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Holy anniversary! It's Batman Day!

by Greg Belfrage

DC Comics is marking the 75th anniversary of Batman in grand style!

"Batman Day" is being celebrated today at comic shops and bookstores across the country. Participating retailers are giving awayfree copies of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 SPECIAL EDITION, an updated take on the comic that first introduced Batman to the world.

This extra-sized issue features stories by Brad Meltzer, Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and Sean Murphy. Also included is Batman's first adventure, Bob Kane and Bill Finger's "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate", reprinted in full.

You'll also find a sneak peek at Meltzer and Chip Kidds beautiful re-imagining of the original Detective Comics #27. Kidd explains the remix project in the video above.

Click HERE to view artwork samples from Detective Comics #27 Special Edition. You'll also find an interactive map to find your nearest participating comic shop, bookstore or library. In addition, all Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Books A Million locations will be participating,

Get to your nearest comic shop or bookstore while these free comics last! To the Batmobile!

Greg Belfrage is a lifelong Star Trek fan, Batman toy collector, sci-fi movie maniac and hopeless geek. He can be reached at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com


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