Saturday, September 17, 2016 is Batman Day! DC Comics has been doing this promotion for a couple of years now and I think it’s a great idea. A number of retail sponsors and online shops offer discounts on Batman comics and merchandise, while DC also releases free-to-download activity kits for schools, libraries, parents, etc. to print out.
To get into the spirit of things, last night I watched a few episodes of Batman: The Animated Series. I have the entire series on DVD, but it’s just too easy as an Amazon Prime member to stream the series that way. While doing that, I also took advantage of Amazon’s sale on digital Batman comics and picked up these trade paperbacks via Amazon Kindle (for only $5.99!):
- Elseworlds: Batman, Volume 1, Batman: The Complete Hush, Batman: Arkham Knight, Volume 1, and Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I’m familiar with a few of the stories in the Elseworlds collection but it’s been over 20 years since I’ve read them. I used to own volumes 1 & 2 of the Hush story line. I wasn’t a huge fan of it, but Jim Lee on Batman was mind-blowing at the time and for $5.99, I figured it’s worth revisiting. I love the Arkham series of video games, so picking up the prequel to the latest video game was a no-brainer. Just as much of a no-brainer was picking up the first ever crossover of the Batman and the Ninja Turtles! I’ll be sure to start reading one of these tonight when I get home from work.
While I would love to wear one of my Batman t-shirts to work today, that’s just not appropriate for my job. But, I’ll be sure to wear this Batman pin. And I always have my beat up Adam West Batman key chain as well.
If you’re interested in more Batman articles from me, be sure to check out these posts: