In honor of the World's Most Popular Super Hero an entire day is being devoted to the Legacy of the Dark Knight on September 17, 2016.
It is a day unlike any other on the fandom calendar! It ranks as one of the most anticipated days of the year, coming in slightly behind the annual pilgrimage San Diego Comic-Con. When every faithful follower of “The Bat” all gather under one Bat-Signal and not unlike Kevin Smith, the writer/prodcuer/master podcaster (the greatest Bat-Fan of them all) pay homage to the legend of the Dark Knight. Batman Day is upon us, and on Tuesday, September 17, every Batman Fan will win!
Because after all the best part of the annual event is all the unique swag that DC Entertainment hands out and the very special events that are scheduled with some of the best talent meeting and greeting fans to discuss all things “Batty”! 2016 will not be the exception! Already many are gearing up…the latest t-shirt hitting retailers this week spotlights the great new design inspired by the “Rebirth” redesign introduced in Batman: Rebirth #1 and carried on through all Bat-titles.
DC Entertainment recently announced: To commemorate BATMAN DAY, fans will receive a copy of Batman #1 from this year’s line of DC Rebirth titles written by Tom King and illustrated by David Finch. The art introduces a new super-powered defender that has come to Gotham City and is working overtime to clean the city up. Who is Gotham? What is the mystery behind his sidekick Gotham Girl, and what do both of them mean to the future of the Dark Knight Detective?
On digital platforms expect some massive sales in effect Sept. 13-19 all under the branding banner of “Road to Batman Day” which will included 15 digital ebooks and 100 periodicals starring the Caped Crusader which will feature best-selling titles including Batman: Hush and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and more. Now in its third year, BATMAN DAY remains a fan-favorite event that was first introduced and timed to celebrate the character’s 75th anniversary.
It has since synced the DC Comics hero as the imprint’s most world-renowned and recognizable persona. Visit the new BATMAN DAY website for more info.
Expect several star-studded signings and meet-and-greets to be coordinated across the coast to feature top Batman talent including an all-star lineup at Midtown Comics Downtown in New York City with Frank Miller, Tom King, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Additional signings include Snyder and John Romita, Jr. (Long Island, NY), DCE Publisher Jim Lee (Pasadena, CA), Hope Larson (Pasadena, CA), Paul Dini (Los Angeles), Julie and Shawna Benson (Los Angeles), James Tynion IV (Downtown Los Angeles, Danny Miki (Chino Hills, CA), Tim Seeley (Chicago, IL) and David Finch (Windsor, Ontario), with more to be announced.