Batman Day 2021, the Dark Knight celebrates waiting for new video games

Batman Day 2021, the Dark Knight celebrates waiting for new video games

Batman Day 2021

Today is Batman Day 2021, the day in which the Dark Knight is celebrated all over the world, even by video game fans who would like to see him return to the protagonist of a title along the lines of the various Batman: Arkham, but who could be disappointed. >
We know that Rocksteady Studios is currently working on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (our preview here), a game set in the same universe as the aforementioned Batman: Arkham and in which, therefore, the Batman may not be present.

Batman may not even be in Gotham Knights (our preview here), which starts right from his disappearance but is not a sequel to Batman: Arkham Knight, a solution that has left several fans quite a lot 'perplexed about the desire to create two parallel universes under the same label.

If the videogame future of the DC character appears hazy and intricate at the moment, the cinematic one s embra instead promising well with The Batman, the film starring Robert Pattinson, and with The Flash, in which we will see both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton wearing the costume of the Dark Knight.

Going back to the games, however, it is clear that Rocksteady has changed things and raised the standards in an impressive way, inspiring titles like Marvel's Spider-Man with its freeflow combat system, but over the years there have been numerous tie-ins dedicated to the hero.

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‘Batman Day’ to celebrate 82 years of The Dark Knight

a group of people riding on the back of a horse: A Brian Azzarello/Lee Bermejo story will be featured in the "Batman: The World" sampler for Batman Day. © DC Comics A Brian Azzarello/Lee Bermejo story will be featured in the 'Batman: The World' sampler for Batman Day.

DC Comics will join forces with comic stores nationwide to celebrate “Batman Day” on  Sept. 18. Several comic-book stores in the metro area will be celebrating as well. Batman, first introduced in 1939, is celebrating 82 years on this year’s “Batman Day” celebration. The first Batman Day was held in 2014 to celebrate 75 years of Batman.

While supplies last, participating comic-book shops will have free “Batman” comics on hand. This year’s free “Batman Day” editions include a sampler edition of “Batman: The World.” 

The full “Batman: The World” anthology, is a 184-page hardcover featuring stories from comic creators from across the globe. The sampler edition features the complete lead story, “Global City” by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo, plus previews of some of the stories from the international teams in the hardcover. 

diagram: The first "Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point" issue will be reprinted in a special edition for Batman Day 2021. © DC Comics The first 'Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point' issue will be reprinted in a special edition for Batman Day 2021.

Also for Batman Day, DC will release a special reprint of the crossover release  “Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point” #1. The series brought the world of the popular online game to DC Comics for the first time. The hardcover edition of the entire “Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point” storyline also goes on sale this week. 

A third “Batman Day” edition is the “Batman: Knightwatch” special featuring Batman and his team creating a network of informants called Knightwatch in order to track down Clayface. 

For fans who might enjoy Batman in the audio format, on Batman Day, the original scripted podcast “Batman: The Audio Adventures,” starring Jeffrey Wright, Rosario Dawson, Jason Sudeikis and John Leguizamo will be released on HBO Max. All 10 episodes will be released on Sept. 18. “Batman: The Audio Adventures” will be further explored in an 80-page prestige format one-shot comic, which will be released in October. 

Matthew Price,, has written about the comics industry for more than two decades. He is the co-owner of Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman.

The original Green Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is coming back to Norman. 

Jason David Frank, who starred as Tommy Oliver in the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo and Power Rangers Dino Thunder, will appear beginning at noon Sept. 18 at Speeding Bullet Comics, 614 N Porter Ave. in Norman. Frank recently completed shooting the action film 'Legend of the White Dragon.'

Tickets and masks will be required for this event, and social distancing enforced. There’s no charge for a line ticket. Line tickets, which are required, can be picked up starting Friday.

Frank is offering a “comic shop special” of $120 for 2 autographs and a photo op; Frank is continuing his nationwide tour to help raise money for comic shops affected by COVID-19

For more information, call 405-360-6866 or go to

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