Holy Superhero Saturday! It’s Batman Day 2016!

DC Entertainment signals Batman Day for the third straight year, where Bat-fans go batty in celebrating the Caped Crusader of Gotham City with events throughout the world that includes talent signings, free comic book giveaways, and more at several comic books retailers, bookstores, and libraries in honor of the hero that Gotham needs and deserves: a watchful protector, a silent guardian, an incorrupt symbol, the Dark Knight forever known as the Batman.

In 1966, Adam West brought grade-A Adam West as ABC’s Batman: the masked deputy for law and order, and justice in Gotham against the united criminal underworld that includes the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), the Joker (Cesar Romero), Catwoman (Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt), Mr. Freeze, Shame, King Tut, and an endless rogue gallery of super-villains who are out to take over Gotham City – and the entire world.  Co-starring Burt Ward as the Boy Wonder Robin and later Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Batman lasted three seasons and 120 episodes until the series was “POW” into cancellation in 1968.  Today, the series remains both a guilty pleasure and cult fan favorite with reruns in syndication.  Not only Batman remains one of the world’s comic book heroes and icons, but Batman is now part of Heroes and Icons’ (H&I – www.heroesandiconstv.com) “Comic Book Heroes” block with back-to-back episodes every Saturday morning at 7am.  This fall, West and Ward return as the Caped Crusaders with Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.  The animated movie, featuring Newmar purr-ing once more as Catwoman, is set to come out on Digital HD on October 11, and on Blu-Ray Combo Pack on November 11.

Just this year, Batman returned to the big screen with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, where Ben Affleck’s Bat of Gotham was intent on making Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel/Son of Krypton bleed.  Co-starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, the film became the dawn of the climax for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman becoming the trinity against Doomsday: becoming the dawn for Batman to honor Superman in seeking out the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to fight alongside him and Wonder Woman as the world’s finest of superheroes known as the Justice League, which is set for a November 2017 release.

More on Batman Day can be found at www.dccomics.com



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