Dozens of readers were shocked this morning to find that DC Comics had revealed the mysterious identity of Earth-2 Batman in a tweet about some dolls they're selling at New York Comic Con. Within ten minutes, fans were complaining about the spoiling with replies and retweets, thus ensuring the signal was boosted and everyone else was spoiled too.
The identity will not be revealed in the comics until Earth 2's next story arc, and everyone was pretty sure of the identity anyway, but since the comic isn't coming out this or next week, we're gonna call spoiling it on Twitter stupid and reset the counter. Note, to complainers, that we are not "becoming silly" about the counter. The counter has always been silly. That's what makes it awesome.
In response to criticism, DC pointed out that Snape kills Dumbledore, Bruce Willis is dead the whole time, and Rosebud is the sled.
Here's the tweet, which, in case you haven't been paying attention, contains spoilers:
EDITOR'S NOTE: As pointed out in the comments, it's possible that DC's twitter manager mistook the Earth-2 Batman for the Flashpoint Batman. While that would still be 'stupid', it certainly wouldn't be at nearly the same level as spoiling a long running subplot in one of their comics. Should we get clarification (and we doubt it), we'll update you on the story.
UPDATE: James Robinson confirmed, via twitter, that this did, indeed, spoil his Earth 2 plans:
Just saw pics of E2 figures. Yeah they spoiled Batman's identity, but frankly I'm more upset that after cleaning up Flash's costume in the--— JamesDRobinson (@JamesDRobinson) October 11, 2013