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21st May '18 10:28:34 AM Chubzhac
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In comic books, solicitations of future issues can spoil not only the current story line but future ones as well. It's easy for readers to deduce which characters that will live or die, new characters that will be introduced, and major events that will happen simply by looking at covers and descriptions for issues a couple month down the line. A common way publishers get around this is to have the solicitations be as vague as possible and have advertised covers be incomplete, edited to remove potential spoilers, or be a variant to the main cover. However, it's not uncommon for publishers to purposely leak major plot points of their big event comics in order to generate interest for the book.
21st May '18 9:20:34 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' was advertised during ''ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}'', revealing that Franchise/CaptainAmerica, Franchise/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, Franchise/TheAvengers, and the Franichse/FantasticFour would ([[ComicBookDEath seemingly]]) fall in battle.

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* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' was advertised during ''ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}'', revealing well before the ''Onslaught: Marvel Universe'' one-shot that concluded the story that Franchise/CaptainAmerica, Franchise/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, Franchise/TheAvengers, [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Bruce Banner]] [[LiteralSplitPersonality personality]], [[ComicBook/AntMan Giant-Man]], ComicBook/TheWasp, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/TheFalcon, the ComicBook/BlackPanther, Crystal of ComicBook/TheInhumans, the Franichse/FantasticFour, and the Franichse/FantasticFour ComicBook/DoctorDoom would ([[ComicBookDEath seemingly]]) fall in battle.
21st May '18 9:14:58 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' was advertised during ''ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}'', revealing that Franchise/CaptainAmerica, Franchise/IronMan, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, Franchise/TheAvengers, and the Franichse/FantasticFour would ([[ComicBookDEath seemingly]]) fall in battle.
15th May '18 10:58:05 AM Anddrix
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* A common problem with comic books is that solicitations for future issues of a series can spoil not only the current story line but future plots as well. A common way publishers get around this problem is to keep their solicitations as vague as possible and release cover art that's either unfinished, a variant or even edited to remove potential spoilers.
* It is standard operating procedure for Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}, Creator/{{DC|Comics}}, and Franchise/ArchieComics to spoil major events well in advance in order to generate interest and get retailers to place larger orders.
15th May '18 10:53:34 AM Chubzhac
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* A common problem with comic books is that solicitations for future issues of a series can spoil not only the current story line but future plots as well. A common way publishers get around this issue is to keep their solicitations as vague as possible and release cover art that's either unfinished, a variant or even edited to remove potential spoilers.

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* A common problem with comic books is that solicitations for future issues of a series can spoil not only the current story line but future plots as well. A common way publishers get around this issue problem is to keep their solicitations as vague as possible and release cover art that's either unfinished, a variant or even edited to remove potential spoilers.
15th May '18 10:49:50 AM Chubzhac
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* A common problem with comic books is that solicitations for future issues of a series can spoil not only the current story line but future plots as well. A common way publishers get around this issue is to keep their solicitations as vague as possible and release cover art that's either unfinished, a variant or even edited to remove potential spoilers.
4th Apr '18 5:23:39 PM merotoker
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* It is standard operating procedure for Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics to spoil major events well in advance in order to generate interest and get retailers to place larger orders.

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* It is standard operating procedure for Marvel, DC, Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}, Creator/{{DC|Comics}}, and Archie Comics Franchise/ArchieComics to spoil major events well in advance in order to generate interest and get retailers to place larger orders.



** If you can believe it, ''the same convention'' also spoiled that Deathlocket, Hazmat, Anachronism, Cammi, and Cullen Bloodstone would survive when Marvel announced the SpiritualSuccessor, ''Avengers Undercover''.

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** If you can believe it, ''the same convention'' also spoiled that Deathlocket, Hazmat, Anachronism, Cammi, and Cullen Bloodstone would survive when Marvel announced the SpiritualSuccessor, ''Avengers Undercover''.''ComicBook/AvengersUndercover''.



* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' was marketed on the premise that the MarvelUniverse was being KilledOffForReal, and that nobody was sure what new universe would be taking it's place. The subsequent sneak peeks for books like ''All-New, All-Different Avengers'' and ''Invincible Iron Man'', coupled with WordOfGod confirmation that books like ''ComicBook/MsMarvel2014'' would continue, more or less confirmed that the "new" Marvel Universe was essentially the same one as the old one.

