DC Comics has declared Wednesday July 23, 2014 “Batman Day” in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight, one of the most popular comic book characters and pop culture icons ever. But that's not all. DC is giving away free comics to honor Batman's special day. “As part of the festivities, fans who visit participating retailers will receive a free, special edition of Detective Comics #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut," says the comic book giant. Can't make it to the store? You can get a free download here and it's also available for all digital platforms like Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play.
In addition to the free comic book, DC is giving retailers access to other Batman collectibles, including a Batman 75th anniversary cape. Four Batman masks spotlighting iconic interpretations of the character will also be available including Batman’s first appearance, as drawn by Bob Kane, Batman ’66, Inspired by the 60s TV series starring Adam West, The Dark Knight Returns, as drawn by Frank Miller and The New 52, As drawn by Greg Capullo.
But that's not all. The festivities will stretch all the way to the weekend when DC and Random House partner up to bring Batman Day to over 1,000 libraries across the country on Saturday, July 26. For more information, you can visit Batman75.com or, better yet, just drop by your local comic book store any time to celebrate the Caped Crusader's special day with friends and fans of the 75-year-old superhero.
See you next time,