In what is being called the greatest comic book tragedy since Before Watchmen was published, over 100,000 readers have been found dead in their homes with recently read copies of DC Comics' Batman #28 near their bodies. While authorities have not given an official cause of death, it is widely suspected that the comic infected readers with Toxic Character Poisoning thanks to a full page appearance of known toxic character Stephanie Brown.
Due to concerns about extremely potent toxicity, Brown, along with fellow toxic characters Cassandra Cain and Wally West, were kept out of DC Comics after the Nu52 reboot. However, despite the best efforts of DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio to keep fans safe from harm, Stephanie made her way into the latest issue of the popular comic book by Scott Snyder, James S. Preston Tynion IV Esq., Dustin Nguyen, and Derek Fridolfs.
"I hope fans realize that I only ever had their best interest in mind," a sad, sad Didio told The Outhouse. Seriously, we think he was about to cry. He was so, so sad. "All this time, while they thought I was gleefully trolling them at conventions and in interviews, I was actually saving their lives."
The Outhouse sends it condolences to the friends and families of the readers who have died suddenly and painfully due to reading a comic with Stephanie Brown in it. We also apologize to all of our readers who will likely need to be hospitalized after viewing the following the image through their web browsers.
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Batman #28 is in stores now. If you read it, you will almost certainly die. That being said, we highly recommend it.