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* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' was marketed on the premise that the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse was being KilledOffForReal, and that nobody was sure what new universe would be taking it's place. The subsequent sneak peeks for books like ''All-New, All-Different Avengers'' and ''Invincible Iron Man'', coupled with WordOfGod confirmation that books like ''ComicBook/MsMarvel2014'' would continue, more or less confirmed that the "new" Marvel Universe was essentially the same one as the old one.



* A few weeks before ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' kicked off, DC announced that ''Trinity War'' would see the Crime Syndicate of Earth 3 removing the Justice Leagues from the picture & taking over the Earth, with ComicBook/LexLuthor's alliance of villains fighting back.
* Marvel basically confirmed that ''Hunger'' would end with a FailureIsTheOnlyOption scenario by revealing that their next CrisisCrossover for the [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] line, ''[[Comicbook/CataclysmTheUltimatesLastStand Cataclysm]]'', would see ComicBook/{{Galactus}} reaching Earth and beginning his assault. To those unaware, the entire premise of ''Hunger'' was that ComicBook/SilverSurfer and Rick Jones were desperately trying to stop Galactus ''before'' he could get to Earth.
* A plot point in ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'' involved ComicBook/NickFury recruiting Comicbook/BlackPanther, the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]], Gamora, ComicBook/DoctorStrange, Comicbook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/AntMan Scott Lang]], and Comicbook/ThePunisher for a mysterious purpose. Eventually, it was revealed that Fury was dying of old age, and needed one of them to be his successor. Marvel treated the news as TheReveal and made it seem like a serious "Who will Fury choose?!" {{Cliffhanger}}, despite the fact that they'd ''already revealed'' that Fury's successor would be the Winter Soldier several weeks earlier.
* The same basic thing happened in Rick Remender's ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' run. Marvel revealed on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' that [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] would be the [[LegacyCharacter new]] Captain America, yet still treated it like a big secret in-story, and even tried to make it seem like Sam had died pulling a HeroicSacrifice just before he emerged as the new Cap.
** This was then {{Lampshaded}} when Sam was finally unveiled onscreen to his Avengers teammates. He immediately says that there is no drama in this reveal, and that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall everyone]] ''must'' have known by now that he was going to be the new Cap.

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* A few weeks before ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' kicked off, DC announced that ''Trinity War'' ''ComicBook/TrinityWar'' would see the Crime Syndicate of Earth 3 removing the Justice Leagues from the picture & taking over the Earth, with ComicBook/LexLuthor's alliance of villains fighting back.
* Marvel basically confirmed that ''Hunger'' would end with a FailureIsTheOnlyOption scenario by revealing that their next CrisisCrossover for the [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} line, ''[[Comicbook/CataclysmTheUltimatesLastStand Cataclysm]]'', ''Comicbook/{{Cataclysm|TheUltimatesLastStand}}'', would see ComicBook/{{Galactus}} reaching Earth and beginning his assault. To those unaware, the entire premise of ''Hunger'' was that ComicBook/SilverSurfer and Rick Jones were desperately trying to stop Galactus ''before'' he could get to Earth.
* A plot point in ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'' involved ComicBook/NickFury recruiting Comicbook/BlackPanther, the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]], Gamora, ComicBook/{{Gamora}}, ComicBook/DoctorStrange, Comicbook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/AntMan Scott Lang]], and Comicbook/ThePunisher for a mysterious purpose. Eventually, it was revealed that Fury was dying of old age, and needed one of them to be his successor. Marvel treated the news as TheReveal and made it seem like a serious "Who will Fury choose?!" {{Cliffhanger}}, despite the fact that they'd ''already revealed'' that Fury's successor would be the Winter Soldier several weeks earlier.
* The same basic thing happened in Rick Remender's ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' run. Marvel revealed on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' that [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] would be the [[LegacyCharacter new]] Captain America, yet still treated it like a big secret in-story, and even tried to make it seem like Sam had died pulling a HeroicSacrifice just before he emerged as the new Cap. \n** This was then {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Sam was finally unveiled onscreen to his Avengers teammates. He immediately says that there is no drama in this reveal, and that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall everyone]] ''must'' have known by now that he was going to be the new Cap.



