Published September 12, 2008
Holy curse words, Batman.
DC Comics is asking stores around the country to destroy tens of thousands of copies of a new Batman comic book because of a "printing gaffe" that revealed obscenities, the New York Post reported.
"Text every friend you've got, s---heads," Batgirl tells a group of thugs in "All-Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder" No. 10. "Sell your poison somewhere else. This here arcade belongs to the f---ing Batgirl."
The S- and F-words were supposed to be blacked out, but two shades of black were used, and the expletives are clearly legible, as are the thugs' A-words, F-words and C-words.
"A printing gaffe has caused a problem with All Star Batman. As soon as the problem was discovered, we quickly asked retailers to pull the issue. We apologize to our retailers and fans for any offense or inconvenience," a DC Comics spokesperson said in a statement provided to FOXNews.com.
While "All-Star Batman & Robin" isn't aimed at kids, it also doesn't have a "mature readers" warning on the cover.
DC caught the error earlier this week as the comic was heading to stores. They were able to stop some shipments, and asked retailers who got copies to destroy them.
Copies are selling for between $20 and $250 on eBay.