News With Benefits

Why let facts get in the way of a good story? News with Benefits is just like the actual news, but more interesting because it’s embellished. Yes, it may feature made-up quotes, wrong assertions, and completely baseless speculation, but in a way, isn’t that more honest than the shameless buttkissing and corporate shillery you often find in the “real” news? Don’t answer that.

News with Benefits was pioneered at toilet-themed comic book news and opinion website TheOuthousers.com, which is sadly now defunct, but its stench lives on thanks to the support of your clicks and outraged comments.


Marvel to Relaunch Voices Podcast with New #1 Issue Comic Book

Now Marvel’s Voices Podcast Gets a New #1 Issue

If there’s one thing the folks over at Marvel love, it’s relaunching their comic books with new #1 issues. Unfortunately, there are only so many comics to relaunch and Marvel has apparently run out. Around the Marvel offices, we imagine, there were a lot of really sad faces as Marvel editorial staff sat around without […]


Former Green Lantern Writer Ponders Nature of Silver Surfer’s Penis

Former Green Lantern Writer Ponders Nature of Silver Surfer’s Penis

Justin Jordan is the co-creator of Luther Strode and past writer of DC Comics including Superboy, Deathstroke, and more, but his most relevant experience for this article’s purpose was serving as writer of Green Lantern: New Guardians as part of DC Comics’ Nu52 relaunch. Though Jordan has not written any Marvel cosmic titles, his experience […]

Mongul to Poop on Earth in February's Superman #20?

Mongul to use Earth as a Toilet in February’s Superman #20

Once you’ve gone down the shocking road of having Superman reveal his secret identity to the world, where do you go from there? It’s a dilemma facing DC Comics and writer “The Great One” Brian Bendis in this February’s Superman #20. Just as Marvel Comics has been forced to resort to storylines about Wolverine having […]

Disney Has Chance to Fix Han/Greedo Scene in Star Wars for Disney+, Makes It Worse Instead

Star Wars: The Strange Meaning Behind Greedo’s “Maclunkey” Explained

Earlier this week, Bleeding Cool reported on the most recent edit to the controversial scene at the Mos Eisley Cantina between Han Solo and Greedo in Star Wars. Over the years the scene has been edited multiple times. Originally, Han shot first, killing Greedo before he could take a shot at Han. In subsequent edits, […]



Marvel Reveals Final Wolverine Logo, Calling Everything We Know Into Question

Did Marvel Censor the New Wolverine Logo Because We Were Too Close to the Truth?

Marvel Comics has unveiled the final version of the new Wolverine logo on the cover of February’s Wolverine #1, and it features some major changes from the preview we saw of the logo last month. Designer Tom Muller first posted what appeared to be the in-progress logo back in October. Nothing to see here. pic.twitter.com/cSC25FxksH […]

Disney Has Chance to Fix Han/Greedo Scene in Star Wars for Disney+, Makes It Worse Instead

Disney Has Chance to Fix Star Wars’ Han/Greedo Scene for Disney+, Makes It Worse Instead

The technical difficulties plaguing the launch day of Disney’s new Disney+ streaming service aren’t the biggest controversy of the day, and neither is the fact that the service does not feature the original Muppet Babies cartoon (even though that should be all people are talking about). Instead, the biggest and probably strangest decision Disney made […]


Jonathan Hickman Doesn't Believe in a Major Part of the Comic Book Industry

Jonathan Hickman Doesn’t Believe in a Major Part of the Comic Book Industry

Jonathan Hickman is an unconventional writer who doesn’t follow the norms. For example, where other writers might write a six-issue series to relaunch the X-Men, Hickman takes the same amount of story and makes it twelve issues. Where other writers might believe that comic books should contain comics, Hickman believes they should contain pages upon […]


Bad Boy of Comics Donny Cates Reveals Marvel Has Big Plans for Bats the Ghost Dog

Fires of Passion Still Burn After Marriage of Donny Cates and Megan Hutchison

For many couples, so long after tying the knot, the fires of romance could fade like a distant memory, but that’s not the case for comics’ it couple Donny Cates and Megan Hutchison. Despite getting married nearly a full week ago, Cates’s passion remains as strong as ever, with the global entertainment superstar, fashion icon, […]


Getting Marvel's Money's Worth with Conan 2099 [Improbable Previews]

Getting Marvel’s Money’s Worth with Conan 2099 #1 [Improbable Previews]

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they’re saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are […]

Improbable Previews: A Dark Fate for Ghost Rider 2099

A Dark Fate for Ghost Rider 2099 #1 [Improbable Previews]

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they’re saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are […]

Will (SPOILER)'s Death Have Consequences? Teen Titans #30 Preview

Who Had the Better Marvel Death This Week: Wolverine or Conan? [Spoilers]

Death in the Marvel Universe is nothing if not fleeting, but two series have spent the better part of the past year truly savoring the moment: Dead Man Logan, a 12-issue maxi-series whose entire purpose was to kill off Old Man Logan now that the return of the original Wolverine has made him redundant, and […]

Does the Possible New Wolverine Logo Confirm a Long-Running Fan Theory?

Does the Possible New Wolverine Logo Confirm a Long-Running X-Men Fan Theory?

Designer Tom Muller, responsible for the design on all of the X-Men comics since HoXPoX started and into the Dawn of X, unveiled a snippet of what may be the new logo for Wolverine. Wolverine will star in a new solo series from writer Benjamin Percy and artists Adam Kubert and Victor Bogdanovic starting this […]


Donny Cates Takes Over Thor in 2020 with Nic Klein and Matt Wilson

Donny Cates Takes Over Thor in 2020 with Nic Klein and Matt Wilson

As all of New York Comic Con collectively gasped with pleasure, Marvel Comics announced that global entertainment superstar and fashion icon Donny Cates will take over as the new writer of Thor at the Next Big Thing panel. Cates’ dream has always been to write Venom and Thor, just as its been all of our […]