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Bring Home Justice League Animated Series Figures On Batman Day

Straight from the screen to your shelves, DC Collectibles is gearing up to release an all-new 6-inch action figure line based on the acclaimed Justice League animated series that aired from 2001-2004. The new figures will be available exclusively for DC Universe members and can be purchased starting Batman Day, September 15, timed to the launch of the DC Universe subscription service.

The new line is an expansion of DC Collectibles’ bestselling animated action figure collection which also includes figures based on popular DC animated shows Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series.

On September 15, DC Universe members can watch the entire Justice League animated series and then head over to the “Shop” tab on the DC Universe app to purchase Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and more of their favorite characters from the show in 3D form. Here is the official release schedule:

– Batman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl will be available to purchase at launch and ship in September

– Aquaman and Wonder Woman will be available to pre-order at launch, to ship in October

– The Flash and Superman will be available to pre-order at launch, to ship in November

All figures are priced at $28.00 each. For a limited time only, members who purchase all eight characters will receive the whole set in November at a discounted price of $194.00. This promotion will end on November 30, 2018.

Pre-order the service at www.dcuniverse.com for the chance to get your hands on these figures!

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Jim Lee & Andy Kubert Signing Scheduled On September 15th In Celebration of Batman Day At Vroman’s Bookstore

Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena has scheduled a signing featuring comic book artists Jim Lee and Andy Kubert. The event is in celebration of Batman Day and will be held on September 15, 2018.

Jim Lee, a world-renowned comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher, is currently Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment (DC) and serves as Publisher of the company alongside Dan DiDio. Known for his incredibly detailed and dynamic artistic style, Lee is one of the most revered and respected artists in American comics. A veritable legend in the industry, he has received numerous accolades and recognition for his work, including a Harvey Award, an Inkpot Award, Diamond Gemstone Awards and Wizard Fan Awards.

Since becoming Publisher in 2010, Lee has overseen many of the company’s highly successful publishing programs including the recent record-breaking Rebirth line of comics, as well as The New 52 initiative that relaunched the entire line of monthly superhero comic books.  As part of the revamp, Lee designed and reimagined the new, more contemporary costumes for some of the DC universe’s most iconic characters, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Prior to his current post at DC, Lee served as Editorial Director at DC where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC’s bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder, Batman: Hush and Superman: For Tomorrow.

Andy Kubert began his career at DC comics illustrating the first highly successful Batman Versus Predator and Adam Strange series. Andy went on to Marvel Comics’ popular X-Men title, which was consistently a sales juggernaut and remained their top-selling comic during his six-year run. At Marvel he also illustrated such titles as Ghost Rider, Captain America, Ultimate X-Men and the Marvel 1602 miniseries in which he collaborated with New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and which earned a 2005 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel.

For DC Comics, Andy has illustrated the best-selling Batman and Son (with Grant Morrison), Batman #700, Flashpoint (with Geoff Johns) and Batman: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader? (again with author Neil Gaiman). His work has also appeared in other titles including DC Legacies, Action Comics, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl and the Damian: Son of Batman limited series. Dark Knight III: The Master Race is Andy’s first collaboration with the legendary Frank Miller, along with writer Brian Azzarello and original Dark Knight inker Klaus Janson. Andy is currently co-president and an instructor at The Kubert School, an institution located in Dover, NJ, dedicated to educating about the narrative art form.

This event will be a signing only!

Fans must purchase a copy of Dark Days: The Road to Metal or Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition or Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race from Vroman’s Bookstore in order to receive a signing line ticket. With purchase of one of those three titles fans may get a maximum of two (2) other items signed.

The signing line will be limited to 150 fans only due to Jim and Andy’s busy schedule.

Vroman’s Will Call department will be handling all purchases of Dark Days: The Road to Metal or Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition or Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race for the signing starting on Tuesday September 11. 

No online orders will be accepted for this event. Customers must make your purchase at Vroman’s Will Call window or over the phone and let them know it is for the Batman Day/Jim Lee/Andy Kubert event to receive a ticket to be in the signing line on September 15.

