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It’s an odd thing anymore, to be surprised by a comic book. It’s even stranger when the surprise comes well after (ok, maybe a half an hour) one has finished reading said comic, but that is exactly what happened after I finished Greg Rucka (Queen & Country, Punisher, Gotham Central) and Toni Fejzula’s (Cthulhu) new Dark Horse comic, Veil…
` When Tim Gibson contacted The Outhouse, right before the release of Moth City #5, and asked us to review his comic, Ol’ Jude Terror asked himself the obvious question: what the hell is this guy thinking? Sure, an endorsement from The Outhouse is highy sought after because we hate pretty much everything, so when we say we like a comic, you know it’s gotta be good. On the other hand, if the comic stinks… well, let’s just say, there is such a thing as bad publicity.
So I passed the request along to fine folks on the Outhouse Review Team, but, most likely due to the fact that this style of digital comic, where the same page is shown over and over with panels or dialog altered to create a sense of animation, translates into roughly eight billion skillion “pages” for a single issue when compiled into PDF form, nobody ended up reviewing it. Still, Tim Gibson was undeterred by our (accidental) refusal to cover his book, and he contacted us again with the release of issue #6. At this point, I had no choice to believe that either Tim Gibson is some kind of masochist who wanted us to mock him relentlessly, or his book is really that damn good…
` Outhouse staffers rejoiced a few weeks ago when Marvel announced the end of Wolverine and the X-Men, a book that singlehandedly brought the X-Men franchise to its knees with mediocre humor, nonsensical stupid plotlines and a undercurrent of hypocrisy that would make the Republican Party proud. Of course, like every book Marvel cancels nowadays, it’s back, and it looks to be as crappy as ever.