Stephen Wacker is the editor behind books such as Geoff Johns' Hawkman, 52, the Brand New Day/Big Time eras of Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, Brian Bendis' Guardians of the Galaxy, Mark Waid's Daredevil, Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel, and countless other books. When he's not editing comics, he can typically be found online, fighting on the front line against whiny fanboys all over the Internet.
In addition to editing so many critically acclaimed books, Wacker, along with Waid, are actually partially responsible for the success of The Outhouse. It was Wacker's leaving DC in the midst of publishing 52, whiny fanboys on the Newsarama message boards calling him unprofessional, Waid threatening the fans in Wacker's defense, and the fans calling for Waid to be sued for his threats that prompted Outhouse Webmaster Jude Terror to sign up for a Newsarama forum account (in order to call the fans babies).
Six year later, The Outhouse's snark initiative was born with Terror as one of its key figures - if not for Steve Wacker, that might never have happened. Conversely, Terror would have likely spent a lot more time over the past six years with his family and children, but hey, can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.
In any case, things are about to change. Bleeding Cool is reporting that Wacker will be moving to California to take up a position in Marvel Animation. While it's not known exactly what his new role will be, it's believed that he'll no longer be part of Marvel's editing team.
In an exclusive, totally fictional interview with the Outhouse, Wacker talked about some of the new perks of his new position. "I'm really looking forward to going on the internet and viciously attacking anyone who complains about Marvel cartoons," Wacker said. "People have had a lot of criticism for shows like Ultimate Spider-Man, and I can't wait to bully them on message boards and social media."
Wacker explained that he didn't expect berating fans of Marvel cartoons to be any more difficult than berating fans of their comics. "It might be even easier, to tell the truth," he elaborated. "About 90% of the audience of comics are fat, 45 year old virgins, whereas in cartoons, they make up only maybe 60%, with the rest being small children."
"ProTip: If you don't like it, you don't have to watch it, you sad little shit!" Wacker typed into Twitter, responding to a nine year old fan who had tweeted that a recent episode of Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H. had made her sad, adding the hashtag #SantasNotReal.
We look forward to his battles with the Marvel animation fanbase and suggest he looks at 4chan, where people regularly whine about how Ultimate Spider-Man doesn't live up to the departed Superior Spider-Man series.