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CBR Willing to Publish Literally Anything; Takes Bendis Joke as "Hint" of Second Iron Man Series

Written by Jude Terror on Thursday, July 30 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

CBR Willing to Publish Literally Anything; Takes Bendis Joke as

Today's headlines may cause you to lose all hope in humanity.

Source: CBR

Proving that, for today at least, they will publish absolutely anything that is even remotely related to comic book news, Eisner Award winning website Comic Book Resources posted an article headlined "Bendis Hints at Second "Iron Man" Series, Debuts Pichelli Variant." The "hint" is taken from a Tumblr post from "The Great One" Brian Bendis in which Bendis quips that sales of Invincible Iron Man are going so well, he may have to launch another Iron Man series:


Bendis is referring to a recent article on ComicBook.com, a website run by former Marvel PR guy James Viscardi, which praised the number of retailer orders for the upcoming series. Of course, Iron Man regularly has about 35,000 readers, so it's unlikely that more than 75% of the books will actually find their way into the hands of people who will actually read it. Instead, the issues will be bought by speculators and over-ordered by retailers to obtain incentive variant covers that they can sell for inflated prices on eBay.

Variant covers like the Sara Pichelli one posted by Bendis:



You know what, I would buy that, just because it looks like Tony Stark is sporting a (tiny) boner through his armor. Put that in your headlines, comic book media!

Bleeding Cool lead rumormonger Rich Johnston also reported on the Bendis non-story, but when asked for comment, he responded, "Oi'm Rich Johnston, what do you expect?" putting the matter to rest.


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