DC is gearing up to celebrate Batman Day around the world on September 17. Here’s an overview of all the announced festivities you can look forward to.
Participating comic shops will offer free comic books from Batman: Hush #1 Batman Day Specialthe groundbreaking work of artist Jim Lee and writer Jeph Loeband Batman’s Mystery Casebook Batman Day Special Edition written by Sholly Fish and artist Christopher Uminga and is focused on the Middle Ages. There will also be a special edition from 2002 Batman #608, the first chapter of Loeb and Lee’s 12-part mystery about Gotham City. This is to help you get excited for the next one Batman: Hush 20th Anniversary Edition hardcover will be published in October.
HBO Max has apparently decided they care about Batman by announcing the cast of Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios which will feature the first Mexican version of the Dark Knight against the backdrop of Mexico. Announced voice actors are Horacio Garcia Rojas (Diablero) as Yohualli (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Omar Chaparro (No Manches Frida Movies) as Yoka (The Joker) and Alvaro Morte as Hernán Cortés (Two-Face). On Batman Day, kids and families can enjoy the first Batman preschool series Batwheels. The show features the famous vehicles you know and love as sentient super-powered vehicles. Bam (the Batmobile), Bibi (the Batgirl Cycle), Redbird (Robin’s Sports Car), Batwing (the Batwing Jet) and Buff (the Bat Truck) will team up in the special for the series’ official launch this fall. Voice cast includes Ethan Hawke (as Batman), Jacob Bertand (as Bam the Batmobile), Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman) and Xolo Mariduena (as Snowy the Snowcrawler), among others.
HBO Max has also launched season one of their first scripted original podcast: Batman: The Audio Adventures. With voice talents from Jeffrey Wright, Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, Rosario Dawson, Bobby Moynihan, John Leguizamoand more, the podcast will bring stories from Gotham to life.
In terms of games, the free to play platform fighter game MultiVersus will celebrate with an in-game event. Players who complete 20 matches as the Caped Crusader from September 16-19 will be able to get a Batman profile icon. injustice 2 Mobile will be offering free daily in-game gifts and a Batman Day logo profile picture to players from September 13-19 with a new Classic Batman Arena Invasion event starting September 16.
In North America, you can enjoy a showing of Batman movies in Cinemark theaters. they will play Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), Batman (1989), and Batman returns (1992). Check the Cinemark website for more information on tickets and times. There’s also a Batman Day marathon on TNT if you’d rather stay at home.
Numerous events take place worldwide. Check out all the events for your region on DC’s official site.