So this week, the biggest news in comic books is that DC Comics prevented the Harley Quinn adult animated TV show from suggesting that Batman went down on Catwoman. The news possessed the late-night chat shows, all comic book and non-comic book discussion on social media, and had raised all sorts of people's eyebrows when they looked into why Batman and Catwoman were trending. But with all the fuss, DC Comics were strangely silent on the issue. Even creators on the Batman and Catwoman comic books were initially reticent in coming forward before the wave left them no choice. Such as Batman: The Detective writer Tom Taylor.
Or Scott Snyder, writer on Batman, Batman: The Last Night, Batman: Death Metal and more.
Mitch Gerads, longstanding Batman artist under Tom King.
Even current Catwoman writer Ram V eventually responded, when telling people to buy last week's Catwoman comic.
I am hoping that DC Comics and Warners is preferring to roll with the punches over this, see it as the publicity that they literally couldn't buy and maybe, just maybe, finding a way to promote certain titles on the back of it. Because over the weekend, DC Senior Publicity Manager Clark Bull, celebrating his eighth year at DC Comics, also took to Twitter. Bull emphasises that thoughts and opinions expressed on social media are his own, but did tweet out about the upcoming comic book Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy: The Eat Bang Kill Tour by Tee Franklin and Max Sarin. The series is created as a comic book sequel to the TV animated show that caused all this fuss in the first place.
Confirming the double/triple entendre title in the title, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, eating, banging and, yes, killing, taking on the party game "f*ck/marry/kill". The title sees DC Comics confirming – as if there was any doubt – that Harley and Ivy "eat" each other, even if Selina is all out of
lick luck with Bruce.
But if anyone still had any doubt about the nature of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour, writer Tee Franklin, author of the critically acclaimed Bingo Love responded to random criticism saying "Awwww someone said the #EatBangKillTour cover is soft porn. I'm so proud. Just wait til you take a peek inside. Heh." While not confirming anything, Clark Bull replied, telling her "I've read the first chapter, Tee! August can't come soon enough!". Indeed it can not. Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour will be published on Tuesday, the 14th of September. No one will order enough copies…