Written by Jude Terror
on Friday, October 11 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
In a tweet advertising some upcoming Earth-2 action figures, DC may have spoiled the identity of Earth-2's Batman.
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:
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About the Author - Jude Terror
Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.
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