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Old 07-24-12, 01:45 AM
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DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensitive”

DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 For A Month Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensitive”

Written on July 23, 2012 by Rich Johnston in Comics

In light of the recent events in Aurora, and in consideration of the victims and the families of the shootings, DC Comics has decided to postpone the release of the third issue of Batman Incorporated because the comic contains “content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events”. They are asking any retailers who do receive copies not to put them out for sale.

The comic was originally intended to go on sale on July 25th. The sale date has now been postponed until August the 22nd.
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Re: DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensit

Unless someone shoots up a movie theater, I don't see the point.
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Unless someone shoots up a movie theater, I don't see the point.
You have to figure that's exactly what it is. I remember a Flash story from the early 1990s when someone starts shooting up a movie theatre.
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You have to figure that's exactly what it is. I remember a Flash story from the early 1990s when someone starts shooting up a movie theatre.
That would be a pretty insane coincidence (and in a Batman title, of all things? ). If so though, it would be a no-brainer decision to make.
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Re: DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensit

Coincidences wouldn't be new for DC. Anyone remember the Superman comic they released on Sept. 12, 2001?

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Re: DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensit

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Coincidences wouldn't be new for DC. Anyone remember the Superman comic they released on Sept. 12, 2001?

Wow, I never saw that. Stupid college days where I could only afford a couple of books a month.
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Coincidences wouldn't be new for DC. Anyone remember the Superman comic they released on Sept. 12, 2001?

I remember that. It was weird.
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I found these scans over on CBR. Its supposedly why this issue was delayed.




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Re: DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensit

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo View Post
Unless someone shoots up a movie theater, I don't see the point.
Every time there's a national tragedy, DC Comics feels obligated to pull one of their upcoming "edgy" comics.

For the Columbine Massacre, they refused to print Hellblazer #141 by Warren Ellis and Phil Jiminez.

For 9/11 they cancelled Bryan Hitch's "Authority: Widescreen" special.

Looks like they're going after Grant Morrison for this one.
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Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
I found these scans over on CBR. Its supposedly why this issue was delayed.




Jesus. and I thought the "Court of Owls" storyline was dark. Clearly, I have been neglecting Batman, Inc.
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They didn't completely pull it, they just delayed it a couple weeks until the heat is off them. I think it's a good move since the media is probably looking to blame anything possible and comics sales probably can't really take a massive backlash hit in sales in the current day and age.
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Well, plus this is a Batman comic and the shooting happened at a Batman movie. There's already a guy suing (among others) Warner Bros. because the movie promotes violence, and I'm sure if DC were a separate entity they would be getting sued separately as well.

Is that a real kid hanging in that second page, or is that a doll?
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Re: DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensit

Somebody buy the guy who scanned those pages a flatbed. I can't tell what the hell is going on.
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Re: DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensit

One of my local stores had it on the shelves. Stacks of them.
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Re: DC Comics Postpones Batman Inc #3 Over “Content That May Be Perceived As Insensit

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One of my local stores had it on the shelves. Stacks of them.
Yeah, DC had already shipped the comics before the shooting occurred. So they asked the shop owners to hold onto them and not sell them until August, but not all shops actually cared and went ahead and put them up for sale anyway.
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One of my local stores had it on the shelves. Stacks of them.
Were they marked up to 10 bucks and billed as collector's items?
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Were they marked up to 10 bucks and billed as collector's items?
Haha! Good one! On a semi-related note, I have five copies for sale on eBay for $6 a piece.
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Originally Posted by madcougar View Post
Haha! Good one! On a semi-related note, I have five copies for sale on eBay for $6 a piece.
$6 is a bargain. A lot of people are scalping them for $30 or more.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-Incor...item232053104f

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Recall-BATMA...item564b8938e0

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-Incor...item27c996cd18

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-Incor...item2ec0820e56

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BATMAN-INCOR...item43b2189ade

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-Incor...item19d3a4da2e

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-Incor...item19d39f4e6f

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BATMAN-Incor...item4168b9b8f4

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batman-Incor...item4d0363e28e
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