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In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with comic shops across the nation to celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. As part of the festivities, fans who visit participating retailers receive a FREE, special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

In addition to the comic book, DC Entertainment is providing retailers access to an assortment of other collectibles to help in the celebration of “Batman Day” including:

*A Batman 75th anniversary cape

*Bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels

*4 Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the character’s iconic looks from his 75-year history.

Masks include:

    DETECTIVE COMICS #27: Batman’s first appearance, as drawn by Bob Kane
    BATMAN ’66: inspired by the classic TV series starring Adam West
    THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: As drawn by Frank Miller
    DC COMICS – THE NEW 52: As drawn by Greg Capullo

Fans who visit comic stores on “Batman Day” also have the opportunity to purchase ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1, an oversized one-shot story from bestselling creators Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert and GRAYSON # 1 by Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin, which depicts the original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name.

Throughout the celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, multiple artists have produced Batman 75 variant covers that include:

Action Comics #33 (MAY140221) features art by Kevin Nowlan
Aquaman #33 (MAY140187) features art by Graham Nolan
Batgirl #33 (MAY140250) features art by Cliff Chiang
Batman #33 (MAY140231) features art by Bryan Hitch
Batman and Robin #33 (MAY140239) features art by Michael Wm. Kaluta
Batman/Superman #13 (MAY140235) features art by Dan Jurgens and Danny Miki
Batwoman #33 (MAY140252) features art by Klaus Janson
Detective Comics #33 (MAY140241) features art by Jim Steranko
Earth 2 #25 (MAY140205) features art by Walter Simonson
The Flash #33 (MAY140195) features art by Kim Jung Gi
Grayson #1 Batman 75 Variant Edition (MAY140157) features art by Jock
Green Lantern #33 (MAY140259) features art by Ethan Van Sciver
Green Lantern Corps #33 (MAY140262) features art by Sean Chen
Harley Quinn #8 (MAY140247) features art by Dave Johnson
Justice League #33 (MAY140178) features art by Darwyn Cooke
Justice League Dark #33 (MAY140191) features art by Kelley Jones
Justice League United #3 (MAY140170) features art by Mario Alberti
Superman#33 (MAY140207) features art by Erik Larsen
Superman/Wonder Woman #10 (MAY140217) features art by Karl Kerschl
Teen Titans #1 (MAY140165) features art by Joe Quiñones
Wonder Woman #33 (MAY140201) features art by Joshua Middleton

Detective Comics #33 (MAY140241) features art by Jim Steranko Justice League #33 (MAY140178) features art by Darwyn Cooke Green Lantern Corps #33 (MAY140262) features art by Sean Chen
Justice League Dark #33 (MAY140191) features art by Kelley Jones Justice League United #3 (MAY140170) features art by Mario Alberti

Make sure to order these Batman 75 variant covers now at your local comic shop!

For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit www.batman75.com.
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