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Jude terror takes a completely uninterested look at the comics news this morning. Now where's his goddamn coffee?!
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Sometimes, big things are happening in the comics industry, setting the comics media abuzz with reports, thoughts, and analysis. Other times, there's absolutely nothing going on. It might be that we're nearing a holiday, people are just waiting for their vacations to start, and no one feels like making any big announcements until the new year. Today feels like one of the latter. However, regardless of what's actually happening, the twenty-four hour comics news cycle must defiantly march forward. With that in mind, here's all the unimportant crap that other sites are pretending to care about this morning:
Over at Newsarama, Albert Ching interviewed Matt Fraction. Fraction says basically the same stuff about his current Marvel work that 500 press releases and fluff interviews have said since Marvel NOW! was announced. Here's a juicy tidbit about his upcoming semi-autobiographical book from Image Comics, Sex Criminals:
There's never been a Superbad or a 40-Year-Old Virgin in comics, not really. These movies are a dime a dozen in the world of film, or even in novels or television, but there's never really been one in comics before, that I've been able to think of.
Great idea, Matty F. There's not enough rehashing of overused cliches in the comic industry itself. Let's bring in a horse from another industry and beat the shit out of that now.
MTV Geek has a "Roundup of Recent Manga News" over at their site. Translation: Viz Media sends out about 3 press releases every day that every comics website totally ignores. In desperation at nothing else to talk about today, MTV is halfheartedly pretending that they give a shit and recapping them all. Among the juicy tidbits of information revealed here - Viz has redesigned their website and are having a holiday sale. Read about this and other thrilling stories here.
MTV Geek doesn't stop there. It has also reported that the cast of the cartoon Archer will be going on a tour, doing live reads of the show's scripts in four cities - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York. That sounds like an absolutely thrilling show. Get your tickets now, because those will be selling like hot cakes, which apparently sold pretty darn well back in 1920 when that phrase was invented. Tickets are on sale now, and the shows are in January.
Comics AM, a regular news roundup column over at CBR's Robot 6 blog which we like because they link to us sometimes (on slower news days than this), is feeling the same crunch of the news cycle that we are. In order to combat this, they've delivered a double dose of exciting legal action! It seems that a controversial decision has finally been made in the case between the heirs of Joe Shuster and DC Comics over the rights to Superman. The legal teams have decided to continue to appeal the case over and over again in court for an indeterminate amount of time. Wow! Also, Todd McFarlane has settled his lawsuit with Al Simmons, a janitor or something that he named Spawn after in what was clearly a boneheaded decision. Comics AM exclusively revealed that... the terms of the settlement are private. Oh well.
Ok, what about Bleeding Cool? Surely Rich Johnston, a man of action who does what needs to be done on days like this, slipped into a rubber cat suit and went crawling around DC Comics ventilation system to steal some juicy news about something, right?! Wrong. Here's their latest report about an Iron Man t-shirt you can buy. The shirt lights up, and you know what that means. put this thing on, and you're getting laid, bro.
DC Comics has one of their bizarre 5.2 Reasons... lists up at their blog. DC is really milking the 52 concept for all its worth, shoehorning it into these lists where they name 7 things, but the last two are numbered 5.1 and 5.2. We have speculated in the past that the obsession with this number is some kind of obsessive compulsive disorder thing from Dan Didio, and we stand by that. It's just fucking weird. This week's list is 5.2 Reasons Before Watchmen is Turning Christmas into Easter. We couldn't be bothered to read it, but if you click the link and scroll down, there's a panty shot of Silk Spectre in there, which reminds of why I'm ashamed to talk about comics with anyone who's not already a fan.
Well, that was fun, and clearly a much better use of this reporter's time than sleeping in late this morning. Stay tuned to The Outhouse today as we continue to tirelessly scour the internet for stuff to make fun of. As you can see, none of those other sites are doing anything better, so you might as well stay here.
Written or Contributed by Jude Terror