Let us rejoice my friends in comic book loving land because the day has at long last arrived and DC Comics long standing continuous series “Detective Comics” has reached its 1000th issue!!! The title originally launched in 1937 and ran numerous detective private eye kind of stuff but when issue #27 arrives the world would change as it was the first-ever appearance of The Batman. I’m planning on a milestone toast in the coming days but for now this is just an alert to get to the comic book store or wherever you prefer to order these things online.
I recently received a lengthy announcement about some of the awesome things that will be going on in honor of the famous Caped Crusader, Batman. Read on down below.
The Press Release:
To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the World’s Greatest Detective. Kicking off this March at SXSW, the multifaceted campaign for DC’s Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations, special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of “Detective Comics #1000,” live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships. As fans join together under the campaign’s tagline of #LongLiveTheBat, DC’s timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the Bat-Signal lights up in major cities worldwide.
First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in “Detective Comics #27” on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.
To commemorate this milestone, custom artwork was created that pays homage to Batman’s legacy in all forms of media. The Batman profile pencil design is by beloved longtime DC artist José Luis García-López, and digital paint design is by Admira Wijaya. This graphic will be featured throughout the celebration.
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This March, comic book history will be made as “Detective Comics” reaches its milestone 1000th issue. As you all know, this is the title that gave us “The Batman” way back in May of 1939 and before I get into the cover visuals, I wanted to share that classic issue with you all. Remember, Batman didn’t appear in the first issue of that comic but instead in its 27th.
About The Issue: After 80 years, it’s here—the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with 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 the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!
Greetings citizens of this great Gotham City, it is once again “Batman Day” and if this is completely new to you then welcome to the party. This event started last year during the Caped Crusaders own 75th Anniversary and I thought it was pretty cool since they were giving out free Batman masks and comic books at participating comic book retailers and specialty shops.
This year you can get yourself a shiny copy of the comic book that you see presented below which not only gives you an action packed story in “Batman Endgame” but also gives you a few pages look inside the upcoming “Batman and Robin Eternal” comic book that should be on the stands in the coming months. We’re getting this post online nice and early because the early bird gets the worm or in this case the freebie comic book. I am unsure if there is anything else being offered this year and I think we might only be getting the comic book which is still not a bad thing when you consider that an issue of this size would normally run you about $3.00; This is open as long as supplies last and once they are gone you will have to hit eBay or something similar I guess.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll be heading down to the Park Slope store for Galaxy Comics this time around since they don’t get too many visits from me around these times. If you are in the vicinity you should do the same or hit the Bay Ridge store. Then depending on time I might trek out to Midtown Comics to see what is what. Get your cape and cowl and show us your best “Batusi”. That’s all for now.
Today is “Batman Day” and like we saw happening in 2014 when this first happened, it will be a special event at participating comic book retailer and specialty shops. Fans can expect free comic books and activity kits dedicated to the Caped Crusader so find out what your local shop is planning so you are well aware to get the most of it.