* This was pretty much averted with ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'', as the none of the early covers were revealed and all the solicitations just said was that it was an important story and one would have to read the first issue to find out that [[spoiler: the Joker was making his post-''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'' return.]]

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* This was pretty much averted with ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'', as the none of the early covers were revealed and all the solicitations just said was that it was an important story and one would have to read the first issue to find out that [[spoiler: the Joker was making his post-''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'' return.]]return]].



* The summary of ThirtyHs is basically a summary of the events of the first few chapters.

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* The summary of ThirtyHs FanFic/ThirtyHs is basically a summary of the events of the first few chapters.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
** The nature of Puss N Boots (a cute little kitty who just happens to be a mercenary) is clearly meant to be a comedic twist, but the trailers for ''Shrek 2'' practically made it the main selling point.
** ''Shrek the Third'''s merchandise spoiled the birth of the Shreklings (Shrek and Fiona's children) and the dragon/donkey hybrids (Donkey and Dragon's children), as well as the DistressedDamsel [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]] going ActionGirl.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'':
** The nature of Puss N Boots (a cute little kitty who just happens to be a mercenary) is clearly meant to be a comedic twist, but the trailers for ''Shrek 2'' ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' practically made it the main selling point.
** ''Shrek the Third'''s ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'''s merchandise spoiled the birth of the Shreklings (Shrek and Fiona's children) and the dragon/donkey hybrids (Donkey and Dragon's children), as well as the DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress Distressed Damsel]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]] going ActionGirl.



* Watch any of the commercials for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Movie'' and you've watched the whole thing (and this could've been why the movie didn't do so well). It also doesn't help that Cartoon Network aired these commercials on practically every commercial break when the movie came out.
* A TV spot for ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'': ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' spoiled that the were-rabbit is Wallace, showing fuzzy fur popping out of his trademark sweater-vest. It even had the announcer say "What started as a little mistake became a ''big'' problem" over scenes of the mind-manipulator accident and said transformation scene.

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* Watch any of the commercials for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Movie'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' and you've watched the whole thing (and this could've been why the movie didn't do so well). It also doesn't help that Cartoon Network Creator/CartoonNetwork aired these commercials on practically every commercial break when the movie came out.
* A TV spot for ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'': ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'': ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' spoiled that the were-rabbit is Wallace, showing fuzzy fur popping out of his trademark sweater-vest. It even had the announcer say "What started as a little mistake became a ''big'' problem" over scenes of the mind-manipulator accident and said transformation scene.



* One of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' clearly shows Plankton as Plank-Ton.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJo-a9lI_us This commercial]] is composed of clips from the climax from the film.

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* One of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' clearly shows Plankton as Plank-Ton.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJo-a9lI_us This commercial]] is composed of clips from the climax from the film.
Plank-Ton.



* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' advertises new songs by Justin Timberlake, who voices a character that does not sing at the beginning of the film. What are the chances that will change by the end?

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* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' advertises new songs by Justin Timberlake, Music/JustinTimberlake, who voices a character that does not sing at the beginning of the film. What are the chances that will change by the end?



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazuQ--rYls This trailer]] for Theatre/{{Elisabeth}} blatantly shows the Mayerling Waltz. (Sisi's death doesn't count, because Lucheni says "I killed her because she wanted to die," some several seconds into the video.) It's not much of a spoiler for German/Austrian audiences, or people familiar with that era, because both [[spoiler: the Empress' ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and the Crown Prince's MurderSuicide]] is well-known. Outside of that, though, viewers caught unaware (especially those who have issues with viewing gun violence and suicide) are in for a potential shock. The trailer narrator even says,[[{{Lampshading}} "It's more than a show, it's history."]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazuQ--rYls This trailer]] for Theatre/{{Elisabeth}} blatantly shows the Mayerling Waltz. (Sisi's death doesn't count, because Lucheni says "I killed her because she wanted to die," some several seconds into the video.) It's not much of a spoiler for German/Austrian audiences, or people familiar with that era, because both [[spoiler: the Empress' ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and the Crown Prince's MurderSuicide]] is well-known. Outside of that, though, viewers caught unaware (especially those who have issues with viewing gun violence and suicide) are in for a potential shock. The trailer narrator even says,[[{{Lampshading}} says,[[LampshadeHanging "It's more than a show, it's history."]]



