Don’t forget kids: Today is Batman Day! If you don’t know what that means, here’s the 411 from DC Comics:
Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, comic shops, bookstores and libraries by the hundreds will be observing “Batman Day,” a full day devoted to all things Dark Knight! On Wednesday, July 23, participating comic shops and bookstores will give away free copies of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 SPECIAL EDITION, an updated take on the comic that first introduced Batman to the world.
This extra-sized issue features stories by Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and Sean Murphy, as well as Batman’s first adventure, Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” reprinted in full. In addition, it includes a sneak peek at Meltzer and Chip Kidd’s beautiful reimagining of the original Detective Comics #27. Then on Saturday, July 26, libraries nationwide will get in on the fun with Batman-themed activities and great giveaways, including the free Detective Comics #27 Special Edition.
Most Comic shops are having events today to mark the occasion. My local shops are having sales, trivia contests and costume competitions. Tis should be a fun day for Bat-fans all over the world. So happy 75th birthday Batman, and we hope you enjoy the cake.
I was going to hire a clown for the party, but that didn’t go like I planned.