Ignoring the fact that every day around here is Batman Day, the third annual official Batman Day is this Saturday, September 17.

To celebrate, thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country will hold special events, including signings with industry talent, games, giveaways, and other activities.  More details as we hear them, and keep up with the official DC Batman Day page for information as well.

The official announcement:

Get ready for the celebration of a legendary superhero who we all love, the Dark Knight himself, Batman. DC Entertainment has made it official, Saturday, September 17th 2016, will be BATMAN DAY.

The annual fan-favorite event, now in its third year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the BATMAN DAY tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.

There will be Batman-centric promotions, free comic book giveaways, talent signings and more all to honor the character that has become a Superhero to many generations and continues to inspire fans across the globe. Confirmed signing feature blockbuster talent like Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Tom King, James Tynion IV, and Greg Capullo with many more to be announced.

Check here to see if any talent signings are taking place near you.  Regardless, contact your local comic shop to see if they have any special events lined up for the day, and celebrate by watching your favorite Batman movie, finally beating that video game, or simply catching up on your comics reading.

In the meantime, be sure to check back here for any updates, and feel free to post your hauls and anything else you participate in on Saturday.  Find a hidden gem of a book?  Pick up that one last issue to complete a run?  Dress in a cool shirt or cosplay as a character?  We’d love to see it.

SOURCE: DC Comics