Batman Day: DC Comics has organized a nation-wide celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader. The action is happening at comic shops, Barnes & Noble, and at over 1,000 libraries around the country. Fans can find a free edition of Detective Comics #27 with the redesigned story by one of my favorite artists and fellow Batman collectors, Chip Kidd! (see review below). Other promo items include a cape and paper masks from Detective Comics, the 1966 TV show, The Dark Knight Returns, and The Court of Owls. Also check out Grayson (current on-going series): The original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name. To the Bat-poles! Related posts: Trina Robbins Interview, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton, Interview with Batman Animated designer Shane Glines.
Review: I picked up the Avengers comic today, and despite some inconstant artwork, I really enjoyed the writing so far. The dialog seems to capture the characters well, and I'm definitely hooked to find out what happens in the next installment. Recommended! The free Batman 75th issue is pretty cool. Sadly, it only contains a sample of Chip Kidd's redesign of the first story- the full piece is in the new 75 Year hardcover compilation. But the free issue today did include the first story as originally printed, and a new re-imagining of the story in a modern context. Also included in the issue was a cool futuristic Batman tale by Scott Snyder! I was happy to see a huge turnout at one of the shops I visited. Happy Bat-Day and congrats to Boom! on their new Avengers series.
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