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DC Announces Batman 80th Anniversary & Batman Day Exclusives

Batman Day 2019 is next week and it's extra special as DC Comics is also celebrating the 80 anniversary of The Dark Knight. Your local comic shops will have plenty of events, signings and more to celebrate the day but DC Comics has plenty of stuff on deck for fans as well especially if you're in NYC.

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 (EDT). The event will also feature a panel discussion with these creative Bat-minds, moderated by DC Publisher Dan DiDio.

In celebration of Batman Day 2019 DC will also be offering two free special editions. Fans will be able to score The Batman Who Laughs and Batman: Nightwalker at their local shop.

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.

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel by Marie Lu, 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.

In addition to the free books DC is putting out for Batman Day they are also holding a huge contest. DC is giving fans a shot at nearly $1.500 worth of Batman collectibles, toys, comic books and more.

For more details and a chance to enter, visit www.DCcomics.com/BatmanSweeps for a list of local participating retailers.  

Join in on social media using the hashtag #BatmanDay, #LongLiveTheBat and #Batman80. To find out more follow @Batman on Instagram and Facebook, @dcbatman on Twitter and visit www.Batman80.com.

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