Cheerful song broke out in the fictional country of Munchkinland upon hearing the news that Frank Cho would be no longer be drawing Wonder Woman variant covers after six issues, according to a report on Frank Cho news network BleedingCool.com. "Ding dong, the witch is dead! The witch is dead! The witch is dead!" sang many of the country's residents in spontaneous celebration. The Oz region had long been terrorized by Cho's endless beating to death of an unfunny "outrage" joke and victim complex over people not appreciating his trolling art, which had been likened to being attacked by a flock of flying monkeys, a comparison far more apt than the one saying a corporation asking a work-for-hire employee to make changes to commercial art is "censorship."
The news was first announced by the Good Witch Glinda, who sometimes goes by the name Rich Johnston. "Come out, come out, wherever you are," said the witch, "and meet the young artist who fell from a star. He fell from the sky. He fell very far. Censorship, he says, is the name of the star. Pip pip."
"Censorship, he says, is the name of the star," affirmed the Munchkins, referring to the Cho's butthurt missive to Bleeding Cool (reprinted below). "Pip pip!"
"As Coroner, I thoroughly examined [Frank Cho's career]," said Munchkinland's resident coroner, George Marston. "And Frank Cho's tenure on Wonder Woman is not only merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead."
"Hooray!" said the assembled crowd.
"Just like the outrage joke has been for years," Marston added.
The fanbase began to celebrate and parade throughout the city, introducing themselves as they went. "We represent the Lollipop Guild," said one group, referring to fans of Wonder Woman supporting character Etta Candy.
"We represent the Lullaby League," said another group, the tired fans who are sick of hearing about Frank Cho's antics in clickbait articles on comics news sites.
Frank Cho then departed Munchkinland in the company of Geoff Johns, a straw man who lacked a brain, Dan Didio, a tin man without a heart, and Jim Lee, a lion who had no courage to evolve his drawing style.
Munchkinland had long complained about Cho's covers, which have been described as "like a nightmare."
"But it wasn't a dream," explained one reader. "It was a real book, with real variant covers. And you and you and you...and you were there, reading it too. But you couldn't have been could you? No, these were truly terrible covers, and I remember some of it wasn't very nice, but most of it was technically sound -- but just the same all I kept saying to everybody was 'I want to see Wonder Woman covers in 2016 that aren't emphasizing her underwear,' and then he left the book! Doesn't anybody believe me? But anyway, he's gone! Gone. And this is my room, and you're all here and I'm not going to look at a Frank Cho cover ever, ever again, or at least until Bleeding Cool reposts his dumb blog commissions next week. Because I love you all. And... Oh Outhousers! There's no place like home!"
All the problem lies with Greg Rucka.
EVERYONE loves my Wonder Woman covers and wants me to stay. Greg Rucka is the ONLY one who has any problem with covers. Greg Rucka has been trying to alter and censor my artwork since day one.
Greg Rucka thought my Wonder Woman #3 cover was vulgar and showed too much skin, and has been spearheading censorship, which is baffling since my Wonder Woman image is on model and shows the same amount of skin as the interior art, and it's a VARIANT COVER and he should have no editorial control over it. (But he does. WTF?!!!)
I tried to play nice, not rock the boat and do my best on the covers, but Greg's weird political agenda against me and my art has made that job impossible. Wonder Woman was the ONLY reason I came over to DC Comics.
To DC's credit, especially [Art Director] Mark Chiarello, they have been very accommodating. But they are caught between a rock and a hard place.
I just wanted to be left alone and do my Wonder Woman variant covers in peace. But Greg Rucka is in a hostile power trip and causing unnecessary friction over variant covers.