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    I've learned that DC Comics either is, or is planning to, run violence checks on their comics, in the light of recent acts of violence in the USA. The Denver shootings during the screening of The Dark Knight Rises has raised this concern within the publisher, but the most recent Connecticut school shooting has focused this rather suddenly.

    There have been a number of DC books that have emphasised extreme violence of late, the Batbooks culminating in Death Of The Family, but moments from Catwoman, Red Lanterns, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad and Demon Knights also rather stand out.

    This policy may be too fresh to affect Death Of The Family, which is expected to continue to feature seriously strong violence and child death among its various plotlines, but I have heard creators talk that DC were previously pushing them to more extremes of violence. I expect that, if nothing else, to be severely curtailed.

    DC Comics did not respond to inquiries made earlier today.
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    You might be missing "Over" in your title...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfist View Post
    You might be missing "Over" in your title...
    Actually, I think they're doing the right thing. Maybe not for the right reason, and it'll depend how exactly they implement that, but if they do it in an intelligent way, I'd find that very welcome.

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    DEMON Knights.
    SUICIDE Squad.
    Less violence in these books would be like a PG Aliens movie.

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    You don't take things away from everyone because some are mentally ill. You deal with the mentally ill. Something this country does a horrible job at.
    Comic book villians are supposed to do horrible things, or they wouldn't be villians. Lack of violence could make for boring comics. And less DC on my list.

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    As long as they don't show a nipple or GASPS people having sex, all is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudioPhantom View Post
    DEMON Knights.
    SUICIDE Squad.
    Less violence in these books would be like a PG Aliens movie.
    Well, they're already Bowdlerising John Constantine, so it's pretty much par for the course by this point, no?
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    I don't mind this for a few issues. I really don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Johnston View Post
    I have heard creators talk that DC were previously pushing them to more extremes of violence. I expect that, if nothing else, to be severely curtailed.
    I guess violence isn't cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain13 View Post
    I guess violence isn't cool!


    Okay, maybe it is sometimes.
    Last edited by Captain13; 12-17-2012 at 03:22 PM.

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