On September 23rd, DC Comics and many comic shops around the world celebrated BATMAN DAY.
As #BatmanDay was trending on social media, I was interested about this event as it would celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harley Quinn.
You know…the fem fatale bad ass that appeared on the “Batman: The Animated Series” and became so popular that she became a significant character in the comic books and became a symbol of girl power and fan favorite in the film “Suicide Squad”.
So popular that even at conventions or events I attended, I have photographed someone cosplaying as Harley Quinn. In 2016, she was the most popular Halloween costume that year.
But this year’s Batman Day is different than the previous years that this year is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Clown Princess of Crime.
And continuing the Batman Day tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers in which Batman and Harley Quinn masks, free comic book giveaways, talent signings took place today (and some shop will continue tomorrow).
I decided to visit one of my favorite comic shops in California, DJ’s Collectibles in Hanford, California for Batman Day.
The turnout was fantastic and many parents with their children came to get their photo with Batman and take part in the festivities to get their free comics and masks, while comic fans took part in the $1 back issue sale the store was having.
I personally was not aware of Batman Day until recently and I have to say that I’m glad I went, as I saw old classmates and friends that I have not seen in many years. But also, I can now read this DC Comics “Rebirth” that I have read so much about on the news.
But definitely check out Batman Day, it’s an event that I highly recommend!