* The trailer for Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses' two-year anniversary special ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' had [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] shouting "Oh my gosh! It's 3D Lee!"
** And the final trailer for their fourth anniversary special ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' spoiled WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic absorbing the PlotHole.
* More like "the preview always spoils", unless the [=YouTube=] user has found a way to muck with the video thumbnail of a movie, [=YouTube=] will default it to the middle of the movie. If it's say, for a race and the course is known, you can tell at least midway who's winning.
** A variation: if you're going to watch a comedy video, you'd do well to avoid looking at the top comments. They almost always contain the funniest jokes.

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* The trailer for Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses' two-year anniversary special ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' had [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] shouting "Oh my gosh! It's 3D Lee!"
**
Lee!" And the final trailer for their fourth anniversary special ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' spoiled WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic absorbing the PlotHole.
* More like "the preview always spoils", unless the [=YouTube=] Website/YouTube user has found a way to muck with the video thumbnail of a movie, [=YouTube=] will default it to the middle of the movie. If it's say, for a race and the course is known, you can tell at least midway who's winning.
**
winning. A variation: if you're going to watch a comedy video, you'd do well to avoid looking at the top comments. They almost always contain the funniest jokes.
27th Mar '18 1:39:06 PM annieholmes
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazuQ--rYls This trailer]] for Theatre/{{Elisabeth}} blatantly shows the Mayerling Waltz. (Sisi's death doesn't count, because Lucheni says "I killed her because she wanted to die," some several seconds into the video.) It's not much of a spoiler for German/Austrian audiences, or people familiar with that era, because both [[spoiler: the Empress' ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and the Crown Prince's MurderSuicide]] is well-known. Outside of that, though, viewers caught unaware (especially those who have issues with viewing gun violence and suicide) are in for a potential shock. The trailer narrator even says,
[[{{Lampshading}} "It's more than a show, it's history."]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazuQ--rYls This trailer]] for Theatre/{{Elisabeth}} blatantly shows the Mayerling Waltz. (Sisi's death doesn't count, because Lucheni says "I killed her because she wanted to die," some several seconds into the video.) It's not much of a spoiler for German/Austrian audiences, or people familiar with that era, because both [[spoiler: the Empress' ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and the Crown Prince's MurderSuicide]] is well-known. Outside of that, though, viewers caught unaware (especially those who have issues with viewing gun violence and suicide) are in for a potential shock. The trailer narrator even says,
[[{{Lampshading}}
says,[[{{Lampshading}} "It's more than a show, it's history."]]
27th Mar '18 1:38:41 PM annieholmes
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazuQ--rYls This trailer]] for Theatre/{{Elisabeth}} blatantly shows the Mayerling Waltz. (Sisi's death doesn't count, because Lucheni says "I killed her because she wanted to die," some several seconds into the video.) It's not much of a spoiler for German/Austrian audiences, or people familiar with that era, because both [[spoiler: the Empress' ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and the Crown Prince's MurderSuicide]] is well-known. Outside of that, though, viewers caught unaware (especially those who have issues with viewing gun violence and suicide) are in for a potential shock. The trailer narrator even says,
[[{{Lampshading}} "It's more than a show, it's history."]]
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19th Dec '17 9:39:08 AM Theriocephalus
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There is also the matter of ''context''. An action movie, for example, may preview a random fight scene between two characters, but when you actually see the movie itself and realize that the other dude the hero was fighting happened to be his best friend in the beginning (which may or not have also been part of that trailer), you realize ''in retrospect'' that the trailer's fight scene was actually a {{foreshadowing}} or ChekhovsGun about the betrayal that occurs later.

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There is also the matter of ''context''. An action movie, for example, may preview a random fight scene between two characters, but when you actually see the movie itself and realize that the other dude the hero was fighting happened to be his best friend in the beginning (which may or may not have also been part of that trailer), you realize ''in retrospect'' that the trailer's fight scene was actually a {{foreshadowing}} or ChekhovsGun about the betrayal that occurs later.
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