PRESS RELEASE: Comic Shops To Celebrate THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Day On July 19th

Comic book shops across North America will celebrate "The Dark Knight Rises Day" on July 19th. They'll be giving away a free comic book which features the first chapter of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's highly anticipated Batman: Earth One.

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By Josh Wilding - 6/21/2012
DC Entertainment and comic book retailers across North America are declaring Thursday, July 19 "The Dark Knight Rises" Day to celebrate the arrival of this summer’s most anticipated film opening in theaters and IMAX on Friday, July 20. Fans who visit their local comic book retailer on July 19 will receive a free, special edition comic book featuring several exclusive previews of current and upcoming Batman comic books and graphic novels. More than 500,000 copies of the free Batman comic book will be handed out that day on a first-come, first-served basis.

The free Batman: Earth One Special Preview Edition comic book features the first chapter of the highly anticipated graphic novel Batman Earth One written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank, as well as a preview of Batman Vol. 1 The Court of Owls, the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel collection of the hit series written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo.

"The arrival of The Dark Knight Rises in theaters is a seminal moment for comic book readers and moviegoers; what better way to mark the occasion than with a free Batman comic book that rewards a broad range of fans and taps into the unprecedented excitement surrounding this film," stated DC Entertainment Vice President of Marketing, John Cunningham.








Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.


STARRING:

Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012


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SeaborneLegend - 6/21/2012, 4:29 PM
Cool cool cool :)
Cswag12 - 6/21/2012, 4:34 PM
niiiiiiiice :)
Jordanstine - 6/21/2012, 4:47 PM
Great marketing by WB!
SpaceRobot - 6/21/2012, 4:51 PM
Cool ! Can't wait for TDKR !
icebergslick - 6/21/2012, 4:52 PM
Superb! (Mortal Kombat Voice)
theCriticAndi - 6/21/2012, 5:04 PM
Hahaha! Bruce looks so badass even as a kid...
ItsATrap - 6/21/2012, 5:04 PM
WIN
ThatOneDude - 6/21/2012, 5:06 PM
[frick]in sweet!
JDUKE25 - 6/21/2012, 5:13 PM
Great cover
MitchConner - 6/21/2012, 5:15 PM
Man this movie better not suck...
Devastator335 - 6/21/2012, 6:08 PM
Awesome! Can't wait for TDKR.
Lizardking310 - 6/21/2012, 6:11 PM
NICE !!!!!!!Photobucket
miggz - 6/21/2012, 6:17 PM
why do ppl always hate on something thats not even out yet wait and see it brosss. oh wait cuz the kids on this site are like 5 year old and are touching themselves to avenegers i forgot
CPBuff22 - 6/21/2012, 6:26 PM
I'll wait for Red Box, unless I score some free tickets.
Minghagz - 6/21/2012, 6:56 PM
Nice, I'll pick up a copy right before I go to the theater.
lunesta - 6/21/2012, 7:30 PM
haha yossarian why do you hate batman so much
Lego - 6/21/2012, 7:43 PM
This movie is going to make soooooo much money

HouseSnow - 6/21/2012, 8:07 PM
thats my burfday haha nice, seems appropriate
ScabbyJ - 6/21/2012, 8:29 PM
Hell yeah, I read ppl tweeting Geoff Johns saying Earth One is incredible.
HughJasol - 6/21/2012, 8:47 PM
From Rob Burnett's (producer from many things including the Late Show w/ David Letterman) Twitter feed: @BurnettRM: So...I've heard from multiple sources now #THEDARKKNIGHTRISES screened a few days ago. EVERYONE I've heard from says it's a "Masterpiece."
NeoBaggins - 6/21/2012, 9:45 PM
Damn, The Dark Knight is a Holiday now. Not, surprised.

Gimmie free book. Thanks.
TonyChu - 6/21/2012, 10:10 PM
Just got my midnight tickets this morning!!
BrickWall - 6/22/2012, 3:01 AM
LOL @Owlman him and @Yoss are the epic TDKR trolls.
AmazingFantasy - 6/22/2012, 4:59 AM
Got my TAS-M IMAX 3D Tickets, my bud getting these soon. Hopefully it will be better than I excepted.
jumpingJellybeans - 6/22/2012, 5:30 AM
Of all the superhero movies this year, the comicbook shops choose the one that's least like an actual comicbook.
TheDetectiveComicRises - 6/22/2012, 6:07 AM
This is so cool!
Steping - 6/22/2012, 9:29 AM
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

ImTheCaptainOfThisShip - 6/22/2012, 3:00 PM
YESSSSSSS
WorldsGreatestdetective - 6/22/2012, 6:45 PM
@Blackandyellow she looks great in all those photos

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