Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Captain America's Fate: Spoiled!!
How you might ask?
I am on West Coast time. I went on the internet to look up an address about 9:30 a.m. my time. The FIRST THING I saw on Yahoo.com was a story about Captain America's fate in issue #25 which was being released today. The headline spoiled it.
There was no warning or opportunity to un-see the article. It was the lead and it gave it all away.
I am pissed about this.
Evidently there was a big article in the New York Daily News that spoiled it for everyone that gets that particular paper. To top it off, AOL.com had a story about it on their lead screen.
I don't know if it was Marvel's PR department, or if the story was picked up randomly, but this obvious ploy to bring new readers of the non-comic book persuasion completely spoiled the whole damn issue for me. On top of it, Captain America #25 was $3.99, so I paid an extra dollar for the privilege.
Did anyone else get blindsided by this?