Are You Ready For Batman Day?


Tomorrow is International Batman Day, the day we’ve chosen to celebrate the Caped Crusader. The date is a touch controversial because no one is quite clear on why this date is Batman Day when it was previously considered to be other days.

"First, the reason people seem to choose May 1st, 1939 as the semi-official holiday is the cover date on Detective Comics #27…The reality of publication is that the official month on the cover of comics has never actually been when the book hits shelves. Detective #27 certainly didn’t come out in May.Last year DC Comics announced Batman Day to be July 23rd, but that had more to do with coinciding with Comic-Con in San Diego and the marketing involved."

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For those who just want to enjoy DC’s announced Batman celebrations, this should get you started.

"DC Collectibles – Batman Day: “Fit to Celebrate”Batman Day is tomorrow. Start getting ready now.Video and action figure by DC Collectibles."

Here’s a guide to Batman Day events all around the country! Follow the slideshow!

Batman Day talent signings:

"CaliforniaJim Lee2:00pmThe Grove Barnes & Noble189 Grove Drive K30Los Angeles, CA 90036Brian Buccellato & Kyle Higgins2:00pmMeltdown Comics7522 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90046More InfoPaul Dini11:30amVroman’s Bookstore695 E. Colorado AvePasadena, CA 91101More InfoBernard ChangEarth-2 Comics15017 Ventura BlvdSherman Oaks, CA 91403Len Wein12:00pmGalaxy of Comics17306 Saticoy StVan Nuys, CA 91406Chris Burnham12:00pmHouse of Secrets1930 W Olive AveBurbank, CA 91506Dustin Nguyen1:00pmAnaheim Library500 West BroadwayAnaheim, CA 92805"

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"Tim Seeley2:00pmBarnes & Noble55 Old Orchard Shop Center East RingSkokie, IL 60077"


"Tom King – 11:00am3rd Eye Comics2027 West StBaltimore, MD 21401More InfoBaltimore Comic Con2:45-3:45pm Batman DayIt’s Batman Day and we’re celebrating! Join DC’s VP of Talent Development Bobbie Chase and a stellar lineup of creators who chronicle the adventures of the Dark Knight, his allies, and his foes; including Scott Snyder, Peter Tomasi, Greg Pak, Jimmy Palmiotti, Tom King, and James Tynion IV. This is one panel you don’t want to miss!Appearing at the show:"

"Scott Snyder"

"Greg Pak"

"Jimmy Palmiotti"

"Amanda Conner"

"Peter Tomasi"

"Cully Hamner"

"Klaus Janson"

"Klaus Janson"

"David Finch"

"James Tynion IV"

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"Dan Jurgens & Pat GleasonSource Comics and Games2057 Snelling Ave NRoseville, MN 55113More Info"

New York

"Sean Murphy5:00pmBarnes & Noble Park Slope267 7Th AveBrooklyn, NY 11215Greg Capullo – 3:00pmGuilderland Public Library2228 Western AveGuilderland, NY 12084More Info"

North Carolina

"Matt ManningBarnes & Noble3 S Tunnel RdAsheville, NC 28805"


"Brenden Fletcher & Ray Fawkes1:00pmThe Beguiling601 Markham StToronto, ON M6G 2L7, Canada3:00pmPage & Panel789 Yonge StToronoto, ON M4W 2G8 CanadaMore Info"

Celebrate Batman Day with 1000 digital comics featuring the Dark Knight and his crime-fighting cohorts for just 99¢ each!

"From 9/22–9/28, get classic Batman tales like YEAR ONE, THE LONG HALLOWEEN, HUSH, and more for less than a dollar an issue. Participating retailers include comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Google Play, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple, and iVerse."

Batman Day Activities for the Family

The Official DC Comics Batman Day Sweepstakes for Your Baby

This giveaway is for the littlest Batman Day fans out there! Featuring a collection of adorable Batman baby clothing and toys, it’s perfect for any tiny crimefighters-in-training… and their parents!

  • One Batman: Gotham’s Guardian Board Book
  • One Batman: Race to the Rescue Board Book
  • One Batman: Race Against Crime Board Book
  • One DC Super Friends: Batman!
  • One Batman Tumbler, Plate & Bowl Set
  • One Batman Bucket Hat
  • One Batman Socks (Size 2T – 4T 6-Pack)
  • One Batman Baby Walker
  • One Batman LED Night Light
  • One Batman Logo infant booties
  • One Batman Window Panels/Curtains
  • One Batman Piggy Bank
  • One Batman Plush Blanket (Twin size)
  • One Batman Onesie (Style may vary, subject to availability)

Click here for further details and to enter to win this baby-themed Batman Day Sweepstakes.

