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Troy Nunis
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i think the Internet plays a part, amplification and ease of other 'sins' surrounding the industry -- but i think it's a bit cheap to displace the blaming of Wizard, of Bad Retailers, of Editors and company suits, of Ego-driven Pros, and of Anti-Fans - on a tool that also provides the current best method of Advocacy of comics as well.
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Martin Redmond
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No the overall plot isn't everything. You know whatever happens to SpiderMan it's always Osborne's fault. A good writer can write any piece of crap and it will still be interesting to read. Anyway, what is there to ruin. Most books are so predictable, you can see the conclusion come a mile away.
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Most books are so predictable, you can see the
conclusion come a mile away.

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Avoid all spoilers for six months and see if you feel
the same way.
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Dave Carr
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Wasn't the ending to Alpha Flight #12 spoiled at a comic convention by another comic professional?  Perhaps if one wants completely avoid spoilers, he/she should not commingle with other fans and professionals, either in the real or virtual world.
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Wasn't the ending to Alpha Flight #12 spoiled at a comic convention by another comic professional?

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Peter David handed out xeroxes of Guardian's death at a con about a month before the book shipped.

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Ted Pugliese
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I am glad I was only 12 and had no idea it was coming.  I still can't believe you did it!
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Jonathan Weiss
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Peter David handed out xeroxes of Guardian's death at a con about a month
before the book shipped.

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Holy a-hole Batman!!
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Paulo Pereira
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As far as spoiling comics go, catalogues from Mile High and other such companies kind of did that before the Internet did.
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Clint Adams
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Yes you can try to avoid spoilers and you can try to stay away from things like Wizard or Previews, but the net is a whole lot pervasive than that.  When you were younger, did you ever know when a project was late?  Really?  I never did.  Did you ever know that your favorite artist was going to be taking over a book until the month (or two before?)  I never did.  Likewise, did you know that your favorite artist wasn't going to be on a book until maybe the month (or two) before?  I never did.  These are things that the net has spoiled. 

I would have never stuck around for Roger Stern on Superman if I would have already planned my exit when JB did.  Thats a way in which the net has ruined comics.

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Chris Hutton
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I curse your name to this day, JOHN BYRNE, for killing Guardian, lo those many years ago!!!!
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Peter David handed out xeroxes of Guardian's death at a con about a month before the book shipped.

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That's just not right. 

[sarcasm]Of course he was totally justified in doing it, too.[/sarcasm]

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To this day, he maintains he was. "I was doing my
job!" -- as PR flak for Marvel.

Someday, I hope some asshole does the same to
him.
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