Don’t get too excited about the picture above. It seems that Bleeding Cool got pwned the good ol fashion way yesterday. When I first saw the story on Twitter yesterday morning, I began to look around on the interwebs to see who else brought up the original story. Curiously, it was absent from many other websites.
I took a break and worked on some other stories and decided to go back to Cool’s site and low-and-behold, they had updated the story about getting pwned. Now, they are blaming Diamond Distributors for the trap that was, according to the site, because someone “noticed that I was picking up on some stories that were running on their website”
Whether it was true or not, the story itself was a bit weird. The original story talked about DC and Marvel teaming up again with a twelve issue series that was going to feature Spiderman and Batman. Now, there are two things wrong with that idea and there should’ve have been some thought about it.
1) Why would DC and Marvel do a crossover issue so early in their New 52 run? I mean, it is easy to talk when you are armchair quarterbacking, but that would have been the first clue I would’ve picked up on. The New 52 is running circles around Marvel and I think they (meaning DC) would’ve have lined up a special miniseries given that they new the DCu was going to change.
2) DC and Marvel haven’t had the greatest relationship in a long time. Joe Quesada has never had good things to say about DC, now has Geoff Johns had anything positive to say about Marvel. Especially since the release of DC’s new universe, it is sure that it won’t happen anytime soon.
Now, I am not talking smack about Bleeding Cool, because they are an awesome site and I am a regular reader there, but I think sometimes in our rush to get the scoop on some news we ignore the little things that could have saved face on the issue. In the end, it happens to the best of us and no one is perfect. Half the things that are written on the net isn’t true anyways, but at least they had the integrity to acknowledge it and not simply remove the post.