Batman is definitely one of the most popular characters in comics. His fans are spread all over the world and there are frequent news of people dressing up at the Bat himself. So it makes sense to have a day specially dedicated to celebrate the caped crusader. To help fans show their love, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have held an official batman day for half a decade to commemorate the character.
How Did Batman Day Come To Be?
At the very beginning, the event was held on July 23, 2014 to be precise. Although it was two months shy of the event commemorating 75 years of Batman, but there was Batman paraphernalia and merchandise at participating retailers. It included four masks designed by artist Ryan Sook. These represented different eras for the character. Beginning from his first appearance to the modern design. DC later on extended the celebration to the following Saturday at participating libraries as well.
DC set a second installment for Satuday September 26, 2015. Here various special Batman publications along with other merchandise was released. Comic book shops and other venues also hosted famed creators who had worked on Batman comics. This included famed creators like Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, Brian Azzarello and even Grant Morrison.
The day would stick to its September time frame from then on. But the exact date isn’t set in stone. The 2016 batman Day fell on September 17, but the next two occurred on September 23 and September 15 respectively. Also there isn’t any particular reason for the September date. These changing dates look to be more like a matter of convenience.
Batman day in 2019
This year Batman Day falls on September 21. This year is also Batman’s 80th anniversary and as such its bound to be the biggest celebration ever. The most exciting part is definitely the fact that DC plans on shining real life Bat Signals in the skies of major cities all over the world. This includes the cities of Tokyo, Paris, Berlin and New York City. Other events include a Batman themed 5K marathon in USA. There’s also going to be a specific Batman Day celebration at Oracle Park in San Francisco as well.
To know how Batman affects people all over the world, check out this video from DC below: