Batman to Be Inducted to Hall of Fame at Black Carpet Museum Gala… But Is It a Trap?!

Superman may have made it to comic books before Batman, but it's Batman who will be honored as the inaugural inductee into the Comic-Con Museum's Character Hall of Fame, so who's laughing now, boy scout?

Batman to Be Comic-Con Museum Hall of Fame's First Inductee... Take That, Superman!

First revealed at WonderCon earlier this year, the Caped Crusader's achievement will be made official at the first annual fundraising event, The Gathering, coinciding with the start of San Diego Comic-Con, the details of which were just revealed in a press release on DC's website. Of course, holding a ceremony to honor Batman at a museum sounds like the classic opportunity for one of Batman's villains to attack in an attempt to destroy the Dark Knight, so participants should be warned to take proper precautions in case the Joker, the Penguin, or the Riddler decide to strike against their enemy during the event.

"We are excited to announce we have created a new way in which to honor iconic characters from comics and popular culture with the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame," said Adam Smith, definitely a real person and Executive Director of the Comic-Con Museum, and absolutely not an alias used by Ra's al Ghul to lure Batman into this trap. "And we are equally excited to reveal Batman as our first inductee. 2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of DC's Batman who has become a truly global icon of popular culture."

Check out the press release below for more details, and hey, better luck next time, Superman.

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Batman Will Be Inaugural Inductee to the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame at July 17th Event

The Comic-Con Museum announced today it will hold its first annual fundraising event, The Gathering on Wednesday July 17, 2019 from 5:00pm to midnight, to coincide with the opening of Comic-Con International. The Gathering, held at the Museum's home in San Diego's Balboa Park, will be a yearly fundraising event that brings fans together in celebration of their favorite pop culture characters and to preview what is to come at the Comic-Con Museum (CCM). It will also help to raise critical funds for the construction of CCM scheduled to open in 2021.

This special evening will feature an introduction of The Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame (CCM-CHF) and a tribute to Batman, its inaugural inductee. On the occasion of Batman's 80th Anniversary, a ceremony honoring DC's most popular Super Hero will be the centerpiece of the event.

Kicking-off at 5:00pm, a "Black Carpet Reception" will allow guests to visit Gotham City inside CCM, complete with displays of authentic Batman props, memorabilia and interactive experiences. Starting at 7:00pm, guests will experience "The Main Event", the highlight which will be the Dark Knight's induction to the CCM-CHF and special guest appearances. And to close out the night, at 9:00pm party-goers can dance the night away at the "After Party" featuring immersive entertainment.

"We are excited to announce we have created a new way in which to honor iconic characters from comics and popular culture with the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame," said Adam Smith, Executive Director of the Comic-Con Museum, "and we are equally excited to reveal Batman as our first inductee. 2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of DC's Batman who has become a truly global icon of popular culture."

The 68,000 square foot Museum is planned as an experiential pop-culture wonderland featuring rotating immersive exhibits, theaters of varying sizes and extensive educational programming. Open both day and night time, the Museum will cater to the interests and passions of fans of all ages. A common thread connecting those passions are the timeless characters who have shaped popular culture; CCM will pay tribute to them in a key exhibit, the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame.

Tickets and sponsorship packages to the historic event are available now, including an affordable 'after party' option for fans and industry professionals that are attending Preview Night, via the museum website Comic-ConMuseum.org/events Proceeds from ticket sales, silent and live auctions and sponsorships, will directly benefit the Museum's $35.6 million capital fundraising campaign.

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