Comic book fans hoping to pick up Batman Incorporated #3 tomorrow will have to wait a little while longer because DC has delayed the issue for a month following the shootings in Aurora, Colorado last Friday, according to Comic Book Resources.
In the issue, writer Grant Morrison and artist Chris Burnham crafted a scene that was apparently too similar to the events in Colorado, and the company has decided that it's best not to release it at this time. Obviously this comic has been in production for months, so there is no way the creators would have known about this tragedy ahead of time. Here is a tweet from Burnham’s official Twitter account:
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.— Chris Burnham (@TheBurnham) July 24, 2012
DC also sent out a statement that says, “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. We request that retailers do not make this issue available as previously solicited.”
The issue was poised to revolve around Batman going undercover as Matches Malone in order to find out who is attempting to kill Robin. We have no further details of the specific scene in question at this time.