If you have, somehow, managed to avoid spoilers for this week’s issue of Batman, Incorporated #8 – Whether by avoiding the New York Post story, the heavy online coverage (Yes, including this site) of the major event in the issue, the regular shipping cover of the book or the Channel 52 back-up strip in every single New 52 book released this week – then there’s just one more thing you might want to do before sitting down to actually read the comic itself: Avoid DC’s own website.
Spoilers for those who are somehow unspoiled, if you click through.
Visiting DCComics.com right now without an ad blocker activated brings up a pop-up window that looks a little something like this:
However, at least they’re offering “ongoing coverage” for this “breaking news” and “special message,” so perhaps if I do click through, there’ll be some kind of exclusive content that will make the unavoidable, unexpected spoiler just slightly less unnecessary.
Or, then again, clicking through might take me to a page that allows me to buy a digital edition of Batman, Incorporated #8. You know, that comic that I have just had spoiled for me by the pop-up ad I couldn’t avoid.
DC Comics. I am very, very happy for you that you have a major event in one of your comics that is getting mainstream media attention and that you are excited about it. Genuinely; I think that it’s great for you. However, I would really appreciate it if you could just back off slightly so that I won’t be reminded at almost every turn that I knew the ending of the story two days before the comic came out. Seriously, it’s okay for you to just relax about this one a little bit. I’ll still read the comic, I promise.