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Events Mon Jul 21 2014

Holy 75th Birthday, Batman!

batman day.jpgThis Wednesday, July 23 will be Batman Day, marking the 75th anniversary of the caped crusader. The bat symbol has become an internationally recognized icon and to celebrate, Batman publisher DC Comics will be releasing a special anniversary issue of Detective Comics #27, Batman's first appearance way back in 1939 (thanks Bob Kane for creating this legendary symbol). The book will be available for free while supplies last.

The dark knight has seen his share of successes over the years, from the campy Adam West television show to print fame with Frank Miller's the Dark Knight, to the big screen with Michael Keaton and Christian Bale (not really gonna mention others cast in the role, ahem). DC is also releasing a timeline poster highlighting these and other various major events in Bat-history.

Locally, Challengers Comics and Conversations, at 1845 N. Western Ave., will be celebrating Batman Day all day long from 11am to 7pm. They'll have comics giveaways, discounts on all Batman merch (hint, if you sport the batman logo anywhere on your person, you'll get an even bigger discount), and other tricks up their sleeves.

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