Discovery have finally lifted the curtain on their agenda for Batman Day 2023, scheduled for September 16. So, what’s the buzz all about?
Although not an official holiday (though perhaps it should be), Batman Day has been a yearly extravaganza since 2014, featuring a slate of high-profile releases surrounding Gotham’s masked vigilante.
Initially established to mark Batman’s 75th anniversary, Batman Day has since evolved into a grand festivity that pays homage to all facets of the Batman universe. The celebration comes complete with limited-edition merchandise, immersive experiences, and a treasure trove of freshly minted collectibles.
As the countdown to Batman Day narrows to just two weeks, DC has at last divulged their full suite of offerings for this year’s event.
What Exactly is Batman Day? Debuting in July of 2014, the inaugural Batman Day was commemorated with the rollout of New 52’s Detective Comics #27, accompanied by a medley of Batman-themed accessories like masks, capes, and bookmarks. Since then, the event has shifted to September, although the specific date varies yearly. This year, mark your calendars for September 16, falling in line with DC’s preference for a third-Saturday celebration.
How Will the Event Unfold? Whether you’re a fledgling Bat-fan or a seasoned Gothamite, here’s your complete rundown of Batman Day activities.
Special Edition Comics Up for Grabs Visit your local comic store to get your hands on limited-edition Batman Day comics, including but not limited to:
- Batman/Catwoman: Prelude to The Gotham War: Batman Day Special Edition #1
- Batman & The Joker: The Lethal Duo #1 Batman Day Special Edition
- Classic Batman #608: Batman Day Edition
Moreover, the DC Universe Infinite platform will feature a curated selection of seminal Batman tales, some of which will be freely accessible.
Catch the Batman Trilogy on the Big Screen A cinematic highlight will be the re-release of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy in selected theaters. If you’re unable to attend, fret not! The Max streaming service will feature a dedicated Batman hub, boasting an extensive film library.
Television Tributes Expect a Batman bonanza across WBD’s network channels. HBO will screen ‘The Batman,’ while Adult Swim and TNT delve into an extensive Batman catalog, from ‘Batman Returns’ to ‘Justice League.’ TBS isn’t left out, airing Batman-themed episodes of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’
Family-Friendly Activities Younger fans aren’t forgotten. Cartoon Network will launch new episodes of the Batwheels series, and the DC Kids YouTube channel will feature an array of Batwheels and Spin Master toy-centered videos.
Merch, Games, and Digital Collectibles The week leading up to Batman Day heralds the launch of ‘Batman: Arkham Trilogy’ on the Nintendo Switch and an array of collectible merchandise available in the DC Shop. Digital aficionados can look forward to exclusive digital collectibles, including DC Bat Cowl holders, trading cards, and comic packs.