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'Batman Day' is Coming on July 23

To celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary, DC Entertainment has some special plans.

Batman is turning 75 this year and looks pretty great for his age. To celebrate the Dark Knight's longevity, DC Entertainment has declaried July 23 as Batman Day.

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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.

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 character’s iconic looks from his 75-year history.

Masks include:

  • DETECTIVE COMICS #27: Batman’s 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.

On the digital front, the special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 will also be available for free download on Wednesday, July 23nd at www.readdcentertainment.com and all digital platforms (Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, and Google Play).

For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit www.batman75.com.

Check out the Masks and Cape.

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Posted By livefastest13

This is a great idea!!! I am a huge Batman fan and doing something like this gets younger generations into the comic scene. They need more things like this every year, comics are not as big as they were in the 50s 60s and 70s and things like Comic Book Day and now this are great ways to get new and young readers. My kids loved Comic Book Day and there excited about this just as much as I am.... Plus if they only give out one mask each it will give me a chance to own them all LMFAO THANKS KIDS!!!

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Posted By mje360

I am digging those masks, except 66'.

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Edited By Breadspread

Sounds like a fun way for Batman fans to celebrate. Hope my local comic store takes part, if not I guess it'll just be another day of dressing up as Batman at home.

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Posted By ComicStooge

Awesome!

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Posted By LyraFay

@dud317: Make sure to name her Selina, Barbara, Vicki or Julie (the first Batman love interest in the comics) in honour of Batman!!

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Posted By LyraFay

Superman's 75th: Blockbuster movie and an amazing series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee.

Batman's 75th: "Batman Day," where you get crappy Batman masks.

Fanboys really can complain about ANYTHING.

Just thinking that. Whacked logic!

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Posted By Dud317

My baby girl is due on Batman day?!?! Somebody grab the free comic for me please.

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Edited By I3IO_HAZARD

Everyday should be batman day

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Posted By ScarletBatman

WHAT is so special about the 75th year!?!?!

Besides the fact that he is 63 years older than you?

Superman's 75th: Blockbuster movie and an amazing series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee.

Batman's 75th: "Batman Day," where you get crappy Batman masks.

Fanboys really can complain about ANYTHING.

People like free stuff more than stuff they have to pay for.

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Posted By patrat18

@silverpool said:

July 23rd, I shall light 75 candles around my room, turn out all of the lights, and meditate in a Batsuit for 12 hours to appreciate this character.

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Edited By RulerOfThisUniverse

Superman's 75th: Blockbuster movie and an amazing series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee.

Batman's 75th: "Batman Day," where you get crappy Batman masks.

Fanboys really can complain about ANYTHING.

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Posted By THEOCITYLEGEND

July 23rd, I shall light 75 candles around my room, turn out all of the lights, and meditate in a Batsuit for 12 hours to appreciate this character.

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Posted By SilverPool

July 23rd, I shall light 75 candles around my room, turn out all of the lights, and meditate in a Batsuit for 12 hours to appreciate this character.

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Posted By thewalkingdeadpool18

@z3ro180:

HMMMMM i'm calling shenanigans.

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Posted By mak13131313

@nahuel said:

F*CK YEAH!!

THIS IS HOW YOU CELEBRATE AN AWESOME CHARACTER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY!!!

This

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

WHAT is so special about the 75th year!?!?!

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Posted By TheBhramaBull

BECAUSE HE'S BATMAN

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Posted By amazing_webhead

Nice masks

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Posted By NightFang3

Didn't know Batman had his own holiday.

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Posted By z3ro180
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Edited By Knightfall225

Yesss

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Posted By jayc1324

yay.

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Posted By AllStarSuperman

@z3ro180 said:

OH COME ON. Superman 75th birthday was last year and all we got was an awesome movie and animated short along with a comic done by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. Not fair DC.

Where was all this in Superman's 75th anniversary DC?

Comic Vine ignored Superman's birthday as well, I thought they would've done something.

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Posted By Bezza

na, na, na, na, na, na. na, na, Batman......

