DC Comics Delays BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 Release Till Late August
Published: July 24, 2012 - 1:16pm
Decision makers at DC felt that violent content within the upcoming issue would be insensitive due to the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and over 50 injured.
Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have opted to delay the release of Batman Incorporated #3 until August 22nd, 2012. The issue was set to be released this Wednesday and several shipments of it have already gone out to stores, but the comic book publisher has asked that distributors hold off on selling it because of graphic imagery within it's story that appears to share similarities with the tragic shooting of movie goers at the midnight release of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado.
DC Comics artist Chris Burnham released the following statements via his Twitter page to shed light on the decision:
The DC COMIC – THE NEW 52 debut of...MATCHES MALONE?? • BATMAN is hot on the trail of whoever is trying to kill DAMIAN – and he’s not going to like what he finds!
Written by: Grant Morrison
Art by: Chris Burnham
Cover by: Chris Burnham
Variant Cover by: Jason Fabok / Chris Burnham