Fourteen years ago, from the ashes of Newsarama's demise, the Outhouse was born. We went from a simple two forum page, with the ugliest look you've ever seen (Seriously, it was green letters on a blue background. Our eyes died a little every day), and built a community of random comic and pop culture fans into a real family. In that time, we've implemented a front page, expanded our forums, absorbed BludNet and it's community into our own. We've tried our hands at traditional comic journalism, and learned it's crap. So we invented our own style of comic journalism, with a sense of humor, and learned that it might also be crap, but dammit it was fun! We've never won an Eisner, or had our own yacht, but we DID get blacklisted by one of the Big Two, so we got that going for us.
Personally, the time we've been here in the Outhouse helped me get through some of the toughest in my life. The site really began right around the time my marriage was ending. I went through our separation, our divorce, depression, eventually getting married and having a kid, all with my family of fellow Outhousers supporting me. I can never thank all of you enough, personally, both for what you've done for myself, and what you've done for the community we created together.
Unfortunately, though, all good things must come to an end. It has come to a point where the simple act of keeping the website afloat is no longer a possibility. The rumors are true, I'm afraid. The Outhouse will be going down for the last time on Friday, February 8th, 2019.
On behalf of the Outhouse staff and extended family, I'd love for everyone reading this to know just how much we appreciate your support and friendship over the last decade and a half. We'd love to have you reminisce with us as we wind things down over the next week, and celebrate all the good memories we'll all treasure forever.
Will this be the end of the Outhouse forever? Who knows. For the forseeable future, the end has come. But this is comics, after all. Does anyone, or anything, truly stay dead forever?
Thank you all. I love you all.
The Lord of the Monkeys,
Everything ends and it's always sad, but everything begins again, too. And that's always happy. Be happy.