Looking forward to July 23rd.

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Edited By Catsnlynne

Isn't everyday Batman Day at DC comics?

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Posted By thewalkingdeadpool18

@z3ro180:

I don't remember them making an AWESOME movie for Supermans 75th anniversery. MOS sucke so you can't mean that.

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Posted By Jasoninthewoods

You know I'm a Batman fanboy as much as the next guy ,but I think they should work to bring up the other members of the big 6 to this level.

Especially since a Justice League movie is coming.

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Posted By HushoftheWind

@rustyroy: I said it once and I'll say it again, Damien is better than the Robin role

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Edited By kennybaese

So Robin Rises is a series now? I thought it was supposed to be a one shot.

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Edited By Maddpanda531

And a happy 50th Anniversary to the Teen Titans...

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Posted By CaptainHoopla

WHEN IS IT! WHEN IS IT! Every day is Batman day!(Christian Bale voice)

Cool idea. Free comic re-telling Detective Comics 27, yes please.

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Posted By StMichalofWilson

Well this is something

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Posted By RustyRoy

@2cool4fun said:
@captain13 said:

Since Damian Wayne comes back to life in December, I wonder if DC will give Robin a 75 year anniversary? Or Wonder Woman? Or Aquaman? Or Jay Garrick? Or Alan Scott?

If your going by specific characters like Jay Garrick, then they should give Dick Grayson something special, not just any robin.

Dick does deserve something special.

Well Damian does too, he was the most recent Robin and hopefully will be again after Robin Rises.

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Edited By JakeN7

Awesome!

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Posted By Krypton-115

Does anyone know if a trade of Batman Eternal is on it's way, I think it is once they reach issue 11-12, just want to be sure.

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Posted By Krypton-115

@captain13 said:

Since Damian Wayne comes back to life in December, I wonder if DC will give Robin a 75 year anniversary? Or Wonder Woman? Or Aquaman? Or Jay Garrick? Or Alan Scott?

If your going by specific characters like Jay Garrick, then they should give Dick Grayson something special, not just any robin.

Dick does deserve something special.

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Posted By 2cool4fun

Since Damian Wayne comes back to life in December, I wonder if DC will give Robin a 75 year anniversary? Or Wonder Woman? Or Aquaman? Or Jay Garrick? Or Alan Scott?

If your going by specific characters like Jay Garrick, then they should give Dick Grayson something special, not just any robin.

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@z3ro180 said:

OH COME ON. Superman 75th birthday was last year and all we got was an awesome good movie and animated short along with a comic ( That takes over a year to release 9 issues ) done by Scott Snyder and JimLeeCan't keep 1 f-ing deadline-man. Not fair DC.

Fixed it for you.

Also not to mention that even tho that's Superman's birthday book, batman still plays a big role in it...

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Edited By RustyRoy

Awesome!!!

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Edited By Squalleon

I already said it and I will say it again. DC will milk that anniverssary until 2015!

@captain13 said:

Since Damian Wayne comes back to life in December, I wonder if DC will give Robin a 75 year anniversary? Or Wonder Woman? Or Aquaman? Or Jay Garrick? Or Alan Scott?

Probably not.
Maybe some mentions here and there but nothing remotely this big.

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Edited By Nahuel

F*CK YEAH!!

THIS IS HOW YOU CELEBRATE AN AWESOME CHARACTER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY!!!

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Posted By MarcosVergara14

Where was all this in Superman's 75th anniversary DC?

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Posted By Pperspectiveandreality

More batman......yaaaaayyyyy...

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Edited By z3ro180

OH COME ON. Superman 75th birthday was last year and all we got was an awesome movie and animated short along with a comic done by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. Not fair DC.

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Edited By Captain13

Since Damian Wayne comes back to life in December, I wonder if DC will give Robin a 75 year anniversary? Or Wonder Woman? Or Aquaman? Or Jay Garrick? Or Alan Scott?

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Posted By darknightspideyfanboy

wow so many different batman