DC celebrates 2021's Batman Day on Saturday, September 18 and this week the publisher revealed additional details as to what Dark Knight content will be featured to mark the occasion, some premiering before and after the official day.(opens in new tab)
On the comic book side, DC will debut their first collaboration with digital webcomic platform Webtoon Entertainment Inc. as part of a previously announced deal.
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures will premier its first episode Wednesday, September 8 at 1 pm ET.
When Duke Thomas (The Signal) moves into Wayne Manor, he joins what DC calls an "endless supply of adopted, fostered, and biological vigilante children to manage" and Batman, who is in need of a break, will have his hands full being a father.
Releasing on September 24 will be a limited edition comic book created with esports "digital lifestyle and media platform" FaZe Clan. The comic will team Batman with superhero versions of FaZe Clan members like FaZe Banks, FaZe Apex, FaZe Temperrr, FaZeRain, FaZe Adapt, FaZe Rug, and FaZe Blaze.
The comic book will be followed by limited edition Batman and FaZe Clan merchandise like esports jerseys, tees, hoodies, and more.
In addition, Batman's next big crossover storyline 'Fear State' has already begun, and Batman Day will feature a reprint edition of the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1 crossover with the popular online game and a Batman Day edition of the first issue of the Batman KnightWatch Bat-Tech companion five-issue limited series to the new Bat-Tech app.(opens in new tab)
For the entire month of September, DC's digital comics platform DC Universe Infinite will feature high-profile collections like Batman: The Long Halloween, The Joker War, Batman: Three Jokers, and Batman: Court Of Owls. Additionally Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1, Batman: Year One parts 1-4, Batman: Under The Red Hood, and more will be available to read for free for all registered users.
Finally on the comic book front, participating comic book retailers, digital platforms, bookstores, and DC Universe Infinite will offer a free Batman: The World sampler.(opens in new tab)
As previously announced, Batman: The World is an original 184-page graphic novel anthology publishing simultaneously in 14 international markets on Tuesday, September 14, featuring stories that will take place in each of the 14 countries.
The free sampler will feature the lead story set in Gotham City by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo along with previews of some of the stories from the international creative teams.
Here's a gallery of 12 of the international variant covers (China is missing) followed by a trailer:
For more on DC's Batman Day plans around the world and across all media platforms including HBO Max, DC Universe Infinite, Cartoon Network, dccomics.com, and more, check out the publisher's full announcement (opens in new tab).
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