Walmart DC Comics Have Censored Michael Turner’s Artemis and Wonder Woman

Thanks to Andrew Elia for spotting this one. But the recent Walmart DC Giant-Sized Superman #9 and #10, reprinting classic stories has been bowdlerising them a little for the Walmart audience. What was once acceptable, for some reason, is no longer kosher.

Especially when it comes to how the later Michael Turner drew women. Or rather the clothes he drew on women. Or not.

So in these reprinted issues of Superman/Batman by Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner, chosen specially by DC Comics for these Walmart comic books, we have Artemis, sporting a rather specific asymmetrical look on Pardise Island, where she is hanging out with the other Themyscrians. Well, one bit of her seems to be hanging out more than the others.

That has to chafe a little? Well, for the Walmart Giant-Size reprints, that… choice of costume has also been amended to something slightly more symmetrical.

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And this continues through the issues, as seen in these before-and-after shots.


Walmart Giant-Size Superman Censored Some of Michael Turner's Supergirl and Wonder Woman Art to be More... Appropriate

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But Artemis is not the only character to receive costume alterations in these Walmart Giant-Size issues.

So is Wonder Woman.

So the game is on, dear readers of Bleeding Cool, how many such amends made for the benefit of Walmart readers are you able to unearth? The game is afoot… or abutt.

There is precedent here of course – when making the Suicide Squad trailer, Harley Quinn’s hotpants were digitally lengthened. 

What other changes have been made for Walmart?

Also, just because I have to remind, the verb ‘to censor’ is defined as ‘to act like a censor’ – you don’t have to be a government body to censor something – though of course, it does help.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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