Written by Jude Terror
on Friday, November 16 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Stealing a joke that The Outhouse made up last month, Image Comics has released a fake Marvel NOW! teaser!
Source: Press Release
Check out this teaser from Image Comics, which pokes fun at Marvel's Marvel NOW! teasers, which all feature a single adjective describing an upcoming book by a specified creative team. Unlike The Outhouse, who made a similar joke last month with a teaser entitled "Assrape," Image simply used a standard font. The Outhouse was also too cheap to pay $24.99 for the specialized version of Garamond that Marvel uses in its adjective teasers, but we at least spent a half hour cutting and pasting letters from other teasers in order to create our more authentic one.
Like The Outhouse's teaser, Image's teaser is also specifically based on the teaser that led to Uncanny X-Men, a Cyclops-focused series. Unlike The Outhouse, however, Image has already put out 57 other teasers this week, so the message may be lost amidst a series of vague images that people tend to forget about by the time an actual announcement is made.
Comic companies: stop. Just tell us what you're putting out. It's not cute anymore.
In any case, here's Image's teaser. What do you think it's about? Our guess is Uncanny Skullkickers, which will presumably feature murderers, villains or minority suppression squads like Marvel's Uncanny-themed books.
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About the Author - Jude Terror
Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.
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