The superheroes featuring in the DC comics series of books are so popular that blockbuster movies have been made on them till now. Batman is one of the most favored characters in this series. People of all age groups love this character, which makes Batman Day quite an important day in most parts of the world today. How are the celebrations in Chicago? Keep reading to know more about this.
When is Batman Day 2023 in Chicago?
Saturday, September 16th
Though it t was during 1st May 1939 that DC (Detective Comics) introduced Batman as one of their characters, Batman Day is usually celebrated in the month of September.
Every year, DC announces the official date of Batman Day, and that keeps the true-blue fans of Batman excited. That’s the day when people do whatever it takes to make their love for their favorite superhero, evident to the world.
How to Celebrate Batman Day in Chicago?
Chicago is no different when it comes to celebrating Batman Day. This is one day that the people of Chicago love because they don’t have to follow regular corporate wear to the office. They come in Batman-themed costumes to the office and conduct many fun activities like Batman-based quizzes among their teams to test their colleagues’ knowledge about the renowned cartoon character, who went on to become a massive superhero.
In school, there are fancy dress competitions in which kids are encouraged to come dressed as any character from the Batman series and speak a few lines about the same.
Fans can participate in Batman Day in multiple ways. The following are main activities that one can participate in Chicago and across the US.
Reading About Batman:
In the year 2021, there were two honorary books released on Batman:
1. Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition (Authored by Peter Tomasi) – on sale since March 27, 2019 online and on various comic shops.
2. Detective Comics: 80 Years of The Batman The Deluxe Edition (Illustrated by Jim Lee) – on sale since March 12, 2019 on comic shops and online as well.
Experiencing The Batman
Fans from different age groups can gather to honor the Superhero. Different activities in major cities would be organized by DC Comics. These activities include games, live music, racing in Batman attire, food and photo opportunities. The Bat signal would be also be lightened up in major cities around the world.
Saying and Sharing Batman Quotes
There is a big number of quotes said by Batman in his different movies. Such as this one:
It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.
by Rachel Dawes from “Batman Begins“
- Batman Day Event
Date: September 21 (Saturday)
Time: 1400 hours
Venue: Barnes & Nobles Booksellers Clybourn
Address: 1441 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Details on Eventful
- Batman Day
Date: September 21 (Saturday)
Time: 1500 hours
Venue: Challengers Comics
Address: 1845 N Western Ave · Chicago, IL
Details on Meetup
Where to Celebrate Batman Day in Chicago?
While you may find Batman Day celebrations in full swing on the streets, it is the bookstores that you have to watch out for, as these are the places with maximum events planned for the D-Day.
Barnes & Noble, one of the biggest stores in Chicago is no different from the rule. This year, we will have to wait and watch what the store has in mind.
Last year though, the store ensured that Batman lovers were in for a treat. Free comic books were given away to customers who visited the store on Batman Day last year. They also conducted many events and offered a lot of discounts on books where you could get the third book free when you buy two DC comics (Barnes & Noble Batman Day 2018)
During 2014, when it was the 75th anniversary of Batman Day, comic book stores across Chicago offered various deals such as free paper masks, free capes, huge discounts, free face-painting and other activities (details here).
Batman lovers are hoping that these leading bookstores wouldn’t disappoint them this year as well. This is one day, where you can get your favorite Batman comic series of books at rock-bottom prices along with some free Batman-related merchandise, as well. So, gear up to celebrate the day in style!