PRESS RELEASE: DC Entertainment Unveil Plans For BATMAN DAY On July 23rd, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: DC Entertainment Unveil Plans For BATMAN DAY On July 23rd, 2014

As part of their year long celebration for the Caped Crusader's 75th Anniversary, DC Comics have announced plans for "Batman Day" on July 23rd, 2014. Hit the jump for details on that and a first look at the masks which will be given out in comic book stores marking various points in his history...

As Part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Dark Knight, DC Entertainment Releases a Free Special Edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 at Comic Book Retailers and Book Stores Nationwide

In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with thousands of comic book retailers and bookstores across the nation to celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. As part of the festivities, fans who visit participating retailers receive a free, special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

In addition to the comic book, DC Entertainment is providing retailers access to an assortment of other collectibles to help in the celebration of “Batman Day” including a Batman 75th anniversary cape, bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels and four Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the character’s iconic looks from his 75-year history.

Masks include:

  • DETECTIVE COMICS #27: Batman’s first appearance, as drawn by Bob Kane
  • BATMAN ’66: inspired by the classic TV series starring Adam West
  • THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: As drawn by Frank Miller
  • DC COMICS – THE NEW 52: As drawn by Greg Capullo
Fans who visit comic stores on “Batman Day” also have the opportunity to purchase ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1, the first issue of red-hot new comic series from bestselling creators Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert and GRAYSON # 1 by Tim Seely and Mikel Janin, which depicts the original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name.

Continuing the celebration, DC Entertainment is partnering with Random House to bring “Batman Day” to over 1,000 libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, July 26th.

On the digital front, the special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 will also be available for free download on Wednesday, July 23nd at and all digital platforms (Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, Google Play and

For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit
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Pasto - 4/29/2014, 1:16 PM
*Cough* *Cough* Batsuit *Cough* *Cough*
Pasto - 4/29/2014, 1:17 PM
They need to reveal that shit on his day. Wouldn't that make sense?
GareBear36 - 4/29/2014, 1:21 PM
Or maybe they'll release it a few days before Batman Day like Star Wars releasing the cast before May 4th.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/29/2014, 1:22 PM
Shouldn't Batman day be on May 27, the day the first Batman issue came out?
GareBear36 - 4/29/2014, 1:24 PM
Or June 26, the day his parents were shot?
yonny616 - 4/29/2014, 1:24 PM
Woooo! Day one!
grif - 4/29/2014, 1:28 PM
it will be like any other day. i wont even know its batman day.
who cares?
CaptShipwreck - 4/29/2014, 1:30 PM
Hmmmmm hail hydra
BigMikeReviews - 4/29/2014, 1:32 PM
Gusto - 4/29/2014, 1:33 PM
I already have plans to get
really wasted that day.
maninfinesuit - 4/29/2014, 1:34 PM
Batsuit? Batsuit.
ChiliConCarney - 4/29/2014, 1:35 PM
Maybe that's the day this is released on DVD...

englandlover77 - 4/29/2014, 1:37 PM
Where's Robin Day?
SuperCat - 4/29/2014, 1:38 PM
Lol @ gusto. Everyday is Batman Day for you then.
MrGlass - 4/29/2014, 1:39 PM
The day the Batsuit is finally released this site is going to go crazy
ImnotDaredevil - 4/29/2014, 1:41 PM
Bat suit would do it.
blackandyellow - 4/29/2014, 1:42 PM
This month was Daredevil's 50th Anniversary. I'm surprised Marvel didn't make a big deal out of it.
SugarYumYum - 4/29/2014, 1:43 PM
*insert joke about everyday being Batman day at DC*
CaptainObvious - 4/29/2014, 1:59 PM
I would like to see the thing that rhymes with Shmatshmuit.
I would like to see the Shmatshuit from the upcoming Smatman/Shmuperman movie.
thebearjew - 4/29/2014, 2:23 PM
guys were going to see the suit way before freaking July
they start next month so well get the pics very soon
McGee - 4/29/2014, 2:31 PM
No batman themed jimmies? >:(
RolandD - 4/29/2014, 2:34 PM
If you are going to highlight certain points in Batman's history, there should be a Neal Adams mask. Without Denny O'Neill and Neal Adams, there would have been no Frank Miller's Batman.
McGee - 4/29/2014, 2:37 PM
No Batman themed leather bondage masks? Aww who am I kidding? I only have a chance at sex when the fat girl at Payless isn't on her period...
ChuckV - 4/29/2014, 2:43 PM
"Without Denny O'Neill and Neal Adams, there would have been no Frank Miller's Batman."

So true.... seems like for some reason, DC is overlooking that.
marvel72 - 4/29/2014, 2:45 PM
batman day 23rd july 2014,the other 364 are marvel days.
FirstAvenger - 4/29/2014, 3:06 PM
McGee - 4/29/2014, 3:09 PM

So there isn't anything special about Marvel. I see....I see.
KINGPEN266 - 4/29/2014, 3:12 PM
marvel72 - 4/29/2014, 3:32 PM
@ McGee

of course there is we have at least four marvel movies a year,comic books released on a weekly basis,upcoming comic book movie trailers,tv shows,animated shows,set videos,concept art,comic book movie castings,anniversary's of characters & teams.

there is marvel news everyday of the week,good or bad.
staypuffed - 4/29/2014, 3:56 PM
Sounds awesome.
McGee - 4/29/2014, 7:06 PM

So Marvel has flooded the market with so much of their product that it's nothing special. Gotcha!

I'm learning so much...
DVonShakari - 4/29/2014, 7:22 PM
DVonShakari - 4/29/2014, 7:25 PM
This will be the first suit that has ever had the eyes covered....
DVonShakari - 4/29/2014, 7:26 PM
nahhh ....I don't know what the f*ck I'm talking about....just being hopeful
DVonShakari - 4/29/2014, 7:27 PM
the retouches on Superman's suit...
DVonShakari - 4/29/2014, 7:30 PM
This works much better...
dezdigi - 4/29/2014, 8:30 PM
I'm ready to party!
ChiliConCarney - 4/29/2014, 9:53 PM
July 23rd, 2014... Wait, did Marvel already announce that day for one of their characters? That would explain why DC chose it.
CaptainDC52 - 4/30/2014, 4:17 AM
Batman Day? EVERYDAY is Batman Day.
Nomis - 4/30/2014, 11:52 AM
@ RolandD - If you are going to highlight certain points in Batman's history, there should be a Neal Adams mask. Without Denny O'Neill and Neal Adams, there would have been no Frank Miller's Batman.


Denny O Neil and Neal dams saved batman from the camp craze of the TV show! for some reason they are being ignored in all the celebrations!

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