Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wow...So Much To Bitch About In DC Solicits

And I Used To Bitch About Marvel's "Classified" Solicits...

DC just spoils the hell out of their product this month. From the reveal of who joins the Secret Six before the first issue could hit the stands to someone being made into the next Magog, it's just ridiculous. There's even a Bat character death (or is it two?) that seems to be spoiled.

I find especially funny that they spoil the mystery of who is returning to the Titans from the prior issue. As if Winick's run needs more obstacles than...well...his writing of late.

But They Thought This Was Too Big To Spoil?

Gog rewards those he deems fit. Starman has regained his sanity, Sandman his sleep, Dr. Mid-Nite his sight, Damage his pride and Citizen Steel...? What "wish" will the indestructible hero be granted? And more importantly, what drawbacks do these wishes come with? Plus, Starman's true mission is revealed!
Let me get this straight. Who becomes the new Magog? Eh, not important...throw it in the solicit. What wish Citizen Steel will make? WHAT? You better hold that fucker back! Yessirree, Bob!

Too Slow To Do Both Covers Now?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones and Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

I can be understanding of the interiors bit. But having to drop one of the two covers? Really? Not enough time for essentially a part of a splash page that doesn't have to fit perfectly into the narrative? Lame...


  1. Nightwing got spoiled as well.

    Whoever is writing these needs a punch in the mouth, because they don't understand you have two more issues for readers to get through before the issue being solicited.

  2. Oh yeah...true. I kinda glossed over that. The stupidity of the other spoilers made that one pale by comparison. ;)

  3. Actually, who is the person who writes these?

  4. I'd love to know, Langer, but most attempts to communicate with DC PR by smaller sites seem to get rebuffed.

  5. Marvel lets the writers do it sometimes. Bendis wrote that stupid House of M "split the internet in half" solicit. Maybe that's why the Hulk solicit is so bad; Loeb can't even do solicits right.

    With DC though, it has to be someone not writing the book, because I can't see any writer wanting their work spoiled like that.

  6. Geoff Johns certainly wouldn't want to tip his hand with the identity of the new Magog.


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