DC Releases Landmark DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 Issue; Iconic Bat-Signal to Light Up Across the Globe; Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Of America; Exclusive Fan Festivities; and More:
Yearlong Celebration Kicks Off at SXSW with 1.5 Million Bats Flying from Austin’s Congress Bridge
To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the World’s Greatest Detective. Kicking off this March at SXSW, the multifaceted campaign for DC’s Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations, special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of DETECTIVE COMICS #1000, live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships. As fans join together under the campaign’s tagline of #LongLiveTheBat, DC’s timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the Bat-Signal lights up in major cities worldwide.
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