Batman is Turning 75 This Year!

Sometimes being a librarian means getting great info sent directly to my email and being asked to participate in cool events, like this:

As the Dark Knight celebrates his 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment wants bookstores and libraries across the U.S. and Canada to join the celebration with parties and more this July! Get ready for TWO Batman Days during the San Diego Comic-Con International, the first on Wednesday, July 23, for bookstores and comic shops, and the second on Saturday, July 26, for libraries. Participating bookstores and libraries can order special event kits with the following goodies: 75th-anniversary timeline posters, buttons, bookmarks, paper Batman masks, and temporary tattoos!

The Top Ten Essential Batman Titles

(as suggested by DC)

Batman: Year One
Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli

Batman: The Long Halloween
Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Grant Morrison

Batman: Killing Joke (DELUXE)
Alan Moore

Batman: Hush
Jeph Loeb

Batman: Batman and Son (New Edition)
Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert, J.H. Williams III

Batman: The Black Mirror
Scott Snyder, Jock

Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo

Batman: Earth One
Geoff Johns, Gary Frank

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Frank Miller