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Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman! Group Art Show Celebrates The Caped Crusader

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 24, 2014 6:00PM

Photo credit: Tim Pigott

We’re in the final countdown for C2E2, Chicago. This year’s show looks great, with local and national celebrities making appearances at McCormick Place and enough fan art, autograph opportunities and merchandise to break anyone’s piggy bank. But if you can’t make it out for the show itself, there’s still plenty of nerdiness to pursue, from live stage shows at DePaul to a perfect beer nerd/arcade bar mashup, and one more show-stopper.

It’s hard to believe, but this year marks the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in comic books, in Detective Comics #27. While the Caped Crusader relies on brains and brawn rather than anything supernatural, he certainly has great staying power. The Fulton Street Collective celebrates The Bat with a group art show, “Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman!” April 26 which will feature local comic creators and artists’ tribute to the stealthy, stalwart sleuth who keeps Gotham safe.

The event is produced by several local comic book stores- Challenger Comics and Conversation, First Aid Comics, Third Coast Comics and Vigilante Press, and there is a suggested donation of $10 to enter and view the artwork. We still think Chicago is the true Gotham, and it seems the folks at Fulton agree. We’re excited to see how they’ll pay homage to the Batman legacy, and plan on adding the opening reception on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to our ever-growing list of things to see and do during this C2E2 weekend.

Fulton Street Collective is located at 2000 W. Fulton Street on the second and third floors.