DC Regrets Showing Batman's Penis in NSFW Comic

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iStock/andylid

Late last month, more than just comic book fans were in complete shock at a certain DC issue. The Batman comic saw the Caped Crusader going ​​full frontal in an uncensored, NSFW, and totally jarring sight for Black Label.

Batman: Damned #1, written by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, revealed Batman showing his
penis and bare behind, after he finds himself suffering from amnesia and having to be scanned by the Batcomputer in the nude. (Click here for the completely uncensored pics.)

Soon after the issue was released, DC apparently regretted the inclusion, and decided to censor the full-frontal issues, according to ​The Hollywood Reporter. However, 115,000 print copies showing Bruce Wayne's manhood were already making their rounds.

"It’s something we wished never happened, because it really took the attention away from what we thought was quality storytelling, and that’s not the way we see this imprint," DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio ​said at New York Comic Con about the incident.

A source told THR that the uncensored version did not add anything to the story, which led to
the decision for it to be removed in future printings.

It's safe to say this will probably be the last time we ever see Batman's manparts via comic books—but then again, who knows? We've seen it all now.

Finally: Avengers 4 Has a Title and a Trailer

Marvel Entertainment via YouTube
Marvel Entertainment via YouTube

After months of speculation as to when the first official trailer—and the title—would drop for the fourth film in the Avengers series, the time has come! Feast your eyes on Avengers: Endgame.

The trailer begins pretty bleak, as expected, as we see Tony Stark/Iron Man alone, reflecting on all the damage Thanos did in the previous film and all the friends he lost. We then see Steve Rogers/Captain America, Bruce Banner/The Hulk, and Natalia Romanova/Black Widow, similarly defeated after the events of Avengers: Infinity War and trying to pick up the remaining pieces. Hawkeye and Thor are also briefly shown.

However, the most exciting part of the trailer is no doubt the ending. We see Scott Lang/Ant-Man come to the front door, and the heroes ask if it was an old message they were seeing on their monitor, confused as to how they could see him. Black Widow confirms that it's happening right now, thus teasing Ant-Man using the Quantum Realm to time travel—an idea that one fan theory had already put forward. It's all the hope we need to know our heroes will likely all be brought back to life.

Avengers: End Game hits theaters on May 3, 2019.

Russo Brothers Reveal What Disney Thought of Avengers: Infinity War's Dark Ending

Chuck Zlotnick, Marvel Studios 2018
Chuck Zlotnick, Marvel Studios 2018

Disney movies always end in a happily ever after, right? Wrong. Avengers: Infinity War was released by the family-friendly Disney, but half of our favorite superheroes died in the last few minutes of the film.

Surprisingly, Anthony and Joe Russo, the film's directors, did not receive any pushback from Disney about the bleak finish, according to Deadline.

“They were incredibly encouraging of the choices we made,” Joe Russo said.

Anthony Russo explained that he and his brother have never planned to stick to the happy ending narrative when it comes to the Avengers series.

“The only way to drive a conversation is to surprise people,” Anthony said. “If you’re constantly adhering to convention, you’re not going to surprise people.”

Perfectly mastered plot twists create “pop culture talking points for an audience, but they’re also just good narrative,” he added.

The Russo brothers also discussed what the possible influx of new characters and A-list talent could mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe if and when the Disney-Fox merger is finalized. The deal will introduce Deadpool and the X-Men into the MCU.

"The acquisition of Fox is showing us where the future of the business is going to go,” Joe Russo said, adding that while the brothers have talked to Disney CEO Bob Iger about the future of the MCU, “We haven’t talked to him about when he is going to do it."

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