Signing line tickets will be available opening on Tuesday September 11. You cannot receive a signing line ticket if you purchase the pre-determined books before this date. The signing will begin promptly at 11am and end at 1pm.

Event date: 

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00am to 1:00pm

Event address: 

695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone number:

626-449-5320

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Celebrate The World’s Greatest Detective On Batman Day – September 15, 2018

DC Entertainment has announced new details for Batman Day 2018. Now in its fifth year, the fan-favorite holiday will take place on September 15, 2018 and include Batman-themed events at thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries worldwide. Key Batman Day partners include Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Books-A-Million and more. Fans around the world are invited to join DC in honoring this iconic Super Hero.

As part of the Batman Day festivities, fans who visit participating retailers will receive the first chapter of Batman: White Knight, written and drawn by Sean Murphy, a month ahead of the collected edition release. The book will also feature a preview of another upcoming DC Black Label title Batman: Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo.

Younger fans can pick up a free copy of the first chapter of Batman: A Lot of :i’l Gotham.

In addition to comic books, DC is providing retailers access to an assortment of additional offerings to help in the celebration of Batman Day, including a fun online activity kit.

Digital readers are invited to celebrate The Dark Knight with the Batman Day digital sale from September 11-17. The event will include hundreds of Batman eBooks on sale for $4.99 or $5.99 on ReadDC.com, comiXology.com, Google Play, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and iTunes.

DC is continuing its partnership with publishers such as HarperCollins, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House, DK, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic to bring Batman Day celebrations to thousands of book stores, comic retailers and libraries.

Following Batman Day, DC will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dark Knight with a year-long celebration in 2019. On March 30, 1939, artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger gave life to Batman in Detective Comics #27.

In 2019, DC will celebrate the publishing milestone of the comic book series’ monumental 1000th issue as well as Batman’s 80th Anniversary. More details on the year-long celebration will be released in the coming months.

For the latest Batman Day information visit DCComics.com/batmanday.

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DC Celebrates Harley Quinn’s 25th Anniversary With Massive ‘Batman Day’ Takeover On September 23

In honor of Harley Quinn’s 25th Anniversary, DC Entertainment announced new details on the bubbly Super-Villain’s takeover of DC’s annual Batman Day celebration on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  Stealing the Caped Crusader’s spotlight, generations of fans will celebrate 25 years of Harley Quinn’s antics with festivities across the country, and around the world.

More than 5,000 libraries, comic shops, bookstores, and other partners worldwide will host “Harley Quinn Batman Day Takeover” activations, including cosplay contests, activities for kids and distributing free copies of three special edition issues.  Fans can visit dccomics.com/batmanday to find local Batman Day activities.

Batman Day 2017 Special Edition #1 includes the first chapter of Batman Volume 3: I Am Bane written by Tom King and illustrated by David Finch, plus an original 3-page Harley Quinn story by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Bret Blevins. Harley Quinn Batman Day 2017 Special Edition #1 includes the first chapter of the Joker Loves Harley graphic novel by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and John Timms. For young readers, DC Super Hero Girls Batman Day 2017 Special Edition #1, features a sneak preview of the upcoming all-ages original graphic novel, DC Super hero Girls: Out of the Bottle written by Shea Fontana with art by Marcelo DiChiara and Agnes Garbowska.

Counting down to “Harley Quinn’s Batman Day Takeover,” DC’s award-winning original digital series DC All Access will host a can’t-miss Batman Week series of segments from September 18-23. The five-day Harley Quinn Batman Day takeover will spotlight essential books, debut a special “25 Years 25 Harleys” video tribute, and bring fans the latest Batman Day news. In addition, the DC Fans YouTube channel will kick off “Batman Day Fan Week” on September 18, offering Batman and Harley Quinn fan tribute videos every day leading up to the “Harley Quinn Batman Day Takeover” on September 23.

