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It’s the Bat Week Ever as Batman 89 Turns 25

On Monday, June 23, the movie that kickstarted the modern comic book renaissance — Tim Burton’s Batman — celebrates its silver anniversary. So what better way to celebrate the landmark film than to dedicate a whole week’s worth of posts to the Dark Knight Detective himself? Because 2014 is not only the 25th anniversary of Batman, it’s also the 50th anniversary of Carmine Infantino’s iconic “new look” costume design, the 75th anniversary of the character himself, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Batman’s co-creator Bill Finger.

So all week, we at The Nerds of Color will be honoring all things Batman — both the 1989 film and the character in general. Look for my interview with Batman executive producer Michael Uslan and a special episode of Hard NOC Life featuring The Hollywood Reporter senior editor Marc Bernardin.

We’re going to be kicking off the festivities on Monday evening with a special “live tweet” of Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989. Since I first watched Batman at a 10pm showing 25 years ago, I’m going to be rewatching it at 10pm EST again. If you want to follow along, pop in your DVD, blu-ray, or digital copy at the same time, and find @TheNerdsofColor and #BatWeekNOC on twitter!

“I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.”

And remember to tune in all week as we rejoice in the exploits of the Caped Crusader! Same Bat time! Same Bat Channel! We’ll be keeping a running tally of all Bat Week posts below.