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DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in Comics

Postby LOLtron » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:00 am

DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in Comics

In response to a lack of complaints about the violence in their comic books, DC Comics is rumored to be vowing to clean up their act.



Source: Bleeding Cool

Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston, hands down favorite to win The Outhouse's Comic Industrialist of the Year award, is reporting that DC Comics is looking to reduce the amount and severity of violence portrayed in their comic books. DC has not been under fire recently for their graphic depictions of violent acts, especially because their primary audience are adult males over the age of forty (fun fact: most are virgins). The children who are not reading their comics are bound to not be affected by DC's wanton bloodlust, and therefore, the company has no chance but to tone it down before things remain completely under control.

Johnston claims that the new rules are a reaction to recent events such as the tragic school shooting in Connecticut last week, but the policy could just as easily be a reaction to the success of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic, or to the position of Jupiter at 3 AM on the night of the winter solstice, since DC, famous for retooling or rebooting it's entire Universe at least twice a decade, needs no rational motivation for its drastic decision-making. The policy is said to be unlikely to affect current events like Death of the Family, since those comics have already been at least plotted out as part of the "let's have lots of fucking violence" initiative that preceeded this new "let's have less violence" initiative.

It is unknown whether DC plans to eliminate violence completely, or whether the violence depicted will simply be ridiculous, 80s cartoon style, where heroes shoot laser guns at tree branches which then fall down and gently knock their opponents unconscious. It is also unknown whether or not the members of the Comics Code Authority, all of whom have been dead for at least twenty years, will rise from the grave to from the Zombie Comics Code Authority and eat the intestines of anyone who tries to slip something into a comic book that might corrupt or otherwise seduce the minds of the completely nonexistent innocent child comic book readers. However, The Outhouse will keep you updated on both of these things.

Whatever happens, we can all rest assured that millions of parents, community leaders, and watchdog groups are not breathing a huge sigh of relief over DC's resolution, because nobody really thought comic books were too violent in the first place (or even knows they still exist, really).



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Postby SuperginraiX » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:10 am

Bravo, DC. This is a brave and bold move.
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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:16 am

Fanboy criticism over excessive depiction of torn off arms to followup :lol:
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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby Herald » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:20 pm

So, DC ran up against something that all but forces them to take the ridiculous gore-porn out of their comics, huh?? Yeah, we'll see how long they can stay off that crutch. Their stories' barrenness will be more apparent to more people than ever! :P

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Postby Grayson » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:44 pm

This doesn't bode well for DCnU.
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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:13 pm

I hope Vertigo puts out a My Little Pony series that's based on the cartoon.

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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby fieldy snuts » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:59 pm

but if gl stops with regular scenes of vivisection where will i find my sci fi ultra violence?

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:10 pm

Where ? Marvel will be more than happy to appease the "sc-fi violence and gore" demographic multiple times monthly with "Avengers Arena" and the multitude of Wolverine titles. :P
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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby habitual » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:14 pm

I will be enjoying Luthor Strode as I ride this out.

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Postby Grayson » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:18 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Where ? Marvel will be more than happy to appease the "sc-fi violence and gore" demographic multiple times monthly with "Avengers Arena" and the multitude of Wolverine titles. :P


But let's be honest, there are only so many times that a person can read about a canadian samurai killing his own children before it starts getting a little repetitive. :-D
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Postby GLX » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:18 pm

habitual wrote:I will be enjoying Luthor Strode as I ride this out.

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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby Rockman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:18 pm

Not a fan of gore in comics

or entertainment in general.

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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby fieldy snuts » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:28 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Where ? Marvel will be more than happy to appease the "sc-fi violence and gore" demographic multiple times monthly with "Avengers Arena" and the multitude of Wolverine titles. :P


In space on the GL level?

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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby Grayson » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:32 pm

fieldy snuts wrote:
In space on the GL level?


You could find the Viltrumite War from Invincible if you haven't already read it. It's full of "sci-fi violence and gore" and it's easily one of the best superhero comic books out there. In fact, it will even tell you that when you look at the cover of the book!
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Re: DC Caves to Nonexistent Pressure, Tones Down Violence in

Postby fieldy snuts » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:38 pm

Grayson wrote:
You could find the Viltrumite War from Invincible if you haven't already read it. It's full of "sci-fi violence and gore" and it's easily one of the best superhero comic books out there. In fact, it will even tell you that when you look at the cover of the book!


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Onthe real, I'm waiting for the next omnibus edition.

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