Newest DC Comics Barbie met with criticism

July 21, 2008 2:36:45 PM PDT
Mattel's newest Barbie will be released this fall, but the new doll is being met with criticism. Black Canary Barbie is fashioned after a DC Comics super heroine. Some parents and groups say the doll's black fishnet stockings, leather jacket, body suit and heavy makeup are too provocative.

Mattel says the doll is part of its DC Comics doll collection and will not be marketed to children.

The toymaker says the doll will be age-graded for collectors ages 14 and older when it goes on sale in September.