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Old July 21 2012, 05:49 PM   #4771
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In contrast, in the fall of 2001, the Superman titles were involved in "Our Worlds at War," which caused significant damage to Kansas, Washington, and Metropolis, as well as other places around the world. Adventures of Superman #596, which hit newsstands on September 12, 2001, dealt with the fall-out of the war and the destruction it had caused.

In an opening scene, LexCorp Towers is shown badly damaged. Many saw LexCorp Towers as oddly similar to the World Trade Center. DC offered shops the ability to return the issue, though as the link above explained, few copies were returned. In an October issue of JSA, Solomon Grundy punches the head of the Statue of Liberty and sends it flying into NYC. I don't remember anyone complaining that it was "too soon" after the destruction of other landmarks. Ultimately, comics serve as escapism and I think people want to read about fictional things and how heroes overcome the villains.

I'm sure we'll get a page about the tragedy. Maybe even a few quotes from creators and publishers. But, by the time the issue hits in October, sadly this won't be as prevalent and the world will go on. At the most, some groups might complain about the level of violence in comics, but, that too will fade away.

Ultimately, you have a large number of people, including those in the theater Thursday night/Friday morning who find inspiration in the heroics of Batman versus a significantly smaller number of people who find inspiration in the villains. I don't think DC should cater to those afraid of the second group.
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Old July 21 2012, 05:57 PM   #4772
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I don't think so, either. I don't think the Joker should be delayed, but I also don't really think the premieres in London and Paris should have been cancelled. It seems to me that a Joker-related Batman arc might be seen differently, and in fact noticed by the media, in a way that the media wouldn't have noticed anything going in the comics in 2001. But I hope they don't, obviously.
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Old July 21 2012, 06:05 PM   #4773
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I doubt DC will delay it. If the arc was starting this month or even next month, then I could see them doing something, with it starting in October I don't see them doing anything like this.
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Old July 24 2012, 01:27 AM   #4774
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Batman Incorporated #3 has been post phoned for a month due.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/...s-insensitive/

The issue has the "New 52 debut of Matches Malone".
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Old July 24 2012, 01:34 AM   #4775
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Morrison leaving Action with issue 16.
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Old July 24 2012, 01:36 AM   #4776
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Can't say that I'm shocked. I thought it would end around that time anyway. He has said before that he'll be ending "Batman Incorporated #12" and it will conclude his Batman run. I'm really looking forward to whatever his Wonder Woman project is going to be. I also wonder who will replace him on the book.
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Old July 24 2012, 01:40 AM   #4777
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Bugger. The one great thing coming out of the New 52, and it's ending. Well, maybe it won't be quit as bad, maybe they rehire Joe Kelly.
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Old July 24 2012, 02:15 AM   #4778
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Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
Batman Incorporated #3 has been postponed for a month due.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/...s-insensitive/
That's kinda sorta right.

The issue has already shipped to stores, and they will be receiving it either tomorrow or Wednesday. DC's asking retailers not to place the book on their shelves at this time.
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Old July 24 2012, 11:46 AM   #4779
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Batman Incorporated #3 has been postponed for a month due.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/...s-insensitive/
That's kinda sorta right.

The issue has already shipped to stores, and they will be receiving it either tomorrow or Wednesday. DC's asking retailers not to place the book on their shelves at this time.
So it will be scanned and on-line by tomorrow night.
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Old July 24 2012, 02:39 PM   #4780
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So it will be scanned and on-line by tomorrow night.
Precisely.
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Old July 24 2012, 03:01 PM   #4781
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That's kinda sorta right.

The issue has already shipped to stores, and they will be receiving it either tomorrow or Wednesday. DC's asking retailers not to place the book on their shelves at this time.
Like anyone's gonna do that.
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Old July 24 2012, 10:06 PM   #4782
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Hot on the heels of the announcement that Grant Morrison is leaving Action and ending his run on Batman Incorporated, we have proof of the old cliche that every could has a silver lining:

Rob Liefeld tweeted that he will be "close behind" Morrison

In later tweets, he said:

Not anytime soon....but 2013 is a ways off
The current corporate comics conditions are an absolute bear, on both sides, for both Big 2. Not a political statement #fact
Lots of creator owned dreams yet to realize....
As for DC work, I've done my job, stopped the bleeding, revived the patient....enjoying my collaborations...
So, I guess we owe Mr. Liefeld our thanks for saving DC, I guess. So, there's that...
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Old July 25 2012, 04:41 AM   #4783
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Do rush on my account, Rob. I'd like to read Hawkman again.
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Old July 26 2012, 01:07 AM   #4784
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shivkala wrote: View Post
Hot on the heels of the announcement that Grant Morrison is leaving Action and ending his run on Batman Incorporated, we have proof of the old cliche that every could has a silver lining:

Rob Liefeld tweeted that he will be "close behind" Morrison

In later tweets, he said:

Not anytime soon....but 2013 is a ways off
The current corporate comics conditions are an absolute bear, on both sides, for both Big 2. Not a political statement #fact
Lots of creator owned dreams yet to realize....
As for DC work, I've done my job, stopped the bleeding, revived the patient....enjoying my collaborations...
So, I guess we owe Mr. Liefeld our thanks for saving DC, I guess. So, there's that...
I hate that man.
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Old July 26 2012, 02:56 AM   #4785
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What was bleeding that he specifically needed to save it? Ugh...I hate him as well.
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