The Marvel editor shows off his vocabulary in a new interview with USA Today.
Source: USA Today
During an interview with USA Today, Marvel editor used the word 'phantasmagoria' while describing Bryan Hitch's art in the Age of Ultron. "[Hitch's art is] this big visual phantasmagoria that will really put you down in this world and make you feel the devastation and destruction," Brevoort said.
The word impressed many USA Today readers, most of whom had never heard of the word before the article. "That's a fantastic word," said businessman Jerry Parks, who read the article while eating a complimentary breakfast at the Marriott hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado. "It's like an orgasm in my mouth.
Brevoort's use of the word, which Merriam Webster defines as "a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection, or assemblage", also settles a thirty year bet made by Brevoort and his high school English teacher Mr. Erdback, who bet that Brevoort would one day use one of several borderline non-sensical descriptive nouns in the real world.
"The second USA Today asked me about Bryan's art, I knew I had to describe it as phantasmagoric," Brevoort said in an imaginary interview with the Outhouse. "I'll be sending Mr. Erdback $5 when I get back to the office."
The only downside to Breevort's quote is that the use of the word phantasmagoria overshadowed the rest of the interview. No one can quite remember if anything else of note was said. "I think the interview was about the Age of Cyborgs, or something like that," said local nerd Benjamin Cleaver. "But more importantly, I finally got a girl to go out with me after I described her hair as phantasmagoric. Thanks, Mr. Brevoort!"
To see phantasmagoria in it's full, unfiltered glory, be sure to read the USA Today article.