To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of Batman, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment reveals plans for a year-long celebration.
The anniversary program begins with a commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame.
DC is also planning more 75th anniversary-related activities throughout the year.
First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27 in March 1939, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular super hero… and evolve from comic book pages to feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise.
“Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”
Batman is the single most successful super hero film franchise in history with more theatrical movies released than any other comic book character. In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super hero game concept ever.
Other 75th anniversary celebrations include a variety of commemorative issues and variant covers; “Batman Day” at thousands of comic retailers and book stores on July 23rd; upcoming films releases, including a 25th anniversary edition of Tim Burton’s Batman; and a line of anniversary products, including toys.
For more info on the 75th anniversary of Batman, visit Batman75.com.