DC has teamed up with an array of retail partners, including Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and Build-A-Bear, for exclusive in-store activations, digital promotions, and product displays from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.  Additionally, Hot Topic will celebrate with a seasonal merchandise offering and Journeys will jump in with their DC-inspired Converse collection. Cross-divisional activations will also include Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, alongside key partners including Funko, The LEGO Group, and Six Flags Theme Parks, to further spotlight the groundbreaking DC Super-Villain.

Marquee comic writers and artists will also participate in special signings to mark the “Harley Quinn Batman Day Takeover,” including Paul Dini, Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson. Adding to the celebration, exclusive “Harley Quinn Batman Day Takeover” posters, Batman and Harley masks, and postcards will be available at select retailers.

Digital readers can kick off the celebration a week earlier with the Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary sale, starting Sept. 12. The sale features Harley’s craziest and wackiest adventures, and continues through Batman Day. Beginning 9/19, a Batman Day week-long digital sale will include periodicals and e-books from many Bat-family titles including Batman, All-Star Batman, Batgirl and more. Each sale will include a special free comic – Harley Quinn’s first comic appearance (Batman Adventures #12), and the first issue in the new Harley Quinn and Batman digital-first series. DC will also be hosting a special one-day-only sale on Batman Day, discounting 100+ “Easter Egg” periodical issues that helped inspire DC’s massive publishing event, Dark Knights: Metal. DC’s digital sales are available via readdcentertainment.com, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Nook, and Madefire.

Fans can visit dccomics.com/batmanday for more details on the “Harley Quinn Batman Day Takeover” festivities, participating stores, and in-depth coverage directly from original digital series DC All Access, and to download the official “Harley Quinn Batman Day Takeover” activity kit, including cut out paper masks, comic book activity sheets, coloring pages, trivia, and games.

Join the celebration on September 23 and share on social media using #BatmanDay and #HarleyQuinn25.

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Celebrate Batman Day On September 17, 2016

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The annual fan-favorite event, now in its third year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the Batman Day Y tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.

There will be Batman-centric promotions, free comic book giveaways, talent signings and more all to honor the character that has become a Superhero to many generations and continues to inspire fans across the globe. Confirmed signings will feature blockbuster talent like Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Tom King, James Tynion IV, and Greg Capullo with many more to be announced.

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In addition to DC Entertainment, Batman Day participating partners include many Warner Bros. divisions, as well as Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensees — Capstone Young Readers, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, DK Licensing, Bendon, and HarperCollins. These partnerships provide the unique opportunity for retail and digital promotion across various media in celebration of the Dark Knight, as well as contributing materials to a digital activity kit that includes coloring pages, printable masks, games and much more for retailers to create their own Batman Day events!

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Join us for one of the most anticipated days of the year, as we celebrate the Dark Knight on September 17th!

For more info please click HERE.

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Batman Day Returns On September 17, 2016

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DC Entertainment will join millions of fans in celebration of the pop culture phenomenon as Saturday, September 17th is officially announced as Batman Day 2016.

Celebrating Batman’s endearing legacy with generations of fans, DC Entertainment will once again fete the iconic legend with festivities at thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country. Retail activities include free comic book giveaways and talent signings. Confirmed signing events feature blockbuster talent like Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Tom King, James Tynion IV, and Greg Capullo with many more to be announced.

In addition to DC Entertainment, Batman Day participating partners include many Warner Bros. divisions, as well as Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensees — Capstone Young Readers, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, DK Licensing, Bendon, and HarperCollins. These partnerships provide the unique opportunity for retail and digital promotion across various media in celebration of the Dark Knight.

The annual fan-favorite event, now in its third year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the Batman Day tradition, DC Entertainment will present Bat-centric promotions, fan giveaways and more, all to honor the character that has become a Super Hero to many generations and continues to inspire fans across the globe.

The official Batman Day event kit will include activity sheets, trivia, and games and will be available for download on www.dccomics.com/batmandaykit.

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DC Announces Batman Day At Comic Retailers On September 26, 2015

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DC Entertainment is bringing back the fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight. “Batman Day” is back by popular demand and will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, kicking off what has become an annual event honoring one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes and celebrating all things Batman from comics to video games and more. Fans everywhere are invited to partake in festivities with thousands of comic book shops, bookstores, schools, libraries and other retail partners participating in the bat-centric event.

