The teaser mimics a private communication on a computer terminal screen, an obvious mockery of the people suffering from the devastating effects of the Heartbleed SSL bug.
Source: Press Release
Earlier this week, the internet was torn asunder by the revelation of a serious security flaw in SSL, the technology that is supposed to keep your private data (like passwords and credit card info) safe, which allows hackers virtually unlimited access to your private data. This is a bad thing, because only the NSA, Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, ComicsBeat, SnapChat, Amazon, Microsoft, Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, PornTube, and any website with a "Which My Little Pony Character Are You" quiz are supposed to have that kind of access. It's a pretty big deal.
But Image Comics doesn't care about that, because they just released a new teaser for the comic SUPREME which appears to be mocking internet users and server admins affected by the bug. Just look at this:
On the surface, it appears to be little more than a hastily photoshopped JPEG with references to characters associated with SUPREME, the Rob Liefeld comic that saw contributions from such 90s industry luminaries as Alan Moore and the equally gifted Pedram Shohadai (I texted Pedi to ask if he was planning on getting in on some of this reboot action, to which he cryptically responded, "Ha." Shrewd move, Pedi). However, a closer examination reveals that Image is taunting people affected by Heartbleed, as we are "intercepting" the above private communication from the ultimate bunker within the structure of universal time.
Not cool, Image.
The Outhouse will update you when the publisher apologizes for being insensitive jerks.
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