DC Comics has big plans for Batman Day this year which takes place Saturday, September 18th. We’re talking HBO Max offerings, a FaZe Clan limited edition Batman comic, and WEBTOON offerings too. Last year’s Batman Day offerings also catered to an international audience as well as options on HBO Max, but 2021 seems to offer far more.
Below you’ll find a rundown of all the major offerings for Batman Day 2021.
Starting with HBO Max, Warner Bros. is offering up all 10 episodes of Batman: The Audio Adventures on Batman Day (9/18). This is the very first podcast from HBO Max and stars Jeffrey Wright (Batman), Rosario Dawson (Catwoman), and John Leguizamo (The Riddler) with appearances from an all-star voice cast including Jason Sudeikis.
Onto comics, the WEBTOON and DC Comics partnership was previously announced, but now we’ve got details about the forthcoming project and timing of the new episodes starting with Batman: Wayne Family Adventures. The first WEBTOON will be available today September 8th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific/1:00 p.m. Eastern.
DC will release a custom Batman comic with FaZe Clan on September 24th. It’s a limited-edition comic that will feature popular FaZe Clan members–they are a Counter-Strike eSports team–like FaZe Banks, FaZe Apex, FaZe Temperrr, FaZeRain, FaZe Adapt, FaZe Rug and FaZe Blaze in superhero form. There will also be limited-edition Batman and FaZe Clan merchandise like esports jerseys, tees, hoodies, and more, available on fazeclan.com, shop.dccomics.com, and NTWRK.
Select Batman comic books will be available to read for free on DC Universe Unlimited, and there will be a free sample of Batman: The World available in booksellers and comic book shops nationwide on Batman Day. More on that collection here.
Then in the toys category, Warner Bros. has revealed some impressive toys that are clearly for kids, but that won’t stop me from buying them. The first is new missions for their augmented reality mobile app DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition. The app includes narrative-driven, technology-inspired activities, exclusive Batman content, AR filters, and a digital comic book and technology-based Batman learning experiences.
Next is the Batman All-Terrain RC Batmobile (Age 4+, SRP $54.99) which is an offroad vehicle, “offering unstoppable all-terrain performance; grass, mud, snow, it even drives on water!” Check that out below.
And check out this Batcave dubbed the Batman® Bat-Tech Transforming Batcave Playset™ (Age: 4+; SRP $99.99). Made by Spin Master, the Batcave playset stands just under 3 feet tall, the Batman figure transforms to reveal a Batcave playset featuring 10 areas for action, an elevator that travels through the levels activating lights and sounds, and an exclusive figure and accessories. Check that out below.
For even more on Batman Day, be sure to read the official press release below.
BURBANK, CA – The fight for justice goes global to honor the enduring legacy of the iconic Super Hero on Batman Day, Saturday, September 18, 2021. Headlined by two breakthrough releases, BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES and BATMAN: THE WORLD, DC and Warner Bros. will recognize the iconic character’s longevity and impact across comics, film, television and more, with a massive collection of partnerships, special releases and initiatives in honor of the Dark Knight.
BATMAN: THE WORLD
On Batman Day, fans can enjoy all ten episodes of the thrilling new Batman original scripted podcast BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES exclusively on HBO Max! Starring Jeffrey Wright as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Catwoman, John Leguizamo as the Riddler, and a who’s who of incredible Saturday Night Live alums, BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES draws inspiration from the vintage noir atmosphere of the celebrated Batman: The Animated Series, the spirited fun of the classic 1960s Batman TV series, and the entire 80-plus year history of Batman. This rollicking, over-the-top Batman adventure is written and directed by Emmy-winner Dennis McNicholas (Saturday Night Live), includes devilishly delightful original music by Doug Bossi, and also features performances by Chris Parnell, Melissa Villaseñor, Seth Meyers, Brent Spiner, Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Jason Sudeikis, Alan Tudyk, Heidi Gardner, Brooke Shields, Paul Scheer, Tim Meadows, Fred Armisen, and Ray Wise. In the scripted audio original, produced in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC, Gotham City comes to lurid life in the theater of your mind with a sensational pageant of technicolor villainy unlike any other on Earth. Mafioso Penguins. Thieving Catwomen. Terrorizing Riddlers. Killing Jokers. A city where some problems can only be solved by a billionaire in a bat costume. Fans should keep a lookout for a sneak peek trailer for BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES, arriving soon! To take listeners deeper into the mysteries featured in the podcast, DC will publish a special Batman: The Audio Adventures comic in October. The 80-page, prestige format one-shot features a prequel story by Dennis McNicholas, Bobby Moynihan, Heidi Gardner, Paul Scheer, and others; art by Leonardo Romero, Juni Ba, and others; and cover by Dave Johnson.
