Happy Birthday Batman!

DC Comics is celebrating Batman’s Birthday and we’re all invited

Batman doesn’t look a day over 30! But it’s been eighty years since Bruce Wayne took on the black to fight for Gotham City in comic book, movies, TV, video games and more! On Saturday, March 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., DC celebrates this incredible pop culture milestone by assembling a panel that will be the talk of WonderCon!

The panel has talent from the many incarnations of Batman:

  • David Mazouz, stars as a young Bruce Wayne on the hit TV series Gotham 
  • Kevin Conroy, renowned voice of Batman in the fan-favorite Batman: The Animated Seriesand Batman: Arkhamvideo games
  • Lee Meriwether, who starred in the 1960’s Batmanmovie as Catwoman
  • Roger Craig Smith, the voice of Batman in the Batman: Arkham Origins video game and the popular animated film Batman: Ninja
  • Jim Lee, DC Publisher, Chief Creative Officer and BATMAN: HUSH artist
  • Grace Randolph, host of “Behind The Trailer” and Batman pop culture expert

The Caped Crusader will be the cornerstone of the DC WonderCon panel schedule, with a DC Batman panel every single day of the show, alongside additional programming honoring the best characters in pop culture (panelists and panel times are subject to change).

Friday, March 29

3:30-4:30 p.m. DC CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF BATMAN – Eighty years after his first appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS, Batman endures as one of the most iconic heroes in history. Join a star-studded panel of industry talent including Joëlle Jones (CATWOMAN), best-selling Batman creative team Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo (BATMAN: THE LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH), Tom King (BATMAN), Becky Cloonan (DETECTIVE COMICS #1000) and Peter J. Tomasi (DETECTIVE COMICS) as they discuss the World’s Greatest Detective at this must-see panel moderated by Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN). Room: North 200B

5:30-6:30p.m. THIS IS YOUR DC UNIVERSE DC fans will get an in-depth look at the ground-breaking digital subscription service designed just for fans, DC UNIVERSE. The panel will feature the latest news on original live-action and animated series Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing and Young Justice: Outsiders, alongside a closer look at the incredible line-up of legendary DC films, epic animated movies, comic books, exclusive merchandise and more! Fans attending the panel will receive a show exclusive poster featuring the cast of the DC UNIVERSE series Doom Patrol! Room: North 200B

Saturday, March 30

12:00–1:00 p.m. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VIDEO PRESENTATION AND Q&A Fresh off their brand-new series on Cartoon Network, the DC Super Hero Girls are coming to WonderCon!  The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends, have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe.  After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add super powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. Join executive producer Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends) and other members of the creative team as they share new footage and answer fan questions! DC Super Hero Girls airs Sundays on Cartoon Network (check local listings). North 200A.

2:30–3:30 p.m. DC MEET THE PUBLISHERS Come hear firsthand the latest on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes from DC publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. Combining humor, breaking news and filled with lots of surprises, this panel is the perfect place to find out what the Publishers have in store for your favorite DC heroes and villains. Room: North 200B

3:30–4:30 p.m. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BATMAN! Calling all Batfans! Batman’s official birthday bash will be the can’t-miss panel of WonderCon. Join the all-star panel featuring David Mazouz, Jim Lee, Lee Meriwether, Kevin Conroy, Roger Craig Smith, and Grace Randolph to celebrate the Caped Crusader and his many incarnations across film, television, animation, games and comics. Room: North 200B

Sunday, March 31

10:30-11:30 a.m. DC BATMAN ART ACADEMY Sharpen your pencils and bring your notebooks because class is in session! To commemorate the milestone 80th birthday of the iconic Batman, a fan-favorite lineup of artists including Bernard Chang, Ryan Benjamin, and Mikel Janin will offer a unique look into their visual approaches to one of the greatest heroes of all-time – Batman! Room: 210

1:30–2:30 p.m. A LEGACY OF EVIL – CREATING DC VILLAINS – From The Joker to Lex Luthor, Black Manta and more, DC has created a legacy of the greatest villains in all of pop culture. A well-crafted adversary drives the plot of any story but most of all, they are the makers of Super Heroes. Come meet some of the writers and artists who’ve put their mark on the most wicked characters in the DC universe including Joëlle Jones (CATWOMAN), Scott Snyder (BATMAN: THE LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH), Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN), Joshua Williamson (JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY), Cecil Castellucci (FEMALE FURIES), and Adam Glass (TEEN TITANS). Room: 213AB

For a complete list of signings and panels, download the DC All Access mobile app. The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Batman Ninja is coming to New York City

BATMAN NINJA is coming to New York City for two nights celebrating the new anime film at The Directors Guild of America with the filmmakers, select voice cast members at the Kinokuniya Bookstore and free screening

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has scheduled two nights of Batman Ninja events in New York City with a May 1 screening and panel discussion at The Directors Guild of America, and a May 2 appearance/signing by filmmakers and key voice cast at Kinokuniya Bookstore.

Batman Ninja is breathtaking and after the premier at Wondercon it garnered rave reviews from fans! The film was announced at the 2017 New York Comic Con and now it’s back in the city that never sleeps, NYC the inspiration for Gotham. The two night event in the big apple is a celebration before the May 8th release on Blu-ray & DVD so Dark Knight fans get ready to take a bite out of this imaginative animated Batman film. It’s taken a village to bring this idea to life and includes anime filmmakers Jumpei Mizusaki, director (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Kazuki Nakashima, writer (Gurren Lagann) and Takashi Okazaki, character designer (Afro Samurai), Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the Joker, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Catwoman, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn for fanboys & fangirls of Batman the Dark Knight and anime.

If you would like to attend the screening and panel discussion on Tuesday, May 1 at 7PM of Batman Ninja at The Directors Guild of America (110 West 57th Street in New York City). Fans can request tickets via email to BatmanNinjaNYC@gmail.com with a limited number available and filled ‘first come first served) with notifications sent by Friday, April 27.

 

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry), (3) valid email address, and (4) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. Please enter only once. Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

The Joker

2 tickets

thejoker@gmail.com

www.cherrydavis.org

 

On Wednesday, May 2, at 5:30PM a free to the public Q&A and Batman Ninja poster signing with the filmmakers and actors at Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas), the preeminent location for anime films, books and merchandise in New York City.

About Batman Ninja…

Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

Produced by Warner Bros. Japan and DC Entertainment, Batman Ninja will be distributed May 8, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting April 24, 2018.

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