Written by Jude Terror
on Thursday, July 18 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
Did Avatar's puppet site Bleeding Cool encourage Justin Jordan to walk off Superboy and take a job at Avatar instead?
Source: Bleeding Cool
Despite all the attention being focused on San Diego Comic Con, DC Comics still managed to cause The Outhouse to update its Has DC Done Something Stupid Today counter when they apparently drove rising indie star Justin Jordan off Superboy. We assumed that, with the convention kicking off, DC was trying to perform the publicity equivalent of putting a scratch in your brand new car the day that you get it so that you can stop being paranoid about damaging it. Instead, it turns out that the entire situation might be much more insidious.
It was no surprise to find an article on Bleeding Cool by chief rumormonger and industry scallywag Rich Johnston boasting about having broken the story on Jordan's departure. What we didn't expect was that the article would announce that Jordan would soon begin work on Crossed, a horror title from Avatar Press, who the Outhouse can exclusively reveal is the parent company of Bleeding Cool, which we know to be true because Bleeding Cool is the only website that actually covers Avatar news, and also because they freely admit it all the time and it's not really a secret!!! Minds = blown!
So was this planned all along? Did Avatar offer Jordan a job just to get him to walk off a DC book so that Bleeding Cool could report on it? Does Avatar even actually publish comics, or is it just a front? Has anyone ever read an Avatar book, or do we just take Bleeding Cool's word they exist? Is Rich Johnston a space alien with a bad attitude, a British accent, dashing good lucks, and a supernatural talent for hunting down comic book rumors and gossip, sort of like a young Cary Elwes crossed with The Predator?
Probably not. But we'll be damned if Johnston is gonna milk this for two articles while we only publish one.
Stay tuned to the Outhouse for more wild theories and unfounded accusations.
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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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