A couple of days ago, Bleeding Cool pointed out how MarvelTVNews was posting fabricated information in order to attack Marvel, picked up by many other websites, and linked them to one online individual, Nabil, who has made it a mission to attack the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. To the extent that, on Twitter, Joe Quesada asked him to stop and just not watch the show, and he promised that he would.
MarvelTVNews responded to the article “The Boy Who Hated Spider-Man” in part by saying “Strugler, whom his real name is Nabil, is a friendly person who allowed us to publish his reviews from comicbookmovie. HE IS NOT RUNNING THIS SITE. We took some reviews he wrote and published them here, with his consent.”
And while, as of two days ago, they made their domain registration details “private”, a domain name history check reveals the original information is still there. I have however removed Nabil’s surname as he requested.
Domain: marveltvnews.com – Whois History
Cache Date: 2012-05-12
Registrar: FASTDOMAIN, INC.
Domain Name: MARVELTVNEWS.COM
Created on…………..: 2012-05-11 10:34:08 GMT
Expires on…………..: 2013-05-11 10:34:08 GMT
Last modified on……..: 2012-05-11 10:34:08 GMT
Registrant Info: (FAST-17805538)
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rabat, NA 1000
Last modified: 2012-05-11 10:34:08 GMT
Nabil sent me a number of emails on the night along the lines of the following;
ARE YOU NOT GOING TO REMOVE NY FULL REAL NAME FROM THAT ARTICLE OF YOURS????
I DO NOT OWN MARVEL TV NEWS. I DO NOT WRITE FOR THEM, AND I AM NOT A FANATIC LITTLE BOY WHO HAS ENOUGH TIME TO WAGE A WAR AGAINST A FREAKING CARTOON!
REMOVE MY NAME AT ONCE, OR YOU WILL HEAR FROM MY LAWYER
I asked him a few questions, he told me;
I don’t have to explain anything to you but anyways, the owner of Marveltvnews, whom i won’t mention his name until he chooses to make it public, lives in Morocco where not everyone has a credit card that can work online. So as his friend, and someone who owns couple websites, he asked me to get him a site with credit card info and i got paid for it. And that was it! Which by the way is not the only website i SOLD to friends and people i know here in Morocco, that’s how i make extra cash. The only mistake i did was not make the domain info private, like i do with sites i sold before.
Now, i will transfer this e-mail to the dude who runs marveltvnews and he is free to answer you, reveal his name, or not.
But again, blaming me for the world crisis is NOT professional journalism. I knew about the Loeb facebook account before it was even mentioned on forums and marveltvnews. Why would i create one and tell people to attack it?? It does not make any sense!
And also, why did i watch Ultimate Spider-man after i told Joe i will not LOL seriously? So Quesada is some sort of God that i will anger by not keeping my promise to him ? LOL rest assured Rich i have more things to do than watch a retarded show.
You can keep the article if you feel i am lying douchebag that’s your choice, but you could remove my last name don’t you think so ? at least you will be sure you are not ruining someone’s reputation by just having a hunch no ?
Note that he confirms that he’s lied to Joe Quesada. What I feel about the situation has suddenly become immaterial… and he’s certainly not an unconnected as the MarvelTVNews statement tried to make out.
But it is possible that he registered it for a Moroccan friend, though the syntax of what he writes matches MarvelTVNews’s style rather well. Other sites of his (that, by the way, are laid out in exactly the same fashion and are also registered through Fat Cow) list a different address in their registration documents. Hadoken.net and tmntlair.com are registered to;
1715 Brighton Dr.
Carrollton, Texas 75007
Which you can check yourself. Still. Basically, even if MarvelTVNews and Nabil are not the same person, they are intrinsically linked and following the same mission. They must have been quite pleased when so many websites reprinted their fabricated evidence. However it turned out to be their undoing…