- Posted by Johanna on June 15, 2006 at 10:34 pm
- Category: Comic News
I don’t care one way or another these days, but I thought my readers might get a kick out of this story: a co-worker who knows about my interest in comics saw the “revelation” on Yahoo news, of all things, and emailed me about it. This non-comic reader’s reaction? “Is this stupid idea what comics are like these days?”
He wasn’t interested in buying a copy of a Marvel comic or finding out more; he just wanted to tell me that even a non-interested party who knew little about Spider-Man thought it was a terrible idea. He thought even less of it when I told him that Marvel was lying about how “shocking” it was, since they’d done the same story within the past few years with Iron Man and Daredevil, among others.
KC once told me that a music industry trick, when an artist is having trouble getting their songs played, is to do a track with a title that includes “Radio” or “DJ”, because they can’t resist songs that talk about how significant they are. (This was in a conversation about Robbie William’s “Rock DJ” and why he can’t break in the States.) I wonder if the press about this particular comic story works the same way — reporters are being suckered by a supposedly major storyline taking place at a press conference? Nah, it’s probably not that much of a conspiracy; movies mean superheroes are hot right now, and real news is much too depressing.