Apparently Bleeding Cool's chief rumormonger Rich Johnston has never heard the phrase "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas," because Johnston has just published an article over at Bleeding Cool spilling all kinds of beans on what Marvel was up to in Sin City this weekend, along with photos from controversial retailer Dennis Barger Jr.'s Facebook page. Like a creepy stalker on his ex-girlfriend's profile, Johnston right-click-saved the following photos. Then he posted them on Bleeding Cool and offered an interpretation of their meaning.
Let's follow Johnston's logic:
Marvel is planning a super-mega-crossover-event for May. Ok, we're with you so far, Uncle Rich.
Jonathan Hickman's Avengers books will jump forward in time eight months, similar to DC's Five Years Later gimmick (but presumably with less cyborg death spiders. All of this makes sense so far.
Time Runs Out sees everything Jonathan Hickman has been building towards comes to a close and will affect the entire Marvel company across the board, forcing them to do something the company has never done in its 75 years.
Could that be a Reboot Universe?
Wait, what?! How do you get that from that? Everything Marvel has ever done, they claim will affect the entire Marvel publishing line, touch it in ways its never been touched before, and shatter the Marvel Universe to its very foundations. It's Marvel's boilerplate marketing hype.
Axel Alonso: "Hey guys, I'm going out for a sandwich. Anyone want anything?"
Tom Brevoort: "I'm kinda hungry. What are you having?"
Axel Alonso: "A MEATBALL SUB THAT WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE FOREVER!!!"
Tom Brevoot: "I'll have two."
It seems like Johnston may be reaching a bit on this one, is all we're saying. But hey, if anything remotely similar happens in the next five years, Johnston can claim YOU HEARD IT AT BLEEDING COOL FIRST, which is his version of Marvel's Meatball Sub. Luckily, The Outhouse has a scoop of our own. A new video game on the way for the Nintendo Entertainment System this Summer:
Rich Johnston Jumps to Conclusions
Update: Rich Johnston contacted us through the comments of this article to supplement our dilligent and factual reporting. Here's what he had to say:
Oi, Outhousers! Oi'm not basin me report on Dennis' photos, Oi ain't, though he did offer them to BC. They illustrate the report, they do! They are not the basis of the report. That came from the rest of the presentation. Pip pip!