WB & DC Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary, Plus See Some Awesome New Images from ‘Arkham Knight’

By March 27, 2014

We’re just three days away from the official 75th anniversary of the first appearance of The Bat-Man (as he was then known), but Warner Bros. has just announced their plans to celebrate the long-lasting character’s history across various media platforms for the remainder of the year. They’ve created a new celebratory logo (above), similar to the Superman logo they designed last May, and there are some big plans in store for the Caped Crusader.

The coolest one? The “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, which will feature “20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame.” You’ll be able to see that in person if you make your way out to San Diego Comic-Con this year. There will also be a Batman Day, in which DC Entertainment will be “partnering with thousands of comic retailers, book stores and libraries for “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. Each location will host a Batman 75th anniversary celebration and offer fans a free, special edition Batman comic.” The 1960s Batman television show is getting a Blu-ray release, Batman vs. Superman is gearing up to start filming, and the pilot for “Gotham” is in production, so things are happening all over the place for the character this year.

In addition to all of that, Batman: Arkham Knight is coming out soon. While the trailer looks awesome (see it at the bottom of this post), there’s something that I either missed in the initial announcement or didn’t know until just now: Arkham Knight is not just the title of the game, it’s the name of the main villain, too. Collider has some new stills from Batman’s upcoming adventure, and the mysterious Arkham Knight looks like a total badass. Is he a robot? A cyborg? Someone dressed up as a battle-ready version of Batman? We’ll find out when the game is released later this year. Check out the photos below, and don’t forget to take a look at the trailer at the bottom of the page if you haven’t seen it yet.

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