On Saturday July 26th, Greenwich Library and other libraries across the country will be celebrating 75 years of Batman
! Batman Day (click here
for more details) will be held in the library's second floor meeting room beginning at 1:00 pm. The program will be part of our 2014 Teen Summer Reading
We'll be showing video games, classic television episodes and films, and (while quantities last) give away some free comics, posters and masks. For Batfans of all ages!
Hard to believe but it's been seventy-five years since Bruce Wayne had his first published adventure as the Batman in "The Case of The Chemical Syndicate" back in Detective Comics #27, cover dated May, 1939.
That six page story by writer/co-creator Bill Finger and artist/co-creator Bob Kane began the character's long running existence which has manifested over the decades in comics, movie serials, films, television, newspaper comic strips and video games, among other media. And don't forget all the characters who were subsequently introduced in the comics that have become popular as well: Robin, the Joker, Catwoman, the Penguin, Batgirl, Batwoman, the Riddler, Bane, Nightwing, Red Robin, Batwing, Ace the Bat Hound (yes!), and even the goofy Bat-Mite.
2012's The Dark Knight Rises was one of the biggest box office hits at the movie theatres. And Warners has announced they'll be releasing the Batman v Superman film (with Ben Affleck as Batman!) in 2016. So the Caped Crusader will be around for a long time!
For more info, contact Ed Morrissey at (203) 622-7918 or Everett Perdue at (203) 625-6507.
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