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September 26, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

September 26 is Batman Day- discuss the Caped Crusader over a few beers

Once again Twitter hashtags have alerted me to another fabricated holiday in which retailers hope you'll open your wallet and let your good credit come forth. Like many of these "holidays", I'd never heard of Batman Day, but I'm wiling to play along. I believe it was "created" in 2014.

Batman Day As I was trying to figure out what Batman Day entails, I came across a series of articles about a controversy as to it's correct date. The circumstance to this holiday is that it's the day Bruce Wayne became Batman. Apparently there are two camps on this debate. Some argue that he became Batman on the night his parents were killed while others say its when he first donned the cape and cowl. These sides agree on the 26th, but argue over it being September or June.

The sad truth is that retailers will take your money on either day, so it's more of a subjective determination that only effects those with a strong connection to Batman's story. Whichever side you fall on, enjoy the day and play a Batman game and share your Batman comics with a friend. Holidays like this should be about the valor and virtue of the character - not buying stuff.

While it's a good day to buy a Batman game, book, or comic - we think it's also a good day to discuss your favorite story arc or detail! Batman's popularity goes back decades and is still a relevant hero in today's world. Crack open a few beers (or sodas) and let the good-natured debates begin.

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