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.



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 […]

New Youngblood Publisher Trolls Rob Liefeld on Twitter, Wants to Make Him Famous

Terrific Production LLC Wants Volunteers for NYCC Intelligence Gathering

New Youngblood publisher Terrific Production LLC has yet to reveal a creative team, release date, or concept for the launch of any of its comics, but now the company’s famed Twitter account has revealed a possible reason why: to protect this sensitive information from the prying eyes of rival comic book publishers, who Terrific has […]

Donny Cates Receives Three Greatest Birthday Gifts

Donny Cates Receives Three Absolutely Perfect Birthday Gifts

Today is the most important holiday in all of comics! That’s right, it’s the birthday of global entertainment superstar, fashion icon, and former Bleeding Cool reporter Donny Cates. And the Absolute Carnage writer is having a pretty great day, by all accounts. That’s because Cates has received three of the greatest gifts anyone could ask […]

Matthew Rosenberg Says Yes to Donny Cates...

Matthew Rosenberg Says Yes to Donny Cates…

Yesterday, months worth of stalking global entertainment superstar Donny Cates‘ every move and chronicling them in our All Donny, All the Time gossip column, Donny Cates Equals Clicks, finally paid off. After reporting on a romantic gesture wherein the Absolute Carnage writer bought flowers for fiancee Megan Hutchison and then made her dinner “just because,” […]

EXCLUSIVE: Donny Cates and Megan Hutchison to Marry at LUCCA in Wedding of the Century

EXCLUSIVE: Donny Cates and Megan Hutchison to Marry at Lucca in Wedding of the Century

Move over, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle… the real wedding of the century is taking place at the Lucca Comics & Games festival in Italy this Halloween. That’s right, celebrity comics “it” couple Donny Cates and Megan Hutchison have set a date, Cates himself revealed EXCLUSIVELY to Bleeding Cool on Twitter. Cates was following up […]

Donny Cates Needs Your Help For Extremely Important Decision

Donny Cates Sends Fiancée Megan Hutchison Flowers, Makes Dinner “Just Because”

Global entertainment superstar Donny Cates is not just a fashion icon and world-renowned comic book writer of such hit books as Venom and Absolute Carnage, but a smooth romantic operator as well. According to a recent report, Cates send flowers to wife-to-be Megan Hutchison before reportedly making her dinner “just because.” That report came from […]

Donny Cates Doesn't Think Marvel Will Stop Publishing Spider-Man Comics Over Sony Spat

Donny Cates Doesn’t Think Marvel Will Stop Publishing Spider-Man Comics Over Sony Spat

Global entertainment superstar Donny Cates had a reassuring message for Marvel fans concerned about the future of Spider-Man after yesterday’s news that a schism between Disney and Sony has shattered the alliance that led to Spider-Man’s inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Cates, Marvel won’t stop publishing Spider-Man comics any time soon, despite […]

Catesmania: Hundreds Swarm Midtown Comics For Absolute Carnage Signing

Catesmania: Hundreds Swarm Midtown Comics For Absolute Carnage Signing

Global entertainment superstar Donny Cates is the hottest writer in comic, but is he bigger than the Beatles? Based on the turnout for a signing featuring Cates and artist Ryan Stegman for the release of Absolute Carnage at Midtown Comics in Manhattan, the emphatic answer is: yes! In a scene reminiscent of when the Fab […]

Absolute Mullet: Donny Cates Shares Hairstyle Update

Absolute Mullet: Donny Cates Shares Hairstyle Update

It’s been a while since global entertainment superstar Donny Cates last updated eager fans on his hairstyle plans. Back in June, Cates took to Twitter to ask fans to help him make one of the most important decisions of his career: whether to cut his hair or grow it long. I’m at a crossroads with […]

Ultimate Warren, Sanders Win Debate, But Can They Save the Universe? [Spoiler Review]

Ultimate Warren, Sanders Win Debate, But Can They Save the Universe?

The first night of the second democratic debates delivered an action-packed, thrilling viewing experience as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders teamed up to fend off challenges from party moderates including Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, former Congressman John Delaney, and Senator Amy Klobuchar. However, one of the night’s most memorable twists […]