It’s a great summer to be a Batman fan. ”The Dark Knight Rises” hits theaters this week, concluding the exciting Batman movie series directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale. BATMAN: EARTH ONE, the exciting graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank has set fans abuzz with its fresh interpretation of Batman’s origin. Scott Snyder rocked Comic-Con with teases about his upcoming Joker storyline. And gamers worldwide have been stepping into the virtual cowl with two dramatically different Gotham-set games: “LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes” and “Batman: Arkham City.”


We know none of this would be possible without you—the fans. So to celebrate, we thought we’d do what we do best and give away some cool stuff. Ecko Unlimited recently unveiled a new line of Batman shirts, and they graciously donated five unique sets for us to give away. They’re highly original, stylish and while they may not be recommended wear for a night of crimefighting, they’re perfect attire to wear while catching “The Dark Knight Rises” for the first or fifteenth time.


Here’s what you have to do to win. We want you to “buddy up” with Batman in some way shape or form and take a photo of it. It could be posing in front of a standee or poster for “The Dark Knight Rises” as you’re waiting to see it this weekend, kicking back while reading Gregg Hurwitz’s debut issue of Batman: The Dark Knight, showing off with your copy of Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition or sitting amongst your collection of Batman action figures, statues and busts from DC Collectibles. Creativity definitely counts, but the important thing is that it features you and Batman, and that it’s captured on digital film. Then send that picture to our Twitter account (@DCComics) using the hashtag #dccontest.

We'll pick five favorites on Monday based on originality and creativity, with each winner receiving a set of four different t-shirts in a variety of sizes. That’s guaranteed to make you the coolest guy or girl on the block among your fellow Batman (or Marc Ecko) fans.

You can check out the full line of t-shirts here on the Ecko Unlimited site. Take a gander, and then go buddy up with Batman for your chance to win a set of those sweet shirts for your very own.


The Buddy Up with Batman T-Shirt Giveaway Details

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY. A purchase or donation of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of their entry. Employees of DC Entertainment and any of DC Entertainment’s affiliates, parents, subsidiary companies, or advertising and promotion agencies and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Void where prohibited. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the Warner Bros. Group Privacy Policy. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

One entry per person. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned, and Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries. All entries must comply with these Official Rules and meet the submission guidelines detailed herein. Each entrant is solely responsible for any and all uses of his/her registered Twitter account.

By submitting a picture, entrant warrants, represents and agrees that: (i) entrant is the person appearing in the picture; (ii) the reproduction, distribution and display of the picture does not violate the rights of any persons or entities; (iii) the entrant has the right to submit the picture to Sponsor; and (iv) Sponsor may reproduce and display the picture on ­­­­­­­­­­­ and all DC Comics-operated Twitter and Facebook pages. Sponsor reserves the right to condition the award of prizes upon the execution by the winner(s) of a publicity release. Notwithstanding this reserved right, entry is conclusively deemed to be permission by the entrant for Sponsor to use the entrant's name and the picture (without compensation to the entrant) if the entrant is a winner to publicize the Contest and otherwise, as determined by Sponsor, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor reserves the right to require the winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility as a sworn document and provide other proof of eligibility as a condition of receipt of the prize or award.


The winners will be selected on July 23, 2012 after 5 p.m. PST from all eligible entries received. We’ll then Direct Message the winners on Twitter to get mailing address and other information. If a selected winner does not comply with these rules or respond to the request to claim their prize an alternative winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

Sponsor not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, garbled, damaged, delayed or undelivered entries.


Total value of prize is approximately $96.00.

Winners’ List: For the name of the winners, available after Monday, July 23 2012, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope, to be received by DC Entertainment to: Gerard Maté 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank CA  91522.

The Sponsor of the Contest is DC Entertainment, 1700 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.