Four-letter Words Found In Batman Comics
Time Warner's DC Comics is attempting to pull copies of All-Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder from dealers' shelves after it was discovered that a number of four-letter expletives that were were supposed to be blackened out in the dialogue bubbles could clearly be seen under the black-out ink. DC issued a statement apologizing to retailers and fans, but the New York Post reported that some dealers had not complied with DC's request to remove the issues. It quoted the owner of St. Mark's Comics in the East Village as saying, "We didn't destroy it because we couldn't know if everyone [else] would destroy it." The newspaper said that copies are currently selling on eBay for as much as $250.