All Star Batman & Robin #10

How Did This Happen?


As you may have already heard, All Star Batman & Robin #10 was recalled yesterday due to, what seems to be a crazy, printing error.  There were lots of obscenities that were in the script.  There was an attempt to censor it but it turned out they could still be read.  Cbr has posted some images that can be seen below.


Some people have been outraged with what Frank Miller has been doing with the title.  I don't have a problem with it.  The whole point of the All Star line was to give a different interpretation of existing characters.  Readers always have the option of not reading or purchasing the title.

My question is, should this 'printing error' have been allowed to happen?  Who is at fault?  Sure Frank was the one to write it but was it his intent for it to be published like that?  Should the editor have caught this before it was sent off to be printed?  How did copies actually make it out to stores before they were recalled? 

No matter how you look at it, these are characters for all ages.  The book does not have the "mature readers" stamp on it.   This type of language can be seen as more 'realistic."  This is what would most likely happen in the real world.  But comics aren't the real world. 

I'm curious as to who will get the blame.  Shipping, recalling, and reprinting the books will cost DC some money.  They can't be too happy about that.

What are your thoughts?

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