Cities Around the World Shine Bat-Signal for Batman Day

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Cities Around the World Shine Bat-Signal for Batman Day


DC and Warner Bros. lit up the world's night skies as the iconic Bat-Signal was projected to celebrate the Dark Knight's 80th anniversary as the "World's Greatest Detective," with fans celebrating in major cities around the globe.

Millions of fans of all ages assembled in six continents to celebrate the Dark Knight, kicking off the so-called Batman Day. According to DC Comics, the projection of the Bat-Signal from various parts of the globe marked the 80th year since the Caped Crusader first appeared in the pages of DC Comics in 1939.


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"Beginning in Melbourne and concluding in Los Angeles, this auspicious confluence of fan celebrations spotlight the character that now ranks as the most widely recognized masked man in pop culture," the comic book publisher said on its website.

Aside from the global Bat-Signal activation, highlights of DC's Batman Day festivities include the Batman 5K night runs, talent signings, and fan celebrations where the beloved superhero and his stories were honored for a day. These locations include:

Melbourne at Fed Square
Tokyo at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing
Johannesburg at The Leonardo Building
Berlin at Potsdamer Platz 11
Rome at Roma Termini
Paris at Galeries Lafayette
Barcelona at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
London at the Senate House
São Paulo at Itaúsa - LMB
Montreal at Complex Dupuis
New York at the Domino Sugar Refinery
Mexico City at Torre Reforma
Los Angeles at the Warner Bros. Studio Lot


Photo Credit: DC Comics


As part of the Dark Knight's 8th-decade celebration, the Empire State Building in New York glowed in marvelous Batman Yellow.

"The Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery, and justice to generations of fans," DC Comics said via ABC News.

Batman first appeared in the 27th issue of 'Detective Comics in March 1939 and since then, the superhero "continues to leave his mark in every form of entertainment imaginable."




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