Greetings, Dark Knight fans! If you haven’t noticed already, you most certainly will very soon. DC Comics has officially declared July 23rd “Batman Day.” From the press release:
“In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with thousands of comic book retailers and bookstores across the nation to celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. As part of the festivities, fans who visit participating retailers receive a free, special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer.”
Growing up watching Batman: The Animated Series and (for better or for worse) all of the Batman films of the 80′s and 90′s, the Caped Crusader has been my favorite superhero for quite some time. As such, I find it only appropriate to let you, the reader, know how to celebrate “Batman Day” in style – with a little help from the fine people at ThinkGeek.
From hats to tees to watches, nearly everything Batman fanatics could wish for (minus the actual Batsuit, of course) can be yours in time for the big day. I wore my patriotic Batman shirt while out and about celebrating America’s birthday and turned heads everywhere I went. People couldn’t resist admiring the epic combination of two iconic symbols – the Bat logo and the stars & stripes.
Mark you calendars, stock up on snacks, and pop in your favorite Bat flick in honor of 75 years of crime-fighting action. If you’re feeling bold, do a little cosplay and visit the local children’s hospital. The kids there sure could benefit from having their spirits lifted in a way that only the Batman can. You may not be the hero they deserve, but you can be the hero they need.
For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit www.batman75.com.