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DC Comics Declares July 23rd - Batman Day

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As Part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Dark Knight, DC Entertainment Releases a Free Special Edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 at Comic Book Retailers and Book Stores Nationwide

In celebration of Batmans 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 Batmans 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

In addition to the comic book, DC Entertainment is providing retailers access to an assortment of other collectibles to help in the celebration of Batman Day including a Batman 75th anniversary cape, bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels and four Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the characters iconic looks from his 75-year history.

Masks include:

DETECTIVE COMICS #27: Batmans first appearance, as drawn by Bob Kane

BATMAN 66: inspired by the classic TV series starring Adam West

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: As drawn by Frank Miller

DC COMICS THE NEW 52: As drawn by Greg Capullo

Fans who visit comic stores on Batman Day also have the opportunity to purchase ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1, the first issue of red-hot new comic series from bestselling creators Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert and GRAYSON # 1 by Tim Seely and Mikel Janin, which depicts the original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name.

Continuing the celebration, DC Entertainment is partnering with Random House to bring Batman Day to over 1,000 libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, July 26th.

Source: DC Comics Media


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