Blog readers were stunned this morning when an article about comic books appeared on The Beat. Written by Contributing Editor Torsten Adair, the article "Looking Sideways Into the Future: What I Noticed in Comics in 2013 and the Years Ahead" was an excellent, thoughtful, and well-reasoned examination of the year in review, how it impacted both comics creators and readers, and what the future might hold.
Totally made up sources tell us that this shocking departure from The Beat's regular coverage, (which mostly consists of updates from Editor-In-Chief Heidi MacDonald on the status of her computer, the New York City-centric Comics Art Brooklyn, and obscure cartoonists you've never heard of, and will probably never read unless they get hired by Marvel or DC) is the result of a non-violent attempted coup by Adair and other Beat staffers.
"I like the change," said a long-time comics reader, when asked for comment. "Every time I go to The Beat, I end up feeling bad because all I want to see are more of Power Girl's boobs, and they say that's wrong. Or I get bored because all they're talking about are sales numbers, and distribution, and the synergy between comic books and social justice. So, I hope they'll talk more about comics and also Power Girl's boobs."
Adair and the other Beat staffers did not comment before press time, because we didn't bother to contact them. But our totally made up sources tell us that more content change is to come, including new variations of The Beat's popular holiday series, beginning with 31 Days of Arbor Day.
More to come...
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Elf With a Gun appeared in several Marvel comics of the 70s and 80s, most notably harassing The Defenders and Spider-Man, before being abducted by Steve Gerber for use as a foil against Destroyer Duck. After wandering the wastelands of Forgotten Comic Character Limbo, he hitched a ride on the ThanosCopter and now resides at the Outhouse, bringing his snark, elf hat, pointy shoes, and very big gun to a new generation of comic readers. His Give-A-Fuck quotient is stuck at zero.
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