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Old 07-23-14, 12:44 AM
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Batman Day: July 23 &26

Batman Day: A Celebration of All Things Dark Knight

Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, comic shops, bookstores and libraries by the hundreds will be observing “Batman Day,” a full day devoted to all things Dark Knight! On Wednesday, July 23, participating comic shops and bookstores will give away free copies of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 SPECIAL EDITION, an updated take on the comic that first introduced Batman to the world. This extra-sized issue features stories by Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and Sean Murphy, as well as Batman’s first adventure, Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” reprinted in full. In addition, it includes a sneak peek at Meltzer and Chip Kidd’s beautiful reimagining of the original Detective Comics #27. Then on Saturday, July 26, libraries nationwide will get in on the fun with Batman-themed activities and great giveaways, including the free Detective Comics #27 Special Edition.

Even better, the comic is just the beginning! Look for Batman bookmarks, bags, a Batman 75th anniversary cape, and four specially produced Batman masks based on different eras of the Dark Knight’s history.

You can use our interactive map below to find your nearest participating comic shop, bookstore or library. In addition, all Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Books A Million locations will be participating, so we’ve included links to their store locators as well. Not all items will be available at all participating locations and free comics are only available while supplies last, so get there early.

Happy Batman Day, Bat-fans!
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

Like Batman needs the publicity. Martian Manhunter is in more dire need of his own day than Batman.
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

I was getting Barnes and Noble emails about this stuff.
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Old 07-23-14, 01:51 AM
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

Imagining a large Batman presence at this years SDCC
It's funny. I never really see too many Batman cosplay there, but with all the 75th anniversary hype they may be at every corner.
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Old 07-23-14, 08:50 AM
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

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Like Batman needs the publicity. Martian Manhunter is in more dire need of his own day than Batman.
I'd be down for Martian Manhunter day. Special edition Oreos?
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

Even I wouldn't show up for Martian Manhunter day.
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

That book is free on Comixology too. Won't stop me from stopping at two or three stores on the way home from work of course.....
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Old 07-23-14, 02:23 PM
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

Maybe I am jaded from years of Free Comic Book Day but the lure of a free Batman issue doesn't get me excited. Strangely, I would be all over a free action figure of the Caped Crusader.
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Old 07-23-14, 04:52 PM
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FCBD had one a few years back, didnt they ?
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I think they did a free Heroclix.
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Old 07-23-14, 05:18 PM
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

not one store got the masks i kinda wanted those but atleast got the comic

my lcbs i pull at didn't even know about it....
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not one store got the masks i kinda wanted those but atleast got the comic

my lcbs i pull at didn't even know about it....
I got one of the masks at Barnes & Noble. I forget which one, though. I think it's going to my daughter.
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Amazon Kindle is giving away a free issue of Batman:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=B00IUSHXD6
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^ Comixology too, same code.
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Got a free cape, full set of masks and Detective #27 this morning. A job well done.
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Re: Batman Day: July 23 &26

My LCBS was blocked off due to parade traffic so I went to another store where I didn't find the issue even though they were listed on the store finder. I would have asked a worker but they were too busy hanging out having their nerdy conversations.

I did get the Comixology (Batman Eternal, special Detective 27) and Amazon (Batman Eternal) deals above, so thanks for posting those. Amazon also has the original Detective #27 for free as well.
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Looked all over for a copy at SDCC but couldn't find one. Was hoping to find it since I got a ticket for Scott Snyder auto. Stupid me figured I wouldn't have a chance so left my Snyder stuff at home. I didnt know he would have ticket signings at DC and Image booth so lucked out. Went to get Kirkman ticket, all out, but girl just then busted out Snyder tickets my luck, huh.

I know they are there because I saw a few people with copies and heard them say they got them there but they were a bit down the line and didnt want to interrupt the fanboy conversations they were having.

I ended up buying a limited numbered (79/100) "Wytches" litho and he signed it. Will try again tomorrow for Batman freebie comic and another ticket.
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Keep checking the DC booth.
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For the Detective #27 ?
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Yes. I'd be surprised if they didn't have any available this weekend.
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Would be nice since it is somewhere I would assume they had copies for fans to grab.
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You were right. They had the Detective #27 as well as a Batman #1.

Got Snyder to sign all my stuff and the guy is just cool as all can be. Even offered to sign additional items (limit of 5 at DC) since he had to cancel earlier Image booth signing.
Jim Lee is my next target. His tickets went super fast so missed out, again. I guess comic collectors like artists better than writers. Cant say I blame them. Was always a fan of the artwork first when it came to comics.
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Glad you got a copy. I'm heading out to the Con first thing tomorrow morning. Need to hit the Legendary Booth early and get a ticket for the Jaeger Pilot thingie. Gonna try and snag a Rom Mighty Mugg as well.
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I'm going to try the Marvel booth soon as I can for SHIELD, ANT-MAN or AVENGERS but there's no telling. Tickets go fast and for some reason, by the time I get there, which is right when the doors open, there's already a massive line. Where the hell do these people come from !!!??? There is no way unless they were let in early from someplace else.

Good luck getting a ticket for the Jaeger Pilot Oculus. Looks awesome. Just run as fast as you can to the booth !
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DC screwed this up and listed TONS of places that weren't participating. My place of business included. I kept getting calls like, "Well it's on the DC website," etc. I had to regulate and tell them that DC fucked up.
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