing Batman.  Lee also gave an art seminar, for service members interested in illustration.

Lee was honored to be a part of the DC crew to support the soldiers. Here he is on his USO experience:

It was an absolute honor to meet with brave service members that exemplify real life heroism. These heroes inspire the world every day with their valor and commitment to freedom, the same courageous qualities that Batman has symbolized for eight decades. DC is extremely proud to have joined forces with the USO to deliver an unprecedented Batman experience to our troops.

Similarly, the USO was excited to collaborate with DC Entertainment. Here is USO’s COO Alan Reyes on DC coming to Kuwait.

The USO is honored to join forces with DC to bring this first-of-its-kind tour to service members in Kuwait. As we close out Military Appreciation Month, this tour will strive to share America’s appreciation and support with our men and women in uniform. We are also excited to extend our partnership with DC beyond this tour by distributing Batman-themed USO2GO kits to service members across the globe.

Images and video courtesy of DC Entertainment

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Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.