Bleeding Cool is reporting that Alex Segura is leaving DC to work for Archie Comics, choosing to stay in New York City instead of moving to Burbank. This marks the second time Segura has left DC to go to Archie in the past few years.
Bleeding Cool's chief rumormonger and lovable Dickensian orphan Rich Johnston noted in his article that Segura will finally be allowed to talk to Johnston once he leaves DC, noting that he longs to "hear the sound of his voice again." It's a sweet sentiment for Valentines Day, and we hope these two kids can get back together again. We'll also note that Johnston specifically mentions "hearing" Segura's voice, which does not exclude text-based conversations, which, along with Johnston's allusions to a romantic relationship with Segura, conclusively proves that Segura is Johnston's DC source who leaked the news of the Burbank move and other big DC stories to Bleeding Cool.
Segura wrote for Newsarama before getting a job at DC, where he famously blacklisted The Outhouse by inviting intrepid Outhouse reporter Zechs to a secret backroom meeting where he informed Zechs that he would not be allowed to interview any DC talent until The Outhouse stopped writing satirical articles that made fun of DC. While we certainly understood the sentiment, the wiser thing to do with a website whose sardonic criticism you don't appreciate would probably be to simply ignore them, like Marvel does to this day. The publicity from the blacklisting led to an unprecedented level of success for The Outhouse, especially after we began trolling DC even more with the Has DC Done Something Stupid Today? counter website.
The Outhouse wishes Alex Segura the best in his future endeavors, and we welcome Segura to get us blacklisted from Archie Comics so we can rise to new heights of popularity in the future.