Holy Batman Day!
IT'S BATMAN DAY! What does that mean? Do we leave cookies and milk for the Dark Knight when he comes down our ventilation shaft? Do we hide Riddler trophies outside so children can find them? Do we cook a giant bat and eat it with our family members that we have to pretend we like one day a year? (Thanks to the recent Wuhan virus, we'll say no to that bat idea). What does Batman Day mean? Well, all and all, it's a celebration of the caped crusader! One thing is for sure, with the current comic run, the Justice League Snyder Cut, upcoming Flash Movie with Keaton & Affleck coming back both as their version of Batman, and the Pattinson movie on the way... it's a damn good time to love the bat!
I consider myself a big Batman fan. I have books, movies, posters, toys, games, statues, a plush stuffed batman. I even have my dog, Rusty, in a Batman shirt right now (not joking)! To get an idea of how much money I've given the makers of Bruce Wayne, here's a link to my story about The Joker I wrote on his 80th anniversary... and that's just the tip of of the iceberg of all my Batman stuff! I'm probably not as big as one of my neighbors (house pictured below), but I do my best, I look up to Batman. Hell yeah I wish I could be him. He is a human, at absolute peak ability.
He wrestles with crazy lunatics, super powered psychopaths, and a number of deities who intend to do harm to innocents. He has a sick man cave (literally) and a plethora of sweet rides! To top it off, he's the world's greatest detective, rivaled only by the great Sherlock Holmes.
The first Batman Day was held on July 23 of 2014. It coincided with San Diego Comic Con. It has since moved to September and is a "floating" holiday. In fact, Google had it on the 15th, so if you're seeing this post AGAIN... now you know why. DC Comics are saying it's happening on Saturday, the 19th. So why not a whole Bat-Week!?! But why do we even celebrate a fictional character? Well he's done a lot of pop culture, you can not deny that. According to google: "The purpose of Batman Day is to celebrate the anniversary of the character's first ever appearance, which was in Detective Comics #27 way back in May 1939." How will you celebrate Batman Day? Perhaps with a Batman version of "The Sound of Silence" originally done by Simon & Garfunkel? Check it out below & happy Batman Day!