Source: Press Release
Marvel has been pumping out a lot of teasers lately, pushing the blogosphere to its limits trying to find something to write about them other than "here's another teaser from Marvel with a couple of words on a black background ZZZZZZZZZZZZ." It seems that Marvel's relentless assault upon the media is pushing the publisher to its limits too, as they have now begun, as far as we can tell, just making up the names of the creative teams on the teased books.
The latest teaser, featuring the word OVERDRIVE, advertises Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore as the creative team, and The Outhouse polled multiple Marvel Comics readers, known as the twenty-seventh most cosmopolitan group in all of fandom, to confirm that none of them have heard of either creator. A quick Google search indicates that Smith may or may not be a manga (a Japanese form of pornography) creator responsible for a book called Peepo Choo, which is presumably about a train that has to go to the bathroom, and Image Comics' website claims that Moore is an artist on Luther Strode. However, it's possible that Image is in collusion with Marvel, as everyone in the industry profits from the existence of more people named "Moore," because you never known when one of them will produce a seminal work that can be converted into branded kitchen appliances.
Peepo Choo, a "manga" character allegedly created by possibly fictional person Felipe Smith. The premise of the character is that he needs to urinate badly, but cannot because he is a train.
Marvel tried a similar tactic last year when they launched the series Avengers Arena with another unknown creator named Dennis Hopeless, who turned out to actually be Gail Simone in disguise. That gambit proved to be wildly successful, as the wholesale slaughter of beloved teen characters reaped an endless supply of feels from Tumblr, making the series a top seller. We'll keep you updated on the ongoing investigation, unless our email server is overwhelmed by the six hundred or so additional teasers Marvel is likely to send out before the end of the week.
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