We all knew that this was going to be a momentus year with it being Batmans 75th year and all so its great when DC releases news like this.
From DC Comics:
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 75thanniversary 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.
- 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 www.readdcentertainment.com and all digital platforms (Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, and Google Play).
For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit www.batman75.com.
Hopefully more announcements like this as the year progresses.
Posted by Alex Giles