Only a couple issues this week, and I was kind of apathetic towards a few. Exciting!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Well, it was only a matter of time...
Well, I can't say that I didn't see this coming. You may have read earlier the post where I had compiled a bunch of Batman covers I had found earlier today. You may have noticed that it is no where to be found at the moment... Well, that's because I got contacted by DC.
Like I said, I saw this coming. I'm just surprised it had taken four or five months. Anyways, I was asked very politely to adhere to the embargo on the images, and obviously I complied. I've never had to use it, but I've always had a personal policy to agree to any request of something not being put up on the site. For instance, it was always in the back of my mind that some writer could be annoyed by the fact that I post detailed spoilers of everything that happens in each issue, that could possibly mean some people don't bother to pick up said issue, and it all goes downhill from there. So I've always been prepared for something like this, as I never really intend to stir the pot.
So that's that. I got an email from DC's PR, they were very nice, didn't threaten any legal action or anything. The damage has been done though, but the images have gone a bit viral, and I'm sure you don't have to worry about Bleeding Cool taking them down. Nevertheless, so ends my streak of leaking covers.
PS: Considering that they contacted me at my primary email address, which I'm pretty sure isn't attached to this site in anyway, was also enough to get me to not fuck around anymore... Only a few people in the industry know me by name, so I don't know... #snitchesgetstitches (this is a joke, by the way...)
PPS: For precautionary reasons, I'll probably avoid all major conventions, as I don't want to find myself in a dark alley with Dan Didio breaking my legs... just sayin'. (this... not so much)