Seventy-five years ago, a cloaked figure swung over rooftops on the cover of Detective Comics #27. It was our first view of Batman, and we’ve never looked away for long. Celebrating that anniversary, current Batman writer Scott Snyder (fresh off “Zero Year,” a bombastic rethink of the character’s origin) will join DC Comics exec John Cunningham in the Bryant Park Reading Room for a conversation about Gotham’s guardian. The tree-lined setting seems like a perfect place for Poison Ivy to attack with giant Venus fly traps; thankfully, the party’s not at the Guggenheim’s exhibit of jewel-encrusted penguin statuettes.

Wed., Aug. 13, 12:30 p.m., 2014

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