Friday, September 19, 2008
Rumors swirled this morning that World's Finest #195 was next to be pulped by DC Comics.
The cover depicts Batman holding a gun and making Robin and Jimmy Olsen dig their own graves. To the side, Superman watches in glee.
As we all know, Batman has a very strict code against killing, especially with guns. Yet not only do we have this cover, but inside there are a host of gory scenes that are inappropriate:
* Jimmy Olsen and Robin are roasted by Superman's heat vision, their skin melting.
* The hearts of Jimmy and Robin are cut out and placed in a Lucite case.
I don't care if this is an imaginary story -- it's cruel and hurtful and breaks down everything these characters stand for.