Happy Batman Day!

That’s right Batfans, today charts a crucial chapter in everyone’s life… Batman Day! Join DC Comics and millions of fans worldwide in celebrating the world’s most popular and significant cowled crimefighter. From the printed page through cinematic excursions and video game adaptations, toys, collectables and onward, the dark and surly one has been a major part of many peoples lives for eight exquisite decades. 

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My first encounter with the Caped Crusader was when my Mum purchased me an old issue of Detective Comics from a local car boot sale when I was a mere six years old, this was not only the first time I had ever read a Batman comic, but was in fact the first time I had ever read a comic.

I remember reading the issue a dozen times over in one sitting and was eager to divert more of my attention to this amazing hitherto unseen world that contained fantastical characters who really captured my young burgeoning imagination in a way nothing else previously had, I have been fanatical of the Dark Knight since that time.


Detective Comics #466 marked my initial encounter with the masked manhunter, and told the tale of Batman’s clash with villain Signalman, not exactly an iconic member of Batman’s notorious rogues gallery it has to be said, but it was my very first brush with a Supervillain. This wonderfully nostalgic comic issue also introduced me to the fact that Batman shared a universe with other Superheroes, thanks to a very enjoyable back up story, that regaled the young me with the daring adventures of the Emerald Archer – Green Arrow


So, a very happy Batman Day to you, my bodacious Bat brethren, and why not sound off in the comments below about your very first encounter with the Dark Knight, and what you will be doing to celebrate another year in the company of Gotham’s greatest grim and gritty guardian angel.  


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About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies... but then isn't everyone?

Posted on September 21, 2019, in Comics, Comics in film, Comics/television, Comics/toys and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Interesting. I wasn’t aware of Batman day. Thanks!

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    • Yes indeed DC Comics first began this as an official celebration of their most popular comic creation in 2014, since then they have added Wonder Woman day to their annual comic book celebrations. Thanks for reading and commenting, and… Happy Batman Day! 🙂

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  2. Happy Batman day to you as well.

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  3. Happy BATMAN day to you!

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  4. Absolutely totally magnificently joyously happy (belated for me as I was working long shifts all weekend) Batman Day! Long live the Bat! 🙂

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  5. What a fantastic celebration of Batman Day! 🙂

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  6. I am disappointed in myself for not even knowing Batman Day was a thing! lol Very cool post. 🙂 Happy (belated) Batman Day to you!

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