Following the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, DC Comics has made the decision to postpone the release of Batman, Inc #3, scheduled to be released this week, “for one month because the comic contains content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events.” Chris Burnham, artist on the book, issued the following statement earlier today via his twitter account:
“Batman Inc #3 is going to be delayed a month due to some grim imagery that would seem wholly inappropriate given the Aurora killings. The book printed on time. I’m looking at a copy on my desk right now. This isn’t a scheduling excuse, we’re trying to do the right thing. 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.”
The issue will go on sale a month later, with a August 22nd release date. Sorry for any convenience that this may cause. You can read more at this article on Comic Boook Resources. Our hearts go out to those affected by Thursday’s incident.