DC Comics postpones release of 'Batman Inc.'
July 25th, 2012
02:45 PM ET

DC Comics postpones release of 'Batman Inc.'

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.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. les paul standard

    I have been surfing online greater than 3 hours lately, yet I never found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content material as you probably did, the internet shall be much more useful than ever before.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim

    Yeah thats a very nice story. too bad the issue in question is sitting on the shelves in comic shops being sold. I bought it yesterday and it's sitting here in my hand right now. nice sentiment stated. Would have been nicer had they actually withheld the book instead of just saying they were going to

    July 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Diamond Distributor ships the books to shops on FRIDAYS which means it could have been stopped it before it was shipped to the shops. This way DC still gets to bill the shops. In other words they are making a grand gesture with other people's cash.

      July 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Augustus

    Wasn't there an issue of detective comics wherein the joker mowed down several people inside a movie theater using a semi automatic weapon? I think that particular issue was drawn by Jim aparo.

    July 26, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Billy Moses

    Reblogged this on Billy Moses.

    July 26, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |

    talk not about the dead

    July 26, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. oh boy..


    July 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Eric Foreman

    This just doesnt seem right. I want me some new graphic novels and collectible action figures. There are still some empty spaces on the shelf in my basement bachelor pad.

    July 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      This annoys me. Have some respect for your dead fellow nerds, f a r t – k n o c k e r ! ! !

      July 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |

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