27 Jun DC & WBTVG Partner With USO To Celebrate Batman’s 80th
In honor of Batman’s 80th anniversary celebration, DC and Warner Bros. Television Group recently joined forces with The United Service Organizations (USO) to bring the World’s Greatest Detective to five bases and nearly 12,000 U.S. military members stationed in Kuwait.
Taking The Dark Knight’s 80-year cultural legacy to the Middle East, DC Chief Creative Officer, Publisher and legendary artist Jim Lee and award-winning Batman writer Tom King embarked on a multi-day tour alongside stars from WBTV’s DC Super Hero series on The CW – Black Lightning’s Nafessa Williams, who plays Anissa Pierce/Thunder; as well as The Flash’s Candice Patton, who plays Iris West-Allen and Danielle Panabaker, who plays Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost. In addition, with the assistance of our Warner Bros. Archive team, DC brought the iconic ‘Tumbler’ Batmobile — creating an immersive Batman experience for active-duty service members currently stationed abroad.
In true Super Hero style, DC, WBTVG and the USO orchestrated exclusive screenings, cosplay contests, and special group panels where King shared his experience as a former CIA counterterrorism operations officer and his transition into comic books. Lee taught an art masterclass for service members interested in illustration, while Patton, Panabaker and Williams met with fans, signed autographs, participated in panel discussions and made special unit visits.
Later this year, DC and the USO are bringing Batman to service members around the world with a special Batman-themed USO2GO kit featuring comics, movies, TV shows, games and more.
For the latest news and updates on DC’s collaboration with the USO, visit www.Batman80.com.