The Official DC Comics Batman Day Family Sweepstakes

Are your kids out of the onesie stage? Then this may be the Batman Day giveaway for you. This prize pack is stuffed full of activities, books, games and more that the entire family can enjoy together.

  • One DC Super Heroes: How to Draw Batman and Superman
  • One Prisoner of the Penguin!
  • One The Amazing Adventures of Superman!
  • One You Choose Stories: Batman: The Joker’s Dozen
  • One DC Super Heroes: Batman Science: The Real-World
  • One Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Menace of the Time Thief
  • One Drawing DC Super Heroes: How to Draw Batman & His Friends
  • One The Dark Knight: Danger on Deck!
  • One DC Super Heroes: Batman vs. Catwoman
  • One DC Super Heroes Origami
  • One Batman: Li’L Gotham Vol. 1
  • One Batman: Li’L Gotham Vol. 2
  • One Step into Reading: Batman’s Hero Files
  • One Batman Ultimate Paint Box: Coloring & Activity book
  • One Batman Sticker Scene Plus Coloring & Activity book
  • One Batman Reward Stickers
  • One LEGO Batman 3 video game (console format may vary, subject to availability)
  • One Batman Twin Comforter
  • One Batman Twin sheet set
  • One Batman: Comic Maker kit
  • One Batman mini notebook with pen set
  • One Batman child folding arm chair
  • One Batman Ultimate Utility Belt kit
  • One Color Your Own Batman Cowl
  • One Batman Blast Launch Toy
  • One Batman iPad Case
  • One Batman emblem wallet
  • One Batman Baseball
  • One Batman Soccer ball
  • One Batman Piggy Bank
  • One Batman Window Panels/Curtains
  • One Batman Emblem Kids Baseball hat
  • One Batman LCD Watch
  • One Batman Kids Back Pack
  • One Batman Stock Car (1:25 Scale Model kit)
  • One Batman Pajamas (Style may vary, subject to availability, kids size up to 16)
  • One Batman Lunch bag
  • One Batman Emblem drinking cups
  • One Batman Face Kite
  • One Batman Emblem Wallscape

Click here for further details and to enter to win this family-themed Batman Day Sweepstakes.

The Official DC Comics Batman Day Sweepstakes (AKA The Batman Day Giveaway for Grown-Ups)

Yes, kids are great and we want them to have a fun Batman Day. But what about all of the Batman fans who are old enough to vote? You know, the ones who have helped make Batman one of the world’s most popular super heroes for over 75 years. We certainly wouldn’t neglect them, which is why we’ve also put together this awesome sweepstakes featuring graphic novels, DC Collectibles, movies, video games and more.

  • One Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
  • One Batman: The Killing Joke (Hardcover)
  • One Batman: Hush
  • One Batman Vol. 7: Endgame (Hardcover)
  • One Grayson Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral (Hardcover)
  • One Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside
  • One Gotham Academy Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy
  • One Batman: Earth One Vol. 1
  • One Batman: Earth One Vol. 2 (Hardcover)
  • One Batman Adventures Vol. 1
  • One Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls
  • One Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
  • One The World According to Batman (Hardcover)
  • One The World According to The Joker (Hardcover)
  • One Batman Leather Journal
  • One The Joker Leather Journal
  • One Batman: Arkham Universe: The Ultimate Visual Guide (Hardcover)
  • One DC Comics: A Visual History (Hardcover)
  • One Batman: A Visual History (Hardcover)
  • One Batman: The World of The Dark Knight (Hardcover)
  • One Batman: Arkham Knight Batman Action Figure
  • One Batman: Arkham Knight Scarecrow Action Figure
  • One Batman: Arkham Knight Harley Quinn Action Figure
  • One The Dark Knight Returns Action Figure Box Set
  • One Batman: Li’L Gotham Batman Mini Action Figure
  • One Hush: The Joker, Harley Quinn, Stealth Batman AF 3-Pack Action Figure
  • One DC Original Movie: Batman vs. Robin (BD Combo pack)
  • One Batman: Arkham Knight (console format may vary, subject to availability)
  • One Batman: Arkham City (console format may vary, subject to availability)
  • One Injustice: Gods Among Us (console format may vary, subject to availability)
  • One Batman ’66 Batmobile Replica
  • One Detective Comics Mug
  • One Batman Cufflinks
  • One Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology
  • One Batman Windbreaker Jacket
  • One Batman Emblem Baseball hat
  • One Batman Adult Hooded Robe
  • One Hot Topic gift card ($100)

Click here for further details and to enter to win our adult Batman Day Sweepstakes.
Whether you enter one sweepstakes or all three of them, we wish you the best of luck. Happy Batman Day, everyone!

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