July 25th, 2012
02:45 PM ET
Wednesday's scheduled release of "Batman Incorporated" No. 3 has been postponed to August 22, according to DC Comics' website.
TMZ reports that comic book store owners received an e-mail saying, "Out of respect for the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado DC Entertainment has made the decision to postpone the release of BATMAN INCORPORATED No. 3 for one month because the comic contains content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events."
Two comic book stores in the Atlanta area have confirmed that they received the same message.
(DC Entertainment – like CNN – is owned by Time Warner.)
"Batman Inc." artist Chris Burnham tweeted, "It's not just a Batman comic with guns in it. There's a specific scene that made DC & the whole Bat-team say 'Yikes.' Too close for comfort."
He also posted, "We're trying to do the right thing."
In unrelated news, "Batman Inc.'s" writer, Grant Morrison - one of the superstars of the current comic book industry - announced he will be leaving that comic, as well as "Action Comics," at the end of the year.
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