I've been reading comics for the better part of ten years, and there's been a trend going on that, well... really upsets me.
Any series that becomes a potential "game-changer" becomes so popular, it leaves people dying to know what comes next. That's fine and dandy, but then there's that one guy who does some digging where he/she shouldn't, and finds out what that game-changing event is, whether it's the death of a character or anything like that. Then, that person blogs about it, takes a photo, etc., puts it up on a website like CBR, CV, or anywhere like that, and, in the span of a few hours, everyone gets the game-changer spoiled for them, whether they wanted it or not! It's happened countless of times, the most recent one concerning a certain character in a certain Batman series. What makes the problem worse is, instead of ignoring it, the publisher acknowledges it, and makes it public themselves! Are spoilers no longer sacred?
Anyway, that's something that's been bugging me, and I know I'm not the only one alone. What happened to the value of a good surprise?