Well, this was a light year of hate. Oh, who am I kidding? You guys made this one an enjoyable year to tally all the votes for the Most Maddening Moment of 2017. This year was a down year in voting (442), but let's face it compared to last year this was a cake walk.
Unlike previous years there were A TON of write-in votes and here were my personal favorite ones that were given to me:
YOUR DUMB WEBSITE EXISTING!!!!!!!
Oooooh the HATE is STRONG with this one! But my personal favorite is...
Batman Comics Nearly Always Inning Moment of the Week
The voting was anonymous, yet I SO KNOW who cast that vote. The other personal favorite was basically two votes for the write-in: ALL OF THE ABOVE. It can never be that easy if all of them won. But this year had some ones that made us curl our lips and want to scream. Like animated movies about Magical Little Ponies being put into theaters because WHY?! WHY DO THAT?! WHY? WHY MUST ONE CREATE AN ABOMINATION AS SUCH?! WHY! WHHHHHY!!!!?
Your four runners-up for Most Maddening Moment of the Year are:
#5 This very website crashing nightly for three months straight. - 18 Votes
2017 was not kind to our front page. Starting in August and running all the way to October our front page has been down more times than that Jude Terror on Ricch Johnston. There were times I'd be done with an article and BAM the entire website would be down forcing me to wait an entire day or more till the issue was fixed. So I can attest the frustration many had this issue. And if I was ready to scream at the web server hosts (instead I had my fun with it all on the Facebook page for the site). I can only imagine what the owners of this very site were doing trying to bring this place back up and running. And so it is. I would post the THEOUTHOUSERS.COM hasn't Crashed Counter, but I kind of broke that one too. Hey, with the shit I have to deal with. I need a drink. A BIG drink.
#4 Eddie Berganza FINALLY doesn't have a job at DC Comics. - 20 Votes
Our #2 from last year returns, but with an end at long last, and our only Has DC Done Something Stupid moment this year. The skeleton in DC editor's closet continued to heat up as another tell-all article was published this year detailing more allegations involving the now-former editor on the Superman comics.
#3 More Sequel Events from Marvel (World War Hulk II, Countdown to Infinite, Enemy of the State II) - 24 Votes
Just when you thought Marvel had a bad year the prior year. There came THIS YEAR. Hot on the heels of Civil War II (our winner last year) came more Marvel putridness.
#2 The Emoji Movie - 25 Votes
I saw A LOT of movies this year. Some good. Some bad. But this movie? This movie was of a different variety. A variety you had to ask, "WHY? Who thought this was a good idea? Why was this approved? OH GOD! THIS MOVIE ISN'T GONNA END?! WHY CAN'T THIS MOVIE END? OH GOD! I PAID FOR THIS MOVIE! I PAID FOR THIS MOVIE!!
Sorry, I'm still haunted by my viewing of this film. So yeah. This abomination of a film was our #2 and runner-up to the most maddening moment of the year. But let's face it. How can this movie even compete with our #1? The moment that drove you so very mad.
The MOST MADDENING MOMENT OF 2017 is...
Secret Empire: The Event That Wouldn't End - 46 Votes
How does Marvel top last year's Most Maddening of the Year? By recapturing it with yet another horrific event. Just when you thought the levels of Civil War II couldn't be topped, Secret Empire lets us know from the very beginning to hold it's beer by starting with #0 as well.. then a FCD comic. Then the actual #1. Then the delays hit. Then the overpricing on some issues. GODDAMIT THIS EVENT!
And thru it all the event dragged on for what felt like an entire year (it was only four months not counting all the build-up or aftermath which would make it more than a year), and fans of the company just want to forget the nightmare.
So there you have it. The moments that drove you mad with furious anger and probably demanding righteous fury. Me? I will still be here collecting these moments. For once more at the end of this year to settle WHAT WAS THE MOST MADDENING MOMENT OF THE YEAR!!!
Until next time folks...