Last Friday night (March 15th), Warner Bros. and DC Comics kicked off Batman’s 80th anniversary at SXSW. Below you will find pictures from the numerous events! #AFJ4LIFE

Press Release: The celebration, was held at Austin’s Native Hostel, gathered Batman super fans for the unveiling of a custom mural painted by local artist Mez Data. Attendees were then transported via pedicab to Austin’s Congress Ave. Bridge, where accompanied by the infamous bat signal, shone on Lady Bird Lake1.5 million bats draped the night sky in honor of the Caped Crusader. ~500 people gathered on the bridge with DC in celebration.

DC will kicked-off the 80th Anniversary of Batman at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW), honoring the World’s Greatest Detective who has shaped superhero fandom and permeated every area of modern entertainment. Throughout the festival, attendees enjoyed fan experiences, photo opportunities, and limited-edition merchandise to honor #LongLiveTheBat.

· DC will light up the night to honor the Caped Crusader as 1.5 million bats fly over Austin’s famous Congress Bridge.

· A highly-instagrammable moment with a Batman-inspired mural painted by local Austin artist, MEZ DATA, to be unveiled at the Native Hostel

· Exclusive Tee collection featuring illustrations from popular DC artists to celebrate the Dark Knight who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created. Available for $22.90 at select Hot Topic stores and www.hottopic.com


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