(I'm at work, so this might be kind of rambly.)
Why does the media feel that it's ok to report on major events and plot points in comic books? Do you ever see the media, newspapers, CNN, MSNBC, etc., report the big twist in a new movie or novel? Did the media spoil the end of The Sixth Sense? So why is it ok to spoil comic book storylines that have been brewing for months?
This morning, the New York Daily News (I think; it could've been the Post) had an article about a major event in the new issue of Captain America, #25, out today. Now, both MSNBC's and CNN's websites have stories about it, too. I don't understand the notion that because the story is taking place in a comic book, it's ok to reveal the ending. You don't see that anywhere else. You're not told the ending of a movie, even in reviews. You're not told the ending of a novel or a TV show before you read or watch it. But comics, fuck comics, they're just little nothings for kids, right? So we can treat them and their readers like crap.
And why do the comic book companies leak plot points to the media or give them advance copies of certain issues? Don't you owe it to your audience that they'll get to find out what happens in the comic by reading the comic? I mean, Christ, how many people who don't read Captain America give a shit what happens to the character anyway? Why is it necessary to tell the world what happens before the people who actually care, the comic book readers, get a chance to read the comic?
I mean, if you read Captain America and you picked up a copy of the New York Daily News this morning, they just fucking ruined the comic for you. Just, what the hell, y'know?