DC Comics is celebrating 80 years of Batman this month. Which of us hasn’t been touched with fond memories of the 1960’s cult classic Batman TV series featuring Adam West and Burt Ward? Since Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, Batman, and the “Bat Family”, continue to leave their mark in every form of entertainment imaginable.
DC has events planned in March at all the major cons, including:
The celebration continues on in print as DC Comics has a few things up their bat sleeves. Paying homage to the Batman’s 80-year publishing history, DC unveils two commemorative books: including the landmark collector’s issue of Detective Comics #1000, featuring a collector’s trove of variant covers, on sale at comics shops March 27, and a special hardcover release, Detective Comics: 80 Years Of Batman The Deluxe Edition, available March 19.
About DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN: DELUXE EDITION
Celebrating the legacy of the Dark Knight, this 416-page hardcover is curated by guest editor Paul Levitz. It features reprints of the Dark Knight’s most memorable adventures. And, published for the first time anywhere: a new tale of a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne’s life written by Paul Levitz with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz. This collector’s volume includes essays on Batman from contributors including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Dennis O’Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.
About DETECTIVE COMICS #1000
This 96-page issue includes an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of new DC character, the deadly Arkham Knight! And in true comic book fashion, this celebratory issue will be available in eighteen different variant covers, four being penned by fan-favourite artist, Jim Lee (depicted below) but, you have to shop Graham Crackers Comics, the biggest comics retailer in the Midwest, of the USA, like this lucky guy)!