What is The Outhouse and who are The Outhousers?
Are you tired of seeing the same press releases and fluff pieces on every comics news site on the internet?
Are you interested in reading fresh, bold, and unique perspectives about all of the biggest events and issues in today's comic industry?
Do you want the raw, unfiltered spirit of an open forum with real opinions from real comic book fans?
Then you've come to the right place!
Founded in 2006, The Outhouse is a community of comic book fans with an unapologetically honest opinion on comics, pop culture, and, well, just about everything.
We are not a corporate-backed megasite beholden to the interests of publishers and content creators through an incestuous exchange of exclusives and talent access in exchange for unabashed promotion and five star reviews (though we are willing to be for the right price. Dan, Joe, call us.)
We say what we feel like saying, follow no editorial direction, and frequently end up pissing off people who can't take a joke...
...and we wouldn't have it any other way!
What is The Outhouse?
- It's this website.
- It's a community of comic book fans.
- It's a coalition of bloggers with similar interests.
Who are TheOuthousers?
- The bloggers on this websits.
- The posters on our forums.
- The fans and followers on our social media pages.
Is this something you planned, or something you made up after you realized your website was called The Outhouse and your domain name was TheOuthousers.com?
- Why can't it be both?
Do you hate comics?
- Of course not. We love comics.
So then why do you sometimes make fun of them?
- We make fun of them because we love them. It's tough love.
- We think the comic book industry and its fans could stand to take themselves less seriously.
- When we're making fun of comic book fans, we're making fun of ourselves.
- We hope that, through mockery, the industry may reflect on some of its more ridiculous practices and change for the better.
The Outhouse is for geeks, by geeks.
Check out TheOuthousers.com's perfect offering of tongue-in-cheek analysis, serious commentary, and unapologetic stances on comics and pop culture.
Then join our community on the forums, facebook, twitter, or your favorite social media platform!
BUT WHY NOT HEAR IT FROM THE OUTHOUSERS THEMSELVES?
Whenever I read Bleeding Cool nowadays, I keep expecting a punchline--that never comes.
Comic Book and Entertainment News is so stupid--how can anybody stomach it irony-free? Similarly, CBR was practically masturbating the Didiot the other day, and I kept waiting for CBR to turn it around into a joke.
I can't take irony free entertainment news. The major players are all such shills and phonies, artistically and intellectually bankrupt, self-serving and vapid.
When Axel Alonso says in a CBR article that he's "super excited about the change in store for the X-books", he's not really "super-excited". It's like the people who are "passionate about sofas". How can a person be "super-excited" about everything? He can't be. Unless he's dropping acid, shooting stimulants, or taking coffee by I.V.
I don't even read the "chat with the EIC" articles in CBR anymore. I just checkout the images to see if any are any worth downloading into my collection. Joe Quesado seemed a bit blunter. He wasn't "super-excited" about everything. I wish I could be half as excited about the few comics still on my pull list as the executives sitting somewhere at the top of the hierarchy behind that comic are.
The Outhouse has basically done for comics news what The Onion did for regular news, shown how ridiculous and formulaic and wrong it all is.
I only go to BC and here for comics news. I used to like the TV/movie news (Comic Reel) at CBR, but other sites like Dark Horizons cover the comics/geek-centric TV/movie news as well or better.
I've read other people's complaints about CBR & Newsarama writers seeming like they're constantly auditioning for DC & Marvel; those are valid complaints, imo.
Yea, the more you follow "entertainment news" the more of a joke you see the "real news" is. It's all just press releases and corporate approved previews, interviews, etc. Sure, some sites also add in the occasional slideshow top ten or blog post editorial, but mostly its an extension of corporate PR consolidated in one place. There is more truth in our satire than you'll find in most straight pieces on other sites.
-Jeremy Shane (Outhouser)
I think it's more like the Daily Show. There's facts here, but we're not afraid to poke a little fun, too.
Yeah, I'm not interested unless there are made up quotes.
The News Initiative was one of our best ideas ever.
-Christian Hoffer (Outhouser)
I think its the depth of this site that I appreciate most. I really hope this comic is as vapid as the art leads me to believe.
-Cajun Bean (Outhouser)