Disney invites creepy, aging comic book geeks to play online games with young children.
Disney, what are you thinking?! Club Penguin is touted by Disney as a fun and safe environment for children to interact online. The service allows kids to create Penguin characters in a virtual world and interact and play games and stuff. Safety is one of the prime directives of the service, providing a place where parents can be sure that their children are interacting with other children, and not, you know, sexual predators. So we are wondering if Disney has really thought this through, as comic book fandom is nothing if not a breeding ground for sexual predators. I mean, have you seen some of the threads on this very forum, where grown men regularly oogle drawings of cartoon teenagers? Couple that with the fact that comic book fans will engage in any activity, no matter how inappropriate, if you slap some superhero branding on it. Yeah, this isn't going to end well.
The Marvel superhero takeover of Club Penguin starts June 14th.
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Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror
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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. Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work. Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.
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