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Local comics dealers mark Batman's 75th

July 23, 2014

BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary with a boatload of giveaways, including a free, special edition of Detective Comics #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut.
To celebrate Batman’s diamond jubilee this year, comic shops, bookstores and libraries by the hundreds yesterday observed “Batman Day,” a full day devoted to all things Dark Knight.
Ernie Pelletier Jr., owner of Friendly Neighborhood Comics, one of two comic shops in Bellingham, said DC Entertainment partnered with him and thousands of comic book retailers and bookstores across the nation to celebrate the big day.
In addition to the free comic book, DC Entertainment provided retailers access to an assortment of other collectibles to help in the celebration, including a Batman 75th anniversary cape, bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels and four Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the character’s iconic looks from his 75-year history.
Continuing the celebration, DC Entertainment is also partnering with Random House to bring “Batman Day” to over 1,000 libraries across the country on Saturday.
Fanboys were lining up yesterday at Friendly Neighborhood Comics to get their free edition of Detective Comics #27, designed by Chip Kidd. The issue, a modern retelling of Batman's 1939 origin story, is written by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer, who considers himself a life-long squire of the Dark Knight.
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