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Thanks to Rich Johnston, Only 10% of CBR Readers Excited for Marvel NOW!

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, July 12 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Thanks to Rich Johnston, Only 10% of CBR Readers Excited for Marvel NOW!

Why, Rich Johnston?! Why do you have to be so AWFUL?!

Source: CBR

The comics industry is in crisis tonight following Bleeding Cool rumormonger Rich Johnston's careless publication of every single one of Marvel's San Diego Comic Con announcements in a series of 1-2 sentence clickbait articles earlier today. Though it was initially expected that Johnston's leaking of Marvel's announcements would cause untold damage to the mainstream comics media due to the lack of Marvel EXXXCLUSIVES to write about in glorified press releases and fawning fluff interviews, no one could have possibly foreseen that the comics industry itself would be in danger of complete collapse. However, that appears to be the case, as a new CBR poll of their readers shows that, out of more than 4500 respondents, only 10% are "excited for the new era of Marvel NOW." Conversely, more than 66% indicated that they are not excited for the relaunch.


While some might argue that the lack of excitement from CBR readers, easily the most easily excited readers in all of fandom, is due to Marvel's nonstop cycle of boring super-mega-crossover events, #1 issue relaunches and reboots, stunt deaths and other gimmicks, and constantly rising price point, the fact is that this is all the fault of Rich Johnston. Just ask Dan Slott:


Maybe if the simple leak of a press release totally undercuts the entire comic, the comic wasn't that good in the first place? Nah...







Dan Slott is literally yelling on Twitter now.




With friendly internet personalities like Dan Slott behaving so cordially on Twitter, one would expect Marvel's fanbase to be more excited than ever for their upcoming relaunch. However, thanks to no good scoundrels like Rich Johnston, all of it is ruined and Marvel will just have to cancel all these books and relaunch their universe again after only 8 issues, a full 4 issues earlier than they had originally planned.

If only there were some way for readers who didn't want to have comics announcements spoiled by Bleeding Cool to avoid reading the website. Wait a minute... could they... not read it?

No, that would be crazy. Hopefully, Dan Slott can yell Rich Johnston off the internet and make the world safe for multinational conglomerates and the sycophantic media outlets that love them again.


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About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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