Batman’s 80th anniversary celebration made its way overseas thanks to a partnership between DC and The United Service Organizations. Jim Lee and writer Tom King (who once worked for the CIA) embarked on a multi-day tour alongside CW/DC stars Nafessa Williams, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker to bring an immersive Batman experience to active-duty service members stationed in Kuwait. DC also brought the famed “Tumbler” Batmobile to five military bases for the tour.
“It was an absolute honor to meet with brave service members that exemplify real life heroism,” Lee said in a statement. “These heroes inspire the world every day with their valor and commitment to freedom, the same courageous qualities that Batman has symbolized for eight decades. DC is extremely proud to have joined forces with the USO to deliver an unprecedented Batman experience to our troops.”
The tour allowed service members to meet and take photos with the celebrity visitors, sit inside the Batmobile, and see an exclusive first look at the Pennyworth television series, which premieres on Epix July 28.
According to a press release, DC and the USO are planning to release a special Batman-themed USO2GO kit featuring comics, movies, TV shows, games and more for troops stationed abroad. For the latest news and updates on DC’s collaboration with the USO, visit www.Batman80.com.