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Wednesday, February 06, 2019 

One comics news site shuts down, another gets a bad EIC appointed

It's not just comics stores closing, but also websites about them, and in this case, The Outhousers, while another one gets a very bad chief editor appointed:
It wasn’t just Buzzfeed and Huffington Post that withered away this week, The Outhouse, the long running satirical comics news site, is ending its run in a week, as reported by Lord Simian, aka Robert Morris. It’s sad, but the site had lost its edge since its two leading lights – Christian Hoffer and Jude Terror – left. [...]
Well the latter's proven to be rather dreadful now that he works for Bleeding Cool, so while it may be a shame the site he originally worked for is closing, they were still better off without him. As maybe Comicosity would be if it weren't for the man who's now been appointed their main editor:
But luckily Matt Santori is taking over the site, another strong voice out there who should continue the site’s record of hosting insightful writing about comics. [...]
Seriously? A guy who approved of the social justice tactics Marvel was notorious for a few years ago, including the anti-sexuality steps? Sigh. I'm afraid that's just no improvement whatsoever. And on that note, I made a most eyebrow-raising discovery in the tweets written by Santori a few months ago relating to 2 of DC's most rock bottom event miniseries:

He admits Identity Crisis had flaws (or does he?), yet he still liked it?!? Even after all the one-sided depictions of women in the story? Hmm, I'm not sure what he believes in, where he stands, or anything. If the misogyny does pose a problem, then the overall story should be offensive and not worth the paper it was printed on. I wouldn't call a story with such vile elments "structurally excellent". If he's going to overlook the seriousness of the issue with the women, he's not making a good point at all.

Whatever "emotion" it had was contrived and stilted, but it's still nothing compared to the minimizing of serious issues like sexual assault, something that's eluded these charlatans entirely. And that only explains why Comicosity is such a waste of time, much like Comics Beat's been for quite a while now.

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