The end of the world is nigh when Batman and Robin comic books include curse words in order to shock and entertain a jaded and bored fanbase.
DC Comics claims the curse words are, indeed, there on the page, but those bad words were supposed to be “blacked out” by the printing process.
DC Comics has pulled back tens of thousands of copies of “All-Star Batman and Robin”
No. 10 due to a printing error that put two R-rated words into word
balloons in the story.
Well, one begins with “F” and the
other begins with “C” — and, yes, it’s that C word.
The New York Post gets even more graphic:
“Text every friend you’ve got, s- – -heads,” Batgirl tells a group of incredibly foulmouthed, drug-dealing thugs in “All-Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder” No. 10.
“Sell your poison somewhere else. This here arcade belongs to the f- – -ing Batgirl.”
The S- and F-words were supposed to be blacked out, but two shades of black were used, and the expletives are clearly legible, as are the thugs’ A- and F-words – and even a number of C-bombs.
While “All-Star Batman & Robin” isn’t aimed at kids, it also doesn’t have a “mature readers” warning on the cover.
There’s no such thing as a coincidence — so don’t think for an instant DC Comics didn’t know precisely what they were doing with their printing process — their determined effort to degrade the language of our culture in print was on purpose and preplanned.
Only the guilty mind grinds on excuses.
DC Comics are in business to sell comic books and to create buzz. By making up this artificial cussing crisis — they’re grabbing newspaper headlines for free and making the comic book collector world go crazy-mad as they try to get their hands on the despicable, and instantly collectible copies — and all the while DC Comics are “excusing” themselves all the way to the bank!
We must see through this sort of uncouth attack on our culture and the meme of the subversion is the supreme SuperHero and beloved sidekick that, unfortunately, so many of us have come to look upon for demonstrations of morality and imitated vested values in a crumbling world.
When our adored heroes betray us and sink beneath us to look down on us and drag us into the gutter with a language that decays and condemns instead of lifting us into the light — we are required to turn away from their darkness and reject their product by refusing to purchase.
We must instead manufacture our own entertainment idols that celebrate the best of us — while fighting the worst in us — all without needing to lower the language to debase the culture.