DC Comics Censors Batpenis in Digital Versions of Batman: Damned

Bleeding Cool ran a story earlier this morning, detailing the approach to male physical anatomy in Batman: Damned #1 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. In that, it was quite clear that Bruce Wayne was circumcised.

But for one section of the audience, they hadn't seen a thing. And messaged Bleeding Cool accusing us of faking the images. Not true, But I discovered the people who were speaking to were all digital comic book readers.

Because DC Comics, in their infinite wisdom has provided a censored version of Lee Bermejo's art on Batman: Damned #1 for the digital market. Those who download copies from ComiXology or the DC App get these scenes instead.

Though the Batbutt remains in all its glory. If you want to see what DC Comics decided your digital devices could not withstand, click here.

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo
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Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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