DC Announces Batman Day Plans, Celebrating 80 Years Of History

September 21st is mere days away, and DC has a lot of plans for Bat fans. It’s Batman’s 80th anniversary and that means special comic book giveaways, signings and a big sweepstakes are all part of the celebration. Here is everything that was announced by DC today.

For New York (a.k.a. Gotham) City residents, Barnes & Noble in Union Square is hosting a fan signing featuring award-winning Batman writers and artists Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV and Brad Walker at 4:00 pm Eastern. The event will also feature a panel discussion with these creative Bat-minds, moderated by DC Publisher Dan DiDio. DC will also have two free Batman Day special editions of THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS and BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER.

DARK NIGHTS: METAL – THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS # 1 BATMAN DAY SPECIAL EDITION will feature the origin of one of the most terrifying and compelling characters to haunt Gotham City. From bestselling Batman creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, this acclaimed tale set the course for DC’s ongoing “The Year of the Villain” event. This free Batman Day release also features a special outer cover with a mask of The Batman Who Laughs character (seen above.)

BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER BATMAN DAY SPECIAL EDITION features the first chapter of the upcoming graphic novel adaptation from writer Stuart Moore with art from Chris Wildgoose. Readers of all ages can dive into the mystery of Gotham City in this thrilling story that follows 18-year-old Bruce Wayne as he faces the mysterious and deadly Nightwalkers that are terrorizing Gotham City. The complete version of BATMAN NIGHTWALKER is available in bookstores, online retailers and comic book shops on October 1.

Now let’s find out how you can win about $1,500 worth of Batman stuff! The package includes comics, collectibles and more! You can enter now at https://www.DCcomics.com/BatmanSweeps .

What does your local shop have planned? Will there be more signings? Find out more Batman Day celebration info at https://DCComics.com/BatmanDay

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