Artist Rafael Albuquerque made the request.
According to CBR, Albuquerque stated: “My intention was never to hurt or upset anyone through my art. For that reason, I have recommended to DC that the variant cover be pulled.”
We’ve been writing about this for a couple of days now. We came down hard against it. Good call, DC and Mr. Albuquerque.
I will say this, though: Anybody who threatened anyone with violence or harassment on either side of this debate is a coward and a thug. There’s no place for that in any discourse anywhere. That’s disgusting.
And if you want to read Cliff Chiang‘s comments about his awesome Batgirl/Killing Joke cover, click here … because THIS is gold: