In the cutthroat world of comics "journalism," reporters can't just sit around and wait for the news to happen. We have to make the news happen, whatever the cost. And in an internet click economy that incentivizes quantity over quality, there's nothing more important than having a few good sources that are always good for a salacious clickbait headline to drive page views on a slow news day. Be it a comic book creator whose Twitter feed is a veritable wellspring of clickbait article material, a topic that readers just can't seem to get enough of even if an article contains virtually no actual new substance, an evergreen source of never-ending controversy, or, if you are a website like ComicBook.com, the Popeye's f**king chicken sandwich, every website benefits from finding a few of these and mining them for content throughout the year.
Some websites are ashamed of what they have to do to pay the bills, but not us here at Bleeding Cool. We celebrate our clickbait heroes, and that's why, on this holy day of Clickmas, we're launching the first annual Bleeding Cool Clickmas Savior Award. Throughout Clickmas Day, we're going to post our nominees for the 2019 Clickmas Savior Award, and then at the end we'll let you vote on them to let us know which one you want to see us continue to create endless clickbait articles about in the coming year. Well, let's not kid ourselves, we're going to continue making clickbait articles about all of them, but we still want to know which one you like the best.
In the true spirit of Clickmas, we're going to be posting one article for each nominee and then one additional article for the voting, and finally, one more article to reveal the results of the voting, in order to garner the maximum number of clicks. So keep checking back all Clickmas Day and refreshing the front page to see all of the nominees, because it's not like you ought to be spending time with your families or anything like that. Certainly, they aren't going to have a poll for you to vote in, and so what good are they anyway?
The first nominee for the inaugural Clickmas Savior Award is… The Snyder Cut of Justice League!
First we seize on whatever the latest development in the saga of hardcore Zack Snyder fans trying to convince Warner Bros to release the Snyder Cut of Justice League is. Then we talk about Justice League bombing at the box office. Jon Berg paying the ultimate price. Alleged fake feminist Joss Whedon promising to stay true to Zack Snyder's Vision but then going back on his word to replace all of Snyder's badass superman scenes with scenes where Cyborg says "booyah." Then we point out that the colloquial term for hardcore fans of Zack Snyder is "Snyderbronies." It's a tried and true formula, and it guarantees the clicks every time.
Sure, it would be nice to see the Snyder Cut of Justice League actually released. Honestly, the Snyderbronies deserve it for sticking with it for so long. But on the other hand, this thing has been going strong for years and the click potential has only grown stronger, and we kind of hope Warner Bros keeps being dicks about for a few more years, at least until we're wealthy enough in clicks to retire, because, frankly, the loss of the Snyder Cut as a clickbait article topic would make our job significantly harder.
So release the Snyder Cut, Warner Bros… but take your time with it. We've got article quotas to fill here.
Keep checking back all day as we reveal all nine nominees for the 2019 Bleeding Cool Clickmas Savior Award. Merry Clickmas to all, and to all a good night!