Unarguably the highlight of this year’s New York Comic-Con was the DC Comics and Entertainment Booth (as well as DC’s giveaways, of course!) The booth itself, situated perfectly among the bustle of one of NYCC’s several entrances, had pretty much everything a Bat-fan like myself could hope for. In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Batman, DC showcased the Caped Crusader’s legacy in a variety of ways. First of all, hanging high above their booth was a massive Batman symbol, a beacon not unlike Gotham’s Batsignal itself in its power to beckon fans of the Bat from across the crowded Javits Center.
Beneath this tribute, on display at the booth were the Batsuits of all five major motion picture Batmen– Michael Keaton (Batman 1989 & Batman Returns), Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), George Clooney (Batman & Robin), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy), and Ben Affleck (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.) The statue of Christian Bale’s Batman that was featured at the end of The Dark Knight Rises was also prominently featured at DC’s booth. You can see these suits (and the statue) in the gallery below:
The booth also featured playable demos of DC’s MOBA Infinite Crisis and the upcoming video game Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. (You can check out our Lego Batman 3 coverage here.) The last thing on showcase from DC was the company’s vast action figure line– you can see our photos of the figures below:
Of course, what would Comic-Con be without some great giveaways? DC had hands down the best stuff at this year’s NYCC, including:
Four Different Batman 75th Anniversary Masks (and a Commemorative Cape!)
A Batman 75th Anniversary Timeline Poster
Special Re-Releases of issues from Batman: The Black Mirror and Green Arrow: Year One
Download Codes for Detective Comics #30, an Episode of Beware the Batman, and a Special Infinite Crisis Skin
A Multitude of Buttons (Featuring Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Batgirl, The Flash, DC All Access, and Vertigo)
Posters Showcasing DC’s TV Series Arrow and Constantine:
A DC Essentials Guide and Bookmark
Check out our gallery below to see all the photos we took of DC’s Booth and Giveaways, and as always, get your news and reviews about all kinds of Bat-media right here From the Batcave! Be sure to like From the Batcave on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Tumblr to get the scoop first!