Greg Capullo was none too pleased after Rich Johnston published a "slightly awkward" story about Capullo from Baltimore Comic Con.
Source: The Internets
Internet hilarity ensued this weekend when Rich Jonston published a story about Greg Capullo's behavior at a panel at Baltimore Comic Con. Johnston, who is a confirmed "wuss," pulled the story from Bleeding Cool, but ComicBookResources is reporting the following events from the panel, which promoted Zero Month and the yearlong success of the Nu52:
On the upcoming Joker story arc, Capullo said little, but teased the crowd by saying that he had pictures of the Joker on his phone and offered to show them to those who made an “impression.” He then showed the pictures to a girl who offered her barely dressed cosplay friend as tribute to Capullo, who fixated on getting a glance at the girl's ... well, tush.
Johnston was a little more descriptive in what he printed (now removed), but essentially told the same story:
But other Q&A section of the panel began a young girl in Green Arrow shirt was called on to pose her question. She prefaced it by announcing her desire to see the pictures of The Joker. Capullo prods her on and she ends up offering up her “half-naked friend.”
Capullo asks the girl with the question why she has so many clothes on, a question she bats away because she’s nervous and she really does have a question she wants to ask. Capullo’s response is that she’ll never get any “beads” that way, a Marti Gras reference.
Capullo then asks the friend to stand up, so he can get a better look. She does, but not to his liking. Apparently Capullo is a butt man because he specifically asks to see her booty.
It should be noted that Johnston was not actually at the convention, and the report came from Skip Serbico. Johnston also verified the report with two other sources. In any case, Capullo was displeased, and the following altercation occurred on Twitter:
Capullo: “@Graysonmm: @GregCapullo Sounds like you made quite the stir in Baltimore. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/09/09/ ... lo-moment/ …” inaccurate account. Bleeding cool is done
Capullo: My plan is to slap a defamation of character suit on bleeding unless this is rectified immediately. Time for them is now ticking
Capullo: It's slanted and twisted
Johnston: @GregCapullo Just seen this, happy to rectify. I'll pull the piece, get in touch and we'll talk.” my lawyer will talk 4 me
Capullo: @GregCapullo @richjohnston Dang! Mr. Capullo doesn't play around.” no I do not. My wife was there. She also wants blood from BC
We weren't at the panel either, but, having seen both reports, we're not sure why Capullo has chosen to sue Bleeding Cool and not CBR, since the events seem to be described similarly by both sites. However, The Outhouse can exclusively reveal that we have gotten ahold of the court filings from Capullo for the Bleeding Cool lawsuit, and we can confirm satirically that Capullo is suing Johnston for damages of "one picture of a hot, young cosplayer's ass." Capullo is allegedly willing to settle if Johnston will tweet him a pic of his derriere in a Wonder Girl costume, or "maybe as Catwoman." There is no word yet on whether Johnston will accept the deal, but our sources tell us he has been hitting the gym hard this morning and working on his gluts.