Monday, June 25, 2012

"The Dark Knight Rises" - 'Batman' Day

DC Entertainment and comic book retailers across North America are declaring Thursday, July 19 "The Dark Knight Rises" Day to celebrate the arrival of "The Dark Knight Rises", opening in theaters and IMAX, Friday, July 20, 2012.

Fans who visit their local comic book retailer on July 19 will receive a free, special edition comic book featuring several exclusive previews of current and upcoming 'Batman' comic books and graphic novels. More than 500,000 copies of the free comics will be handed out that day on a first-come, first-served basis.

The free "Batman: Earth One Special Preview Edition" comic book features the first chapter of "Batman Earth One" written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank, as well as a preview of "Batman Vol. 1 The Court of Owls", the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel collection of the hit series written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo.

“The arrival of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in theaters is a seminal moment for comic book readers and moviegoers," said DC Entertainment Vice President of Marketing, John Cunningham.

"What better way to mark the occasion than with a free 'Batman' comic book that rewards a broad range of fans and taps into the unprecedented excitement surrounding this film".

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