Batman Day celebrates Batman, the fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, as well as in films, television shows, and other forms of entertainment. The day was first celebrated in 2014, to mark the 75th anniversary of Batman's debut. On this day, DC Entertainment partners with comic book shops, bookstores, and libraries, for comic book giveaways, author signings, and other events.
Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, he fights against criminals because he saw his parents get murdered at a young age, and he does his work in Gotham City. His main ally is Robin, and his archenemy is the Joker. Other characters include Batwoman, Catwoman, and the Riddler. Batman has a utility belt, flies the Batplane, and drives the Batmobile. He doesn't have any superpowers, but relies on his intellect, strength, and wealth to fight crime.
Batman first appeared in May of 1939, in one of DC Comics' comic books, Detective Comics, and was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Batman got his own comic book the following year. In the 1960's, a campy television series, Batman, was broadcasted, renewing interest in Batman comics. But, after a few years the campiness wore thin, the series was cancelled, and interest in the comic books once again waned. Batman's popularity was not resurgent until 1986, when The Dark Knight Returns was published. Following this, the wildly popular film Batman was released in 1989, followed by two sequels. Beginning in 2005, another triad of Batman films were released, starting with Batman Begins, followed by The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Batman Day was not observed recently. It was observed on July 23rd in 2014. It was observed on September 26th in 2015. It was observed on September 17th in 2016. It was observed on September 23rd in 2017. It was observed on September 15th in 2018. It was observed on September 21st in 2019.
How to Observe
Celebrate the day by dressing as Batman or one of his associated characters. Find an event happening at your nearest comic book shop, bookstore, or library. There may even me an author signing taking place! If you don't feel like leaving your house, you could use the Batman Day activity kit, which has mazes and coloring pages, as well as a utility belt and mask, among other things. You could also spend the day reading Batman themed comics, watching Batman themed movies or television shows, or playing video games in which Batman is a character. There are a lot of deals on Batman items on the day, and you could also enter DC's official Batman Day sweepstakes.
|Observed||First Year||Last Year|
|on July 23rd||2014||2014|
|on September 26th||2015||2015|
|on September 17th||2016||2016|
|on September 23rd||2017||2017|
|on September 15th||2018||2018|
|on September 21st||2019||2019|
DC Comics in 2014