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Holy Batman Day!

Bill's Bullpen celebrates 75th anniversary of iconic character

In honor of "National Batman Week" and on "Batman Day," Bill's Bullpen in downtown Hollister on July 23 displayed various items spotlighting the iconic character's 75-year history.

DC provided retailers such as Bill's access to an assortment of other collectibles, including a 75th anniversary bat cape and bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels. In an email to customers, owner Bill Mifsud said he also had "the collectible showstopper": Four Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the character's iconic looks.

Bill's customers on "Batman Day" had the opportunity to purchase "Robin Rises: Omega #1," an oversized one-shot story from bestselling creators Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert. Plus, "Grayson #1" by Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin, which depicts the original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name. 

Mifsud offered customers  a free copy of Detective Comics #27, the First Appearance of Batman, with any purchase. The event started Wednesday and will run while supplies last. The store is open seven days a week and located on the corner of Fouth and East streets in downtown Hollister. 


Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.