Oh no! Spoilers have escaped onto the internet once more, this time for a DC title of some kind! How can you avoid reading these before you pick up the issue they relate to? Why, by following this winningly winning guide to avoiding all the places where it’s being spoiled!
I won’t spoil the spoiler in this article, either, so you’re safe here. As ever.
The New York Post have broken the news, so avoid them for a start. It’s likely that USA Today will follow up, so you’re going to have to resist your natural impulse to see Brian Truitt’s lovely face until after Wednesday (or you could always google image search him, if you really need to). In fact, why not, I’ll find a picture of him and tag it to this article.
Bleeding Cool have, surprisingly, hidden the reveal from their front page, so that’s nice, although they mention the issue which the spoiler occurs in. Newsarama and iFanboy have also both named the issue being spoiled, although the actual spoiler is hidden behind jumps for both sites.
CBR’s front page spoils the story. The Outhousers have found out and revealed some insights from DC’s top marketing brass. Spoilers over at their website too! Calamity all round for those wishing to avoid spoilers!
Valerie Gallaher over at MTV Geek has an interesting look at how stories get leaked, both because of and despite the best attempts of a publisher, although again this does mention the issue involved, so you might be best covering your eyes while you read it.
Tom Spurgeon has yet to comment on the news, although Comics Reporter does currently feature a lovely picture of a bridge on the front page.
HOWEVER: The Beat is safe to read! We have not revealed the story being spoiled, unless you specifically click into Todd’s news story today and scroll all the way down. It’s not mentioned on the front page, we are a safe haven. Stay in safety with us a while longer. Luxuriate with us and enjoy the feeling of being unspoiled.
But the real thing to note is that DC Comics will be running the spoiler in all their comics this week, running in the back as part of their ‘Channel 52’ feature. If you read a comic from DC this week and it DOES NOT feature a shocking moment which is almost worthy of being WTF, then don’t go beyond the final page! Because Channel 52 will spoil the story for you. Read the issue, whatever it may be, and then return, glowing, back to the comics internet.
DC’s website now features a pop up window which spoils the THINGY, whilst Comics Alliance have a warning, but also don’t hide the spoiler. Marvel.com remains the safest place to hide until Wednesday.
Don’t use twitter, don’t go on facebook, for heaven’s sake don’t go into a comic book store, and above all else — DO NOT read the comments to this post.