Whether it be movies, TV shows or comic books, there happen to be those fans who enjoy being spoiled ahead of time and those who don’t. When it comes to today’s discussion, it seems as though the latter crowd are making their voices the loudest because, no matter what some would choose to believe, this ilk wanted to read Batman #50 and walk away surprised.
Well, there’s a fat chance of that happening now that the New York Times has revealed Batman and Catwoman will not actually be joined together in matrimony. Of course, there was some rationale behind allowing a major media outlet to spill the beans on DC’s part, but the argument wasn’t very strong.
Naturally, this has led to a number of customers cancelling their orders at various comic shops because while something like, say, a death or resurrection being spoiled can boost sales, two icons not going through with their wedding doesn’t give casual readers cause to lay down cash they can spend elsewhere.
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As you can imagine, social media has been lit ablaze by the opinions of those who aren’t so jolly in light of recent events, so we’ll share a few highlights to have emerged over on Twitter that encapsulate what’s been going on.
Here, “@KyleBarrech” takes aim at editorial:
“@DCComics dropped the ball. Hard. The issue is already spoiled, and it feels like the editorial chickened out and refused to the characters a chance to evolve and grow up. Shame.”
Meanwhile, “@ManicMattH” isn’t so harsh toward the publisher, yet remains somewhat jaded:
“At least you’re owning it since it’s out there. So props I guess. It’s still bad business though to sell fans one thing for six months and then pull a ‘Gotcha’ at the end.”
Finally, we’ll share the colorful language of “@YesThisIsAdam,” whose words I’ve seen the most common variation of:
“I simply can not believe the boneheaded fucktard move @nytimes just pulled by spoiling Batman No. 50@georgegustines what the fuck is wrong with you, you dumb sack of shit?”
Let it be known that the writer from the New York Times didn’t get their hands on a copy, and then thought to run with spoilers against the wishes of DC. Contrary to popular belief, the publisher let them break the news, a strategy which may or may not pay off.
Regardless, we still recommend picking up a copy of Batman #50 at your local comic shop this Wednesday, July 4th, and to then head back here for our review.