Via a press release from DC Comics, below you’ll find BATMAN DAY 2021 details and events — highlighted by BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES on HBO Max and BATMAN: THE WORLD hardcover anthology by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo.
The 2021 version of BATMAN DAY takes place on September 18th.
For info on all BATMAN DAY ’21 events, visit BATMANDAY.COM. – Bill “Jett “Ramey
Starring Jeffrey Wright as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Catwoman, John Leguizamo as the Riddler, and a who’s who of incredible Saturday Night Live alums, BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES draws inspiration from the vintage noir atmosphere of the celebrated Batman: The Animated Series, the spirited fun of the classic 1960s Batman TV series, and the entire 80-plus year history of Batman. This rollicking, over-the-top Batman adventure is written and directed by Emmy-winner Dennis McNicholas (Saturday Night Live), includes devilishly delightful original music by Doug Bossi, and also features performances by Chris Parnell, Melissa Villaseñor, Seth Meyers, Brent Spiner, Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Jason Sudeikis, Alan Tudyk, Heidi Gardner, Brooke Shields, Paul Scheer, Tim Meadows, Fred Armisen, and Ray Wise.
In the scripted audio original, produced in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC, Gotham City comes to lurid life in the theater of your mind with a sensational pageant of technicolor villainy unlike any other on Earth. Mafioso Penguins. Thieving Catwomen. Terrorizing Riddlers. Killing Jokers. A city where some problems can only be solved by a billionaire in a bat costume.
Fans should keep a lookout for a sneak peek trailer for BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES, arriving soon!
To take listeners deeper into the mysteries featured in the podcast, DC will publish a special Batman: The Audio Adventures comic in October. The 80-page, prestige format one-shot features a prequel story by Dennis McNicholas, Bobby Moynihan, Heidi Gardner, Paul Scheer, and others; art by Leonardo Romero, Juni Ba, and others; and cover by Dave Johnson.
Honoring Batman’s international influence on popular culture, DC will launch a first-of-its-kind publishing event, BATMAN: THE WORLD. This massive 184-page hardcover anthology releases globally in 14 international markets on Tuesday, September 14, and features Batman stories by top creative teams across the globe. These stories will take place in their home countries and each version of BATMAN: THE WORLD will be localized and distributed in the following territories: United States, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey.
Headlining the anthology is a story from the award-winning duo of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo (Batman: Damned, The Joker) in which Batman reflects on his time in Gotham, protecting his city and its inhabitants from all manner of threats.
Participating comic book retailers, digital platforms, bookstores, and DC Universe Infinite will feature a free Batman: The World “sampler,” featuring the complete lead story, “Global City” by Azzarello and Bermejo, plus previews of some of the stories from the international talent teams contributing to this landmark collectible hardcover. You can check out the official English-language trailer here. Fans can access exclusive BATMAN: THE WORLD products in the DC Shop starting September 9.