Marvel Continues Using The Word Bollocks, DC Comics Moves Onto Wanker

We think the Scott Lobdell was the first to use a word close to "bollocks" in a non-mature readers Marvel/DC comic book, back in Generation X #18.

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Possibly because editors may not have known what it meant. Maybe Scott didn't. But the actual word remained verboten outside of the Mature Readers titles.

Until Geoff Johns reintroduced John Constantine to the DC Universe in Brightest Day, with that one word, Roger Mellie style.

Marvel Continues Using The Word Bollocks, DC Comics Moves Onto Wanker

And, in DC Rebirth's Hellblazer recently, they confirm the word is still in play.

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Even if other words… aren't.

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But this one is fine.

image-46aOh, look where Constantine shops. Orbital…

But recently International Iron Man #6 went there, the first full use of the word in Marvel's non-mature history.

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And today, Web Warriors #12 joins it, with its final issue.

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That's a Spider-Man comic, folks. I understand that in a previous issue, its attempted use was censored, but now? It sails right through.

So what can the new non-mature readers Hellblazer due to match? Well, from today's issue…

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Web Wankers, the bollock is in your court… and no this Captain America panel doesn't count.

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Hellblazer #3 and Wen Warriors #12 are published today.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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