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Fans Celebrate "Batman Day" at Barracks Barnes & Noble

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Some of Batman's biggest fans got decked out to celebrate their hero's own special day Wednesday at the Barnes & Noble at Barracks Road Shopping Center.

It's been 75 years since the first Batman comic was published. Barnes & Noble decided to mark the occasion as part of an ongoing pop culture event – “Batman Day.”

Roy Cadoff, the assistant manager of Barnes & Noble, dressed up as the Penguin for the day to provide an enemy for the little Batmans scouring the aisles.

The point of these pop culture events is to bring the movie and television fans back to the foundation of the stories - the same ones beloved by families of many generations.

"So what we're hoping is that not only will they enjoy the TV shows, but that they'll read even more,” said Sandi Cararo, community development manager for Barnes & Noble. “These are heroes that not only their kids can look up to, but they were heroes they looked up to. Not only the parents enjoyed them, but the grandparents enjoyed them.”

Cararo believes superheroes have begun to change into something that children can really look up to.

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