Long Live The Bat: DC Commemorates 80 Years of Batman with Worldwide Fan Celebration

Long Live The Bat: DC Commemorates 80 Years of Batman with Worldwide Fan Celebration To mark the 80supth supanniversary of Batman DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the Worlds Greatest Detective Kicking off this March at SXSW the multifaceted campaign for DCs Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations special theatrical engagements the milestone release of DETECTIVE COMICS 1000 live events and firstever Batman brand partnerships As fans join together under the campaigns tagline of LongLiveTheBat DCs timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the BatSignal lights up in major cities worldwide pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p First appearing as socialite turned crimefighter 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 liveaction films There have been Batman trading cards board games and newspaper cartoon strips and the US Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps Batman is a multibillion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created p p To commemorate this milestone custom artwork was created that pays homage to Batmans legacy in all forms of media The Batman profile pencil design is by beloved longtime DC artist Jos Luis GarcaLpez and digital paint design is by Admira Wijaya This graphic will be featured throughout the celebration p p DC will honor LongLiveTheBat throughout 2019 including Batmans 80supth supanniversary on March 30 and Batman Day on September 21 As part of this yearlong celebration there are many ways fans can participate p p bRead Batmanb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb Paying homage to the Super Heros 80year publishing history DC will present two commemorative books including the landmark collectors issue of DETECTIVE COMICS 1000 on sale at comics shops March 27 and a special hardcover release DETECTIVE COMICS 80 YEARS OF BATMAN THE DELUXE EDITION available March 19 li ul p bExperience Batmanb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb SXSW in Austin Texas will kick off the global celebration with multiple fan experiences photo opportunities limitededition merchandise and Instagrammable mural by a local artist SXSW will also set the stage for an incredible moment when more than 15 million bats fly into the night over Austins famous Congress Bridge on March 15 li li classbwlistitemmargb DC will celebrate Batmans 80supth supanniversary with panels at major conventions including a dedicated Happy Birthday Batman panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on the actual anniversary March 30 li li classbwlistitemmargb Generations of fans across the globe will gather together to honor the timeless hero on Batman Day September 21 The BatSignal will light up in major cities worldwide alongside a wide array of fan celebrations including interactive photo opportunities live music food games and more Plus fans will race across the finish line in their favorite Caped Crusader attire in a series of 5K and 10K runs in select cities li li classbwlistitemmargb Families can celebrate LongLiveTheBat at multiple Six Flags locations across North America in August with extended hours exclusive Batmanthemed experiences and special merchandise Warner Bros theme parks across the globe including Warner Bros Movie World Australia Parque Warner Madrid and Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will host Batman 80supth supanniversary events li ul ul li classbwlistitemmargb Madame Tussauds locations in Orlando and Sydney will unveil interactive fanfriendly experiences photo opportunities and special merchandise in September li ul ul li classbwlistitemmargb In May collectible art boutique MONDO will host a curated anniversary exhibit at its Austin gallery celebrating iconic Batman cover art throughout the years li li classbwlistitemmargb The global touring exhibition THE ART OF THE BRICK DC SUPER HEROES will celebrate the Dark Knight with a special Batman edition beginning this September in So Paulo Brazil li li classbwlistitemmargb Romicsthe comic book animation and gaming convention in Rome Italywill host an immersive Batman 80supth supanniversary exhibit in April li li classbwlistitemmargb Designed for fans of all ages visitors to Shanghai this summer will be treated to a firstofitskind special exhibit celebrating Batman li li classbwlistitemmargb Otter Media brands Rooster Teeth Crunchyroll VRV and Fullscreen will celebrate Batmans 80supthsup anniversary through a variety of programming and social campaigns designed to amplify DCs global campaign li li classbwlistitemmargb ATampT will activate across retail digital and DIRECTV which will celebrate the anniversary with a Batmanbranded channel Plus ATampT customers will get insider access through ATampT THANKS to Batman content comics merchandise exclusive fan experiences and more li ul p bWatch Batmanb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb Television broadcast partners worldwide will host Batman programming marathons in March and September li li classbwlistitemmargb Cartoon Network in the US and key territories will host exclusive Batman themed programming and stunts for kids in March and September li li classbwlistitemmargb DC UniverseDCs digital subscription servicewill be celebrating in a big way with the promotion of Batman content in March and September li ul p bJoin Batmanb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb Boys amp Girls Clubs of America will join Batman in a firstever partnership to celebrate kids teens and youth development professionals who stand up for positive change in their communities The campaign kicks off in April during National Boys amp Girls Clubs Week li li classbwlistitemmargb In honor of military appreciation month this May DC will partner with the USO the iconic military support nonprofit on a special Batmanthemed a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwgooglecom2Furl3Fq3Dhttps3A2F2Fwwwusoorg2Fprograms2Fuso2go3Futmmedium253D2526utmsource253Dpressrelease2526utmcampaign253D19entertainmentmedia2526utmcontent253Ddccomics26sa3DD26source3Dhangouts26ust3D155156553366200026usg3DAFQjCNGi4fKmiu5SaARIaaKJlm5MFj7twampesheet51951386ampnewsitemid20190307005226amplanenUSampanchorUSO2GOampindex1ampmd5e93713cba0611e7e07c8430f0b68e4ee relnofollowUSO2GOa kit featuring comics movies TV shows games and more The kit will offer a fun diversion for service members stationed in remote locations around the globe connecting them to home and all things Dark Knight li ul ul li classbwlistitemmargb Fans in the UK can join in raising awareness of Genetic Disorders UK by wearing an exclusively designed Batman Tshirt on Jeans for Genes Day in September li ul p bShop Batmanb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb WB and DC are also joining forces with an extensive list of retail partners including Amazon Barnes amp Noble Target iTunes Walmart GameStop and Google Play among others li li classbwlistitemmargb Global partners such as LEGO Mattel and Funko will release exclusive Batman 80supth supanniversary products throughout the year li ul p Conceived by artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger Batman is humanitys timeless hero And hes just getting started More details on the global celebration will be released in the coming months p p Fans can join in on social media using the hashtag Batman80 and LongLiveTheBat Visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwbatman80comampesheet51951386ampnewsitemid20190307005226amplanenUSampanchorwwwBatman80comampindex2ampmd583628c25bd3204581e7ae6bcbeae8d88 relnofollowwwwBatman80coma for the latest news and updates p p bPRESSbbrPlease tag your coverage Batman80 LongLiveTheBat Detective1000 DCComicsbrFor assets visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwdcpressportalcomampesheet51951386ampnewsitemid20190307005226amplanenUSampanchorwwwDCPressPortalcomampindex3ampmd587514c5fec5568c3da4f7ccc0dd97b57 relnofollowwwwDCPressPortalcoma p p span classbwulinebAbout DCbspanbrHome to iconic brands DC Superman Batman Green Lantern Wonder Woman The Flash etc DC Vertigo Sandman Fables etc and MAD DC is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros and WarnerMedia DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media including but not limited to film television consumer products home entertainment and interactive games Publishing thousands of comic books graphic novels and magazines each year DC is one of the largest Englishlanguage publishers of 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