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July 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

DC Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros., the company that produced The Dark Knight Rises, has sent out a notice to comic-book retailers asking them to withhold sales of the latest issue of Batman, Incorporated for a month. The notice said, “Out of respect for the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado DC Entertainment has made the decision to postpone the release of Batman Incorporated #3 for one month because the comic contains content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events.” On Tuesday, Batman artist Chris Burnham tweeted: “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 comic book had already arrived at many outlets and was due to go on sale today (Wednesday), but DC asked that retailers to hold on to their supply until August 22, given the events of last Friday, when 12 persons were killed and dozens wounded at an Aurora, CO theater showing the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.