It is time to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman and DC Comics has some big plans to celebrate the event.
First appearing as a socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery, and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games, and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.
To commemorate this milestone, custom artwork was created that pays homage to Batman’s legacy in all forms of media. The Batman profile pencil design is by beloved longtime DC artist José Luis García-López, and digital paint design is by Admira Wijaya. This graphic will be featured throughout the celebration.
To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman DC Comics is launching a massive commemoration. On March 30, DC already released 1.5M bats in Austin, Texas, and on September 21 the bat signal will appear in the sky of several cities worldwide for Batman Day. There will also be several exhibitions, special merch and of course, movies will be returning to the theaters.
The two Burton films Batman and Batman Returns as well as Batman & Robin and Batman Forever by Joel Schumacher will hit 600 theaters starting May. Different TV networks worldwide are also partnering up for marathons in March and September.
Conceived by artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger, Batman is humanity’s timeless hero. And he’s just getting started. More details on the global celebration will be released in the coming months.
Fans can join in on social media using the hashtag #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat. Visit www.Batman80.com for the latest news and updates.