Tragedy struck the comic book journalism community on Tuesday when CBR Managing Editor Albert Ching reportedly burned a tuna casserole while penning an article about Seth Rogen's plans to adapt Garth Ennis and Darrick Robertson's "The Boys" for television. According to the article, Rogen and his creative partner Eric Kripke, who also worked together on the Preacher adaptation, are currently shopping The Boys around, looking for a network to pick it up. The tuna casserole used a recipe found on the back of a can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, and did indeed utilize the optional two tablespoons of chopped pimientos.
As we learned from the article, The Boys is a comic about "a team of superpowered CIA operatives tasked with keeping reckless superheroes under control," which was published by DC Comics for six issues until DC dropped the title for being "anti-superhero." However, it is unknown what happened after that, because Ching was forced to stop writing his article mid-sentence when multiple smoke alarms went off in his house, alerting Ching that his precious casserole was on fire.
"I spent several hours making that casserole," a teary-eyed Ching told The Outhouse while dousing the ruined, still-smoking dish with a fire extinguisher. "I used my best tuna."
At press time, Ching was reportedly considering going back to work and finishing the article, though he has not been mentally cleared by CBR grief counsellors for his culinary loss. We'll keep you updated.