Today is “Batman Day” and its your chance to celebrate all things related to the Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight or simply just The Batman. We’ve always rallied behind this particular day as an almost lifelong comic book fan and while there is a lot going on at your participating comic book retailer, this narrative will only shine the Bat-signal on the free comic books. Take a look.
Batman: Curse of the White Knight 2020 Batman Day Special Edition #1:
In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family’s legacy—and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight. Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga—and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!
Batman: The Adventures Continue 2020 Batman Day Special Edition #1:
From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series comes all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?
Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime 2020 Batman Day Special Edition #1:
Gotham City is filled with stories-of heroes and of villains, of police and criminals, of families both lost and found. But the enchanted short stories in Batman Tales are brought to life with a classic fairy-tale twist that will fill you with wonder. Once upon a crime in Gotham…
Damian Wayne dreams of becoming a real boy wonder-as long as he can avoid telling lies and making his nose grow. Batman’s butler takes an unexpected trip through the looking glass and finds himself in a topsy-turvy world, for Alfred’s in Wonderland! Gotham City Police Department detectives interrogate Gotham’s most dangerous criminals looking for the princess who stole the pea. And Batman meets a snow queen who leads him on a dangerous quest. Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen, the creative team behind Batman: Li’l Gotham, return to their Bat-roots-this time with a fairy-tale flair!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: You probably already know this about me, but if you don’t let me remind you that Batman was my very first and most favorite superhero. When I got a little older it became Spider-Man but he doens’t have a special day of his own yet if you can believe that. With Batman being the first to my geek natured upbringing, events like the annual “Batman Day” are just awesome to have happening. This year has been a rough one for sure with so many things cancelled, so many losses and so much uncertainty about when more of a normal scenario will return. Having the chance to celebrate all things related to The Dark Knight at your local comic book shop just help the day get better. Sadly this year my own local shop has opted out of the event because it wasn’t possible to do so. Fans tend to forget that while the freebies are free for them that they are only discounted to the owners of the shops. It’s one of the main reasons that I always say be sure to make other purchases when you visit during “Free Comic Book Day”, “Halloween Comicfest” and of course “Batman Day”. For me this means that I am not going to have access to the physical editions of these presented comic books but I can look into them for free on the ComiXology service. It’s not the same but oh well. Maybe some of my friends are reading this and can snag me copies when they visit their own regional shop but I digress. I hope you get out there and enjoy all of the Caped Crusader coolness. Chime in down below if you think that you are and I will see you next time around.