DC Comics’ VP of sales Bob Wayne (no relation, I presume) spoke to ComicsPRO, the retailer advocacy organization, at the Baltimore Comic Con, about the recent dust up over misprinted censor bars on All-Star Batman and Robin #10. From Newsarama:
Wayne told the assembled retailers that DC will be instituting a new review period for all of its books between printing and shipping to retailers in order to thoroughly check for and prevent such errors from happening again in the future….
What’s this? Checking a book before it leaves the printer? Whod’ve thunk?
Additionally, Wayne said that, in the case of blocking objectionable words with black bars, DC will no longer print the curse word underneath the black bar, opting to now make the bar roughly the length of the letters that the word would have been.
It’s good to know that Frank Miller is safe to curse another day.