Happy anniversary, Batman: Bat-Signal lights up city skies to celebrate 80th year

PHOTO: A rendering of the Bat-Signal projection on Barcelonas Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is seen here.PlayDC Comics
WATCH Batman signal lights up city skies for 80th year

In celebration of 80 years of Batman, DC Comics is asking you to look to the skies -- or buildings -- to get a glimpse of the Bat-Signal.

The iconic image of the Batman logo was lit up like a spotlight when Gotham City needed Bruce Wayne to become the Dark Knight and take on the city's latest threat, and on Saturday night major cities across the globe will likewise honor the caped crusader.

"The Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans," DC Comics said in a statement. "Since appearing in the pages of 'Detective Comics #27' on March 30, 1939, Batman continues to leave his mark in every form of entertainment imaginable."

PHOTO: Batman celebrated his 80th birthday by visiting Gothams most iconic sky scraper, the Empire State Building with Dan DiDio, Executive Vice President and Publisher of DC Comics at The Empire State Building on September 20, 2019 in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images
Batman celebrated his 80th birthday by visiting Gothams most iconic sky scraper, the Empire State Building with Dan DiDio, Executive Vice President and Publisher of DC Comics at The Empire State Building on September 20, 2019 in New York City.

The "Batman Bat Tracker" will be visible in New York City, on the former Domino Sugar Factory building in Brooklyn. Other Bat-Signal cities listed by DC include Los Angeles, London and Tokyo.

PHOTO: A rendering of the Bat-Signal on Londons Senate House is seen here. DC
A rendering of the Bat-Signal on London's Senate House is seen here.

Bat-signal cities

  • Berlin at Potsdamer Platz
  • Barcelona at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Johannesburg at the Leonardo
  • London at the Senate House
  • Los Angeles at City Hall
  • Melbourne at Fed Square
  • Mexico City at Torre Reforma
  • Montreal at Complex Dupuis
  • New York City at Domino Sugar Factory Brooklyn
  • Paris at Galeries Lafayette
  • Rome at the Piazza dei Cinquecento
  • São Paulo at Itaúsa
  • Tokyo at Shibuya Scramble Crossing

    Throughout Batman Day, Warner Bros. and DC Comics hosted sales at comic book stores, 5K runs and more.

  • PHOTO: A rendering of the Bat-Signal projection on Barcelonas Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is seen here. DC Comics
    A rendering of the Bat-Signal projection on Barcelona's Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is seen here.

    For a full list of Batman Day 2019 visit the official Batman Day website.