Those who visit select comic stores, libraries and bookstores on “Batman Day” will also have the opportunity for meet-and-greets with premier DC Entertainment talent including legendary artist and DCE Co-Publisher Jim Lee, Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, David Finch, Brian Azzarello, Cameron Stewart, Pat Gleason, Dustin Nguyen, Tim Seeley, Tom King, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Parker, Matthew Manning, and Daniel Wallace with many more to be announced.

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In addition to DC Entertainment, “Batman Day” partners include Warner Bros. Consumer Products with licensees Capstone, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, and DK Publishing, as well as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, with additional partners to be announced. Partners will provide unique retail and digital promotional tie-ins across multiple media to celebrate the Caped Crusader.

To find a Batman Day event near you, click HERE.

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Sprinkles Joins The Batman Day Celebration On September 26, 2015

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Will Gotham City’s notorious villains break into Sprinkles Cupcake ATMs to steal special Batman-themed cupcakes created for “Batman Day?” Not if the Caped Crusader has anything to do with it. Sprinkles, the world’s first cupcake bakery and known for its devoted epicureans, is joining forces with DC Entertainment to honor the world’s most popular Super Hero with a special “Batman Day” activation at all of its stores nationwide on September 26, 2015.

Handcrafted from the finest ingredients, special Batman Day-themed cupcakes are being created for the onslaught of comic book fans who, after picking up their free “Batman Day” comic book at comic shops, bookstores and libraries, will be hungry. Sprinkles will even give a free cupcake to the first 100 customers per location who dress up as Batman on “Batman Day.” Look for additional details via Sprinkles and DC Comics’ social media channels for ways to participate in “Batman Day” activities.

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Celebrate Batman Day, September 26, 2015 With DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee At Barnes & Noble At The Grove At Farmers Market

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DC Entertainment is bringing back the fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight. “Batman Day” is back by popular demand and will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, kicking off what has become an annual event honoring one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes and celebrating all Batman books. Fans everywhere are invited to partake in festivities with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries participating in the bat-centric event.

To help mark the occasion locally, legendary artist and DCE Co-Publisher Jim Lee will be appearing at The Barnes & Noble at The Grove at 2 p.m. on the 26th. Jim will be signing autographs for the upcoming Batman Noir: Hush (Releasing on September 22, 2015)

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What: Join internationally renowned DC artist and Co-Publisher Jim Lee for a special Batman Day event with a fan signing.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 2 P.M.
Where: Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market.
189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 

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DC Entertainment Declares Wednesday July 23, 2014 Batman Day

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In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with thousands of comic book retailers and bookstores across the nation to celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday July 23, 2014.

As part of the festivities, fans who visit participating retailers receive a free, special edition of Detective Comics # 27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times # 1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

In addition to the comic book, DC Entertainment is providing retailers access to an assortment of other collectibles to help in the celebration of “Batman Day” including a Batman 75th anniversary cape, bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels and four Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the character’s iconic looks from his 75-year history.

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Masks include:

– Detective Comics # 27: Batman’s first appearance, as drawn by Bob Kane

– Batman 66: inspired by the classic TV series starring Adam West

– The Dark Knight Returns: As drawn by Frank Miller

– DC Comics – The New 52: As drawn by Greg Capullo

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Fans who visit comic stores on “Batman Day” also have the opportunity to purchase Robin Rises: Omega #1, the first issue of red-hot new comic series from bestselling creators Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert and Grayson # 1 by Tim Seely and Mikel Janin, which depicts the original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name.

Continuing the celebration, DC Entertainment is partnering with Random House to bring “Batman Day” to over 1,000 libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

On the digital front, the special edition of Detective Comics # 27D will also be available for free download on Wednesday, July 23nd at www.readdcentertainment.com and all digital platforms (Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, Google Play and comixology.com).

For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit www.batman75.com.

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