BATMAN: THE WORLD
Honoring Batman’s international influence on popular culture, DC will launch a first-of-its-kind publishing event, BATMAN: THE WORLD. This massive 184-page hardcover anthology releases globally in 14 international markets on Tuesday, September 14, and features Batman stories by top creative teams across the globe. These stories will take place in their home countries and each version of BATMAN: THE WORLD will be localized and distributed in the following territories: United States, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey. Headlining the anthology is a story from the award-winning duo of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo (Batman: Damned, The Joker) in which Batman reflects on his time in Gotham, protecting his city and its inhabitants from all manner of threats. Participating comic book retailers, digital platforms, bookstores and DC Universe Infinite will feature a free Batman: The World “sampler,” featuring the complete lead story, “Global City” by Azzarello and Bermejo, plus previews of some of the stories from the international talent teams contributing to this landmark collectible hardcover. You can check out the official English-language trailer here. Fans can access exclusive BATMAN: THE WORLD products in the DC Shop starting September 9. Fans can also celebrate Batman Day 2021 with various initiatives designed to honor more than 80-years of Batman.
BATMAN IN COMICS
DC will release a special reprint of the hugely popular crossover release BATMAN/FORTNITE: ZERO POINT #1. The series was an immediate hit for fans of Batman as well as Fortnite and marked the first time that the world of the popular online game appeared in a DC comic. ● FaZe Clan, the leading digital lifestyle and media platform rooted in gaming and youth culture will release a comic with DC on September 24—the first gaming organization to create a comic with DC! The limited-edition comic will feature popular FaZe Clan members like FaZe Banks, FaZe Apex, FaZe Temperrr, FaZeRain, FaZe Adapt, FaZe Rug and FaZe Blaze in Super Hero form. And this is just the beginning: there’s even more FaZe Clan and Batman coming in Batman Month that fans won’t want to miss, including limited-edition Batman and FaZe Clan merchandise like esports jerseys, tees, hoodies and more, available on fazeclan.com, shop.dccomics.com and NTWRK. Make sure to check out the BatmanDay.com hub, and follow @FaZeClan on Twitter and Instagram. ● As a companion to the recently released BAT-TECH app, participating comic book stores, digital platforms and DCUI will feature a special BATMAN DAY edition of the first issue of BATMAN KNIGHTWATCH BAT-TECH limited series. ● Across the Batman monthly comic books, the Scarecrow launches his campaign of terror in Gotham City, and it’s up to Batman and his allies to stop him in the can’t-miss publishing event BATMAN: FEAR STATE, launching in September, and continuing throughout the months of October and November across all Batman family titles. ● WEBTOON Entertainment Inc., the world’s number one webcomic platform, is releasing the first WEBTOON set in the DC universe: Batman: Wayne Family Adventures. Batman needs a break, but with new vigilante Duke Thomas moving into Wayne Manor and an endless supply of adopted, fostered, and biological vigilante children to manage, Bruce Wayne is going to have his hands full. Being a father can’t be harder than being Batman, right? Read the first episode here today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific/1:00 p.m. Eastern.
BATMAN AR EXPERIENCE & TOYS
Marking the ultimate Batman augmented reality mobile experience, the DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition app launched around the world in 13 languages, allowing kids to join Batman’s crime-fighting team, the Knightwatch. Through augmented reality (AR), kids can experience the world of Batman, learning how to use his Bat-Tech to fight crime and help defend Gotham City from his adversaries. Free to download and play on Apple and Google Play, the DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition app immerses kids in narrative-driven, technology-inspired activities. Fans can get exclusive Batman content, AR filters, a digital comic book and technology-based Batman learning experiences. On Batman Day, a new mission will drop, continuing the Bat-Tech app storyline. Players will be able to infiltrate Mr. Freeze’s lair and discover that a bank heist was a diabolical diversion just as the Bat-Tech App was being hacked by the Riddler. Can the Riddler actually use Batman’s technology against him to find the Batcave? Batman needs you and the entire Knightwatch team to help stop these Super-Villains. ● Delivering an epic Bat-Tech toy line, leading global children’s entertainment company Spin Master fuses innovation with the world’s greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Kids can immerse themselves in adventure with the Batman® Bat-Tech Transforming Batcave Playset™ (Age: 4+; SRP $99.99). Standing at just under 3 feet tall, this epic Batman figure transforms to reveal a Batcave playset featuring 10 areas for action, an elevator that travels through the levels activating lights and sounds, and an exclusive figure and accessories. The Batman® All-Terrain RC Batmobile™ (Age 4+, SRP $54.99) takes missions to the next level, offering unstoppable all-terrain performance; grass, mud, snow, it even drives on water!
With the popular Super Hero at their fingertips, fans can stream, listen to, and download Batman on various platforms including: ● A massive catalogue of Batman film and TV releases including platform originals like Titans and Harley Quinn and animated features based on some of the best-selling Batman comics such as Batman: Hush, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Death in the Family and more are available for streaming now on HBO Max. ● All month long, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will feature collections highlighting the most essential and fan-favorite Batman storylines including classic Bat-tales like BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, THE JOKER WAR, BATMAN: THREE JOKERS, and BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS. Additional Batman titles such as 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. ● dccomics.com will have news and features highlighting your favorite Bat Family characters and featuring deep dives into Batman’s history, gadgets and greatest battles
BATMAN AROUND THE WORLD
All-new global experiences inspired by the world of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains including a unique immersive Batman-themed experience to premiere in London in 2022 in partnership with Department Studios, Inc. and Myriad Entertainment. Fans in the U.K. can also enter to win a complimentary meal for 4 at Park Row – the brand-new premium DC immersive restaurant in London – and tune-in to Cartoon Network to win the ultimate Batman toy bundle from Smyths.
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