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Celebrate 75 Years of Batman with DC Comics at San Diego Comic-Con

As if Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel laser tag and Square Enix’s limited edition Batman statue weren’t enough of a reason to mosey on down to San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics has unveiled their line-up of panels and it’s clear that they’ve got one thing on their mind: Batman. Considering it’s Batman’s 75th anniversary, it’s entirely understandable and judging by their massive slate of Comic-Con plans, there’ll be plenty of reasons for fans of the Dark Knight to fill their days with DC. To kick off the Batman 75 festivities, DC is bringing a pair of panels that will bring some of the best and brightest creative talent from Batman’s storied history to talk about Bruce Wayne’s greatest adventures and how the character has evolved over the years.

Here are the official panel descriptions:

Batman 75: Legends of The Dark Knight – In celebration of Batman’s 75-year history, join comic icons Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, DCE Co-Publisher and renowned Batman artist Jim Lee (BATMAN: HUSH), DCE Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns (BATMAN: EARTH ONE), current BATMAN creative team, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, along with vintage superstar BATMAN team writer Denny O’Neill and artist Neal Adams in an in-depth discussion on the legendary character’s explosive adventures in comics both past and present. Thursday 3:30-4:30pm Room 6BCF

Batman 75th Anniversary – Delve into how Batman has been brought to life in comics, TV, movies and video games with Lee, Johns, BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET co-writer and KROQ radio personality Ralph Garman, the legendary voice of Batman Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham Knight), producer and writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), and Peter Girardi, Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros Animation. Saturday 4-5:00pm Room 6BCF

In addition, Warner Bros. is making sure that you have plenty of ways to spend your hard-earned cash and clog your Instagram feeds at this year’s Comic-Con. Not only are they finally bringing Batman: The Complete Television Series to home video in all of its 1960s Adam West-y biff-pow glory, but they’re also bringing every Batman costume ever, premiering both the hotly anticipated Jim Gordon-starring cop drama Gotham and animated video game tie-in film Batman: Assault on Arkham, a slew of new Batman: Arkham Knight collectible goods (like a Harley Quinn con exclusive statue), and much more.

What piece of Batman goodness are you most excited for at this year’s Comic-Con? What’s your favorite Batman story? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to our Comic-Con page for up-to-the-minute updates.

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2 comments

  • I pre-ordered the Square-Enix figure last week, so I am all good there.  I am going to attend at least one of the Batman 75 panels, but I am not sure which one yet.  My other Bat-Exclusive is a Kotobukiya ArtFx statue of Batman in his first appearance costume.  It looks REALLY sweet.  Favorite Batman Story?  Besides DKR, I really liked Venom from the Legends of the Dark Knight series.  It showed how far Batman was willing to go early in his career, as well as what lines he learned NOT to cross.