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Batman book delayed due to shooting tragedy

America’s most popular comic publishing company DC Comics has postponed the sales of a Batman book out of respect for victims of the shooting at a Colorado movie theater.

books Updated: Jul 25, 2012 09:07 IST

America’s most popular comic publishing company DC Comics has postponed the sales of a Batman book out of respect for victims of the shooting at a Colorado movie theater.

In an email sent to shops DC Entertainment wrote that it had decided to postpone the release of “Batman, Incorporated” No. 3 “because the comic contains content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events.”

The series is written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Chris Burnham.

According to CBS News, Burnham tweeted that the issue would be delayed for “some grim imagery that would seem wholly inappropriate given the Aurora killings.”

“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,” he added.

DC Entertainment asked sellers not to make the issue available until Aug. 22, the report said.

The company’s move came as James Homes allegedly carried out a shooting rampage during the screening of the latest batman film ‘the Dark Knight Rises’, killing nearly 12 people and injuring 58 others.