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Happy Batman Day, and Happy 75th Anniversary to the Caped Crusader!

Long may he whispergrowl in our hearts!

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The Dark Knight turns seventy-five this year (just about how old he is in Batman Beyond), and DC’s planned a lovely celebration, including the most important part of any birthday party: goodie bags for everyone! Visit a participating comic shop today (find out which those are here), and you’ll be able to pick up a special issue of Detective Comics #27, retelling the first appearance of the character from 1939. There might also be some extra goodies like bookmarks, capes (yes capes), and any of the four paper masks above, designed after various iconic Batman incarnations. Don’t have time for a shop visit in your day? No problem. You can pick up the special issue of Detective Comics #27 on Comixology, free of charge, right here. And then check out our recommendations of what to buy from their giant one-week sale of Batman comics.

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