Holy celebrations, today is Batman Day!
This is the seventh annual celebration of Batman Day, now commemorated on the second or third Saturday in September. The celebration initially started in 2014 to mark the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman. It is now a yearly event, with DC even providing free Batman comics for comic shops to distribute.
This year is DC Comics is celebrating 82 years of Batman. The character, created in 1939 in Detective Comics #27 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, has proved one of the most durable characters in pop culture. He's gone from pulp to camp to science fiction to crime and everything in between. He has been a television, film, and radio star. He's the star of fiction and comic books. The number one selling comic character in fact. A video game icon. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.
This Batman Day is headlined by two breakthrough releases, Batman: The Audio Adventures and Batman: The World, as DC, Warner Bros. and fans around the globe will celebrate the iconic character’s longevity and impact across comics, film, television, and more!
Until next year, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.