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Comics Smackdown! Round Three: Patrick Zircher vs. The World

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, May 09 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Comics Smackdown! Round Three: Patrick Zircher vs. The World

Patrick Zircher takes on all comers in defense of The New 52: Future's End!

Source: The Twitter

Remember the other day, when Mark Waid called Future’s End “the New52est New52 comic E-V-E-R,” which New 52 creative team members Dan Jurgens and Patrick Zircher immediately and somewhat ironically recognized as an insult? Well, since then, Zircher has embarked on a crusade to fight back against that fabled anti-DC bias conspiracy that Brett Booth told us is a thing in fandom and the comics media. Zircher’s strategy is two-pronged. With one fist of fury, he retweets anything positive anyone says about Future’s End, and with the other, he yells at fans or calls them virgins. I’m going to focus on that second part for this article.

However, I do want readers to understand that Zircher tweets a lot. He interacts with fans, he gives advice and tips on drawing, he participates in conversations, he jokes around. The man is a tweeting machine, and I don’t want to imply that he’s just unleashing rants upon critics all day long. Just… a lot over the past few days. :)

Let’s start with this:





Indeed. It would give us enough material for a year’s worth of articles!




Zircher wants you to know that beautiful women like Future’s End, and only fat, stereotypical nerds like Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons hate DC:




How did Zircher find that private photo of me?!

But things didn’t really get going until Zircher started calling out colleagues. which got the attention of one Gail Simone…


























































So things were pretty civil to this point, but as Zircher started to get into it with Simone’s fans, that’s when business started to pick up. Note that, at some point, Zircher seems to have deleted some tweets, but you can get the gist of it by following the context:




















At this point, we’re gonna break two arguments off into different threads to make it easier to follow. Here’s the first:



And the other one:

















Let’s pull these threads back together as the wheels start to come off this thing.






I think the deleted tweets occurred around here, as Simone is clearly arguing with Zircher, but Twitter can’t find any of Zircher’s responses:








Alright then. Back to this:





More deleted tweets appear to occur around here.






The deleted tweets get referenced again here:



When people automatically assume your Co-Publisher is calling fans insane on Twitter, what does that say about the public perception of your company? Just saying’.



If anyone has screenshots, we’d love to see ‘em. :)










Ya think?




(NOTE: We blurred the name of one of the fans at her request.)

So what do you think? Is Zircher right? Are fans overly critical? Or are creators to sensitive to criticism? Somewhere in between? Post your thoughts below.


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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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