By Rob Bricken in Comics
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:33 am
This is a real thing that's happening in a comic being released tomorrow, in 2012, and somehow not a DC comic from 1968 or something.
I have no idea of the circumstances leading Cap to get nominated or his acceptance, and I don't care to, because this just sounds really, really dumb. If it ends up being the best story ever, please let me know, and maybe I'll give it a try, but... christ. Even Ultimate Cap-Wolf would be better than this. Oh, it'd be just as dumb, but at least it'd be fun.
For the record, I appreciate how Marvel is trying to get new readers by getting these announcements in mainstream publications, but are these not at the expense of actual comics readers? Hell, even if fans don't read the papers themselves, the nerdernet picks it up and eventually some site spills the beans, and the spoiler is spoiled unless the fans simply refuse to go on the internet from like Monday until they pick up their issues. I don't know what the solution is here, but surely there are other ways to attract new readers that aren't at the expense of the current ones. (Via Newsarama)