Holy celebrations, today is Batman Day! This is the fifth annual celebration of Batman Day, now commemorated on the second or third Saturday in September.
This year is an extra special Batman day as DC Comics is celebrating 80 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. The character will even get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.
To celebrate this year, DC has worked with cities across the globe to light Bat-signals in the sky. So if you see the signal, don't worry, Batman is on the case.
Until next year, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.