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Colorado theater shooting: DC Comics delays Batman comic

1:40 PM, Jul 24, 2012   |    comments
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The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

MATT MOORE
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - DC Comics is asking retailers to postpone sales of a Batman comic book out of respect for victims of the shooting at a theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" in Colorado.

In an email sent to shops, DC Entertainment asked retailers to delay sales of "Batman, Incorporated" No. 3, which was set to be available on Wednesday, for a month.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the email, which said the comic contains material that "may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events."

It did not disclose the content, but asked sellers to not make the issue available until Aug. 22.

Also delayed were digital editions of the issue.

DC Entertainment did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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