“Batman, one of the world’s most beloved and enduring pop culture icons, will reach two milestones this year: his 80th anniversary and the 1,000th issue of his debut title “Detective Comics.”

To celebrate, Brave New World Comics planned a  release party and artist signing with David Baron, who worked on issue nos. 994 through 1,000 of “Detective Comics.”

Baron started his career as a comic book artist 25 years ago at age 15, after pitching portfolios of his art to different companies at the San Diego Comic Cons for two years. He started out as a colorist, and has worked on prominent titles like “Bloodshot” for Valiant Comics and “Green Arrow” for DC Comics.”