With the September 17 Batman Day festivities nearing, DC Entertainment has a pile of goodies ready to celebrate one of the most popular super hero characters of all-time.
To commemorate the event this year, fans will receive a copy of Batman #1 from this year's DC REBIRTH -- written by Tom King and illustrated by David Finch, Matt Banning and Jordie Bellaire.
There are also opportunities for fans to purchase limited-edition apparel. Two of the most appealing options are on the DC Website, a black shirt, featuring The Dark Knight Returns artwork as well as a white shirt, featuring a street-art design.
There will be signings and meet-and-greet opportunities availabke with top Batman talent across the county. Some of the major stops include an impressive panel at Midtown Comics Downtown in New York City that will feature Frank Miller, Tom King, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
Additional signings and locations 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.
Via the company press release, major retailers including Pottery Barn Kids, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, as well as hundreds of schools and public libraries will host fan events with fun-filled activities at locations nationwide, and Six Flags parks across the U.S. will distribute free copies of BATMAN #1. Batman fans will also be able to download for free a family friendly BATMAN DAY activity kit including activity sheets, trivia and games.
Digital readers can get in on the Batman Day fun through two, massive digital comics sales. From Sept. 13-19 the "Road to Batman Day" sale will offer 15 eBooks and 100 digital periodical issues featuring iconic Batman titles like BATMAN: HUSH and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. eBooks will be on sale for $5.99 and periodicals will have a 75 percent discount. Then on Batman day (9/17), BATMAN VOL. 7: ENDGAME and BATMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 1 will be on sale for $3.99 each.
This year's Batman Day celebration is hosted by DC Entertainment, along with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensees including Capstone Young Readers, Bendon, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, DK Licensing, HarperCollins and Storytoys, all creating unique opportunities for retail and digital promotions across various media to honor the Dark Knight.
Now in its third year, the annual fan-favorite event was first introduced timed to its world-renowned character's 75th anniversary. For more information, visit the new Batman Day website http://www.dccomics.com/BatmanDay.