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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Robin Plasters on the Makeup Like a Trollop

posted by on September 9 at 15:51 PM

Funnybook Babylon has broken the story that DC comics tried to recall a comic book, All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder # 10, because the black bars that were printed over swears in word balloons were see-through. This means you could see words like “fucking” and “dickwad” and this one, which a criminal says about Batgirl:


This is the same Batman comic book that had the following panel, which has become quite the joke in the comics community:


Goddamn right.

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By God, I hope you've seen this then:

Posted by Gloria | September 9, 2008 3:54 PM

That never stops being funny.

Posted by EmilyP | September 9, 2008 4:01 PM

can't read it. next.

Posted by cochise. | September 9, 2008 4:04 PM

"I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!"

Posted by Ivan Cockrum | September 9, 2008 4:05 PM

Why the hell would they actually print the words in the first place? Why not just print the black bar?

Seems to me they were tempting fate, and fate bit them in the ass.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | September 9, 2008 4:14 PM

And then the goddamn Batman had his way with Robin. . .

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | September 9, 2008 4:25 PM

According to Heidi McDonald at THE BEAT, Miller requested that the do it that way.

Posted by chuchu | September 9, 2008 4:32 PM

Clarification: in response to #5. Not #6.

Posted by chuchu | September 9, 2008 4:34 PM

So has no one over there at DC heard of a proof run? Those usually come in handy for spotting mistakes before you start mass production...

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | September 9, 2008 4:36 PM

Here's Heidi's update with Nat Gertler's speculation on the production error:

Posted by chuchu | September 9, 2008 4:40 PM

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