Batman 85th Anniversary Pop Up in NYC



Limited copies of a special Batman 85th anniversary printing of Batman’s first appearance in DC’s Detective Comics #27 comic book to be Given Away at SoHo News International on 3/30

New York, New York – March 27, 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery celebrates Batman’s first appearance in comics, and The Caped Crusader’s 85th anniversary, with pop-up comic book giveaways in New York City. As part of the global celebration, culminating on Batman Day in September, SoHo News International will transform the newsstand for fans to help memorialize the moment fans first met Batman, with limited copies of a Batman 85th anniversary printing of the World’s Greatest Detective’s debut in Detective Comics #27 to be given away, one per person, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Batman was introduced in 1939’s comic book Detective Comics #27 and since then the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, courage, and justice to generations of fans for over 85 years. Batman is notable not for having any superpowers but for his intelligence, skill, and technical savvy—born out of tragedy, Bruce Wayne’s relentless pursuit of justice and willpower to protect others made him an instant icon. Today, Batman is recognized across the globe thanks to his portrayal in universally beloved comics, TV shows, animation and movies.


Through it all, Batman’s continued adventures through the pages of DC’s comics reaches readers around the globe every month. Batman has inspired countless writers and artists to tell stories of heroism and perseverance. He is vengeance. He is the night. He is Batman.

The Batman 85th anniversary pop-up and comic book giveaway will take place on Saturday, March 30th from 11:00AM EST at SoHo News International (186 Prince St, New York, NY 10012) while supplies last. The comic book giveaway of Detective Comics #27 also features a modern retelling of the “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate” from 1939 (originally written by Bill Finger with illustrations by Bob Kane) written by Brad Meltzer with art by Bryan Hitch.

Additional copies of the special Batman 85th edition of Detective Comics #27 issue will also be given away at the following locations throughout New York City starting on March 30th while supplies last:

  • Action City Comics
  • Alex’s MVP Cards & Comics
  • Bulletproof Comics and Games
  • Forbidden Planet NYC
  • St. Mark’s Comics
  • Midtown Comics Times Square
  • Midtown Comics Grand Central
  • Midtown Comics Downtown

Batman Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of September of every year and will be landing on September 21st in 2024. Follow @batman and visit to stay up to date on more activations and celebrations of Batman’s 85th anniversary taking place around the world this year.



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