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Nice language, DC Comics!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Batgirl is called a see you next Tuesday in a recent issue of All-Star Batman and Robin (written by Frank Miller, who created "300" and "Sin City") -- among other things. Problem is, the black bars don't quite cover the naughty words, leading to a recall of the comic and much wailing and gnashing of teeth:

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18058
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Hey, it's the parents' fault for not being more in touch with what their kids are doing. [/boardregularswhojumpedmyshittwoweeksago]
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Given that it's a comic book, why have letters under the bars at all? Just have black bars.
     
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    whatever happened to *@#$%!!!?
     
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Because that's not the way Frank Miller likes to do it!!

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation/story/795614.html

    I have a feeling he won't be getting his way much longer.
     
  6. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    That's the series where the famous "What are you, dense? I'm the goddamn Batman" panel comes from. Apparently, "grit!!!" means Batman says that to Robin right after he grabs him at the circus following the death of the Graysons. This "batman in Sin City" idea is cheesy, and does not work. Not when you depict dude as terrorizing Robin.

    Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Strikes Again" was written pretty poorly, even as satire. This new All-Star series shows that he truly is out of ideas, and really wants to tap the 12-year-olds market with language instead of shooting higher through good storytelling.

    A shame. Dark Knight Returns and Year One are still essential reading for any comics geek, and Sin City has plenty of good moments.
     
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    They're becoming collectors' items after DC announced that they were trying to retrieve all the copies with inappropriate language a few weeks back.

    Sounds like the same sort of prank pulled a few years with the baseball card of a certain Baltimore Oriole and something inscribed on his bat in the photo.
     
  8. KP

    KP Active Member

    Billy Ripken says fuck you, Sam!
     
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Um, OK. I've heard that before.
     
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